Politics

09 September 2006 [13:35]

President Yushchenko ends his visit to Azerbaijan

On September 8, President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko ended his Baku visit and left for home.
09 September 2006 [13:30]

OIC tourism ministers to adopt Baku declaration at 5th conference

Baku declaration will be adopted at conference of the tourism ministers of the Organization of Islamic Countries, Abulfaz Garayev said.
09 September 2006 [13:29]

Armenian Army carries on arsons in Azeri lands

Starting from last afternoon the Armenian Armed Forces continued to commit malicious arsons in the Azerbaijan territories occupied by Armenia.
09 September 2006 [13:29]

OIC tourism ministers' 5th conference starts in Baku

The 5th conference of the Organization of Islamic Conference has started in Baku on Saturday.
09 September 2006 [13:18]

False Armenian maps claiming to Karabakh and Nakhchivan on sale in China's Taiwan and Hong Kong

"False maps, globes and school textbooks showing Azerbaijani regions -Nakhchivan and Karabakh- as Armenian territories are on sale in East and Southeast Asia," said Akbar Huseynli, an Azerbaijani living in Hong Kong.
09 September 2006 [09:49]

Lale Shovkat to be nominated to presidency

Azerbaijan Liberty Party will meet after the amendments to be made to the bill on political parties, Evez Temirkhan, the party vice-chairman stated.
09 September 2006 [09:26]

Roundtable on the WTO entry takes place in Baku

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan is conducting Roundtable of Central Asian Countries (SPECA countries) related to World Trade Organization (WTO) Accession issues, in Baku, 6-9 September 2006.
08 September 2006 [23:20]

Ukrainian President visits Heydar Aliyev Foundation

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko and his accompanying delegation who arrived today at the Heydar Aliyev Foundation were welcomed here by President Ilham Aliyev and first lady Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva.
08 September 2006 [22:39]

Turkish diplomat: "Turkey can't possibly open border with Armenia"

"Turkish government has not changed its policy regarding opening the border with Armenia," stated Erkan Ozaran, Deputy Chief of Turkish Mission to Azerbaijan.
08 September 2006 [22:29]

Deputy Internal Minister meets FIEP delegation

Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Commander of Internal Troops Lieutenant-General Zakir Hasanov met September 8 with visiting delegation of the Association of the European and Mediterranean Police Forces and Gendarmeries with Military Status (FIEP).
08 September 2006 [22:22]

Azeri youth rep to attend IEPFPD conference

The conference of the Inter-European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (IEPFPD) commenced September 7 in Helsinki.
08 September 2006 [22:13]

President Aliyev congratulates Kim Jong Il

In his congratulatory letter, President Ilham Aliyev on behalf of himself and the people of Azerbaijan extends felicitations to the General Secretary of the Korean Workers' Party, Chairman of the National Defense Commission Mr. Kim Jong Il on Korea’s national holiday - Day of Establishment of the Republic.
08 September 2006 [22:08]

Nakhchivan's head meets Korean diplomat

Chairman of the Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Vasif Talibov met with Charge d'Affaires of Republic of Korea Lew Kwang-chul.
08 September 2006 [22:04]

Ukrainian President interviewed by Azeri State TV

On September 8, the President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko in the state residence 'Ulduz' has given interview to the Azerbaijan TV.
08 September 2006 [22:02]

Astara's head fired

08 September 2006 [22:01]

Yushchenko visits Alley of Martyrs

Visiting Baku Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko and his accompanying delegation today visited the Alley of Martyrs where they commemorated brave sons of Azerbaijan who sacrificed their lives for independence and territorial integrity of the country, and laid wreaths at the memorial Eternal Fire.
08 September 2006 [21:58]

President Aliyev congratulates his Tajik counterpart

President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan has congratulated his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmonov and his people on the Day of Independence of the Republic.
08 September 2006 [21:35]

Interior Troops' motorized regiments to take police functions

Several motorized regiments of Azerbaijani Interior Troops will also function as police, Interior Troops commander, General Lieutenant Zakir Hasanov told journalists.
08 September 2006 [21:33]

