Politics

03 October 2006 [19:04]

President Aliyev meets EU officials

On October 3, President Ilham Aliyev received at the Presidential Palace the delegation of the European Union trio.
03 October 2006 [19:01]

European New Neighborhood Policy action plan to be signed with Azerbaijan November 14

EU trio headed by Finland Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioyan met with Azerbaijan Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.
03 October 2006 [18:51]

Kamaladdin Heydarov visits France

A delegation led by Azerbaijani Emergencies Situations Minister Colonel-General Kamaladdin Heydarov paid a business visit to France at invitation of French Interior and Renovations Ministry.
03 October 2006 [18:49]

EU trio held press conference

EU trio held press conference on the results of their visit to Azerbaijan.
03 October 2006 [16:16]

Bryza asks Azerbaijan to be patient

Azerbaijan's Defense Minister, General Colonel Safar Abiyev received U.S. co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Matthew Bryza on Monday.
03 October 2006 [16:08]

Jordan, Azerbaijan to conclude Health agreement

Jordan and Azerbaijan have agreed on Tuesday to sign an agreement to enhance the health relations between the two countries.
03 October 2006 [15:59]

President Aliyev visits Latvia

On Tuesday, October 3, President Ilham Aliyev starts an official visit to Latvia.
03 October 2006 [15:13]

President receives delegation led by Co-chair of United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev today received the delegation led by co-chair of United States–Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) Mr. James A. Baker.
03 October 2006 [14:10]

Turkish Ambassador: "Armenia should be on friendly terms with both Turkish states"

"There is necessity to dialogue with Armenia," Turan Morali, Turkish ambassador to Azerbaijan told journalists.
03 October 2006 [13:46]

Terter executive power head's resignation demanded

Some secondary school directors in Terter placed a protest action for dismissing the region Executive Power head Vidadi Isayev.
03 October 2006 [13:02]

Georgia to protest Russia's air traffic suspension

Georgia intends to protest to the international civil aviation body Russia's decision to suspend air traffic with the South Caucasus state following a diplomatic row last week, the Georgian civil aviation service said Tuesday.
03 October 2006 [12:57]

Armenians violated ceasefire 32 times in July-September

Armenian Armed Forces violated ceasefire 32 times in the third quarter of the year and totally 192 times during nine months of the year.
03 October 2006 [12:54]

Arrest of Rafig Aliyev prolonged for six months

Nasimi district court considered the public prosecutor's solicitation for prolonging of Azpetrol Group of Companies former president Rafig Aliyev's arrest for more six months presided by Judge Famil Nasibov. Rafig Guliyev, his lawyer said the court met the solicitation.
03 October 2006 [10:59]

Kocharian complains on Karabakh issue to EU officials

Armenian President Robert Kocharian emphasized on Monday his country's bid to work hard towards rapprochement with the European Union.
03 October 2006 [09:43]

KLO attempts to protest against OSCE co-chairs' arrival in Azerbaijan

Some members of the Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) attempted to stage a protest action against the arrival of the co-chairs of OSCE Minsk Group outside the Foreign Ministry.
02 October 2006 [22:01]

Turkey's President warns of Islamist threat; says army must be kept strong

Turkey's staunchly pro-secular president warned on Sunday of a continued Islamic fundamentalist threat to Turkey and said the military, the traditional guardians of the secular system, must be kept powerful.
02 October 2006 [21:59]

Bush advocates EU membership for Turkey

US President George W Bush on Monday expressed his support for Turkey's membership in the European Union during a meeting with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
02 October 2006 [21:54]

West Turkey cafe grenade attack injures 15

At least 15 people were injured on Monday evening when unknown assailants threw two grenades into a cafe in Izmir, Turkey's third largest city, hospital sources and police said.
02 October 2006 [21:50]

Iran says it won't suspend atomic work

Iran will not suspend uranium enrichment, as demanded by the West, but is still holding talks about its nuclear program, the Iranian government spokesman said on Monday.
02 October 2006 [21:47]

U.S. Republican congressman involved in underage sexual scandal

A scandal over a U.S. Republican congressman sending sexually explicit e-mails to underage boys ratcheted up on Sunday with the FBI and a congressional ethics committee looking into the accusations.
02 October 2006 [21:33]

Minsk hosts meeting of the CIS heads of Security Bodies and Intelligence Services

Minister of National Security of Azerbaijan, Gen. Lieut. Eldar Mahmudov has taken part at the meeting of the CIS heads of Security Bodies and Intelligence Services held in Minsk, Sept. 28.
02 October 2006 [21:32]

President Aliyev meets ECOSOC official

President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan on October 2 received Director of the UN Division for ECOSOC Support and Coordination Sarbuland Khan.
02 October 2006 [20:45]

PACE President: "I don't support giving independence to areas populated by national minorities in Europe"

President of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) Rene van der Linden held a press conference today on the start of PACE's autumn session.
02 October 2006 [20:35]

Inal Batu: "Azerbaijan and Turkey should take joint action against Armenian impudence"

