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20 January 2010 [14:17]

Georgian PM meets with Egyptian counterpart

Georgia's Prime Minister Nikoloz Gilauri held meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Ahmed Nazif in the course of his visit to Egypt.
20 January 2010 [14:00]

Turkey says UK ruling may lead Greeks to quit Cyprus peace talks

"Such a decision may result in the Greek Cypriot administration's withdrawal from the goal of a solution", Turkish statement said.
20 January 2010 [13:55]

US says latest Iran talks were constructive

The United States has declared that the P5+1 group's latest talks on the nuclear standoff with Iran have been constructive.
20 January 2010 [13:35]

Armenia, UAE discuss agricultural cooperation

As part of the World Future Energy Summit, Armenian Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Territorial Administration Armen Gevorgyan met UAE Minister of Nature Protection Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahadi.
20 January 2010 [13:27]

Georgian president to visit Estonia

The Georgian leader will meet with his Estonian counterpart, PM and speaker in Vilnius on Jan. 20.
20 January 2010 [12:57]

Tbilsi mayor accuses Russian Newsweek of wrong interpretation of his words

Mayor of Tbilisi Gigi Ugulava accuses Russian Newsweek of wrong interpretation of his words.
20 January 2010 [12:32]

Iran wants world action against war crimes in Gaza

Iran's foreign minister said Tuesday that the international community must move to prosecute Israeli authorities over the war crimes committed during the 2008-2009 incursion into the Gaza Strip.
20 January 2010 [12:20]

Turkey to send $1 mln-aid to flood-hit Northern Cyprus

Turkey will send a financial aid of 1 million USD to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus following recent flood disaster.
20 January 2010 [11:56]

Georgian PM trips to Egypt

Georgian Prime Minister Nika Gilauri headed for Egypt with an official visit on Jan. 19.
20 January 2010 [11:48]

Armenian gunman shot dead on contact line of Azerbaijani, Armenian armies

An Armenian gunman was shot dead while trying to cross over the contact line towards Fuzuli region of Azerbaijan.
20 January 2010 [11:34]

Iran denies Russian fighter airspace access

Iran denied passage to a Russian Su-27 fighter even though its flight plan had been cleared in advance, Russia's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
20 January 2010 [11:28]

Turkey, Saudi Arabia agree on health cooperation

Turkey and Saudi Arabia have agreed to launch preliminary works for cooperation in health sector, Turkey's health minister said on Tuesday.
20 January 2010 [11:18]

Armenian Armed Forces break ceasefire

20 January 2010 [11:12]

Armenian FM meet with OSCE MG co-chairs

20 January 2010 [11:00]

Estonians protest Georgian president's visit

Activists of a number of Estonian public organizations campaign against Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili's visit to their country.
20 January 2010 [10:45]

Ahmadinejad blames US for global air pollution

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Tuesday blamed the capitalist systems and US policies as the main causes of air pollution in the world.
20 January 2010 [10:33]

Turkey says arrested 13 al-Qaida suspects in raids

Turkish police arrested 13 suspected al-Qaida members in an operation in the capital city of Ankara, officials said on Tuesday.
20 January 2010 [10:15]

Armenian FM says he is surprised at Turkish Foreign Ministry's statement

Armenian Foreign Minister says he is surprised at Turkish Foreign Ministry's statement.
20 January 2010 [10:05]

Georgia establishes diplomatic relations with Peru, Botsvana

Georgia and the Republic of Botsvana signed joint communiqué to establish diplomatic relations on Jan. 15.
20 January 2010 [09:47]

'Russian fighter jet allowed to fly over Iran'

Iran has agreed to allow a Russian fighter jet to use its airspace to get to an international air show in Bahrain, a Russian website reported.
20 January 2010 [09:34]

EU to train Turkish central bank officials

The European Commission will train central bank officials of candidate countries, including Turkey.
19 January 2010 [22:00]

Health minister says swine flu cases down in Turkey

Turkey's health minister said Tuesday swine flu infections have petered out in the country.
19 January 2010 [20:46]

Iran symphony to play in Europe for peace

A unique collection of some of the leading Iranian classical musicians has planned to perform a Peace and Friendship Symphony in Europe in the near future.
19 January 2010 [20:27]

