Politics

27 April 2006 [08:09]

Sabina Freizer: "US should think of Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement"

"Energy and security issues are likely to dominate the 28 April meeting of President Bush and President Ilham Aliyev. It will be Aliyev's first visit since becoming Head of the oil-rich state bordering both Russia and Iran; and Teheran's nuclear ambitions are undoubtedly one of the main reasons Aliyev has been invited to the White House."
26 April 2006 [19:00]

Vice-speaker considers unnecessary to mark Occupation Day on May 8

There is no necessity to mark some individual day as the day of lands occupation, Bahar Muradova, Deputy Chairman of Milli Medjlis, stated.
26 April 2006 [18:24]

Political Center for Coordination of Opposition establishes meeting organization committee

Political Center for Coordination of Opposition (PCCO) established a committee for preparation to the meeting scheduled to May 6, Ayaz Rustamov, Chairman of National Independence party of Azerbaijan (NIPA), stated.
26 April 2006 [14:58]

President Aliyev arrives in Washington D.C.

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev arrived on April 25 in Washington D.C. at the invitation of the President of the United State of America George W. Bush.
26 April 2006 [14:47]

HRW: "Bush must press for human rights reform in Azerbaijan"

U.S. President George W. Bush must press for concrete progress in Azerbaijan's poor human rights record when he hosts Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliev at the White House on Friday, Human Rights Watch said in a letter sent last week to President Bush.
26 April 2006 [14:17]

Hidayat Orujov: "Azerbaijan decisively condemns all types of fascism"

Representatives of all nations, residing in the territory of Azerbaijan equally suffered from the Armenian fascism.
26 April 2006 [14:11]

Ziyafet Askerov meets with Youth association of Turkey's ruling party

Ziyafet Askerov, first deputy chairman of Milli Majlis, received a group of members of Youth Associaiton with Justice and Development Party of Turkey.
26 April 2006 [14:10]

World Jewish Congress to be held in Baku

The World Jewish Congress will be held in Baku late this May, Arthur Lenk, Ambassador of Israel to Azerbaijan, told journalists.
26 April 2006 [14:03]

Sixth congress of National NGOs Forum launched

On April 26, 2006 the sixth congress of National NGOs Forum started in Baku.
26 April 2006 [13:54]

Korean president to visit Azerbaijan May 10-12

Korean President Roh Moo-hyun will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan on May 10-12, 2006.
26 April 2006 [13:28]

Israeli Ambassador: "Pages of Azerbaijani history should be studied comprehensively"

The pages of the Azerbaijani history should be studied comprehensively to realize the reasons of tragic events occurred in the beginning of 20th century in these areas, Arthur Lenk, the Israeli Ambassador to Azerbaijan, stated.
26 April 2006 [09:25]

Robert Kocharian: "Iran problem has no relation to NK conflict"

"No pressure is exerted on the Nagorno Karabakh settlement process, the sides hold normal negotiations," Armenian president Robert Kocharian said in a press conference in Yerevan.
26 April 2006 [09:19]

Venice Commission to hold round talks in Baku

On April 28 Council of Europe (CE) Venice Commission will hold a round table in Baku
26 April 2006 [09:07]

Opposition Political Coordination Center decides four venues for rally

Opposition Political Coordination Center (OPCC) will appeal to Baku Mayor’s Office about the rally fixed for May 6.
26 April 2006 [08:25]

Armenian armed forces violate cease-fire in Gazakh front

Armenia keeps on breaking the cease-fire.
25 April 2006 [22:09]

OSCE observation mission Head met CEC Chairman

Delegation headed by the Ambassador of the Observational mission of OSCE democratic institutions and human rights bureau, Hert Arence met with the Chairman of the Azerbaijani Central Elections Commission (CEC), Mazahir Panahov April 25.
25 April 2006 [21:50]

Armenian President sees no links between intensification of Nagorno Karabakh resolution process and situation around Iran

Armenia President Robert Kocharian stated April 25 that he did not see any relations between the intensification of the process of Nagorno Karabakh conflict resolution and the situation around Iran.
25 April 2006 [16:48]

Bernard Fassier: "Exact date of visit of OSCE's Minsk Group co-chairmen still unknown"

The exact date of the visit of cochairmen of OSCE's Minsk Group to the region is still unknown, said Bernard Fassier, French co-chairman of OSCE's Minsk group.
25 April 2006 [15:46]

