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01 April 2010 [15:25]

Iran: Uranium exchange deal "still on agenda"

Iran was still considering a proposed uranium exchange deal with world nuclear powers, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Thursday.
01 April 2010 [14:23]

Opposition, police clash in Georgia

The Georgian police and opposition supporters clashed in Zugdidi, Western Georgia on March 31.
01 April 2010 [14:14]

Algeria backs Iran's right to peaceful nuclear technology

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said Iran like any other country has the right to use peaceful nuclear technology.
01 April 2010 [13:40]

Georgia to issue biometric passports

Georgia will begin issuing biometric passports on Apr.15, Georgian Civil Registry Chairman and Deputy Justice Minister Giorgi Vashadze said.
01 April 2010 [13:32]

Saudi finance minister in Turkey for meetings

The Turkish finance minister met his Saudi Arabian counterpart in Ankara on Thursday.
01 April 2010 [13:13]

Swedish PM welcomes Turkey envoy return after Armenia issue

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt welcomed return of Turkish Ambassadress to Sweden Zergun Koruturk.
01 April 2010 [12:58]

Armenian Minister of Finance leaves for Moscow

Armenian Minister of Finance Tigran Davtyan will attend the 4th sitting of the Permanent Conference of the CIS Ministers of Finance in Moscow, Russia.
01 April 2010 [12:06]

Turkey's president given honorary doctorate by Pakistani university

Turkey's president was given honorary doctorate by a Pakistani university on Wednesday.
01 April 2010 [11:44]

Armenian-British Chamber of Commerce to open in Yerevan

Armenian British Connect (ABC) initiated establishment of Armenian-British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) in Yerevan.
01 April 2010 [11:17]

Iranian FM to visit Gabon

Today Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki will visit Gabon in west central Africa.
01 April 2010 [11:08]

First article of draft law on Turkish-German university approved

Turkey's education minister said on Wednesday that the Turkish-German university to be opened in Istanbul would be a "state university founded in Turkey".
01 April 2010 [10:52]

Council of Europe Anti-Racism Commission visits Armenia

A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Armenia from March 23 to 26, 2010.
01 April 2010 [10:07]

Iran denies interference in Iraq's internal affairs

Iran denies any interference in Iraqi internal affairs following the victory by former Iraqi prime minister Ayad Allawi's faction in the March 7 parliamentary elections.
01 April 2010 [09:50]

Turkish prime minister likely to attend US nuclear summit

In a move to reduce the ongoing tension between the two-long time allies, Turkey is likely to re-send its ambassador to Washington ahead of an international nuclear summit on April 12.
01 April 2010 [08:58]

Obama, Clinton sending conflicting signals on Iran

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claims that six key world powers are united in talks on a possible new round of sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.
01 April 2010 [08:52]

Turkey's President meets Pakistani Zardari

Zardari has expressed his country's willingness to improve trade relations with Turkey.
31 March 2010 [17:44]

Iranian FM: Tehran, Algiers enjoy strategic relations

Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Wednesday described the existing relations between Iran and Algeria as friendly and strategic.
31 March 2010 [17:37]

Turkish reforms sent to commission, opposition threatens court

Turkey's parliament sent a draft constitutional reform package to a parliamentary commission on Wednesday, despite a threat from the main opposition party to block the move through the Constitutional Court.
31 March 2010 [16:33]

Turkey hands over "Deniz Feneri" case to Germany

Turkish Ministry of Justice has handed over all documents requested by the Frankfurt State Court on the "Deniz Feneri" case to the German Embassy in Ankara on March 29.
31 March 2010 [16:24]

Georgia offers assistance to Russia in investigation of terrorist attacks

Government of Georgia has voiced its readiness to cooperate with Russia in investigation of terrorist attacks in Moscow subway on Monday.
31 March 2010 [15:57]

Iran re-appointed as OPCW vice-chair

Iran has been re-elected as the vice-chair of the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
31 March 2010 [15:22]

Armenian President to visit U.S.

