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23 February 2010 [15:19]

Iranian envoy describes Tehran-Damascus ties as positive

Iranian Ambassador to Syria Ahmad Mousavi said Tuesday that Tehran and Damascus enjoyed positive ties in all fields.
23 February 2010 [14:34]

Official: Jundallah leader Rigi arrested following months of intelligence work

Governor of Sistan-Baluchestan Province in southeast Iran said terrorist gang leader Abdolmalek Rigi was arrested during a daring operation by Iran’s Information Ministry.
23 February 2010 [14:23]

Georgia's parliamentary Speaker to meet National Democratic Institute director

Parliament Chairman Davit Bakradze will meet Luis Navaro, Director of the NDI, with regard to formation of the ‘2nd Channel’ as a political channel today.
23 February 2010 [14:12]

Turkey's PM awarded for peace efforts in Spain

Turkey's prime minister was presented on Monday with an award due to his remarkable efforts to launch the Alliance of Civilizations initiative.
23 February 2010 [13:38]

Armenian government convenes to discuss North-South transport project

The Management Council of the North-South transport corridor investment program convened on Feb. 22.
23 February 2010 [13:31]

'Iran will not withdraw from NPT'

Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Director Ali Akbar Salehi says the Islamic Republic has no intention to withdraw from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
23 February 2010 [13:22]

Consultations to select opposition joint candidate for Tbilisi mayor elections to start today

Consultations to select opposition joint candidate for Tbilisi Mayor Elections will start today, Leader of the public movement "Protect Georgia" Levan Gachechiladze said.
23 February 2010 [13:14]

Senior Turkish officials in Syria to hold talks

Turkish State Minister Faruk Nafiz Ozak arrived in Damascus, Syria on Monday.
23 February 2010 [12:53]

Iranian FM: Foreign forces should leave region

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki says regional problems will not be resolved until foreign forces leave the area.
23 February 2010 [12:43]

Iran suggested to launch diplomatic offensive against Israel

Former Pakistan spy chief here Monday suggested Iran to launch broad diplomatic offensive to counter Israeli move to isolate Iran.
23 February 2010 [12:13]

NATO not gives up its Georgia membership plans

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has touched the issue of Georgia's possible membership of the alliance in his speech at the Georgetown University, Washington.
23 February 2010 [12:05]

NATO expert group provides positive conclusion on Armenia-NATO partnership program

A NATO expert group, which was on a visit to Yerevan on February 15-19, has announced its conclusion on the Armenia-NATO individual partnership program.
23 February 2010 [11:12]

Sudan appreciates Iran's role in Darfur crisis solving

Sudan’s Ambassador to Tehran here Monday praised and appreciated Iran’s role played in solving Darfur crisis.
23 February 2010 [10:45]

Turkey's traditional wooden houses in Istanbul under threat

Fires, neglect, poor planning and migration have turned a growing problem into a threat of extinction for one of Istanbul's least appreciated architectural forms: the wooden house.
23 February 2010 [10:33]

Armenia's economy minister says country has left behind economic recession

Economic recession in Armenia is over, Armenian Economy Minister Nerses Yeritsyan said.
23 February 2010 [10:15]

Iranian speaker stresses need for expansion of cooperation with Tokyo

Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani emphasizing need for expansion of cooperation with Japan expressed hope that his visit of Tokyo would pave ground for expansion of relations.
23 February 2010 [10:06]

Chief of the Turkish parliament criticizes EU's non-inclusion of Bosnia on Schengen list

Chief of the Turkish parliament gathered Monday with a group of Croatian lawmakers in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
23 February 2010 [09:52]

Armenian-Bulgarian intergovernmental commission to convene in Yerevan

Sixth session of Armenian-Bulgarian intergovernmental commission on economic and scientific-technical cooperation will be held in Yerevan this year.
23 February 2010 [09:44]

U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan says he admires skills of Georgian military

Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, has ended his visit to Georgia.
23 February 2010 [09:35]

