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25 March 2010 [11:38]

Russia says Bushehr plant on stream by August

Russia will put into service the nuclear reactor it is building at Iran's Bushehr atomic power plant in August, a Russian official says.
25 March 2010 [11:25]

Six major powers discuss Iran

Senior diplomats from six major powers have held a conference call to discuss Iran's nuclear issue, Britain's ambassador to the UN says.
25 March 2010 [10:22]

UN chief: Iran should return to negotiations

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has urged Tehran to resume talks with the six major world powers over its nuclear program.
25 March 2010 [10:15]

Armenian premier meets UN Coordinator

Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan held a meeting on March 24 with UN Coordinator Dafina Gercheva on March 24.
25 March 2010 [10:09]

Georgian emigrants establish political union

Georgian emigrants have founded a political union called Charter-2010.
24 March 2010 [15:07]

Guantanamo bay ex-prisoners to live at large in Georgia

Guantanamo Bay ex-prisoners have arrived in Georgia.
24 March 2010 [14:48]

Murderous assault on Turkish PM

24 March 2010 [14:41]

Tbilisi to host oil, gas and infrastructure conference

Tenth conference on oil, gas and infrastructure issues will be held in Tbilisi on March 24.
24 March 2010 [14:27]

Georgian opposition accuses PACE rapporteur of corruption

Georgian Laborites accused Matyas Eorsi, PACE rapporteur, of corruption and making two false conclusions on elections in Georgia.
24 March 2010 [14:13]

Germans top Turkey tourist list in first two months

Turkey hosted 1.7 million tourists in the first two months of 2010.
24 March 2010 [14:06]

PACE rapporteur content with Georgia's strategy on Abkhazia, South Ossetia

Matyas Eorsi, representative of PACE Monitoring committee, Georgia's state strategy in regard to must consolidate political forces of the country.
24 March 2010 [13:55]

Turkish government says no plan on reducing taxes

The Turkish finance minister said on Tuesday that the government was not working on reducing taxes.
24 March 2010 [13:30]

Turkey says can cooperate Turkish Cyprus on energy transfer

The Turkish and Turkish Cypriot natural resources ministers met in Ankara on Tuesday.
24 March 2010 [13:09]

Georgia, United Kingdom hold political consultations

The Foreign Ministry of Georgia hosted the next round of bilateral political consultations between Georgia and the United Kingdom on March 23.
24 March 2010 [12:15]

Ahmadinejad calls for resumption of Umrah Hajj

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for preparing the ground for the resumption of the Umrah Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.
24 March 2010 [11:50]

Turkish Minister meets Syrian President

Turkish State Minister Mehmet Aydin who is visiting Syria met Tuesday with Syrian President Bashar al-Asad.
24 March 2010 [11:15]

Slovenian President to visit Armenia

24 March 2010 [09:40]

Turkey unveils 5-year strategic energy plan

Energy import-dependent Turkey has unveiled its 5-year strategic energy plan.
23 March 2010 [14:09]

Turkey, Iran sign deal for joint use of border gates

Turkey and Iran on Monday signed an agreement for joint use of Esendere Border Crossing and Sero Border Crossing in Iranian side.
23 March 2010 [13:50]

Irish president in Turkey for meetings

Ireland's President Mary McAleese arrived in Turkey on Monday on a formal visit.
23 March 2010 [13:42]

Nino Burjanadze: Pre-term presidential elections are way out of existing situation

The Democratic Movement - United Georgia leader, Nino Burjanadze, called the opposition to unite in the struggle to change the authority.
23 March 2010 [12:33]

'Iran media can help free held reporter'

An Iranian foreign ministry official has urged the media to spare no efforts to prepare the ground for the release of the detained Iranian journalist, Hamid Massouminejad in Rome.
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.