Politics

23 January 2007 [23:53]

Presentation ceremony of new techniques bought by State Border Service

The presentation ceremony of the new techniques bought by State Border Service was held on Tuesday.
23 January 2007 [23:48]

Asadov receives representative of Israel Knesset

Speaker of Milli Majlis Ogtay Asadov received the parliamentarian of Israel Knesset Yosef Shagal.
23 January 2007 [21:55]

Azerbaijani, Armenian FMs met in Moscow - UPDATED

The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan met in Moscow on Tuesday to resume their discussions on an international plan to resolve the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
23 January 2007 [21:45]

Deputy FM meets Polish counterpart

Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Khalaf Khalafov has met the delegation led by the First Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland Pavel Koval, January 22, press center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told.
23 January 2007 [21:40]

Baku not sure in effectiveness of CIS

The mechanism of the Commonwealth of Independent States /CIS/ is not working and the organizations need reforms, the Deputy Chief of the Administration of the President in Azerbaijan Elnur Aslanov said.
23 January 2007 [21:21]

Peter Semneby: "We will send mission to Nagorno Karabakh if Azerbaijan permits"

"We want to send a mission to Azerbaijan in the same composition as the one to Georgia," said Peter Semneby, special representative of the EU for South Caucasus.
23 January 2007 [21:19]

Parliament to adopt another law on fighting corruption

One more law on fighting against corruption will be adopted in Azerbaijan. Milli Majlis is going to discuss a draft law on Actions on terrorism financing and legalization of unlawful incomes at the spring session.
23 January 2007 [21:15]

PACE Monitoring Committee discusses Azerbaijan's commitments

The meeting of the Monitoring Committee held in the frame of PACE winter session. The meeting discussed Azerbaijan's PACE commitments.
23 January 2007 [21:10]

Heads of GUAM delegations to PACE to meet

Unofficial meeting of the heads of GUAM member states (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Moldova) delegations to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will be held on Tuesday.
23 January 2007 [17:11]

Nikolai Zlobin: "No country will recognize the results of Armenia's aggressive policy"

"It is Armenia and Armenian people who suffer from the situation in South Caucasus region most. No country in the world will recognize the results of Armenia's aggressive policy. The only result Armenia has achieved is its isolation from numerous economic projects," said Nikolai Zlobin, Director of Russian and Asian Programs of US World Security Institution.
23 January 2007 [16:51]

Nikolai Zlobin: "Settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict needs new base"

"The negotiations on settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict shouldn't be carried out in previous methods. It needs a new base for the settlement of the conflict," said Nikolai Zlobin, Director of Russian and Asian Programs of US World Security Institution.
23 January 2007 [16:23]

ADP deputy chief says no problem in government-opposition dialogue

"There is no problem in commencing government-opposition dialogue. The problem is we can not make direct contact with Ali Ahmadov and call him to take concrete steps and begin the dialogue," said first deputy chief of Azerbaijan Democratic Party Sardar Jalaloglu.
23 January 2007 [15:39]

Perviz Shahbazov: "Ilham Aliyev's meeting with Angela Merkel is very important"

Azerbaijani Ambassador to Germany interviewed by the APA.
23 January 2007 [15:36]

Vahid Aliyev: "We are ready to liberate our lands if Supreme Commander-in-Chief orders"

"Armenian military leadership can not say that Azerbaijani Armed Forces leave Armenian Army behind in fighting readiness, buying technique, moral and psychological readiness and fulfilling battle tasks," Azerbaijani President's adviser for military and security affairs Vahid Aliyev said, taking a stance on Armenian Defense Minister Serge Sarkisian's statement that Armenian Armed Forces leave Azerbaijani Armed Forces behind.
23 January 2007 [15:35]

Elchin Guliyev: "No one can protest against techniques applied in protection of Azerbaijani borders"

"Last year was very successful for the State Border Service. Modern technical equipment was applied in the protection of borders," State Border Service chief, lieutenant-general Elchin Guliyev said.
23 January 2007 [13:13]

Armenia's intention to occupy Nakhchivan noted in document presented to the CE Committee of Ministers

The member of the Azerbaijani delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, MP Rafael Huseynov presented the CE Committee of Ministers a document named "New threats to Azerbaijan's territorial integrity and cultural heritage Armenia."
23 January 2007 [12:41]

