Politics

10 October 2006 [19:47]

Sabina Freizer: "OSCE has proposals to satisfy both Azerbaijan and Armenia"

"Georgia and Russia broke off the relations with each other half a year ago. The crisis had reached to its peak now. I think both sides should make concessions," said Sabina Freizer, the director of International Crisis Group South Caucasus Project.
10 October 2006 [19:45]

Azerbaijan's MPs appeals to French Parliament

Azerbaijan Parliament appealed to France Parliament. The appeal reads dissatisfaction of the discussion of the bill for punishing those who deny Armenian Genocide in France Parliament.
10 October 2006 [15:58]

MP: "Ramil Usubov responsible for Haji Mammadov's gang"

Azerbaijan Parliamentarian Huseyn Abdullayev addressed the parliament and demanded to invite Interior Ministry Ramil Usubov for reporting.
10 October 2006 [14:00]

Romanian President: "No problems exist between Azerbaijan and Romania"

President of Romania Trajan Besescu's exclusive interview to APA.
10 October 2006 [12:54]

New registration for political parties coming

Azerbaijan political parties will be registered again after the adoption of a new bill, said President's Office Socio-political Department's chief Ali Hasanov.
10 October 2006 [12:26]

National Security Minister meets NATO Secretary General's Special Representative

Minister of National Security Lieut. Gen. Eldar Mahmudov met with the NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia Robert Simmons, press service of the Ministry said.
10 October 2006 [12:23]

Erdogan slams Sarkozy's conditions

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan blasted conditions French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy laid down in return for voting down a controversial bill penalizing any denial of the alleged genocide of Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire.
09 October 2006 [22:56]

Parliament's speaker meets UK delgation to IPU

Chairman of Azerbaijan's Parliament Oqtay Asadov met October 9 with the delegation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Inter-Parliamentary Union - an international organization of the Parliaments of sovereign States.
09 October 2006 [22:47]

President Aliyev interviewed by Russia's VESTI TV news

President of the Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev gave an interview to Russia's Vesti TV program on October 9.
09 October 2006 [22:31]

CIS Minsk Summit postponed

Minsk Summit of the CIS state heads scheduled for October 17 has been postponed.
09 October 2006 [22:30]

Merzlyakov: "Azeri and Armenian Foreign Ministers' Moscow meeting arouses our hope"

"Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers' Moscow meeting was fruitful. We are very glad that both ministers have positive expression about the meeting," said Russian OSCE MG co-chair.
09 October 2006 [22:05]

Council of Europe on elections in Azerbaijan: "Some improvement, but much still to do"

At the invitation of the Azerbaijan authorities, a delegation of the Congress of local and regional authorities of the Council of Europe, observed the partial repeat of municipal elections held on 6th October 2006.
09 October 2006 [22:01]

Yashar Aliyev appointed Ambassador to US

President Ilham Aliyev called back Yashar Aliyev, constant representative of Azerbaijan in UN and extraordinary and plenipotentiary Ambassador to Cuba Republic.
09 October 2006 [21:54]

OSCE media freedom representative calls on Azerbaijan's president to decriminalize defamation

The OSCE Media Freedom Representative, Miklos Haraszti, on Monday urged Azerbaijan's president and foreign minister to decriminalize defamation.
09 October 2006 [21:50]

Robert Simmons: "I regret for no notable improvement in the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict"

Azerbaijani Defense Minister, general-colonel Safar Abiyev received Robert Simon, NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia.
09 October 2006 [21:41]

Turkish ex-FM offered to deport 70 000 Armenian migrants

"Turkey should deport 70 000 Armenian migrants if the bill on punishment for denying Armenian genocide is adopted by France Parliament," Yashar Yakish, Turkey former Foreign Minister and chairman of the Parliament's Adaptation Commission to the EU, said.
09 October 2006 [16:42]

Pro-official Iranian political analyst thinks Karabakh should participate in negotiations

Russia, Central Asia and Caucasus Investigation Center (RCACIC) operating in Iran introduced Nagorno Karabakh as a conflict side.
09 October 2006 [16:18]

Ferai Tinc: "I would have headed for Baku"

