Politics

08 February 2007 [10:44]

Armenias violates ceasefire

08 February 2007 [10:42]

Georgian Justice Minister to visit Azerbaijan

Georgia's Justice Minister Gia Kavtaradze will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan at the invitation of his Azerbaijani counterpart on February 8.
08 February 2007 [10:26]

ANIP appeals for picket

Azerbaijan National Independence Party (ANIP) has set the date of the picket to be held outside of Iranian Embassy.
08 February 2007 [10:25]

Deputy Assistant U.S. Secretary of State: "US recognizes Azerbaijan's territorial integrity"

"The United States recognizes Azerbaijan's territorial integrity. The clue to the solution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict is peaceful settlement. I hear these words from Azerbaijani government as well," Colleen Graffy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs U.S. Department of State stated at the meeting in State Management Academy at Azerbaijani President's Office.
08 February 2007 [10:20]

OSCE PA winter session to be held Feb.22-23

OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (PA) winter session will start in Vienna on February 22-23.
07 February 2007 [22:49]

Gul warns against alleged Armenian genocide Bill

Turkey's foreign minister said Tuesday a proposed resolution in Congress to condemn as genocide the early 20th century killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians would harm Turkish-American relations if it passes.
07 February 2007 [22:33]

Azeri FM meets Japanese delegation

Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov met with the delegation headed by Harada Chikahito, Director-General, European Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
07 February 2007 [22:27]

Top OSCE officials visit Baku

The visit of President of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (PA) Goran Lenmarker and Secretary General of OSCE PA Spenser Oliver has started.
07 February 2007 [22:24]

Armenia, Azerbaijan 'very close' to peace deal, Bryza says

Armenia and Azerbaijan are "very close" to hammering out an agreement on Nagorno Karabakh before their presidential elections due next year, Washington's chief Karabakh negotiator said on Wednesday.
07 February 2007 [22:18]

Turkish Premier: "Turkey will not open its borders to Armenia unless Karabakh conflict is solved"

Azerbaijan's Defence Minister, General Colonel Safar Abiyev ended his two-day visit to Turkey.
07 February 2007 [22:16]

Matthew Bryza: "US support of BTC and Shah Deniz projects does not mean that we should support all projects"

"The inauguration of the Economic Partnership Commission between the United States and Azerbaijan in Baku will deepen the relations between the two countries," Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Matthew J. Bryza told journalists.
07 February 2007 [22:09]

ADP rejects Rasul Guliyev's formula for National Forum

The Organizing Committee held an extraordinary meeting on the preparation forthe 9th Congress of Azerbaijani Democrat Party (ADP).
07 February 2007 [21:28]

Aliyev, Saakashvili, Erdogan meet in Tbilisi

Azerbaijani, Georgian and Turkish leaders had a trilateral meeting at Georgian Parliament.
07 February 2007 [21:25]

Baltic states share military reform experience with Armenia

Strengthening of civil control over the army is one of the fundamental stages of the armed forces' reformation, Dr Horst Schmalfeld, the deputy director of the George C. Marshall Fund, said in Yerevan.
07 February 2007 [21:15]

Arif Yunusov describes Putin's statement as "lame joke"

"Russian President Vladimir Putin's news conference clearly hinted on cooling in Azeri-Russian relations," said Arif Yunusov, the director of the department of conflictology at the institute of peace and democracy.
07 February 2007 [21:05]

Pakistan fully supports Azerbaijan's territorial integrity

Pakistan's Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has said his country fully supports Azerbaijan's territorial integrity and favours an early resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh issue.
07 February 2007 [17:07]

Iranian FM rejects secret talks with US over nuclear case

Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki Tuesday dismissed the idea of holding secret talks between Tehran and Washington to settle their differences over Iran's peaceful nuclear activities.
07 February 2007 [16:55]

Deputy Assistant of US Secretary of State: "Azerbaijan is a splendid example of tolerance"

"I am deeply impressed by the level of tolerance between ethnic and religious groups in Azerbaijan. It is a splendid example of tolerance", Colleen Graffy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs U.S. Department of State said at the meeting in State Management Academy at Azerbaijani President's Office.
07 February 2007 [16:04]

EU officials to urge creation of Serb govt that would reconsider rejection of UN Kosovo plan

Senior European Union officials are to visit Serbia Wednesday to urge the formation of a pro-democracy government that would reconsider its outright rejection of an U.N. plan for Kosovo.
07 February 2007 [16:03]

