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31 March 2010 [16:33]

Turkey hands over "Deniz Feneri" case to Germany

Turkish Ministry of Justice has handed over all documents requested by the Frankfurt State Court on the "Deniz Feneri" case to the German Embassy in Ankara on March 29.
31 March 2010 [16:24]

Georgia offers assistance to Russia in investigation of terrorist attacks

Government of Georgia has voiced its readiness to cooperate with Russia in investigation of terrorist attacks in Moscow subway on Monday.
31 March 2010 [15:57]

Iran re-appointed as OPCW vice-chair

Iran has been re-elected as the vice-chair of the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
31 March 2010 [15:22]

Armenian President to visit U.S.

31 March 2010 [15:14]

Iran's official to visit China

31 March 2010 [14:58]

Turkish mobile communication sector enters new era

Turkish mobile communication sector will end calls with units as of April 1 and TL/kurus will be used instead of units.
31 March 2010 [14:36]

Russia: G8 not proper venue for Iran talks

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a press conference that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was the best forum to decide on Iran's nuclear work.
31 March 2010 [14:30]

Turkish Prime Minister to visit U.S.

31 March 2010 [13:44]

Turkish Health Minister visits Pakistani National Health Institute

Turkish Health Minister Recep Akdag visited the Pakistani National Health Institute (NHI) in Islamabad on Wednesday.
31 March 2010 [13:21]

Iran: Envoy release symbolizes our security power

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast says the release of a senior diplomat from the Islamic Republic in Peshawar symbolizes the power of Iran's intelligence services in the region.
31 March 2010 [13:15]

Heavy snowfall hits eastern Turkish cities

Heavy snowfall in eastern provinces of Erzurum and Ardahan has paralyzed life on Wednesday.
31 March 2010 [12:40]

Georgia marks 19th anniversary of restoration of its statehood

Today, Georgia marks the 19th anniversary of restoration of its statehood.
31 March 2010 [12:32]

Iranian nuclear scientist works for CIA in U.S.

An Iranian nuclear scientist who disappeared last year is living in the United States and working for the CIA, a news report said.
31 March 2010 [12:14]

Italian airline firm launches Turkey flights

An Italian private airline company has launched flights between the Turkish city of Istanbul and the Italian city of Milan.
31 March 2010 [11:47]

Georgian President meets with Romanian FM

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili met with Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Bakonski.
31 March 2010 [11:33]

Germany may ease visa procedures for some Turks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said her country may ease visa procedures for Turkish citizens and issue long-term visas especially for businesspeople, students and artists.
31 March 2010 [11:19]

Iran re-elected as vice-chair of OPCW executive council

The Islamic Republic of Iran has been re-elected as vice-chair of the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the Iranian Embassy in The Hague said on Tuesday.
31 March 2010 [11:11]

Over 10,000 Georgian citizens asked for asylum last year

In 2009, 10,954 citizens requested for asylum outside Georgia, Pirweli news agency reports citing to the UN data.
31 March 2010 [10:52]

Turkish President in Pakistan for meetings

Turkish President Abdullah Gul arrived in Islamabad, Pakistan for a four day formal visit.
31 March 2010 [10:30]

French President wants 'very strong' sanctions on Iran

In line with a Western push for further punitive measures against Iran, French President Nicolas Sarkozy calls for imposing "very, very strong" sanctions on Iran's financial and energy sectors.
31 March 2010 [09:51]

Obama admits lack of unanimity over Iran sanctions

US President Barack Obama admits that Washington has failed to reach a global agreement on new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear energy program.
31 March 2010 [09:37]

Turkey criticizes France, Germany of arming crisis-hit Greece

Turkey's European Union (EU) negotiator faulted on Tuesday France and Germany on arms sales to Greece.
31 March 2010 [09:18]

Iranian FM departs for Algiers

Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, heading a delegation, departed Tehran for Algiers on Wednesday morning.
31 March 2010 [08:52]

Obama expects Iran sanctions within "weeks"

US President Barack Obama said he expects the UN Security Council to adopt sanctions against Iran within "weeks" over the Islamic republic's refusal to resolve the dispute over its nuclear activities.
31 March 2010 [08:44]

