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Ilham Aliyev: Turkey's unacceptable terms for gas transit oblige Azerbaijan to seek alternative routes

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Yemen calls on Iran to send special envoy

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Yemeni officials have called on the Islamic Republic to send a special envoy to hold talks on the unstable situation in the country's north.

India Reliance says continues to buy Iran crude

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Armenian nationalist MPs address rally against thaw with Turkey

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Turkish press says PKK may leave Armenia as Turkish-Armenian ties develop

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The normalization of relations between Turkey and Armenia has reportedly put the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in dire straits, Turkish newspaper Today's Zaman reports.

Georgian foreign minister: Moscow wants to start talks with us

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There are “signals” that Russia wants to start talks with Georgia, but this is impossible when Moscow continues to occupy 20% of the country’s territory, Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze said on 16 October.

Samad Seyidov: “We return from Turkey with great hopes”

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A group of Azerbaijani parliamentarians held a press conference on the results of their visit to Turkey.

Javier Solana: The normalisation of relations between Armenia and Turkey continues to have our strong support

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Armenian PM: Closed Armenian-Turkish border in favor of Georgia

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