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15 February 2010 [15:41]

Qatar Deputy PM praises Turkey's PM as "voice of Muslims"

Qatar's deputy prime minister said on Sunday that Turkey's prime minister was "one of the favorite leaders of the Arab world."
15 February 2010 [15:13]

OSCE Chairman-in-Office to visit Armenia

On Feb. 15-16, OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Kazakh Secretary of State and Foreign Minister Kanat Saudabayev will arrive on a visit to Armenia.
15 February 2010 [14:47]

Iran 'negotiates without limiting enrichment'

Iran says it has no plan to limit its nuclear activities but is ready to negotiate with the West over a nuclear fuel swap if it receives a formal proposal.
15 February 2010 [14:35]

Danish delegation to pay working visit to Georgia

The permanent delegation of the Danish Parliament to the Council of Europe is due to pay a working visit to Georgia today.
15 February 2010 [14:15]

Armenia to participate in Black Sea Regional conference

On Feb. 15-16, Armenia will attend the Black Sea Regional Policy conference organized by the Assembly of European Regions (AER) in Paris.
15 February 2010 [13:46]

Turkey, Qatar want to establish "strategic assembly", Turkish PM says

Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Qatari counterpart Hamad bin Jasim bin Jabir al-Thani held a joint press conference Sunday after a meeting between delegations of then two countries.
15 February 2010 [13:38]

US still wooing China over Iran sanctions resolution

The United States is still attempting to gain China's support for its efforts to convince the United Nations to impose new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program.
15 February 2010 [13:17]

Joseph Biden hails bravery of Georgian athletes

Vice President of the United States has hailed the bravery of Georgian athletes in his live interview broadcast on one of the local TV Channels in Vancouver.
15 February 2010 [12:52]

Turkey urges Egypt to change Gaza siege policy

Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan Sunday called on UN to warn Israel over the siege imposed for years on Gaza that nearly 1500 Palestinians were killed in the 22-day offensive.
15 February 2010 [12:46]

Armenian PM cancels visit to Israel

Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan has canceled a trip to Israel scheduled for Feb.15.
15 February 2010 [12:33]

Attack on Iran could have 'unintended consequences'

The chairman of the US military's Joint Chiefs of Staff has stated that any attack on Iran's nuclear facilities could have 'unintended consequences' throughout the Middle East region.
15 February 2010 [12:22]

Georgian President comments on Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili has called the great celebration of humanity to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
15 February 2010 [11:44]

Turkey says in effort not to turn Iran's nuclear talks into major issue

Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that Turkey had been exerting efforts to facilitate talks on Iran's nuclear programme, in order to prevent it from turning into a greater issue.
15 February 2010 [11:13]

'Iran can defend itself without nuclear weapons'

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the Islamic Republic of Iran does not need nuclear weapons to defend itself.
15 February 2010 [10:45]

Four sportsmen to represent Armenia in Winter Olympic Games

Four sportsmen will represent Armenia in 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.
15 February 2010 [10:37]

Turkey's PM calls on world to rescue Palestinians from Israeli siege

Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the developed world to rescue 1.5 mln-Gazans from Israeli aggressions and siege, ending human tragedy in the land.
15 February 2010 [10:27]

Russia commits to deliver S-300 system to Iran

The Kremlin's powerful Security Council says Moscow sees no reason to delay the sale of its S-300 anti-aircraft systems to Tehran.
15 February 2010 [09:55]

Turkey ready to open Consulate General in Iraqi city

Turkey completed all official formalities for opening its Consulate General in Arbil, Iraq.
15 February 2010 [09:40]

Turkish built-power plant opened in Turkmenistan

Ahal gas turbine power plant constructed by Turkish energy company "Lotus Energy" was opened in Turkmenistan with a ceremony on Sunday.
15 February 2010 [09:30]

Barack Obama's national security advisor: US to pursue more UN sanctions on Iran

The United States is pushing for more sanctions in the United Nations Security Council against Iran for its continued pursuit of a nuclear programme, President Barack Obama's national security advisor said.
13 February 2010 [14:53]