OSCE Permanent Council to discuss arsons

The issues on arsons committed by Armenians on the occupied Azerbaijani lands will be discussed at the meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council's meeting scheduled for September 14.
08 September 2006 [21:32]

Eldar Salayev meets with ADP leader Rasul Guliyev in US

Azerbaijan National Academy of Science former president, academic Eldar Salayev will go Turkey for treatment in late September, the academic told the APA. He has undergone two surgeries in the US for his eyes.
08 September 2006 [21:28]

PACE autumn session's agenda announced

The agenda of the autumn session of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) scheduled for October 2-6 has been announced.
08 September 2006 [21:27]

Azerbaijan to host GUAM meeting to establish peacekeepers

GUAM (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova) meeting for establishing peacekeeping forces of the alliance will be held in Azerbaijan.
08 September 2006 [21:20]

Ukraine is ready to send peacekeepers to Nagorno Karabakh

Addressing students and professors of Slavic University of Baku on Friday, Victor Yushchenko said Ukraine was ready to send peacekeepers to Azerbaijan to help settle the lasting conflict in Nagorno Karabakh, according to the President's press-office.
08 September 2006 [14:40]

President Aliyev to visit France in January 2007

President Ilham Aliyev will pay an official visit to France in January, 2007 at the invitation of President Jacques Chirac, Foreign Ministry announced.
08 September 2006 [14:08]

Terry Davis: "Azerbaijan is closely coopering with the Council of Europe"

"My next visit to Azerbaijan has not been specified yet. I have been to Azerbaijan several times and I liked your country. So, I want to be there to see Baku again," Terry Davis, Secretary General of Council of Europe told.
08 September 2006 [14:08]

Minsk Group co-chairs to meet with Armenian and Azerbaijani FMs

The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group will meet with Azerbaijan and Armenian foreign ministers separately.
08 September 2006 [13:50]

Terry Davis: "I am satisfied with Azerbaijan's second reply on secret CIA prisons"

The Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis yesterday held a press conference on U.S President George Bush's statement on secret CIA prisons.
08 September 2006 [13:46]

OSCE to send mission on arsons in occupied Azerbaijani lands

The OSCE will send a mission to monitor the arsons in the occupied Azerbaijani territories, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov told journalists.
08 September 2006 [12:07]

President of Ukraine meets Azeri Speaker Oktay Asadov

Victor Yushchenko has met with Oktay Asadov, Azerbaijan's parliamentary speaker, and members of parliament representing the group "Ukraine-Azerbaijan."
08 September 2006 [10:18]

Senate approves Bush's pick for U.S. Armenia envoy

The U.S. Senate's Foreign Relations Committee, on Thursday, in a 13-5 vote approved President George W. Bush's choice of the new U.S. ambassador to Armenia, despite strong objections voiced by several members of the panel.
08 September 2006 [10:09]

Samad Seyidov: "Maurizio Pavesi"s statement is beyond ethic norms"

"The OSCE has demonstrated double standards on Azerbaijan recently which caused dissatisfaction in the society and in the parliament as well.
08 September 2006 [09:59]

Council of Europe Congress of Local and Regional Authorities to observe local elections in Azerbaijan

Council of Europe Congress of Local and Regional Authorities Bureau will meet on 15 September.
08 September 2006 [09:57]

Norway grants US $400 000 for establishing Association of Local Authorities in Azerbaijan

The Council of Europe Congress of Local and Regional Authorities in partnership with Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities is implementing a project to support establishing Association of Local Authorities in Azerbaijan.
08 September 2006 [09:56]

New Norwegian ambassador to be appointed

The Kingdom of Norway will appoint a new ambassador to Azerbaijan.
08 September 2006 [09:54]

FIEP delegation visits Azerbaijan

The delegation from the Association of the European and Mediterranean Police Forces and Gendarmeries with Military Status (FIEP) has arrived in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku.
08 September 2006 [09:41]

U.N. General Assembly calls for U.N. to assist in preventing environmental damage from fires in Nagorno Karabakh

The U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution calling for the U.N. to urgently assist in preventing environmental damage from fires in the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh.
08 September 2006 [09:28]

