Politics

07 February 2006 [04:53]

Sergei Ivanov: "Rise in gas price concerns everyone, including our close ally Armenia"

"The rise in price of Russian gas is not pressure upon the neighbors but transition to market principles," - Deputy Prime Minister, Defense Minister of Russia Sergey Ivanov said.
07 February 2006 [04:46]

Representatives of Musavat to CEC not defined yet

Musavat Party has not defined its representatives to the Central Election Commission (CEC) yet.
07 February 2006 [04:42]

Investigation is conducted on 17 ex-candidates in Election Constituencies in Ganja

7 candidates of Nizami (Ganja) Election Constituency (EC) I #37 couldn't gain more than 3% votes in November 6 parliamentary elections and didn't repay AZM 1 million they had received from the state budget, so Constituency Election Commission (ConEC) took them to the Court.
07 February 2006 [04:39]

European Union calls on its citizens not to visit Muslim countries

European Union calls on the citizens of its member countries not to visit Muslim countries.
07 February 2006 [04:34]

Armenians violated cease-fire, soldier of Azerbaijani Army wounded

Armenian Armed Forces fired at the positions of Azerbaijani Army in the direction of Garagashli village of Aghdam.
07 February 2006 [01:50]

Monitoring is planned to be held on the line of troops

Today monitoring is planned to be held next to Mazamli village of Gazakh, on the line of the troops, in accordance with the mandate of personal Representative of OSCE-Chairman-In-Office.
06 February 2006 [21:05]

Zakir Abbas to became chairman of "Our Azerbaijan" block

From 7 February Zakir Abbas, the chairman of the Democratic Personalities Party (DPP), will preside at "Our Azerbaijan" block.
06 February 2006 [21:00]

The West did not support "orange revolution" in Azerbaijan from the start

Official Azerbaijani newspapers continue publishing a series of articles on the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan by head of the Presidential Administration Ramiz Mekhtiyev.
06 February 2006 [20:56]

Separatist regime not going to comment on Sabine Freizer's statements

The home truths are unpalatable for separatists.
06 February 2006 [20:47]

DPA announced it will be not in one bloc with Musavat party

Sitting of the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (DPA) board took place on 6 February
06 February 2006 [20:37]

Ali Aliyev: "Decision made by Musavat was accepted as unexpected event in opposition camp"

The meeting of the Azerbaijan National Independence Party (ANIP) led by Ali Aliyev will discuss the decision by Musavat Party in regard to the by-elections to Milli Mejlis, scheduled for 13 May 2006.
06 February 2006 [20:25]

Nino Burjanadze meets with delegation led by Ziyafet Askerov

The delegation led by the First Deputy Speaker of Milli Mejlis Ziyafet Askerov is on a visit in Georgia to attend the conference "Strategies on reforms and collaboration" organized by George Marshall Center and Parliament of Georgia for parliamentarians from the South Caucasus and Baltic States.
06 February 2006 [19:28]

Musavat members and Penah Huseyin hold press conference

Members of Musavat Party who participated in the elections as united candidates of Azadliq bloc and Penah Huseyin held a press conference today.
06 February 2006 [19:07]

?sim Mollazade: "Decision of Musavat party to participate in Parliament is right"

"One of the main commitments and lines of the activities for each political party is participation in the elections and involvement in the Parliament," said chairman of the Party of Democratic Reforms (PDR), MP Asim Mollazade.
06 February 2006 [17:49]

Kamaladdin Heydarov was appointed Minister of Emergencies

Former Custom Committee's Head to control emergency situations.
06 February 2006 [16:47]

Speaker of Armenian Parliament: "Official Yerevan should try not to damage the Karabakh conflict settlement process"

Speaker of Armenian Parliament Artur Baghdassaryan made this statement during today's press conference.
06 February 2006 [16:08]

Milli Mejlis special sitting to be held

The sitting will be held on 7 February at 12.00 p.m.
06 February 2006 [16:06]

Islamic Party issued a statement protesting against the situation inside the party

Head of Azerbaijan Islamic Party (AIP) department in Khachmaz region Azadkhan Babayev, head of department in Devechi region Aghajavad Aghayev and head of department in Siyazan region Azer Jabiyev issued statement.
06 February 2006 [14:52]

Representatives of Azerbaijan Armed Forces to participate in some events

Commencing with 6 February representatives of Azerbaijan Armed Forces will take part in a number of events.
06 February 2006 [14:49]

