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26 March 2010 [13:14]

Armenia, Czech Republic to sign military cooperation deal

Czech Defense Minister Martin Bartak will pay an official visit to Armenia on March 26.
26 March 2010 [12:38]

New public movement founded in Georgia

A new public movement has been founded in Georgia.
26 March 2010 [12:25]

Turkish government officials skip meeting with judges

The government plans to table reforms to overhaul the judiciary as early as Monday, when President Gul is also expected to consult legal experts.
26 March 2010 [11:45]

Georgian citizens to be deported from Poland

Another group of Georgian citizens will be deported from Poland March 30.
26 March 2010 [10:19]

Iran calls for 'serious' action against Israeli plot

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has urged the international community to foil an Israeli plot to change the identity of Jerusalem (al-Quds).
25 March 2010 [15:15]

Georgian President leaves for Brussels

Georgian president will attend the Congress of the European People's Party in Brussels on March 25.
25 March 2010 [14:30]

Turkey's PM says open to compromise over reforms

Erdogan accused those who oppose to the proposed amendments of "trying to protect their own privileges."
25 March 2010 [14:25]

Georgian President to meet with NATO Secretary General

As part of his visit to Brussels, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili will meet with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
25 March 2010 [14:10]

Turkey may apply international law against Armenia bills

Turkey considers resorting to international law as an option to halt Armenia bills.
25 March 2010 [13:40]

EP rapporteur hails Turkey reforms, urges consensus

The European Parliament's Turkey Rapporteur Ria Oomen-Ruijten welcomed constitutional amendments designed by Turkish government.
25 March 2010 [13:03]

Georgian opposition demands explanations over Guantanamo Bay prisoners

Georgian opposition demanded from the government explanation of circumstances of decision to accept three Guantanamo Bay prisoners in Georgia.
25 March 2010 [12:43]

Turkey urges Israel to comlpy international law in Palestinian lands

Ankara on Wednesday wanted Israel to abide by international law in Jerusalem and West Bank.
25 March 2010 [12:17]

Japan urges continued high-level contacts with Iran

Japan's foreign minister has called on Iran to continue high-level contacts with his country over issues of mutual interest.
25 March 2010 [12:05]

Georgian criminal don killed in France

Lado Janashia, a Georgian criminal don, was killed in Marseilles, France, in a showdown with Oniani clan representatives.
25 March 2010 [11:44]

Turkey raises security of PM after assassination intel

The Turkish interior minister said on Wednesday that Turkey was sensitive about the security of the prime minister.
25 March 2010 [11:38]

Russia says Bushehr plant on stream by August

Russia will put into service the nuclear reactor it is building at Iran's Bushehr atomic power plant in August, a Russian official says.
25 March 2010 [11:25]

Six major powers discuss Iran

Senior diplomats from six major powers have held a conference call to discuss Iran's nuclear issue, Britain's ambassador to the UN says.
25 March 2010 [10:22]

UN chief: Iran should return to negotiations

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has urged Tehran to resume talks with the six major world powers over its nuclear program.
25 March 2010 [10:15]

Armenian premier meets UN Coordinator

Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan held a meeting on March 24 with UN Coordinator Dafina Gercheva on March 24.
25 March 2010 [10:09]

Georgian emigrants establish political union

Georgian emigrants have founded a political union called Charter-2010.
24 March 2010 [15:07]

Guantanamo bay ex-prisoners to live at large in Georgia

Guantanamo Bay ex-prisoners have arrived in Georgia.
24 March 2010 [14:48]

Murderous assault on Turkish PM

24 March 2010 [14:41]

Tbilisi to host oil, gas and infrastructure conference

Tenth conference on oil, gas and infrastructure issues will be held in Tbilisi on March 24.
24 March 2010 [14:27]

Georgian opposition accuses PACE rapporteur of corruption

Georgian Laborites accused Matyas Eorsi, PACE rapporteur, of corruption and making two false conclusions on elections in Georgia.
24 March 2010 [14:13]

Germans top Turkey tourist list in first two months

Turkey hosted 1.7 million tourists in the first two months of 2010.
24 March 2010 [14:06]

PACE rapporteur content with Georgia's strategy on Abkhazia, South Ossetia

Matyas Eorsi, representative of PACE Monitoring committee, Georgia's state strategy in regard to must consolidate political forces of the country.
24 March 2010 [13:55]

Turkish government says no plan on reducing taxes

The Turkish finance minister said on Tuesday that the government was not working on reducing taxes.
24 March 2010 [13:30]

Turkey says can cooperate Turkish Cyprus on energy transfer

The Turkish and Turkish Cypriot natural resources ministers met in Ankara on Tuesday.
24 March 2010 [13:09]

Georgia, United Kingdom hold political consultations

The Foreign Ministry of Georgia hosted the next round of bilateral political consultations between Georgia and the United Kingdom on March 23.
24 March 2010 [12:15]

Ahmadinejad calls for resumption of Umrah Hajj

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for preparing the ground for the resumption of the Umrah Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.
24 March 2010 [11:50]

Turkish Minister meets Syrian President

Turkish State Minister Mehmet Aydin who is visiting Syria met Tuesday with Syrian President Bashar al-Asad.
24 March 2010 [11:15]

Slovenian President to visit Armenia

24 March 2010 [09:40]

Turkey unveils 5-year strategic energy plan

Energy import-dependent Turkey has unveiled its 5-year strategic energy plan.
23 March 2010 [14:09]

Turkey, Iran sign deal for joint use of border gates

Turkey and Iran on Monday signed an agreement for joint use of Esendere Border Crossing and Sero Border Crossing in Iranian side.
23 March 2010 [13:50]

Irish president in Turkey for meetings

Ireland's President Mary McAleese arrived in Turkey on Monday on a formal visit.
23 March 2010 [13:42]

Nino Burjanadze: Pre-term presidential elections are way out of existing situation

The Democratic Movement - United Georgia leader, Nino Burjanadze, called the opposition to unite in the struggle to change the authority.
23 March 2010 [12:33]

'Iran media can help free held reporter'

An Iranian foreign ministry official has urged the media to spare no efforts to prepare the ground for the release of the detained Iranian journalist, Hamid Massouminejad in Rome.
23 March 2010 [11:51]

Turkish State Minister to visit Iraqi city with Turkish businessmen

Turkish State Minister for foreign trade Zafer Caglayan met with Sinan Celebi, industry and trade minister of local administration in the north of Iraq, in Ankara on Monday.
23 March 2010 [11:43]

Giorgi Vashadze appointed Georgia's Deputy Justice Minister

Giorgi Vashadze was appointed Deputy Minister of Justice by Georgian Prime Minister's order.
23 March 2010 [10:58]

Armenian President visited Syria

On March 22, RA President Serzh Sargsyan, with his wife Rita Sargsyan, arrived for a three-day official visit to Syria at Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s invitation.
23 March 2010 [10:37]

Iran to distribute new banknotes in 4 months

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) will issue new 100,000-rial banknotes within four months, says CBI Head Mahmoud Bahmani.