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28 January 2010 [19:47]

Heavy snow freezes Eastern Turkey

Heavy snowfall and freezing weather conditions have paralyzed life and traffic in most parts of Turkey.
28 January 2010 [19:35]

Alliance for Georgia keeps on working to improve election environment

The leader of the Republican Party Davit Usupashvili says the opposition party and the Alliance for Georgia continued carrying out activities for improving election environment in the country.
28 January 2010 [19:23]

Obama warns Iran of 'growing consequences'

In his first State of Union address to Congress, US President Barack Obama warned Iran that it will face "growing consequences" over its nuclear work if ignores its “obligations.”
28 January 2010 [18:55]

Pakistan deports seven Turkish citizens

Pakistan has deported seven Turkish citizens who were arrested by the security agencies on various charges, Pakistani newspaper reported.
28 January 2010 [18:47]

Convicted rioters appeal death sentence in Iran

Iran said Thursday it was studying the appeals of nine people who have been handed the death penalty over their involvements in plots against the Islamic Republic following the June presidential election.
28 January 2010 [18:13]

Robert Gates to visit Turkey for NATO meeting

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will pay a visit to Turkey next week to attend a NATO meeting.
28 January 2010 [18:06]

Georgia to reinforce control over food products

The control on food product will be reinforced in Georgia.
28 January 2010 [17:47]

Iran, Armenia conduct USD 200mn transactions

Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki says the Islamic Republic has conducted transactions worth USD 200 million with Armenia in 2009.
28 January 2010 [17:34]

Iraqi Minister says Turkey can invest in oil resources

Turkish Minister of Industry and Trade, Nihat Ergun, said Wednesday trade and investments with Iraq continue at a high speed.
28 January 2010 [17:25]

'US not objecting Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline deal'

Pakistani Federal Minister for Petroleum Naveed Qamar has declared that the US has no objection to an agreement between Iran and Pakistan to build a natural gas pipeline.
28 January 2010 [17:04]

Russia accuses Georgia of provocations

Russia assesses the request of Georgian government to substitute Russian forces by international police forces in its occupied zones as a new provocation.
28 January 2010 [16:38]

UN Armenia organizes charity concert to asist Haiti

On Jan. 29, a charity concert and marketplace will take place at UN Conference Hall in central Yerevan.
28 January 2010 [16:21]

Turkish envoy conveys Israel offenses to UNSC

Turkey has "strongly" warned Israel at the United Nations Security Council for that country's policy and activities against the Palestinians.
28 January 2010 [16:05]

Iran not to attend Afghan conference in London

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday that Tehran will not attend the Afghanistan conference in London.
28 January 2010 [16:00]

Patriarch of Georgia to leave for Germany

Catholic Patriarch of Georgia Illia the Second will leave for Germany on Jan. 28.
28 January 2010 [15:34]

Armenia's GDP drops in 2009, but no decline in living standards

In 2009, Armenia's GDP, expressed in US dollars, dropped 30-32 percetnt, former Central Bank Director, Bagrat Asatryan, said at a meeting with journalists.
28 January 2010 [15:28]

Turkey, Greece warned at PACE over religious minorities

PACE has asked Turkey and Greece on Wednesday to treat religious minorities in compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights.
28 January 2010 [15:04]

Dpa confirms arrest of German embassy staffers in Iran

Two German nationals who have been arrested in Iran in connection with the post-election unrest in the country were police officers who worked at the embassy, German news agency dpa has confirmed.
28 January 2010 [14:47]

Armenia sees rise in divorce rate

28 January 2010 [14:33]

Turkey's FM talks to Clinton on Armenia protocols

Davutoglu and Clinton, who both are in London to attend an international conference on Afghanistan, had a 15-minute brief meeting, diplomats said.
28 January 2010 [14:05]

Iran to offer solutions for global economic crisis

Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki will declare the country's initiatives for solving the global economic crisis, the foreign ministry spokesman says.
28 January 2010 [13:57]

