Politics

22 February 2007 [14:45]

PACE Monitoring Committee chairman to visit Azerbaijan

Eduard Lintner, Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Monitoring Committee is expected to visit Azerbaijan, Eduard Lintner's office in Bundestag informed.
22 February 2007 [13:36]

Five Azerbaijani soldiers strike mine

Five Azerbaijani soldiers struck mine in Fuzuli February 21, APA reports quoting to military sources.
22 February 2007 [13:14]

Winter session of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly starts

Winter session of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly starts. The session will cover discussions on energy security in OSCE region.
22 February 2007 [12:38]

US State Department protested against official Tehran’s pressures on Azerbaijani dissidents

We have protested for several times against official Tehran's policy on exerting pressures on Azerbaijani dissidents and their arrest. Instead of pressures on people because of their ideas, it is necessary to give them freedom of speech, State Department Deputy Spokesman and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Tom Casey said that in the press conference held in Washington.
22 February 2007 [09:15]

Thames Insurance group granted five-year license

UK-Azerbaijan Thames Insurance Group has received a five-year license from the Finance Ministry of Azerbaijan to continue operating in the country.
22 February 2007 [09:00]

Lenkeran military commissioner dismissed

Lenkeran military commissioner Samir Mammedov has been dismissed by the order of Republic military commissioner Eliaga Huseynov.
22 February 2007 [08:50]

Musavat appeals for rally

Musavat Party appealed to Baku Mayor's Office to hold a rally on March 18.
22 February 2007 [08:35]

Israel Foreign Ministry delegation to visit Baku

Israel Foreign Ministry Political Research Center delegation composed of 3 members will visit Baku.
22 February 2007 [08:15]

Leo Platvoet calls on OSCE Minsk Group to be active in missing persons issue

The practice of Balkans on missing persons can be applied in the South Caucasus. The delay of the process reduces hopes for missing persons' returning to their families, reads the report drawn up by Leo Platvoet, PACE Rapporteur on missing persons in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
22 February 2007 [08:10]

Appeal for issuing passport to APFP leader considered

Today Court of Appeal presided over by Judge Mirze Taghizadeh considered appeal of Azerbaijan People's Front Party leader Ali Karimli for receiving national passport, lawyer for Karimli Tofig Guliyev stated.
22 February 2007 [08:05]

Roundtable on Election Code held

US International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES) held roundtable on election legislation.
22 February 2007 [08:00]

Afshar Suleymani: "Iran does not believe US attack"

Iran does not believe that the US will attack, Iran's Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Azerbaijan Afshar Suleymani stated.
22 February 2007 [07:55]

Ambassador to Jordan meets with Agriculture Minister

Azerbaijani Ambassador to Jordan Elman Arasli met with Agriculture Minister of the country, Azerbaijani Embassy in Jordan informs.
22 February 2007 [07:50]

League for Defense of Labor Rights to hold monitoring on freedom of assembly

League for Defense of Labor Rights will hold monitoring on freedom of assembly, chairman of the league Sahib Mammadov stated.
22 February 2007 [07:45]

NATO praises Azerbaijan's activity within Individual Partnership Action Plan

NATO Assessment Mission visited Baku last week. The mission appreciated Azerbaijan's activity in the framework of Individual Partnership Action Plan (IPAP).
22 February 2007 [07:05]

Central Election Commission chief to visit UK

Chief of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Mazahir Panahov will visit the UK at the invitation of the UK Association of Election Officials February 24.
21 February 2007 [23:05]

Jonathan Henick: "Speaking of terms of Karabakh settlement not serious"

Resolutions on Nagorno Karabakh were adopted with the UN's consent and the United States, as a member of the UN Security Council, agreed on these resolutions, said Jonathan Henick, the PR Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan.
21 February 2007 [22:55]

Former Armenian Parliament's chief: "Armenia has become captive of its past"

Great part of Armenian political elite live with its past. But sad memories about history present obstacle to the development of the relations with neighbour countries, particularly with Turkey and Azerbaijan.
21 February 2007 [22:51]

