Politics

10 July 2006 [20:18]

Iran won't give final nuclear response Tuesday

Iran will not give its final answer at a meeting this week to a package of proposals backed by six world powers that aims to end a nuclear standoff with the West, an Iranian nuclear official said on Monday.
10 July 2006 [19:41]

Armenian MP: "Russia hurts Armenia after closing Georgia checkpoint"

A deputy chairman of Armenia's parliament said Monday that Russia had hit Armenian interests after it closed a checkpoint on the Russian-Georgian border for construction work.
10 July 2006 [19:40]

Russia's No.1 terrorist Basayev killed

Russia's No.1 terrorist Shamil Basayev has been killed in the southern Russian republic of Ingushetia, Russia's security chief said Monday.
10 July 2006 [16:47]

Armenian Vice Speaker Vahan Hovhannisyan: "Azerbaijan failed at OSCE Parliamentary Assembly"

The Armenian delegation is quite content with the results OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (PA) summer session.
10 July 2006 [16:36]

Azeri FM to visit Turkey

Elmar Mammadyarov to attend BTC opening ceremony.
10 July 2006 [16:31]

President Aliyev to meet Azeri envoys

President Ilham Aliyev is expected to hold a second meeting with the Azerbaijani ambassadors to foreign countries in late July-early August, officials say.
10 July 2006 [16:24]

Jahandar Bayoghlu: "U.S. opposed to ethnic Azeri struggle"

The movement of ethnic Azeris in neighboring Iran should not be related to the United States, says head of the Committee for Protection of the South Azerbaijan National Movement.
10 July 2006 [16:19]

World Armenian youths to gather in occupied Azeri land

A meeting of world Armenian youth will be held in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan from July 26 to August 1.
10 July 2006 [16:16]

Matthew Bryza: "Peace talks not deadlocked despite exhausted mediating effort"

The US mediator brokering settlement to the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno Karabakh conflict says the "creative potential" of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs has run out, but this does not mean an impasse in the peace process.
09 July 2006 [00:30]

Georgian PM: "Armenia to suffer with Russia's closure of border"

Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Nogaideli said on July 8 that Russia has unilaterally closed down border crossing point in Zemo Larsi without prior notification of the Georgian side.
09 July 2006 [00:28]

Russia closes border checkpoint with Georgia

The Russian side closed the Zemo Larsi checkpoint on the Russo-Georgian border, citing the necessity of carrying out repair works.
09 July 2006 [00:04]

Armenian Vice Speaker: "Armenia is not ready for NATO membership"

"NATO membership means rebuilding relations with that organization - something Armenia is not ready for today," the vice speaker of the Armenian parliament Vahan Hovhannissyan said during a roundtable with NATO representatives.
08 July 2006 [12:10]

Azerbaijani soldier was blown up by a mine

Azerbaijani soldier was caught by mine in the frontline.
08 July 2006 [09:45]

Tahir Tagizade: "Nagorno Karabakh can not take part in negotiations at present"

"Nagorno Karabakh can not take part in negotiations at present as a side, the international community knows identity of talks and conflicting sides," MFA Press and Information Policy Office Chief Tahir Taghizade said.
08 July 2006 [00:02]

Larijani: "Iran to take its time on West nuclear offer"

Iran's top nuclear negotiator said Friday that his country would take its time considering nuclear proposals from the West despite pressure for a quick response.
07 July 2006 [23:10]

Goran Lennmarker elected President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

At the close of its fifteenth Annual Session, held from 3 to 7 July, the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE elected Goran Lennmarker (Sweden) as its new President, to serve a one-year term.
07 July 2006 [20:58]

OSCE monitoring confirms Armenian arsons

A monitoring by OSCE representatives confirmed facts concerning the arsons committed by Armenians across the occupied Azerbaijani territories presented by Azerbaijan.
07 July 2006 [20:03]

Suren Zolyan: "Armenian society is ready to discuss process of Karabakh settlement"

"There are principles, unacceptable for Armenia, in the framework agreement, presented by OSCE MG co-chairs to the parties of Karabakh conflict.
07 July 2006 [19:58]

Farhad Aliyev to stop hunger strike

Ex-economic development minister Farhad Aliyev was asked to stop hunger strike by the investigation group dealing with his case.
07 July 2006 [19:56]

