A NATO without Turkey would be weak: Alliance chief

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30.10.2009 15:11 GMT

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UN's nuclear watchdog seeks clarification to Iran's nuclear deal response

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Belarus does not view Armenia as “an aggressor”- Belarus Foreign Minister

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Turkey's president stresses importance of rule of law for army conspirators

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Armenian foreign minister, Lithuanian deputy minister discuss ties

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Turkish MP again seeks to reassure Azerbaijan over rapprochement with Armenia

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Turkish embassy holds reception in Baku to mark Republic Day

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The Turkish embassy held a reception in Baku on Thursday to mark the 86th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic.

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Armenian wrestlers prepare for 2010 European championship in Baku

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Araik Bagdatyan, head coach of the Armenian wrestling team, noted that the current aim of his squad is to prepare for the European Championship due in Baku in April.

Armenia’s trade turnover with Russia falls 15.5%

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Armenia’s foreign trade turnover with Russia made 533.9m dollars which is a 15.5% fall in January-August, 2009, according to Armenian economy minister Nerses Yeritsan.

OSCE Chairman-in-Office: I will lend my personal support to the Co-Chairs of the parties, in their quest to achieve a long-lasting peace in the South-Caucasus region

29.10.2009 21:39 GMT

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“We are encouraged by the positive momentum that the recent frequent meetings of the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan have created" - George Papandreou.

US general visits Georgian manoeuvres

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Serzh Sargsyan receives Chairwoman of CIS Interstate Aviation Committee

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Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan received today the Chairwoman of the CIS Interstate Aviation Committee, Tatyana Anodina.

Georgia starts television propaganda all over Caucasus

29.10.2009 21:16 GMT

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The Georgian government launches information war throughout Caucasus.

Armenian foreign minister receives chemical weapons prohibition official

29.10.2009 21:06 GMT

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Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandyan today met the general manager of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Rogelio Pfirter, in Yerevan.

Ratification of Armenian-Turkish accords to increase threats – former Armenian militants

29.10.2009 20:57 GMT

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Ratification of the Armenian-Turkish protocols will increase threats rather than improve security, Tigran Pashabezyan, a representative of former members of the underground militant organization ASALA, told a press conference in Yerevan today.

Georgia and Israel resume flights

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Armenia ratifies creation of Eurasian Economic Community anti-crisis fund

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Armenian MPs today ratified a treaty on establishing the Eurasian Economic Community's anti-crisis fund.

Businessmen to accompany Turkish ministers to Iraq

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Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and State Minister for Foreign Trade Zafer Caglayan will visit Iraq on Friday.

Iran responds to UN's nuclear fuel deal

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Iran has handed its response to the International Atomic Energy Agency to the plan for it to enrich nuclear fuel abroad, Iran's state-owned Arabic language Al-Alam TV has said.

Turkish president attends Republic Day ceremony in parliament

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Turkish President Abdullah Gul and other officials have attended a ceremony in Turkey's Grand National Assembly to mark the 86th anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Turkey.

Armenian foreign minister accuses Azerbaijan of "non-constructive" approach to EU

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