Politics

21 June 2006 [08:12]

Echelon with military equipment withdrawn from Georgia to enter Azerbaijan

One more echelon loaded with weapons and military equipment of the Russian 62nd military base in Akhalkalak, Georgia, started from the Georgian Salka railway station at 9a.m yesterday.
20 June 2006 [23:14]

Manuchehr Mottaki: "OIC Foreign Ministers defended Azerbaijani position in Nagorno Karabakh conflict"

The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan was also focused on at the 33rd session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers.
20 June 2006 [22:22]

OSCE to monitor occupied Azerbaijani territories

The contact front line in Aghdam region of Azerbaijan is due to be monitored on June 28 in accordance with the mandate of the personal representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office.
20 June 2006 [22:10]

Azerbaijan and Russia to sign treaty of cooperation between Interior Troops

Treaty on cooperation between Azerbaijani and Russian Interior Troops will be signed.
20 June 2006 [21:54]

President receives participants of Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received Ali Sarikaya, President of the Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation.
20 June 2006 [16:14]

Sudden death of Armenian intelligence office head may be connected with his conflict with Defense Minister

Armenian Armed Forces intelligence office head, Major-General Basenchi Azoyan who died suddenly at the age of 59, became victim of conflict with the Defense Minister Serj Sarkisyan, a stament says on a forum section of an Armenian internet site.
20 June 2006 [15:33]

Azerbaijani Guantanamo detainee will be handed over to Netherlands

Azerbaijani resident Polad Sirajov detained in Guantanamo prison of the USA in Cuba, will be handed over to Netherlands after two days by the help of International Red Cross Society.
20 June 2006 [15:24]

Muslim conference decries Western 'Islamophobia'

A conference of Muslim countries in Azerbaijan this week has decried growing Islamophobia in the West in the wake of a furore sparked by the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed in several European newspapers.
20 June 2006 [15:22]

Abdullah Gul: "Opening of borders between Armenia and Turkey is not topic of discussion"

"The opening of borders between Armenia and Turkey is not topic of discussion," Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul told journalists while visiting the Qafgaz University in Azerbaijan.
20 June 2006 [15:22]

Pakistan hopes OIC envoy will help on Kashmir

Pakistan has expressed hope that the appointment of an Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) special envoy will help in the early resolution of the Kashmir dispute.
20 June 2006 [15:18]

Prevent civil war in Palistine, say Muslim states in Baku

Palestinian factions must fight a slide into civil war which is being exploited by Israel, ministers said at a pan-Muslim conference in Azerbaijan on Monday.
20 June 2006 [15:15]

Turkey urges Iran to respond to package before G-8 FM meeting

Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul urged his Iranian counterpart Manouchehr Mottaki yesterday to respond to the six-nation incentive package before the G-8 foreign ministers meeting set for June 29.
20 June 2006 [14:14]

AGO Monitoring Group chairman to report on Azerbaijan and Armenia

The meeting of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers will be held in Strasbourg tomorrow.
20 June 2006 [13:51]

Azerbaijan concerned about Russian military base in Armenia

Russia indents to supply its military bases abroad, especially the 102nd base in Gumru, Armenia with S-400 antiaircraft missiles in near future.
20 June 2006 [13:04]

Secret "Red groups" organized in Dagestan

Lezghin nationalists living in the southern Dagestan in Russia want this region to achieve a special status. They are going to stage protest actions for this purpose.
20 June 2006 [10:27]

OIC protests construction of wall between Israel, Palestine

The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) called on Moslem countries to pool their efforts for resolving conflicts in the Islamic world.
20 June 2006 [10:25]

Brunei Foreign Minister at OIC Meet

His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, the Brunei Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister attended the opening ceremony of the 33rd session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers in Azerbaijan on Monday.
20 June 2006 [09:42]

GRECO discusses evaluation of fighting against corruption in Azerbaijan

The Council of Europe's Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO) is holding its 29th plenary meeting yesterday.
20 June 2006 [09:35]

Gulamrza Tebrizi: "Azerbaijani government can't have different position on the events in Iran"

"Azerbaijani government can not have different position related to the events in Iran" World Azerbaijanis Coordinating Council member, Edinburgh University professor Gulamrza Tebrizi stated.
20 June 2006 [09:20]

