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08 February 2010 [14:08]

Iran says CIA agents arrested ahead of Feb. 11 rally

Iran said Saturday it arrested seven people, including two Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operatives, who planned to stoke unrest and violence on a march scheduled for February 11.
08 February 2010 [13:38]

Georgia to hold local elections in May

Local elections in Georgia and direct elections of Tbilisi Mayor will take place on May 30, said Manana Manjgaladze, Spokesperson for the Georgian president.
08 February 2010 [13:22]

Parliament has missed opportunity for new constitution, says Turkish president

Turkish President Abdullah Gül said Sunday there was a consensus that Turkey needed a better constitution, however that the opportunity for it had been missed.
08 February 2010 [12:46]

Iran says home-made stealth drone tested

Iran has successfully tested the prototype of its first domestically-built stealth drone, a senior Air Force commander said Sunday.
08 February 2010 [12:23]

Foreign Minister of Georgia to visit Italy

Foreign Minister of Georgia Grigol Vashadze will pay a working visit to the Republic of Italy today.
08 February 2010 [11:42]

Iranian leader: Israel moving in downward spiral

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Israel is moving in a downward spiral that will lead to its collapse.
08 February 2010 [11:35]

Armenian Deputy FM to visit Syria

08 February 2010 [11:15]

Georgian parliament to start discussions over new amnesty bill

The Georgian Parliament will start discussion of a new amnesty bill today.
08 February 2010 [10:44]

Turkey's PM opens private hospital in Istanbul

Turkish Prime Minister said institutions like the IMF, World Bank and OECD, have all affirmed that Turkey would be among countries of the world that will grow the fastest in 2010 and 2011.
08 February 2010 [10:30]

Pakistan extradites Jundallah terrorists to Iran

Pakistani security forces have captured several members of the Jundallah terrorist group and handed them over to Iranian authorities.
08 February 2010 [09:58]

President Gul underlines importance of CoE for human rights and democracy

Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Sunday that mission of Council of Europe in rooting common values like human rights and democracy was very important.
08 February 2010 [07:40]

Turkish President Gul arrived in India

06 February 2010 [14:40]

Turkish tourism minister in Iran for meeting

Turkish Culture & Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay arrived in Tehran, Iran on Saturday to have a series of talks.
06 February 2010 [14:22]

Turkey, Afghanistan discuss security, training of police

Turkey's Interior Minister Besir Atalay had a meeting with his Afghan counterpart Mohammad Hanif Atmar at his office in Ankara.
06 February 2010 [12:56]

Turkish Cypriot president: Intergration with world the way forward for Cyprus

The Turkish Cypriot president said that he foresaw his country's future in integration with the world on Friday.
06 February 2010 [12:45]

Tehran welcomes nuclear deal, with alterations

Iran's foreign minister says he hopes that an agreement on the nuclear fuel proposal will soon be reached, but with the changes that Tehran seeks.
06 February 2010 [11:30]

Iranian FM upbeat on reaching a nuclear fuel swap deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki expressed cautious optimism on reaching a nuclear fuel exchange agreement.
06 February 2010 [10:40]

Iranian Companies Attend In Baghdad International Exhibition

More than 50 Iranian companies participated in Baghdad 36th International Fair.
06 February 2010 [10:20]

Turkey's new party BDP says to put distance between PKK

Turkey's Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party has pledged to be more cautious than a predecessor party banned last year for ties with separatist PKK.
06 February 2010 [09:55]

Saakashvili discussed cooperation issues with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State

Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, held a meeting with James Steinberg, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, and Phillip Gordon, Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs.
06 February 2010 [09:30]

Turkey's PM expected to visit France

05 February 2010 [19:29]

Residents of South Ossetia ask the USA no to arm Georgia

Residents of South Ossetia sent a letter to U.S. Senator Richard Lugar. They ask the USA to renounce plans to supply Georgia with armaments, as it can be used against region's civilians.
05 February 2010 [19:05]

Iran envisions NAM support on nuclear work

The Non-Aligned Movement is set to present the IAEA Board of Governors a declaration in support of Iran's nuclear program, a senior Iranian official says.
05 February 2010 [18:53]

Turkish Minister sees Cyprus as "education base"

Turkish National Education Minister Nimet Cubukcu said on Friday that Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) was very suitable for being an education base.
05 February 2010 [18:35]