Russia's defense minister lays out ambitious plans for new nukes purchases

The Russian military will sharply increase the number of new intercontinental ballistic missiles to be deployed this year as part of an ambitious weapons modernization plan, Russia's defense minister said Wednesday.
07 February 2007 [15:51]

Russia not to have problems with Caspian projects, Russian official says

Russia will not get problems with draft production sharing agreements in the Caspian region like it had on Sakhalin, Minister of Industry and Energy Viktor Khristenko said.
07 February 2007 [15:45]

Akif Shahbazov invalidates ADP decision on dialogue with the government

Chief of Azerbaijan Democrat Party Supreme Assembly Akif Shahbazov issued an order to annul the Assembly's January 27 decision on constructive dialogue with the government.
07 February 2007 [15:43]

Kocharian shuns top OSCE official

Armenian President Robert Kocharian declined on Tuesday to meet with a visiting high-level official from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe who planned to discuss his government's conduct of the upcoming parliamentary elections.
07 February 2007 [15:41]

OSCE observers to arrive in Armenia half a month prior to elections

OSCE long-term mission on observing the parliamentary elections in Armenia, which will be held May 12, will arrive half a month prior to voting.
07 February 2007 [15:40]

Azerbaijani President visits Georgia - UPDATED

President Ilham Aliyev's visit to Georgia starts.
07 February 2007 [14:17]

Condoleezza Rice promises Gul to do their best to prevent Armenian genocide bill

Turkey's Foreign Minister Abdulla Gul met with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in US.
07 February 2007 [13:49]

Matthew Bryza: "No deep discrepancy exists between the parties"

Co-chairs of the OSCE Minks Group Matthew Bryza (US) and Bernard Fassier (France), mediators in the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, will meet in the framework of International Energy conference in Paris next week.
07 February 2007 [10:30]

The International Herald Tribune: "Wrong war, wrong time"

As the drumbeat for war with Iran grows more insistent, the search for a "casus belli" compelling enough to calm a newly assertive Congress and convince an increasingly questioning American public intensifies.
07 February 2007 [10:25]

Turkish FM meets Cheney, Rice

Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul is expected to discuss cross-border operations, Iran, Iraq, Cyprus and alleged Armenian resolution.
07 February 2007 [10:00]

Azerbaijan's delegation to meet with Pakistani Premier

On Wednesday Azerbaijani delegation participating in the 4th meeting of Azerbaijani-Pakistan intergovernmental commission will meet with Prime Minister of Pakistan Shovket Aziz.
07 February 2007 [09:55]

Roald Sagdeev: "Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan are leaders in ongoing democratic and economic changes in the region"

Professor of the University of Maryland, academic Roald Sagdeev delivered a lecture "Development of relations between the US and post-Soviet countries: Viewing from Washington" for the officials of Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry, Diplomatic Academy and other state bodies.
07 February 2007 [09:50]

Asadov: "Azerbaijan-US cooperation elevates to strategic partnership"

Milli Majlis Speaker Ogtay Asadov received the delegation headed by Thomas C. Adams, Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe and Eurasia.
07 February 2007 [09:45]

Azerbaijan, Turkey Defense Ministers meet

Azerbaijani Defense Minister Safar Abiyev, visiting Turkey met with Turkish counterpart Vecdi Konul.
07 February 2007 [09:35]

Roald Sagdeev: "Multilateral format should be applied in settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict"

"Sudden occurrence of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict put the country leadership in bad conditions, and the taken measures were not effective," said the member of the former USSR president Mikhail Gorbachev's team, Professor of University of Maryland, academic Roald Sagdeev.
07 February 2007 [09:10]

China's police delegation to visit Azerbaijan

Chinese People's Armed Police delegation will pay a visit Azerbaijan in late March or early April.
07 February 2007 [09:00]

Musavat Party member sentenced to four years

Sabail district Court finished the trial of Musavat Party member Mehdi Mehdiyev.
07 February 2007 [08:30]

Russia warns EU over ex-Soviet sphere of influence

Russia warned the European Union on Tuesday not to tread on its toes in ex-Soviet areas that Moscow regards as being within its sphere of influence.
07 February 2007 [03:11]