"The European Union countries have been making severe remarks regarding the sa-called 'Armenian genocide.'"
02 October 2006 [19:22]

Bernard Fassier: "Changing negotiations format out of question"

OSCE MG co-chairs Yuri Merzlyakov (Russia), Bernard Fassier (France), Matthew Bryza (USA) have gave a press conference in Baku.
02 October 2006 [18:35]

Russian Embassy in Georgia confirms officers' transfer to OSCE

The Russian Embassy in Georgia has confirmed that Russian army officers arrested in the Caucasus state on spying charges last week will be handed over to European security officials later Monday.
02 October 2006 [18:33]

Moscow to deport 13 Georgians as tensions heat up

The Russian Federal Migration Service said Monday that 13 Georgian nationals have been detained and will be deported from Moscow for violating immigration rules.
02 October 2006 [18:32]

Russia imposes travel blockade on Georgia amid spying row

Russia's government reacted Monday against neighboring Georgia's decision to arrest five Russian servicemen last week on suspicion of espionage with a sweeping ban on travel and postal links.
02 October 2006 [18:28]

President Aliyev meets Bosnian Minister of Communications and Transport

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received Branko Dokic, the minister of Transport and Communications of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
02 October 2006 [18:26]

President Aliyev meets Turkish Minister of Communications and Transport

On October 2, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received Turkish delegation led by the country’s Minister of Communications and Transport Binali Yildirim.
02 October 2006 [18:22]

President Aliyev: "No trade-offs in Karabakh issue during my presidency"

President Ilham Aliyev participated in the opening of the parliament's autumn session.
02 October 2006 [18:18]

Parliament's autumn session starts

The first sitting of Azerbaijani parliament's autumn session was held.
02 October 2006 [15:41]

Miliyyet: "Armenian Games of The Dinosaur"

Newsweek International Editor Fareed Zakaria once described French President Jacques Chirac this way: 'Chirac, the tired old dinosaur who seems increasingly uncomprehending of today's world.'
02 October 2006 [14:43]

President Aliyev receives OSCE MG Co-Chairs

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs of the Yuri Merzlyakov (Russia), Bernard Fassier (France) and Mathew Bryza (US).
02 October 2006 [14:38]

Ambassador Anne E. Derse: "U.S. has always supported development of democracy in Azerbaijan"

"U.S. has always supported development of democracy in Azerbaijan," U.S. Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Azerbaijan Anne E. Derse said on the occasion of the opening of the Parliament's autumn session.
02 October 2006 [12:49]

Azerbaijan to present report on narcotics to EU

Azerbaijan is drawing up a report on narcological situation and SCAD-4 project results to EU, said Mazahir Afandiyev, South Caucasus Anti-Drug Program coordinator.
02 October 2006 [12:46]

Rza Veziri: "It's up to Azerbaijani Government to prevent exploitation of gold deposits by Armenians"

Armenian government, foreign companies, US State Department, British Foreign Ministry, and UN have not reacted to the protest of the Azerbaijan International Mining Operating Company (AIMOC) against exploitation of gold deposits in Armenian-occupied Azerbaijan territories, said Rza Veziri, AIMOC president.
02 October 2006 [12:43]

PACE Autumn Session starts in Strasbourg

Debates on the situation in the Balkans and on Kosovo, as well as an address by Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany, will be among highlights of the Autumn session of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), to be held in Strasbourg from 2 to 6 October 2006.
02 October 2006 [10:46]

OSCE MG Co-Chairs arrived to Azerbaijan

They will hold the next round of talks with Azerbajan's leadership.
02 October 2006 [09:26]

ANAS Human Rights Institute director: "OSCE Minsk Group failed to reach any progress"

"OSCE Minsk Group failed to reach any progress in the settlement of the Nagorno Garabagh conflict. The co-chairs realize this themselves. We suggest the UN to establish a new group to mediate in the solution of the conflict. This new group should solve all conflicts in South Caucasus," Rovshan Mustafayev, Azerbaijan National Academy of Science Human Rights Institute director & co-chair of Baku Club told journalists.
02 October 2006 [00:06]

Iran lashes out at new U.S. sanctions bill

Iran on Sunday lashed out at a new U.S. bill of sanctions on entities or countries that provide goods or services for Iran's weapons programs.
02 October 2006 [00:03]

Tension between Russia, Georgia heats up

The Cold War is long over, but the tension between Georgia and Russia revisits many of its issues - allegations of spying by Moscow, suspicions of interference by the United States and concerns that a hot war will start without some sort of compromise.
01 October 2006 [15:17]

President Aliyev congratulates Nigerian President

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent a message to Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo congratulating him and the people of his country on the occasion of the Independence Day.
01 October 2006 [14:35]

OSCE Chairman in touch with Russia and Georgia to try to ease rising tensions over "spy" case

The OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Belgian Foreign Minister Karel De Gucht, said on Sunday he was in close contact with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgian Foreign Minister Gela Bezhuashvili and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to try to decrease tensions over the case of four Russian military officers detained in Georgia for alleged spying.
01 October 2006 [13:42]

