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16 March 2010 [14:06]

India urges dialogue on Iran nuclear program

Iran says its nuclear program is aimed at the civilian applications of the technology.
16 March 2010 [13:50]

Iran's Majlis praises US-linked cyber ring arrest

After a 30-member US-backed cyber network was dismantled in Iran, members of the Parliament (Majlis) have praised efforts to bust one of the main gangs and cyber networks in the country.
16 March 2010 [13:33]

Heavy rain floods IDP settlement in Georgia

Heavy rain has flooded hundreds of houses of IDPs in the compact settlement of refugees in Tserovani village last night.
16 March 2010 [13:15]

Turkish government agrees EU Action Plan for 2010-2011

Turkish State Minister & government spokesman Cemil Cicek said on Monday that EU Action Plan for 2010-2011 was adopted at Council of Ministers.
16 March 2010 [13:05]

Iranian ambassador: Iran ready to mediate in Karabakh dispute

The Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan has said that Iran is ready to mediate to help resolve the territorial dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
16 March 2010 [12:28]

In Iran, Majlis passes new budget bill

After long hours of debate, Iran's Majlis (parliament) has passed the budget bill for the new Persian calendar year starting March 21st.
16 March 2010 [12:00]

Turkish MP: Turkey may refuse to establish relations with Armenia if U.S. exerts pressure to ratify protocols

Day.Az interview with Member of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (Parliament) from the ruling Justice and Development Party, Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Commission on Foreign Affairs Mehmet Ceylan.
16 March 2010 [11:50]

Iran protests to Italy over detention of two Iranians

Iran on Monday strongly protested to Italy over detention of two Iranians and called for their immediate freedom from prison.
16 March 2010 [10:58]

Turkish Premier Erdogan aims to further promote ties with UK

Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan who left for London on an official trip Monday said Turkey wanted to further enhance ties with United Kingdom.
16 March 2010 [10:10]

Syrian airline firm starts Damascus-Istanbul flight

Syrian private airline company Cham Wings launched its first Damascus-Istanbul flight on Monday.
16 March 2010 [08:40]

Turkish President hopes Turkey to contribute in Congo development

Turkish President Abdullah Gul said that Turkey could contribute to the development of Democratic Republic of Congo.
16 March 2010 [08:20]

Iranian Ambassador says Iran ready to mediate in Nagorno-Karabakh dispute

The Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan has said that Iran is ready to mediate to help resolve the territorial dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
15 March 2010 [20:40]

Senior EU official sets condition for Turkey visa facility

EU Commissioner for enlargement Fuele set conditions to provide visa facility to Turkish citizens in a demand the government increased efforts.
15 March 2010 [20:07]

Iran's defence Minister: US Defence Minister's statements disclose US vicious goals in region

Minister of Defense Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said Monday that the recent statements of his US counterpart have disclosed Washington’s vicious goals in the region.
15 March 2010 [19:35]

Iran sees no need for hike in OPEC output

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries expects appetite for crude to remain weak throughout the first half of 2010.
15 March 2010 [19:25]

Turkish FM defines EU "strategical target" for Turkey

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday that European Union (EU) was a strategical essential target for Turkey.
15 March 2010 [19:15]

France wants unilateral Iran sanctions amid disagreements

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner has urged European states to close ranks and take unilateral action against Iran over its nuclear program.
15 March 2010 [18:53]

Iran's customs agency arrests smugglers

The Iranian customs officials detained the person who tried to smuggle contraband into Azerbaijan in large quantities.
15 March 2010 [18:43]

Georgian police chief trips to Italy

Minister of Interior of Georgia Vano Merabishvili wrapped up his official visit to Italy, where he held meeting with the Italian counterpart.
15 March 2010 [18:18]

Iran warns aggressors of destruction, collapse

Amid threats by Israel and certain powers of a military assault on Iran, a top Iranian commander has warned such countries of "destruction and collapse."
15 March 2010 [18:10]

