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At least 25 killed in Damascus court bombing — agency

15.03.2017 17:32 GMT

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Putin-Sargsyan meeting held in Moscow

15.03.2017 16:42 GMT

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Russian president Vladimir Putin met Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan.

Turkey, Russia, Iran vow to boost cooperation in Syria

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Armenia invites Azerbaijan to observe parliamentary election

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Newspaper: US embassy complains about Armenia former official

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Turkey may apply economic sanctions to Netherlands

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Festival of Fire leaves 1 dead, 2600 injured in Iran

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Russian special services prevent major terrorist attack planned in Moscow

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Turkish, Iraqi premiers discuss fight against terror

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Trump 'extremely confident' in US Justice Department evidence on wiretapping

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Turkey to file complaint to UN, OSCE, Council of Europe against Netherlands

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Georgian police detain Azerbaijani citizen over keeping firearms

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White House demands deep cuts to State, UN funds

14.03.2017 11:32 GMT

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Brexit bill: Parliament clears way for talks with EU

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US snowstorm: North-eastern states brace for blizzards

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Fed, in shift, may move to faster pace of rate hikes

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Fed policymakers prepare to raise rates this week for the second time in three months.

Russia may completely destroy chemical weapons this year

14.03.2017 09:05 GMT

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Russia is among 165 states, that signed the international Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).

Turkey bars Dutch ambassador amid tensions

14.03.2017 08:59 GMT

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The move comes amid tensions after Amsterdam deported a Turkish minister and banned another.

Turkey should 'reconsider' EU refugee deal

14.03.2017 00:44 GMT

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Turkey's EU minister on Monday suggested reconsidering the EU-Turkey refugee deal, especially the parts concerning with refugees trying to enter Europe by land, Anadolu reported.

Tehran, Moscow discuss naval co-op

13.03.2017 23:36 GMT

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Iranian and Russian navy officials in a meeting in Makhachkala, the capital city of the Republic of Dagestan, discussed ways to improve bilateral naval cooperation.

Yelk bloc: Armenia ruling party will commit election fraud

13.03.2017 23:21 GMT

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The ruling Republican Party of Armenia will conduct elections with irregularities, even in the case of the best constitution, said Arayik Harutyunyan, an MP candidate from Yelk (Way Out) Alliance, at a press conference on Monday.

Turkey's sanction to target Dutch govt., not people: FM

13.03.2017 22:10 GMT

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Monday that Ankara’s sanctions would target the Dutch government not the country's citizens, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

Turkey sends two protest notes to the Netherlands

13.03.2017 17:21 GMT

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Ankara is awaiting official apology for the incident, said Turkey’s Foreign Ministry.

Georgian embassy in Azerbaijan issues statement amid riots in Batumi

13.03.2017 14:46 GMT

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Arrest of 6 offenders was followed by street protest, which later transformed into massive act of vandalism.

Turkey summons Dutch diplomat, urges ‘written apology’ over barring minister

13.03.2017 14:06 GMT

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The Dutch Embassy’s Chargé D’Affairs Daan Feddo Huisinga was summoned to the ministry early on March.

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