Politics

02 February 2007 [14:51]

The International Herald Tribune: "Bullying Iran"

Given America's bitter experience in Iraq, one would think that President George W. Bush could finally figure out that threats and brute force aren't a substitute for a reasoned strategy. But Bush is at it again, this time trying to bully Iran into stopping its meddling inside Iraq.
02 February 2007 [14:37]

Defense minister to visit Turkey

Defense minister of Azerbaijan Colonel-General Safar Abiyev will be visiting Turkey on February 5-6, stated Turkish ambassador to Azerbaijan Husein Avni Karslioglu.
02 February 2007 [14:25]

Mammadyarov stresses expansion of ties with Iran

Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Republic Elmar Mammadyarov in a meeting with Chief of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) Ezzatollah Zarghami underlined the reinforcement of the Tehran-Baku relations.
02 February 2007 [14:20]

Igdir Commerce and Industry Chamber head: "We are not for opening borders with Armenia"

"It is supposed that opening of borders with Armenian serves to the interests of the businessmen, and they say that this idea belong only to businessmen.
02 February 2007 [14:19]

Council of Europe Director General for Political Affairs visits Azerbaijan

Council of Europe Director General for Political Affairs Jean-Louis Laurens is visiting the region of Guba.
02 February 2007 [14:12]

Farhad Aliyev wants his personal doctor from Germany to examine him

The chief of the Committee against Tortures Elchin behbudov met with the former ministers held in the detention ward of National Security Ministry Farhad Aliyev and Ali Insanov.
02 February 2007 [14:09]

Russian Ambassador says Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement in difficult stage

The settlement process of Nagorno Karabakh conflict is in a very difficult stage now, stated Russian Ambassador Vasili Istratov.
02 February 2007 [14:08]

Head of OSCE Group in Turkish parliament: "Azerbaijan should be ready for fight"

"I am obliged to note that Minsk group is one of the most incompetent organizations in international mediating. Surely, it is not easy to solve the problem between Armenia and Azerbaijan. But it is not chaotic.
02 February 2007 [13:49]

Head of Igdir municipality: "We will hold great action on Khojali genocide in centre of Europe"

Meeting and conference will be held on the 15th anniversary of Khojali genocide in The Hague, Netherlands on February 25, organizer of the event, the Head of Igdir municipality Nureddin Aras stated.
02 February 2007 [13:40]

South Azerbaijani People accepted to UN UNPO membership

South Azerbaijani People was accepted to the membership of UN Unrepresented Nations and People Organization, South Azerbaijan National Awakening Movement (SANAM) press reports.
02 February 2007 [01:43]

Putin says Russia is not using energy policies as weapon

President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia faces unfair criticism and needless military threats from the West, lashing out in an annual news conference at U.S. plans for missile defense sites in former Soviet satellite states and at suspicions that Moscow is wielding its energy wealth for political purposes.
02 February 2007 [01:31]

OSCE election body sends expert team to Turkmenistan ahead of 11 February election

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) deployed an Election Support Team to Turkmenistan ahead of the 11 February presidential election. The team, led by Ambassador Lubomir Kopaj of Slovakia, is in Turkmenistan at the invitation of the Turkmen authorities.
02 February 2007 [01:15]

Yagub Abbasov to be nominated for ADP chairmanship election

"My supporters will nominate me to Azerbaijan Democratic Party chairmanship in the congress. I made up my mind to participate in the elections for chairmanship of the party, taking into consideration my supporters' wish," said Deputy Chairman of Azerbaijan Democratic Party Yagub Abbasov.
02 February 2007 [01:11]

NATO welcomes progress reached in Karabakh process

NATO supports peaceful, negotiation solution of all conflicts in the South Caucasus.
02 February 2007 [00:35]

Execution of Ombudsman budget for 2006 to be heard during Parliametnt's spring session

The first meeting of Milli Majlis was held on Thursday.
02 February 2007 [00:08]

APFP appeals to State Committee on Management of State Property

Azerbaijan People's Front Party (APFP) appealed to State Committee on Management of State Property to provide them with new residency.
02 February 2007 [00:06]

Hidayat Orujov receives Turkish Ambassador

The chairman of the State Committee on Work with Religious Organizations Hidayat Orujov received Turkish Ambassador to Azerbaijan Huseyn Avni Karsioglu.
02 February 2007 [00:05]