Bill for recognition of Khojali genocide presented to Turkish Parliament

The bill for the recognition of the Khojali genocide of 15 years ago has been submitted to the Turkish Parliament.
21 February 2007 [22:50]

Ali Hasanov: "Azeri government works to deliver information about Khojali genocide to the world"

Azerbaijani government should regularly provide the international communities with new records about the Khojali genocide of 15 years ago and try its best to achieve the assessment of this tragedy, stated President's Administration socio-political department chief Ali Hasanov.
21 February 2007 [22:48]

Omb appeals to Defense Minister on situation in the Army

We have appealed to the Defense Minister with regard to the reports on capture and hurt of soldiers, Ombudsperson Elmira Suleymanova told journalists.
21 February 2007 [22:32]

Nureddin Aras: "We will try to strongly publicize Khojali genocide in European community"

Khojali genocide is one of the saddest events of history. Igdir residents will commemorate this day in The Hague, Netherlands. Igdir residents living all over Europe will join our sorrow in the Hague, said head of Igdir municipality Nureddin Aras.
21 February 2007 [16:36]

Moldovan PM to visit Azerbaijan

Prime Minister of Moldova Vasile Tarlev will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan tomorrow, Moldovan Ambassador to Azerbaijan Ion Robu told.
21 February 2007 [16:26]

147,000 peacekeepers serve in Iraq

At present over 147,000 peacekeepers from 20 countries of the world are serving in Iraq. Most of them (13,000) are from the United States.
21 February 2007 [15:14]

Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe visits Azerbaijan

General Andrew B. Davis, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe has come to Azerbaijan, US Embassy public affairs officer Jonathan Henick stated.
21 February 2007 [13:32]

Separatist regimes should be involved in solution of the problem on missing persons, Platvoet says

"The solution of the problem on missing persons would help remove hostility, mistrust and intolerance between the parties and by this way, resolve the conflicts in the region.
21 February 2007 [12:47]

Azerbaijani and Georgian Foreign Ministers have phone talk

Foreign Ministers discussed cooperation between the two countries.
21 February 2007 [12:04]

Time up for Iran as the UN nuclear deadline expires

The diplomatic posturing may be continuing over the Iranian nuclear row but a moment of truth has arrived. Iran has to announce, by today, that it will stop enriching uranium, or face the consequences.
21 February 2007 [09:35]

Turkmen president names new oversight commission for law enforcement

Turkmenistan's new president said Tuesday he had established a new oversight commission for law enforcement agencies in a move that could signal efforts to improve the country's human rights record.
21 February 2007 [09:05]

Turkish parliament to send three delegations to US

Turkish Parliament will send three delegations to the US for lobbying against the alleged Armenian resolution.
21 February 2007 [07:50]

Khojali genocide anniversary to be marked in Dubai

15th anniversary of Khojali genocide will be marked in the city of Dubai of United Arab Emirates on February 24.
21 February 2007 [07:45]

Russia's Sergey Mironov to pay official visit to Azerbaijan

On March 26 the chief of Russian Federation Council Sergey Mironov will pay official visit to Azerbaijan at the invitation of Speaker of Azerbaijani Parliament (Milli Majlis).
21 February 2007 [07:40]

Delegation of Azerbaijani Consulate General in St. Petersburg ends visit to Komi Republic

The visit of the delegation led by Azerbaijani Consul General to St. Petersburg Gudsi Osmanov to Komi Republic ended.
21 February 2007 [07:35]

Polish Foreign Minister to visit Azerbaijan

Foreign Minister of Poland Anna Fotyga will leave Tbilisi for Azerbaijan on February 28 within her visit to the South Caucasus.
21 February 2007 [07:30]

President Aliyev receives Minister of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received the delegation headed by the Minister of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia David Tkeshelashvili, February 20.
21 February 2007 [07:10]

Customs chief visits Turkey

State Customs Committee chairman Aydin Aliyev is visiting Turkey.
21 February 2007 [07:05]

Supreme Court to consider appeal of Yeni Fikir

On March 13 Supreme Court will consider the appeal of “Yeni Fikir” Youths Movement on the decision of Court of Appeals.
21 February 2007 [07:00]