President receives Turkish and Iranian FMs

President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan received the delegation led by the Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul yesterday.
20 June 2006 [08:49]

Organizers of the march to Babek Castle addressed to Iranian Azerbaijanis

The South Azerbaijan Information Center spokesman Sirus Azadi told that the address shows the places of assembly and routes of march by Azerbaijanis on commemoration of hero Babek's birthday.
20 June 2006 [08:41]

Musavat Party to appeal PACE

Musavat Party is going to appeal to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly and several other international organizations regarding the non-representation of MPs from the party in the parliamentary delegation to PACE.
20 June 2006 [08:34]

Abdullah Gul: "Everyone at the Islamic Conference supported Azerbaijan in Nagorno Karabakh conflict"

"Everyone addressing the session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers supported Azerbaijan's position regarding the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
20 June 2006 [08:08]

Armenians break cease-fire in Karabakh

Armenian Armed Forces' units from positions in the occupied Yusifjanli village of Aghdam fired on the opposite positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces from 22.00 June 18.
19 June 2006 [21:45]

Jason Hyland: "I am sure Mathew Bryza will help settlement of Karabakh conflict"

"Mathew Bryza is one of our diplomats, who is really talented in settling conflicts. He is closely acquainted with the region and is sure to give his gift to the settlement of the conflict," US charge d'affaires ad interim in Azerbaijan Jason Hyland told journalists.
19 June 2006 [21:04]

Prosecution demands Saddam Hussein's death

The trial of ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and his seven co-defendants is going to be over in Baghdad.
19 June 2006 [16:06]

Official Kyiv proposes to host Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents meeting

The next meeting between Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents might be held in Ukraine.
19 June 2006 [15:58]

President receives OSCE Secretary General

June 19 President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received at the Presidential Palace Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Marc Perrin de Brichambaut.
19 June 2006 [15:43]

President attended the Session of the Islamic Conference

A 3-day 33rd Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers brought together representatives from 57 countries opened on June 19 in Baku.
19 June 2006 [15:19]

President receives Foreign Minister of Jordan

June 19 President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received at the Presidential Palace Foreign Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Abdul Ilah Al Khatib.
19 June 2006 [13:52]

International working group visits occupied territories

Co-chairs of the International Working Group to search for prisoners of war, missing and hostages, Pata Zakharashvili and Bernard Klazen have paid a two-day visit to the Azerbaijan’s territories under Armenian occupation.
19 June 2006 [13:35]

Azerbaijan takes over OIC chairmanship

Azerbaijan took over the chairmanship of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) from the Republic of Yemen at the 33rd session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers in Baku.
19 June 2006 [12:01]

Russia urges new UN body to avoid politicizing human rights

Russia hopes the UN's new Human Rights Council will avoid the mistakes of its predecessor, which used human-rights issues to exert political pressure on nations, a deputy foreign minister said Monday.
19 June 2006 [11:59]

Russian Interior Troops Deputy Commander Sergei Topchiy arrives in Azerbaijan

The delegation led by Russia's Interior Troops deputy commander Sergei Topchiy is arriving in Baku on Monday.
19 June 2006 [11:55]

Turkish FM: "Islam countries to display best solidarity"

"Islam countries will display the best olidarity among themselves," Turkish Foreign Minister & Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Gul said on Sunday.
19 June 2006 [09:46]

OIC Foreign Ministers' 33rd session started in Baku

Iran, Palestine top agenda of OIC ministers' meeting.
19 June 2006 [09:31]

OIC Foreign Ministers to discuss formation of common market

Saudi Arabia joined member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in a high-profile meeting of the OIC foreign ministers today to discuss a number of important regional and international issues.
19 June 2006 [08:52]

Solomon Passi: "Bulgaria attaches great importance to cooperation with Azerbaijan"

Milly Majlis (MM) chairman Ogtay Asadov has received delegation headed by Bulgaria Parliament Foreign politics committee Chairman, Solomon Isaak Passi.
18 June 2006 [23:00]

Aliyev, Peres discusses Iran

President Aliyev met with Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres during the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA).
18 June 2006 [22:47]

Bomb in eastern Turkey wrecks cargo train

A bomb explosion on a railway track in eastern Turkey destroyed eight carriages of a cargo train on Sunday.
18 June 2006 [22:39]