Iranian poet, vocalist Kamal Khan Hout dies

Veteran Iranian poet and vocalist Kamal Khan Hout has passed away at the age of 68 in his southeastern hometown Chabahar, PressTV reported.
22 February 2010 [21:59]

German ambassador completes mission in Georgia

Today the Foreign Minister of Georgia Grigol Vashadze received the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany Patricia Flor, who in the coming days is completing his diplomatic mission in Georgia.
22 February 2010 [21:51]

Turkish police arrest 14 officers on coup suspicion

Turkish police on Monday arrested at least 40 people, including 14 high ranking military officers, on suspicion of planning a coup, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
22 February 2010 [20:59]

Iran's president to visit Syria

22 February 2010 [20:50]

Turkey's PM rules out EU status less than membership

Turkish premier has ruled out any European Union status for his country that fell short of full membership, which he said was the main goal of the accession talks.
22 February 2010 [20:36]

EU waits on UN for Iran sanctions

22 February 2010 [20:30]

Turkish PM slams Berlin and Paris over "two-faced" attitude

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday slammed France and Germany over their attitude towards Turkey's path toward European Union membership, accusing them of being two-faced.
22 February 2010 [20:25]

Iranian parliament speaker to depart for Japan

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani heading a delegation will depart for Japan Monday evening.
22 February 2010 [20:10]

Iran suggests fuel exchange to Azerbaijan

Speaker of Azerbaijani Parliament Oktay Asadov met with ostandar (head) of Iranian province of Eastern Azerbaijan Ahmed Alirza Baig.
22 February 2010 [20:04]

Spanish Senate President backs Turkey's EU bid

Spanish Senate President Javier Rojo said on Monday that Spain was supporting Turkey's full membership to the EU.
22 February 2010 [19:49]

Iranian foreign minister: IAEA report shows Amano's lack of savoir faire

Iran's Foreign Minister says “the sketchy report “issued by UN nuclear chief Yukio Amano shows he is not experienced enough to pass judgment on Tehran's enrichment program.
22 February 2010 [19:41]

Turkish university students climb to Africa's Kilimanjaro

Members of Anadolu University Natural Sports Club (ANADOSK) climbed 5,895 meters height Kilimanjaro Mountain, which is the highest mountain of Africa.
22 February 2010 [19:18]

Georgia's parliamentary Speaker, vice Speaker to attend Yanukovych's inauguration

The Georgian Parliament Chairman David Bakradze and Deputy Speaker Mikheil Machavariani will attend the inauguration of Ukraine's new President Viktor Yanukovych.
22 February 2010 [19:11]

Iran rejects West’s proposal on Tehran reactor

The Foreign Ministry rejected Monday a plan proposed in a letter sent by the US, France and Russia on closure of Tehran’s Research Reactor calling the proposal “irrational.”
22 February 2010 [19:06]

Turkey's TOBB slams EU's visa policy

Head of a major union of chambers in Turkey has directed criticisms against European Union's strict visa requirements for Turkish nationals doing business and trade with the Union.
22 February 2010 [18:50]

Georgia's Eurovision 2010 entry to perform in Baku

The representative of Georgia at Eurovision 2010 will sing her contest song in Buta Palace in Baku.
22 February 2010 [18:38]

Iran hosts IAEA safety delegation

A delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has arrived in Tehran to assess the country's nuclear safety system, an Iranian nuclear official says.
22 February 2010 [18:33]

Turkish Red Crescent to send humanitarian aid to Mongolia

Turkish Red Crescent will send 9 tones of humanitarian assistance to Mongolia which was hit by strict winter conditions.
22 February 2010 [18:07]

Iran plans to build two more plants for uranium enrichment

Tehran continues to consider plans to start construction of two more plants on uranium enrichment in 2010, Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Director Ali Akbar Salehi said.
22 February 2010 [18:00]

Turkish PM: Turkey calls on OSCE MG to expedite Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution

Turkey calls upon the OSCE Minsk Group to accelerate the process of settling the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during his official visit to Spain today.
22 February 2010 [17:29]

