Politics

27 October 2006 [10:03]

Armenian Government in divergence

"If I were dissatisfied with Vardan Oskanyan's activity, I would complain the President about him," Andranik Markaryan, Armenian Prime Minister said.
26 October 2006 [23:24]

Ex-Iran leader wanted for Jewish center bombing

Iran on Thursday rejected renewed charges by an Argentine prosecutor that it planned an attack on an Argentine Jewish community center in 1994 that killed 85 people, Iran's official news agency said.
26 October 2006 [23:17]

Council of Europe PA President backs Turkey's EU bid

The European Union and Turkey should work to resolve their differences because a possible disruption of Ankara's accession talks would be "in no one's interest," the president of the Council of Europe's parliamentary assembly said in Ankara on Thursday.
26 October 2006 [20:02]

UN to discuss GUAM initiative on "frozen conflicts" December 4

The UN General Assembly will discuss "frozen conflicts" in the territory of GUAM on December 4.
26 October 2006 [19:56]

Blocking information in Iran

Iran's clerical regime has ordered Iranian internet service providers to reduce the speed of internet access for homes and internet cafes. So far, businesses have not been affected.
26 October 2006 [19:42]

President Aliyev congratulates Turkmenian counterpart

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent a message of congratulations to President of Turkmenistan Saparmurat Niyazov and the people of his country on the occasion of the national holiday, the Independence Day.
26 October 2006 [19:34]

Delegation of Emergencies Ministry visits Ukraine

The delegation of Azerbaijan led by Minister of Emergencies Kamaladdin Heydarov arrived October 26 on a two-day official visit to Ukraine.
26 October 2006 [19:28]

Elton Guliyev: "I don't know whether I will be lawyer for Farhad Aliyev or Elmar Huseynov"

"Only investigation can determine whom I will defend, if Farhad Aliyev is accused of Elmar Huseynov's murder," Elton Guliyev, the lawyer for former Economic Development Minister Farhad Aliyev said.
26 October 2006 [19:26]

Moldavian Youth Movement supports Azerbaijan Youth Movement measures for settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict

The visit of 19-member delegation headed by Moldavian Deputy Education youth and sport Minister Valentin Krudu is ongoing.
26 October 2006 [19:20]

Prime Minister of Armenia accused as KGB agent by former dissident

A regular spy scandal may emerge in Armenia, as even the country's Prime Minister is accused of espionage, however, this time the accusations are not voiced by the neighbouring country, and comes from the representatives of Armenian opposition.
26 October 2006 [19:16]

NATO Secretary General: "Russia has indispensable role on the regulation of the conflicts"

"Russia"s role in regulation of the conflicts is indispensable," announced NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer at the meeting with Vladimir Putin.
26 October 2006 [12:38]

Armenian Armed Forces fired on Azerbaijani positions

Armenian Armed Forces continues to violate the ceasefire.
26 October 2006 [10:56]

Kazakh envoy interviewed by Azerbaijani TV channel

On occasion of Kazakhstan's Day of Republic Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Azerbaijan Andar Shukputov gave an interview to one of the local independent TV channels Space.
26 October 2006 [10:49]

Georgian Economic Development Minister to visit Azerbaijan

Georgian Economic Development Minister Irakli Chogovadze will visit Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan next week.
26 October 2006 [10:35]

Armenian President visited military units in front territories

Armenian President Robert Kocharyan visited military units in front territories October 23-24.
26 October 2006 [10:31]

New Ambassador of India to Azerbaijan to come next month

Shri B.R. Muthu Kumar new appointed ambassador of India to Azerbaijan will come to Baku next month.
26 October 2006 [01:04]

Finnish PM optimistic EU can avoid breakdown in Turkey membership talks

Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen said Wednesday he was optimistic the European Union would continue membership negotiations with Turkey and avoid a breakdown in talks over the pace of the country's reforms.
25 October 2006 [22:51]

Another group of Georgians deported from Russia

Another group of Georgians, deported from the Russian Federation, has arrived in Georgia via the Georgian-Azerbaijan border checkpoint in Tsiteli Khidi.
25 October 2006 [22:47]

