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05 March 2010 [13:23]

Armenia may see rise in water tariffs

The water tariffs may increase by 14.3 percent in July 2010 in Armenia, Gagik Margaryan, commercial director of Yerevan Water told a press conference.
05 March 2010 [13:11]

Turkmenistan, Georgia hold political consultations

The Turkmen and Georgian Foreign Ministries had consultations during Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Nalbandov's Turkmenistan visit.
05 March 2010 [12:36]

AnadoluJet stars flying between Turkish-Syrian capitals

The subsidiary company of the Turkish Airlines (THY), The AnadoluJet began flying between Turkish and Syrian capitals.
05 March 2010 [12:13]

Iranian FM starts two-nation tour of Africa

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has left Tehran for Kampala for an official visit to Uganda.
05 March 2010 [11:45]

Georgia's opposition leader meets with Russian PM in Moscow

Russia’s PM Vladimir Putin met with Georgia’s ex-parliamentary chairperson and leader of opposition Democratic Movement-United Georgia party, Nino Burjanadze, in Moscow on March 4.
05 March 2010 [11:24]

EBRD predicts 2-percent economic growth in Armenia

European Bank of Reconstruction and Development predicts 2-percent economic growth in Armenia.
05 March 2010 [11:08]

Turkish government condemns resolution on "Armenian genocide"

The government of Turkey condemned U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs resolution on so-called "Armenian genocide".
05 March 2010 [10:58]

First sitting of Georgian-Polish Commission on cooperation held in Tbilisi

The first sitting of the Georgian-Polish intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation was held in Tbilisi on March 4.
05 March 2010 [10:38]

Armenian opposition party proposes to hold early elections as a way out of March crisis

Opposition Armenian National Congress’ rally signaled the start of a new process.
05 March 2010 [10:14]

Italian ambassador summoned over arrested Iranians

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast says the Italian ambassador to Tehran has been summoned to give explanation about detention of two Iranians in Italy.
05 March 2010 [08:44]

China, Russia urge Iran to accept nuclear fuel plan

Russia and China urged Iran on Thursday to accept a U.N. nuclear fuel proposal aimed at easing concerns about its atomic program, while U.S., British and French envoys said it was time for new sanctions.
05 March 2010 [08:20]

Turkey recalls ambassador from U.S

04 March 2010 [19:50]

Turkish FM to join EU meeting in Spain

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will attend the European Union (EU) foreign ministers meeting in Cordoba, Spain on March 5 and 6.
04 March 2010 [19:35]

Turkey welcomes PKK operations in Belgium

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Thursday Turkey was pleased with the operation being waged in Belgium against terrorist organization PKK.
04 March 2010 [19:21]

World-famous chefs to gather in Turkey for festival

Chefs all around the world will gather together in an international festival in Istanbul, Turkey.
04 March 2010 [19:06]

Georgia's opposition leader invited to Moscow

Irakli Alasania, the ex-Permanent Representative of Georgia to the UN, leader of pro-opposition Alliance for Georgia, was invited to Moscow.
04 March 2010 [18:53]

Ex-Turkish MP detained in Belgium PKK raids

Former parliamentarian of the pro-Kurdish banned Democracy Party (DEP) Remzi Kartal and his assistant Zubeyr Aydar were detained in a wide-scale operation launched in Belgium against PKK organization.
04 March 2010 [18:27]

Turkish FM: U.S. should not risk progress in resolving Armenian-Turkish relations

The Turkish delegation mulls consideration of the resolution on the so-called "Armenian genocide" by the U.S Congress in the United States, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.
04 March 2010 [18:24]

Iranian Supreme Leader: Islamic countries should support unity of Muslims and protect their rights

Islamic countries should support the unity of Muslims and protect their rights Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said.
04 March 2010 [18:12]

Georgia's Imedi TV news chief replaced

Nana Intskirveli, Imedi television station’s director of newsroom, resigned a year after her appointment, head of the TV station confirmed.
04 March 2010 [17:53]

US to vote on Armenian allegations

04 March 2010 [17:44]

China, Russia opt for diplomacy over Iran

While US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is visiting Latin America to collect support for fresh sanctions against Iran, China and Russia call for more talks on the issue.
04 March 2010 [17:26]

Turkish FM: Mideast holds special place in global remodeling

Turkey's foreign minister on Wednesday said the Middle East holds a special place in remodeling the world.
04 March 2010 [16:52]

Tbilisi Emergency Situations service advises citizens to stay at home

Strong winds have collapsed the tenth floor of the building under construction in a Tbilisi street.
04 March 2010 [16:43]

Turkey's CBank estimates inflation drop in late 2010

The Central Bank of Turkey forecast on Thursday a decrease in inflation figures in the last months of 2010 and the first months of 2011.
04 March 2010 [16:25]

Iranian envoy: Amano's 'silence' speaks louder than words

Iran's envoy to the UN nuclear watchdog says the director general's silence over Tehran's objections made to the report shows that he too recognizes its problems.
04 March 2010 [15:34]

Ukrainian envoy: Ukraine interested in developing ties with Armenia

Ukraine is interested in developing economic and political relations with Armenia, Ukraine's Ambassador to Armenia said.
04 March 2010 [15:14]

Turkey to launch country desks for exports-imports

Turkey's State Minister for foreign trade Zafer Caglayan said Wednesday that Turkey would scrutinize exports and imports data.
04 March 2010 [14:58]

Iranian journalist arrested in Italy

Iranian state television journalist was arrested in Rome.
04 March 2010 [14:42]

