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10 February 2010 [11:06]

Brazil opposes calls to impose more sanctions on Iran

Brazil has warned against imposing a new round of UN sanctions on Iran, saying that the dispute over Iran's nuclear program should be resolved through peaceful means.
10 February 2010 [10:55]

10,000 more classrooms needed in Istanbul

Muammer Yıldız, Istanbul’s provincial director of education, said 10,000 more classrooms are needed in the city in order to attain international education standards.
10 February 2010 [10:13]

Armenia, Syria hold political consultations

Armenian delegation headed by Deputy FM Arman Kirakosyan arrived in Syria on Feb. 9.
10 February 2010 [10:07]

Georgia's opposition party, Russia's ruling party sign cooperation agreement

Georgian former PM Zurab Nogaideli’s Movement for Fair Georgia and Russia’s ruling party, United Russia, signed a cooperation agreement in Moscow on Feb. 9.
09 February 2010 [20:12]

Turkey, Russia to meet on nuclear power plant

The Turkish energy minister announced on Tuesday that Turkish and Russian working groups continued their talks on establishment of a nuclear power plant in Turkey.
09 February 2010 [19:56]

Turkey's FM on unscheduled visit to Iran over nuke issue

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is paying an unscheduled visit to Tehran late on Tuesday to hold talks with Iranian authorities regarding escalating crisis on Iran’s nuclear programme.
09 February 2010 [19:35]

Turkey's ITO to sign visa simplification agreement with Italy

Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO) will sign a visa simplification agreement with Italy, a statement said on Tuesday.
09 February 2010 [19:13]

Iran moving forward with its own pace: Diplomat

The Islamic Republic of Iran is moving forward with its own pace, Iran's Ambassador to India Syed Mehdi Nabizadeh said on Tuesday.
09 February 2010 [19:04]

One dead, one missing in floods in Turkey's Mediterranean region

One person was reported dead and another missing in floods that hit a province in Turkey's Mediterranean region on Monday.
09 February 2010 [19:00]

Turkish FM: Armenia lacks good intentions towards Turkey-Armenia protocols

Turkish Foreign Minister says that Armenia does not display good intentions towards realization of the Ankara-Yerevan protocols.
09 February 2010 [18:49]

Iranian Foreign Minister: Israel will fail to achieve goals in Gaza

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has expressed confidence that Israel will be unable to achieve its goals in the Gaza Strip.
09 February 2010 [18:23]

Iran says nuclear swap case still open

09 February 2010 [17:54]

Six Yerevan buildings to be overhauled for earthquake safety

In 2010, 500 million AMD was allocated to overhaul multi-storied buildings that have been defined as being at level three in terms of being an earthquake hazard.
09 February 2010 [17:42]

Georgia's parliamentary commission ready to go to ex-preisdent Eduard Shevardnadze's house

Parliamentary commission studying reasons of Zviad Gamsakhurdia’s death is ready to go to ex-preisdent Edaurd Shevardnadze’s house.
09 February 2010 [17:14]

London urges Tehran not to downgrade ties

British Ambassador to Tehran Simon Gass in a letter to a senior parliamentarian called on Iran not to downgrade its relations with Britain.
09 February 2010 [17:05]

India formally welcomes Turkish President - PHOTOS

Indian President Pratibha Patil formally welcomed Turkish President Abdullah Gul in New Delhi on Tuesday.
09 February 2010 [16:55]

Armenian 'genocide' bill to test US-Turkish ties again

A fresh Armenian “genocide” resolution to be taken up by a U.S. congressional panel early next month could once again put Turkey’s relationship with the United States into jeopardy.
09 February 2010 [16:19]

4.5 percent of Armenia's trade turnover accounts for Turkey

Last year Armenia’s foreign trade turnover reduced by 27 percent as compared with the same period in 2008, making $4.2bn.
09 February 2010 [15:53]

Georgia's healthcare minister warns country's doctors

Georgia's healthcare minister has warned doctors.
09 February 2010 [15:22]

Turkey promotes Erzurum winter games in Germany

Turkish State Minister Nafiz Ozak visited Germany's biggest skiing center, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, as part of his official visit to Germany.
09 February 2010 [15:13]

Iran, Pakistan agree to increase parliamentary ties

Pakistani National Assembly Speaker Fahmida Mirza has returned to Islamabad after a six-day visit to Iran.
09 February 2010 [14:46]

Georgia's Speaker heads for Turkey

This morning delegation of the Georgian Parliament, headed by the Speaker, headed for Turkey with an official visit.
09 February 2010 [14:21]

Iran creates national fund for energy projects

Iran is to create a "national energy fund" to meet the need for capital for oil and gas projects, the Iranian Oil Minister says.
09 February 2010 [14:15]

Armenian President sends letter to Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has sent a formal letter to his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gül.
09 February 2010 [13:58]

Georgian President: Georgia overtook Ukraine

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili believes that in many aspects Georgia overtook and surpassed Ukraine.
09 February 2010 [13:52]

Council of Europe head praises Turkey's global role

Turkey has made significant contributions to the Council of Europe and is now playing an increasingly crucial role on the international stage, according to the body’s secretary-general.
09 February 2010 [13:48]

AEOI chief: 20% enrichment starts in Natanz Site

Iran kicked off Tuesday the 20% of uranium enrichment process at its Natanz nuclear site in Isfahan province, Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali-Akbar Salehi said.
09 February 2010 [13:31]