Education Minister meets US Ambassador

Minister of Education Misir Mardanov met with US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Anne Derse, the Ministry said.
25 October 2006 [22:45]

Azerbaijan, Belarus expand bilateral relations

Hijran Huseynova, Chairwoman of the State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems met with Belarus Ambassador to Azerbaijan Nikolay Pastkevich, the State Committee said.
25 October 2006 [20:36]

Russia to spend $500 million to reinforce Caucasus border

An amount of money equivalent to $500 million will be spent on reinforcing the Russian border between the Caspian and the Black Seas to improve security in the Caucasus, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.
25 October 2006 [20:23]

Azeri MPs leave for Portugal

Member of Azerbaijan Parliament Imamverdi Ismayilov has left for Lisbon to partake at 14th session of the European conference of ministers on regional planning (SEMAT), 25 October.
25 October 2006 [20:21]

Polish ambassdor visits Nakhchivan

Ambassador of Poland to Azerbaijan Kshishtof Kreavski and his wife Aldona Kraevskaya will be visiting the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic on 26-28 October, the embassy of Poland in Baku said.
25 October 2006 [20:08]

Azeri MPs' appeal discussed in CE Ministers committee meeting

The 978th meeting of the representatives of ministers was held in the CE Ministers committee.
25 October 2006 [20:03]

Azerbaijani Diaspora in Turkey made statement against France

Azerbaijani Diaspora organizations in Turkey made statement against France.
25 October 2006 [19:58]

CEC ratifies final protocol on local elections

Central Election Commission (CEC) ratifies final protocol on October 6 local elections.
25 October 2006 [19:48]

OSCE Parliamentary Assembly VP visits Azerbaijan

Oleg Bilorus, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly vise-president and Ukraine representative to the organization visits Azerbaijan.
25 October 2006 [19:43]

Mahmudali Chohraganli took back his resignation

Mahmudali Chohraganli, the leader of South Azerbaijan National Awakening Movement (SANAM) who resigned on October 17 because of health problems took back his resignation.
25 October 2006 [19:39]

Bahar Muradova: "We want Goran Lenmarker to remain Nagorno Karabakh rapporteur to OSCE PA"

OSCE PA autumn session will be held in Malta on November 17-19.
25 October 2006 [16:01]

OSCE MG Co-Chairs to visit the region in November

Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group will visit the Karabakh conflict region after the meeting with Armenian and Azeri FMs scheduled November 14 in Brussels.
25 October 2006 [15:56]

French ambassador's statement criticized in Turkey

"Ambassador of France to Armenia Henri Cuny's remarks on the issue of Turkish borders are not wise," Dr. Sedat Lachiner, Director of Ankara-based International Strategic Research Organization, stated.
25 October 2006 [15:50]

Perviz Aliyev who was accused of coup d'etat arrested in Russia

One more Azerbaijani wanted for 1994 coup d'etat was arrested in Russia.
25 October 2006 [15:10]

Co-chairs adopted communique on results of Azerbaijani and Armenian FMs' meeting

Communique was adopted on the results of Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers’ meeting held with the participation of Minsk Group co-chairs and OSCE Secretary General's Personal Representative Andrey Kasprzyk in the France Foreign Ministry.
25 October 2006 [14:21]

Military delegation of Azerbaijan arrives in Ukraine

A military delegation of Azerbaijan arrives in Kyiv to share experience in training personnel.
25 October 2006 [11:38]

Terroristic elements in Dagestan's territories bordering with Azerbaijan

There is a terrorist group in Dagestan's territories bordering with Azerbaijan.
25 October 2006 [11:37]

Armenian Armed Forces fired on Azerbaijani positions

Armenian Armed Forces' units in occupied Bash Gervend village and Kokeltme Birliyi territory of Aghdam region fired on opposite positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces.
25 October 2006 [00:12]

Iran's envoy to Moscow says Tehran keen to restart nuclear talks

Iran is keen to restart talks with six major powers on the disputed Iranian nuclear program and was willing to discuss all issues, Tehran's envoy to Russia said Tuesday, according to news reports.
25 October 2006 [00:10]

Germany's foreign intelligence former chief: "Iran could have nuclear bomb by 2015"

Iran is unlikely to be able to develop a nuclear bomb before 2015, the chief of Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency said on Tuesday.
25 October 2006 [00:06]

Party of European Socialists support Turkey's accession into E.U.