Armenia haunts the Turks again

The killing of Armenian journalist last week further widens the gap between Turkey and Europe.
23 January 2007 [12:14]

Asadov meets Polish Deputy FM

Chairman of Milli Majlis Ogtay Asadov met with the First Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland Pavel Koval, January 22.
23 January 2007 [12:10]

Ministerial Troika agrees OSCE should play strong role in Kosovo in future; talks about Nagorno Karabakh conflict

The OSCE Ministerial Troika met on Monday and agreed the Organization remained committed to maintaining a mission in Kosovo after a future status agreement.
23 January 2007 [00:24]

Pavel Koval: "I highly appreciate Azerbaijan's achievements in energy sector"

Speaker of the Parliament Ogtay Asadov received the State Secretary of Foreign Ministry of Poland Pavel Koval.
23 January 2007 [00:21]

APFP to appeal to the State Committee for Public Properties Management

State Committee for Public Properties Management doesn't discuss the appeal of Azerbaijan People Front Party concerning to be offered a headquarters.
23 January 2007 [00:19]

ADP members not to participate in uncoordinated rallies

If Baku Major's Office does not let Azadliq block hold rallies on January 26, the members of Azerbaijan Democratic Party ADP will not participate in the rallies.
22 January 2007 [23:57]

Azeri, Turkish scientists to hold conference on Khojali genocide

Azerbaijani Consul General to Istanbul Seyyad Aran will meet with the members of the parties represented in the parliament for recognition of Khojali tragedy as genocide by Turkish parliament.
22 January 2007 [23:56]

Mayor's Office considers appeals of Azadlig bloc and Musavat

Baku Mayor's Office considers the appeals of Azadlig bloc and Musavat on mass protests.
22 January 2007 [23:53]

No serious fact concerning Russian Azerbaijanis observed

The State Committee on Work with Azerbaijani Living Abroad held an assembly of the working group established for the solution of the problems of Azerbaijanis engaged in trade in Russia.
22 January 2007 [23:51]

Structural changes to be made at the congress of Azerbaijan's Communist Party

"No party member will run for the post of party chairman, if Ramiz Ahmedov doesn't resign from the chairmanship. It would be unethical action against a person having health problems," said ACP Presidium member Revayet Jabbarli.
22 January 2007 [23:49]

CEC begins monitoring in 35 election constituencies

Central Election Commission (CEC) began monitoring in 35 election constituencies.
22 January 2007 [23:21]

Oskanian departed for Moscow to participate in Karabakh settlement talks

January 22 Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian departed for Moscow to participate in the talks of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement.
22 January 2007 [23:09]

President Aliyev receives credentials from newly appointed ambassadors

On January 22, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received credentials from newly appointed ambassadors Huseyn Avni Garslioghlu of Turkey, John Ramberg of Norway and Lew Kwang-chul of Korea at the Presidential Palace.
22 January 2007 [22:15]

Azerbaijan's PM meets Polish Deputy FM

Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Artur Rasizade received the delegation led by the first deputy foreign minister of Poland Pavel Koval, January 22.
22 January 2007 [22:05]

Armenia says soldier killed by Azerbaijani sniper at border; Azeri official denies

The Armenian Defense Ministry said one of its soldiers was shot and killed Monday by an Azerbaijan sniper at the countries' border, but Azerbaijan denied it.
22 January 2007 [21:58]

MNS denied rumors that instigator of Dink's murder was trained in Azerbaijan

The International Herald Tribune in its report on murder of Armenian-language Agos newspaper editor Hrant Dink says that instigator of the murder Yasin Hayal was trained at camps for Chechen militants in Azerbaijan.
22 January 2007 [20:20]

Terry Davis: "My role is to support territorial integrity of CoE member states"

Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe addressed a PACE winter session.
22 January 2007 [19:24]

President Aliyev to visit Georgia

President Ilham Aliyev will visit Georgia on February 7.
22 January 2007 [19:23]

Question on anniversary of Khojali genocide to PACE Committee of Ministers

The member of the Azerbaijani delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Ganira Pashayeva presented a written question to the Committee of Ministers of the organization.
22 January 2007 [16:19]

Rene van der Linden: "PACE on firm position of liberation of Azerbaijani lands"

On Monday PACE President Rene van der Linden has held press conference on the commencing of PACE winter session.
22 January 2007 [16:12]