Armenian President leaves for London

On Feb. 9, at 9:30 a.m. Yerevan time Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan left for London.
09 February 2010 [13:20]

Georgian Noghaideli's Party and Russia's ruling Edinaia Rossia Party to sign agreement tday

Agreement on cooperation between Movement for Fair Georgia and Russian ruling party ‘Edinaia Rosssia’ will be signed today on Feb. 9.
09 February 2010 [13:04]

Iran, Pakistan agree to increase parliamentary ties

Pakistani National Assembly Speaker Fahmida Mirza has returned to Islamabad after a six-day visit to Iran.
09 February 2010 [12:33]

Armenia to build up food security concept

Food security concept will be developed in Armenia in the frames of national security strategy.
09 February 2010 [12:13]

Turkish President meets Indian firms executives

Turkish President Abdullah Gul separately received the executives of two Indian companies in New Delhi on Monday.
09 February 2010 [11:16]

Paris arbitrage court fails to issue decision on First Caucasus TV channel

The Arbitrage of Paris has not yet voiced the sentence over the case of First Caucasian channel's being disconnected by Eutelsat [French operator].
09 February 2010 [11:07]

Turkish President decorated with Indian honorary doctorate

Turkish President Abdullah Gul was decorated with honorary doctorate by Amity University in New Delhi, India on Monday.
09 February 2010 [10:56]

Iranian MP: No need to acquiring others' permit for 20% enrichment

A Parliament Member said here Monday Iran produced its 3% enriched uranium without acquiring others’ permit and is needless of other countries, or IAEA permit for 20% enrichment.
09 February 2010 [10:15]

Georgia's Speaker congratulates Ukrainian people on successful elections

David Bakradze, speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, congratulated Ukrainian people on successful presidential run-off, which, in his view, were held past Sunday in a peaceful and stable atmosphere.
09 February 2010 [10:08]

Turkish President meets Indian opinion leaders

Turkish President Abdullah Gul met with Indian opinion leaders over a working meal in New Delhi on Monday.
08 February 2010 [22:09]

Turkish minister says Turkey's economy on accelerating recovery track

Turkish economy minister said Monday the country's economic recovery continued with a stronger pace after fallout from a global recession.
08 February 2010 [21:56]

Iraqi election officers in Turkey for training

A training program for Iraqi election officers has begun in Istanbul on Monday.
08 February 2010 [21:03]

Turkish FM to visit Kazakhstan

08 February 2010 [20:54]

Armenia, Turkey may resume direct trade

08 February 2010 [20:33]

Iraqi envoy satisfied with demarcation process of Iran-Iraq borders

Demarcation of land and water borderlines between Iran and Iraq are based on the international agreements inked by two sides, Iraqi ambassador to Tehran said on Monday.
08 February 2010 [20:22]

Turkish man accused of burying daughter alive faces life sentence

Prosecutors in Turkey are seeking life in jail for the father and grandfather of a girl who was buried alive for befriending boys, local judicial sources said Monday.
08 February 2010 [20:01]

Ukrainian citizens in Armenia vote for Viktor Yanukovych

On Feb. 7, Ukrainian citizens voted in their country’s presidential run-off in the Ukrainian Embassy in Armenia.
08 February 2010 [19:57]

Georgia's opposition leader asks political asulym for son and brother

One of the leaders of the Movement for United Georgia, led by the fugitive political leader, Irakli Okruashvili, summed up her recent visit to France, where Okruashvili has been given political asylum.
08 February 2010 [19:42]

Iran's Bushehr N plant running after 1 more test

Iran's atomic chief says the long awaited launch of the Bushehr nuclear power plant in the South of the country will be complete after one more test.
08 February 2010 [19:34]

Turks smoke less after ban

Many tobacco addicts have quit smoking or smoked less after Turkey banned smoking in public indoor areas.
08 February 2010 [19:13]

Deputy Head of Armenian Presidential Staff to visit U.S.

Deputy Head of Armenian Presidential Staff Vigen Sargsyan will visit U.S. to participate in public discussions on prospects of Armenia-Turkey reconciliation.
08 February 2010 [19:05]

Turkey's president sees chance for new constitution "missed"

Turkish President Abdullah Gul said Sunday there was a consensus that Turkey needed a better constitution, however that an opportunity had been missed for it.
08 February 2010 [18:56]

Georgia's opposition leader holds meetings in Munich

Irakli Alasania, leader of the opposition Alliance for Georgia, held several more meetings on the last day of the 46th security conference in Munich.
08 February 2010 [18:12]

German FM reaffirms commitment to negotiated solution with Iran

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle reiterated the need for a negotiated settlement of the impasse over Iran's nuclear program.
08 February 2010 [17:52]

Georgian President opens chocolate factory in Natakhtari

Georgian president opened a Candy Factory Barambo in Natakhtari today.
08 February 2010 [17:34]

Turkey says ready to assist Saudi investors

Turkish industry minister said on Monday Turkey and Saudi Arabia should boost trade volume.
08 February 2010 [17:25]

Pakistan’s Parliament speaker pays tribute to late Imam

Visiting Speaker of the Pakistani National Assembly Fahmida Mirza paid tribute Monday to the Father of the Islamic Revolution late Imam Khomeini.
08 February 2010 [16:36]

Turkish industrial output increases in February

Turkish industrial production increased in December from a month earlier, the third consecutive month that it has risen.