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08 February 2010 [18:12]

German FM reaffirms commitment to negotiated solution with Iran

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle reiterated the need for a negotiated settlement of the impasse over Iran's nuclear program.
08 February 2010 [17:52]

Georgian President opens chocolate factory in Natakhtari

Georgian president opened a Candy Factory Barambo in Natakhtari today.
08 February 2010 [17:34]

Turkey says ready to assist Saudi investors

Turkish industry minister said on Monday Turkey and Saudi Arabia should boost trade volume.
08 February 2010 [17:25]

Pakistan’s Parliament speaker pays tribute to late Imam

Visiting Speaker of the Pakistani National Assembly Fahmida Mirza paid tribute Monday to the Father of the Islamic Revolution late Imam Khomeini.
08 February 2010 [16:36]

Turkish industrial output increases in February

Turkish industrial production increased in December from a month earlier, the third consecutive month that it has risen.
08 February 2010 [16:30]

Quake hits Iran's Fars province

08 February 2010 [16:23]

Armenia set to cut internet rates

Internet rates in Armenia will start to go down in about a month, director of “Apaga Technologies” Michel Davudyan said.
08 February 2010 [15:55]

Georgian president: Ukraine is our strategic partner

President Saakashvili said after polling stations in Ukrainian presidential runoff were closed, that “the Ukrainian democracy has won.”
08 February 2010 [15:24]

Turkey set to host three-way talks on Balkans

The fifth round of three-way talks involving the foreign ministers of Turkey, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina will take place Tuesday in Ankara during which the latest Balkan developments will be discussed.
08 February 2010 [15:09]

Georgia welcomes choice of Ukrainian people

Georgia welcomes the choice of Ukrainian people, Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia Nino Kalandadze announced at today's briefing.
08 February 2010 [14:33]

Government reshuffle expected in Armenia

Rumors about a planned government reshuffle are getting stronger in Armenia.
08 February 2010 [14:22]

Turkey's FM sees Palestinian state to draw "final" Mideast borders

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday there was a need for a new vision in the Middle East.
08 February 2010 [14:08]

Iran says CIA agents arrested ahead of Feb. 11 rally

Iran said Saturday it arrested seven people, including two Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operatives, who planned to stoke unrest and violence on a march scheduled for February 11.
08 February 2010 [13:38]

Georgia to hold local elections in May

Local elections in Georgia and direct elections of Tbilisi Mayor will take place on May 30, said Manana Manjgaladze, Spokesperson for the Georgian president.
08 February 2010 [13:22]

Parliament has missed opportunity for new constitution, says Turkish president

Turkish President Abdullah Gül said Sunday there was a consensus that Turkey needed a better constitution, however that the opportunity for it had been missed.
08 February 2010 [12:46]

Iran says home-made stealth drone tested

Iran has successfully tested the prototype of its first domestically-built stealth drone, a senior Air Force commander said Sunday.
08 February 2010 [12:23]

Foreign Minister of Georgia to visit Italy

Foreign Minister of Georgia Grigol Vashadze will pay a working visit to the Republic of Italy today.
08 February 2010 [11:42]

Iranian leader: Israel moving in downward spiral

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Israel is moving in a downward spiral that will lead to its collapse.
08 February 2010 [11:35]

Armenian Deputy FM to visit Syria

08 February 2010 [11:15]

Georgian parliament to start discussions over new amnesty bill

The Georgian Parliament will start discussion of a new amnesty bill today.
08 February 2010 [10:44]

Turkey's PM opens private hospital in Istanbul

Turkish Prime Minister said institutions like the IMF, World Bank and OECD, have all affirmed that Turkey would be among countries of the world that will grow the fastest in 2010 and 2011.
08 February 2010 [10:30]

Pakistan extradites Jundallah terrorists to Iran

Pakistani security forces have captured several members of the Jundallah terrorist group and handed them over to Iranian authorities.
08 February 2010 [09:58]

President Gul underlines importance of CoE for human rights and democracy

Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Sunday that mission of Council of Europe in rooting common values like human rights and democracy was very important.
08 February 2010 [07:40]

Turkish President Gul arrived in India

06 February 2010 [14:40]

Turkish tourism minister in Iran for meeting

Turkish Culture & Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay arrived in Tehran, Iran on Saturday to have a series of talks.
06 February 2010 [14:22]

