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19 February 2010 [15:17]

EBRD to finance dump construction in Georgia's Ajaria Autonomous Republic

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will finance construction of a new dump in Chakvi, Ajaria Autonomous Republic of Georgia.
19 February 2010 [14:43]

Turkish president calls on Turkish businessmen to invest in Tanzania

Turkish President Abdullah Gul hosted a dinner in honor of Tanzania's President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete in Cankaya Presidential Palace in Ankara on Thursday.
19 February 2010 [14:13]

Mass pardoning expected in Georgia prior to Easter

According to tentative information, Georgia's Commission for Pardoning, headed by Elena Tevdoradze, plans to convene in March.
19 February 2010 [13:56]

IAEA's Iran report raises concern in US

After the UN nuclear watchdog head Yukiya Amano issued a two-sided report about Iran's nuclear program, the US renews criticism over Tehran's pursuit of its nuclear activities.
19 February 2010 [13:44]

Turkish Airlines signs sponsorship deal with Greek basketball club

Turkish Airlines (THY) became sponsor of Greek basketball club Maroussi.
19 February 2010 [13:08]

Georgia's National Olympic Committee voices own version of death of luger who died after Vancouver crash

Flaws of track in Whistler and mistake of organizers can be reasons of death of Nodar Kumaritashvili's, killed in accident while training, only several hours before the Olympics.
19 February 2010 [12:53]

Soltanieh: IAEA Chief admits Iran's N-activities are peaceful

Iran's IAEA envoy Ali-Asghar Soltanieh said here Thursday that the IAEA Chief Yukiya Amano has confirmed peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear activities.
19 February 2010 [12:45]

PACE calls on Turkey, Russia to reduce rights cases

Turkey ranked the top in ECHR's violation decisions, with 356 convictions followed by Russia against which 219 decisions were given by the court.
19 February 2010 [12:28]

Georgia says Russian leader's remarks on Saakashvili 'boring'

Statements like the one made by Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, saying that President Saakashvili was “persona non grata” for Russia, are becoming “boring,” the Georgian president’s spokesperson said.
19 February 2010 [12:15]

US voices concern after Iran 'warhead' report

The United States voiced renewed concern Thursday about Iran's nuclear program after a report by the UN's atomic watchdog suggested Tehran may be working on a nuclear warhead.
19 February 2010 [11:36]

New gas prices to be set in Armenia soon

A new gas prices will be set in Armenia o Feb. 26.
19 February 2010 [11:06]

Turkish, US officials discuss Iran nuclear program

Turkey's foreign minister, who had visited Tehran earlier this week, has held a meeting with a top US diplomat to discuss Iran's nuclear program.
19 February 2010 [10:57]

Turkish, Russian ministers hold talks on gas, nuclear plants

Turkish and Russian delegations met at the Prime Ministry Office in Istanbul.
19 February 2010 [10:14]

Armenian Foreign Ministry to undergo structural changes

Armenian Foreign Ministry will be enlarged by new departments.
19 February 2010 [10:00]

Georgia's young financiers address President to revise cellular communication business

The Association of Young Financiers and Businessmen of Georgia sent a special address to the President asking to revise the cellular communication business in the country.
19 February 2010 [09:55]

French court delays extradition of Iranian to US

A French court has delayed a ruling on a US application to extradite an Iranian engineer accused of breaking the US trade embargo on Iran.
18 February 2010 [20:25]

Turkish journalist drowns in Egypt

Ersan Karaoğlu, the Istanbul news chief of FOX TV, was found drowned at the Rasa Muhammad National Park near Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt on Thursday.
18 February 2010 [20:04]

Turkey's FM talks to Clinton on phone over Iran nuclear talks

The Turkish foreign minister had a phone talk with his U.S. counterpart on Wednesday.
18 February 2010 [19:24]

Turkey's FM says US resolution harms Armenia efforts

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, US draft resolution on the incidents of 1915 will harm efforts on Armenia.
18 February 2010 [19:06]

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister discusses parliamentary ties with Croatian speaker

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for European Affairs Ali Ahani in Zagreb on Thursday held talks with Speaker of Croatian Parliament Luka Bebic on issues of mutual interests.
18 February 2010 [18:54]

IMF forecasts 2% GDP growth in Armenia

The International Monetary Fund forecasts 2-percent GDP growth in Armenia, head of the IMF mission in Yerevan Mark Lewis told reporters.
18 February 2010 [18:33]

"Turkey unemployment figures for 2009 lower than expected"

Turkey's deputy prime minister said on Thursday that unemployment figures for 2009 would be lower than expected.
18 February 2010 [17:53]

Iranian MP: Iran never smoothes way for arrogant moves

Head of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said Thursday that Iran would never smooth the way for the arrogant moves of certain Western states.
18 February 2010 [17:33]

Gul welcomes Tanzanian president in Turkey

The Turkish president welcomed his Tanzanian counterpart at the Presidential Palace in Ankara on Thursday.
18 February 2010 [17:15]

Denmark's delegation to PACE promised Georgia to increase pressure on Russia

Michael Jensen, head of Denmark's delegation to PACE, said the international community wants Russia to comply with obligations in regard to Georgia, and therefore pressure on Russia must be increased.
18 February 2010 [16:46]

Iran's President speaks to Hezbollah leader over phone

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke to Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrullah over phone.
18 February 2010 [16:23]

No new swine flu cases registered in Armenia

No new swine flu cases were registered in Armenia within last month.
18 February 2010 [16:16]

Turkey, Italy to hold intergovernmental summit in spring

Turkey and Italy will hold an intergovernmental summit in spring, sources at the Italian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
18 February 2010 [15:53]

