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Russian ambassador sure Abkhazia will successfully pass 'democracy exam'

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EU to allocate €100m to Armenia

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Armenian parliament approves 2010 draft budget

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Turkey warns Israel against using airspace to spy on Iran

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Israeli President Shimon Peres has said he is expecting his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul to visit Tel Aviv.

Turkey cannot link Karabakh to Armenian rapprochement

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Azerbaijani army able to liberate occupied lands, Ministry of Defense

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Statement by President Ilham Aliyev that Azerbaijan will not reconcile with the occupation of its lands created concerns in Armenia.

New power distribution line to link Georgia and Azerbaijan

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The construction of the new power distribution line between Georgia and Azerbaijan will start in 2010.

Saudi Arabia rejects Iranian abduction allegations

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Saudi Foreign Ministry spokesman Osama Nugali has dismissed Tehran's accusations that Riyadh and Washington abducted an Iranian nuclear scientist.

Azerbaijani and Armenian public figures to hold meeting

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Russian human rights activists are ready to take maximal measures to organize the meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian public figures.

Tbilisi welcomes Russian leader's remarks on direct flights, border crossing

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Georgia's president welcomes comments by his Russian counterpart on the resumption of flights and reopening of the Georgia-Russia border crossing.

Iran’s nuclear program is "peaceful", Erdogan

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said diplomacy rather than economic sanctions should be pursued to resolve Iran nuclear program.

Azerbaijan still sees potential in peaceful resolution of Karabakh conflict

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Azerbaijan is a country that is able to take all necessary measures to restore the sovereignty of the occupied territories.

US Congress decides on aid for Armenia and Karabakh

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The US Congress is to allocate $41 million in aid to Armenia in the 2010 budget and $8 million to the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh republic.

Armenian Patriarchate in İstanbul to designate a “co-patriarch”

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The Armenian Patriarchate in İstanbul is seeking permission to designate a “co-patriarch” in light of the illness of Patriarch Mesrob Mutafyan.

Iran has finalized sites for five of the 10 new nuclear enrichment plants

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President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that Iran has finalized sites for five of the 10 new nuclear enrichment plants it seeks to build.

Medvedev should start it right with de-occupation of the Georgian territories

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Tbilisi doubts Russian president`s sincerity.

Abkhazian separatists threaten to arrest Georgian ships

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Abkhazian occupant regime threatens to arrest Georgian ships in the neutral waters.

I have no optimistic views on the Armenian-Azerbaijani problem, expert

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