Recep Tayyip Erdogan resigns as chairman of Justice and Development Party
27.08.2014 [15:20]
Addressing a congress of the Justice and Development Party in Ankara, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced his resignation as the chairman of the Party.
Lukashenko: All participants of Minsk talks are interested in peace in center of Europe
27.08.2014 [11:11]
There are no intermediaries at the Minsk talks, as everyone is interested in normalizing the situation in the center of Europe, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said as he opened the meeting of the presidents of the Customs Union member states, Ukraine and high representatives of the European Union on 26 August
Obama to visit Estonia, meet with Baltic leaders in September
26.08.2014 [18:16]
U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Estonia in September and meet with leaders from three Baltic states on his way to a NATO summit in Wales, the White House said on Friday. While there, he will meet with the prime minister and president of Estonia as well as the presidents of Lithuania and Latvia to discuss regional security, economic...
Mild quake hits Indonesia
23.08.2014 [13:16]
An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale has hit the seas off northwestern Indonesia, the county`s Agency for Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics (BMKG) said. The quake occurred at a depth of about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), 399 kilometers northwest from the Simeulue archipelago, in the province of Aceh
Foreign Minister Davutoglu to be new Turkey PM
21.08.2014 [22:24]
Turkey's ruling party on Thursday chose Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to be its new leader and prime minister, to replace Recep Tayyip Erdogan when he takes the presidency next week.
Ukrainian President meets UN Under-Secretary-General
21.08.2014 [17:59]
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman who is in Ukraine under the instruction of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The sides discussed the current state in Eastern Ukraine
LUKOIL ships first batch of oil as part of WEST QURNA-2 project in IRAQ
19.08.2014 [18:17]
Sea Triumph, a tanker chartered by LITASCO (an international marketing subsidiary of OAO LUKOIL), left the port of Basra in southern Iraq with a load of crude. This is the first batch of oil in reimbursement of the costs incurred by LUKOIL as part of the West Qurna-2 project.
Iran to supply 10 bn cm of gas to Oman per year
19.08.2014 [11:19]
Persian Gulf (PG) states` demand for Iran`s natural gas is increasing, Ali Majedi Iran`s Deputy Oil Minister for International Affairs and Trade said, according to IRNA. He said Tehran-Muscat negotiations for export of Iran`s gas to Oman are in progress and
Ukrainian parliament backs bill to open gas pipelines to EU, U.S. firms
17.08.2014 [11:20]
Ukraine's parliament approved a law on Thursday to allow gas transit facilities to be leased on a joint venture basis with participation from firms in the European Union or United States. Ukraine will hold 51 percent and foreign partners will be offered 49 percent in the venture, which would manage both transit pipelines and underground gas...
Concerns for oil companies in Northern Iraq
15.08.2014 [18:53]
Six international oil companies working in Iraq’s Kurdish region, including Exxon and Chevron, have decided to suspend production and evacuate their staff for security reasons. Their decision comes after clashes between Kurdish Peshmerga security forces and militants belonging to the radical militant group
Robin Williams dead in suspected suicide
12.08.2014 [11:14]
Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams, has died in a suspected suicide after a battle with depression, triggering an outpouring of grief and tributes for one of the most beloved entertainers of his generation. The 63-year-old star of blockbusters such as "Good Will Hunting," "Good Morning Vietnam" and "Mrs...
Erdogan leads Turkey's landmark presidential elections
10.08.2014 [22:29]
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to win the presidential election Sunday with over 53 percent of the votes, according to Anadolu Agency. With nearly 93 percent of the votes counted, Erdogan leads as Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, former Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, has gained more than 37
Azerbaijanis in Sweden rally against Armenians` ceasefire violations
10.08.2014 [13:56]
Azerbaijanis living in Sweden and representatives of the Turkish diaspora have held a protest rally in Göteborg against recent escalation of violence on the contact line and along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. The protesters condemned repeated attempts by the Armenians to sabotage the positions of
All passengers die in Tehran plane crash
10.08.2014 [12:43]
All 40 passengers, including seven children, of the crashed airplane have reportedly died, according to IRNA news agency. The plane, belonging to Taban Airlines, crashed when its engine was reportedly shut down shortly after taking off from International Mehrabad Airport at 9:45 local time
Turkey votes in landmark presidential election
10.08.2014 [10:44]
Voting is under way across Turkey for the country's first ever presidential election put to a popular vote, according to the BBC. Three candidates are vying for the position, including current Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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