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07 April 2010 [14:47]

Bahrain asserts Iran nuclear right, offers diplomacy

Amid calls for tougher UN sanctions against Iran, Bahraini Shura Council Chairman Ali bin Saleh Al Saleh has defended Tehran's right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
07 April 2010 [14:43]

Georgian Speaker holds meetings in Paris

Georgian Parliament Speaker Davit Bakradze is on an official visit to France.
07 April 2010 [14:38]

EU calls on Turkey-Armenia to ratify deals

Catherine Ashton, EU's high representative for Foreign Affairs, called on Turkey and Armenia to ratify and implement the bilateral protocols "without preconditions" and in a reasonable timeframe.
07 April 2010 [14:18]

Iran says nuclear fuel swap still on the table

A top Iranian official says a nuclear fuel swap with the West, initially proposed under a U.N.-drafted plan, is still on the table.
07 April 2010 [14:12]

Turkish weightlifter becomes European champion

Turkish weight-lifter has become European champion after reaching 88 kg in snatch in the European Weight-Lifting Championships in Minsk, Belarus.
07 April 2010 [13:44]

Iran presents proposals to resolve Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Official Tehran presented proposals for resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to the conflict parties, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said.
07 April 2010 [13:20]

Iran's Defense Minister doesn't believe in U.S possible attack on Iran

Taking into account foresight of U.S. policy, Tehran does not believe in the possibility of U.S. troops' attacks against Iran, Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said.
07 April 2010 [12:23]

Turkey's PM opens exhibition on Ottoman imperial orders in Bosnia

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened an exhibition of Ottoman sultans' imperial orders at the Yunus Emre Cultural Center as part of his state visit to Sarajevo.
07 April 2010 [12:00]

Armenia hands over Azerbaijani prisoner of war

The Armenian side handed over Azerbaijan prisoner of war Rafiq Hasanov on April 7.
07 April 2010 [11:49]

Slovenia's FM to hold talks in Turkey

The minister of foreign affairs of Slovenia will pay a working visit to Turkey on Thursday, Turkey's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
07 April 2010 [10:56]

New pipeline to bring Iranian gas to Kuwait

Iran and Kuwait are holding talks on the construction of a 570-kilometer pipeline to transfer Iranian gas to the Persian Gulf littoral state.
07 April 2010 [10:50]

Plane disrepair reported as reason for air crash in Tbilisi

Instructor Konstantine Zhukovsky and second-year student Gela Gabashvili have died as a result of a training plane crash.
07 April 2010 [10:21]

US says all options on table for Iran, North Korea

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates says Washington is keeping “all options” on the table for dealing with Iran and North Korea.
07 April 2010 [10:05]

Armenian opposition stages procession in Yerevan

The Armenian opposition staged a procession in Yerevan on April 6.
07 April 2010 [09:37]

Turkish Premier Erdogan arrives in Paris

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived Tuesday in Paris where he will meet with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and take part in the closing ceremony of the "Season of Turkey" activities in Paris.
07 April 2010 [08:58]

Turkish Foreign Ministry condemns statements of Israeli FM

On Tuesday, Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned the statements of Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
07 April 2010 [08:38]

Cuban minister of Transportation underlines expansion of ties with Iran

Cuban Transportation Minister Jorge Luis Sierra Cruz called for strengthening ties with Iran.
06 April 2010 [18:20]

Azerbaijan, Iran to shoot joint feature film

Azerbaijan and Iran prepare for shooting a joint film "Countdown".
06 April 2010 [17:49]

G15 summit to be held in Tehran

06 April 2010 [17:02]

Georgia to open thirteen new diplomatic missions in 2010

In 2010, Georgia will open its diplomatic missions in 13 countries, Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze said.
06 April 2010 [16:46]

Turkish Prime Minister invites France's Sarkozy to Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that France should change its view about Turkey, adding, "French President Nicolas Sarkozy should come and see today's Turkey."
06 April 2010 [16:06]

Georgian opposition to head for U.S.

