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06 April 2010 [17:02]

Georgia to open thirteen new diplomatic missions in 2010

In 2010, Georgia will open its diplomatic missions in 13 countries, Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze said.
06 April 2010 [16:46]

Turkish Prime Minister invites France's Sarkozy to Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that France should change its view about Turkey, adding, "French President Nicolas Sarkozy should come and see today's Turkey."
06 April 2010 [16:06]

Georgian opposition to head for U.S.

Members of the National Council of Georgia, including 6 opposition parties, will soon head for the United States to meet with local authorities.
06 April 2010 [15:43]

Armenian FM, EU delegation discuss bilateral cooperation

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian held a meeting on April 6 with a delegation led by EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule.
06 April 2010 [14:59]

Iran rejects new sanctions as 'illogical'

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has dismissed as "illogical" any fresh sanctions against Tehran over its nuclear work.
06 April 2010 [14:52]

Turkey pre-empts any exclusion of Baku in Armenia normalization

Ankara believes Azerbaijan is an integral part of a solution to the problem in the Caucasus and says its exclusion from the process is out of the question.
06 April 2010 [14:43]

Georgia-NATO Inter-Parliamentary Council opened in Tbilisi

An inaugural meeting of Georgia-NATO Inter-Parliamentary Council was opened in Tbilisi on April 6.
06 April 2010 [14:20]

EU enlargement chief presses Turkey on Armenia

European Union Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule on Tuesday urged Turkey to press on with stalled reconciliation efforts with Armenia and linked the issue with Ankara's EU membership bid.
06 April 2010 [14:00]

Iran rejects US claim of arms aid to Afghan militants

Iran has rejected accusations by the top US military commander that it is providing weapons to the militants in Afghanistan.
06 April 2010 [13:34]

Turkey's PM says backs peace, stability in Bosnia

Erdogan said that no one could talk about lasting peace and stability in the Balkans unless the two were ensured in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
06 April 2010 [12:44]

North Ossetian part of Russian-Georgian state border to be controlled by Kazaks

North Ossetian part of Russian-Georgian state border will be controlled by Kazaks, Itar-Tass reports.
06 April 2010 [12:35]

Erdogan says Turkey, Russia may remove visa requirement in May

Erdogan said Turkey had mutually lifted visa requirements with 25 countries since 2002.
06 April 2010 [10:37]

Iranian FM urges Italy to free detained Iranians

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has called on Italy to secure the release of two Iranian citizens jailed in Rome on charges of arms trafficking.
06 April 2010 [10:26]

Georgia nominates candidate for post of ambassador to Azerbaijan

The Georgian Parliamentary Bureau will consider the nomination of a candidate for post of the country's ambassador to Azerbaijan.
06 April 2010 [09:46]

Georgia expects no Russian aggression at the moment

Georgia currently expects no armed aggression from Russia, Georgia's Deputy Foreign Minister stated Nino Kalandadze said.
06 April 2010 [09:35]

Turkish PM to join closing ceremony of Turkey events in France

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will travel to France on Tuesday to meet French President Nicolas Sarkozy and take part at the closing ceremony of the "Season of Turkey" events in Paris.
06 April 2010 [09:26]

Russia says diplomacy with Iran still viable

Moscow still hopes that a diplomatic solution to the "standoff over Iran's nuclear program" will work, Russia's deputy foreign minister says.
06 April 2010 [09:07]

Armenia to attend international economic forum in Tbilisi

The 4th international Economic Development Forum will be held in Tbilisi April 7-10.
06 April 2010 [08:54]

Aussie consortium to develop Iranian oil fields

Iran is to sign a contract with an Iranian-Australian consortium for the development of three onshore oil fields, says a senior official of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC).
05 April 2010 [18:39]

Turkish organization to send letter to U.S President on eve of April 24th

Day of Remembrance for the victims of the so-called "Armenian genocide", the Turkish Group ASIMED will send a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama not to pronounce the "genocide" word.
05 April 2010 [18:05]

Turkish Prime Minister to join closing ceremony of Turkey events in France

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will travel to France on Tuesday to meet French President Nicolas Sarkozy and take part at the closing ceremony of the "Season of Turkey" events in Paris.
05 April 2010 [17:54]

Turkish-Azeri firm says targets $400 mln of annual turnover

DHT Holding's Turkish-Azerbaijan joint venture company, DHT Metal, targets to sell 450,000 tons of iron-steel and reach 400 million USD of annual turnover.
05 April 2010 [17:38]

