Politics

18 January 2007 [13:03]

Int'l conference on Khojali genocide to be held in the Hague

Congress of Benelux Azerbaijanis along with Igdir municipality of Turkey will hold an international conference in the Hague, Netherlands, to inform the world community of the truths of Khojali genocide.
18 January 2007 [13:02]

Nikoloz Natbiladze to be appointed as Georgian Ambassador to Azerbaijan

New Ambassador of Georgia will be appointed to Azerbaijan.
18 January 2007 [12:59]

Azerbaijan's representative to UN:" We expect UN"s support in settlement of GUAM conflicts"

Azerbaijan's Permanent Representative to UN Agshin Mehdiyev interviewed by the APA.
18 January 2007 [01:20]

Peter Semneby condemns erection of monument on Shusha's invasion

EU Special Representative for South Caucasus Peter Semneby condemned the erection of the monument devoted to Armenians' invasion of Shusha.
18 January 2007 [01:06]

ANIP intends to hold mass rallies

Azerbaijan National Independence Party (ANIP) intends to hold mass rallies after the anniversary of 20 January tragedy.
18 January 2007 [01:05]

Azadliq block appeals to Baku major's office

Azadliq block appealed to Baku major's office on the rally set on January 26.
18 January 2007 [01:04]

Musavat not to appeal to opposition parties

Musavat party does not intend to appeal to the opposition parties concerning the rally to be held on January 28.
18 January 2007 [01:03]

Azerbaijan's commitments may be discussed in any PACE session

"It is not important for Azerbaijan in which PACE session the issue on its commitments will be discussed," said Samad Seyidov, head of Azerbaijani delegation to the PACE.
18 January 2007 [01:00]

MPs return from winter vacation

18 January 2007 [00:59]

Azerbaijan pays UN membership dues for 2007

Only nine states, including Azerbaijan, had paid UN membership dues for 2007 by the first half of January.
18 January 2007 [00:45]

German Ambassador: "Reforms must be implemented to approach Azerbaijan's EU membership"

"No country and as well as Azerbaijan, where the stereotypes of Soviet period remain, can not be admitted to the EU, in this case it is difficult to speak of Azerbaijan's EU membership," said German ambassador Per Stankina.
17 January 2007 [23:03]

OSCE's Forum for Security Co-operation outlines priorities for 2007

The Forum for Security Co-operation (FSC) has set itself an ambitious agenda for the year in its leading role in the OSCE's work on the politico-military aspects of fostering security and peace in the OSCE region. This was underlined at the first 2007 session of the Forum that took place in Vienna on Wednesday.
17 January 2007 [22:56]

PM receives Saudi Arabia's Education Minister

Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Artur Rasizade received visiting delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia headed by education minister of this country Dr. Khaled Al-Angari, January 17.
17 January 2007 [22:54]

Mammadyarov meets Norwegian Ambassador

Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov on January 17 met with the newly appointed ambassador of Norway to the country John Ramberg. The latter presented copy of his credentials to the Foreign Minister.
17 January 2007 [22:53]

Greece-Azerbaijan inter-parliamentary friendship group to visit Baku

Head of the Greece-Azerbaijan inter-parliamentary friendship group Harakopouluos Maximos will visit Baku on January 23.
17 January 2007 [22:52]

Asadov meets ISSA president

Milli Majlis speaker Ogtay Asadov met January 17 with visiting president of the International Social Security Association (ISSA), Mrs. Corazon De la Paz.
17 January 2007 [22:42]

PACE Rapporteur Edward O'Hara: "Erection of monument symbolizing Shusha's invasion is not right"

"Erection of monument symbolizing Shusha's invasion is not right," said PACE Rapporteur on monitoring of cultural monuments in the South Caucasus, British MP Edward O'Hara.
17 January 2007 [21:47]

OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs to visit Azerbaijan late January

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs will visit Azerbaijan late January, Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said in the meeting with new appointed ambassador of Turkey Husein Avni.
17 January 2007 [21:25]