An article by Turkey's Hurriyet edition columnist Ferai Tinc on so called "Armenian genocide" and Turkey's foreign policy.
09 October 2006 [16:04]

President Aliyev meets NATO Secretary General's Special Representative

President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan on October 9 received the delegation led by NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia Robert Simons.
09 October 2006 [15:55]

President Aliyev meets OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media

President Ilham Aliyev received Mr. Miklos Haraszti, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, October 9.
09 October 2006 [15:31]

Azerbaijani opposition rejects results of municipal by-elections

The October 6 municipal by-elections in Azerbaijan were held with violations, so the ballot cannot be considered democratic, deputy head of the Musavat opposition party Arif Gajily told Interfax on Monday.
09 October 2006 [15:22]

American Radar Systems, Russian Bases and National Armed Forces: The State of Military Affairs in the Southern Caucasus

143%. That is the number held by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in a report made public on June 12th to evaluate the increase in Georgia's military expenditures in 2005. In this military roster, the neighboring Southern Caucasian republics of Azerbaijan and Armenia show increases in their armament expenditures of 51% and 23% respectively.
09 October 2006 [15:20]

OSCE representative on freedom of media visits Azerbaijan

OSCE representative on freedom of media Miklos Haraszti is on visit to Baku.
09 October 2006 [13:57]

Baku hosts CIS Cultural Cooperation Council 21st meeting

CIS Cultural Cooperation Council 21st meeting started in Baku.
09 October 2006 [13:46]

Miklos Haraszti to discuss draft law on defamation in his visit to Azerbaijan

"OSCE representative on freedom of media Miklos Haraszti aims to discuss defamation bill during his visit to Azerbaijan," Ali Hasanov, President's Office Sociopolitical Department chief told.
09 October 2006 [13:42]

Turkey Parliament to recognize Algeria genocide by France

Rally on "Stop, France! Armenian genocide is false!" was staged in Galatasaray Square, Istanbul.
09 October 2006 [13:28]

Armenian Armed Forces fires on Azerbaijani positions

Armenian Armed Forces continues to violate the ceasefire.
09 October 2006 [10:41]

CEC receives no complaints about local elections

Central Election Commission has not received any complaints about local elections held on Friday.
08 October 2006 [03:01]

Turkish premier asks French companies to lobby against genocide bill

Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with representatives of French companies doing business in Turkey on Saturday and asked for their help to thwart a French bill that would make it a crime to deny that World War I-era killings of Armenians amounted to genocide, the state-owned Anatolia news agency reported.
08 October 2006 [02:53]

Azerbaijan: Summary of Amnesty International's Concerns

This country entry has been extracted from a forthcoming Amnesty International (AI) report, Europe and Central Asia: Summary of Amnesty International's Concerns in the Region: January - June 2006 to be issued later in 2006.
07 October 2006 [18:05]

Moscow police detain Georgian activists

More than a dozen activists who rallied in support of Georgia outside the country's embassy and accosted counter-protesters with taunts and eggs were arrested on Saturday.
07 October 2006 [16:18]

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities mission gives a press conference on local election in Azerbaijan

A delegation of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe observed the repeat partial municipal elections held in Azerbaijan on October 6 has held a press conference.
07 October 2006 [16:14]

Armenia fears Russia's blockade of Georgia will lead to its own isolation

Russia's decision to impose a transport and postal blockade on Georgia after a bruising spy scandal may result in the economic isolation of its impoverished ally Armenia, politicians and analysts warned.
07 October 2006 [15:29]

Chairman of NATO PA Subcommittee to visit Azerbaijan

Chairman of NATO PA Subcommittee on Future Security and Defense Capabilities Vahid Erden is expected to visit Azerbaijan October 15.
07 October 2006 [15:27]

PACE autumn session over

On October 6, the last day of the PACE autumn session, discussed were the questions on family and social health, Europe's interest in economical development of Russia and local autonomy on borders of the European Council.
07 October 2006 [15:26]

President Aliyev congratulates Vladimir Putin

On October 7, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev phoned to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
07 October 2006 [15:12]