Seyidov met the CE Secretary General

The Milli Mejlis Permanent's commission of Foreign Affairs Chairman, Head of the Azerbaijani delegation in PACE Samed Seyidov met with the advisor of the CE general secretary on political matters Plamen Nokolov.
25 April 2006 [15:20]

Azerbaijan and Russia exchange notes

Azerbaijan and Russia exchanged official notes on the order of Russian military cargos from Georgia via Azerbaijan.
25 April 2006 [15:04]

President left for Washington

The Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev left with the official visit to Washington April 25.
25 April 2006 [13:59]

Ilham Aliyev sent letter of condolence to Egyptian President

On April 25, 2006 President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev presented his condolence to Egyptian President Husni Mubarek due to terrorist attacks in town of Dahab.
25 April 2006 [13:36]

Azeri President received WHO Chief

On April 25, 2006 President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received the delegation headed by Lee Jong-Wook, WHO General Director.
25 April 2006 [13:20]

CEC's session takes place

Next session of Centract Election Commission (CEC) took place April 25.
25 April 2006 [10:29]

Ali Larinjani: "Iran's attack to BTC is not excepted if US launches military operations"

"The USA has intelligence group working against Iran in Azerbaijan," Supreme National Security Council leader of Iran, Ali Larinjani has told in his interview to "Al-Ahram" newspaper of Egypt.
25 April 2006 [09:14]

Action in support of US Ambassador held in Yerevan

American Armenians in Armenia held an action in support of US Ambassador to this country John Evans, who according to some data was recalled from Yerevan.
25 April 2006 [08:59]

Financial Times: "Geopolitics wins Aliyev first White House visit"

The US will finally give the recognition sought by President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan this week by granting his first formal visit to the White House since he succeeded his father in 2003.
25 April 2006 [08:40]

JINSA: "Iran flexes diplomatic and military muscles"

Tehran's nuclear program buttresses all-out bid for regional Supremacy - The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs.
25 April 2006 [08:39]

Norwegian State Secretary to visit Azerbaijan

Norway State Secretary, Deputy Foreign Minister Kjetil Skogrand will arrive in Azerbaijan May 7 within his tour to the South Caucasus countries.
25 April 2006 [08:33]

Armenian armed forces violated cease-fire again

Armenian side keeps on breaking the cease-fire.
25 April 2006 [08:21]

US Ambassador Reno Harnish leaves Azerbaijan

The fifth Ambassador of the United States to Azerbaijan Reno Harnish left Azerbaijan yesterday.
25 April 2006 [08:09]

OSCE Election Observation Mission visits Azerbaijan

OSCE Election Observation Mission has arrived in Azerbaijan to observe the re-run of parliamentary elections scheduled for 13 May.
25 April 2006 [08:05]

President Ilham Aliyev visits the USA

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visits the USA today.
24 April 2006 [23:21]

Hafiz Pashayev: "President's visit to US will raise new level of relationship"

The official visit of President Ilham Aliyev to US will raise the relations up to the new level, the Azerbaijani Ambassador to US, Hafiz Pashayev stated.
24 April 2006 [23:03]

President invited to Alma-Ata

The Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev accepted the Vice-Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, Nurlan Onjanov April 24.
24 April 2006 [22:58]

CIS Interior chiefs to meet in Kazakhstan this fall

CIS Interior ministers will meet in Kazakhstan this fall, the Head of Russian Ministry, Rashid Nurgaliyev told to the Russian President in his report on the last meeting of interior chiefs.
24 April 2006 [22:50]

Russian and Azeri historians consider so-called Armenian genocide as "myth"

Armenians claim in address of Turkey on recognition of so-called Armenian genocide in Osman Empire are unreasonable.
24 April 2006 [17:08]

Session of Supreme Medjlis of United People's Front Party takes place

On April 24, session of Supreme Medjlis of United People's Front Party of Azerbaijan (UPFPA) took place, Elchin Mirzabeyli, Deputy Chairman for foreign affairs, informs.
24 April 2006 [16:48]

Akif Jafarov appeals to Arkadi Ghukasian

Head of the Successors of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic Founders Organization, Akif Jafarov appealed to Arkadi Ghukasian, "President” of the alleged "Nagorno Karabakh Republic", which is illegally functioning in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.
24 April 2006 [16:08]

