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18 March 2010 [13:23]

'Iran to build new nuclear plants next year'

Iran's First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi says the country will build new nuclear plants during the next Iranian year which begins on Sunday.
18 March 2010 [12:45]

PACE Co-Rapporteurs to visit Yerevan

Armenia submitted a schedule of reforms to the Monitoring Committee of the CE Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) in Paris, France, on March 17.
18 March 2010 [12:38]

Iraq approves renewal of Turkey oil pipeline deal

The agreement is expected to be signed during a trip by Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz to Baghdad, scheduled for March 22.
18 March 2010 [12:11]

Turkish FM to visit historical Cuma Mosque in Bulgaria

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will pay a state visit to Bulgaria as the guest of his Bulgarian counterpart Nikolay Mladenov.
18 March 2010 [11:50]

Obama vows 'aggressive sanctions' against Iran

US President Barack Obama says thwarting Iran's nuclear program is among one of his "highest priorities", warning that the US will pursue "aggressive sanctions" against the country.
18 March 2010 [11:36]

Turkish ambassador may return to Stockholm soon

The delay in Turkish ambassador Zergyun Koruturk's return to Sweden will not last long.
18 March 2010 [11:31]

Armenian FM: Armenia not excludes involvement with Nabucco gas pipeline project

Armenia does not rule out participation in Nabucco gas pipeline project, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said.
18 March 2010 [11:23]

'Iran seeks $200 bn of investment in energy sector'

Iran's Oil Minister Masoud Mirkazemi says the country would need $200 billion investment in oil, gas and refinery industries over five years to avoid a production decline.
18 March 2010 [10:59]

U.S Assistant Secretary of State: Turkey, Armenia must solve their problems themselves

Turkey and Armenia must deal with solving of their problems themselves, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Gordon said.
18 March 2010 [10:43]

Turkey can hold referendum on constitution by summer

The Turkish government could potentially hold a referendum on proposed changes to the constitution to reform the judiciary before the summer, Interior Minister Besir Atalay said on Wednesday.
18 March 2010 [10:38]

Russia seeks stronger Iran ties to confront threats

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Borodavkin has called for stronger ties between the two neighboring countries.
18 March 2010 [10:13]

Georgia overtakes CIS countries in arms race

Despite economic crisis and falling GDP, the military budget of Georgia keeps growing.
18 March 2010 [10:09]

British expert: "Iran is not ready to deliver 1,200 kg of uranium to the West"

Iran is not intentional to give West 1200 kilograms of enriched to 3.5 percent uranium, said in an interview professor of the University of Glasgow Reza Taghizadeh.
18 March 2010 [10:00]

US pressures on Turkey for more Iran sanctions

The United States pressured Turkey on Wednesday to join U.S. attempt on more sanctions against Iran over Tehran's nuclear program.
17 March 2010 [19:38]

PACE to discuss Georgian-Russian issue in Paris today

Today, the Georgian-Russian issue will be discussed in Paris.
17 March 2010 [18:46]

Turkey's FM to start two-day visit to Bulgaria

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will travel to Bulgaria on Thursday.
17 March 2010 [17:58]

Georgian-Slovak business forum held in Tbilisi

Georgian-Slovak business forum was held in Tbilisi on March 17.
17 March 2010 [17:22]

Iranian court issues sentences for 86 post-vote rioters

Sentences have been handed down to 86 detainees of Tehran's Western-led post-election unrests on charges that include taking part in illegal riots and disrupting public order.
17 March 2010 [17:13]

Georgian drivers object to rise in transit tax by Turkey

Turkey increases the transit tax from May 1, 2010.
17 March 2010 [16:24]

PJAK terrorist resumes anti-Iran campaign in TV interview

The appearance of terrorist ringleader Abdolrahman Haji-Ahmadi on TV screens following his arrest and subsequent release in Germany has sparked outrage among his victims' relatives.
17 March 2010 [16:05]

EBRD allocates 180 million euros to Georgia

European Bank of Reconstruction and Development has allocated 180 EURO for two grand projects in Georgia.
17 March 2010 [16:00]

Turkish Minister hopeful about British trade rise

Turkish State Minister Zafer Caglayan expressed hope that Turkey-Britain trade volume would rise as of 2010.
17 March 2010 [15:45]

