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09 March 2010 [20:00]

Turkey says Israel "accepts Syria mediation"

Turkish prime minister said, "that Israel has accepted that Turkey will again mediate talks with Syria and we will assess it."
09 March 2010 [19:40]

Armenian Security Council discusses Armenia-NATO cooperation

At its March 9 sitting, the interagency commission in charge of the 2009 Armenia-NATO Individual Partnership Program reported that the program was effectively implemented.
09 March 2010 [19:35]

Iranian Dzhamaran missile system destroyer tested

Iran successfully tested the missile system NUR of ground-to-ground class in the Persian Gulf, located on recently commissioned destroyer Dzhamaran.
09 March 2010 [19:30]

Turkish Minister to join economic meeting in Algeria

Turkish State Minister Cevdet Yilmaz departed for Algeria on Tuesday.
09 March 2010 [19:20]

Georgia's political party leader leaves for Moscow

Movement for Just Georgia leader Zurab Noghaideli again headed for Moscow.
09 March 2010 [19:05]

Iran warns several magazines and a newspaper

The Iranian Culture Ministry's Media Control Department warned 17 known pro-governmental and opposition periodical printed publications.
09 March 2010 [18:47]

Iran's navy successfully test-fires Nour missile

In February, Iran's Navy launched the first indigenously designed and developed guided missile destroyer Jamaran in the presence of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
09 March 2010 [18:36]

Turkish Cypriot PM: Cyprus problem remains unsolved

Greek Cypriot intransigence is hindering a solution to the island’s problems, the prime minister of northern Cyprus said during a press conference in Istanbul on Tuesday.
09 March 2010 [18:09]

Turkey not to compromise over 'genocide' issue

Turkey will continue consultations concerning the resolution on "Armenian genocide" approved by the committee of the U.S. Congress, by excluding any compromise on this issue, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said at a press conference in Ankara.
09 March 2010 [17:43]

Iran slams Germany for terrorist release

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday criticized Germany for releasing the leader of the terrorist group Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan (PJAK).
09 March 2010 [17:38]

Turkey identifies suspect at Ukraine consulate shooting

The police chief of Turkey's biggest city Istanbul identified the gunman at the Ukrainian Consulate General as 29-year-old Volkan Ozbudak.
09 March 2010 [17:15]

Georgia to prohibit foreigners to assume governmental posts

People, who have any other citizenship in addition to the Georgian one, will not be able to occupy state positions.
09 March 2010 [17:10]

Sweden for 'diplomacy' on Iran nuclear program

On Tuesday, Sweden's foreign minister said all parties involved in the Iranian nuclear issue must switch focus from sanctions to diplomacy, according to report.
09 March 2010 [16:50]

Turkey condemns attack on Turk business place in Belgium

Turkish Embassy in Brussels condemned recent attack on a business place belonged to a Turkish person following detention of suspected PKK members in the country.
09 March 2010 [16:45]

Interior Ministry officers arrested in Georgia

Two employees of the border police and their accomplice were arrested in Georgia over abuse of power and falsification of documents.
09 March 2010 [16:36]

Armenia's Court of Appeal rejects imprisoned journalist's suit

Armenia's Court of Appeal rejected today the suit filed by defenders of Nikol Pashinyan, arrested editor-in-chief of Haykakan Zhamanak daily, but declared amnesty toward the editor-in-chief.
09 March 2010 [16:21]

Turkish Minister to hold talks in Georgia

Turkish State Minister Hayati Yazici left for Georgia on an official visit.
09 March 2010 [15:55]

Blast in Georgia kills one, wounds six

One person was killed and six wounded in a blast that occurred in Kumuri settlement, Vani region of Georgia.
09 March 2010 [15:24]

Intruder with bomb shot at Ukrainian Consulate in Turkey

A man trying to get into the Ukrainian Consulate in Istanbul's Bakırköy district was shot by the premises’ security officer Tuesday morning.
09 March 2010 [15:17]

Polish Prime Minister to visit Yerevan

Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk will be making an official four-day visit to the South Caucasus.
09 March 2010 [15:03]

Polish PM to make a trip Georgia

Donald Tusk, Prime Minister of Poland, will visit Georgia in the course of his regional tour of to South Caucasus.
09 March 2010 [14:44]

Iranian president to visit Afghanistan Wednesday

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is to visit Afghanistan Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry in Tehran said Tuesday.
09 March 2010 [14:25]

Turkey, South Korea sign cooperation deal

Turkey and South Korea signed on Monday a memorandum of understanding to establish a cooperation mechanism in contracting and technical consultancy services in third countries.
09 March 2010 [14:06]

Iranian parliamentarians will summon Italian and German ambassadors to parliament

The ambassadors of Italy and Germany will be summoned to the Commission on National Security and Foreign Policy under the Iranian parliament.
09 March 2010 [13:26]

Georgia hires another lobbying company in U.S.