Next monitoring scheduled on front-line

Monitoring is scheduled on 7 February on the front-line.
06 February 2006 [12:35]

US doesn't want Turkish peacekeepers in Nagorno Karabakh

US diplomat opposed to seeing neighboring states' peacekeepers in Karabakh.
06 February 2006 [03:33]

Majlis of Musavat held discussions on participation in Parliament, re-elections and formation of CEC

The regular meeting of the Majlis of the Musavat Party was held yesterday. The agenda of the meeting included the public-political situation, discussion of the action plan of the Party for 2006, next congress of the Party and current issues.
06 February 2006 [02:49]

Tariff Council to consider the proposals of "AZAL" and Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies within this month

It's intended to consider the proposals of "AZAL" State Concern and Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies (MCIT) at the meeting to be held in February.
06 February 2006 [02:24]

Mikhail Saakashvili signs decree on removing Georgia from Council of CIS Defense Ministers

President Mikhail Saakashvili has signed a decree on Georgia's removal from Council of CIS Defense Ministers.
05 February 2006 [15:27]

Embassy of Iran protests against printing of caricatures of Prophet Mohammed

"The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Baku decisively criticizes all humiliating actions against sacred feelings of all followers of the religions and, in its turn, protests against such actions contradicting with ethics and human rights."
05 February 2006 [15:24]

YAP held nationwide congress

New Azerbaijan Party (YAP) held a nationwide congress
05 February 2006 [14:45]

Erdogan: "Our main objective is to achieve putting in operation of the Baku-Tbilisi-Arzurum gas pipeline till the end of the year"

Turkish Prime Minister Rajab Tayyip Erdogan made this statement during a joint press-conference held after a meeting with the Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Nogaydeli being on a visit in Turkey.
04 February 2006 [16:07]

Sardar Jalaloglu: "Musavat shouldn't participate in re-elections and parliamentary sittings"

"Regrettably, sometimes the opposition parties couldn’t get out from the regular tricks of the government," First deputy chairman of Azerbaijan Democratic Party (ADP) Sardar Jalaloglu told in the press conference today while commenting on the opinion of Musavat Party with regard to participating in the rerun elections.
04 February 2006 [16:03]

Aram Sarkisian: "If Kocharian signs the document concerning regulation of the conflict, this can prove Armenia as an aggressor"

"Armenia should reject meetings in the level of presidents till Nagorno Garabagh regime participates in the talks on regulation of the Nagorno Karabagh conflict as one side," Aram Sarkisian, chief of Armenian Democrat Party, head of the Organization Committee of “Defense of Nagorno Karabagh” said in his statement.
04 February 2006 [15:47]

Chief of State Frontier Service visited Brussels

Under the NATO Individual Partnership Action Plan (IPAP) Chief of Azerbaijan State Frontier Service, Lieutenant-General Elchin Quliyev visited Belgium capital of Brussels, February 1-3, spokesman of the Azerbaijan office in NATO headquarters said.
04 February 2006 [15:34]

?li Hasanov: "Parliament is to consider issue of Azerbaijan CEC formation till 10 February"

"The Milli Mejlis of Azerbaijan is to consider the issue of the Azerbaijan Central Election Committee formation till 10 February," the head of the socio-political department of the Azerbaijan president executive office Ali Hasanov stated.
04 February 2006 [10:15]

Sardar Jalaloglu completes his visit to Europe

First deputy of Azerbaijan Democrat Party (ADP) Sardar Jalaloglu completed his visit to Europe and returned to Azerbaijan.
04 February 2006 [09:55]

Delegation led by Ziyafet Asgarov to visit Georgia

The delegation led by first deputy speaker of Milli Majlis Ziyafet Asgarov will pay a visit to Georgia on 5 February.
04 February 2006 [09:50]

Young European Parliamentarians will visit Baku

The invitation came from NIPA Youth Organization led by Ayaz Rustamov.
04 February 2006 [09:35]

"Irevan" Liberation Organization appeals to international organizations

Some members of "Irevan" Liberation Organization held a press conference yesterday.
04 February 2006 [09:25]

Isa Gambar leaves for Georgia

Musavat Party leader visits Georgia.
04 February 2006 [09:20]

Issue on recognizing NIPA causes diversity of opinions in "YeS"

"We don't care with which NIPA we shall cooperate. The problem is that, Ali Aliyev doesn’t want to act in "YeS" bloc," said Rashid Hajili.
04 February 2006 [09:00]

