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13 January 2010 [15:44]

Ukrainian PM urges to let Georgian monitors work

Yulia Tymoshenko, the PM and presidential candidate of Ukraine, demanded to let all international monitors work at the elections of January 17th, including the 2000 delegation from Georgia.
13 January 2010 [15:25]

Armenia's foreign trade declines 28.5 percent

Armenian foreign trade turnover reduced 28.5 percent ($3 billion) in Jan-Nov. 2009 from the same period of 2009.
13 January 2010 [15:19]

Iran's non-oil exports to Iraq increased remarkably

The value of Iran's non-oil exports to Iraq in March-December 2009 has been increased 60 percent during the same period last year.
13 January 2010 [14:57]

Davutoglu says no one can dare to disrespect Turkish envoy

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, "We expect the Israeli Foreign Ministry to take the necessary steps now."
13 January 2010 [14:28]

Georgian president wants to introduce two new school subjects

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili believes two new subjects should be introduced in schools - study of culture and military-patriotic training.
13 January 2010 [14:12]

'Iran will find assassins who killed nuclear scientist'

The Iranian cabinet has condemned the assassination of a nuclear scientist in Tehran and declared that the Islamic Republic is determined to arrest the culprits behind the terrorist attack.
13 January 2010 [13:34]

Israeli defense minister's visit to Turkey may help mend frayed ties

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak will pay a one-day visit to Turkey on Sunday, Turkish and Israeli officials have said, a trip that could help mend frayed ties between the two regional powers.
13 January 2010 [13:26]

Kindergartens to close in Armenia till February

All kindergartens in Armenia will close till Feb. 1 because of absence of heating, Narine Hovhannisyan, Head of Comprehensive Education Department at Armenia’s Ministry of Education, said.
13 January 2010 [13:07]

EU says door open to Turkey despite opposition

An EU official says the bloc's door was open to Turkey despire some embers' opposition.
13 January 2010 [13:00]

New tests conducted at Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says the second circuit of units of the country's first nuclear power plant has been successfully tested.
13 January 2010 [12:50]

Two MPs resign from small leftist party in Turkey

Two deputies from the Democratic Left Party (DSP) resigned from their party on Tuesday.
13 January 2010 [12:44]

Armenia, Russia to mull military cooperation

Amenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan paid a working visit to Moscow on Jan. 12.
13 January 2010 [12:31]

Ukrainian president not to attend energy summit in Georgia

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko will not trip to Georgia to attend the energy summit to be held in Georgia.
13 January 2010 [12:00]

Iranian scienctific figure: Assassination 'proof' of Iran scientific progress

The assassination of one of Iran's nuclear scientists is an indication of the country's advancement in different scientific fields, the head of a leading scientific establishment in the capital said Tuesday.
13 January 2010 [11:34]

Israeli deputy FM apologizes to Turkish ambassador

Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel Ayalon issued a special statement of apology Tuesday night for his treatment of Turkish ambassador to Israel Ahmet Oguz Celikkol on Monday.
13 January 2010 [11:13]

EU says door open to Turkey despite opposition

An EU official says the bloc's door was open to Turkey despite some embers' opposition.
13 January 2010 [10:58]

Armenia, Egypt satisfied with development of bilateral ties

Armenian Ambassador to Egypt Armen Melkonyan met Egyptian People's Assembly speaker Fathi Surur on Jan. 12.
13 January 2010 [10:49]

Georgian president names CEC head candidates

Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia, introduced 3 Central Electoral Commission head candidates.
13 January 2010 [10:41]

Monarchists take responsibility for Iran assassination

A terrorist group, whose radio station broadcasts from the United States, took responsibility Tuesday for the fatal attack on an Iranian nuclear scientist in Tehran.
13 January 2010 [10:28]

Erdogan says Israel to face reciprocal behavior from Turkey

The Turkish prime minister said on Tuesday that Israel would face a reciprocal stance from Turkey if it continued to assume any hostile act against Turkey.
13 January 2010 [10:07]

