Turkish police arrest 18 terror suspects

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Armenia’s trade turnover with Russia falls 15.5%

29.10.2009 21:52 GMT

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OSCE Chairman-in-Office: I will lend my personal support to the Co-Chairs of the parties, in their quest to achieve a long-lasting peace in the South-Caucasus region

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US general visits Georgian manoeuvres

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Serzh Sargsyan receives Chairwoman of CIS Interstate Aviation Committee

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Georgia starts television propaganda all over Caucasus

29.10.2009 21:16 GMT

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The Georgian government launches information war throughout Caucasus.

Armenian foreign minister receives chemical weapons prohibition official

29.10.2009 21:06 GMT

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Ratification of Armenian-Turkish accords to increase threats – former Armenian militants

29.10.2009 20:57 GMT

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Georgia and Israel resume flights

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Armenia ratifies creation of Eurasian Economic Community anti-crisis fund

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Armenian MPs today ratified a treaty on establishing the Eurasian Economic Community's anti-crisis fund.

Businessmen to accompany Turkish ministers to Iraq

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Iran responds to UN's nuclear fuel deal

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Iran has handed its response to the International Atomic Energy Agency to the plan for it to enrich nuclear fuel abroad, Iran's state-owned Arabic language Al-Alam TV has said.

Turkish president attends Republic Day ceremony in parliament

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Turkish President Abdullah Gul and other officials have attended a ceremony in Turkey's Grand National Assembly to mark the 86th anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Turkey.

Armenian foreign minister accuses Azerbaijan of "non-constructive" approach to EU

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Iranian president: Tehran ready to cooperate on nuclear issues but will not give up its rights

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Prosperous Armenia party backs ratification of Armenia-Turkey protocols

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Georgian representatives discusses defence planning at NATO HQ

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A Georgian Defence Ministry delegation, led by Deputy Defence Minister Nikoloz Vashakidze, has returned from talks at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

Armenian police interrupt small protest against protocols with Turkey

29.10.2009 16:33 GMT

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A rally in the Armenian capital Yerevan against ratification of the protocols on rapprochement with Turkey attracted only a handful of demonstrators on Thursday.

Armenian Foreign Ministry: Karabakh settlement not discussed with Ankara

29.10.2009 16:14 GMT

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Yerevan does not discuss the settlement of the Karabakh conflict with Ankara, Armenian Foreign Ministry spokesman Tigran Balayan has said.

US State Department reports "some restrictions" on freedom of religious minorities in Armenia

29.10.2009 16:12 GMT

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The US State Department has submitted to Congress its 2009 Report on International Religious Freedom.

Britain interested in boosting cultural ties with Armenia - ambassador

29.10.2009 16:00 GMT

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The UK is interested in developing cultural links with Armenia, Britain's ambassador to Armenia, Charles Lonsdale, told an event to mark the British Council's 75th jubilee.

Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem to star in film shot in Georgia

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Georgian intelligence chief: Risk of Russian provocation in border areas

29.10.2009 15:03 GMT

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Gela Bezhuashvili, the head of the Georgian intelligence service, said on Tuesday that there is a risk of provocation in the areas of Georgia bordering on Russia.

Armenia looks to restructure state debt

29.10.2009 14:58 GMT

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Armenia's overall state debt will be 47-48% of GDP by the end of the year, Finance Minister Tigran Davtyan has said.

Over 20% of Armenia's population lives in poverty

29.10.2009 14:42 GMT

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A total of 23.5% of Armenia's population lives in poverty, Stepan Mnatsakanyan, chairman of Armenia's National Statistics Service, has said.

Philip Gordon mentioned Georgia while reporting Obama policy

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Philip Gordon, the American assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia touched the territorial problems of Georgia while reporting the Obama administration policy in Washington yesterday.

Kremlin foreign policy aide says Iran sanctions unlikely

29.10.2009 14:32 GMT

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Russia has said sanctions against Tehran are highly unlikely in the near future, although the United States says it will respond if Iran does not accept a deal on nuclear fuel enrichment.

Turkish parliament’s decision on protocols with Armenia will show the sincerity of Turkish leaders towards Azerbaijan

29.10.2009 14:28 GMT

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UN chief hails Iran's nuclear cooperation

29.10.2009 14:23 GMT

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised Iran for its decision to allow UN inspectors to visit its new nuclear enrichment plant.

Iranian MP: Atmosphere of distrust in nuclear talks ebbing way

29.10.2009 14:13 GMT

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Iranian MP Hossein Ebrahimi says the atmosphere of the nuclear talks between Iran and the major powers has greatly improved.

Joint Iran-Turkey airline proposed

29.10.2009 14:08 GMT

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