Iranian Parliament Speaker to visit Japan

Feb.22 Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani will pay an official visit to Japan in the second half of the day.
22 February 2010 [17:16]

Police detain several high-ranking Turkish military generals

Turkish police have detained roughly a dozen former military commanders and have searched the homes of two retired Army generals.
22 February 2010 [17:08]

Armenia ranks 120 on corruption perceptions index

Armenia ranks 120th on the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2009 rating issued by international Transparency International.
22 February 2010 [16:42]

Georgian ice dancers perform original dance in Vancouver

Georgian Ice dancers Otar Japaridze and Allison Reed performed in the suits decorated in Georgian folk dress style at the Vancouver Winter Olympics on Feb. 21.
22 February 2010 [16:26]

Iran will produce nuclear fuel plates in 4 months

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has stated that the Islamic Republic will have the capacity to produce the plate-type dispersion nuclear fuel element in the coming months.
22 February 2010 [15:44]

Turkey-Armenia protocols' discussion not scheduled in Armenian parliament yet

The Armenian National Assembly will not debate the Protocols on normalization of relations with Turkey, as the standing committee on foreign affairs has not provided a positive conclusion yet.
22 February 2010 [15:22]

Iran unveils local version of Peugeot 207

Iran's state-owned car manufacturer Iran Khodro (IKCO) has unveiled a new Peugeot car as part of the country's plan to focus on production of cars with low fuel consumption.
22 February 2010 [15:16]

Turkish PM: Everyone in Turkey expects judicial reform

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Sunday that everyone is expecting judicial reform.
22 February 2010 [14:44]

Piquet held in front of Iran's embassy in Azerbaijan - PHOTOS

On February 22 World Azerbaijanis Congress and the Civil Solidarity Party of Azerbaijan held a protest action in front of Iran's embassy in Azerbaijan.
22 February 2010 [14:23]

Iran says terror team in northwest disbanded

Iranian security forces disbanded an armed terrorist group on Sunday in West Azerbaijan province, the Intelligence Ministry said.
22 February 2010 [13:12]

Iran expels foreign steward over Persian Gulf row

A Greek steward working for an Iranian airliner has been dismissed over insistence on the use of a forged term instead of Persian Gulf and threatening passengers during a flight.
22 February 2010 [13:05]

Israeli president targeted in Turkish poster

A huge poster showing Israel's president bowing to the Turkish prime minister was hung from an Istanbul crane Sunday in the latest round of sniping between the two nations.
22 February 2010 [12:06]

Traffic accident kills 3 people in Georgia

A traffic accident killed three people on the Tbilisi-Senaki-Leselidze highway last night.
22 February 2010 [11:15]

Iran Parliament introduces bill to review UK ties

The Iranian Parliament (Majlis) is working on a bill that calls on the government to reconsider Iran's relations with Britain, says a top Iranian lawmaker.
22 February 2010 [11:07]

Turkey's Prime Minister in Madrid for Spain summit

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Madrid, Spain on a state visit.
22 February 2010 [10:53]

Turkey's Foreign Minister meets Spanish FM in Madrid

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu had a meeting with Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos in Madrid on Sunday.
22 February 2010 [10:28]

Iran Jamaran destroyer completes first mission

Two days after its launch, Iran's domestically-manufactured Jamaran destroyer has completed its first mission in the waters of the Persian Gulf.
22 February 2010 [09:56]

Turkish parents fear children at risk of harm on the Internet

A group gathered for Safer Internet Day on Feb. 9. In Turkey the first ever Safer Internet Day event will be celebrated on Feb. 23.
22 February 2010 [09:47]

Iraian envoy: IAEA raising unnecessary suspicions about Iran

Iran's envoy to the IAEA has objected to the fact that suspicions have been raised about Tehran's nuclear activities only because it is not implementing voluntary protocols.
21 February 2010 [19:10]

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: There's no factor, that can affect the good relations between Azerbaijan and Iran

Azerbaijan's Parliament Speaker Ogtay Asadov met Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday in Tehran.