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Georgian ambassador complete his diplomatic mission in Azerbaijan

06.11.2009 19:11 GMT

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Georgian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Nikoloz Natbiladze gave an official reception because of completion of his diplomatic mission in Azerbaijan.

Armenian president discusses Karabakh settlement with OSCE mediators

06.11.2009 18:51 GMT

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Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan received Friday OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs Yuri Merzlyakov (Russia), Bernard Fassier (France), Robert Bradtke (USA), as well as personal representative of OSCE chairman-in-office Andrzej Kasprzyk.

Swine flu death toll climbs to 21 in Turkey

06.11.2009 18:48 GMT

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Twenty-one people have died of swine flu in Turkey, the Health Ministry announced Friday, after the deaths of a 21-year-old man and an 11-year-old girl were confirmed to be caused by the H1N1 virus.

Transport communication between Georgia and Azerbaijan suspended

06.11.2009 18:26 GMT

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The transport communication between Georgia and Azerbaijan has been suspended as the Alazani river has flooded a frontier point of the local department of border guarding of Azerbaijan.

Russian Orthodox Church leader arrives in Azerbaijan

06.11.2009 18:25 GMT

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Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has arrived in Azerbaijan for a one-day visit.

Azerbaijani FM: We use the notion of ‘self-determination of nations’ only within the framework of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan

06.11.2009 18:23 GMT

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Turkish FM visiting France

06.11.2009 18:11 GMT

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Turkish foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is in Paris as a guest of his French counterpart.

ANCA urges Obama and Clinton to condemn Sudan president’s visit to Turkey

06.11.2009 17:45 GMT

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The Armenian National Committee of American has applied to the US presidential administration with a demand to condemn the upcoming visit of Sudan President Omar Al-Bashir to Turkey.

NATO supports normalization of Armenia-Turkey relations but can not participate in this process

06.11.2009 17:06 GMT

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“The normalization of Armenia-Turkey relations is a positive sign for the stabilization of the situation in the region,” NATO SG’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia Robert Simmons said.

Abdullah Gul - Turkey will not be derailed

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President Gul has made some statements regarding the question over whether Turkey has changed its direction and is looking to the East.

Iranian President’s advisor: "We consider Azerbaijan our strategic partner"

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Iranian President’s cultural advisor Haji Ali Akbar is visiting Azerbaijan.

Turkish Minister: “If a country calls itself ‘a superpower’, it does not give it a right to interfere with the affairs of other states”

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Karabakh protests at German press article questioning its independence

06.11.2009 16:20 GMT

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The foreign ministry of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh republic has written to a German newspaper to protest at what it called a "superficial and distorted" report on Karabakh.

Armenia's foreign minister receives OSCE's Karabakh mediators

06.11.2009 16:04 GMT

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Russia in connection with Georgia acts as a typical occupant - Georgian MP

06.11.2009 15:50 GMT

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"Russia in connection with Georgia acts as a typical occupant".

GM decision to retain Opel not political - German foreign minister

06.11.2009 15:42 GMT

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General Motors' decision not to sell the carmaker Opel to a Canadian-Russian consortium was not political, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said after talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

European Parliament committee hears report on Russian-Georgian conflict

06.11.2009 15:39 GMT

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Swiss diplomat Heidi Tagliavini, head of the independent fact-finding commission on the conflict in Georgia, has presented her commission's report to the European Parliament's foreign affairs' committee in Brussels.

UN nuclear inspections chief: Inspectors found nothing worrying in Iran

06.11.2009 15:24 GMT

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UN inspectors found "nothing to be worried about" in Iran's latest nuclear facility near Qom, Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has said.

EU warns Minsk against recognizing South Ossetia and Abkhazia

06.11.2009 15:20 GMT

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Armenians violate ceasefire

06.11.2009 15:01 GMT

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Armenian armed forces continue to violate ceasefire.

Alexey Vlasov: Unsettled Karabakh conflict shows the uselessness of international organizations

06.11.2009 15:01 GMT

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Interview News.Az with Alexey Vlasov, director of the Russian Center on Post-Soviet Area Studies.

Iran's supreme leader calls on Gulf states to cooperate

06.11.2009 14:49 GMT

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Iran's supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, has called on neighbouring countries to cooperate to achieve a safe, secure and prosperous Persian Gulf region.

Qatari Emir visits Iran

06.11.2009 14:43 GMT

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Qatari Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, was welcomed by Iran’s President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday.

500 tons of smuggled Iranian arms seized

06.11.2009 14:39 GMT

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Israeli naval force intercepts Iranian weapon ship.

"Orange Armenia" mobile operator launched

06.11.2009 14:39 GMT

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Orange has launched its mobile network in Armenia, after winning an operating license last November.

Armenian minister insists no link between Karabakh and Turkish rapprochement

06.11.2009 14:20 GMT

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Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandyan has said that there is no connection between the Karabakh conflict settlement and the normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations.

Georgia easing university admissions process for ethnic Azeris and Armenians

06.11.2009 14:20 GMT

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Pupils at Azerbaijani and Armenian-language high schools in Georgia will from next year be able to take the national general skills exam in their native language.

Robert P. Finn: It’s hard to say there will be a solution soon between Azerbaijan and Armenia

06.11.2009 14:15 GMT

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Finn is the Ertegun visiting professor in the Near East Studies Department of Princeton University.

The leader of the Georgian Labour Party departed for the USA

06.11.2009 14:15 GMT

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Shalva Natelashvili, the leader of the Georgian Labour Party, departed for the USA with a one week's working visit.

US ambassador in Georgia rules out new war

06.11.2009 14:10 GMT

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US Ambassador in Georgia John Bass does not see any threat of resumption of hostilities in the conflict areas in Georgia.

Chief of Russia’s military intelligence: NATO, Israel and Ukraine still arming Georgia

06.11.2009 14:06 GMT

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NATO member countries, Israel and Ukraine still supply Georgia with armaments and military equipment, said Lieutenant General Alexander Shliakhturov,chief of Russia’s military intelligence.

Russia has granted a refugee status to Georgian serviceman

06.11.2009 14:00 GMT

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