Turkey's top general in self-criticism over headscarf barring

Turkey's top general found barring Turkish PM's wife from entering a military hospital because of her headscarf "indefensible".
05 February 2010 [18:26]

Georgian journalist detained in Ukraine

Today Zurab Khvistiani, the journalist of Imedi [Georgian TV company], was detained by Ukrainian police in Borispol airport.
05 February 2010 [17:54]

Turkey's PM expected to visit France

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to make a trip to French capital Paris in April, diplomats said on Friday.
05 February 2010 [17:19]

Alternate Foreign Minister of Greece says Greek government wants cooperation with Turkey

Alternate Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas of Greece said on Thursday that the new Greek government, led by George Papandreou, wanted to boost cooperation spirit with Turkey.
05 February 2010 [16:25]

Turkish Foreign Minister sees "Turkish era" in PACE's new term

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met Thursday Mevlut Cavusoglu, newly-elected Turkish president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).
05 February 2010 [16:15]

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State: U.S supports Georgia's territorial integrity and sovereignty

The United States supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg stated at the Tbilisi International Airport, leaving Georgia.
05 February 2010 [16:00]

Turkish industry minister to hold talks with Saudi officials

Turkish industry minister will travel to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Friday to hold formal talks.
05 February 2010 [15:50]

Former Pakistani diplomat supports Iran's peaceful nuclear program

Tariq Fatemi, a retired senior Pakistani diplomat supported Iran's right to develop nuclear energy for peaceful means.
05 February 2010 [15:40]

U.S. Foreign Affairs Committee schedules vote on Armenian "Genocide" resolution

U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Howard Berman (D-CA) has scheduled a vote of his panel on the Armenian "Genocide" Resolution, H.Res.252, for Thursday, March 4, reports the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).
05 February 2010 [15:30]

NATO meeting begins in Turkey

05 February 2010 [14:43]

Armenia’s Healthcare Ministry to regulate price of pharmaceuticals

Armenia’s Ministry of Healthcare will focus on three main programs of activity this year, said Deputy Minister of Healthcare Tatul Hakobyan at a press conference today.
05 February 2010 [14:20]

Russian Deputy PM in Armenia

05 February 2010 [13:50]

Italy's ENI to pull out of Iran

05 February 2010 [13:07]

U.S. delegation arrived in Tbilisi

05 February 2010 [12:33]

Turkish President to visit India, Bangladesh next week

Turkish President Abdullah Gul will participate in a NATO event to take place Friday on the sidelines of informal two-day Istanbul meeting of NATO defense ministers.
05 February 2010 [12:27]

Georgian delegation headed for Munich

05 February 2010 [12:11]

'Russia guarantees delivery of S-300 system to Iran'

Iran's ambassador to Russia says Moscow has guaranteed that it will deliver the S-300 missile defense system to Iran.
05 February 2010 [12:05]

Turkish Minister says Eurasia very important over energy

Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz said on Thursday that Eurasia was a very important region in regard to energy.
05 February 2010 [11:18]

Turkish State Minister sees Turkey resumed positive growth

Turkish State Minister for Economy & Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said on Thursday, "I think Turkey has resumed its positive growth as of the last quarter of 2009."
05 February 2010 [11:06]

US using anti-Iran disinfo to sell missile shield

The US has begun stepping up it's anti-Iran propaganda to justify its decision to deploy a missile shield in Europe.
05 February 2010 [10:37]

Georgian minister: Not pipeline, but ethnic Azerbaijanis living in Georgia link Azerbaijan and Georgia

Trend News interviewed Georgian State Reintegration Minister Temur Yakobashvili, who is on visit to Strasbourg.
05 February 2010 [10:27]

Iran, Pakistan review mutual cooperation, regional developments

Pakistani Parliament Speaker Ms. Fahmideh Mirza met on Thursday with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
05 February 2010 [10:20]

Turkey says to expand "zero problem policy" to Eurasia

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey is determined to expand its “zero problem-maximum cooperation policy” towards to Eurasia.
04 February 2010 [21:03]

Iranian Foreign Minister: Threat to Iran amounts to threat to Turkey

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and his Iranian counterpart, Manouchehr Mottaki, spoke to journalists at a joint press conference after their talks.
04 February 2010 [20:46]

China warns against talks of Iran sanctions

China has warned world powers against threatening Iran with sanctions over its nuclear energy program, saying such a move could prove to be counterproductive.