Turkish Ambassador presented copy of credentials to FM Elmar Mammedyarov

The Foreign Minister Elmar Mammedyarov received new Turkish ambassador to Azerbaijan Huseyn Avni Karslioglu.
17 January 2007 [21:13]

Anne Derse: "Saddam Huseyn could have been executed in more normal condition"

"Saddam Huseyn could have been executed in more normal condition. Iraq is to be responsible for the happenings there," US ambassador to Azerbaijan Anne Derse told reporters.
17 January 2007 [21:00]

Nizami Bahmanov: "Shusha monument not to be constructed in Yerevan"

"I do not believe that Armenians claim on building monument dedicated to Shusha in Yerevan will turn to reality. XXI century is not the century of war, but this is the century of peace and economy. If they take this step, it will cause the protest of all international organizations," the chief of Nagorno Karabakh Azerbaijani community Nizami Behmanov told.
17 January 2007 [17:07]

Russia Armed Forces on alert

The security of state and military objects have been strengthened because the probability of terror increases in Russia, Russia Defense Minister Sergey Ivanov told the journalists.
17 January 2007 [13:13]

Armenians violate ceasefire again

Divisions of Armenian Armed Forces from their positions near Tapgaragoyunlu village of Goranboy region fired on the opposite positions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces from 02.05 till 02.35 by machine and submachine guns.
17 January 2007 [12:32]

Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia to discuss environment and security at meeting organized by OSCE Mission

Governmental representatives from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and international partners, will discuss environmental issues that may threaten regional security at an OSCE-organized meeting that starts in Tbilisi on Wednesday.
17 January 2007 [11:05]

Azadliq bloc sets venue for rally

The most recent meeting of the Council of Chairmen of the Azadliq bloc was held on Tuesday.
17 January 2007 [11:04]

Justice Minister receives former UN Resident-Coordinator Marco Borsotti

Justice Minister Fikret Mammadov received UN Resident-Coordinator Marco Borsotti, whose tenure ended in Azerbaijan.
17 January 2007 [10:53]

Azerbaijan-Greece Commission to meet

The first meeting of the Azerbaijan-Greece Intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation will be held in March.
16 January 2007 [18:53]

Sabine Freizer promoted to Europe Program Director

Sabine Freizer who served for two and a half years as International Crisis Group Caucasus Project Director, based in Tbilisi, has been promoted to the position of Europe Program Director with ICG. She will take up her assignment on February 1.
16 January 2007 [18:33]

New Turkish ambassador comes to Azerbaijan

New Turkish ambassador to Azerbaijan Huseyn Avni Karslioglu came to Baku on Tuesday.
16 January 2007 [16:00]

Russian defense minister confirms sale of Tor-M1 air defense missiles to Iran

Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov on Tuesday confirmed that Russia has sold Tor-M1 air defense missile systems to Iran.
16 January 2007 [15:55]

German ambassador: "We hope for greater achievements in NK conflict"

"Germany supports OSCE line in the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict. Being a member of the OSCE Minsk Group will continue to support the peaceful solution to the conflict," said Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Azerbaijan Per Stankina.
16 January 2007 [15:53]

Captured Azerbaijani soldier released

Captured Azerbaijani soldier on December 31 Eldeniz Nuriyev was released on Tuesday.
16 January 2007 [15:50]

President Aliyev to visit Germany

President Ilham Aliyev will pay an official visit to Germany in February.
16 January 2007 [00:58]

APPM picket not allowed

Baku Major's Office (BMO) did not allow Azerbaijani Path Political Movement (APPM) to hold picket outside of Economic Development Ministry set on January 16.
16 January 2007 [00:52]

Goran Lennmarker to visit Azerbaijan early February

OSCE Parliamentary Assembly president, rapporteur on Nagorno Karabakh, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Parliament of Sweden Goran Lennmarker will visit Azerbaijan early February.
16 January 2007 [00:32]

6 Azerbaijani servicemen to return from Afghanistan, 7 from Kosovo

6 Azerbaijani servicemen serving in Afghanistan and 7 in Kosovo will return this week.
15 January 2007 [22:30]

Azerbaijan court jails man who published Web site to protest at prices

An Azerbaijani man has been sentenced to 12 days in prison for publishing a Web site complaining about rising gas, electric and transport prices in the ex-Soviet republic, an opposition activist said Monday.
15 January 2007 [22:18]