Turkey, Burkina Faso agree to start visa exemption

Ministers of foreign affairs of Turkey and Burkina Faso met in Ankara on Thursday.
18 February 2010 [15:43]

Saakashvili: My government committed to media freedom

Georgian President Saakashvili said on Feb. 17 that Georgian “media still lacks objectivity and professionalism.”
18 February 2010 [15:34]

UN Human Rights envoy: Iran open to rights recommendations

The UN Human Rights Council has wrapped up its review of Iran's Human Rights record with Tehran accepting more than 120 recommendations made by other countries.
18 February 2010 [15:10]

Armenian parliament to debate Turkey-Armenia protocols on Feb. 19

The Armenian-Turkish Protocols will be debated in the committee on external relations of the Armenian National Assembly (parliament) on Feb. 19.
18 February 2010 [15:05]

Turkish justice minister condemns decision to revoke prosecutors' authority

Turkey's justice minister on Wednesday said the country's board of judges and prosecutors overstepped its own authority by stripping the authority of the prosecutors involved in a controversial arrest.
18 February 2010 [14:46]

Georgian opposition to stage another protest march

Georgia's radical opposition is going to stage another protest march demanding release of political prisoners.
18 February 2010 [14:35]

Armenia, Turkmenistan to expand cooperation

Armenian Ambassador to Russia Oleg Yesayan has paid a visit to doyen of the CIS diplomatic missions to Moscow, Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Russia Khalnazar Agakhanov.
18 February 2010 [14:13]

Iranian President: US supremacy melting away

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Washington's policies in the Middle East have failed and the US "supremacy" has reached the end of the road.
18 February 2010 [13:44]

NATO slams Russia for a deal with Georgia's break-away regions

NATO has slammed Russia for signing a deal with the puppet regime of the breakaway Abkhazia, which implies construction of a military base there.
18 February 2010 [13:06]

'US gave up war plans because of Iran's might'

A senior Iranian commander says the country's military might forced the US into giving up its plans to launch an attack against Iran.
18 February 2010 [12:57]

Turkey forms undersecretariat for public order, security

Turkish parliament enacted a draft envisaging establishment of an undersecretariat for public order and security.
18 February 2010 [12:23]

IMF forecasts high inflation in Armenia

18 February 2010 [11:55]

Iranian diplomat: West has no choice but to accept nuclear Iran

A senior Iranian diplomat said that West should face up to the fact that Iran has currently become a nuclear country, it was reported Thursday.
18 February 2010 [11:48]

Turkey complains Greece of restricted land transportation

Turkish State Minister Zafer Caglayan said on Wednesday that Turkish officials briefed their Greek counterparts on Turkey's experiences concerning the economic crisis during his visit to Greece.
18 February 2010 [11:30]

Gas price rise in Armenia leaves people in trouble

A delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Armenia’s major creditor, led by Mark Lewis recently arrived in Armenia.
18 February 2010 [11:10]

Street named after late Georgian luger

The street on which late Georgian luger lived, was named after him.
18 February 2010 [11:05]

US after 'strongest' sanctions on Iran decision-making

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the US is seeking the “strongest” possible UN Security Council (UNSC) sanctions on Iran over its nuclear work.
18 February 2010 [10:14]

IMF: Armenia's national debt is stable

Size of Armenia's foreign debt is not very high, declared head of IMF mission to Armenia Mark Louis at a press conference in Yerevan on Feb. 17.
18 February 2010 [09:56]

Brazil resists push for tougher Iran sanctions

Brazil has told the US and France that it will not agree with tougher sanctions against Iran as it seeks more trade with the Islamic Republic, the Brazilian envoy to the UN says.
18 February 2010 [09:42]

Senior US official to hold talks in Turkish capital

Undersecretary of the United States Department of State, William Burns, will hold talks in Turkish capital province of Ankara as part of his regional tour on Thursday.
17 February 2010 [21:24]

Turkish court starts probe on prosecutors over PKK surrenders

34 members of PKK from Makhmour refugee camp and Qandil Mountain surrendered to Turkish authorities at Habur border gate within government's Kurdish opening.
17 February 2010 [20:45]

Iran's official: Russian citizens arrested during rallies in Tehran

Iran's official: Russian citizens were arrested during rallies in Tehran.
17 February 2010 [20:23]

Turkey's IHH, Free Gaza plan to break Israel siege through sea

The campaign that is expected to start on April 20, is named "last port is freedom".
17 February 2010 [19:54]

Iranian Parliamentary Speaker: Drugs and terrorism are main dangers threatening region's future

Iranian Parliament's speaker Ali Larijani has met with Belarus Foreign Minister Sergei Martynov today. The cooperation prospects between the two countries were discussed at the meeting.
17 February 2010 [19:42]

Turkish Minister faces censure motion over PKK surrenders

34 members of PKK from Makhmour refugee camp and Qandil Mountain surrendered to Turkish authorities at Habur border gate within government's Kurdish opening.
17 February 2010 [19:05]

Explosion occurs in Iran's Central Bank

This afternoon, a basement of the Iranian Central Bank exploded as a result of gas leakage, deputy police commander for operations in Tehran Mohsun Hancharli said.
17 February 2010 [18:23]

Iranian FM blames US for spread of terrorism

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has criticized the Middle East policies of the US and other world powers, blaming them for the expansion of terrorism, extremism and global insecurity.
17 February 2010 [17:55]

Georgia's late president's widow wants to bury husband in patrimonial residence

An incident occurred at the grave of the late president of Georgia, Zviad Gamsakhurdia on Mtatsmina Pantheon today.
17 February 2010 [17:47]

Turkey's budget deficit around $2 bln for January

Turkey announced its budget deficit around 2 billion USD for January 2010.