Presidential pardon expected on Independence Day

Azerbaijan's President is expected to issue a pardon decree on the occasion of the 18 October - Independence Day.
07 September 2006 [21:01]

Freedom House rates Azerbaijan as "not free"

The U.S.-based nongovernmental organization (NGO) Freedom House has issued its annual compilation of the world's most dictatorial nations.
07 September 2006 [20:58]

MP visits Libya

07 September 2006 [20:45]

Azeri Omb meets with Polish Ambassador

Human Rights Commissioner of Azerbaijan Mrs. Elmira Suleymanova met with Polish Ambassador Kszistof Krajewski.
07 September 2006 [20:39]

Ukrainian President Yuschenko visits Azerbaijan

President of Ukraine Viktor Yuschenko arrived on an official visit in Azerbaijan on September 7.
07 September 2006 [20:19]

GUAM Secretary General to be elected

GUAM Foreign Ministers will meet within the 61st session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
07 September 2006 [20:08]

TurkishPress.com: "Who Do The Armenians Think They Are?"

The European Parliament gave a young Dutch MEP, who wants to make his career from Turkey, the task of preparing a report on Turkey.
07 September 2006 [15:57]

Farhad Aliyev's health condition is normal

No serious pathology was recorded in Azerbaijani imprisoned ex-economic development minister Farhad Aliyev's health.
07 September 2006 [15:42]

Azeri Embassy in Moscow send a protest to Russian MFA

Azerbaijani ambassador to Russia Polad Bulbuloglu presented a protest note to Russian Foreign Ministry.
07 September 2006 [14:07]

Ukrainian president leaves for Azerbaijan

Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko went on a two-day official visit to Azerbaijan on Thursday.
07 September 2006 [11:39]

GUAM pushes for frozen conflict discussion at UN

GUAM (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Moldova) has asked the UN to put the of issue so-called 'frozen conflicts' on the agenda of the General Assembly's 61st session.
07 September 2006 [09:36]

Baku wishes Ukrainian involvement in military industry's development

Official Baku intends to invite Ukraine to the projects on the development of the military industry of Azerbaijan.
07 September 2006 [09:19]

PACE January session to discuss Azerbaijan's commitments

"PACE October session will not consider any issue directly connected with Azerbaijan. The issue will be discussed in January and April sessions," said Samad Seyidov, head of Azerbaijani Parliamentary delegation to PACE.
07 September 2006 [09:17]

Moldovian Minister to visit Azerbaijan

Moldova's Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry Konstantin Mikhaylesku will visit Azerbaijan.
07 September 2006 [09:16]

No consensus reached on Rafael Huseynov's question to the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers

The 972nd meeting of the Council of Europe Committee of Representatives discussed the Azerbaijani delegation head Rafael Huseynov's question "Legal, political and historical responsibility of Armenia for its crimes against humanity."
07 September 2006 [09:13]

Baku declaration to be adopted by the OIC Tourism Ministers conference

The preparation work for the 5th conference of the Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers scheduled for September 9-12 in Baku ended.
07 September 2006 [09:01]

Parliament's autumn session to start in time

Azerbaijani Parliament's autumn session will start September 30.
06 September 2006 [22:52]

Iran tests first-ever 2,000-pound guided bomb

Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said here Wednesday that Iran has, for the first time, designed and produced a 2,000-pound guided bomb named 'Qassed'.
06 September 2006 [22:49]

Iran's president proposes UN debate with Bush

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad urged the West to turn to God's path and said on Wednesday that failure to do so would tempt fate.
06 September 2006 [22:25]

Parliament's head meets PA BSEC Secretary General

Ogtay Asadov, speaker of Milli Majlis (Azerbaijan Parliament) met September 5 with the Secretary General of Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PA BSEC).
06 September 2006 [21:54]

Bahar Muradova: "Maurizio Pavesi should comment on his statement"

"An official of an international organization expressing such opinion about the parliament of the country he is represented in is absurd."
06 September 2006 [21:47]