Tbilisi surprised at Ukrainian CEC refuse

"Yesterday's decision by the Ukrainian CEC rejecting all our lists, cause, frankly speaking, astonishment," says Grigol Katamadze, ambassador of Georgia to Ukraine.
13 January 2010 [10:00]

Iran accuses US, Israel in nuclear scientist murder

Iran's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that it has found traces of US and Israel's involvement in the assassination of an Iranian nuclear physics scientist.
13 January 2010 [09:54]

Turkey strongly condemns Israel over baseless claims

Turkey strongly condemned on Tuesday Israeli Foreign Ministry's statements.
13 January 2010 [09:35]

Turkey protests Israel's insult, calls for apology

Turkey conveyed its protest note to Israeli ambassador regarding Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon's attitude.
12 January 2010 [21:01]

Georgian Ministry of Healthcare was drug-tested

The Ministry of Healthcare and Social Protection of Georgia was paid an unexpected visit of drug test.
12 January 2010 [19:00]

Turkey's PM awarded by Arab world for "services to Islam"

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was selected by the foundation for "his services to Islam".
12 January 2010 [18:31]

Turkey summons Israeli envoy over "insult"

Turkey summoned Israel envoy to Ankara over "insult" to Turkish envoy in Israel.
12 January 2010 [18:20]

Iran-Uzbekistan economic commission holds 10th meeting

The 10th round meeting of Iran-Tajikistan Joint Economic Commission will be held in Tehran, Iranian Commerce Minister Mahdi Ghaznfari announced.
12 January 2010 [18:15]

Cache with weapons found in South Ossetia

Border department of the FSS of Russia found a cache with weapons trench mortar and various ammo in South Ossetia.
12 January 2010 [18:08]

Ukrainian CEC refused to register Georgian monitors

Central Electoral Commission of Ukraine refused to register international monitors from Georgia.
12 January 2010 [17:46]

Iran private sector: Subsidy reform bill leads to inflation

Iran economical office announced according the survey in this section review three aspects of the bill.
12 January 2010 [17:25]

'Killed Iranian lecturer not politically involved'

The Iranian nuclear physics scientist who has been killed in a remote-controlled bomb attack in Tehran had not been involved in any political activities, an academic figure says.
12 January 2010 [17:15]

Georgian government holds session in Gori

The first session of the Georgian government in 2010 was held in Gori on Jan. 12.
12 January 2010 [17:08]

Turkey, Syria mull higher education cooperation

The delegations will also discuss mutual recognition of equivalence of diplomas.
12 January 2010 [16:53]

Armenian Constitutional Court rules Turkey-Armenia protocols constitutional - UPDATE

Armenian Constitutional Court has ruled Armenia-Turkey Protocols constitutional.
12 January 2010 [16:33]

Georgian president nominates candidates to three vacancies at CEC

Georgian president's parliamentary secretary has nominated two candidates for each of three vacancies at the Georgian Central Election Commission on Jan. 12.
12 January 2010 [16:00]

Iran exports gas to Syria via Iraq, Turkey

Iranian Oil Minister, Masoud Mirkazemi, and Syrian Syrian Minister of Economy and Trade, Amer Hosni Lutfi, reviewed ways of exporting Iranian gas to Syria.
12 January 2010 [15:54]

TOBB says Turkey, Lebanon should sign free trade deal

Prime Minister Sa'ad al-Din al-Hariri of Lebanon said that they would make significant initiatives with Turkey.
12 January 2010 [15:19]

Demonstrators to stay outside Armenia's Constitutional Court building until final decision is made

Protesters gathered outside the Constitutional Court building today have said they will stay there until a final decision is reached by the court.
12 January 2010 [15:00]

Iranian official: Threats of sanctions do not intimidate Iran

Iran's Foreign Ministry says Tehran will continue its peaceful nuclear program, rejecting the possibility that the country may be harmed by further sanctions.
12 January 2010 [14:50]

Turkey's FM to visit Croatia, Serbia for Bosnia meetings

Davutoglu will travel to Croatia and Serbia on January 14-15 to attend tripartite consultation meetings.
12 January 2010 [14:07]

H1N1 flu kills one more patient in Georgia

The laboratory tests have proved that the recent lethal case of virus infection in Georgia was H1N1.
12 January 2010 [14:00]