Elmira Suleymanova met with Farhad Aliyev and Ali Insanov

On July 6 Ombudsman Elmira Suleymanova met with ex ministers Farhad Aliyev and Ali Insanov detained in detention place of MNS.
07 July 2006 [19:46]

New arsons in Hasangaya village of Terter region

Beginning from July 5 in the evening hours Armenians began to set fire in occupied Azerbaijani territories opposite with Hasangaya village of Terter region.
07 July 2006 [19:34]

Ismayil Ismayilov appointed Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport

By the President's decree Weight lifting Federation secretary general Ismayil Ismayilov appointed deputy minister of ministry of youth and sport.
07 July 2006 [19:32]

Iranian Ambassador: "Region's countries should be represented in OSCE Minsk Group"

"Despite the ceasefire between Azerbaijan and Armenia, Armenians violate ceasefire regularly, village population fired. People live in fear on borderline territories."
07 July 2006 [19:23]

Azeri FM visits Germany

Azerbaijani foreign minister Elmar Mammadyarov who is on a visit in Germany, yesterday visited Marshal Foundation of Germany, joined the seminar with participation of private company, strategical institute, and other organization leaders.
07 July 2006 [15:18]

Ruling party tops list of local vote hopefuls

Members of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) comprise a majority among the nominees running for repeat and by-elections to local self-administration bodies due on October 6.
07 July 2006 [15:16]

CE sees arrested ex-minister as 'political prisoner', lawyer says

The Council of Europe (CE) considers ex-economic development minister Farhad Aliyev charged with complicity in a coup attempt as a political prisoner, his lawyer maintains.
07 July 2006 [15:13]

Mubariz Ahmadoghlu: "No danger over Karabakh mediators proposals"

The "framework agreement" on settling the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno Karabakh conflict disclosed recently by the mediating OSCE Minsk Group (MG) includes quite a few provisions in favor of Azerbaijan, a political analyst has said.
07 July 2006 [15:08]

President Aliyev dismisses district mayor

President Ilham Aliyev on Thursday dismissed a district mayor, in the latest series of dismissals and re-appointments of executive officials in Azerbaijan.
07 July 2006 [02:08]

Putin says Russia wants Iran to respond faster to nuclear proposals

Russia wants Iran to respond faster to the proposals of Iran-6 mediators on its controversial nuclear program, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.
07 July 2006 [02:07]

Larijani says Iran "serious" about nuclear talks

Chief Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani met European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana on Thursday and said Tehran was serious about pursuing nuclear talks with the EU.
07 July 2006 [01:27]

Andrzey Kasprzyk visits Yerevan

OSCE chairman in-office personal representative Andrzey Kasprzyk is on a visit in Yerevan.
07 July 2006 [01:25]

Azerbaijani PM receives Chelyabinsk delegation

Valentin Buravlov, vice-governor of Chelyabinsk province of Russia has met with Azerbaijani Prime Minister Artur Rasizade on Thursday.
07 July 2006 [01:11]

Arsons on the occupied villages continue

As a result of setting fire to the villages of Fusuli under occupation by Armenians mass stream of wild animals and snakes starts to the territories of Azerbaijan.
07 July 2006 [01:08]

Azerbaijanis imprisoned in Iran continue hunger strike

An award has been adopted on one of the activists of the Azerbaijanis living in Iran - Abdulaziz Azimi.
07 July 2006 [01:02]

Sabina Freizer: "The MG statement means in practice that there is no longer any internationally facilited negotiations format for the resolution of the NK conflict"

"In the statement of OSCE Minsk Group in reality it is meant that there is not any more international level talks format for settlement of Nagorno Garabagh conflict," said Sabina Freizer, Director of the Caucasus project of the International Crisis Group (ICG).
06 July 2006 [20:38]

Iranian secret services have large agents network in Azerbaijan

The former staff member of the Ministry of State Security of Azerbaijan Ilkham Yismail considers that the secret services of Iran as early as 1993 have placed in Azerbaijan a large net of agents.
06 July 2006 [14:27]

Azeri diplomat: "Iran to adopt law on espionage, against Azerbaijanis"