Iran unveils national kerosene engine

Amid western threats to impose gas sanctions on Iran, an Iranian inventor has unveiled a new national kerosene engine.
17 March 2010 [15:06]

UN chief urges negotiations on Iran nuclear row

Amid efforts by the US and its Western allies to win international support for fresh sanctions on Iran, the UN chief urges negotiations to resolve the dispute over Iran's nuclear case.
17 March 2010 [14:55]

Slovakian Foreign Minister to make a trip to Yerevan

Slovakian Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak will arrive on a 2-day visit to Yerevan on March 17.
17 March 2010 [13:19]

Turkey, Cameroon sign visa deal, protocol

Turkish and Cameroonian parties signed an agreement on mutual visa exemption agreement as well as a protocol on technical, scientific and economic cooperation.
17 March 2010 [13:03]

Georgian PM met with EU president in Brussels

Georgian Prime Minister Nika Gilauri held meeting with European Union's new president, Herman Van Rompuy in Brussels on March 16.
17 March 2010 [12:48]

Jordan calls for diplomacy on Iran nuclear issue

Jordan has called for a diplomatic solution to the dispute over Iran's nuclear program, saying that all nations should have the right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
17 March 2010 [12:18]

Turkish PM: Washington trip unlikely

17 March 2010 [12:05]

Iran, Pakistan sign gas pipeline deal

Iran and Pakistan have signed a deal to construct a pipeline connecting the two neighboring countries, a project that was strongly opposed by the US.
17 March 2010 [11:32]

Iran urges Sweden to take action on cartoons

Iran has urged Sweden to “seriously deal with” a Swedish newspaper which has republished a sacrilegious cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
17 March 2010 [11:22]

Turkish PM: Iran nuclear programme 'solely civilian'

The Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said that he believes Iran has no intention of developing nuclear weapons.
17 March 2010 [11:00]

Iranian speaker urges West to quit mischievous policies

Iran's parliament (Majlis) speaker Ali Larijani advises the West to pursue a diplomatic approach in resolving their differences with Tehran on the issue of its nuclear program.
17 March 2010 [10:23]

Iranians mark festival despite heavy police presence

Iranians have celebrated an ancient festival despite the deployment of hundreds of extra police across Tehran to discourage anti-government protests.
17 March 2010 [10:16]

Turkish PM threatens with expulsion of 100,000 Armenian illegal immigrants

Turkey's prime minister said on Tuesday that Armenia should be saved from diaspora's control.
17 March 2010 [10:05]

British PM hopes to see Turkey as a reliable partner in EU

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Tuesday that he hoped to see Turkey as a reliable partner within the European Union (EU).
17 March 2010 [09:54]

China more concerned about Iran, wary on sanctions

China has become more concerned about international tensions over Iran's nuclear program, but remains doubtful sanctions can resolve the stand-off, the Chinese foreign minister said on Tuesday.
16 March 2010 [20:41]

Turkey's PM visits Muslim Heritage Exhibition in London

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited "1001 Inventions: Discover The Muslim Heritage In Our World" exhibition at Museum of Science in London on Tuesday.
16 March 2010 [20:25]

Turkey says to renew oil pipeline deal with Iraq

Turkey's energy and natural resources minister said that the crude oil pipeline agreement would be renewed with Iraq.
16 March 2010 [20:06]

Cameroon welcomes Turkish President

Cameroon's President Paul Biya formally welcomed Turkish President Abdullah Gul in capital Yaounde of Cameroon on Tuesday.
16 March 2010 [19:54]

Turkish official says visa issue major obstacle to Turkey-Africa ties

Turkey's Foreign Economic Relations Board organized meetings for Turkish and African businesspeople in Istanbul on Tuesday.
16 March 2010 [19:48]

Iran secures needed fuel in case of sanction

Iran's Oil Minister Masoud Mir-Kazemi says the country has so far faced any problem to buy its needed gasoline.
16 March 2010 [19:39]

Injured foreigner found in Istanbul train station

Security guards discovered a young foreigner with burn wounds on his body in Istanbul’s Sirkeci station at around 1 a.m. Tuesday after hearing screams emanating from the parked train cars.
16 March 2010 [19:33]

Iran: US-led pressure on China 'ineffective'

Chinese officials to get Beijing's consent for more Iran sanctions Iran on Tuesday criticized the West for increasing pressure on China to give its consent to more sanctions against Tehran over its nuclear work.