Armenian Defense Minister reviews cooperation with Greek military officials

Following his arrival in Athens on an official visit, Armenian Defense Minister Serzh Sarkisian met on October 4 with Greek Defense Minister Evangelos Meimarakis and other senior officials to discuss bilateral military cooperation.
07 October 2006 [15:11]

Russian-Georgian tensions continue

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has warned against Russia's "racist rhetoric" and called for European backing amid the fallout from a spying row.
07 October 2006 [15:09]

Experts from OSCE Black Sea and Caspian countries agree to co-operate to protect ports from terrorists

Keeping ports safe from terrorists and other threats was the theme of a workshop concluding today that brought together port security experts from 12 OSCE Black Sea and Caspian Sea countries.
07 October 2006 [15:05]

Azeri Foreign Minister: "Russia could play key role in building confidence between Yerevan and Baku"

Rather intense talks were held in Moscow, a number of ideas proposed by co-chairs within the context of problems, which aroused within the talks, were discussed, Azeri FM Elmar Mammadyarov stated.
07 October 2006 [15:03]

Re-run of local elections may be held in Nardaran

"Not Central Election Commission but the electorate and candidates should be blamed for ineffective local election in Nardaran," said CEC secretary Natig Mammadov.
07 October 2006 [14:38]

OSCE mission monitors Armenian arsons in Terter

OSCE mission assessing fires committed in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan has come to Terter.
07 October 2006 [09:26]

Nushiravan Meherremli to attend the meeting of European CTT

Nushiravan Meherremli, the chief of National Television and Radio Council (NTRC) will visit Strasburg today.
06 October 2006 [20:07]

President Aliyev meets heads of CIS Security and Special Service Bodies

President Ilham Aliyev on October 6 received the heads of CIS Security and Special Service Bodies.
06 October 2006 [19:27]

OSCE mission begins monitors arsons along frontlines in Aghdam

OSCE mission to assess the arsons in occupied Azerbaijan territories and boarders with Armenia was in Aghdam on Friday.
06 October 2006 [19:25]

Azeri and Armenian Foreign Ministers to meet in Paris

Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers Elmar Mammadyarov and Vartan Oskanian had one-by-one meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and OSCE MG co-chairs in the Ministry building in Moscow today.
06 October 2006 [19:09]

Azeri Premier meets Russian Economic Development Minister

Prime Minister of the Azerbaijan Republic Artur Rasizade received the Russian delegation led by the Minister for Economic Development and Trade German Gref.
06 October 2006 [13:51]

PACE Subcommittee discusses arsons in occupied territories

"We brought up all issues concerning Karabakh in PACE Subcommittee meetings. Subcommittee discussed the arsons committed by Armenians in the occupied Azerbaijan territories and the fate of missing persons," said Samad Seyidov, the head of Azerbaijani Parliamentary delegation in PACE.
06 October 2006 [13:40]

Azeri, Armenian and Russian FMs meet in Moscow

Azerbaijani, Armenian and Russian Foreign Ministers had trilateral meeting in Moscow.
06 October 2006 [13:37]

President Aliyev to visit Guba

President Ilham Aliyev will pay a visit to Guba tomorrow.
06 October 2006 [13:34]

Local elections take place in Azerbaijan

Re-run, by-, new and first-time local elections are being held in Azerbaijan today. Pooling began at 08.00.
06 October 2006 [09:46]

Azerbaijan and Ukraine to sign Protocol concerning military cooperation

Azerbaijani and Ukrainian Governments are expected to sign a Protocol concerning cooperation in military industry and military personnel training.
06 October 2006 [09:03]

Parliament to hold its next meetings on October 10 and 13

The next meetings of the parliament will be held on October 10 and 13.
05 October 2006 [23:58]

Peter Semneby: "Azerbaijan, Armenia playing for time"

Both Azerbaijan and Armenia appear to be "playing for time" in their conflict over Nagorno Karabakh, the European Union's special representative for the South Caucasus, Peter Semneby, said on Thursday.
05 October 2006 [20:02]

Sergey Lavrov: "Russia interested in the solution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict"

"There is no need to involve the UN in the solution of the conflicts in CIS countries. I find it meaningless," Sergey Lavrov, Russia Foreign Minister in the press conference.
05 October 2006 [19:58]

OSCE mission begin to monitor arsons along frontline

OSCE mission to assess the arsons has come to Ganja.
05 October 2006 [19:49]

PACE Political Committee adopted a pact on Stability in South Caucasus

PACE Political Committee adopted a pact on the stability in South Caucasus after a long discussions, said Samad Seyidov, the head of Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation in PACE.
05 October 2006 [19:47]

Armenian expert: "Does Russia need strong Armenia?"

