World news

04 March 2010 [12:22]

Mourning day in Georgia over mine blast

March 4 is declared a mourning day in Georgia.
04 March 2010 [12:10]

EU supports talks, sanctions in dealing with Iran

The European Union voices its support for action by the United Nations Security Council against Iran but says it favors diplomatic engagement with the country.
04 March 2010 [12:05]

Uruguay ready for multilateral collaboration with Armenia

Armenian Ambassador to Argentina and Uruguay Vladimir Karmirshalyan participated in inauguration of Uruguay President Jose Mujica and Vice President Danilo Astori.
04 March 2010 [11:34]

Turkey is more democratic now than in past

Speaker of the Turkish Parliament Mehmet Ali Sahin said Wednesday Turkey is a country more democratic than in the past.
04 March 2010 [11:28]

EU President: Brussels seek to establish Georgia-Russia relations

EU will seek to establish the Georgian-Russian relations, Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said at a joint press conference with Georgia Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze.
04 March 2010 [11:20]

Iranian ambassador to IAEA: NAM precisely criticized agency secretary general’s report

Iran’s Permanent Ambassador to IAEA said here Wednesday night at end of Board of Governor’s talks on Iran, “NAM very precisely criticized Secretary General Yukia Amano’s Report.
04 March 2010 [11:14]

Turkey warns of consequences of new Iran sanctions

Turkey's foreign minister has called for a peaceful solution to Iran's nuclear issue, saying imposing new sanctions on the country will have catastrophic consequences for the Middle East.
04 March 2010 [10:55]

Georgian, Spanish FMs mull strategy on Abkhazia, S. Ossetia

In the course of his visit to Georgia Angel Moratinos, the Foreign Minister of Spain, held a meeting with Temur Iakobashvili, the State Minister for Reintegration of Georgia.
04 March 2010 [10:30]

118 UN members reaffirm support for Iran's N-program

As the West pushes for new sanctions against Iran, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) moves to issue a new statement, voicing its support for Iran's peaceful nuclear program.
04 March 2010 [10:17]

Russian official: Russia's military presence format in Armenia not to change

Advisor of Russian embassy in Armenia says format of Russia's military presence in Armenia will not change.
04 March 2010 [10:11]

EU intends to expand monitoring mission in Georgia

EU President and Foreign Minister Angel Moratinos has come up with a proposal to expand the monitoring mission in Georgia.
04 March 2010 [09:08]

Abdullah Gul talks with Barack Obama

03 March 2010 [21:10]

Turkey's FM addresses Arab League meeting

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Wednesday addressed a meeting of the foreign ministers of the member countries in the Arab League in Cairo.
03 March 2010 [20:45]

Turkish state minister calls on Turkish firms to invest in Macedonia

Turkish State Minister for foreign trade Zafer Caglayan met with Macedonian Transportation Minister Mile Janakieski in Ankara on Wednesday.
03 March 2010 [20:28]

Iranian principlist lawmaker underlines 'justice, freedom' in Iran

Principlist lawmaker Ali Motahari underlines the importance of justice, freedom and cultural independence in helping Iran's Islamic Revolution to thread its path.
03 March 2010 [20:01]

Holy Koran in different languages, dialects to be rewritten in Turkey

The Turkish prime minister defined on Wednesday associating Islam and Muslim with terrorism as mala fides.
03 March 2010 [19:44]

Russia says diplomacy with Iran 'necessary'

Despite US and Western to step up efforts to pressure Iran over its nuclear program, Russia still insists on diplomatic means to resolve the row.
03 March 2010 [19:40]

Turkish Minister upbeat about 2010 exports target

Turkey's foreign trade minister on Wednesday sounded upbeat about the prospects for an increase in country's exports this year, saying that the country targeted to exceed 110 billion USD in 2010.
03 March 2010 [19:28]

Iranian filmmaker reportedly arrested for making critical movie

Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi was arrested for having made a film critical of the Islamic regime.
03 March 2010 [19:07]

Turkey's FM urges neighbours to drop "threat mentality"

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday that regional countries should refrain from seeing each other as threat.
03 March 2010 [18:49]

Georgian-born crime boss bailed out by Spanish court

Spanish court has bailed out world known crime boss, Zakhar Kalashov after paying 300,000 EURO bail.
03 March 2010 [18:24]

Judge urges Turkish government to seek compromise for reforms

The head of Turkey's top court has urged the government to seek a compromise with the opposition on planned constitutional changes to prevent fresh tensions, in remarks published Wednesday.
03 March 2010 [18:18]

Iran urges IAEA to focus on primary duties

Iran's ambassador to the UN nuclear watchdog Ali Asghar Soltanieh urges the agency to work on its weaknesses and focus on its main responsibilities.
03 March 2010 [18:11]

EU President: EU supports sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia

Foreign Minister of Georgia Grigol Vashadze met Miguel Angel Moratinos, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Spain and Eu President on March 3.
03 March 2010 [17:55]

Armenian President: Armenia interested in enhancing ties with Poland

On March 3, newly appointed Polish Ambassador to Armenia Zdzislaw Raczynski presented his credentials to Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan.
03 March 2010 [17:39]

Quakes hit Tehran

Today three quakes measuring 1.9, 1.7 and 1.8 on the Richter scale jolted Tehran.
03 March 2010 [17:24]

Georgian Defense Ministry content with fruitful cooperation with U.S.