Lebanon's PM: Turkey great partner for regional cooperation

The Lebanese prime minister defined on Monday Turkey as a great partner for regional cooperation.
12 January 2010 [13:39]

Iran's Karroubi says live debate can reveal truth

Defeated presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi said Monday that he is ready to hold a debate with any representative from the establishment if the Iranian nation can be its audience.
12 January 2010 [13:31]

Armenian National Congress to appeal outcome of by-elections to country's parliament

Opposition Armenian National Congress has issued a statement to protest outcome of the by-elections to the Armenian parliament held in Yerevan on Jan. 10.
12 January 2010 [13:15]

Meeting held over Turkey-US model partnership

Turkish ministers and representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) met in Ankara on Monday for a Turkey-U.S. model partnership.
12 January 2010 [12:34]

Iran slams US general's 'thoughtless' remarks

Tehran has moved to dismiss a warning by a top figure in the US military of a series of 'contingency plans' in dealing with Iran's nuclear program.
12 January 2010 [12:12]

Armenian expert: Erdogan's visit to Moscow regular demarche against West

The visit of Turkish Premier Erdogan to Moscow is a regular demarche against the West, political analyst and Heritage faction head Stepan Safaryan said.
12 January 2010 [12:09]

Turkey's PM calls for UN reform after repeated Israel breaches

Erdogan called on the international community to display a fair approach regarding threat of nuclear weapons in the Middle East.
12 January 2010 [11:46]

Georgian opposition content with meeting with McCain

Representatives of Georgian opposition, who had held meeting with John McCain, were generally content with his visit.
12 January 2010 [11:25]

Turkey's PM says to honour word on Davos boycott after Gaza debate

Erdogan said he would honour the words he uttered after the panel discussion on Gaza.
12 January 2010 [11:16]

Iranian diplomat says was tortured in US custody

An Iranian diplomat who was detained by the US military in Iraq and held for more than two years, says that he was tortured while in American custody.
12 January 2010 [10:58]

Georgians consider country's FM the smartest minister in government

According to the results of the survey, conducted by Kviris Palitra [Georgian weekly], citizens of Georgia consider Grigol Vashadze, the Foreign Minister, the smartest minister in the government.
12 January 2010 [10:22]

P5+1 to discuss Iran nuclear issue in New York

The five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany will meet later this week to discuss Iran's nuclear program.
12 January 2010 [10:13]

Israel issues unprecedentedly condemnation over Turkish PM's remarks

Israel issued an unprecedentedly condemnation of Turkish PM Erdogan, saying his often fierce public criticism of its policies could undermine bilateral ties.
12 January 2010 [09:47]

Iranian FM: US wants to turn Yemen into another Afghanistan

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki says the US, Britain, and Israel are implementing a plan to turn Yemen into another Afghanistan.
12 January 2010 [09:35]

Israel issues unprecedentedly condemnation over Turkish PM's remarks

Israel issued an unprecedentedly condemnation of Turkish PM Erdogan, saying his often fierce public criticism of its policies could undermine bilateral ties.
11 January 2010 [18:56]

Iran prescribes regional cooperation for Pakistan violence

Iran's President expresses hope that Pakistan will stand up to foreign interference in its domestic affairs, saying closer cooperation among regional states can guarantee stability in the region.
11 January 2010 [18:50]

Textile exports from S.Turkey reach $2.3 bln in 2009

Textile exports from Turkey's southeast reached 2.3 billion USD in 2009.
11 January 2010 [18:20]

Saakashvili has no intention to run for president for third time

Georgia incumbent President Mikheil Saakashvili is not going to run for President for the third time, stated Koba Habazi, MP, member of the United National Movement.
11 January 2010 [18:05]

Iran, Turkey plan to set up joint industrial zone

Iran and Turkey plan to set up a joint industrial zone on their shared border, a Turkish official has announced.
11 January 2010 [17:53]

Iran's share in global exports reaches 0.59 percent

The Islamic Republic of Iran's share in total global exports reached 0.59 percent in 2009, Economist reported.