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30 March 2010 [11:11]

German chancellor urges Turkey to vote in unison with West at UN Security Council on Iran's nuclear program

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Turkey to vote in unison with the U.S. and the EU at the UN Security Council on Iran's nuclear program.
30 March 2010 [10:46]

Iran ready to cooperate with new airlines

The Islamic Republic of Iran voices readiness to cooperate with new aviation companies, as the country braces for redoubled effort and work in the new Iranian year (started March 21).
30 March 2010 [10:31]

CoE Secretary General to prepare new report on Russian-Georgian war

Council of Europe Secretary-General Thorbjoern Jagland will prepare a new report on the Russian-Georgian war.
30 March 2010 [10:14]

Turkey condemns terrorist attacks in Russia

Turkey's Foreign Ministry released a statement which said it strongly condemned two suicide attacks in Moscow.
30 March 2010 [09:28]

Iran condemns Moscow attacks

30 March 2010 [09:20]

Turkish president and German chancellor discuss Turkey's EU accession process

Turkish President Abdullah Gul and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed on Monday Turkey's accession process to the European Union (EU) and integration of Turks living in Germany.
30 March 2010 [09:12]

Armenian FM meets OSCE MG co-chairs

30 March 2010 [08:45]

G8 foreign ministers to discuss Iran's nuclear programme

The nuclear dispute with Iran and disarmament issues will be high on the agenda when the foreign ministers of the G8 countries meet later Monday in Gatineau, near Ottawa.
29 March 2010 [18:04]

Clinton "assures" Turkey on Armenia bill

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has assured Turkey the White House opposes an Armenian bill, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
29 March 2010 [17:49]

Turkey warns Germany of sanctions over religious-language issues

Celik said, there were problems in Germany regarding religious and language education.
29 March 2010 [17:17]

Turkish PM hopes reforms go to parliament Tuesday

Erdogan said government's constitutional amendment bill was likely be submitted to parliament on Tuesday.
29 March 2010 [16:35]

Turkey's PM reiterates call for diplomacy over Iran

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for diplomatic means to resolve a dispute between the West and Iran over Tehran's nuclear program.
29 March 2010 [16:28]

Reports about Armenian citizens among victims of Moscow subway blast untrue

Reports claiming that there were Armenian citizens among the victims in Moscow subway blast are untrue.
29 March 2010 [16:13]

Iran urges global nuclear disarmament

An Iranian lawmaker has warned against Israel's nuclear arsenals and called for adoption of strict acts to establish a world free from weapons of mass destruction.
29 March 2010 [15:11]

German chancellor to visit Turkey, with EU membership key issue

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was due to arrive Monday in Turkey for a two-day visit that is set to be overshadowed by Berlin and Ankara's different visions for Turkey's place in Europe.
29 March 2010 [14:58]

IPU weighs Iran bid against Israeli settlements

An Iranian-proposed resolution condemning Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian lands is making headway at the 122nd Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) meeting.
29 March 2010 [14:51]

Direct Yerevan-Tel Aviv-Yerevan flight launched

Armavia airway company launched direct Yerevan-Tel Aviv-Yerevan flight on March 28.
29 March 2010 [14:46]

Georgian delegations leaves for Geneva

Georgian official delegation left for Switzerland on Monday to attend the tenth round of international negotiations in Geneva on March 30.
29 March 2010 [14:24]

Turkish Minister in Qatar for defense industry fair

Turkish Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul, who is in Qatar to attend a defense industry fair, began talks with Qatari officials.
29 March 2010 [14:20]

Iran raps West's dual stance on terrorism

Iran holds certain states' double standard policies toward terrorist groups accountable for thwarting international efforts to eradicate terrorism.
29 March 2010 [13:45]

Iranian top cleric urges 'firm stance' against Israel

A senior Iranian cleric has called on the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to adopt a "firm stance" on the reopening of a Jewish synagogue near the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
29 March 2010 [13:03]

Meeting of EU-Georgia parliamentary committee to be held in Tbilisi

The 12th meeting of the EU-Georgia parliamentary committee will be held in Tbilisi.
29 March 2010 [12:51]

Turkish mayor suspended over corruption charges

Turkish interior minister has suspended the mayor of Adana following corruption charges.
29 March 2010 [11:18]

Large-scale pardon scheduled for Easter in Georgia

A large-scale pardon is scheduled for Easter in Georgia.
29 March 2010 [10:47]

Iran issues stamp celebrating International Day of Nowruz

Iran has unveiled a postage stamp exclusively published to commemorate the UN-recognized International Day of Nowruz.
29 March 2010 [09:24]

Getting general education to become easier for foreign citizens in Georgia

Getting general education will become easier for foreign citizens and people without citizenship in Georgia.
29 March 2010 [08:45]

Ahmadinejad: Prosperity, success expected in New Year

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has forecast success and prosperity for the nation in the new Iranian year (started March 21).
28 March 2010 [16:45]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will press Turkey on integration of immigrants

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is set to arrive in Turkey Monday on a visit, says she will press Ankara to help integrate Turkish immigrants into German society.
28 March 2010 [16:11]

Armenian Defense Minister: Armenia to return Azerbaijani prisoner & two soldier bodies to Azerbaijan

Armenia will return Azerbaijani prisoner & two soldier bodies to Azerbaijan, Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian said during a meeting with the U.S. co-chair of the MG OSCE Robert Bradtke.
28 March 2010 [10:30]

Turkish PM: Israel's attacks on Jerusalem are unacceptable

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Palestine issue was the most important problem which needed an immediate solution in the region.
27 March 2010 [14:39]

Secretariat to be established in Tehran to conduct events on Novruz holiday

A declaration was adopted at the first international ceremony in Iran in connection with United Nations' conferring international status upon Novruz Holiday.
27 March 2010 [14:07]

Iran's FM: Necessary to create unified Nowruz holiday spreading center

It is necessary to create a single center to spread Novruz holiday worldwide, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said at Nowruz celebration ceremony in Tehran March 27.
27 March 2010 [13:52]

Georgia's GDP declines 3.9%

27 March 2010 [13:38]

Asian Development Bank to allot $300 million in loan to Armenia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) plans to allocate a U.S. $300m loan to Armenia for implementation of several projects in Yerevan.
27 March 2010 [13:18]

Turkmen president: Turkmenistan needs to strengthen ties with Iran

On March 27, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov will make a working visit to Iran to attend celebrations of the regional holiday - Nowruz Bayram.
27 March 2010 [12:54]

Turkish PM to attend Arab League Summit

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will depart for Libya on the evening hours in his next stop for foreign affairs on Friday.
27 March 2010 [12:47]

In Iran visit, Brazilian president hopes to prevent Iraq war 'mistake'

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil listens as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a special session of the Knesset (Israeli parliament). Israel has long threatened to attack Iran.
27 March 2010 [12:24]

Turkey's PM meets Armenian community leader

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met representatives of the Armenian and Assyrian community on Friday.
27 March 2010 [12:11]

Russia's LUKoil exits Iran under US pressure

Russia's largest privately-owned crude oil producer has announced it is pulling out of Iran's Anaran oil project due to sanctions imposed by the United States.