Yuri Merzlyakov: "It is high time for Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers to meet"

April 21 within the framework of CIS countries foreign affairs ministers meeting in Moscow, OSCE Minsk Group Russian co-chair Yuri Merzlyakov had private meeting with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and Armenian foreign minister Vardan Oskanian separately.
24 April 2006 [13:44]

KLO: "Armenians' statements on so-called genocide harm Armenia itself"

"Interpretation of events occurred in Osman Empire in 1915, by Armenians, as 'Armenian genocide' is full ungrounded as worldwide recognition of genocide requires facts on destruction of one nation alone. However, facts on genocide against namely Armenians in Turkey do not exist," - reportedly said historian Akif Nagi, chirman of Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO).
24 April 2006 [13:26]

Germans of Jewish descent protest faked Armenian genocide

April 23 political movement Azerbaijan's Way together with Turkish community arranged a action of protest against fake Armenian genocide; the action took place in Ujun, Germany, Asli Khalilgyzy, foreign affairs coordinator with aforesaid movement, informs.
24 April 2006 [12:51]

Armenian military forces break cease-fire again

April 23 Armenian military forces broke cease-fire again.
24 April 2006 [12:41]

Milli Medjlis speaker meets with EC delegation

Milli Medjlis speaker Oktay Asadov met with delegation headed by State Secretary of Austrian Foreign Ministry Hans Winklerin.
24 April 2006 [12:32]

All tent camps in Azerbaijan to be eliminated by mid-2007

All tent camps in Azerbaijan will have been demolished by mid-2007, Ali Gasanov, Vice-Premier of Azeri Government and Head of Committee for refugees and Forced Migrants told April 24, 2006 at the session of Cabinet of Ministers.
24 April 2006 [12:24]

US Ambassador Reno Harnish left Azerbaijan

The fifth US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Reno Harnish has left Azerbaijan today as his tour of duty expired.
24 April 2006 [12:14]

Head of OSCE mission arrives in Baku

Ambassador Girt Arens, the Head of the OSCE/ODIHR observation mission on re-run parliamentary elections arrived in Baku on Monday morning (24 April).
24 April 2006 [12:11]

Washington Post on President Aliyev's visit to US: "Retreat from the freedom agenda"

President Bush's retreat from the ambitious goals of his second term will proceed one small but fateful step further this Friday.
24 April 2006 [09:08]

Iranian Ambassador: "US want to use Azerbaijani territories as base in its war against Iran"

"US want to use Azerbaijani territories as a base in its war against Iran, but I am sure than these efforts of Washington will not yield any results."
24 April 2006 [09:03]

Elmar Mammadyarov received delegation of European Union

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Elmar Mammadyarov received the delegation of the Troika of the European Union.
24 April 2006 [08:32]

European Union delegation met with Azerbaijani opposition

Today European Union delegation has met with Musavat Party Chair, Isa Gambar, Chair of National Unity Movement, Lale Shovkat, PFPA Chairman, Ali Karimli, First Deputy Chairman of Azerbaijan democratic Party, Sardar Jalaloglu, Leader of "Yeni Siyaset" bloc, Eldar Namazov in European House.
22 April 2006 [15:49]

Brenda Shaffer: "It is highly unlikely that Iran may provide Azerbaijan with any assistance in its conflict with Armenia"

The director of the Caspian Studies Program at Harvard University Brenda Shaffer says there was a specific objective behind the recent visit to Baku by Iranian Defense Minister Mostafa Muhammad Najjar.
22 April 2006 [15:36]

Azeri FM discussed future of peace talks with OSCE MG Co-Chair

The Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, Elmar Mammadyarov and Russian Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Yuri Merzlyakov discussed future of the peace talks on Nagorno Karabakh conflict in Moscow.
22 April 2006 [15:33]

Peter Semneby: "There are chances for peaceful resolution of the conflict in 2006"

The major aim of our visit is to discuss situation in South Caucasus and define the next stage of our cooperation, EU representative on South Caucasus, Peter Semneby told at his press-conference in Baku on April 22.
22 April 2006 [15:30]

Elmar Mammdayarov: "It is difficult to expect any new offers on the NK conflict in Washington"

New proposals are unlikely to be heard during Washington's discussions on resolution of Armenian-Azeri conflict.
22 April 2006 [09:49]