Iran's state-run broadcaster to launch Spanish, Urdu television channels

The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) is set to launch two additonal channels for audiences in Spanish-speaking countries and Urdu-speaking Muslims.
13 February 2010 [14:46]

Turkish president in Bangladesh boosts economic ties in Asia tour - PHOTOS

Turkish President Abdullah Gul, who arrived in Bangladesh on Friday, met with his Bangladeshi counterpart Zillur Rahman.
13 February 2010 [14:38]

Armenia-Turkey protocols reach Armenian Parliament

Armenia-Turkey Protocols have already been brought to Armenian parliament.
13 February 2010 [13:42]

Armenia requires foreign citizens to buy insurance policies for their vehicles

The National Assembly of Armenia started hearings of the draft law "On compulsory insurance of liability of vehicles on Feb. 12.
13 February 2010 [13:33]

Russia agrees with Georgia's breakaway region on direct flights

The Government of the Russian Federation approved a draft agreement on air services with Georgia's breakaway Abkhazia.
13 February 2010 [13:27]

Cleric thankful for Iran march turnout

An Iranian cleric on Friday hailed the high turnout in the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution as an "epic" manifestation of "national unity."
13 February 2010 [12:22]

Estonia wants to see Georgia in NATO

NATO should remain open for admission of new members, including Georgia and Ukraine, believes Urmas Paet, Foreign Minister of Estonia.
13 February 2010 [12:13]

Admiral Mullen to discuss Iran in Israel

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen will visit Israel to discuss the situation in Iran with top Israeli military officials.
13 February 2010 [11:17]

Armenian PM meets with South Korean Ambassador

Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan held a meeting with Korean Ambassador to Armenia Lee Ku Hyung on Feb. 12.
13 February 2010 [11:08]

Israel set to deliver a big shipment of armaments to Georgia

According to Russian special services, Israel supply Georgia not only with unmanned aircraft, but also intends to deliver a large shipment of firearms and ammunition.
13 February 2010 [10:55]

Iran president: Era of nuclear weapons over

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for a world free of nuclear arms saying that the era of such weapons is over.
13 February 2010 [10:15]

Armenia's National Security Council chief meets CSTO Secretary General

Armenia's National Security Council Secretary Artur Baghdasaryan met with CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha on Feb. 12.
13 February 2010 [10:07]

Windstorm damages buildings in Georgia's Poti port

Powerful windstorm has damaged several buildings in the seaport city of Poti.
13 February 2010 [09:53]

US dismissive of Iran nuclear announcement

The White House on Thursday said Iran's declaration of producing first stock of enriched uranium for a research reactor was based "on politics", and "not on physics."
13 February 2010 [09:35]

"Suspicious" package found outside US Consulate General in Turkey

The U.S. embassy in Ankara thanked Turkish police for their rapid and professional response to a suspicious package found outside the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul on Friday.
13 February 2010 [02:10]

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral to discuss Iran in Israel

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen will visit Israel to discuss the situation in Iran with top Israeli military officials.
13 February 2010 [01:43]

Georgian luge athlete dies after crash - UPDATED - PHOTOS

A Georgian luger has been killed at the Winter Games following a horrific crash on an exceedingly dangerous luge course, a USOC official confirmed Friday afternoon.
13 February 2010 [01:28]

Turkish President: Turkey-Bangladesh trade could hit 1 billion dollars a year

Turkish President Abdullah Gul, in Bangladesh on a two-day visit, said Friday that trade between the two countries could rise from its current level to over 1 billion dollars per year.
12 February 2010 [23:27]

Iranian FM official: West puts pressure on Iran due to loss of its positions

Western countries and the United States leading them, using all means, under various pretexts, put pressure on official Tehran, the Iranian Foreign Ministry official Ramin Mehmanparast said.
12 February 2010 [23:15]