The Party of European Socialists (PES) group co-chairman, Finnish Parliament Speaker Paavo Lipponen and an accompanying delegation met Turkish Parliament Speaker Bulent Arinc in the Turkish parliament on Tuesday.
24 October 2006 [23:57]

Azerbaijan delegation paying military visit to Kazakhstan

Azerbaijan military delegation is paying a visit in accordance with a cooperation plan between Kazakh and Azerbaijan Defense ministries on October 24-25, 2006.
24 October 2006 [23:52]

Georgia regrets Russian unwillingness to resume air traffic

The Georgian Foreign Ministry regrets Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's statement that "Russia so far does not plan to resume air traffic with Georgia."
24 October 2006 [22:14]

France hosts new round of Nagorno Karabakh talks

The foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia met in Paris for talks Tuesday on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, and discussions were "very frank and open-minded," mediators said.
24 October 2006 [20:47]

Daily Bruin: "Azerbaijan deserves U.S. public attention"

UC Irvine doctorate student Javid Huseynov spoke Saturday at a conference for Azerbaijani youth.
24 October 2006 [00:16]

Former U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan Kauzlarich: "USA attaches great importance to Turkey"

"Turkey expects the United States to take concrete steps in regard to fight against terrorist organization PKK," said retired ambassador Faruk Logoglu, chairman of Eurasia Strategic Studies Center in Ankara (ASAM).
23 October 2006 [23:14]

Iran expands nuclear centrifuge programme

Iran has launched a second batch of centrifuges at its pilot nuclear fuel plant despite possible U.N. Security Council sanctions, diplomats said.
23 October 2006 [23:02]

OSCE welcomes President Aliyev's pardon of two newspaper editors

The Head of the OSCE Office in Baku welcomed the Azerbaijani President's pardon of two newspaper editors imprisoned this year for libel.
23 October 2006 [18:17]

Alexander Iskandaryan: "Kars-Akhalkalaki-Baku will be built sooner or later"

The Kars-Akhalkalaki-Baku project will be implemented since it's first of all a political project, political scientist, rector of the Caucasus Media Institute Alexander Iskandaryan said.
23 October 2006 [18:13]

Alexander Iskandaryan: "Expecting final decision of Karabakh in coming two years senseless"

Formally the Minsk process was not stopped. The OSCE MG is a format created for contribution to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement. But since 2001 it has been frozen, political scientist, rector of the Caucasus Media Institute Alexander Iskandaryan said.
23 October 2006 [15:56]

OSCE Office trains Azerbaijani police in dealing with public assemblies

A two-week training programme on police tactics during rallies, public demonstrations or major events, organized by the OSCE Office in Baku, ended in Azerbaijan.
23 October 2006 [15:34]

President Aliyev visits southern regions

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev arrived October 23 in the Lerik province.
21 October 2006 [19:20]

Turkey won't take unilateral steps steps on Cyprus

Turkey's chief European Union negotiator Ali Babacan, as part of his visits to European capitals to voice Turkey's views, yesterday completed his contacts in Athens.
21 October 2006 [19:19]

EU waits for Turkey Progress Report to take stance

The European Commission is expecting Turkey to pass its 9th reform package for EU accession and take a stance on the Cyprus issue to finalize its progress report, which will be released on Nov. 8.
21 October 2006 [17:53]

President Aliyev congratulates Hungarian counterpart

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has sent a message of congratulations to his Hungarian counterpart Laszlo Solyom on the Day of the Republic.
21 October 2006 [17:50]

French FM to meet with Azeri and Armenian FMs

Next week French FM Philippe Douste-Blazy will meet with Azeri and Armenian FMs Elmar Mammadyarov and Vartan Oskanian.
21 October 2006 [17:38]

Ukraine ambassador to visit Zagatala

Stepan Volkovedskli, Ukraine extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to Azerbaijan visited Zagatala.
21 October 2006 [17:34]

Azeri soldier killed by Armenians

Armenian Armed Forces' units in occupied Veyselli and Garakhanli villages of Fuzuli region fired on opposite positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces.
21 October 2006 [17:31]