Iran humanitarian aid arrives in Haiti

Iran's Red Crescent Society says about 30 tonnes of humanitarian aid including food, tents and medicine in the company of a group of rescuers arrived in Haiti.
19 January 2010 [19:55]

Turkey calls for mutual visa removal with Egypt

Ergun said the visa requirement between Turkey and Egypt must be ended.
19 January 2010 [19:33]

Iran sees traces of 'realism' in nuclear talks

After world powers failed to agree on new sanctions against Iran, Tehran says the parties involved in the UN-backed talks on Iran's nuclear program were showing ”traces of realism.”
19 January 2010 [19:17]

Erdogan calls on Saudi businessmen to invest in Turkey

The Turkish prime minister expressed his assurance on Tuesday to raise trade volume with Saudi Arabia.
19 January 2010 [18:52]

Foreigners to invest $20bn in Iran's oil, gas

Iran has received proposals worth around $20 billion for investment in its oil and gas sector from foreign companies, the Iranian oil minister has announced.
19 January 2010 [18:49]

Turkey expects "natural gas gesture" from Iran, Russia

The Turkish energy minister said on Tuesday that Turkey expected gesture from Russia and Iran regarding natural gas.
19 January 2010 [18:05]

Freedom of Speech Committee says 11 journalists assaulted in Armenia in 2009

The Committee to Protect Freedom of Speech presented its annual report on the state of freedom of speech in Armenia on Jan. 19.
19 January 2010 [17:54]

Georgian president: Ukraine will remain Georgia's ally

No matter who wins in Ukraine’s second round of presidential elections, Kiev will remain Georgia’s “ally and a friend,” President Saakashvili said on Jan. 18.
19 January 2010 [17:49]

Turkey boosts flour exports by 50 pc to S.African region

Turkish flour producers increased exports by 50 percent after entering the markets in south of the African continent.
19 January 2010 [17:25]

Germany builds turbo compressors in Iran

An Iranian gas official says the country has inked a one billion euro gas contract with Germany for the manufacture, installation and launch of 100 gas turbo compressors in Iran.
19 January 2010 [17:00]

Georgia to be advertised on BBC, CNN

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili stated that ten winter and several ski resorts would function in the country in 5-6 years.
19 January 2010 [16:52]

More Turkish rescue teams arrive in Haiti

The number of Turkish rescue teams in Haiti rose to four by Tuesday.
19 January 2010 [16:15]

People protest verdict against Armenian opposition newspaper chief editor in Yerevan

On Jan. 19, at Yerevan’s Shengavit Community Court, when the judge read out Nikol Pashinyan’s verdict, those in the courtroom began to chant “Shame! Shame!”
19 January 2010 [16:08]

Georgia will commemorate victims of 20 January tragedy

Georgia will hold several events in connection with the 20th anniversary of the Jan.20 tragedy in Baku.
19 January 2010 [15:54]

Armenian expert: It would be strange for Armenia to sign protocols, but not endorse them

Day.Az interview with Armenian political expert, director of the Caucasus Institute Alexander Iskandaryan.
19 January 2010 [15:44]

Erdogan says Turkey's export to UAE $7.5 bln

Erdogan said that the foreign trade volume between Turkey and United Arab Emirates reached 8.6 billion USD as of 2008.
19 January 2010 [15:27]

Iran: Cooperation boosts security in Caucasus

Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili has stressed the importance of adopting strategies to establish sustainable security in the Caucasus.
19 January 2010 [14:57]

Turkey's PM calls for great Islamic help to quake-hit Haiti

Turkey's prime minister has called on the Islamic world to help Haiti which was hit by a magnitude-7 earthquake last week.
19 January 2010 [14:48]

Opposition newspaper chief editor sentenced seven years in jail in Armenia

The verdict against oppositional Haykakan Zhamanak daily chief editor Nikol Pashinyan was delivered in the Nork-Marash district court of Armenia on Jan. 19.
19 January 2010 [14:41]

Georgia apologizes for extradition of Iranian national

Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze has apologized to Iran for the extradition of an Iranian national to the United States in 2008.
19 January 2010 [14:10]

German band to play jazz in Tehran

German jazz drummer Wolfgang Haffner and his band are slated to perform at Honar Cultural Center in the Iranian capital of Tehran.
19 January 2010 [14:04]

Senior Israeli official to visit Turkey for talks

Israeli Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Yossi Gal will pay a visit to Ankara on Tuesday.
19 January 2010 [13:22]