31 March 2010 [15:14]

Iran's official to visit China

31 March 2010 [14:58]

Turkish mobile communication sector enters new era

Turkish mobile communication sector will end calls with units as of April 1 and TL/kurus will be used instead of units.
31 March 2010 [14:36]

Russia: G8 not proper venue for Iran talks

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a press conference that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was the best forum to decide on Iran's nuclear work.
31 March 2010 [14:30]

Turkish Prime Minister to visit U.S.

31 March 2010 [13:44]

Turkish Health Minister visits Pakistani National Health Institute

Turkish Health Minister Recep Akdag visited the Pakistani National Health Institute (NHI) in Islamabad on Wednesday.
31 March 2010 [13:21]

Iran: Envoy release symbolizes our security power

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast says the release of a senior diplomat from the Islamic Republic in Peshawar symbolizes the power of Iran's intelligence services in the region.
31 March 2010 [13:15]

Heavy snowfall hits eastern Turkish cities

Heavy snowfall in eastern provinces of Erzurum and Ardahan has paralyzed life on Wednesday.
31 March 2010 [12:40]

Georgia marks 19th anniversary of restoration of its statehood

Today, Georgia marks the 19th anniversary of restoration of its statehood.
31 March 2010 [12:32]

Iranian nuclear scientist works for CIA in U.S.

An Iranian nuclear scientist who disappeared last year is living in the United States and working for the CIA, a news report said.
31 March 2010 [12:14]

Italian airline firm launches Turkey flights

An Italian private airline company has launched flights between the Turkish city of Istanbul and the Italian city of Milan.
31 March 2010 [11:47]

Georgian President meets with Romanian FM

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili met with Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Bakonski.
31 March 2010 [11:33]

Germany may ease visa procedures for some Turks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said her country may ease visa procedures for Turkish citizens and issue long-term visas especially for businesspeople, students and artists.
31 March 2010 [11:19]

Iran re-elected as vice-chair of OPCW executive council

The Islamic Republic of Iran has been re-elected as vice-chair of the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the Iranian Embassy in The Hague said on Tuesday.
31 March 2010 [11:11]

Over 10,000 Georgian citizens asked for asylum last year

In 2009, 10,954 citizens requested for asylum outside Georgia, Pirweli news agency reports citing to the UN data.
31 March 2010 [10:52]

Turkish President in Pakistan for meetings

Turkish President Abdullah Gul arrived in Islamabad, Pakistan for a four day formal visit.
31 March 2010 [10:30]

French President wants 'very strong' sanctions on Iran

In line with a Western push for further punitive measures against Iran, French President Nicolas Sarkozy calls for imposing "very, very strong" sanctions on Iran's financial and energy sectors.
31 March 2010 [09:51]

Obama admits lack of unanimity over Iran sanctions

US President Barack Obama admits that Washington has failed to reach a global agreement on new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear energy program.
31 March 2010 [09:37]

Turkey criticizes France, Germany of arming crisis-hit Greece

Turkey's European Union (EU) negotiator faulted on Tuesday France and Germany on arms sales to Greece.
31 March 2010 [09:18]

Iranian FM departs for Algiers

Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, heading a delegation, departed Tehran for Algiers on Wednesday morning.
31 March 2010 [08:52]

Obama expects Iran sanctions within "weeks"

US President Barack Obama said he expects the UN Security Council to adopt sanctions against Iran within "weeks" over the Islamic republic's refusal to resolve the dispute over its nuclear activities.
31 March 2010 [08:44]

Turkish court jails Kurdish editor for 3 years

A Turkish court jailed the former editor of a Kurdish-language newspaper for three years on Tuesday for spreading terrorist propaganda.
30 March 2010 [21:57]

Armenia won't participate in Baku World Fencing Championship

The Armenian team will not participate in the World Fencing Championship in Baku from April 2 to 10, the Azerbaijan Fencing Federation reported.
30 March 2010 [18:36]

Sarcophaguses found in Georgia