The Ministry of Defense of Georgia is content with the cooperation with the USA and considers it to be fruitful and useful.
03 March 2010 [17:09]

Istanbul tops unemployment list among Turkish cities

Istanbul ranked highest in unemployment in 2009 among Turkish cities with an unemployment rate of 16.8%.
03 March 2010 [17:05]

IAEA team verifies safety of Iran's nuclear plant

As Iran prepares to launch its first nuclear power plant, a UN atomic agency team of experts verified Tuesday that the plant meets safety regulations.
03 March 2010 [16:00]

4th of March announced a day of mourning in Georgia

The Georgian President has announced the March 4 the day of mourning due to the death of for miners in Tkibuli mine today.
03 March 2010 [15:50]

US CEOs say Armenia bill puts Turkey jobs at risks amid crisis

One industry executive said U.S. companies fear Turkey could back out of deals with them and buy weapons form European firms instead.
03 March 2010 [15:21]

Ukraine's new president says he will not recognize Georgia's break-away regions

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych gave a strong hint on Tuesday that Ukraine would not recognize the independence of Georgia`s breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
03 March 2010 [15:13]

US urges Turkey, Armenia "not to look backward"

U.S. officials said Obama administration would "continue to encourage Turkey and Armenia to move forward, not look backward."
03 March 2010 [15:09]

Death sentence confirmed for another Iranian protestor

Another death sentence was confirmed for an Iranian protestor who attended a anti-government demonstration last year.
03 March 2010 [14:55]

Georgia's opposition leader leaves for Moscow

The leader of Georgia's opposition Democratic Movement – United Georgia Nino Burjanadze has left for Moscow this morning.
03 March 2010 [14:23]

Turkey, Iran agree on joint free industrial zone

Turkey and Iran signed on Tuesday a memorandum of understanding on industry and trade.
03 March 2010 [13:48]

Iran, Pakistan to finalize major gas deal

Tehran and Islamabad are to finalize a major gas deal on March 9-10 to prepare the way for the export of Iranian natural gas to Pakistan through the “Peace Pipeline.”
03 March 2010 [13:28]

EU delegation to hold official meetings in Georgia

EU delegation will hold official meetings in Georgia today.
03 March 2010 [13:22]

Iranian Supreme Leader: Cultural isolation is real isolation

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khomenei met with Cultural Attaché at the Iranian embassies in foreign countries.
03 March 2010 [13:09]

EU delegation to visit Georgia-Russia Larsi check point

The high-level delegation of the European Union will visit the Upper Larsi-Kazbegi border exit-point, which was opened by Georgia and Russia two days ago.
03 March 2010 [13:04]

Turkey's FM: Israel tension over West Bank Mosques threatens peace

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Egypt was a strategic partner of Turkey, sharing many regional problems.
03 March 2010 [12:45]

Iran starts manufacturing intellectual radars

Iranian specialists have manufactured intellectual radar by using a brand new polymer, Sukheil Yuzkhani, Rah Puyan company director of scientific research said.
03 March 2010 [12:36]

Mine blast in Georgia leaves people dead

Four miners died at a blast at Tkibuli mine in western Georgia.
03 March 2010 [12:32]

Turkish Minister heads to UAE before Oman visit

Turkish Interior Minister Besir Atalay on Tuesday left for the United Arab Emirates on an official visit.
03 March 2010 [12:21]

Iran plans bids for 8 new oil, gas blocks

A senior Iranian oil official says tenders would be put out for eight new oil and gas exploration blocks in the country in the near future.
03 March 2010 [12:04]

Armenia, Norway hold political consultations

Armenian and Norwegian foreign ministries' officials held political consultations in Yerevan on March 2.
03 March 2010 [11:44]

Turkish Minister addresses D-8 meeting in Iran

Turkish Industry and Trade Minister Nihat Ergun said Tuesday that the current intra-trade volume among the D-8 did not reflect the true trade potential.
03 March 2010 [11:39]

'UN Security Council may discuss Iran this month'

The UN Security Council might discuss Iran's nuclear program and Western proposals for a fourth round of sanctions against Iran this month, Gabon's envoy said.
03 March 2010 [11:23]

Turkish PM scheduled for critical visit to US

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will attend a nuclear security summit in the United States, hosted by President Barack Obama.
03 March 2010 [11:18]

EU to allocate over 157 million euros to Armenia

The European Union (EU) will allocate a 157.3 million euros to Armenia as part of the European Neighborhood Policy.
03 March 2010 [11:13]

Georgia's Christian Democrat Movement accuses parliamentary majority leader of lie

Christian Democrat Movement accuses the leader of the parliamentary majority of misleading society.
03 March 2010 [11:09]

Iran, Russia to sign major oil deal

Iran is to sign a contract with Russia's Gazprom this month for the development of Azar oilfield in western Iran, says an official at the National Iranian Oil Company.
03 March 2010 [10:26]

Armenian MPs to leave for U.S.

A delegation of Armenian MPs will leave for U.S. on March 3 at the invitation of Mark Kirk and Frank Pallone, Co-Chairmen of Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues.