Politics

09 April 2005 [16:14]

Ilham Aliyev met with Secretary General of “Reporters Without Borders”

On April 8, President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev has received at the International Airport after Heydar Aliyev the Secretary General of the International Organization “Reporters Without Borders” Mr. Robert Menard.
09 April 2005 [12:07]

Anar Mamedkhanov: "Vladimir Kazimirov is lying again"

Deputy of Azeri Parliament Anar Mamedkhanov has commented on the statement of the former Russian co-chairman of the Minsk Group of OSCE Vladimir Kazimirov, concerning incompetence of the rapporteur of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on Nagorno Karabakh David Atkinson.
08 April 2005 [16:05]

6 people stopped on suspicion of death of Elmar Huseynov

6 people were stopped as the ones suspected in the death of the editor in chief of "Monitor" magazine Elmar Huseynov.
08 April 2005 [16:04]

Area of 14 million square meters has been freed from mines in the last seven years

Yesterday Azerbaijan Republic National Agency on Freeing Territories from Mines (ARNAFTM) held a briefing in Baku Yacht Club for donors about the progress of the struggle against mine dangers in Azerbaijan.
08 April 2005 [15:34]

Two members of Karabakh Freedom Organization imprisoned for attempt to colour monument of English soldier

Yesterday two members of Garabagh Freedom Organization imprisoned (GFO) who were trying to dye black colour the monument put to the memory of English soldier in Martyrs' Alley, as protest to the insulting of Azerbaijan flag the associate of Great Britain company Alan French.
08 April 2005 [15:33]

Araz Azimov: "Armenia tries to gain extra time by creating tension in borderline"

"I am sure that the meeting between the leaders of foreign policy offices of Armenia and Azerbaijan planned to be held on April 14-15 will be realized".
08 April 2005 [15:31]

Negotiations about participation of social-political forces at forthcoming parliament elections held

The working group, established on the eve of parliament elections for uniting of political parties, social structures, non-governmental organizations and intelligentsia, continues its activity.
08 April 2005 [15:29]

Azerbaijan-Russia delimitation commission didn't came into an agreement on the debated territories

Delegation at the head of deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Khalaf Khalafov who took part in the meeting of joint commission on delimitation of Azerbaijan-Russia frontiers in Derbend, returned to Baku.
08 April 2005 [15:07]

Union of Pro-Azerbaijan forces demands bringing criminal action against those persons, who insulted Azerbaijan flag

The Union of Pro-Azerbaijan forces (UPF) consider participation of the Armenian community of Karabakh at negotiation process, as non-relevant.
08 April 2005 [15:05]

Herman De Kroon met with representatives of opposition parties represented in the Parliament

Delegation headed by the chairman of the Chamber of Representatives in the Parliament of Belgium Kingdom Herman De Kroon being on a visit to Azerbaijan, today met with representatives of opposition parties represented in the parliament.
08 April 2005 [15:04]

Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev received chairman of house of representatives of Belgium

Belgium pays great significance to relations with states of the Southern Caucasus, including Azerbaijan.
08 April 2005 [14:57]

Boris Yeltsin came to Baku

Yesterday the first president of Russia Boris Yeltsin came on a visit of four days to Baku on the invitation of President Ilham Aliyev.
08 April 2005 [14:53]

Armenian violated ceasefire in three directions

Divisions of Armed Forces of Armenia fired from submachine and machine-gun at the positions of Armed Forces of Azerbaijan in the village Chiragly from their positions in the occupied village Bash Garavand of Aghdam region at 23.15 till 23.40 the day before yesterday.
07 April 2005 [15:52]

Boris Yeltsin arrived to Azerbaijan

Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin came to Azerbaijan on Thursday, an Interfax correspondent reported from the Baku Airport.
07 April 2005 [15:51]

Delegation of Belgium Parliament to come to Baku for an official visit

Delegation at the head of Speaker of the House of Representatives of the parliament of Belgium Herman de Croo will come to Azerbaijan for a two-day official visit this evening.
07 April 2005 [15:44]

Reno Harnish: "USA is interested in quickest peaceful settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict"

US government is interested in quickest peaceful settlement of Nagorno- Karabakh conflict, which stems the tide of social and political development of the Southern Caucasus.
07 April 2005 [15:39]

EC is for free, democratic and just parliament elections

European Union (EU) expects from Azerbaijan leadership, free, democratic and just parliament elections, which serve to strengthening of ?U-Azerbaijan relations.
07 April 2005 [15:38]

Ziyafet Asgarov: "Violation of ceasefire is related with critical position of Armenian leadership"

"Violation of ceasefire is related with the situation created in Armenia." Deputy Chairman of Milly Mejlis (parliament) Ziyafet Asgarov said these words while expressing his attitude to ceasefire violations in borderline regularly.
07 April 2005 [14:55]

Armenians fired at our positions in the direction of Goranboy and Aghdam

Divisions of Armed Forces of Armenia from their positions in 3.2 km to the east of the occupied part of the village Tapgaragoyunlu of Goranboy region machine-gunned at the opposite positions of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan located in the that territory at 20.30 till 21.25 yesterday.
07 April 2005 [14:48]

Arrival of French parliament delegation to Baku

The French Senate delegation (of the parliament) with the head of inter- parliamentary group of friendship France-Azerbaijan Ambruaz Dupon is to arrive to Baku, 11 April.
06 April 2005 [15:24]

Yuri Merzlyakov: "The package of the regulation of Karabakh conflict is already ready"

"Current stage of talk processes within the regulation of Nagorno Karabakh problem may be appreciated positively, the sides are close to the regulation of the conflict".
06 April 2005 [15:20]

Meeting of commemorating Elmar Huseynov to be held on April 9

A group of Mass Media leaders had a meeting in Ayna-Zerkalo press house.
06 April 2005 [15:07]

Protest action held in front of Baku office of OSCE

Yesterday a group of citizens being plaintiff of law-enforcement bodies held a protest action in front of Baku office of OSCE.
06 April 2005 [15:05]

Ombudsman of Hungary to participate at hearing of trial of Azerbaijan officer Ramil Safarov

Ombudsman of Hungary is to participate at hearing of court trial of Azerbaijan officer R.Safarov, charged with killing of Armenian colleague, agency Trend reports.
06 April 2005 [15:01]

Ilham Aliyev met with Vladimir Rushaylo

Yesterday President Ilham Aliyev received the executive secretary of CIS Vladimir Rushaylo.
06 April 2005 [14:46]

Armenians violated ceasefire in two directions

Divisions of Armed Forces of Armenia from their positions in the occupied south part of the village Gazakhli of Goranboy region fired at the opposite positions of Armed Forces of Azerbaijan located in that territory at 2.15 p.m till 3.00p.m on 4 April.
05 April 2005 [22:00]

Opposition activist prevented from leaving Azerbaijan

An Azeri rights activist says that authorities prevented him from leaving Azerbaijan to deliver a report on religious prosecution to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.
05 April 2005 [09:45]

Gross and Herkel will come to Baku on April 17

Co-rapporteurs of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PA CE) over Azerbaijan Andreas Gross and Andres Herkel will pay the next visit to Baku on 17April.
05 April 2005 [09:43]

Vice-minister of National Security, deputy of executive director and the chief of the department dismissed

Vice-minister of National Security, general-major Tofig Babayev, deputy of executive director, Colonel Seyfulla Gasimov and department chief colonel-lieutenant Sahib Naghiyev were dismissed from their duties.
05 April 2005 [09:40]

Saida Gojamanli: 45 political prisoners are still imprisoned

"45 not released persons are left in the list of political prisoners.
05 April 2005 [09:38]

Azerbaijan is ranked among the states with "hegemonic electoral authoritarianism" reports freedom house

According to the last report of international human right organization Freedom House, indicator of freedom in Azerbaijan is 5,44.
05 April 2005 [09:22]

Juridical and political committees' meeting of PACE will be held today

On April 5-6 meetings of political and juridical committee of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe will be held.
05 April 2005 [09:12]

Boris Yeltsin comes to Baku

The first president of Russia Boris Yeltsin will pay an unofficial visit to Baku on 7 April.
04 April 2005 [09:04]

30% of Azeri parliament members are to be women

Political parties, nominating their candidatures, are to allocate quota for women.
04 April 2005 [09:03]

Elmar Mammadyarov:"Nagorno Karabagh regime will join talks process sooner or later"

"Azerbaijan and Armenia take part in the talks but Armenian community of the Nagorno Karabagh has to join the talks sooner or later".
04 April 2005 [09:01]

Dmitri Rupel: "Azerbaijan has a strong authority, but weak opposition"

Current chairman of OSCE being on a visit to Baku, Slovenian Foreign Minister Dmitrij Rupel had separate meetings with the head of foreign policy department of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov and head of Azerbaijan community of Nagorno Karabagh Nizami Bahmanov.
02 April 2005 [17:17]

Azar Hasret: Independent on consent of mayoral, meeting of journalists to be held

Independent on consent of mayoral, the meeting of journalists is to be held 9 April. The Agency Trend reports, the chairman of Confederation of journalists of Azerbaijan Azar Hasret informed about this.
02 April 2005 [17:10]

18 soldiers died at the result of ceasefire breaking for 48 times in March

According to the monitoring of Journalists Movement "For Karabakh" in mass media, last month Armenians violated ceasefire for 48 times on the border line.
02 April 2005 [17:09]

Karabakh Freedom Organization protests against OSCE chairman

Yesterday Karabakh Freedom organization spread declaration within the last statements of OSCE chairman Dmitri Rupel and Russian co-chairman of Minsk group Yuri Merzlyakov.
02 April 2005 [17:07]

Action demanding Ombudsman Elmira Suleymanova's resignation to be held

The complainants of the law enforcement bodies are going to hold protest action on April 4.
02 April 2005 [17:05]

General Charles Wild has no doubt that, Armenia pursues a settlement policy in the occupied territories

Defense Minister general-colonel Safar Abiyev has received the delegation at the head of the second-in - command of Armed Forces of the USA in Europe general Charles Wild.
02 April 2005 [16:37]

Ilham Aliyev met with second-in-command of Armed Forces of the USA in Europe

President Ilham Aliyev has received the delegation at the head of the second-in -command of Armed Forces of the USA in Europe Charles Wild.
02 April 2005 [16:08]

Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan to fight together against the underworld

Vice-Minister of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan Anatoly Vyborov and Azerbaijan Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Kazakhstan Lyatif Gandilov discussed the development perspectives of bilateral cooperation in the fight against criminality, our correspondent was told the MIF press service.
02 April 2005 [16:04]

Election alliances take shape in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani opposition parties have formed two alliances in hopes of closing in on President Ilham Aliev.
01 April 2005 [15:01]

OSCE chairman-in-office called Nagorno Karabakh as "disputable territory"

The OSCE chairman-in-office, the head of Slovenian MFA Dimitrij Rupel stated in Yerevan, "Nagorno-Karabakh problem is a special case, this conflict may not be compared with other frozen conflicts".
01 April 2005 [14:54]

Venice Commission offered the Azeri CEC to be formed again

Venice Commission of Council of Europe and Azerbaijan government are having work on the changes and additions to Election Code.
01 April 2005 [14:41]

21 persons' candidacy registered to chief director post of Public Television

The time for candidacy nomination to the chief director post of the Public Television (PTV) is over.
01 April 2005 [14:27]

OSCE chairman stated separatist regime will be involved to talk process in late summer

Current chairman of OSCE, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmiri Rupel was on a visit to Armenia. In the frames of the visit he met with President Robert Kocharyan.
01 April 2005 [14:24]

Yuri Merzlyakov: "Participation of Nagorno Karabakh in the process of talks might be needed"

"OSCE Minsk Group has already determined some components of the regulation of Nagorno Karabakh conflict. In the last talks this is being looked into and the sides generally do not object the suggested plan. But enough difference is seen in the positions of the sides of conflict within various details".
01 April 2005 [14:22]

Meeting of heads of MFA of Azerbaijan and Armenia to be in London

Ministers for Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan and Armenia Elmar Mammedyarov and Vardan Oskanayan will meet in London, capital of Great Britain.
01 April 2005 [14:21]

Alexander Kvasnevski: "Projects between Azerbaijan and Poland in the field of transportation of natural gas and oil to Europe is being prepared"

In the frames of the visit of President Ilham Aliyev to Poland state leaders of both states made declarations in front of the media.
31 March 2005 [16:09]

Ilham Aliyev: "Armenia shouldn't lose reality sense"

The Azerbaijan leadership strives for fair settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on base of norms of international law.
31 March 2005 [16:07]

OSCE chairman-in-office to visit Azerbaijan

In the frame of his visit to the South Caucasus on April 2, OSCE Chairman-in-office, foreign minister of Slovenia Dimitrij Rupel will visit Azerbaijan.
31 March 2005 [16:04]

Azerbaijan foreign ministry registered about 100 thousand visas in 2004

The Consulate department of the Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry registered about 100 thousand visas in 2004. Agency Trend reports, the chief of consulate department of Azerbaijan MFA Nadir Huseynov informed 30 March.
31 March 2005 [16:00]

Steynar Gil welcomed the release of prisoners imprisoned during the October 15-16 riots

The policy of Azerbaijan government directed to the solution of socio-economical problems should be large-scaled.
31 March 2005 [15:56]

D.Rupel: "Conflict settlement is possible only if both parties are sure in benefit of peaceful agreement"