Turkic World leaders to meet in Antalya in November

The leaders of Turkic language-speaking countries, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, will meet in Antalya on November 17, five years after their last meeting.
06 September 2006 [21:44]

Azeri, Armenian FMs may meet over Nagorno Karabakh Sept. 13

The foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia may meet in London September 13 to outline principles for resolving a long-running territorial dispute, the Azeri minister said Wednesday.
06 September 2006 [21:42]

Mahmudali Cohraganli: "South Azerbaijanis are victims of betrayal"

Azerbaijan and Turkey always supported Iran in the South Azerbaijan problem.
06 September 2006 [21:41]

Senior Armenian tax official killed in car blast

The Armenian government's top official in charge of detecting and investigating tax evasion was killed in a car explosion in downtown Yerevan early on Wednesday.
06 September 2006 [21:21]

Preliminary investigation on Azerbaijani former high ranking officials to end this month

The preliminary investigation on Azerbaijani former high ranking officials is expected to be completed by the end of this month.
06 September 2006 [16:11]

Armenian opposition editor-in-chief assaulted

Editor-in-chief of the key pro-opposition newspaper "Iravnuk" Ovannes Galajyan has been assaulted by unidentified persons.
06 September 2006 [15:16]

Samad Seyidov: "The arsons will be discussed at PACE Subcommittee meeting"

Head of the Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) Samad Seyidov commented on the Council of Europe's statement that it will not monitor the arsons committed by Armenians in the occupied Azerbaijani lands.
06 September 2006 [14:46]

Documents and photos of monuments in occupied Azerbaijani lands to be presented to Council of Europe

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) is forming a fact-finding mission of professional international experts to monitor the cultural heritage in the Armenian-occupied Azerbaijani lands.
06 September 2006 [14:11]

Mikhail Zabelin: "We should invite those taking negative stance on us to Azerbaijan to convince them they are wrong"

"I was pleased that Russian prominent politicians did not attend the latest events in Khankendi (Stepanakert)," Azerbaijani parliament member, head of Russian community of Azerbaijan Mikhail Zabelin stated.
06 September 2006 [14:02]

President receives credentials from Moldovan Ambassador

President Ilham Aliyev today received the credentials from Moldovan Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Azerbaijan Ion Robu.
06 September 2006 [09:58]

UNGA's meeting over the arsons on occupied territories postponed

Nagorno Karabakh, one of the world most frozen and forgotten conflicts, surfaced at the UN on Tuesday, if only for ten minutes.
06 September 2006 [09:25]

Rene van der Linden: "We strongly support our Turkish friends in their fight against terrorism"

Following the bomb blast that hit the Turkish region of Van last night, killing at least two people and injuring about twenty, Rene van der Linden, President of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), conveyed his sympathies to the families of the victims and expressed his solidarity with all those injured or affected.
06 September 2006 [08:53]

Egypt Technical Cooperation Fund secretary general to visit Azerbaijan

Secretary General of Egypt's Fund for Technical Cooperation with the CIS, Ambassador Vahid Jalal will visit Azerbaijan on September 10, Egyptian embassy in Azerbaijan told.
05 September 2006 [22:11]

Watchdog warns of 'judicial harassment' of Iranian journalists

Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has expressed concern at what it calls "increasing judicial harassment" of Iranian journalists.
05 September 2006 [20:59]

Turkey to vote on troops for Lebanon force

The Turkish parliament is expected to decide today whether to contribute Turkish troops to the strengthened UN force for southern Lebanon.
05 September 2006 [20:53]

Arrested Russian denies spying for Azerbaijan

A Russian man who was arrested in Armenia late last year for allegedly spying for Azerbaijan protested his innocence and claimed to have been brutally mistreated in custody as he went on trial on Tuesday.
05 September 2006 [20:40]

CEC conducts trainings

Central Election Commission in connection with preparation for municipal elections has conducted in Beylagan district constituency number 81 training for members of district and local election commissions.
05 September 2006 [20:22]

Azerbaijan's consul-general to Istanbul fired

President Ilham Aliyev issued an executive order on dismissal of Ibrahim Nabioglu from the post of Azerbaijani consul-general to Istanbul.