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16 March 2010 [08:20]

Iranian Ambassador says Iran ready to mediate in Nagorno-Karabakh dispute

The Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan has said that Iran is ready to mediate to help resolve the territorial dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
15 March 2010 [20:40]

Senior EU official sets condition for Turkey visa facility

EU Commissioner for enlargement Fuele set conditions to provide visa facility to Turkish citizens in a demand the government increased efforts.
15 March 2010 [20:07]

Iran's defence Minister: US Defence Minister's statements disclose US vicious goals in region

Minister of Defense Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said Monday that the recent statements of his US counterpart have disclosed Washington’s vicious goals in the region.
15 March 2010 [19:35]

Iran sees no need for hike in OPEC output

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries expects appetite for crude to remain weak throughout the first half of 2010.
15 March 2010 [19:25]

Turkish FM defines EU "strategical target" for Turkey

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday that European Union (EU) was a strategical essential target for Turkey.
15 March 2010 [19:15]

France wants unilateral Iran sanctions amid disagreements

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner has urged European states to close ranks and take unilateral action against Iran over its nuclear program.
15 March 2010 [18:53]

Iran's customs agency arrests smugglers

The Iranian customs officials detained the person who tried to smuggle contraband into Azerbaijan in large quantities.
15 March 2010 [18:43]

Georgian police chief trips to Italy

Minister of Interior of Georgia Vano Merabishvili wrapped up his official visit to Italy, where he held meeting with the Italian counterpart.
15 March 2010 [18:18]

Iran warns aggressors of destruction, collapse

Amid threats by Israel and certain powers of a military assault on Iran, a top Iranian commander has warned such countries of "destruction and collapse."
15 March 2010 [18:10]

EBRD President to visit Armenia

15 March 2010 [17:28]

Iran's Interior Minister to visit Azerbaijan

Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar will visit Azerbaijan in late April - early May, Iran's Deputy Interior Minister in the parliament Mehdi Mohammadifar said.
15 March 2010 [16:45]

Turkey's unemployment rate up by 13.5 percent

Turkey's unemployment rate increased 0.4 percent to 13.5 percent in December 2009, Turkish Board of Statistics, TurkStat, said on Monday.
15 March 2010 [16:30]

Abkhazian legal government has new member in Cabinet

Abkhazian legal government has a new minister of Health Care.
15 March 2010 [16:25]

Iran says Brazil's President plans official visit

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil is planning to pay an official visit to Tehran in May, an Iranian official said Sunday.
15 March 2010 [15:39]

Georgian PM visits Brussels

Georgian Prime Minister Nika Gilauri left for Brussels on a working visit on March 14, the government’s press office reported.
15 March 2010 [15:18]

Iranian leader appoints IRGC ground forces commander

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has appointed Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour as the new commander of the ground forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
15 March 2010 [15:05]

Two drown in river in Georgia as bridge breaks down

Two people have died in Keda district of Adjara Region on March 14.
15 March 2010 [14:42]

Tehran accused US of launching "cyber war" against Iran

Tehran has accused the United States of having launched a "cyber war" against Iran, state television network IRIB reported.
15 March 2010 [14:07]

Iranian protestors sentenced to death

Six people arrested during the riots on Ashura Day were sentenced to death, Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dovlatabadi said.
15 March 2010 [13:17]

UN resident coordinator: Iran has achieved many MDGs

UN Resident Coordinator in the Islamic Republic of Iran Ms. Consuelo Vidal said here Sunday that Iran has done a lot to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
15 March 2010 [12:25]

French FM: EU ready for unilateral Iran sanctions

European Union member states are ready to impose unilateral sanctions on Iran because of its nuclear programme if the United Nations fails to agree on the issue, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner confirmed Sunday.
15 March 2010 [11:05]

Turkey's President in Congo for meetings

Turkey's President Abdullah Gul arrived in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday.
15 March 2010 [10:39]

Turkey's PM tells Romans all citizens "equal"

Erdogan said this was the first time Roman citizens were taken as interlocutor by the Turkish government.
15 March 2010 [08:40]

Iran's leader calls for boycott of fire festival

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, urged Iranians to boycott a Persian fire festival on Tuesday, calling it un-Islamic and harmful, state media reported.
15 March 2010 [08:30]

Georgia opposition accused government over TV "war" hoax

Georgia's opposition accused the government of being behind a fake primetime news report that Russian tanks had entered the capital at the call of the opposition, causing widespread panic.
15 March 2010 [08:20]

U.S. Secretary of Defense: United States sees resolution on "genocide" a mistake

The U.S. secretary of defense said on Saturday that the United States very strongly felt that the resolution on the Armenian allegations regarding incidents of 1915 a mistake.
13 March 2010 [15:22]

Indonesia to resume $600 million fertilizer project in Iran

The Indonesian government says it plans to resume setting up a joint 600-million-dollar fertilizer factory project in Iran.
13 March 2010 [15:07]

Iranian president's Chief of Staff meets Berlin-based Iranian expats

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Chief of Staff Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei held a meeting with Iranian expatriates in Berlin on Friday evening.
13 March 2010 [14:35]

Brazil stresses Iran's role in Middle East, rejects sanctions

Brazil has highlighted Iran's role in the region, reiterating that Tehran must be part of a solution to any conflict in the Middle East.
13 March 2010 [14:15]

Iranian FM spokesman stresses need for unity among Palestinian groups

Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mihman-Parast said Iran was for the unity and solidarity among Palestinian groups against the usurper regime of Israel.
13 March 2010 [13:58]

Turkey's TUSIAD delays visit to US

A scheduled visit by the executive board members of the Turkish Industrialists' & Businessmen's Association (TUSIAD) to Washington D.C. on March 16 and 17 was postponed.
13 March 2010 [13:44]

Iran sets foreign policy priorities for new year

Tehran lays out its foreign policy objectives for the new Iranian year, citing the nuclear issue, atomic disarmament and broader diplomatic ties as major priorities.
13 March 2010 [13:32]

Turkey to Sweden: Politicization of history is "big mistake"

Turkey's foreign minister said, "it is impossible to accept approval of the resolution on Armenian allegations by the Swedish parliament."
13 March 2010 [13:18]

US concerned about Iran's religious detentions

The United States on Friday raised concerns about Iran's alleged persecution of religious minorities, including people of the Baha'i religion.
13 March 2010 [12:53]

Birth tourism in US on the rise for Turkish parents

With more Turkish parents wanting their child to be born in the US, tourism companies are starting to offer ‘birth tourism’ packages to US cities.
13 March 2010 [12:48]

Georgia establishes diplomatic relations with the Maldives

Georgia and the Republic of Maldives have signed a joint communiqué on establishment on diplomatic and consular relations.
13 March 2010 [12:41]

Iran announces electricity distribution to villages

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced on Friday that electricity has been provided to almost all villages across the country.
13 March 2010 [12:13]

Brazilian businessmen visit Turkish chamber in Izmir

Brazilian businessmen visited on Friday a Turkish chamber of industry in the Aegean province of Izmir.
13 March 2010 [11:43]

Italian embassy in Turkey says it did not recognize Armenia claims

Italy said on Friday that it was not among countries recognizing Armenian allegations regarding 1915 incidents.
13 March 2010 [11:05]

Turkey's PM calls Sweden vote "inconsiderate"

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that approval of Armenian resolution in the Swedish parliament was an "inconsiderate and inequitable" decision.
12 March 2010 [19:22]

Russia's opposition leader disclaims rumours about his meeting with Saakashvili

Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky disclaimed messages about his meeting with President of Georgia in Batumi.