"The Ministers of foreign affairs of Armenia and Azerbaijan are involved into constructive dialogue, which may provide significant progress at negotiations".
31 March 2005 [15:55]

Polish President: Nagorno-Karabakh is inseparable part of Azerbaijan

Poland supports territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.
31 March 2005 [15:45]

3 Azerbaijan-Polish intergovernmental agreements signed in Warsaw

3 Azerbaijan-Polish bilateral intergovernmental agreements has been signed in Warsaw, 30 March in Warsaw during the first day of the Azerbaijan president Ilham Aliyev's official visit.
31 March 2005 [15:41]

Armenians violated ceasefire again

Divisions of Armed Forces of Armenia in the positions located in north-west of the occupied village Sarijali of Aghdam region fired at the positions of Armed Forces of Azerbaijan in the direction of Evoghlu village of that region at 8.30-8.45p.m on 29 March.
30 March 2005 [14:25]

Supreme court of Azerbaijan declined appeals of 7 opposition leaders

The Supreme Court of Azerbaijan declined appeals of pardoned 7 opposition leaders about their acquittal and reverse of decision of Appellation court.
30 March 2005 [14:07]

Elmar Huseynov Foundation established

Constituent Assembly of the editor in chief of "Monitor" magazine, late journalist Elmar Huseynov Foundation was held in International Press Club.
30 March 2005 [14:03]

Armenians violated ceasefire in three directions

On March 28, at 15.00-15.20 the divisions of Armenian Armed Forces from their positions located 1.5 km in north-east from Kheyrimli village of Gazakh region fired at Mezemli village of that region.
30 March 2005 [14:02]

Vardan Oskanyan: "In present situation interference of Russia to regulation process of the conflict is undesirable"

"Nagorno Karabakh is not able to solve the problem in military way. War happened once and Armenia won, but the matter has not been solved yet.
30 March 2005 [14:00]

Commander of Turkish Military Navy Forces, Admiral Ozden Ornek: "Turkey will not open its borders with Armenia"

The meeting of the commander of Turkish Military Navy Forces, Admiral Ozden Ornek paying an official visit to Azerbaijan had a meeting with the Minister of Defense, general-colonel Safar Abiyev on March 28.
30 March 2005 [13:48]

President Ilham Aliyev is paying an official visit to Poland tomorrow

President Ilham Aliyev is paying for two days official visit to Poland by the invitation of President of Poland Alexander Kvasnevski.
29 March 2005 [15:50]

American Jewish Distribution Committee delegation met with Azeri president

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received the delegation of the American Jewish Distribution Committee led by its Chair Mrs. Ellen Heller, March 28.
29 March 2005 [15:46]

Ilham Aliyev will participate at GUUAM Summit

"The official Baku has always paid significant attention to organization GUUAM, which unites Georgia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Moldova.
29 March 2005 [15:38]

The Washington Times - "Armeina - warehouse of evil"

The recent arrest of 18 people planning to smuggle Soviet-made grenade launchers, shoulder-fired missiles and other Russian military weapons into the United States is a disturbing national-security problem connecting unresolved conflicts in the former Soviet Union to our homeland security.
29 March 2005 [15:28]

Azeri opposition patries meeting will take place on April 10

Three right-wing opposition parties, Musavat, the Azerbaijan National Front Party and the Democratic Party have announced that they will meet in Baku April 10.
29 March 2005 [15:12]

There are 6 candidates to the post of director general of Public Television

Yesterday the next meeting of transmission Commission of Public TV (PTV) was held.
29 March 2005 [15:01]

About 50 Azeri citizens held action in front of the Ombudsman’s Office

About 50 citizens complaining of law enforcement bodies started holding action in front of the Ombudsman’s Office beginning from yesterday.
26 March 2005 [16:48]

Special forces of Iran and Azerbaijan will struggle against criminality together

President Ilham Aliyev signed an order within approving the documents signed between the Ministry of National Security (MNS) and Ministry of Security of Iran Islam Republic (MSIIR).
26 March 2005 [16:36]

Malcolm Bruce's report on Azerbaijan to be made out by April session

PACE rapporteur on political prisoners in Azerbaijan Malcolm Bruce will have made out his report on his visit to Azerbaijan on March 14-16 by April session of that organization.
26 March 2005 [16:35]

Azerbaijan President will pay an official visit to Pakistan in April

The official visit of the Azerbaijan president Ilham Aliyev to Pakistan is scheduled for mid of April. Reliable sources informed agency Trend.
26 March 2005 [16:23]

The Kazakhstan President to pay visit to Azerbaijan

The Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev is to pay official visit to Azerbaijan in the nearest weeks.