Chairman of Constitutional Court received OSCE envoys

Chairman of the Azerbaijan Constitutional Court (CC) Farhad Abdullayev received today the head of the OSCE Baku office Mauricio Pavesi and coordinator of the organization on human dimensions Andreas Bush.
03 February 2006 [19:03]

?fshar Suleymani: "I do not think the US to launch a war against Iran"

"We believe, Azerbaijan will not allow to use its territories for attacks against Iran," the Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Afshar Suleymani said in a statement today during the news conference dedicated to the anniversary of the Iran Islamic revolution.
03 February 2006 [19:00]

PDR has been conferred on "Gizil Buta" award by nomination Political Organization of the Year

By the results of the poll held by the Public Center of Democratic Azerbaijanis for identifying the nominees of the "Gizil Buta" award the Party of Democratic Reforms (PDR) became the winner in the nomination Political Organization of the Year.
03 February 2006 [16:44]

Jewish leaders to visit Azerbaijan

A group of Jewish leaders will visit Azerbaijan later this month.
03 February 2006 [16:39]

U.S. Ambassador to Armenia: "Information escape undesirable"

U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Evans considers escape of information during the talks over the Nagorno Karabakh conflict to be undesirable.
03 February 2006 [16:33]

OSCE/ODIHR issues final report

The OSCE's elections body, the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), has issued its final report on the 6 November 2005 parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan.
03 February 2006 [16:08]

Security Ministry completes official visit to Hungary

The Azerbaijani National Security Minister, Eldar Mahmudov, has recently returned from Hungary, where he was with a working visit.
03 February 2006 [16:03]

Azeri MP elected chair of commission of CIS Interparliamentary Assembly

The chairman of the permanent parliamentary commission on regional issues of Milli Majlis, Arif Rahimzade, was elected the head of the permanent commission on social policy and human rights of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly.
03 February 2006 [04:51]

President Ilham Aliyev received the delegation led by Deputy Chairman of Georgian Parliament

Today President Ilham Aliyev has received the delegation led by Deputy Chairman of Georgian Parliament, President of Trade-Industry Chamber Jemal Inaishvili.
03 February 2006 [04:32]

Vurgun Ayyub: "Ali Kerimli didn't sign the appeal of "Azadliq" bloc forwarded to PACE because of Asim Mollazadeh"

"Those who think that they can influence making of any decision by attacking Musavat Party, are wrong. Such position of our allies can't influence the decisions Musavat Party to make. Only some factors can influence the decision, one of these factors is the resolution of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe".
03 February 2006 [04:23]

Ibrahim Burhanov: "We are more hopeful to return to our native lands after the visit of Khaindrava"

"Our compatriots appreciate much the meeting of Georgian State Minister for Conflict Resolution Georgi Khaindrava with Ahiska Turks. I regard the words sounded by the Georgian official at the meeting as the first step taken to realize our repatriation to our native lands", Ibrahim Burhanov, the head of "Vatan" society of Ahiska Turks, stated.
03 February 2006 [04:16]

Fazil Gazanfaroglu proposes creation of "Parliamentarian group of Azerbaijani community of Karabakh"

"It is necessary to create parliamentarian group of Azerbaijani community of Karabakh out of the MPs elected at election constituencies of Karabakh region".
03 February 2006 [03:59]

CEC received invitation to observe presidential elections in Belarus

The Central Election Commission (CEC) has been invited to observe the forthcoming presidential elections in Belarus.
03 February 2006 [02:10]

Delegation led by Ogtay Asadov to visit Turkey

Parliamentary delegation led by speaker of Milli Majlis (MM) will visit Turkey on February 8.
02 February 2006 [21:40]

Araz Azimov: "Reintegration of Nagorno Karabakh is the only way of solution Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict"

"There is observed some progress in activity of OSCE Minsk group Co-Chairs," said Araz Azimov, Deputy Foreign Affairs minister and special representative of the President on Nagorno Karabakh issue at the press conference dedicated to the meeting of the cochairmen with Azerbaijani President and FA minister in Baku on February 1.
02 February 2006 [17:22]

Ukrainian official urges GUAM to boost European energy security

Ukraine's top security official has said that GUAM, a regional organization of Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova, should put forth an initiative to ensure energy security for Europe.
02 February 2006 [17:19]

MP blames Armenian lobby for anti-Azeri bias

Gultakin Hajiyeva believes that all the problems the Azerbaijan delegation has encountered in PACE are the result of the Armenian lobby's activity
02 February 2006 [17:13]