US values Turkey's role, says senior official

The United States values Turkey’s role in trying to help resolve regional issues, including the row over Iran’s nuclear program, a senior U.S. official has said.
12 February 2010 [20:11]

Georgian PM sees no threat in opening Northern customs with Russia

Georgian Prime Minister sees no threat in the opening of the Upper Larsi customs, the northern exit-point with Russia.
12 February 2010 [20:03]

Turkish private airlines to start Istanbul-Paris flights

A Turkish private airlines will start flying between Istanbul, Turkey and Paris, France at the end of March.
12 February 2010 [19:47]

Protests against pro-Russian politicians in Tbilisi

Another demonstration was held in Tbilisi against those politicians who chose pro-Russian political course and began to cooperate with Russia`s leadership.
12 February 2010 [19:21]

US envoy to visit Turkish Parliament next week

The senior U.S. diplomat in Turkey will visit the Turkish Parliament next week, a parliament committee said on Friday.
12 February 2010 [19:12]

Iran will 'quicken nuclear work if US threats continue'

Iran's Parliament Speaker says his country will 'speed up' its nuclear work if the Obama administration continues to threaten the country with a new round of sanctions.
12 February 2010 [18:56]

Turkish Airlines lifts responsibility to take passengers to Tbilisi

The passengers of the Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Tbilisi flight were abandoned at Trabzon airport after the liner failed to land in Tbilisi due to bad weather.
12 February 2010 [18:33]

Turkish President welcomed in Bangladesh

Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Friday proceeded to Bangladesh after completing his talks in India.
12 February 2010 [18:16]

Georgian President visits Vancouver

12 February 2010 [18:04]

Turkey's leading Armenian newspaper hacked, threatened

The Web site for Turkey's leading Armenian newspaper was hacked in the early hours on Friday.
12 February 2010 [17:48]

'Iran among top 10 aerospace forerunners'

Iran owes its aerospace achievements entirely to the 1979 Islamic Revolution, says Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi, only a week after the country placed its third satellite carrier into orbit.
12 February 2010 [17:34]

Armenian PM: Armenia and Turkey have unique opportunity to reconcile

Armenian Premier Tigran Sargsyan believes that Armenia-Turkey relations’ normalization should be considered from three standpoints.
12 February 2010 [17:25]

Georgian Speaker met with Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople

David Bakradze, Speaker of Georgian Parliament, staying in Turkey with a visit, met with Bartolomeo I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
12 February 2010 [16:45]

Turkey's FM to meet Iranian officials over nuke dispute

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will pay a working visit to Iran on February 16.
12 February 2010 [16:37]

Ex-UN inspector: Iran truth overcomes US mendacity

Former Chief UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter says the truth about Iran's nuclear program is prevailing over the hype the western media is creating against the country.
12 February 2010 [16:24]

Armenia-Turkey protocols to be submitted to Armenian parliament

Armenian-Turkish Protocols will be submitted to the Armenian National Assembly (parliament) on Friday.
12 February 2010 [16:11]

Georgian PM to travel to Kuwait

This evening Georgian PM Nikoloz Gilauri will head for Dubai and Kuwait with a visit.
12 February 2010 [15:53]

Turkish Culture Minister: Turkey, Egypt should remove visa requirements

Turkish Culture & Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay said on Thursday that Turkey and Egypt should remove visa requirements.
12 February 2010 [15:26]

Iran envoy reminds France of skeleton in closet

Iran's Ambassador to France Mehdi Mir Abu Talebi has called on French officials to be even-handed in their dealings with Iran.
12 February 2010 [15:13]

Georgian President congratulates Yanukovich on elections victory

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has congratulated Viktor Yanukovich on victory in presidential elections in Ukraine.
12 February 2010 [14:53]

Turkey, Bahrain to sign protocol on cooperation

Turkish Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin is set to depart for Bahrain on an official visit.
12 February 2010 [14:44]

US think-tank claims Iran after 'weapons-grade uranium'

The head of a nuclear think-tank close to the White House claims Iran is on course to produce enough highly-enriched uranium to make nuclear weapons.