The former police chief of Istanbul, Hanefi Avci, has been accused ofcooperating with a terrorist organization, Trend reports, citing thenewspaper Zaman. Avci was arrested on Tuesday. Police found weapons inhis house.
Russian Minister of Education and Science, Andrey Fursenko, has metIranian Minister of Education and Nurturing, Doctor Hamid Reza HadjiBabai. The Iranian Ambassador to Russia, Mahmoud Reza Sadjadi, was atthe meeting. Fursenko said that he welcomes development of ties andcooperation between Iran and Russia in education and expressed supportfor experience exchange, Iran News reports.
Belarus specialists will study jewelry skills in Armenia, ValentinChekanov, Belarus Minister of Trade and chairman of the Belarus partof the commission, said on Tuesday after a session of theArmenian-Belarus inter-governmental commission for trade and economiccooperation, Arka reports.
A summer militant base has been uncovered in the Veden Region ofChechnya, 8 km from Vedeno, Yuga.ru reports.The police found 2 religious books, a map of the Veden, Shalin andNozhay-Yurtov regions with Arabic writing, showing locations ofmilitary facilities, the press-service of the Chechen Ministry ofInterior Affairs reports.
A committee to help believers make hajj has been founded in Kabardino-Balkaria, RIA Novosti reports, citing the republic's president's press-service.Several hundred pilgrims from the republic will go to make hajj this November.
The Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan met the leader of theopposition party Kemal Kilicdaroglu after a referendum onconstitutional reforms. They discussed the tradition of wearing the hijabin Turkey.
An earthquake of 5.7 on the Richter scale took place in the south of Iran today at 2:52 pm, RIA Novosti reports, citing the Geologic Service of the USA.So far there is o information about injuries or damage.
Interpol continues tracing Akhmed Zakaev, wanted on terrorism chargesby Russia, Interpol Secretary General, Ronald Noble said today at apress conference in Yekaterinburg, reports RIA Novosti. I hope he willbe brought to court, said Noble.
The famous Azerbaijani singer Faik Agaev was attacked this morning. Hewas stabbed six times with a knife. After an operation he is nowconscious, said his surgeon Siyamyak Nani, Trend reports. A criminalcase was initiated.
A Days of Azerbaijani Culture is taking place in Iran from the 25th to30th of September. An Azerbaijani delegation is headed by the Ministerof Culture and Tourism, Abulfas Garaev, Trend reports. The AzerbaijaniState Orchestra conducted by Teymur Geychaev, Dance Ensemble, AshikNeymat Gasymov and other performers will take part in the show. Aphoto exhibition will be displayed. Several Azerbaijani films will bescreened during the festival.