Reno Harnish held press conference

The US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Reno Harnish today held press conference on the occasion of end of his diplomatic mission in Azerbaijan.
22 April 2006 [09:36]

Russia intends to develop cooperation with Azerbaijan in the Caspian Sea

Russia will send 13 modern contemporary military ship to Caspian Sea by 2015, Military Fleet commander of Russia in the Caspian Sea, admiral Vladimir Masorin has told in his interview to "Krasnaya Zvezda" newspaper.
22 April 2006 [09:23]

Human Rights Watch asks US President to discuss Elmar Huseynov issue

The issue on human rights in Azerbaijan might be discussed at the meeting between US President George Bush and Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev scheduled for 28 April this year.
22 April 2006 [08:51]

Andres Herkel won't visit Baku within PACE pre-election mission

Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) Monitoring Committee co-rapporteur on Azerbaijan Andres Herkel has decided not to come to Azerbaijan within pre-election mission April 26.
22 April 2006 [08:34]

Azerbaijani and Armenian parliament speakers to meet in St.Petersburg

Solemn ceremonies on the occasion of the 100th jubilee of Russian State Duma will be held in St.Petersburg from April 26 to 27.
22 April 2006 [08:12]

OSCE Mink Group American co-chair visits Azerbaijan

OSCE Mink Group American co-chair Steven Mann has arrived in Baku yesterday after ending his visit to Yerevan, Armenia.
21 April 2006 [22:18]

President accepted EU delegation

The Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has accepted delegation of EU Troika.
21 April 2006 [21:53]

US against the military solution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict

Attempts to solve the Nagorno Karabakh conflict militarily will negatively affect the whole region and official Washington is against such policy, the American Ambassador, Reno Harnish told at his press-conference April 21, dedicated to the termination of his diplomatic service in Azerbaijan.
21 April 2006 [21:46]

President met the American Ambassador

The Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev accepted the American Ambassador Reno Harnish, who has terminated his service in the country April 21.
21 April 2006 [19:57]

Rovshan Mustafayev: "More than 3000 Mountain Jews were killed by Armenians during 1918-1919"

Day.Az presents exclusive interview with Rovshan Mustafayev, the Director of the Human Rights Institute of the National Academy of Scince.
21 April 2006 [14:12]

4 drafts adopted by Milli Mejlis

The next meeting of Milli Mejlis took place on April 21. 10 issues were on the agenda.
21 April 2006 [13:58]

Separatist leader says Karabakh poll not legit without Baku's consent

Nagorno Karabakh separatist leader has admitted that the international community will not recognize the results of a referendum on its self-determination without Azerbaijan's permission.
21 April 2006 [13:49]

Armenians to closely follow Azeri leader's visit to US

Armenia has said it will closely follow the talks on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict to be held during President Ilham Aliyev's visit to Washington.
21 April 2006 [12:55]

CE commissar on human rights to attend conference in Baku

The Council of Europe on Human Rights plans to participate in an international conference "State and perspectives of development of cooperation in improvement of human rights protection," to be held in Baku May 5-7 2006.
21 April 2006 [12:35]

Azeri FM to hold consultations with Russian Ambassador at OSCE Minsk Group

Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, intends to hold consultations in Moscow April 21 with Russian Ambassador Yuriy Merzlyakov, the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair.
21 April 2006 [10:49]

Armenian armed forces violated the cease-fire

Armenian armed forces violated the cease-fire in Aghdam frontline.
21 April 2006 [10:39]

Mustafa Mahammad Najjar: "Iran supports territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, defense its position in int'l arena"

Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov has received delegation headed by Defense Minister of Islamic Republic of Iran Mustafa Mahammad Najjar.
21 April 2006 [10:32]

Armenian ex-Foreign Minister: "War with Azerbaijan can start again"

"Results of the talks of the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents in Rambouillet are not just failure of the process of Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement, but of the OSCE Minsk Group effort as well," former Armenia foreign minister Alexander Arzumanyan has announced at a news conference in Yerevan.
21 April 2006 [10:27]

Armenia holds training on occupied Azeri territories

Armenian Defense Minister Serzh Sarkisian attending military training in the occupied Azeri territories has maintained that despite his country's adherence to peace talks on settling the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, it should improve its military in the meantime.
21 April 2006 [10:21]

Azeri Foreign Minister most pro-US politician, survey says

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov is the most pro-US politician in Azerbaijan, according to a recent public opinion poll.