Iran to privatize over 500 state-owned firms

The deputy head of Iran's Privatization Organization has announced that the country aims to raise some $12.5 billion by privatizing more than 500 state-owned firms.
05 April 2010 [17:12]

Georgian Patriarch calls on government to defend prisoners' rights

Catholicos Patriarch of Georgia Illia the Second asks Government to create the system more defending prisoners' rights.
05 April 2010 [16:44]

Iranian Foreign Minister flies to Italy to pursue Masoumi-Nejad's fate

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki is slated to meet the family of Hamid Masoumi-Nejad, a veteran Iranian reporter jailed in Italy on charges of arms trafficking, in Italy.
05 April 2010 [16:37]

Turkish Defense Minister meets Ethiopian counterpart

Turkish National Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul met with Defense Minister Siraj Fegessa of Ethiopia in Ankara on Monday.
05 April 2010 [15:50]

Turkish Foreign Minister meets with Iraqi Vice President

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met with Iraqi Vice President Adil Abdul-Mahdi in Ankara on Monday.
05 April 2010 [15:42]

U.S. allocates Georgia $8 million for military needs

Georgia and five more countries will receive financial aid from the U.S. for participation in Afghan mission.
05 April 2010 [15:22]

Iran says legality of N-plans "beyond any doubt"

Iran says the legality of its enrichment activities is “beyond reasonable doubt” as world powers explore ways to apply new sanctions on the country in a matter of weeks.
05 April 2010 [15:13]

European Commissioner for Enlargement to visit Tbilisi

EU Commissioner for Enlargement and the European Neighborhood Policy Štefan Fule will visit Tbilisi on Apr. 7-9.
05 April 2010 [14:51]

Four Armenians killed in LA restaurant shooting

Authorities have identified the four men killed in a shooting at a San Fernando Valley restaurant, as the search for the gunman continues.
05 April 2010 [13:53]

Turkey's Arabic TV begins broadcasting

Turkey's state-run Radio and TV Corp. (TRT) has launched a new TV channel broadcasting in Arabic.
05 April 2010 [13:06]

Iranian president asks Majlis to review subsidy reform plan

After the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) rejected the government's subsidy reform plan, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calls on the legislative body to make a revision in the bill.
05 April 2010 [11:47]

Iran international nuclear disarmament summit widely welcomed

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast says Tehran's international conference on nuclear disarmament has been widely welcomed.
05 April 2010 [10:55]

Iranian Parliament vows cooperation with government

After the Leader of the Islamic Revolution highlighted the significance of implementing the approved subsidy reform bill, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani vows to cooperate with the government.
05 April 2010 [10:46]

Turkey changed its ambassador to Israel

Turkish ambassador to Israel Oğuz Çelikkol has been replaced by Kerim Uras following the low seat crisis between Turkey and Israel.
05 April 2010 [10:19]

Turkish court orders rearrest of coup plot officers

An Istanbul court ordered on Sunday the rearrest of 19 serving and retired military officers charged over an alleged plot to overthrow the government.
05 April 2010 [10:16]

Iran plays down significance of UN sanctions

Amid US calls for swift UN sanctions against Iran, a senior lawmaker says Western powers should have learned by now the "futility" of any economic measure against Tehran over its nuclear work.
05 April 2010 [09:50]

Turkish Premier Meets With Qatari Crown Prince

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Crown Prince Shaikh Tamim bin Tamim Hamad al-Thani of Qatar on Sunday.
05 April 2010 [09:15]

Iran complains over FIFA ban on hijab

Iran has sent letters to five international sports organizations to complain about FIFA's decision to ban Iranian women footballers from wearing hijab.
05 April 2010 [08:53]

Georgian President pardons 431 convicts

The President pardoned 431 convicts, 37 out of which are women on April 3.
05 April 2010 [08:45]

Debate on Turkey reforms to begin this week

Debates on the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party's constitutional amendment package will begin this week.
05 April 2010 [08:37]

West Azerbaijan to host Iranian president on April 7

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is planned to visit West Azarbaijan province next Wednesday to pay his third round of provincial tours there, an official said Monday.
03 April 2010 [21:28]

Germany's Westerwelle lauds Turkey's role as mediator

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said Turkey had an important mediation role in promoting peace, according to a newspaper interview released Saturday.
03 April 2010 [13:25]

Iranian Foreign Minister: Iran strongly supports nukes annihilation

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Friday that Iran and Gabon strongly support the annihilation of nuclear weapons across the world.
03 April 2010 [13:12]

Turkish PM Erdogan due to Bosnia and France

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay formal visits to Bosnia-Herzegovina and France.
03 April 2010 [12:55]

Armenian Prime Minister hospitalized