Video of U.S. friendly fire unleashes storm in UK

U.S. and British officials denied trying to bury details of a "friendly fire" incident on Tuesday when a cockpit video was leaked in which U.S. pilots are heard weeping after mistakenly killing a British soldier in Iraq.
07 February 2007 [03:01]

Blair says no military action on Iran

Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair told lawmakers Tuesday that no military action is planned against Iran, but that international opinion is hardening against Teheran's nuclear ambitions and what he described as its interference in conflicts across the Middle East.
06 February 2007 [22:35]

President Aliyev receives Assistant of U.S. Secretary of State

On February 6, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received the U.S. delegation led by Daniel Sullivan, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs, and co-Chair of the U.S.-Azerbaijan Economic Partnership Commission.
06 February 2007 [22:12]

Steven Mann and Matthew Bryza arrive in Azerbaijan

The delegation led by the US Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs, US-Azerbaijan Economic Partnership Commission co-chair Daniel Sullivan arrived in Azerbaijan.
06 February 2007 [22:09]

Emergencies Minister receives Special Representative of US Department of State

Azerbaijan's Emergencies Minister, Colonel General Kamaladdin Heydarov received Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs of US Department of State Frank Mermoud.
06 February 2007 [22:08]

"Tolishi Sedo" newspaper editor-in-chief arrested

Novruzeli Mammadov, editor-in-chief of newspaper "Tolishi Sedo" (Voice of Talish) published in Azerbaijan was arrested on February 3.
06 February 2007 [22:05]

Chief of General Staff of Azerbaijan visits Pakistan

Colonel General Najamaddim Sadihov, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan called on General Ehsan Ul Haq, Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee at the Joint Staff Headquarters Tuesday in city of Rawalpindi.
06 February 2007 [17:23]

President Aliyev to visit Georgia on Wednesday

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev will pay an official visit to Georgia on Wednesday.
06 February 2007 [15:35]

Armenian Speaker accuses Azerbaijan of unwillingness to settle conflict peacefully

Azeri parliamentarians are under the pressure of official Baku which rejects any possibility of cooperation between the Armenian and Azeri parliaments before the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, Armenian National Assembly Speaker Tigran Torosian said at a meeting with OSCE PA President Goran Lennmarker.
06 February 2007 [14:55]

Armenians angry over White House's proposal to render Azerbaijan more assistance

The Bush Administration, in its FY2008 federal budget, has proposed a 49% cut in aid to Armenia, and is - once again - seeking to break the agreement it struck with Congress more than five years ago to maintain parity in military aid levels to Armenia and Azerbaijan.
06 February 2007 [12:32]

Bush administration to reassure Turkey of its opposition to proposed genocide resolution

U.S. officials will reassure the Turkish foreign minister, currently visiting Washington, that they will try to quash a proposed resolution in Congress condemning as genocide the early 20th century killings of Armenians.
06 February 2007 [12:20]

Matthew Bryza: "Adoption of 'Armenian genocide' bill can harm US-Turkey relations"

"Adoption of draft law on Armenian Genocide in US Congress can seriously harm US-Turkey relations," Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, US co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Matthew Bryza stated.
06 February 2007 [12:17]

Georgia authorities release opposition leader Irina Sarishvili

Leader of the Imedi opposition political association Irina Sarishvili, detained on Monday evening by officers of the Georgian Interior Ministry for "the import of great quantities of undeclared gold and cash from Armenia into Georgia," was released last night. The release was preceded by hours-long interrogation, conducted at the Georgian Sadakhlo passage point (Georgian-Armenian border).
06 February 2007 [10:20]

EU official to visit Baku

EU Cabinet of Commissioner of Taxation and Customs deputy chief Anabella Gago Filori will pay visit to Baku on February 7.
06 February 2007 [10:00]

EU representative Emma Udwin: "Kosovo variant can not be applied to settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict"

"Kosovo variant can not be applied to the settlement of any other conflict," said Emma Udwin spokesperson of Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Commissioner for External Relations told the APA exclusively.
06 February 2007 [09:55]

Defense Minister to participate in International Defense Exhibition

Azerbaijani Defense Minister Safar Abiyev will take part in International Defense Exhibition Conference to be held on February 18-22 in Dubai.
06 February 2007 [09:10]

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of CE to visit Baku

Mission of Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe will visit Baku on February 6-7.
06 February 2007 [08:40]

Azerbaijani parliament to meet Feb. 13

The next meeting of Azerbaijani parliament will be held on February 13.
06 February 2007 [08:05]