Armenia hasn't implemented CoE commitments

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Monitoring Committee co-reporters George Colombier and Mikko Elo have already worked out a report on Armenia's commitments before the CE.
15 January 2007 [22:14]

Isfahan Armenian church head appealed to US Congress

Isfahan Armenian apostolic church head Koryun Papyan presented a letter to the US Congress.
15 January 2007 [22:13]

Akif Shahbazov: "Azadliq position on uncoordinated rallies serves to the interest of party leaders, not people and parties"

Azerbaijan Democrat party Supreme Assembly chief Akif Shahbazov made statements on the rallies set by some opposition parties.
15 January 2007 [22:06]

Captured Azeri soldier to be released Tuesday

The chief of International Committee of Red Cross Azerbaijani Office Martin Amasher said at his meeting with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov that captured Azerbaijani soldier would be released on Tuesday.
15 January 2007 [19:07]

Azeri Embassy picketed in Moscow

Russia introduced new laws on Monday that experts say are intended to plug a hole in the country's labor market while discouraging foreigners from settling there permanently.
15 January 2007 [17:40]

Co-rapporteurs and Leo Platvoet to take part in meeting of PACE Sub-Committee on Nagorno Karabakh

The meeting of PACE Sub-committee on Nagorno Karabakh will be held in the frame of PACE winter session, the chief of the committee, Lord Russell Johnston's Office informs.
15 January 2007 [17:00]

Belarus Representatives Chamber: "Azerbaijan to discuss agreement on visa free regime"

The Chamber of Representatives of Belarus and Azerbaijan will discuss an agreement on visa free regime, Azerbaijani Embassy in Belarus told.
15 January 2007 [16:13]

Venice Commission to study project on Azerbaijan's Election Code

The project presented by official Baku, based on the EU Venice Commission's recommendations concerning the amendments to the Election Code is being worked out.
15 January 2007 [15:48]

Peter Semneby to visit Azerbaijan

EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Peter Semneby will visit Azerbaijan on the first week of February.
15 January 2007 [15:44]

ADP's proposal on cooperation with government causes confrontation in opposition

If Azerbaijan Democrat Party (ADP) decides to cooperate with the government, we will review our elations with this party.
15 January 2007 [13:12]

Azerbaijan to raise the issue to set up special inspection to prevent Armenia's armament

Azerbaijan will raise the issue to set up a special inspection under the NATO and OSCE to prevent Armenian armament in violation of European Agreement for firearms.
14 January 2007 [15:32]

Iran's Ahmadinejad in Venezuela for talks with Chavez

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran arrived here over the weekend for talks with President Hugo Chavez, on the first leg of a Latin American visit to enhance Tehran's stature with governments where distrust of the Bush administration already runs deep.
14 January 2007 [02:29]

Armenian Deputy FM: "Opening Armenian-Turkish borders to benefit economies"

Opening the Armenian-Turkish border will benefit the economies of both countries, Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister Arman Kirakosyan said.
13 January 2007 [17:27]

Iranians detained in U.S. forces raid on consulate in Iraq

American forces raided the Iranian consulate in the mainly Kurdish city of Erbil in northern Iraq before dawn today, detaining at least five Iranian employees in the building and seizing some property, according to Iraqi and Iranian officials and witnesses.
13 January 2007 [17:16]

Hurriyet: "US and Turkey: Strategic partners?"