Intensive contacts with OIC is Russia's strategic priority

The intensification of contacts with the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is a strategic priority in Russian foreign policy, Russian Foreign Ministry Special Ambassador Veniamin Popov has said.
18 June 2006 [22:12]

MILF sends delegation to OIC meeting in Azerbaijan

The Philippines' largest Muslim rebel group, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)--which is currently negotiating peace with Manila, has sent a small delegation to the June 19-21 ministerial conference of the influential Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) in Baku, Azerbaijan, the group's spokesman said Sunday.
18 June 2006 [22:07]

Iran rejects any preconditions in nuclear talks

Iran rejects any preconditions in the talks on its nuclear program, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said Sunday.
18 June 2006 [22:05]

Jordanian FM heads to Baku to take part 33rd session of Islamic conference

Foreign Minister Abdul Ilah Khatib headed for Baku to participate in the 33rd session of Islamic conference for foreign ministers whose deliberation is expected to start on Monday in Azerbaijan.
18 June 2006 [17:35]

IIUM Rector attends ICFM meeting in Azerbaijan

The rector of International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Prof Datuk Dr Syed Arabi Idid is attenting the 33rd session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (ICFM) in Baku, Azerbaijan from Sunday till this Thursday.
18 June 2006 [17:32]

Mirwaiz not to attend OIC meeting, sends representative

Moderate Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq will not attend the meeting of the foreign ministers of Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in Baku, the capital of former soviet republic of Azerbaijan on June 19-21.
18 June 2006 [17:30]

Al Bar to head Malaysian delegation at OIC meeting

Malaysian Foreign Minister, Sayed Hamid Al Bar, will head his country's delegation at the 33 ministerial meeting of Organisation of Islamic Conferences (OIC) being held in Azerbaijan from 19 to 21 of this current month.
18 June 2006 [17:29]

Dureza leaves for OIC meet in Baku

Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza left Friday night for Moscow, Russia enroute to Baku, Azerbaijan to attend the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) ministerial meeting set next week in the western portion of the oil-rich Caspian region.
18 June 2006 [17:27]

Pakistani FM leaves for Baku to attend Islamic conference

Pakistani Foreign Minister Khurshid M Kasuri left Islamabad for Baku on Saturday as head of the Pakistani delegation to the 33rd session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers to be held in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan on June 19-21.
18 June 2006 [17:26]

Thai militants seek OIC attention

A series of bomb attacks in Thailand's Muslim south were launched by militants to coincide with a meeting of Islamic leaders in Central Asia next week, a top Thai security official said on Saturday.
18 June 2006 [17:22]

2nd CICA summit ends with declaration

Leaders from member countries of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA called for strengthened cooperation against non-traditional threats and terrorism.
18 June 2006 [17:18]

Georgia can isolate Armenia without the US help

Kars-Akhalkalaki-Tbilisi-Baku railway to be constructed despite of Armenia's protest.
18 June 2006 [14:43]

Defense Minister receives US Armed Forces Commander Norton Schwartz

The delegation led by General Norton Schwartz, USAF commander, US Transportation Command is visiting Azerbaijan. The delegation was received by Defense Minister Safar Abiyev.
18 June 2006 [14:09]

Ilham Aliyev: "UN resolutions on occupation of Azerbaijani lands must be implemented"

"Azerbaijan is working on strengthening of railway system between Europe and Asia," Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said in his address at 2nd summit of Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia in Kazakhstan.
17 June 2006 [12:26]

Police in Baku break up anti-Iranian protest

Police in Azerbaijan broke up a demonstration of some 30 people near the Iranian embassy in Baku staged to protest the treatment of Iranian ethnic Azeris in the Islamic republic's northern provinces.
17 June 2006 [12:18]

Iran: "Solution to Caspian dispute close"

A senior Iranian diplomat signaled that the five Caspian Sea nations were close to resolving the long-standing dispute over dividing the energy-rich sea.
17 June 2006 [09:09]

Asim Mollazadeh meets Solomon Passi

The Democratic Reforms Party leader Asim Mollazadeh met with US Embassy political affairs officer Rebecca Naslund, Bulgarian Parliament deputy head Piotr Beron and head of committee for foreign affairs, OSCE former chairman Solomon Passi.
17 June 2006 [09:03]