Kyiv ready to send peacekeepers to Karabakh

Ukraine can send peacekeepers to Nagorno Karabakh if an appropriate decision is made by the UN and other international organizations, Secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Anatoly Kinakh stated in Baku today.
02 February 2006 [16:51]

Co-Chairmen of OSCE Minsk Group departed from Baku directly to Yerevan

On February 2, by a direct flight Baku-Yerevan, Co-Chairmen of OSCE Minsk Group Yuri Merzlyakov (Russia), Steven Mann (US) Bernard Fassier (France) arrived to Yerevan.
02 February 2006 [16:48]

Visit of Minsk Group co-chairs to Azerbaijan finished

Last night a one-day visit of the Minsk Group co-chairs to Azerbaijan finished.
02 February 2006 [16:45]

?sim Mollazade met with head of Azerbaijan Bureau of International Crisis Group

The chairman of the Party of Democratic Reforms (PDR), MP Asim Mollazade met with the head of the Azerbaijan Bureau of the International Crisis Group (ICG) Sabina Freiser at the party's headquarters.
02 February 2006 [16:22]

Milli Mejlis Chair received Deputy Georgian parliament

The Milli Mejlis Speaker Ogtay Asadov received today deputy chairman of the Georgian Parliament Jemal Inaishvili.
02 February 2006 [16:17]

President Aliyev to tour southern regions of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev will participate in an opening ceremony of a module station in Astara on February under the tour of southern regions.
02 February 2006 [12:50]

International Herald Tribune: "Diplomats see chance to end Azeri-Armenian stalemate"

Renewed negotiations for a peace settlement in Nagorno-Karabakh, the contested region in Azerbaijan that slipped into war as the Soviet Union collapsed, have made progress after years of stalemate and have a chance for an agreement this year, diplomats familiar with the talks say.
02 February 2006 [12:11]

Georgian parliamentary delegation in Baku

A delegation headed by Vice Speaker of the Georgian parliament, Jemal Inaishvili, arrived in Azerbaijan on Wednesday.
02 February 2006 [11:02]

President Aliyev accused Azerbaijani opposition in striking a deal with Armenian special services

On January 31, speaking at a session of the Cabinet of Ministers, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev accused opposition in parricide.
02 February 2006 [10:43]

Armenian FM: "We hope the Presidents to advance one more step in Paris meeting"

"Armenian side leaves for Paris in positive spirit". Press secretary of Armenian Foreign Ministry (FM) Hamlet Gasparyan told.
02 February 2006 [10:41]

Kamaladdin Heydarov received Korean Ambassador

The chair of the State Customs Committee (SCC), customs service colonel-general Kamaladdin Heydarov received the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic of Korea to our country Mun Hayong.
02 February 2006 [10:20]

NIPA headed by Ali Aliyev to send a letter to the diplomatic corps in Azerbaijan

Sevil Hamidova, secretary-general of Azerbaijan National Independence Party chaired by Ali Aliyev made some appointments yesterday.
01 February 2006 [22:36]

Head of Interpol's Azerbaijan bureau: "Criminals hiding on the occupied territories will be brought into the justice sooner or later"

The names of above 43 people were determined by the Interpol due to crimes in Nagorno Karabakh. Most of them are Armenians and currently live in Armenia.
01 February 2006 [21:50]

Ilham Aliyev received Ukraine National Security and Defense Secretary

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received today a delegation headed by the Ukraine secretary of the National Security and Defense Anatoly Kinakh.
01 February 2006 [21:47]

?rif Ragimzade left for Saint Petersburg

MP to take part in the work of the Inter-parliamentary Assembly.
01 February 2006 [21:43]

President received OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received today the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmen.
01 February 2006 [17:15]

Co-Chairs gave no comments after meeting FA Minister

Police dispersed the protestors by taking them away by bus.
01 February 2006 [16:58]

Saudi Amb donates ANAMA $50,000

The Saudi government donated $50,000 for the implementation of the project on demining of houses and attached territory in Terter and Agstafa districts of Azerbaijan.
01 February 2006 [16:56]

Korean Embassy to be opened in Baku

"Azerbaijan supports further strengthening of the relations with the Korean Republic," Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, said at reception of Khaiong Mun, the Korean Ambassador to Azerbaijan.
01 February 2006 [16:47]

Co-Chairs to discuss 3 uncoordinated issues in Baku

Russian Amb at OSCE MG Yuriy Merzlyakov informs about visits agenda.