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23 March 2010 [11:51]

Turkish State Minister to visit Iraqi city with Turkish businessmen

Turkish State Minister for foreign trade Zafer Caglayan met with Sinan Celebi, industry and trade minister of local administration in the north of Iraq, in Ankara on Monday.
23 March 2010 [11:43]

Giorgi Vashadze appointed Georgia's Deputy Justice Minister

Giorgi Vashadze was appointed Deputy Minister of Justice by Georgian Prime Minister's order.
23 March 2010 [10:58]

Armenian President visited Syria

On March 22, RA President Serzh Sargsyan, with his wife Rita Sargsyan, arrived for a three-day official visit to Syria at Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s invitation.
23 March 2010 [10:37]

Iran to distribute new banknotes in 4 months

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) will issue new 100,000-rial banknotes within four months, says CBI Head Mahmoud Bahmani.
22 March 2010 [23:17]

Turkish FM hopes air corridor between Turkey-Egypt

The Turkish foreign minister said on Sunday that Turkey and Egypt should boost cooperation in air transportation.
22 March 2010 [22:55]

Lawsuit filed against two ex-MPs in Turkey over PKK remarks

A lawsuit was filed against two members of the outlawed Democratic Society Party for allegedly making propaganda of the PKK in their speeches.
22 March 2010 [22:33]

Turkish government unveils articles of constitution reform

The Turkish government envisages amendments to 22 articles of the Constitution.
22 March 2010 [22:08]

Around 300 investors, financiers to meet in Turkey

Around 300 investors and financiers all around the world will converge in Istanbul in April.
22 March 2010 [14:39]

Turkish taekwondo team ranks first at Dutch tournament

Turkish taekwondo players were awarded with numerous medals at the "37th Dutch Open Taekwondo Championships" held in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
22 March 2010 [14:32]

Nowruz celebrated across Turkey - PHOTOS

Turkish leaders gave messages of unity and solidarity to mark the observance of Nowruz.
22 March 2010 [13:31]

Israeli PM seeks US bombs for Iran attack

As Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu plans a visit to Washington, a report says he will ask the US to release sophisticated bombs needed for a possible strike on Iran's nuclear sites.
22 March 2010 [13:00]

Turkey to start Arabic TV, Jordan deal signed

Turkish state-run TRT channel and Jordanian JTV signed a cooperation protocol on Sunday.
22 March 2010 [12:35]

Ambassador: U.S. provides assistance to Georgia in military sphere in two directions

The U.S. assistance to Georgia in the military sphere is carried out in two main directions, the U.S. Ambassador to Georgia John Bass said in an interview to Kahetis hma "(Voice of Kakheti) newspaper.
22 March 2010 [11:45]

German Chancellor seeks sanctions against Iran

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says new sanctions are needed against Iran to pressure the country into giving up its nuclear program.
22 March 2010 [10:45]

Georgian opposition to meet in Tbilisi today

A number of opposition parties will meet at 13:00 in "Tbilisi Mariott" hotel today on the initiative of Georgian Labour Party.
22 March 2010 [10:26]

Islamic world meets for Darfur in Egypt, Turkey pledges aid

International donors were urged Sunday to dig deep into their pockets at a conference in Cairo which aims to raise two billion dollars for the reconstruction of war-ravaged Darfur.
22 March 2010 [10:18]

Iran's exports to Afghanistan up by 50%

Iran's exports to Afghanistan have increased by 50 percent in the first three quarters of the past Iranian year (ended March 20).
22 March 2010 [10:09]

Azerbaijani MP Ganira Pashayeva awarded with title of Honorary Citizen of Georgia by Mikhail Saakashvili - PHOTOS

President Mikheil Saakashvili awarded the deputy of the Azerbaijani parliament Ganira Pashayeva with the title of Honorary Citizen of Georgia.
21 March 2010 [20:54]

Iran's Supreme Leader: US actions contrary to desire for better ties

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday that Washington's actions contradict its call for friendly ties, a day after a renewed offer of dialogue by U.S. President Barack Obama.
20 March 2010 [19:39]

Barack Obama repeats offer of dialogue with Iran

US President Barack Obama Saturday appealed directly to the Iranian people and repeated his offer of a dialogue with Tehran in a video message timed to coincide with Nowruz, the Persian New Year.
20 March 2010 [14:53]

Turkish deputy PM in Jordan to sign deal on TV-coop

Turkish State Minister and Deputy PM Arinc has arrived in Jordanian capital city of Amman in a Turkish Airlines passenger jet.
20 March 2010 [14:20]

PACE Monitors to visit Georgia

20 March 2010 [14:11]

Turkey's Davutoglu visit Bulgaria's historical Cuma Mosque

Turkey's Foreign Minister Davutoglu visited Plovdiv as part of his state visit to Bulgaria.
20 March 2010 [13:39]

Turkish finance minister in France for talks

Turkish Finance Minister Simsek has arrived in French capital of Paris.
20 March 2010 [13:23]

2 policemen killed in Iran war on narcotics

Two Iranian policemen have been killed in a clash with armed drug traffickers in the eastern part of the country, a report says.
20 March 2010 [10:54]