Kazakhstan Senate invites Azeri MPs to international conference

International conference "Kazakhstan's international cooperation: realities, duties and perspectives" will be held on March 14 in Astana.
20 February 2007 [22:45]

Law on dual citizenship adopted in Armenia

Armenian Parliament adopted a bill on application of dual citizenship institute in the country.
20 February 2007 [22:44]

Vardan Arutyunyan: "We believe our fancies that our borders lie from sea to sea"

Our past is repeated. We will face defeat. Our nation remained in the past. We could not reach the 21st century. We are still in the 19th century. We are still fighting with Sultan Abdulhamid, these views are shown in "New neighbors are declared enemies we have become fore post and seek salvation abroad" article by Vardan Arutyunyan, head of Armenia's Rights and Freedoms Center.
20 February 2007 [22:30]

Azerbaijan concerned about possible development of events around Iran, President Aliyev said

My aim as a president is to strengthen Azerbaijan's independence, to establish stability and welfare in our country, President Ilham Aliyev said in his interview to the channel Deutsche Welle.
20 February 2007 [22:22]

Semneby refuses to comment Khojali events

EU Special Representative for South Caucasus Peter Semneby held press conference on the results of his visit to Azerbaijan.
20 February 2007 [22:19]

German FM hopes for Karabakh peace in 2007

Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier expressed hope that Armenia and Azerbaijan will resolve the Nagorno Karabakh conflict this year as he wrapped up his tour of the South Caucasus in Yerevan on Tuesday.
20 February 2007 [16:09]

2007-2009 Program of reforms prepared in Azerbaijan Armed Forces

The program envisages future reforms, application of NATO standards, development perspectives.
20 February 2007 [15:57]

Azerbaijan's commitments to be debated at PACE

Azerbaijan's commitments undertaken while admission to the Council of Europe will be debated at the meeting of the PACE Monitoring Committee in Strasbourg on March 28.
20 February 2007 [14:50]

European Court of Human Rights and Azerbaijani government correspond on 4 new cases

The appeals are mostly connected with the violation of the Article 6 of European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (Right to a fair trial) and Article 11 (Right to freedom of assembly and association).
20 February 2007 [14:29]

Azeri government will not pay ECHR-awarded damage to Fahmin Hajiyev

The European Court of Human Rights' judgment on case of former commander of Azerbaijan's Internal Troops is to be implemented till February.
20 February 2007 [13:11]

Armenian president offers Turkey to set up joint committee

Armenian President Robert Kocharian renewed his offer to establish diplomatic ties with Turkey and proposed setting up a joint government commission to discuss sensitive issues, a French newspaper said on Monday.
20 February 2007 [13:05]

Mammadyarov to attend OIC extraordinary meeting

Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will visit Saudi Arabia on February 22.
20 February 2007 [13:03]

Armenians violate ceasefire

Armenian Armed Forces units violated ceasefire again.
20 February 2007 [13:02]

Azeri MPs to attend OSCE PA session

Azerbaijan's parliamentary delegation led by Vice-Speaker Bahar Muradova has left for Vienna to attend the winter session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.
20 February 2007 [11:28]

Azerbaijan arrests two journalists for high treason

Azeri authorities have arrested two journalists, who work at a newspaper that covers Iranian issues, for high treason, a spokesman for the ministry of national security said on Monday.
20 February 2007 [09:30]

OSCE parliamentarians to debate energy security during Vienna meeting

Energy security in the OSCE region will be one of the main topics of discussion during the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's (OSCE PA) meeting in Vienna on 22 and 23 February.
20 February 2007 [09:25]

Tehran expects talks with EU to resume

Iran is seeking the resumption of talks on the country's controversial nuclear program with the European Union foreign policy chief, the foreign minister said Monday.
20 February 2007 [09:15]

Musavat Party to hold rally, March 18

The next rally of Musavat Party will be held on March 18.
20 February 2007 [09:10]

NATO's Assessment mission visits Georgia

NATO's Assessment mission has come to Georgia.
20 February 2007 [08:42]

