Turkish intellectuals receive threats for signing pro-Armenian statement

Turkish intellectuals Murat Belge and Aydın Engin, who signed under the statement on eliminating history textbooks disseminating hatred and discrimination against the Armenians, have received death threats.

Iran to increase compulsory military service to 24 months

The chief conscription officer of the Iranian armed forces, Brigadier General Moussa Kamali said that the mandatory military service is to increase by 3 months to 24 months from March 21, 2015. ...
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Azerbaijan, Iran reach new level of customs cooperation

Commissioning of the Qazvin-Rasht-Astara (Iran) Astara (Azerbaijan) railway, which is part of the "North-South" international transport corridor, will lead to the intensification of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Iran, said the head of the Customs Service of Iran Masoud Karbasian Sept.30 at a meeting in Baku with the Chairman of the State Customs Committee (SCC) of Azerbaijan Aydin Aliyev....
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Azerbaijani, Turkish air forces can hold joint drills next year

The next joint drills of Azerbaijani and Turkish air forces are planned to be held in Turkey. ...
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Armenian and Greek businessmen strengthen relations

An Armenian-Greek business forum will take place in Yerevan, attended by the Presidents of the Republic of Armenia and Greece, Serzh Sargsyan and Karolos Papoulias. The Greek and Armenian businessmen will discuss the prospects for the further expansion of the cooperation and the conditions for market activities of mutual interest.
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Nagorno Karabakh Foreign Minister receives Chairman of France-Artsakh Friendship Circle

On September 27, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic Karen Mirzoyan received Chairman of the France-Artsakh Friendship Circle, French MP Francois Rochebloine, NKR Foreign Affairs Ministry’s press service informed Armenpress.
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Earthquake hits north region of Azerbaijan

The earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale occurred 22 kilometers to the north-east of Gabala city at 06:38 on September 29, the Republican Seismological Service Center of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) reported Monday.
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Anaklia port of great importance for Georgia, PM says

Construction of a new multifunctional port in Anaklia, a city in Georgia’s western province of Samegrelo, is one of the most successful projects of Georgian government, the country’s prime minister, Irakli Garibashvili told reporters.
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Iran, P5+1 resume N-talks in two weeks

Iranian deputy foreign minister for Legal and International Affairs, Abbas Araqchi said that the next round of talks with the P5+1 countries on Iran 's nuclear case are to be held in two weeks in one of the European cities.
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Patriarch of Moscow interested in meeting Iran’s Supreme Leader

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in a meeting with Iranian Ambassador Mahdi Sanaie Thursday expressed enthusiasm in meeting and conferring with Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in Tehran, IRNA reported.
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Turkey prepares for bigger role in fight against Islamic State

After months of hanging back amid angry accusations of collusion, Turkey is gearing up for a bigger role in the fight against Islamic State (Isis) that could include sending Turkish ground troops across the border into Syria and Iraq, the Guardian reported.
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PACE autumn session starts

A current affairs debate on the crisis in Ukraine and a debate on countering neo-Nazism – with the participation of the Speaker of the Norwegian Parliament Olemic Thommessen – are among highlights of the autumn session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg, from 29 September to 3 October 2014. PACE official web-site informs about this.
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