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World Press on Iran, Turkey and the Caucasus (April 28, 2011)

World Press on Iran, Turkey and the Caucasus (April 28, 2011)

On April 28 The New York Times published an article by Susanne Gusten, headlined «Weary Public Pleads for End to Clan Violence in Turkey». The author touches upon the problem of feuds between local clans in the Turkish city of Siverek.  She admits that all governmental efforts to calm the matter down have failed and tries to draw public attention to the problem.

Iranian parliament starts preparing impeachment of President Ahmadinejad

Iranian parliament starts preparing impeachment of President Ahmadinejad

The Iranian Parliament has started preparations for the impeachment of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The reason may come from disagreements between the president and the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei.

North Ossetia to host conference on role of Caucasus in Great Patriotic War

North Ossetia to host conference on role of Caucasus in Great Patriotic War

Vladikavkaz will host an international regional conference on Thursday, entitled “The Great Victory Achieved by Unity: The Caucasus in the Great Patriotic War”.

Caspian status: progress is possible

Ashkhabad and Baku disputes are obstacles on the way to Transcaspian pipeline

Lavrov in Abkhazia and South Ossetia

Lavrov in Abkhazia and South Ossetia

The foreign minister of Russia dealt with big problems of small republics

The sun of Dagestan

The sun of Dagestan

Solar energy can be used when no other energy is available

Ukraine views Azerbaijan as strategic partner

Ukraine views Azerbaijan as strategic partner

Ukraine and Azerbaijan are strategic partners and their ties are developing within friendship and mutual benefit, Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych said.

LUKOIL to invest over $20 billion in North Caucasus

LUKOIL to invest over $20 billion in North Caucasus

LUKOIL plans to invest about $22 billion in the North Caucasus within 15-16 years, its president Vagit Alekperov said.

World Press on Iran, Turkey and the Caucasus (April 27, 2011)

World Press on Iran, Turkey and the Caucasus (April 27, 2011)

 The Los Angeles Times published an article on situation in Libya. According to the agency, Frustrated at their inability to break the military deadlock in Libya and to stop the shelling of civilian areas, NATO commanders are …

Iran and Turkmenistan agree on gas transit

Iran and Turkmenistan agree on gas transit

Iran and Turkmenistan have signed an agreement on gas transit, the head of the economics department under the foreign ministry of Iran Gulamrza Ansari stated, Mehr reports. Ansari stated that the volume of transported gas from Turkmenistan through the Iranian corridor will be 20 million cubic meters per day.

Turning a personal drama into a public one

Turning a personal drama into a public one

 Why do the relatives of car accident victims choose to place the grave monuments of the deceased by roadsides?

Turkey, Kyrgyzstan establish Strategic Cooperation Supreme Council

Turkey, Kyrgyzstan establish Strategic Cooperation Supreme Council

The prime ministers of Kyrgyzstan and Turkey, Almazbek Atambayev and Recep Erdogan, signed an agreement on establishing the Strategic Cooperation Supreme Council on April 26 in Ankara

Adyl Garibov: “Export of radioactive products is impossible”

Adyl Garibov: “Export of radioactive products is impossible”

On the eve of the 25th commemoration day of Chernobyl tragedy Dr Adyl Garibov, the executive director of the Azerbaijani Institute for Radiation Problems, and official representative of his country towards IAEA tells VK about the situation on ‘Fukushima’ plant and the status of the world nuclear energy production.- How did the ‘Fukushima’ accidents influence radioactive background in Azerbaijan?

Russian Humanities Center opened at Arabaev Kyrgyz University

Russian Humanities Center opened at Arabaev Kyrgyz University

A Russian Humanities Center was opened on April 25 at the Kyrgyz University in Bishkek.

Council under President#039s Plenipotentiary in the North Caucasus identifies regional priorities until 2025

Council under President's Plenipotentiary in the North Caucasus identifies regional priorities until 2025

The first meeting of the Council under the Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy in the North Caucasus Federal District was held today in Yessentuki. It was attended by the head of the regions within the NCFD, Deputy Minister of Regional Development Sergey Vereshchagin, and heads of local law enforcement agencies.

World Press on Iran, Turkey and the Caucasus (April 26, 2011)

The Washington Post reports that Iran’s government has raised bread prices by 25 percent, the second hike in four months, as the authorities try to cut subsidies to ease pressure on the economy, which is straining under international sanctions. Bread prices first tripled after the subsidy cuts came into effect in December, as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad moved to reduce the massive drain on the state budget from subsidies on foodstuffs and energy.

Russian and Ukrainian presidents commemorate victims of Chernobyl accident

Russian and Ukrainian presidents commemorate victims of Chernobyl accident

The Russian and Ukrainian Presidents, Dmitry Medvedev and Victor Yanukovych, have laid flowers at the memorial to victims of the Chernobyl accident, near the nuclear power plant.

Few tourists to come to Abkhazia

Few tourists to come to Abkhazia

There were always lots of tourists in Abkhazia, except during the war

Caspian convention may be passed this year

Caspian convention may be passed this year

The Caspian states may develop a convention on the sea this year, Iranian special representative for Caspian affairs Mohammed Mekhti Akhundzade said at a session of the special working group of the Caspian states in Baku on Tuesday.

Today is memorial day for Chernobyl accident

Today is memorial day for Chernobyl accident

Today is the memorial day of the accident at Chernobyl. The accident happened at the 4th block of the nuclear reactor on April 26, 1986, at 01.24 hours. 30 million people in 19 Russian regions on a territory of 56,000 square km were affected by the release of cesium-137. 3 million people lived on the territory covered in cesium.