State Border Service detains 47 wanted

The officers of Azerbaijan State Border Service prevented 18 facts of violation of state borders.
06 February 2007 [02:54]

Officials: Iran has assembled 2 small uranium-enriching units underground

Shrugging off the threat of new and tougher U.N. sanctions, Iran has set up more than 300 centrifuges in two uranium enrichment units at its underground Natanz complex, diplomats and officials said Monday.
06 February 2007 [02:52]

Russian, Georgian officials discuss restoration of air links

Russian and Georgian officials held talks Monday on the possibility of restoring air travel between their countries, which Moscow suspended last year during a crisis in bilateral ties, officials said.
06 February 2007 [02:50]

Serbian leaders gather to challenge U.N. plan for Kosovo

Senior Serbian politicians agreed Monday to let the republic's newly elected assembly map out a response to a U.N. plan for Kosovo, which Serbs see as granting independence to the contested province.
05 February 2007 [23:45]

U.S. donates military hospital to Armenia

The United States has provided the Armenian army with a mobile field hospital which it hopes will help to widen Yerevan's participation in Western-led military operations.
05 February 2007 [21:52]

OSCE PA President to visit Azerbaijan

Program of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (PA) President Goran Lennmarker's visit to Azerbaijan has been announced.
05 February 2007 [21:50]

Defense Minister meets Turkish President and Armed Forces General Staff chief

Azerbaijan's Defence Minister, General Colonel Safar Abiyev held a meeting with Turkish Armed Forces General Staff Chief, Army General Yashar Buyukanit. Official welcome ceremony was organized at the General Staff.
05 February 2007 [21:48]

Magdalena Fricheva appointed ICR Caucasus project director

Magdalena Fricheva has been appointed director of the Caucasus Project of the International Crisis Group.
05 February 2007 [21:40]

Azeri, Turkish and Georgian Presidents to meet in Georgia

Ceremony of signing Framework Agreement on implementation of the Baku-Tbilisi-Akhalkalaki-Kars railway project will be held in Georgia on February 7.
05 February 2007 [16:17]

US Jewish lobby to support Turkey to prevent alleged Armenian genocide bill

Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul is paying an official visit to the US.
05 February 2007 [16:12]

Spokesman for UN Secretary-General: "UN values its relationships with Azerbaijan"

"UN Secretariat values its relationships with all UN Member States, including Azerbaijan," said Brendan Varma, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
05 February 2007 [16:10]

Armenians killed 73,727 Azeris in Nakhchivan in 1919-1921

Armenians killed 523,955 Turks in Turkey in 1910-1922.
05 February 2007 [16:08]

OSCE PA President: "NK conflict can be settled after parliamentary elections in Armenia"

"Agreement on the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict can be reached after the parliamentary elections in Armenia," President of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Goran Lennmarker said in Yerevan.
05 February 2007 [16:05]

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State visits Azerbaijan

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Colleen Graffy, is visiting Azerbaijan.
05 February 2007 [16:02]

President Aliyev to visit Tbilisi

Ilham Aliyev, president of Azerbaijan will arrive on a one-day visit in Tbilisi on February 7.
05 February 2007 [15:38]

Azerbaijani Defense Minster visits Turkey

Defense Minster, General Colonel Safar Abiyev today started his official visit to Turkey at the invitation of Turkey's Armed Forces General Staff Chief, Army General Yashar Boyukanit.
05 February 2007 [14:47]

Brother of late Georgian prime minister demands new investigation into his death

The brother of Georgia's late Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania on Monday demanded a new investigation into his death two years ago, dismissing the authorities' assertion that he died from carbon monoxide poisoning.
05 February 2007 [13:48]

New head of OSCE Office in Baku takes up his position

New head of the OSCE Office in Baku Jose Luis Herrero Ansola takes up his position today, the OSCE Office told.
05 February 2007 [13:14]

Chingiz Aytmatov: "Solution to the Karabakh problem is deliberately protracted"

"The solution to the Nagorno Karabakh problem is deliberately protracted," prominent Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aytmatov told.
04 February 2007 [15:38]

Turkey killer video sparks fears of state collusion

Video footage of a self-confessed murderer striking a heroic pose alongside security force members after his arrest for the killing of a Turkish Armenian editor has revived fears in Turkey of a shadowy state within a state.