There is no doubt that Armenia needs Russia to be strong. But does Russia need a strong Armenia? This is not a rhetorical question.
05 October 2006 [18:53]

Abbasali Hasanov: "Baku studies last solution of Karabakh issue"

Azerbaijan's ambassador to Tehran said that if the crisis in Nagorno Karabakh is not solved through negotiations and peaceful means, his country would study the last solution, meaning that the Republic of Azerbaijan would resort to military option.
05 October 2006 [18:44]

Russian Deputy FM receives Azeri envoy

Meeting of the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation G. Krasin with the Ambassador of Azerbaijan in Moscow Polad Bulbuloglu took place on October 4.
05 October 2006 [18:35]

Jamil Hasanli to sue Prosecutor General

Jamil Hasanli, the former Economic Development Minister Farhad Aliyev's and his brother Rafig Aliyev's Rights Defense Committee chief will sue Zakir Garalov.
05 October 2006 [18:32]

Onur Oymen: "Armenians bring up false genocide to cover up Khojali genocide"

French parliamentarians prepared a bill which envisages five-year sentence and financial penalty of 45000 euros for denial of so called Armenian genocide.
05 October 2006 [16:29]

Pardon Commission meets

The next meeting of Presidential Pardon Commission (PC) has taken place. In a few days a pardon will be granted, Zalimkhan Yagub the member of PC told.
05 October 2006 [15:56]

Azerbaijan and Latvia presidents attend Azerbaijan-Latvia Business Forum

Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev's visit to Latvia is ongoing.
05 October 2006 [14:14]

Leo Platvoet reported on his visit to Nagorno Karabakh

Co-chairs of International Working Group for searching war prisoners, missing persons and hostages Svetlana Gannushkina, Bernhard Klazen, Armenian coordinator Carina Minasyan, Azerbaijani coordinator Evez Hasanov and coordinator from Nagorno Karabakh Albert Voskanyan are in Strasburg.
05 October 2006 [12:28]

Azeri envoy presented credentials to Slovenian President

Azerbaijan's Ambassador to Austria and Slovenia Fuad Ismayilov has presented his credentials to the President of Slovenia Janez Drnovsek.
05 October 2006 [12:26]

Local elections to be held

Repeat, additional, new and first time elections will be held to some local authorities on Friday.
05 October 2006 [12:23]

OSCE MG Co-Chairs cancelled a visit Nagorno Karabakh

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs did not visit occupied Azerbaijan territories.
05 October 2006 [09:54]

US Congressmen Called on George Bush to Expand Engagement with Karabakh

Congressional letter, signed by 77 members has been sent to the White House to call on George Bush to expand relations with Karabakh, PanArmenian came to know from the NKR Representative Office in the U.S.
05 October 2006 [09:30]

Stratfor: "Nagorno Karabakh conflict not to be solved this year"

"Nagorno Karabakh conflict will not be solved this year despite resumption of negotiations," said in Stratfor research center report.
05 October 2006 [00:40]

Turkish Foreign Ministry expresses deep sorrow over statements of Chirac in Armenia

Turkish Foreign Ministry expressed deep sorrow over statements of French President Jacques Chirac who supported so-called Armenian genocide during his visit to Armenia.
05 October 2006 [00:32]

CEC Chairman meets US Ambassador

Chairman of Azerbaijan's Central Election Commission Mazahir Panahov met October 4 with US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mrs. Anne Derse.
05 October 2006 [00:30]

President Aliyev visits Seym and Latvian University

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on 4 October visited the Latvian Seym.
04 October 2006 [21:22]

President Aliyev meets Latvian PM

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev met with the Prime Minister of Latvia Aigars Kalvitis, October 4.