The new law on espionage that will be reviewed by the Iranian parliament in the beginning of the next week would be used for the purposes of the stiffening of repressions against the local Azerbaijani population.
06 July 2006 [14:20]

Hikmet Hajizade: "Karabakh can be returned only by approbation of Karabakh Armenians"

"Azerbaijan cannot return Karabakh by force and we do not have and will not have power to rebuff the Russian-Armenian alliance,said political scientist Hikmet Hajizade.
06 July 2006 [11:38]

New US envoy to Armenia due in two weeks

The new US ambassador to Armenia Richard Hoagland will arrive in Yerevan immediately after his approval to the post in two weeks, the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and the new co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group (MG), Matthew Bryza, has said.
06 July 2006 [11:35]

Azerbaijan, Armenia 'likely to concede' under international pressure, analyst says

The latest statements by the OSCE mediators brokering settlement to the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict over Nagorno Karabakh are aimed to put pressure on the sides, an Azeri analyst says.
06 July 2006 [11:32]

State committee 'not to interfere' with Iran's affairs

The state agency in charge of dealing with Azeri expatriates said Wednesday it will not work with ethnic Azeris living in Iran, terming as the neighboring country's internal affair.
06 July 2006 [11:18]

Azeri, Armenian leaders' talks not on G8 summit agenda

The US co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group (MG) has played down reports suggesting that Presidents Ilham Aliyev and Robert Kocharian are expected to table settlement to the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict over Nagorno Karabakh during the upcoming G8 summit in St. Petersburg.
06 July 2006 [11:16]

German FM: "Karabakh conflict hurdle to European integration"

Elmar Mammadyarov's visit to Germany continues.
06 July 2006 [11:11]

OSCE mediators 'awaiting decisions of presidents'

Matthew Bryza made a statement.
06 July 2006 [11:03]

President Aliyev meets Georgian PM

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev received Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Nogaideli on Wednesday.
06 July 2006 [02:29]

Rice warns Iran against stalling on nuclear talks

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned Iran on Wednesday not to delay talks aimed at ending its nuclear program.
06 July 2006 [02:09]

Iran-Armenia ink 7 MoUs

Iranian and Armenian officials signed up seven Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the fields of energy, economic and industrial infrastructures, legal and cultural heritage cooperation here Wednesday evening.
06 July 2006 [02:05]

Ahmadinejad stresses boosting of all-out ties with Yerevan

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tehran welcomes development of all-out ties with Armenia, in the spheres of transportation, culture, sports, tourism and energy in particular.
06 July 2006 [02:02]

Exiled Iranian opponent says West appeasing Iran

The head of an exiled Iranian opposition group accused Western nations on Wednesday of appeasing Tehran with incentives to halt uranium enrichment that she compared to moves to placate Hitler before World War Two.
06 July 2006 [02:01]

Bush meets Saakashvili

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili met with his U.S. counterpart George W. Bush on July 5 in Washington.
06 July 2006 [01:59]

Georgian PM discusses energy, railway projects in Azerbaijan

Talks over purchasing additional amount of Shah-Deniz gas at a reduced price by Georgia have not yet been completed, Georgian PM Zurab Nogaideli said after meeting with the Azerbaijani leadership in Baku on July 5.
06 July 2006 [01:49]

PFPA to hold next congress

PFPA will hold its next congress in December of this year.
06 July 2006 [01:47]

Azerbaijan's military expenditure will equal Armenian state budget

It is planned to increase the state budget of Azerbaijan by 2.5 times.
06 July 2006 [01:45]

OSCE Parliamentary Assembly continued its work

OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (PA) held in Brussels continued its work on Wednesday.
06 July 2006 [01:27]

Azerbaijan and Chelyabinsk conclude agreement on cooperation

On Wednesday Azerbaijan and Chelyabinsk province of Russia signed an agreement on economic, scientific-technical and cultural cooperation.
06 July 2006 [01:25]

Prosecutor-general of Council of Europe member countries assemble in Moscow

A conference of Prosecutor-generals of Council of Europe member countries on the subject "The role of Prosecutor-generals in defense of personality" has started in Moscow.
06 July 2006 [01:13]