Azerbaijani consulate general in Kars to mark Khojali genocide

Azerbaijani consulate general in Kars will organize a number of events on Khojali genocide, Consul general Hasan Zeynalov informs.
20 February 2007 [08:20]

ANAS department chief and representative accused of high treason

Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) Linguistics department chief, the editor-in-chief of "Tolishi sedo" newspaper Novruzeli Mammadov is accused of Article 274 (high treason) of Criminal Code.
20 February 2007 [08:15]

Japanese Premier to be appealed for Khojali genocide

15th anniversary of Khojali genocide will be marked in the province of Osaka, Japan, Azerbaijan-Japan Friendship Society informed.
20 February 2007 [08:10]

Ali Insanov's Rights Defense Committee chief holds press conference

Union of Return to Western Azerbaijan (URWA) and former health minister Ali Insanov's Right Defense Committee chief Rizvan Talibov held a press conference on legal procedure of former minister.
20 February 2007 [07:50]

Consul General to St. Petersburg leaves for Komi Republic

The delegation led by Azerbaijani Consul General to St. Petersburg Gudsi Osmanov left for Komi Republic.
20 February 2007 [07:25]

Peter Semneby: "We started implementation of Action Plan for Azerbaijan"

"We have just started the implementation of the European Neighborhood Policy action plan for Azerbaijan. We pay much attention to basic aspects of the plan. Azerbaijan is in transition period and faces a number of problems," Peter Semneby, EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus told journalists.
20 February 2007 [07:10]

Kazakh Foreign Affairs Minister met Azeri ambassador

On Monday ambassador of Azerbaijan Latif Gandilov paid respect to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Marat Tazhin.
19 February 2007 [23:14]

Yuri Merzlyakov: "It would not be right to say Armenia deviates from its position on the coordinated issues"

"The discussions held in Paris were very productive," saif Russian co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Yuri Merzlyakov while commenting on the latest meeting of the Minsk Group co-chairs in Paris on February 15-16.
19 February 2007 [23:12]

Azerbaijani MPs visit Germany and Russia

Azerbaijani MPs Elton Mammadov, Fattah Heydarov, Ekrem Abdullayev, Aydin Abbasov and Fuad Muradov left for Berlin at the invitation of Azerbaijani House in Germany.
19 February 2007 [23:11]

Serdar Jalaloglu-led ADP dismisses Rasul Guliyev

Serdar Jalaloglu-led Azerbaijan Democrat Party (ADP) made a decision on Rasul Guliyev's dismissal from the ADP.
19 February 2007 [23:10]

Azerbaijani Defense Minister visits United Arab Emirates

Azerbaijan's Defense Minister, Colonel-General Safar Abiyev left for United Arab Emirates on February 17 to attend International Defense Exhibition (IDEX).
19 February 2007 [23:04]

PACE mission on cultural monuments to visit Azerbaijan and Armenia

The mission on cultural monuments of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will visit the South Caucasus in May this year.
19 February 2007 [22:42]

Peter Semneby discusses NK conflict with Mammadyarov

EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Peter Semneby today has met with Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.
19 February 2007 [22:37]

Cossacks clash Armenians and Georgians in Stavropol

Clashes have emerged between Cossacks and Armenians and Georgians in Stavropol.
19 February 2007 [22:31]

Azadliq alliance not to change its position on ADP

Azadliq alliance does not intend to change its position concerning the Azerbaijan Democrat Party (ADP), said Citizen and Development Party leader Ali Aliyev.
19 February 2007 [22:26]

Azerbaijan Democrat Party separated de-facto

The Supreme Assembly of Rasul Guliyev-led ADP (Azerbaijan Democrat Party) part held the next meeting in the office of Classic Azerbaijan Popular Front Party.
19 February 2007 [15:51]

Diplomatic solution for Iran needed, Azeri FM says

Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov on Monday called for a diplomatic solution to the standoff over Iran's nuclear program, emphasizing the central role of the United Nation's atomic regulator.
19 February 2007 [15:07]

Leo Platvoet to visit Armenia

Leo Platvoet, Rapporteur on the Missing Persons of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will visit Armenia in April.