Members of the National Council of Georgia, including 6 opposition parties, will soon head for the United States to meet with local authorities.
06 April 2010 [15:43]

Armenian FM, EU delegation discuss bilateral cooperation

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian held a meeting on April 6 with a delegation led by EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule.
06 April 2010 [14:59]

Iran rejects new sanctions as 'illogical'

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has dismissed as "illogical" any fresh sanctions against Tehran over its nuclear work.
06 April 2010 [14:52]

Turkey pre-empts any exclusion of Baku in Armenia normalization

Ankara believes Azerbaijan is an integral part of a solution to the problem in the Caucasus and says its exclusion from the process is out of the question.
06 April 2010 [14:43]

Georgia-NATO Inter-Parliamentary Council opened in Tbilisi

An inaugural meeting of Georgia-NATO Inter-Parliamentary Council was opened in Tbilisi on April 6.
06 April 2010 [14:20]

EU enlargement chief presses Turkey on Armenia

European Union Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule on Tuesday urged Turkey to press on with stalled reconciliation efforts with Armenia and linked the issue with Ankara's EU membership bid.
06 April 2010 [14:00]

Iran rejects US claim of arms aid to Afghan militants

Iran has rejected accusations by the top US military commander that it is providing weapons to the militants in Afghanistan.
06 April 2010 [13:34]

Turkey's PM says backs peace, stability in Bosnia

Erdogan said that no one could talk about lasting peace and stability in the Balkans unless the two were ensured in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
06 April 2010 [12:44]

North Ossetian part of Russian-Georgian state border to be controlled by Kazaks

North Ossetian part of Russian-Georgian state border will be controlled by Kazaks, Itar-Tass reports.
06 April 2010 [12:35]

Erdogan says Turkey, Russia may remove visa requirement in May

Erdogan said Turkey had mutually lifted visa requirements with 25 countries since 2002.
06 April 2010 [10:37]

Iranian FM urges Italy to free detained Iranians

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has called on Italy to secure the release of two Iranian citizens jailed in Rome on charges of arms trafficking.
06 April 2010 [10:26]

Georgia nominates candidate for post of ambassador to Azerbaijan

The Georgian Parliamentary Bureau will consider the nomination of a candidate for post of the country's ambassador to Azerbaijan.
06 April 2010 [09:46]

Georgia expects no Russian aggression at the moment

Georgia currently expects no armed aggression from Russia, Georgia's Deputy Foreign Minister stated Nino Kalandadze said.
06 April 2010 [09:35]

Turkish PM to join closing ceremony of Turkey events in France

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will travel to France on Tuesday to meet French President Nicolas Sarkozy and take part at the closing ceremony of the "Season of Turkey" events in Paris.
06 April 2010 [09:26]

Russia says diplomacy with Iran still viable

Moscow still hopes that a diplomatic solution to the "standoff over Iran's nuclear program" will work, Russia's deputy foreign minister says.
06 April 2010 [09:07]

Armenia to attend international economic forum in Tbilisi

The 4th international Economic Development Forum will be held in Tbilisi April 7-10.
06 April 2010 [08:54]

Aussie consortium to develop Iranian oil fields

Iran is to sign a contract with an Iranian-Australian consortium for the development of three onshore oil fields, says a senior official of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC).
05 April 2010 [18:39]

Turkish organization to send letter to U.S President on eve of April 24th

Day of Remembrance for the victims of the so-called "Armenian genocide", the Turkish Group ASIMED will send a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama not to pronounce the "genocide" word.
05 April 2010 [18:05]

Turkish Prime Minister to join closing ceremony of Turkey events in France

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will travel to France on Tuesday to meet French President Nicolas Sarkozy and take part at the closing ceremony of the "Season of Turkey" events in Paris.
05 April 2010 [17:54]

Turkish-Azeri firm says targets $400 mln of annual turnover

DHT Holding's Turkish-Azerbaijan joint venture company, DHT Metal, targets to sell 450,000 tons of iron-steel and reach 400 million USD of annual turnover.
05 April 2010 [17:38]

Iran to privatize over 500 state-owned firms

The deputy head of Iran's Privatization Organization has announced that the country aims to raise some $12.5 billion by privatizing more than 500 state-owned firms.