Sweden to allocate 8.5 million euros per year to Turkey to conduct reforms

The Swedish Government has stated that it will provide not only political, but also financial support to the implementation of reforms in Turkey on joining EU.
20 March 2010 [10:30]

Turkey protests Israeli settlements, Aqsa mosque raids - PHOTOS

Thousands of Turkish people protested Israeli raids into Al-Aqsa mosque as PM Erdogan called new settlement plans on the occupied lands unacceptable.
20 March 2010 [10:22]

Obama to Iran: U.S. offer of dialogue still stands

U.S. President Barack Obama renewed his administration's offer of dialogue and diplomacy with Tehran on Saturday, a year after his offer of a new beginning with Iran failed to achieve concrete results.
20 March 2010 [09:55]

11 killed in Nowruz traffic accidents in Iran

Some 11 people have been killed and 60 more injured during 41 traffic accidents on Iranian roads and highways on the eve of new Iranian year, Nowruz.
20 March 2010 [09:35]

Turkish President wins Chatham House prize

The Turkish president will receive this year's Chatham House Prize, Anadolu Agency reported.
19 March 2010 [20:14]

Experts: Preparedness to exchange 1,200 kg uranium is next tactical game of Iran

Iran's statement that it is ready to exchange on its territory 1,200 kilograms of 3.5-percent enriched uranium to 20-percent fuel is an another ploy and an attempt to gain time, experts say.
19 March 2010 [19:02]

Iran offers cut-price electricity to Pakistan

“Iran is ready to increase the offer of 1100 MW electricity to 2200 MW,” Iran's Ambassador to Pakistan Masha'allah Shakeri told reporters on Thursday.
19 March 2010 [18:10]

Georgia's Prime Minister satisfied with EU cooperation

Georgia's Prime Minister Nika Gilauri is satisfied with the level of the EU cooperation.
19 March 2010 [17:55]

Swedish government adopts new strategy for Turkey ties

The Swedish government announced that it would provide not only political but also financial assistance to reforms that have been fulfilled in Turkey on its path towards EU membership.
19 March 2010 [17:45]

US 'frustrated' in campaign against Iran

A member of Iran's Assembly of Experts, Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, said Friday the latest remarks and efforts by Washington are the sign of its "frustration" in dealing with Tehran.
19 March 2010 [17:00]

Former Iranian vice-president jailed

Former Iranian vice-president Hossein Marashi has been jailed for propaganda against the Islamic establishment.
19 March 2010 [16:40]

EBRD head names main problems of Georgian economy

According Thomas Mirow, the EBRD President, the post-crisis recovery of Georgia will be slow and complicated.
19 March 2010 [15:50]

Turkey's FM says Bulgaria ties have great potential, mainly on energy

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday that there was a great cooperation potential, mainly on energy, between Turkey and Bulgaria.
19 March 2010 [15:15]

Georgian fans to leave for Turkey

Over 5,700 fans of Georgian national rugby team will attend the Georgia vs. Russia game in Trabzon, Turkey, on March 20.
19 March 2010 [14:42]

'Fake Chronicle' by Georgia's Imedi TV to be discussed on Geneva International Consultations

Fake Chronicle aired by Imedi on 13 March will be discussed on the next round of Geneva International Consultations.
19 March 2010 [13:37]

Armenia to produce unmanned aircraft

Armenia intends to design a unmanned aircraft, an expert in aviation informed off-record.
19 March 2010 [13:10]

Iranian speaker: Israeli provocations fuel Middle East crisis

Iran's Parliamentary Speaker Ali Larijani has slammed Israel's “continued settlements construction” in the occupied Palestinian lands as a setback to the resolution of the Middle East crisis.
19 March 2010 [12:53]

One more Georgian family accuses Imedi TV of death of family member

Another family considers itself a victim of the simulated "Chronicles" aired by the Imedi television channel on March 13.
19 March 2010 [12:45]

Turkey detains many over coup plot case in wide-scale operation

Turkish police on Thursday detained around 20 people in connection to an alleged plot to topple the government, and the detainees included retired and active military officers, state media said.
19 March 2010 [12:10]

Iranian opposition leader: No let-up in protests against Ahmadinejad

An Iranian opposition leader called for protests against the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the next Persian year, opposition websites said Friday.
19 March 2010 [11:45]

Turkish FM: 'Serbia will apologize for Srebrenica slaughter'

Turkey’s top diplomat said Thursday that Serbia would soon officially “apologize” for the Srebrenica Massacre that claimed the lives of hundreds of Bosnian Muslims in 1995.
19 March 2010 [11:25]

China renews call for diplomacy on Iran

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang says China is holding talks with relevant parties to find a peaceful solution to Iran's nuclear issue.
19 March 2010 [10:38]

One of Tbilisi's mayoral candidates is woman

The Union of Medics has nominated a candidate for Tbilisi mayor's office.
19 March 2010 [10:15]

Turkey says Nabucco support project to be opened to signature in March

Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said the project support agreement on the Nabucco pipeline project would be opened to signature of member countries by the end of March.