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan delivered yet another stinging rebuke to the US regarding their actions in Iraq.
13 January 2007 [17:08]

New head of OSCE Office in Baku says the Organization can play stabilizing role in Azerbaijan

Mr. Jose Luis Herrero Ansola, recently appointed head of the OSCE Office in Baku, said today that the Organization will continue helping Azerbaijan as it works to fulfill its commitments as an OSCE participating State.
13 January 2007 [17:05]

Outgoing OSCE Chief Says Moscow An Obstacle

As Spain begins its work as the 2007 chair of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), RFE/RL correspondent Dan Alexe speaks to the outgoing chairman in office, Belgian Foreign Minister Karel De Gucht, about his tenure in 2006 and likely steps in the year ahead.
13 January 2007 [16:20]

PACE winter session to start shortly

Winter session of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will commence in Strasbourg, January 22.
13 January 2007 [14:41]

Baku police waits for Major Office's decision on rallies

Baku Main Police Board (BMPB) waits for the decision of Baku Major's Office on rallies, said BMPB public security department chief Shamil Seyidli.
13 January 2007 [14:35]

Yagub Abbasov: "ADP interested in the cooperation with government"

"Intelligent and wise persons of Azerbaijan society were involved to New Azerbaijan Party (YAP).
13 January 2007 [01:57]

Umid Party postpones rally

Umid (Hope) Party postponed the rally appointed on January 13 as a protest to price rises by Tariff Council.
13 January 2007 [01:48]

Former MP appointed Deputy of Head of Samukh Executive Power

Deputy of the Head of Samukh Executive Power Gazanfar Aliyev was dismissed.
13 January 2007 [01:47]

Musavat Party appeals on holding rally

Musavat Party appealed to Baku Mayor's Office on holding mass rally in Khatai district on January 28.
13 January 2007 [01:45]

Azerbaijan disagrees on some points of PACE report

Azerbaijan disagrees on some points of the report concerning the role of women in the South Caucasus, prepared by Russian member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Vera Oskina.
13 January 2007 [01:42]

Senator Menendez again blocked Hoagland's nomination as US Ambassador to Armenia

Senator Robert Menendez took advantage of his veto power blocking Richard Hoagland's nomination as US ambassador to Armenia.
13 January 2007 [01:29]

Armenians intensify church construction in Azeri lands

Armenians have intensified church construction in occupied Azerbaijani lands.
12 January 2007 [15:49]

In next 50 years Azerbaijan not to be admitted EU

Azerbaijan's European Union (EU) membership problem is not discussed yet.
12 January 2007 [15:41]

OSCE: "Jose Luis Herrero Ansola is well-informed about Azerbaijan"

Head of the OSCE Office in Baku takes up his position on 1 February.
12 January 2007 [15:39]

Alan Waddams: "Opening the EU Office in Azerbaijan is very important"

The EU European Commission's special envoy to Azerbaijan will stop its activity after the EU Office is opened, said Alan Vaddams.
12 January 2007 [14:32]

Abbaseli Hasanov: "Azerbaijanis suffer from Iran's bureaucratic obstacles on visa issue"

"The cooperation of Azerbaijan and Iran on economical sphere develops. At present, some projects concerning the development of border regions is developing," Iranian Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Azerbaijan Abbaseli Hasanov told.
12 January 2007 [01:11]

Senior Iranian official suspected of spying on Iran's nuclear program

Iran announced Thursday that it has arrested a senior official for allegedly spying on the country's nuclear program.
12 January 2007 [00:49]

Simplified visa regime for Nakhchivan-Iran border to be applied

Simplified visa regime for Nakhchivan-Iran will soon be applied.
11 January 2007 [22:55]

Azerbaijan and Russia at loggerheads

Neither side willing to back down in energy dispute.
11 January 2007 [22:51]

Sergey Mironov to visit Azerbaijan

Chairman of Federation Council of the Russian Federation Federal Assembly Sergey Mironov will visit Azerbaijan in March current year.
11 January 2007 [22:50]

Interior Minister ends his visit ot Turkey

On 11 January, the Azerbaijan delegation headed by the Minister of Internal Affairs, colonel-general Ramil Usubov ended his visit to Turkey.
11 January 2007 [18:25]

Miguel Angel Moratinos: "OSCE will pay special attention to settlement of NK conflict"

The most recent meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council was held on Thursday.
11 January 2007 [18:23]

Jose Luis Herrero Ansola appointed head of OSCE Baku Office

New head of OSCE Office in Baku says the Organization can play stabilizing role in Azerbaijan.