Turkey's PM calls for great Islamic help to quake-hit Haiti

Turkey's prime minister has called on the Islamic world to help Haiti which was hit by a magnitude-7 earthquake last week.
19 January 2010 [13:11]

Turkey says Armenian top court ruling undermines protocols

Turkey says the ruling contained preconditions and restrictive provisions which impair the letter and spirit of the protocols.
19 January 2010 [13:06]

Armenian-captured Azerbaijani citizen's son says his father talked in Armenian television under pressure

Armenian-captured Azerbaijani citizen Eldar Tagiyev’s family believes that he was interviewed by Armenian Public Television under pressure.
19 January 2010 [12:57]

Iranian lawmakers to increase in number

Iran's Interior Ministry said Monday that it is studying legislation to increase the number of lawmakers in Parliament by twenty.
19 January 2010 [12:34]

Working meeting in framework of Georgian-American Charter to be held in Tbilisi

The third working meeting in the framework of Georgian-U.S. Charter on strategic partnership will be held in Georgia on Jan. 21.
19 January 2010 [12:07]

Fourth indictment demands life sentence for 5 naval officers in Turkey

Prosecutors investigating Ergenekon, a clandestine group charged with plotting to overthrow the government, have completed the preparation of a fourth indictment in case, the Sabah daily reported on Monday.
19 January 2010 [11:45]

Iranian prosecutor assassinated in West Azerbaijan

An Iranian prosecutor has been assassinated by two unidentified gunmen in the city of Khoy in the northwestern province of West Azerbaijan.
19 January 2010 [11:33]

Turkey declares Agca as unfit for military services

A military hospital in Turkey declared Agca as unfit for military services.
19 January 2010 [11:00]

Ahmadinejad warns against NATO's eastward expansion

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says NATO's eastward expansion does not serve the interests of the countries in the region.
19 January 2010 [10:51]

Turkish Airlines official sponsor of Spanish FC Barcelona

Turkey's national air carrier Turkish Airlines has become the official sponsor of Spanish footbal club FC Barcelona.
19 January 2010 [10:32]

Armenian, Russian presidents meet in Moscow

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan held talks in Moscow on Jan. 18.
19 January 2010 [10:24]

Georgian government discusses priorities for 2010

At a sitting of the government of Georgia, members of the Cabinet discussed 21 points of the agenda on Jan.18.
19 January 2010 [09:56]

Iran, Iraq meet over border issues

Iranian and Iraqi border officials met on Monday to discuss and resolve "misunderstandings" over their joint border, Press TV reported.
19 January 2010 [09:47]

OSCE urges Turkey for reform on bans on 3700 websites

Europe's main security and human rights watchdog said that Turkey was blocking some 3,700 Internet sites for "arbitrary and political reasons.
18 January 2010 [20:15]

OSCE: Turkey "blocking 3,700 websites"

On Monday, OSCE accused Turkey of blocking some 3,700 Internet sites for "arbitrary and political reasons".
18 January 2010 [20:04]

IMF officials in Turkey for talks on deal

The Turkish government conducts talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) via the IMF's Permanent Representation in Ankara.
18 January 2010 [19:57]

Yanukovich's party might introduce visa regime with Georgia

Incident with Georgian "monitors" can lead to introduction of visa regime with the country, said Boris Kolesnikov, one of the leaders of the Party of the Regions.
18 January 2010 [19:19]

Turkey's PM calls for energy cooperation in UAE summit

Erdogan said that energy should be means of cooperation rather than a matter of competition.
18 January 2010 [18:55]

Armenia, Egypt to reinforce trade ties

Armenian-Egyptian intergovernmental committee sitting is due in Yerevan in summer this year.
18 January 2010 [18:50]

Iran proposes two awards to UNESCO

The Iranian National Commission for UNESCO proposes founding two awards, the Ferdowsi and the Sheikh Bahaei to the international organization.
18 January 2010 [18:26]

Netanyahu, Merkel to discuss Iran

After a secret meeting with US President Barack Obama's advisor Dennis Ross, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is visiting Berlin on a visit focused on Iran.
18 January 2010 [18:14]

Turkey to increase energy invests by 20 pc in 2010

Energy investments will be increased by 20 percent to 3.3 billion Turkish lira in 2010 when compared to 2009.