Abdulla Gul will visit Azerbaijan

Foreign Minister of Turkey, Abdulla Gul will visit Azerbaijan after participating in 2nd summit for Mutual Activity and Confidence Measures in Asia which will be held in Almaty.
17 June 2006 [08:44]

Azerbaijani and Armenian state commissions for prisoners of war to meet in September

Representatives of Azerbaijan's and Armenia's State Commissions for prisoners of war, hostages and missing persons will meet in September this year.
17 June 2006 [08:14]

Militaries collaborating with Armenian special service sentenced

Yesterday the Court on Affairs of Hard Crimes court process of 4 militaries of #N in Fuzuli, convicted with the articles of Criminal Code 274 (treason), and 338.1 (violating military shift rules), has completed.
17 June 2006 [08:05]

International Working Group to investigate issue on Azerbaijani prisoners of war in Armenia

Pata Zakharashvili, co-chair of the International Working Group to Search for the Missing, Hostages and Prisoners of War will visit Armenia to investigate the issue on Azerbaijanis missing during the military operations in Nagorno Karabakh.
17 June 2006 [02:24]

Shanghai signals cooperation with Turkey

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization, or SCO, celebrated the 10th anniversary of its establishment with a meeting that decided on improvements in energy as well as anti-terrorism provisions.
17 June 2006 [02:21]

Turkey clashes with EU over Cyprus

Turkey declared on Friday it was prepared to abandon EU membership negotiations rather than open its ports and airports to Cyprus.
17 June 2006 [02:17]

U.S. Energy Secretary encouraged by Iran comments on nuke offer

U.S. Energy Secretary Sam Bodman on Friday called "encouraging" the initial positive comments from Iran's president on a set of incentives and penalties to convince Tehran to abandon its nuclear program.
17 June 2006 [02:15]

Iran calls for impartial inquiry into Holocaust

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has previously called for Israel to be "wiped off the map", said in Shanghai on Friday there needed to be an independent investigation into the Holocaust.
17 June 2006 [02:12]

Iran president 'considers' nuclear package

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's president, said on Friday that the six-nation incentive package designed to encourage Iran to end its uranium enrichment programme was "a step forward". But he gave no indication that Tehran was ready to meet the condition for dialogue and suspend uranium enrichment.
17 June 2006 [01:58]

Iranian Intelligence to pressure on Iranian refugees and dissidents abroad

Following the recent uprisings in the northern provinces and demonstrations across the country, which the Iranian secret services has attributed protests to "foreign elements", Tehran decided to "strike back".
17 June 2006 [01:57]

Venice Commission surprised by Ali Ahmadov's statement

The Council of Europe Venice Commission was surprised by Ali Ahmadov's statement saying there is no need to make changes to the composition of election commissions in Azerbaijan.
17 June 2006 [01:55]

Omani Foreign undersecretary heads to Baku

Omani Foreign Ministry Undersecretary, Badr bin Hamad bin Mahmoud Al Bousaeedi, left Muscat on Friday heading to Azerbaijan to head his country's delegation to the 33rd Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) member states, to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan on 19-21 of the current month.
16 June 2006 [22:34]

President Aliyev meets Vladimir Putin

Russia's president discussed efforts to resolve the long-running conflict over Nagorno Karabakh with his Azerbaijani counterpart and will soon hold talks about it with Armenia's president, the Russia's foreign minister said Friday.
16 June 2006 [22:26]

Ilham Aliyev congratulates President of Iceland

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent message of congratulation to the President of the Republic of Iceland Olafur Ragnar Grimsson on the country's national holiday - Day of Independence.
16 June 2006 [22:15]

Presidential decrees made public

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev decreed on awarding a group of health care employees with Tereggi (Progress) Order.
16 June 2006 [16:18]

Emergencies Minister to visit France

Emergencies Minister Kamaladdin Heydarov paid working visit to France from June 12 till 14.
16 June 2006 [15:12]

PACE did not receive any complaint from YAP related to Andreas Gross

Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) secretariat has not received any complaint from Yeni Azerbaijan Party (YAP) related to PACE Monitoring Committee co-rapporteur on Azerbaijan, Andreas Gross.