OSCE Office in Baku to hold trainings on trafficking

OSCE Office in Baku will hold trainings for the representatives of the bodies engaged in investigation of problems on trafficking on February 12 - March 2.
02 February 2007 [00:04]

Ganira Pashayeva: "Parliament should blacklist foreign companies involved in illegal activities in its occupied lands"

"Foreign companies' involvement in illegal activities in occupied Azeri lands contradicts international conventions and principles of law. No foreign company can be involved in Azerbaijani lands without its authorization. That's why Milli Majlis should adopt a decision banning the illegal activities of these companies in occupied Azeri lands," stated member Azerbaijani delegation to PACE, MP Ganira Pashayeva.
01 February 2007 [23:59]

President's press secretary holds a briefing

Azerbaijani president's press secretary Azer Gasimov held today a briefing on the results of Ilham Aliyev's visit to Paris.
01 February 2007 [23:55]

Azerbaijan's military attache to China called back

Azerbaijani Military Attache to People's Republic of China, Lieutenant-General Yashar Aydemirov was called back.
01 February 2007 [23:54]

Chingiz Asgarov: "ECHR misinterpreted Azerbaijan's law"

The decision of European Court of Human Rights on "Ramazanova and others against Azerbaijan" was announced.
01 February 2007 [23:52]

Defense Minister: "Armenia will never annex Azeri lands"

Azerbaijani Defense Minster Safar Abiyev received the delegation led by Deputy Commander of Military Academies of Turkey General Selahattin Ugurlu.
01 February 2007 [23:47]

President Aliyev receives UN Resident Coordinator

On February 1, President Ilham Aliyev received UN Resident Coordinator Marco Borsotti in connection with the completion of his tenure in Azerbaijan.
01 February 2007 [23:35]

President Aliyev receives Chairman of Iranian Radio and Television Corporation

On February 1, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received Chairman of the Iranian Radio and Television Corporation Izzatullah Zarghami.
01 February 2007 [15:53]

New head of OSCE Baku Office to take up his duties next week

New head of OSCE Office in Baku Herrero Ansola will take up his duties next week.
01 February 2007 [15:27]

Armenians violated ceasefire 16 times in January

The positions of the Azerbaijani Army and the settlements on the frontline were fired by Armenian Armed Forces 16 times in different directions in January, Defense Ministry reports.
01 February 2007 [14:54]

Yagub Abbasov: "I will put up my candidate to ADP chairmanship"

"My supporters will put up my candidate to Azerbaijan Democrat Party chairmanship in the congress. I made up my mind to participate in the elections for chairmanship of the party, taking into consideration my supporters' wish," Deputy Chairman of Azerbaijan Democrat Party Yagub Abbasov told.
01 February 2007 [13:40]

U.S. State Department concerned over Iran's treatment of minorities

Repression of Azeri community part of government's "dismal human rights record."
01 February 2007 [13:35]

Armenias violate ceasefire

01 February 2007 [13:33]

Turkish FM to visit US

Turkish Foreign Minister Abdulla Gul will pay an official visit to the US next week.
01 February 2007 [13:29]

Parliament to consider 30 bills during spring session

The Azerbaijani parliament consider about 30 bills during its spring session that opens on Thursday.
01 February 2007 [01:20]

U.S. ambassador to Turkey: Bush administration will oppose Armenian genocide resolution

The U.S. ambassador to Turkey said Wednesday that the Bush administration would actively oppose a resolution to recognize the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians at the end of World War I as genocide.
01 February 2007 [01:18]

U.S.-Iran tensions may trigger war

Citing Iranian involvement with Iraqi militias and Tehran's nuclear ambitions, the Bush administration has shifted to offense in its confrontation with Iran - building up the U.S. military in the Persian Gulf and promising more aggressive moves against Iranian operatives in Iraq and Lebanon.
01 February 2007 [01:15]

Turkey charges seventh man over Dink murder

Turkey charged a seventh man over the murder of Turkish-Armenian editor Hrant Dink on Wednesday, a court official said.
01 February 2007 [01:11]