NATO Secretary General to visit Georgia

NATO Secretary General plans to visit Georgia.
28 January 2010 [13:22]

Mexican striker Santos joins Turkish team on loan

Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur's Mexican striker Giovani Dos Santos joined Turkey's Galatasaray on loan, Turkish club said on Wednesday.
28 January 2010 [13:12]

Armenian President receives Iran's Mottaki

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan received Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottak, who was in Yerevan to take part in the 9th meeting of Armenian-Iranian intergovernmental commission, on Jan. 27.
28 January 2010 [13:08]

Iran executes 2 for deadly Shiraz bombing

Iran executed two people who were convicted of carrying a deadly bombing in the southern city of Shiraz in 2008 that killed 13 civilians.
28 January 2010 [12:52]

NATO chief meets Georgian parliamentary speaker

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen met with Georgian Parliamentary Chairman Davit Bakradze in Brussels on Jan. 27.
28 January 2010 [12:48]

EP report on Turkey gets tougher over Cyprus

The European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday adopted a draft motion for a resolution on Turkey's progress report 2009.
28 January 2010 [12:08]

'Iran ready to sign regional security agreements'

A senior Iranian lawmaker has voiced Iran's readiness to get engaged in close security cooperation with other countries in the Middle East.
28 January 2010 [12:00]

Majority of Tbilisi residents favor Georgia's NATO admission

Most residents of the Georgian capital support plans of the government to accede to NATO, the survey conducted upon the order of the Information Centre of NATO in Georgia said.
28 January 2010 [11:57]

Turkey, Iraq agree to organize agricultural fair

Turkey and Iraq agreed to organize an agriculture and stockbreeding fair in Iraq, Turkish Agriculture Minister Mehdi Eker said on Wednesday.
28 January 2010 [11:15]

Economist: Real economic decline over 27 percent in Armenia

“The Armenian Government’s policy and actions are not in line with the present situation,” member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) parliamentary faction Ara Nranyan told reporters.
28 January 2010 [10:51]

UK says no need to downgrade Iran ties

As Iranian lawmakers push for a bill to downgrade ties with London, Britain's envoy to Tehran said in an interview that his country is not happy with the proposal.
28 January 2010 [10:45]

Georgian government adopts state strategy on occupied territories

The Georgian government has adopted a state strategy regarding the occupied territories entitled "Involvement through Cooperation."
28 January 2010 [10:37]

Seventeen more in Turkey indicted over coup plot case

Local media said prosecutors were demanding life in prison for five officers.
28 January 2010 [10:13]

Trilateral meeting held on Iran-Armenia railway construction

A trilateral meeting of Armenia-Russia-Iran working group on Iran-Armenia railway construction was held in Yerevan on Jan. 27.
28 January 2010 [09:47]

Turkey’s policy draws Chinese praise over Uighur dispute

Chinese FM Jiechi praises Turkey, that respected the sovereignty and territorial integrity in a clear reference to what Uighurs call East Turkistan.
27 January 2010 [19:33]

US envoy says trade volume with Turkey can rise "by three-folds"

The top U.S. diplomat in Turkey said on Tuesday that Turkey and the United States could raise their trade volume "by three-folds".
27 January 2010 [19:13]

Turkish, Chinese FMs meet in Istanbul

Foreign affairs ministers of Turkey and China met in Istanbul on Wednesday.
27 January 2010 [19:00]

Kazakhstan opens honorary consulate in Turkish city

Kazakhstan opened an honorary consulate in the Aegean city of Izmir on Tuesday.
27 January 2010 [18:54]

Speaker of Georgian parliament meets European parliament president

David Bakradze, Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, who is currently staying in Brussels, met with Jerzy Buzek, President of European Parliament.
27 January 2010 [18:47]

Three soccer players from Turkey in most popular list

Arda Turan ranked the second in world list, and the first in European continent list with 91.887 points.
27 January 2010 [18:36]

Kazakh delegation arrives in Yerevan

27 January 2010 [18:27]

Turkey's FM seeks joint strategic perspective with China ties.