Georgian Government has finalized a six-month contract with one of the most authoritative lobbying companies in Washington Podesta Group in January 2010.
09 March 2010 [13:05]

UN says Turkey offers Haiti police force

Turkey may contribute police force to the United Nations' mission in quake-hit Haiti, said a chief aide to the UN secretary-general on Monday.
09 March 2010 [12:53]

Iranian poet Simin Behbahani handed 'travel ban'

Iran's leading female poet has told the BBC she has been barred from leaving the country by the government.
09 March 2010 [12:17]

NATO-Georgia Commission to hold session on March 12

The NATO-Georgia commission will hold a session at the NATO headquarters, Brussels on March 12.
09 March 2010 [11:47]

Iran natural gas exports rise by 35% in 2009-10

Iran's gas exports will show a 35-percent rise in the current Iranian calendar year (ending March 20) compared with last year, says a senior energy official.
09 March 2010 [10:46]

Turkish PM Erdoğan criticizes discrimination based on dress

Turkey’s prime minister emphasized Monday his opposition to discrimination against dress style in addressing a women’s rights summit hosted by the women’s branch of the ruling party.
09 March 2010 [10:34]

30 more Goldquest scammers busted in Iran

The Iranian security forces have arrested 30 suspects in connection with Goldquest, a controversial network marketing company which has allegedly defrauded thousands of people worldwide.
09 March 2010 [10:06]

Russian President may trip to Armenia

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is likely to visit Armenia within coming days, an informed source in Moscow said.
09 March 2010 [09:55]

President of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to visit Georgia

President of the parliamentary assembly of the OSCE Joao Soares will pay a two-day visit to Georgia on March. 9.
09 March 2010 [09:45]

Dubai's Emaar plans $1.5 bln-project in Turkey

Dubai-based developer Emaar Properties plans to launch a $1.5 billion real estate project in Istanbul, company's CEO in Turkey said on Monday.
08 March 2010 [19:35]

Tehran names 14 new ambassadors

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has appointed new ambassadors to foreign countries including Iraq, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Indonesia, and Bosnia.
08 March 2010 [19:18]

Foreign officials offer Turkey condolonces for quake victims

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Prime Minister Yves Leterme of Belgium offered their condolences for victims of Monday morning's quake in eastern Turkey.
08 March 2010 [18:50]

TUSIAD to host Turkish-Korean business forum

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to make the closing remarks of the forum.
08 March 2010 [15:12]

Coming to Israel, Biden flags U.S. support vs Iran

The Obama administration has boosted U.S. defence ties to Israel and will close ranks with its ally against any threat from a nuclear-armed Iran, Vice President Joe Biden said on Monday ahead of a trip to Israel.
08 March 2010 [14:05]

Drivers in Turkish capital protest fee reduction

An Ankara administrative court annulled the rise in transportation fees in Ankara, to be valid as of the beginning of 2005, in a lawsuit filed by the Consumer Rights' Association.
07 March 2010 [19:20]

State Department Official: Armenian genocide resolution unlikely to get full House vote

A narrowly passed committee measure that recommends the United States recognize the 1915 killings of ethnic Armenians in Ottoman Turkey as genocide will likely not get a full vote in the House of Representatives, according to a senior State Department official.
07 March 2010 [12:24]

China says sanctions won't solve the standoff over Iran's nuclear program

On Sunday, China's Foreign Minister said, that new sanctions on Iran will not solve the standoff over its nuclear program, while chiding the United States after two months of tensions between the big powers.
07 March 2010 [12:15]

79 percent of Turkish people "want new civilian constitution"

Two-thirds of Turks would vote in a referendum to reform Turkey's judiciary, which country's hardline secularist bloc want to block, a poll showed.