PACE winter session begins today

Winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe begins today in Strasbourg, France.
22 January 2007 [15:40]

PACE: Free and fair elections never held in Armenia

Free and fair elections have not been held in Armenia since it became the member of the Council of Europe, 2001, it is reflected in the report made by Armenian Rapporteurs of the PACE Monitoring Committee Mikko Elo, Georges Colombier.
22 January 2007 [14:22]

PACE co-reporters: "Azerbaijani and Armenian societies not ready to compromise"

"Armenia should use all possible means for the peaceful settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict. Yerevan should use its influence on Nagorno Karabakh Armenians for the peaceful settlement of the conflict," the report worked out by Mikko Elo and George Colombier, PACE Monitoring Committee co-reporters to Armenia, reads.
22 January 2007 [13:10]

FM to consult with OSCE co-chairs in Moscow

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will consult with OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs mediating in settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict, Foreign Ministry Press and Information Policy Department chief Tahir Tagizadeh informed.
22 January 2007 [10:58]

Kuwait's Amir receives Azeri FM

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait received on Sunday Azeri Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and an accompanying delegation.
21 January 2007 [23:34]

Iran announces missile tests

Adamant not to budge under pressure, Iran on Sunday announced new short-range missile tests, and hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dismissed criticism that new U.N. Security Council sanctions were hurting the economy.
21 January 2007 [23:19]

Azeri FM visits Kuwait, signs MoU

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah said on Sunday that he discussed with visiting Foreign Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov a host of issues including Islamic, Caspian sea and Gulf developments.
21 January 2007 [16:23]

Suspect confesses to journalist's killing

A teenager detained over the slaying of an ethnic Armenian journalist has confessed to the killing, the prosecutor said Sunday.
21 January 2007 [16:17]

Azerbaijan express appreciation on Jordan's supportive stands

The Republic of Azerbaijan expressed high appreciation on Jordan's supportive stands to the Azerbaijani causes, as well as its keeness on further developing bilateral relations in all fields.
21 January 2007 [03:08]

Former intelligence analyst says U.S. plans 'envision broad war in Iran'

U.S. contingency planning for military action against Iran's nuclear program goes beyond limited strikes and would effectively unleash a war against the country, a former U.S. intelligence analyst said on Friday.
21 January 2007 [02:59]

Turkish PM: "Killing of Armenian was attack on nation"

Turkish police on Saturday arrested the suspected killer of a prominent Turkish-Armenian writer who had angered nationalists with articles referring to a Turkish "genocide" of Armenians, government sources said.
21 January 2007 [02:12]

Denis Bribosia: "Only PACE can appoint a rapporteur for political prisoners"

"International organizations will continue to work intensively on the issue of political prisoner irrespective of whether to appoint a special rapporteur to deal with it in Azerbaijan," said Denis Bribosia, special representative of CE Secretary General for Azerbaijan.
20 January 2007 [19:21]

Iran, Azerbaijan discuss regional, international issues

Iran and Azerbaijan on Friday discussed the latest regional and international developments as well as Iran's peaceful nuclear program.
20 January 2007 [14:34]

Istanbul governor says 3 arrested in connection with murder of journalist

Istanbul governor Muammer Guler said three people were arrested in connection with the murder of journalist Hrant Dink earlier on Friday, CNN-Turk television reported.
20 January 2007 [14:30]

Turkey shamed, shocked by slaying of journalist

Turkey's press conveyed the nation's sense of shock, shame and self-reflection on Saturday at the assassination of journalist and Armenian community leader Hrant Dink at the entrance to his bilingual Turkish-Armenian newspaper.
20 January 2007 [14:12]

Azerbaijan appeals Interpol to find Khojaly Genocide culprits

Azerbaijan's Military Prosecutor's Office has appealed Interpol to issue a notice on Khojaly Genocide perpetrators.
20 January 2007 [14:08]

Turkish ambassador: "Assassination of Hrant Dink is anti-Turkish move"

"Assassination of Aqos Editor-in-chief Grant Dink is a propaganda against Turkey.
20 January 2007 [13:54]

Visit program of Greek MPs announced

Members of Azerbaijani-Greek Friendship Group Maximos Harakopoulos, Konstantinos Tsiaras, Antonis Karpouzas and Elpida Tsouri will visit Baku from January 23 to 26.
20 January 2007 [13:53]