Turkish court jails Kurdish editor for 3 years

A Turkish court jailed the former editor of a Kurdish-language newspaper for three years on Tuesday for spreading terrorist propaganda.
30 March 2010 [21:57]

Armenia won't participate in Baku World Fencing Championship

The Armenian team will not participate in the World Fencing Championship in Baku from April 2 to 10, the Azerbaijan Fencing Federation reported.
30 March 2010 [18:36]

Sarcophaguses found in Georgia

30 March 2010 [16:59]

Armenia registers region's 2nd highest unemployment rate

A 12.6-percent unemployment level has been registered in Armenia.
30 March 2010 [16:40]

Turkey's PM says steps taken for strategic partnership with Germany

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday Germany was a primary economic partner of the Republic of Turkey.
30 March 2010 [16:35]

Iran's official: Arab countries' statement is open interference in Iran's internal policy

This last statement of the heads of Arab countries at the Arab League summit in Libya is open interference in the internal affairs of Iran, Mehr agency quoted official representative of Iran's Foreign Ministry, Ramin Mehmanperest.
30 March 2010 [16:03]

German chancellor visits mosques in Turkey's Istanbul - PHOTOS

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Hagia Sophia museum and Sultanahmet Mosque in Istanbul on Tuesday.
30 March 2010 [15:34]

Georgia's PM to visit Kazakhstan

Georgia's Prime Minister Nika Gilauri will visit Kazakhstan on April 8-9.
30 March 2010 [15:29]

Decline in volume of remittances to Armenia

Bagrat Asatryan, ex-chairman of the Armenian Central Bank, that Armenia’s AMD monetary base has started reducing since the end of 2008 and this process is still under way.
30 March 2010 [15:15]

Turkish PM, German chancellor agree on Turkish schools in Germany

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday he was pleased with German Chancellor Angela Merkel's remarks on future Turkish schools in Germany.
30 March 2010 [14:44]

Romanian Foreign Minister visits Georgia

Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Baconschi is paying an official visit to Georgia on March 30-31.
30 March 2010 [14:23]

Iran slams media hype over journalist arrest

Tehran's ambassador to Rome on Monday criticized the media hype surrounding the arrest of a veteran Iranian journalist for alleged arms smuggling.
30 March 2010 [14:18]

Turkish envoy return discussed in Turkey-US phone talk

Ambassador Namik Tan was recalled to Ankara after the Foreign Relations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives adopted a resolution on the incidents of 1915 on March 4, 2010.
30 March 2010 [13:45]

IMF allocates U.S. $73.6 to Armenia

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has allocated U.S. $73.6m to Armenia under a credit agreement.
30 March 2010 [13:13]

Turkey reforms envisage top civilian court for top military leaders

A Turkish constitutional reform package to be submitted to parliament on Tuesday will make it possible for military top brass to be tried by a civilian court, media reported late on Monday.
30 March 2010 [12:52]

Georgian Foreign Minister meets with EU representatives

On March 29, Grigol Vashadze, Foreign Minister of Georgia, met with the EU special envoy for South Caucasus Peter Semneby.
30 March 2010 [12:37]

Turkey's President to visit Pakistan

President Abdullah Gul will travel Tuesday to Pakistan on an official trip.
30 March 2010 [12:30]

Iran calls on Italy to consider reporter detention case soon

Iran’s Ambassador to Italy Mohammad-Ali Hosseini called on Rome Monday to speedily consider the case of two imprisoned Iranians, including an IRIB reporter.
30 March 2010 [11:35]

Quake hits Iran

An earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale jolted the Firuzkuh town near Tehran this morning. Another earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale jolted the Galadar city.
30 March 2010 [11:11]

German chancellor urges Turkey to vote in unison with West at UN Security Council on Iran's nuclear program

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Turkey to vote in unison with the U.S. and the EU at the UN Security Council on Iran's nuclear program.
30 March 2010 [10:46]

Iran ready to cooperate with new airlines

The Islamic Republic of Iran voices readiness to cooperate with new aviation companies, as the country braces for redoubled effort and work in the new Iranian year (started March 21).