Turkey, Afghanistan discuss security, training of police

Turkey's Interior Minister Besir Atalay had a meeting with his Afghan counterpart Mohammad Hanif Atmar at his office in Ankara.
06 February 2010 [12:56]

Turkish Cypriot president: Intergration with world the way forward for Cyprus

The Turkish Cypriot president said that he foresaw his country's future in integration with the world on Friday.
06 February 2010 [12:45]

Tehran welcomes nuclear deal, with alterations

Iran's foreign minister says he hopes that an agreement on the nuclear fuel proposal will soon be reached, but with the changes that Tehran seeks.
06 February 2010 [11:30]

Iranian FM upbeat on reaching a nuclear fuel swap deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki expressed cautious optimism on reaching a nuclear fuel exchange agreement.
06 February 2010 [10:40]

Iranian Companies Attend In Baghdad International Exhibition

More than 50 Iranian companies participated in Baghdad 36th International Fair.
06 February 2010 [10:20]

Turkey's new party BDP says to put distance between PKK

Turkey's Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party has pledged to be more cautious than a predecessor party banned last year for ties with separatist PKK.
06 February 2010 [09:55]

Saakashvili discussed cooperation issues with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State

Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, held a meeting with James Steinberg, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, and Phillip Gordon, Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs.
06 February 2010 [09:30]

Turkey's PM expected to visit France

05 February 2010 [19:29]

Residents of South Ossetia ask the USA no to arm Georgia

Residents of South Ossetia sent a letter to U.S. Senator Richard Lugar. They ask the USA to renounce plans to supply Georgia with armaments, as it can be used against region's civilians.
05 February 2010 [19:05]

Iran envisions NAM support on nuclear work

The Non-Aligned Movement is set to present the IAEA Board of Governors a declaration in support of Iran's nuclear program, a senior Iranian official says.
05 February 2010 [18:53]

Turkish Minister sees Cyprus as "education base"

Turkish National Education Minister Nimet Cubukcu said on Friday that Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) was very suitable for being an education base.
05 February 2010 [18:35]

Turkey's top general in self-criticism over headscarf barring

Turkey's top general found barring Turkish PM's wife from entering a military hospital because of her headscarf "indefensible".
05 February 2010 [18:26]

Georgian journalist detained in Ukraine

Today Zurab Khvistiani, the journalist of Imedi [Georgian TV company], was detained by Ukrainian police in Borispol airport.
05 February 2010 [17:54]

Turkey's PM expected to visit France

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to make a trip to French capital Paris in April, diplomats said on Friday.
05 February 2010 [17:19]

Alternate Foreign Minister of Greece says Greek government wants cooperation with Turkey

Alternate Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas of Greece said on Thursday that the new Greek government, led by George Papandreou, wanted to boost cooperation spirit with Turkey.
05 February 2010 [16:25]

Turkish Foreign Minister sees "Turkish era" in PACE's new term

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met Thursday Mevlut Cavusoglu, newly-elected Turkish president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).
05 February 2010 [16:15]

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State: U.S supports Georgia's territorial integrity and sovereignty

The United States supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg stated at the Tbilisi International Airport, leaving Georgia.
05 February 2010 [16:00]

Turkish industry minister to hold talks with Saudi officials

Turkish industry minister will travel to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Friday to hold formal talks.
05 February 2010 [15:50]

Former Pakistani diplomat supports Iran's peaceful nuclear program

Tariq Fatemi, a retired senior Pakistani diplomat supported Iran's right to develop nuclear energy for peaceful means.
05 February 2010 [15:40]

U.S. Foreign Affairs Committee schedules vote on Armenian "Genocide" resolution

U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Howard Berman (D-CA) has scheduled a vote of his panel on the Armenian "Genocide" Resolution, H.Res.252, for Thursday, March 4, reports the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).
05 February 2010 [15:30]

NATO meeting begins in Turkey

05 February 2010 [14:43]

Armenia’s Healthcare Ministry to regulate price of pharmaceuticals

Armenia’s Ministry of Healthcare will focus on three main programs of activity this year, said Deputy Minister of Healthcare Tatul Hakobyan at a press conference today.
05 February 2010 [14:20]

Russian Deputy PM in Armenia