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Jordan will host an Azerbaijani cultural festival from November 29 toDecember 3, the Azerbaijani embassy in Jordan says, Trend reports.An Azerbaijani delegation, headed by the Azerbaijani Minister ofCulture and Trourism Abdulfaz Garayev, will visit Jordan to take partin the ceremony at the Royal Center of Culture in Amman.

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The chief of the police station in the Kayakent District of Dagestanwas injured by a grenade thrown by unknown assailants into his patrolvehicle, RIA Novosti reports, citing the local police.The incident happened in the Novokayakent village at 21.50 (Moscow time).

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A Georgian delegation, headed by the Georgian Minister of Economy VeraKobalia, will participate in the Black Sea Economic Forum on November26-27 in Crimea, Trend reports.Over 100 representatives of authorities, international organizationsand expert societies will take part in the forum. 250 officials fromgovernment, business and expert spheres of the Black Sea countrieswill be at the forum.

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An explosion has happened in the center of Nalchik, when a police carwas driving by. No one was injured, a police source told RIA Novosti.He added that the bomb was planted under a sewer manhole.

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The Turkish General Staff has provided the Georgian Defense Ministrywith material and technical support. The Georgian Defense Ministrytold Trend that the technical support worth $1.5 million was providedaccording to the agreement on military grant of 2005. In particular,Georgia received 8 units of vehicles various types of engineering.The Georgian Deputy Defense Minister Nodar Harshidaze reminded aboutthe fruitful logistics cooperation between Georgia and Turkey andthanked for support.

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A working meeting took place in south Russia's Krasnodar today to discuss issues of tourist traffic statistics and an increase in salaries of resort worker, Yuga.ru reports.

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The first  innovative industrial park for small and medium businesses in south Russia's Kuban region will be built in Krasnodar, Yuga.ru reports.Discounts are planned for companies wishing to rent space.

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A resolution on Ukraine saying that the former Soviet republic can apply for membership of the European Union has been approved at the meeting of the European parliament in Strasbourg. At the same time, concern about the growing influence of the government on the media, the work of the Ukrainian Security Service, and new electoral rules has been expressed in the resolution, RIA Novosti reports.

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Members of the Representative People's Assembly in Tbilisi, demonstrating for a change of government in front of parliament, have said they will continuing their protest until dawn, RIA Novosti reports.The initiators of the Assembly supported the members and called on the followers to join on Friday. At the moment about one thousand people are at the parliament. Some time earlier the delegates of the assembly called for the start of the impeachment process against Saakashvili. In total about 25,000 people participated in the event.

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Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov has praised the creation of new military structure of the army and navy and the creation of four military districts, RIA Novosti says, citing the Defense Ministry.The chief of the General Staff, Nikolay Makarov, reported that despite all the tasks to improve the governing system of the military forces and to change to the new system of military alert had been accomplished on time.

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Azerbaijani budget approved

The president of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has approved the federal budget of Azerbaijan for 2011, Azer TAg reports.Income is planned at 12, 061,000, 000 manats, expenses - 12,748, 000, 000 manats.

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The special representative of the European Union in the South Caucasus Peter Semneby has arrived in Azerbaijan, APA reports.He will meet with representatives of the government and civil society. The situation after the recent parliamentary elections will also be discussed.

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The prime-minister of Israel, Tayyip Erdogan, stated today that his country would not be silent if Israel attacks Lebanon again, RIA Novosti reports."Does Israel think that it can invade Lebanon with modern tanks and planes, kill women and children, destroy schools and hospitals and expect us to remain silent?" He said."We won't remain silent. We'll support justice by all means", Erdogan stated.  

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The American analytical center Stratfor has published the results of its research on Turkey, 1news.az reports, citing Hurriyet.It says that Turkey will become one of the leading regional countries in the near future. It proves that Turkey got through the financial crisis very well.This process will cause as new international unions as social tebsion in the country itself.Islam is becoming more important for many Turkish people, so Turkey cannot be ruled without getting these religious people integrated in Turkish society.

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The Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev has met with the OSCE Minsk group co-chairs Robert Bradtke (USA), Bernard Fassier (France), Igor Popov (Russia) and the special representative of the OSCE chairman Andrzej Kasprzyk, AzerTAg reports.The current situation and perspectives of negotiations to resolve the Nagrono-Karabakh conflict were discussed at the meeting.

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The construction of the biggest port in the South Caucasus - Supsa - is in danger, BusinessGeorgia reports.An Asia Times article called "Georgian port is billion dollar risk scheme" says that the global financial crisis and decreased trade might lower demand for the port. But the directors of the company building the port say the construction will not be stopped and it will be the best port in Georgia. 

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Chechnya's Argun will be fully renovated, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said during a visit to the city. He also said one of the world most beautiful mosques, a big trade center and new municipal houses will be built, Yuga.ru reports.He underlined that the best building materials will be used for constructions work.Kadyrov also said that the local football stadium needs to be reconstructed. 

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Erdogan proposes to create "Schengen of Arabic world"

The Turkish premier, Tayyip Erdogan, proposed today to create with the Arabic countries a zone like the Schengen one in Europe, RIA Novosti reports.Giving a speech in Lebanon, he reminded that Turkey had abolished the visa regime with Syria, Lebanon, Libya and Jordan. "The EU has the Schengen area. Why can't we have something like that?" he said."We have large-scale aims in the region. We want only peace in the region", he also added.

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