Ukraine Deputy FM called on UN to implement resolution on Nagorno Karabakh conflict

Ukraine Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Khandogiy addressed the UN General Assembly meting dedicated to the cooperation with the regional organizations.
21 October 2006 [01:23]

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State: "French 'Armenian Genocide' bill makes no sense"

A French parliamentary bill that would make it a crime to deny that Armenians suffered 'genocide' at the hands of Ottoman Turks in World War One makes no sense, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.
21 October 2006 [01:17]

Rafsanjani: "Iran will not retreat in nuke row with West"

A senior Iranian cleric warned the West on Friday not to escalate tensions in the region by pressuring the Islamic Republic to abandon its nuclear pursuit.
21 October 2006 [01:15]

Iran warns of revenge over Israel

Iran's president has warned that Muslims around the world will take revenge on states which support Israel against the Palestinians.
21 October 2006 [01:03]

Turkey Bakhchasaray University prepared 1mn application forms against false Armenian genocide

Turkey Bakhchasaray University prepared one million application forms against false Armenian genocide for sending European Court of Human Rights.
21 October 2006 [00:48]

China-Azerbaijan friendship society established

Constituent assembly of the China-Azerbaijan Society of Friendship took place On October 19 in Baku.
20 October 2006 [22:19]

Ter-Petrosian will run for President

Levon Ter-Petrosian, Armenia's former president, will return to active politics to participate in the presidential election of 2008, the leader of an opposition party strongly supporting him claimed on Friday.
20 October 2006 [22:11]

Rally held in Nardaran

Rally was held in Nardaran, Baku, due to Jerusalem Day.
20 October 2006 [17:37]

Turkey defined sanctions against France

Turkey defined the preliminary sanctions against for the adoption of law by France Parliament that makes it crime to deny false Armenian genocide.
20 October 2006 [17:35]

Russia and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Information and Press Departments held consultations

The second round of consultations between Russia and Azerbaijan Foreign Ministries’ Press and Information Departments began on Friday.
20 October 2006 [16:46]

Azeri and Armenian Defense Ministers met at Azeri-Armenian border

On Friday Azeri and Armenian Defense Ministers Safar Abiyev and Serge Sargsyan met at the Azeri-Armenian border by suggestion of OSCE CiO's personal representative Andrzej Kasprzyk within the framework of measures for increasing mutual trust between the sides.
20 October 2006 [16:33]

Azeri MPs participate in NATO PA seminar

Milli Majlis members Elman Mammadov and Zahid Oruj partook in the 64th NATO Parliamentary Assembly Rose-Roth Seminar, which commenced October 19 in Chisinau, Moldova.
20 October 2006 [16:02]

President Aliyev receives Italian Deputy FM

On October 20, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received Italian delegation led by Famiano Crucianelli, the country's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Co-chair of the Consultative Forum on Economic Relations between Azerbaijan and Italy.
20 October 2006 [13:39]

Turkish peacekeepers arrive in Beirut

Turkish soldiers and civilians on Friday arrived in Beirut to join the UN peacekeeping force in south Lebanon, making Turkey the first Muslim country to contribute troops to the mission.
20 October 2006 [13:27]

Turkey ex-State Minister: "France activity in OSCE MG impedes settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict"

"I disrespect my country and myself by keeping an order of enemy country," stated Kamran Inan, one of the professional politicians of Turkey and former state minister.
20 October 2006 [13:22]

Armenian Armed Forces began military trainings in occupied Aghdere region

Armenian Armed Forces began military trainings in occupied Aghdere region beginning from 09.00 today, the peasants of frontline villages of Terter told.
20 October 2006 [12:17]

President Aliyev congratulates new UN secretary-general

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent a message to South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon, the next UN secretary-general, congratulating him on his election.
20 October 2006 [12:09]

Mammadyarov meets Mexican Health Minister

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met October 19 with visiting Health Minister of Mexico Julio Frenk.
20 October 2006 [09:51]

Azerbaijan security service improvement program approved

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev approved the state program on improvement of activity of the country's national security agencies for the years of 2007-2011.