Turkish, Italian companies gather in Izmir

Representatives of several Turkish and Italian companies gathered in the western province of Izmir on Thursday.
04 March 2010 [14:33]

EU President meets Georgian President

Angel Moratinos, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain and EU President, staying in Georgia with his EU delegation, met with Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia.
04 March 2010 [14:07]

Quake hits Iranian Gulustan province

04 March 2010 [13:55]

Turkish president, Obama speak on the eve of critical vote

Turkish President Abdullah Gül held a phone conversation with his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama late Wednesday.
04 March 2010 [13:50]

Russian Patriarch Kirill I to pay official visit to Armenia

Russian Patriarch Kirill I will pay a 2-day official visit to Armenia on the invitation of Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II.
04 March 2010 [13:15]

Yunus Emre Turkish Culture Center opened in Egypt

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu inaugurated the Yunus Emre Turkish Culture Center in Cairo as part of his visit to Egypt.
04 March 2010 [13:08]

Former leader of Georgia's break-away Abkhazia region dies

Vladislav Ardzinba, who led Georgia’s breakaway region of Abkhazia from 1994 to 2005, passed away in Moscow hospital overnight on March 4 after a long illness.
04 March 2010 [12:58]

Georgia's FM says no military cargo for Armenia through recently opened check point with Russia

Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze rules out any possibility of transport of military cargoes from Armenia through the Upper Lars checkpoint.
04 March 2010 [12:51]

Iranian speaker: Iran's achievements at entire scientific fields noticeable

IRI Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani emphasized here Wednesday evening country’s achievements not only in peaceful nuclear field, but also at entire scientific fields is noticeable.
04 March 2010 [12:34]

Turkish parliament speaker travels to Italy

Turkish Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin left for Italy on Wednesday upon a formal invitation by Gianfranco Fini, the president of Italian House of Representatives.
04 March 2010 [12:22]

Mourning day in Georgia over mine blast

March 4 is declared a mourning day in Georgia.
04 March 2010 [12:10]

EU supports talks, sanctions in dealing with Iran

The European Union voices its support for action by the United Nations Security Council against Iran but says it favors diplomatic engagement with the country.
04 March 2010 [12:05]

Uruguay ready for multilateral collaboration with Armenia

Armenian Ambassador to Argentina and Uruguay Vladimir Karmirshalyan participated in inauguration of Uruguay President Jose Mujica and Vice President Danilo Astori.
04 March 2010 [11:34]

Turkey is more democratic now than in past

Speaker of the Turkish Parliament Mehmet Ali Sahin said Wednesday Turkey is a country more democratic than in the past.
04 March 2010 [11:28]

EU President: Brussels seek to establish Georgia-Russia relations

EU will seek to establish the Georgian-Russian relations, Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said at a joint press conference with Georgia Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze.
04 March 2010 [11:20]

Iranian ambassador to IAEA: NAM precisely criticized agency secretary general’s report

Iran’s Permanent Ambassador to IAEA said here Wednesday night at end of Board of Governor’s talks on Iran, “NAM very precisely criticized Secretary General Yukia Amano’s Report.
04 March 2010 [11:14]

Turkey warns of consequences of new Iran sanctions

Turkey's foreign minister has called for a peaceful solution to Iran's nuclear issue, saying imposing new sanctions on the country will have catastrophic consequences for the Middle East.
04 March 2010 [10:55]

Georgian, Spanish FMs mull strategy on Abkhazia, S. Ossetia

In the course of his visit to Georgia Angel Moratinos, the Foreign Minister of Spain, held a meeting with Temur Iakobashvili, the State Minister for Reintegration of Georgia.
04 March 2010 [10:30]

118 UN members reaffirm support for Iran's N-program

As the West pushes for new sanctions against Iran, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) moves to issue a new statement, voicing its support for Iran's peaceful nuclear program.
04 March 2010 [10:17]

Russian official: Russia's military presence format in Armenia not to change

Advisor of Russian embassy in Armenia says format of Russia's military presence in Armenia will not change.
04 March 2010 [10:11]

EU intends to expand monitoring mission in Georgia

EU President and Foreign Minister Angel Moratinos has come up with a proposal to expand the monitoring mission in Georgia.
04 March 2010 [09:08]

Abdullah Gul talks with Barack Obama

03 March 2010 [21:10]

Turkey's FM addresses Arab League meeting

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Wednesday addressed a meeting of the foreign ministers of the member countries in the Arab League in Cairo.
03 March 2010 [20:45]

Turkish state minister calls on Turkish firms to invest in Macedonia

Turkish State Minister for foreign trade Zafer Caglayan met with Macedonian Transportation Minister Mile Janakieski in Ankara on Wednesday.
03 March 2010 [20:28]

Iranian principlist lawmaker underlines 'justice, freedom' in Iran

Principlist lawmaker Ali Motahari underlines the importance of justice, freedom and cultural independence in helping Iran's Islamic Revolution to thread its path.
03 March 2010 [20:01]

Holy Koran in different languages, dialects to be rewritten in Turkey

The Turkish prime minister defined on Wednesday associating Islam and Muslim with terrorism as mala fides.
03 March 2010 [19:44]

Russia says diplomacy with Iran 'necessary'

Despite US and Western to step up efforts to pressure Iran over its nuclear program, Russia still insists on diplomatic means to resolve the row.
03 March 2010 [19:40]

Turkish Minister upbeat about 2010 exports target

Turkey's foreign trade minister on Wednesday sounded upbeat about the prospects for an increase in country's exports this year, saying that the country targeted to exceed 110 billion USD in 2010.