World news

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).
30 March 2010 [10:31]

CoE Secretary General to prepare new report on Russian-Georgian war

Council of Europe Secretary-General Thorbjoern Jagland will prepare a new report on the Russian-Georgian war.
30 March 2010 [10:14]

Turkey condemns terrorist attacks in Russia

Turkey's Foreign Ministry released a statement which said it strongly condemned two suicide attacks in Moscow.
30 March 2010 [09:28]

Iran condemns Moscow attacks

30 March 2010 [09:20]

Turkish president and German chancellor discuss Turkey's EU accession process

Turkish President Abdullah Gul and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed on Monday Turkey's accession process to the European Union (EU) and integration of Turks living in Germany.
30 March 2010 [09:12]

Armenian FM meets OSCE MG co-chairs

30 March 2010 [08:45]

G8 foreign ministers to discuss Iran's nuclear programme

The nuclear dispute with Iran and disarmament issues will be high on the agenda when the foreign ministers of the G8 countries meet later Monday in Gatineau, near Ottawa.
29 March 2010 [18:04]

Clinton "assures" Turkey on Armenia bill

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has assured Turkey the White House opposes an Armenian bill, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
29 March 2010 [17:49]

Turkey warns Germany of sanctions over religious-language issues

Celik said, there were problems in Germany regarding religious and language education.
29 March 2010 [17:17]

Turkish PM hopes reforms go to parliament Tuesday

Erdogan said government's constitutional amendment bill was likely be submitted to parliament on Tuesday.
29 March 2010 [16:35]

Turkey's PM reiterates call for diplomacy over Iran

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for diplomatic means to resolve a dispute between the West and Iran over Tehran's nuclear program.
29 March 2010 [16:28]

Reports about Armenian citizens among victims of Moscow subway blast untrue

Reports claiming that there were Armenian citizens among the victims in Moscow subway blast are untrue.
29 March 2010 [16:13]

Iran urges global nuclear disarmament

An Iranian lawmaker has warned against Israel's nuclear arsenals and called for adoption of strict acts to establish a world free from weapons of mass destruction.
29 March 2010 [15:11]

German chancellor to visit Turkey, with EU membership key issue

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was due to arrive Monday in Turkey for a two-day visit that is set to be overshadowed by Berlin and Ankara's different visions for Turkey's place in Europe.
29 March 2010 [14:58]

IPU weighs Iran bid against Israeli settlements

An Iranian-proposed resolution condemning Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian lands is making headway at the 122nd Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) meeting.
29 March 2010 [14:51]

Direct Yerevan-Tel Aviv-Yerevan flight launched

Armavia airway company launched direct Yerevan-Tel Aviv-Yerevan flight on March 28.
29 March 2010 [14:46]

Georgian delegations leaves for Geneva

Georgian official delegation left for Switzerland on Monday to attend the tenth round of international negotiations in Geneva on March 30.
29 March 2010 [14:24]

Turkish Minister in Qatar for defense industry fair

Turkish Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul, who is in Qatar to attend a defense industry fair, began talks with Qatari officials.
29 March 2010 [14:20]

Iran raps West's dual stance on terrorism

Iran holds certain states' double standard policies toward terrorist groups accountable for thwarting international efforts to eradicate terrorism.
29 March 2010 [13:45]

Iranian top cleric urges 'firm stance' against Israel

A senior Iranian cleric has called on the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to adopt a "firm stance" on the reopening of a Jewish synagogue near the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
29 March 2010 [13:03]

Meeting of EU-Georgia parliamentary committee to be held in Tbilisi

The 12th meeting of the EU-Georgia parliamentary committee will be held in Tbilisi.
29 March 2010 [12:51]

Turkish mayor suspended over corruption charges

Turkish interior minister has suspended the mayor of Adana following corruption charges.