Monitoring held on troops contact line

01 February 2007 [01:04]

Musavat intends to hold rally

Musavat Party appealed to Baku Mayor's Office on holding rally as a protest against the rise of prices for energy deliveries on February 18.
01 February 2007 [01:03]

Akif Nasirov: "MPs face no pressure in choosing assistants"

"Not leadership of Milli Majlis (MM), but parliamentarians themselves introduce their assistants," the chief of MM press service Akif Nasirov said.
01 February 2007 [00:49]

APFP to appeal to State Committee on management of State Property

Azerbaijan People's Front Party (APFP) will appeal to State Committee on Management of State Property to provide them with new residency.
01 February 2007 [00:47]

New Ambassador of India to Azerbaijan comes to Baku

New appointed Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of India to Azerbaijan Shri B.R. Muthu Kumar came to Baku to take up his position.
01 February 2007 [00:35]

Ali Ahmedov: "YAP members must prepare for the presidential elections seriously"

New Azerbaijani Party's (YAP) Narimanov regional organization held the 7th meeting.
01 February 2007 [00:32]

Interior Minister receives US ambassador

Interior Affairs Minister Ramil Usubov received Anne Derse, US ambassador to Azerbaijan.
01 February 2007 [00:30]

Joint Statement adopted in Paris

The Joint Statement on results of state visit of the Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev to France adopted in Paris runs: "Azerbaijan and France adhere to the principles and goals mentioned in the "Agreement on friendship, mutual understanding and cooperation between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of France."
31 January 2007 [18:40]

OSCE voices concern over imprisonment of journalists in Azerbaijan

The OSCE Office in Baku and the Organization's Representative on Freedom of the Media expressed profound concern today over new instances of imprisonment of journalists in Azerbaijan.
31 January 2007 [17:06]

Marco Barsotti to leave Azerbaijan Feb.3

Marco Barsotti UN resident coordinator and UNDP resident representative, whose tenure ended in Azerbaijan, will leave Azerbaijan on February 3.
31 January 2007 [17:01]

Tahir Tagizade: "No one can deprive Azerbaijan of right to restore territorial integrity"

"Azerbaijan has the right to restore its territorial integrity, and no one can deprive us of it. We won't give up this right either," Foreign Affairs Ministry press and information policy department chief Tahir Tagizade told while commenting on Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanian's statement during his visit in Netherlands that Azerbaijan will never dare to attack Armenia.
31 January 2007 [16:20]

Jonathan Henick: "The Kosovo model shouldn't be taken as an example for Nagorno Karabakh conflict resolution"

Interview with the Head of the US Embassy Public Affairs Department.
31 January 2007 [15:13]

Marco Barsotti: "Azerbaijan should continue to invest in improvement of human resources"

Today, Communication and Information Technologies Ministry has held seminar concerning the end of tenure of Marco Barsotti UN resident coordinator and UNDP resident representative.
31 January 2007 [14:50]

Former Turkey Ambassador to Azerbaijan appointed new post

New appointments have been implemented in Turkey Foreign Ministry.
31 January 2007 [13:43]

Milli Majlis Spring session to begin tomorrow

The legislative issues of spring session of Milli Majlis include 28 bills, the chief of MM press service Akif Nasirov informs.
31 January 2007 [13:29]

New website of Azerbaijani Parliament prepared

Press Secretary of Azerbaijani Parliament Akif Nasirov held a press conference today.
31 January 2007 [10:52]

Azerbaijan, France sign intergovernmental documents

A ceremony to sign Azerbaijan-France intergovernmental documents took place at Matignion Palace with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister of France Dominique De Villepin in attendance.
31 January 2007 [10:51]

President Aliyev meets French PM

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister of France Dominique De Villepin met at Matignion Palace in Paris on January 30.
31 January 2007 [10:47]

OSCE to hold roundtable "Armed Forces Welfare and The Democratic Society"

OSCE Office in Baku will hold a roundtable on the theme "Armed Forces Welfare and the Democratic Society" on February 13-14.
31 January 2007 [10:35]

Lukashenko approves contract on social-economic cooperation between Belarus and Azerbaijan by 2015

President Alexander Lukashenko approved the contract on socio-economic cooperation between Belarus and Azerbaijan by 2015.
31 January 2007 [10:34]

