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Turkey’s energy minister: We continue negotiating gas supplies with Azerbaijan

04.11.2009 15:40 GMT

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"We are not planning to raise gas prices for population so far. We are in process of negotiations with Azerbaijan.

Iran must choose between past and future, Obama says

04.11.2009 14:54 GMT

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Iran has to choose whether it will open the door to opportunity and prosperity or focus on the past, US President Barack Obama said in a statement on Wednesday to mark the 30th anniversary of the storming of the US embassy in Tehran.

Hailstorm causes more damage in flood-stricken eastern Georgia

04.11.2009 14:45 GMT

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Kakheti Region in eastern Georgia suffered a severe hailstorm late last night, after several days of flooding had already left the region without winter stores.

Georgian Foreign Ministry accuses Russia of cynicism

04.11.2009 14:42 GMT

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Georgia's Foreign Ministry has issued a statement in response to accusations from the Russian Foreign Ministry that Georgia is trying to sever neighbourly relations with Russia.

Georgia's patriarch unlikely to have meeting with Russian Orthodox primate in Baku

04.11.2009 14:31 GMT

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Georgian Patriarch Ilia II is unlikely to have a meeting with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and Russia in Baku.

Charles Aznavour raised an issue of Armenia’s territorial claims for Turkey

04.11.2009 14:18 GMT

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In an interview with RAI 3 Italian TV channel Armenia’s Ambassador to Switzerland, acclaimed chansonnier Charles Aznavour raised an issue of Armenia’s territorial claims for Turkey.

Turkish prime minister, health minister disagree over swine flu vaccination

04.11.2009 14:16 GMT

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After Health Minister Recep Akdağ became the first government official to receive a swine flu vaccine on Tuesday, following the start of widespread vaccinations on Monday, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that he is skeptical about the vaccine.

Iran to attend Caspian Sea littoral states meeting: Iran envoy

04.11.2009 14:13 GMT

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Iran's ambassador to Ashgabat Mohammad Reza Forghani said on Tuesday Iran is to take part in deputy foreign ministers meeting of five Caspian Sea littoral states which is to be held on November 4-5.

Armenian armed forces continue to violate ceasefire

04.11.2009 14:10 GMT

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Armenians violate ceasefire on November 3.

Iran’s WTO membership

04.11.2009 14:09 GMT

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In the next general assembly meeting of the World Trade Organization on December 17, Iran’s workgroup will officially be admitted in the organization and the process for accession to WTO will formally start.

Armenia leading among CIS states for decline in GDP

04.11.2009 14:05 GMT

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Armenia posted 18.3% decline in GDP in January-September of 2009 over the previous year, according to the Intergovernmental statistical committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Turkey accused of undermining security for EU troops

04.11.2009 13:53 GMT

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The European Parliament has hinted in a draft report that it can point a finger at Turkey for possible European casualties in a future peacekeeping operation because, it says, Ankara is blocking EU-NATO cooperation over its concerns related to Cyprus.

Neither Armenian nor Kurdish issues will do any good to Turkey – Deniz Baykal

04.11.2009 13:51 GMT

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Van to be industrial and commercial capital linking East and West

04.11.2009 13:49 GMT

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Van, the 7,000-year-old cradle of civilization in eastern Anatolia, will become a major industrial and commerce center if plans for a free trade zone on the border between Iran and Turkey come to fruition.

Delegation of Iranian-Armenian Friendship Society visits Armenia and unrecognized Nagorno Karabakh

04.11.2009 13:45 GMT

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US Armenians hope for failure of Ankara-Yerevan deal

04.11.2009 13:44 GMT

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American-Armenians and their congressional backers are keen on the ‘genocide’ recognition, not the creation of normalized ties between Turkey and Armenia, diplomats and experts say.

Azerbaijanis planning to build new port in Georgia

04.11.2009 13:42 GMT

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The construction of a new port replacing Batumi port in Georgia is scheduled, Georgian Alia newspaper reports.

Ukraine owes $500m to Russia for gas, Ukrainian PM says

04.11.2009 13:24 GMT

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Ukraine must pay nearly $500m to Russia for natural gas supplies in October, Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko told the country's parliament.

Armenian PM travels to USA

04.11.2009 13:12 GMT

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Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan is due leaving for San Jose, United States, to attend “Armtech - 2009” conference, Armenian Government’s PR department reports.

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov set for official visit to Cyprus

04.11.2009 13:01 GMT

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will pay an official one-day visit to Cyprus on Wednesday to discuss bilateral relations as well as key international issues, a spokesman for the ministry said.

Elchin Shikhlinski: The image of an enemy exists due to the unsettled Karabakh conflict

04.11.2009 04:21 GMT

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Interview News.Az with Elchin Shikhlinski, chairman of the Azerbaijan Journalists’ Union, editor-in-chief of the Zerkalo newspaper.

Georgian foreign minister not upset at possible loss of Russian citizenship

03.11.2009 21:51 GMT

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Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze does not intend to give up his Russian citizenship on his own initiative, but will not be upset if Russia withdraws it, Foreign Ministry spokesman Iya Makharashvili told a special briefing on Tuesday.

Turkey to raise price of Azerbaijani gas for inner consumers

03.11.2009 21:48 GMT

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As negotiations with Azerbaijan are nearing the close and the price on gas may be high for Turkey, Botas intends to consider rise in gas price for internal consumers, according to Hurriyet newspaper.

Street in Tbilisi named after Russian journalist

03.11.2009 21:33 GMT

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One more street has been renamed in Tbilisi. The Novorosiisky Street has been named after a Russian journalist, Olga Konskaya, who died a while ago.

UN Headquarters hosts “roundtable” on situation in Azerbaijan`s occupied territories

03.11.2009 21:16 GMT

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A “roundtable” meeting on the situation in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan was held in the United Nations Headquarters in New-York.

Yerevan tries to react quickly to Azerbaijan's "anti-Armenian propaganda"

03.11.2009 21:11 GMT

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The Armenian Culture Ministry tries to respond rapidly to anti-Armenian propaganda spread by Azerbaijan, Deputy Culture Minister Artur Pogosyan said on Tuesday.

Georgia Aids Ukraine in Fight against H1N1

03.11.2009 21:02 GMT

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Georgia will send a medical aid to Ukraine today, InterpressNews was told about it by Koka Fruidze, the Deputy Minister of Health, Labour and Social Affairs of Georgia.

Four cases of H1 N1 revealed in Georgia

03.11.2009 20:53 GMT

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Four cases of H1N1 have been registered in Georgia.

MP calls for Russian citizenship to be withdrawn from Georgia's foreign minister

03.11.2009 20:13 GMT

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Russian State Duma Deputy Semen Bagdasarov thinks that Russian citizenship should be withdrawn from Georgia's foreign minister, Grigol Vashadze.

Russia's Gazprom signs memorandum of understanding to develop Iranian oil field

03.11.2009 20:04 GMT

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Iran's Petroleum Engineering and Development Company has signed a memorandum of understanding with Russia's Gazprom on the development of Azar oilfield in western Iran.

Iran wants no dialogue if outcome predetermined by USA, supreme leader says

03.11.2009 20:01 GMT

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The supreme leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, spoke to students today on the eve of Wednesday's 30th anniversary of the seizure of the US embassy by students in 1979.

Turkish FM Davutoğlu meets Malaysian counterpart

03.11.2009 18:59 GMT

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