OSCE started next monitoring

On Wednesday under the mandate of OSCE chairman in-office personal representative, monitoring is held in the direction of Veyselli village of Fuzuli region under the occupation of Armenian Armed Forces, on the contact lines of the troops.
05 July 2006 [20:52]

Farhad Aliyev will start hunger strike

Former economic development minister Farhad Aliyev, who has been detained in National Security Ministry of Azerbaijan detention place, will start 48 hour hunger strike on Thursday.
05 July 2006 [20:46]

Azadliq Bloc issues statement on settlement process of Nagorno Karabakh conflict

On Wednesday Azadliq Bloc has issued a statement on recent process of settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
05 July 2006 [14:55]

Five killed, 11 servicemen wounded in armed clash in Chechnya

Five law enforcers were killed and 11 wounded after a motorized military column came under fire in the southeast of Chechnya, a defense ministry spokesman said Tuesday.
05 July 2006 [14:54]

Iran foreign minister says EU nuclear talks postponed

Iran's foreign minister officially confirmed that talks between the EU foreign policy supremo and Iran's top nuclear negotiator on Tehran's nuclear program scheduled for Wednesday in Brussels had been postponed.
05 July 2006 [12:12]

Armenian leader to visit Iran

Armenian President Robert Kocharian will start his two-day visit to Iran on Wednesday.
05 July 2006 [12:07]

Bush invites leader of Georgia for talks

In a clear signal to Russia, President George W. Bush has invited the leader of Georgia to Washington 10 days before the Group of 8 summit meeting in St. Petersburg dedicated largely to energy security.
05 July 2006 [12:04]

Ceasefire breach interrupts OSCE monitoring

The monitoring in a village of the Khojavand District on the Armenia-Azerbaijan frontline was interrupted after Armenians opened fire at the OSCE representatives conducting the procedure.
05 July 2006 [11:58]

Iranian minister says ethnic Azeris 'pose no threat'

Ethnic Azeris living in Iran pose no threat to the state, the Iranian minister of intelligence and security has said.
05 July 2006 [11:51]

Armenian politician claims US mediator's pro-Azeri stance

The latest statements by the US mediator brokering settlement to the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno Karabakh conflict "openly revealed his slant toward Azerbaijan", an Armenian parliament member maintains.
05 July 2006 [09:03]

KLO expressed attitude to OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs' statement

Karabakh Liberation Organization made statement related to the last statement of OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs and discussion held in OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's 15 th session.
05 July 2006 [08:54]

Brussels Resolution will be adopted in OSCE summer session

Within summer session of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly held in Brussels political issues and security, Democracy, human rights and humanitarian issues, economy and science and protection of environment - three committees meeting has been held.
05 July 2006 [08:12]

Refugee center to submit report on Armenian atrocities to The Hague

The Center for the Rights of Refugees has compiled a comprehensive report on the Khojaly massacre perpetrated by Armenians and an electronic version of the document, says its chairperson, well-known Latvian journalist, Tatyana Chaladze.
04 July 2006 [21:29]

NATO has no intention to join Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement process

NATO calls on both Azerbaijan and Armenia to seek a negotiated settlement to the Upper Nagorno Karabakh conflict, its Assistant Secretary General Jean Fournet has said.
04 July 2006 [21:16]

Bakish Zeynalov: "I do not understand where false information of my imprisonment comes from"

"I do not understand the reason of the information spread on my imprisonment", Advisor of Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Russia Bakhish Zeynalov stated.
04 July 2006 [16:14]

Foreign Ministry answers to OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs' last statement

There is nothing new in the statement of OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, the principles enumerated there are known to all of us, Azerbaijani side for several times held talks about its position and details discussed.
04 July 2006 [16:08]

Prime Minister of Georgia visits Baku to negotiate

Tomorrow delegation headed by Prime Minister of Georgia Zurab Nogaideli arrives in Baku for one day visit.
04 July 2006 [14:50]

OSCE monitoring of occupied territories delayed

Close to Marzili village of Aghdam and in the direction of Khojavend region, in the borderline of the troops, according to the mandate of OSCE chairman in-office personal representative, the monitoring aimed to hold today, has been delayed.
04 July 2006 [13:37]

Elmar Mammadyarov paid an official visit to Germany

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov paid an official visit to Germany.