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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.
12 March 2010 [18:33]

Armenian President: Armenia-Poland relations have great potential

On March 12, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan received Polish delegation headed by Premier Donald Tusk.
12 March 2010 [18:26]

Turkey follows 'active diplomacy for global peace', Turkish FM says

Turkey's FM Davutoglu says "a very active diplomacy" needed for global peace and its an asset to "relations with the EU"
12 March 2010 [18:19]

Centre of Japanese Language and Culture to open at Tbilisi State University

Centre of the Japanese language and culture will open at Tbilisi State University today.
12 March 2010 [17:34]

Iran executes drug trafficker

Iran has executed drug trafficker named S.M in the Kuy-e Ramazan region in the Iranian Khuzestan province.
12 March 2010 [17:21]

Turkey says Catalonia apologized for Armenia vote

Turkish spokesperson said, that the head of the autonomous administration of Catalonia had apologized to Turkey for Armenian vote.
12 March 2010 [17:15]

US envoy in Georgia makes comment on annual report on human rights by US State Department

US Ambassador to Georgia John Bass has made a comment on the report on the human rights situation in Georgia, prepared by the US State Department.
12 March 2010 [17:00]

U.S. Department of State highly critical of Armenian authorities

On March 11, the U.S. Department of State released the 2009 Human Rights Report.
12 March 2010 [16:40]

Iranian president acknowledges Iranian contribution to religious values

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday acknowledged Iranian nation's contribution to religious values in the face of the Western ignorance of the religious and humanitarian principles.
12 March 2010 [16:30]

Experts: No quick return to 'golden era' of Turk-Israeli ties

Turkey’s ruling party was cited as the main reason for the breakdown in ties between Israel and Turkey during a conference on the two countries’ relations Thursday.
12 March 2010 [16:14]

Poland will adopt Armenia's practice in power plant construction

Poland will adopt Armenia’s practice in power plant construction, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk stated.
12 March 2010 [16:13]

Iran asks Dubai to track down Rigi passport forgers

Iran is taking steps to investigate how Jundallah terror chief Abdulmalek Rigi obtained forged passports prior to his arrest nearly two weeks ago.
12 March 2010 [15:21]

Iranian president to attend Conference on 'Eternal Luminaries' in Isfahan

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will leave for Isfahan on March 15 to take part in Conference on ‘Eternal Luminaries’ and launch several projects.
12 March 2010 [15:05]

Eurasian Development Bank to open representation in Armenia

At March 11 governmental sitting, terms for establishment of Eurasian Development Bank representation in Armenia were set down.
12 March 2010 [14:54]

EU enlargement official set to visit Turkey

Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that European Commissioner for enlargement Stefan Fule would pay a visit to Turkey on March 14 and 16.
12 March 2010 [14:30]

U.S. Department of State gives low assessment to human rights practices in Georgia in 2009

The U.S. Department of State has given a poor assessment to the human rights practices in Georgia in its 2009 report published on 11 March.
12 March 2010 [14:15]

Iranian Foreign Ministry: Iran will lead nuclear disarmament

Nuclear disarmament, creating Asian Union priorities of Iran diplomacy in next year, foreign ministry spokesman said.
12 March 2010 [13:55]

Turkey recalls envoy to Sweden over Armenia vote

Turkey recalled its ambassador to Sweden on Thursday after Swedish Parliament approved a resolution on Armenian allegations regarding 1915 incidents.
12 March 2010 [13:24]

Turkish FM to join "Future of Europe" meeting in Finland

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu left Dublin for Finland on Thursday.
12 March 2010 [12:40]

Iran honors veteran composer Alireza Mashayekhi

Iran honors veteran Iranian musician Alireza Mashayekhi for his lifetime achievements and praiseworthy contributions to Iranian music.
12 March 2010 [11:50]

Georgia's Tbilisi mayor candidiate to meet with ethnic minorities

The Alliance for Georgia leader and Tbilisi Mayor candidate Irakli Alasania continues his electoral campaign he started several days ago.
12 March 2010 [11:45]

Iranian president: Persian Gulf name irrefutable

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad insists the name of Persian Gulf is so indisputable that makes it beyond negotiation.
12 March 2010 [11:32]

Turkish PM visits quake-hit city

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited quake-hit Okcular village in the eastern province of Elazig on Thursday.
12 March 2010 [10:50]

Polish PM met with EUMM representatives in Georgia

Donald Tusk, who had arrived in Tbilisi on March, met with the EU Monitoring Mission.
12 March 2010 [10:43]

French FM: UN drafting new Iran sanctions

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner claims that the UN Security Council (UNSC) is drafting new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.
12 March 2010 [10:12]

Iran forms committee to release arrested journalist

Iran's foreign minister says a committee has been formed to explore diplomatic channels in the case of an Iranian journalist being held in Italian custody.
12 March 2010 [10:00]

Turkey, Algeria sign JEC protocol

Turkish and Algerian parties signed the protocol of Turkey-Algeria Joint Economic Commission (JEC) in the ninth term meeting on Thursday.
12 March 2010 [00:40]

Iranian journalist released after being detained for supporting Iranian-Azerbaijani football team

Amnesty International has welcomed the release of an Iranian football journalist who had gone on hunger strike after being detained for publishing posters supporting an Iranian-Azerbaijani football team.
11 March 2010 [23:50]

Ahmet Davutoglu says EU "needs Turkey in foreign policy"

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday that the EU needed Turkey in foreign policy.
11 March 2010 [22:17]

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan: Armenia will withdraw from the protocols with Turkey

Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan, while in France, gave an interview to a French newspaper Le Figaro, where he spoke out about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and the Turkish-Armenian relations.
11 March 2010 [19:20]

Georgian, Polish PMs debate bilateral relations

Donald Tusk, PM of Poland, who arrived in Georgia this morning, held a meeting with his Georgian counterpart Nikoloz Gilauri.
11 March 2010 [18:51]

Iran, Azerbaijan vow to broaden cooperation on Caspian Sea

Iran’s special envoy on Caspian Sea Mehdi Safari met on Thursday with Azeri President Ilham Aliyev on issues of mutual interests.
11 March 2010 [18:44]

Turkey signals opening of Heybeliada Seminary

Turkey's Deputy PM gave a signal that Heybeliada Seminary will be opened, saying the government found the demand "justified".