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State to visit Azerbaijan

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, Ms. Coleen Graffy will come to Azerbaijan next week, said Jonathan Henick, head of public affairs department of U.S. embassy.
31 January 2007 [10:32]

Milli Majlis Office chief receives Greek European Law Center director

Milli Majlis Office chief Safa Mirzoyev received Greek European Law Center director Spiridon Flogaitis.
30 January 2007 [17:20]

Parliamentary elections in Armenia to be held May 12

Armenian President Robert Kocharyan has set the date for parliamentary elections in the country for May 12, the presidential press service said Monday.
30 January 2007 [17:10]

Head of Kars Municipality: "I will not have dialogue with Armenians until Azerbaijani territories liberated"

"Armenia is not bazaar for us," Head of Kars Municipality Naif Alibeyoglu said in the meeting with heads of Mass media of Azerbaijan visiting Igdir and Kars.
30 January 2007 [17:07]

ADP appealed to President to hold dialogue with YAP

Azerbaijani Democrat Party (ADP) appealed to Ilham Aliyev, the President, and the leader of New Azerbaijani Party (YAP) to hold dialogue with YAP.
30 January 2007 [17:05]

Mayor of Paris gives a reception in honour of President Aliyev

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev began his visit to France by visiting Paris Mayor's Office on Tuesday.
30 January 2007 [16:47]

Correspondent of "Nota-Bene" newspaper Faramaz Novruzoglu sentenced

Today, the correspondent of "Nota-Bene" newspaper Faramaz Allahverdiyev (Novruzoglu) was sentenced to two years in jail, the founder of the newspaper Ilham Tumas stated.
30 January 2007 [16:41]

Kars Governor General: "Opening borders with Armenia not being discussed"

The visit of a group of media chiefs to Kars continuess. Media was received by Kars governor-general Mehmet Ufuj Erden yesterday.
30 January 2007 [15:52]

Goran Lenmarker: "No changes will be made to my report on NK"

"I have not made any changes to my report on Nagorno Karabakh (NK)," OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (PA) chief, OSCE co-rapporteur on NK Goran Lenmarker told.
30 January 2007 [12:55]

Azerbaijan, France Presidents discuss Nagorno Karabakh conflict

Bilateral economic relations and Nagorno Karabakh conflict were discussed in one-on-one meeting of Azerbaijani and French presidents.
30 January 2007 [01:12]

Bush warns Iran against fueling violence in Iraq

U.S. President George W. Bush vowed on Monday to respond firmly if Iran foments violence in Iraq, but said he had no intention of invading Iran.
30 January 2007 [00:54]

Musavat to hold rally Feb. 18

Divan of Musavat Party has made a decision on holding the next rally as a protest against the rise of prices for energy deliveries on February 18.
30 January 2007 [00:53]

Azerbaijan Democratic Party to hold next congress in May

Azerbaijan Democrat Party (ADP) will hold Congress IX in the first half of May.
30 January 2007 [00:52]

Iranian envoy: "Simplified visa regime may be applied soon"

"Simplified visa regime between Iran and Azerbaijan in Nakhchvan may be applied soon," said Iranian ambassador Afshar Suleymani.
30 January 2007 [00:46]

Kocharian considers negotiations on Nagorno Karabakh not to be active at pre-election period

The next meeting of Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents on the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict has not been set yet, stated press secretary Viktor Sogomonian.
30 January 2007 [00:39]

Armenian delegation not to participate in PACE spring session

Armenian delegation will not participate in the spring session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Speaker of Armenian parliament, the head of Armenian delegation to PACE Tigran Torosyan said.
30 January 2007 [00:38]

Spring session of Milli Majlis to start Feb. 1

The first sitting of spring session of Milli Majlis (MM) will be held on February 1, the composition of Control and Disciplinary Commission will be considered again.
30 January 2007 [00:37]

Azerbaijan's embassy in Germany publishes book on Khojali genocide

Azerbaijani embassy published book in German on the 15th anniversary of Khojali genocide.
30 January 2007 [00:36]

Samad Seyidov on visit to Italy

Azerbaijan University of Languages and Siena and Peruca Universities of Italy signed contracts of cooperation in Rome.
30 January 2007 [00:23]

Azadlig to sue Baku Mayor's Office

Azadlig bloc is going to sue Baku Mayor's Office.