EBRD President to visit Armenia

15 March 2010 [17:28]

Iran's Interior Minister to visit Azerbaijan

Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar will visit Azerbaijan in late April - early May, Iran's Deputy Interior Minister in the parliament Mehdi Mohammadifar said.
15 March 2010 [16:45]

Turkey's unemployment rate up by 13.5 percent

Turkey's unemployment rate increased 0.4 percent to 13.5 percent in December 2009, Turkish Board of Statistics, TurkStat, said on Monday.
15 March 2010 [16:30]

Abkhazian legal government has new member in Cabinet

Abkhazian legal government has a new minister of Health Care.
15 March 2010 [16:25]

Iran says Brazil's President plans official visit

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil is planning to pay an official visit to Tehran in May, an Iranian official said Sunday.
15 March 2010 [15:39]

Georgian PM visits Brussels

Georgian Prime Minister Nika Gilauri left for Brussels on a working visit on March 14, the government’s press office reported.
15 March 2010 [15:18]

Iranian leader appoints IRGC ground forces commander

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has appointed Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour as the new commander of the ground forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
15 March 2010 [15:05]

Two drown in river in Georgia as bridge breaks down

Two people have died in Keda district of Adjara Region on March 14.
15 March 2010 [14:42]

Tehran accused US of launching "cyber war" against Iran

Tehran has accused the United States of having launched a "cyber war" against Iran, state television network IRIB reported.
15 March 2010 [14:07]

Iranian protestors sentenced to death

Six people arrested during the riots on Ashura Day were sentenced to death, Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dovlatabadi said.
15 March 2010 [13:17]

UN resident coordinator: Iran has achieved many MDGs

UN Resident Coordinator in the Islamic Republic of Iran Ms. Consuelo Vidal said here Sunday that Iran has done a lot to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
15 March 2010 [12:25]

French FM: EU ready for unilateral Iran sanctions

European Union member states are ready to impose unilateral sanctions on Iran because of its nuclear programme if the United Nations fails to agree on the issue, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner confirmed Sunday.
15 March 2010 [11:05]

Turkey's President in Congo for meetings

Turkey's President Abdullah Gul arrived in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday.
15 March 2010 [10:39]

Turkey's PM tells Romans all citizens "equal"

Erdogan said this was the first time Roman citizens were taken as interlocutor by the Turkish government.
15 March 2010 [08:40]

Iran's leader calls for boycott of fire festival

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, urged Iranians to boycott a Persian fire festival on Tuesday, calling it un-Islamic and harmful, state media reported.
15 March 2010 [08:30]

Georgia opposition accused government over TV "war" hoax

Georgia's opposition accused the government of being behind a fake primetime news report that Russian tanks had entered the capital at the call of the opposition, causing widespread panic.
15 March 2010 [08:20]

U.S. Secretary of Defense: United States sees resolution on "genocide" a mistake

The U.S. secretary of defense said on Saturday that the United States very strongly felt that the resolution on the Armenian allegations regarding incidents of 1915 a mistake.
13 March 2010 [15:22]

Indonesia to resume $600 million fertilizer project in Iran

The Indonesian government says it plans to resume setting up a joint 600-million-dollar fertilizer factory project in Iran.
13 March 2010 [15:07]

Iranian president's Chief of Staff meets Berlin-based Iranian expats

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Chief of Staff Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei held a meeting with Iranian expatriates in Berlin on Friday evening.
13 March 2010 [14:35]

Brazil stresses Iran's role in Middle East, rejects sanctions

Brazil has highlighted Iran's role in the region, reiterating that Tehran must be part of a solution to any conflict in the Middle East.
13 March 2010 [14:15]

Iranian FM spokesman stresses need for unity among Palestinian groups

Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mihman-Parast said Iran was for the unity and solidarity among Palestinian groups against the usurper regime of Israel.
13 March 2010 [13:58]

Turkey's TUSIAD delays visit to US

A scheduled visit by the executive board members of the Turkish Industrialists' & Businessmen's Association (TUSIAD) to Washington D.C. on March 16 and 17 was postponed.