Davutoglu said that Turkish-Chinese relations had been going through a "historic turning point".
27 January 2010 [18:22]

Georgia's opposition urges to release political priosoners

The non-Parliamentary opposition of Georgia along with its supporters is marching from Isani subway to Samgori district.
27 January 2010 [18:15]

International Weightlifting Federation to fine Iranian team

International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has decided to fine Iranian weightlifting team with $500,000 for drug use by three of its members.
27 January 2010 [17:59]

Armenian FM to trip to Norway

27 January 2010 [17:26]

Turkish minister calls on businessmen to invest in Iraq

The Turkish state minister for foreign trade Tuesday called on Turkish businessmen to invest in Iraq.
27 January 2010 [17:15]

Iran's car maker IKCO to roll-out diesel cars by 2011

The Iran Khodro Company (IKCO) plans to mass-produce Iran's first diesel passenger car by the end of 2011.
27 January 2010 [16:35]

Georgia-NATO commission approves 2010 action plan

The Georgia-NATO commission has approved the 2010 National Action Plan submitted by Georgian delegation on Jan. 26.
27 January 2010 [16:18]

Turkey elected as UN committee chair on NGOs

Turkey has been elected the chair of the United Nations' Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations.
27 January 2010 [16:07]

Iran accuses Germany of planning Ashura riots

Iran's Intelligence Ministry said Wednesday it has found evidence that German diplomats played a role in last month's "anti-revolution riots" in Tehran.
27 January 2010 [15:58]

Armenian, Iran FMs discuss bilateral relations

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian met Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Jan. 27.
27 January 2010 [15:40]

Georgians mark the Day of Saint Nino

Georgian Apostolic Orthodox Church marks the day of Saint Nino on June 1.
27 January 2010 [15:34]

Turkey strongly condemns Baghdad bomb attacks

Turkey strongly condemned on Tuesday bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
27 January 2010 [15:20]

Iran to inaugurate missile projects in Feb.

Iran will inaugurate several missile and arms projects next month to coincide with the 31st anniversary of its 1979 Islamic revolution, a Revolutionary Guards commander said on Tuesday.
27 January 2010 [15:06]

Armenian FM to participate in int'l conference on Afghanistan

On Jan. 28, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian will participate in international conference on Afghanistan due in London.
27 January 2010 [14:44]

Georgian speaker to meet with NATO Secretary General

Georgian parliament speaker will meet with the NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussem within the official visit to Brussels on Jan. 27.
27 January 2010 [14:24]

Iranian FM attends economic commission in Armenia

Iran Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki arrived in Armenia Wednesday to discuss regional and bilateral ties during the 9th meeting of joint economic cooperation commission of Iran and Armenia.
27 January 2010 [14:08]

Armenia to participate in Javahk–Batumi road construction

Javahk–Batumi road construction was discussed at the sitting of Armenia- Georgia intergovernmental committee for economic issues, the committee chairman Vladimir Badalyan said.
27 January 2010 [13:44]

US Chamber of Commerce opposed to Iran sanctions

US business groups have urged the White House to oppose Congressional plans to expand US sanctions on Iran, saying such plans will not serve US interests.
27 January 2010 [13:37]

Minister says Turkey rises in ship construction rank

Yildirim said that Turkey rose to 5th from 23rd place in purchase order of world ship construction.
27 January 2010 [12:55]

Turkish volunteer doctors check Haiti orphans

Turkish charities and volunteer doctors are in Haiti for children's plight as IHH continues providing hot meals to 700 orphans and many poor people.
27 January 2010 [12:22]

Iran arrests element behind murder of prosecutor

Iranian forces have arrested one of the elements behind the assassination of a prosecutor in the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, an official announced on Tuesday.
27 January 2010 [11:51]

Turkey's Erdogan finds Greek PM's letter "positive"

Papandreou responded to a letter sent by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on October 30 when Papandreou's Socialist Party came to power.