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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.
07 March 2010 [11:35]

Turkey to host 30th international jewelry fair in Istanbul

30th International Jewelry, Silver, Watch & Equipment Fair will have its presentation in Istanbul Fair Center in March 13-17.
06 March 2010 [13:40]

Netherlands to help Georgia to speed up signing of agreement with EU on visa facilitation and readmission

Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze met met with his counterpart Maxime Verhagen during his visit to the Netherlands.
06 March 2010 [12:50]

Russian, Turkish officials hold consultations

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Denisov held consultations with Turkish First Deputy Foreign Minister Firudin Sinirlioglu. The sides also discussed the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution.
06 March 2010 [12:45]

Car bomb kills 4 Iranian pilgrims before Iraq poll

A car bomb exploded in Iraq's holy city of Najaf on Saturday, killing four Iranian pilgrims a day before a national election, officials said.
06 March 2010 [12:00]

Russian President: Georgia continues restoring military capabilities

Russia’s President, Dmitry Medvedev, said on March 5, that Georgia was increasing its military capabilities with the help “from outside”.
06 March 2010 [11:45]

Iran says Bushehr plant on stream by July

Amid long delays in inauguration of Iran's first nuclear power plant in the southern city of Bushehr, an Iranian official says the plant will go into service in due time.
06 March 2010 [11:20]

Georgia establishes diplomatic relations with Liberia

Georgia has established diplomatic relations with Liberia.
06 March 2010 [11:00]

Iran wants IAEA to switch concern to Israel

Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has urged the top nuclear body to switch its focus from Syria's atomic work to Israel's nuclear arsenal as the main cause for concern.
06 March 2010 [10:34]

On-line trade volume is scanty in Armenia

Volume of on-line trade in Armenia is scanty, the President of the Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE) Hovhannes Avoyan told journalists.
06 March 2010 [10:25]

Suzuki says no recall for Swift models in Turkey

Japanese car maker Suzuki's distributor company in Turkey said Friday that Swift models sold in the country were not subjected to a recall campaign underway in Europe.
06 March 2010 [10:07]

Iranian cleric condemns Rigi sponsors

An Iranian cleric on Friday criticized certain regional countries for "supporting" the leader of the Jundallah terrorist group, Abdolmalek Rigi.
06 March 2010 [09:45]

Iranian, Ugandan FMs meet

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki had a meeting with his counterpart Sam Kutesa during his official visit to Uganda, the official Website of the Iranian television IRINN reported.
06 March 2010 [09:33]

US aide: No further move against Turkey "yet"

There are no plans at this point to schedule a full U.S. House of Representatives vote on a resolution labeling as genocide the 1915 incidents in Ottoman era, a Democratic leadership aide said on Friday.