Garib Mammadov: "Nothing to worry about maps posted on Internet"

"The map posted by Google in Internet is of no serious importance. The map does not reflects exact coordinates," chairman of the State Land and Cartography Committee Garib Mammadov told journalists.
20 January 2007 [13:51]

New documents on destruction of Azerbaijani cultural heritage to be presented to PACE Rapporteur

The meeting of the PACE Subcommittee on Science, Education and Culture will be held within the winter session.
20 January 2007 [13:40]

Former Speaker satisfied with work of Parliament

Former Speaker of Milli Majlis Murtuz Alesgerov is satisfied with the activity of Milli Majlis.
20 January 2007 [13:39]

Baku to host a number of GUAM events

This year Baku will host a number of events of GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development.
20 January 2007 [13:35]

Eldar Namazov: Problem concerning to prolongation of the establishment of new political block is not inside 'YeS'

The activity of "Yeni Siyaset" (New Policy) Electoral Block was put an end after 2005 parliamentary elections.
20 January 2007 [13:32]

APFP waits for government's proposals

"We are not looking for headquarters for our party yet. We are waiting for Azerbaijani government to offer headquarters to us," said Azerbaijan People's Front Party (APFP) leader Ali Karimli.
20 January 2007 [13:31]

Parliament to discuss draft law on rehabilitation of prisoners

Draft law on Rehabilitation of prisoners will be put on agenda of Milli Majlis spring session.
20 January 2007 [13:28]

Azerbaijan mourns Black January Martyrs

On January 20, people of Azerbaijan commemorate a tragedy, which became a turning point in the nation's struggle for independence from the former Soviet Union and one of the most tragic events in its recent history.
20 January 2007 [13:16]

President Aliyev's visit schedule being prepared

"The preliminary variant of President Ilham Aliyev's official visit schedule to Germany is being prepared," said Second Secretary of the Azerbaijani embassy to Germany Nasimi Agayev.
20 January 2007 [13:11]

PACE committee requires 30% women in South Caucasus countries' parliaments

The demand raised in the meeting of the PACE Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men about increasing the number of women in the parliaments of South Caucasian countries by 15% in 2010 and by 30% in 2020 caused dissatisfaction.
20 January 2007 [13:09]

Slovenian ambassador appointed to Azerbaijan

Mitya Shtrukeld has been appointed new Slovenian Ambassador to Azerbaijan.
20 January 2007 [13:06]

Armenian-Israeli interparliamentary friendship group chairman dies

Armenian-Israeli interparliamentary friendship group chairman Yuri Stern died at age 57.
20 January 2007 [13:03]

Russian FM awards Polad Bulbuloglu 'Friendship Order'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov awarded Azerbaijani ambassador to Iran Polad Bulbuloglu 'Friendship Order.'
19 January 2007 [23:45]

OSCE Representative appalled by murder of Turkish journalist Hrant Dink

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Miklos Haraszti, expressed profound shock today over the murder of the well-known Turkish journalist Hrant Dink.
19 January 2007 [23:01]

Mammadyarov to visit Kuwait

Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov on Saturday will leave for Kuwait on an official visit.
19 January 2007 [22:55]

Poland's Deputy FM to visit Azerbaijan

Pavel Koval, first deputy foreign minister of the Republic of Poland will come to Baku, January 22.
19 January 2007 [22:51]

Deputy FM meets Saudi Arabia's Education Minister

Deputy foreign minister of Azerbaijan Khalaf Khalafov has met with the delegation led by Dr. Khaled Al-Angari, minister for higher education of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
19 January 2007 [22:33]

Turkish-Armenian journalist is killed in Istanbul

Hrant Dink, one of the most prominent voices of Turkey's shrinking Armenian community, was killed by a gunman Friday at the entrance to his newspaper's offices, police said.
19 January 2007 [22:24]

Ramiz Melikov: "Defense ministers of countries transited to NATO standards are civilians"

"Defense ministers of the countries transited to NATO standards are civilians. We do not know how it is going to be here.
19 January 2007 [22:22]

One more Azeri officer sentenced for high treason

One more Azeri officer sentenced by the Grievous Crimes Court in accusation of high treason.
19 January 2007 [22:21]

ICRC reps met with Samir Mammadov

Azerbaijani representatives of International Committee of Red Cross met with Azerbaijani soldier Samir Mammadov captivated on December 16.