President Aliyev congratulates Hu Jintao

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent a message to President of the People's Republic of China Hu Jintao to congratulate him and the people of his country on the occasion of the National Day.
01 October 2006 [12:27]

US president signs Iran sanctions bill

President George W. Bush signed legislation that would impose mandatory sanctions on entities that provide goods or services for Iran's weapons programs.
01 October 2006 [12:06]

President Aliyev sends get-well message to Cuba's ailing Castro

Ilham Aliyev, the President of Azerbaijan, sent a message to the ailing Fidel Castro wishing for his steady recovery and calling for stronger ties between the two countries.
30 September 2006 [16:32]

Chirac: "The last step should be taken to achieve peace in Karabakh problem"

"As a co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, France has been closely participating in the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict for over ten years. I want to believe that it is high time to achieve peace accord," French President Jacques Chirac stated in Armenia.
30 September 2006 [15:54]

US intends to accelerate Georgia's integration into NATO

Law draft for Georgia's integration into the NATO is already brought to Senate of the USA.
30 September 2006 [15:51]

Russia suspends plans for further troop withdrawal from Georgia

Russia says it has suspended plans for further withdrawal of its troops from Georgia amid worsening relations between the two neighbors.
30 September 2006 [15:31]

Chirac: "Turkey should recognize "Armenian genocide" for EU membership"

France's President Jacques Chirac visited monuments of the false "Armenian genocide victims" in Yerevan.
30 September 2006 [15:12]

Public debate on separatism held in Baku

Public debate on "Separatism and Caucasus without separatists" were held in the frames of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) Human Rights Institute Baku club meeting.
30 September 2006 [15:03]

Pata Davitaya: "Russian intelligence sent Armenian spies to Georgia"

"Armenians' autonomy in Georgia is out of question. We perfectly realize their aim," Pata Davitaya, Georgian parliamentarian and UN International Academy of Information member told journalists.
30 September 2006 [15:00]

Georgian MP calls Armenian general provoker

Armenian general should be called to account for having fought against Azerbaijan in Karabakh.
30 September 2006 [14:45]

Russia deploys military to the border with Georgia

Russia deploys military force to the border with Georgia, Vano Merabishvili, Georgian Interior Minister said.
30 September 2006 [14:39]

Offer on closed Musavat Assembly refused

Today at 11 a.m. the Assembly of Musavat Party started its meeting.
30 September 2006 [14:16]

US Senate sends Iran sanctions bill to the president

The Senate, with no debate Saturday, passed and sent to the president legislation that would impose mandatory sanctions on entities that provide goods or services for Iran's weapons programs.
30 September 2006 [14:12]

Ukraine denies sale of sophisticated radar to Iran

According to an IRNA report, Kiev ruled out certain media reports that it wants to sell Kolchuga early warning radar systems to Iran.
30 September 2006 [14:07]

Turkish navy chief joins other military leaders in warning of growing Islamist threat

Turkey's top naval commander joined other military leaders in speaking out against growing Islamist threats within Turkey, warning Friday that the military would not allow any concessions over the principle of secularism.
30 September 2006 [14:04]

Turkey rejects Ocalan's offer

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected a ceasefire call by Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan, urging Kurdish separatists instead to abandon their fight against security forces.
30 September 2006 [13:58]

NATO, EU urge calm in Russia-Georgia row

NATO, the United States, and the EU have all attempted to calm the escalating spy row between Russia and Georgia.
30 September 2006 [13:55]

Armenia concerned about Russian-Georgian crisis

Armenia on Friday expressed serious concern at the escalating crisis between neighboring Georgia and Russia and again denied any responsibility for Russian espionage alleged by Tbilisi.
30 September 2006 [13:52]

Armenian Jewish Community leader criticizes Environment Minister for antisemitic comment

The head of Armenia's Jewish community, Rimma Varzhapetian, publicly criticized the country's minister of the environment for making an antisemitic comment.
30 September 2006 [13:50]

Chirac begins 3-day visit to Armenia

French President Jacques Chirac arrived in Armenia Friday on a three-day visit to this ex-Soviet Caucasus nation.
30 September 2006 [13:48]

Ankara resolute over Armenian bill, sole concern ties with France

The French National Assembly has decided to vote in the coming days on a highly contentious bill -- shelved last spring, leading to dismay and anger among the Armenian diaspora in France -- that penalizes any denial of an alleged Armenian genocide at the hands of the Ottoman Empire.
30 September 2006 [13:31]

British MP to visit Azerbaijan

The member of the House of Lords in the British Parliament Baroness Vivien Sterr, Governor of Edinburgh Prison David Croft and Deputy Director of the John Smith Memorial Trust Joanna Lamb will be visiting Azerbaijan on October 2.
30 September 2006 [13:28]

National holiday of China marked in Baku

On September 29, Chinese Embassy arranged a ceremony dedicated to the 57th anniversary of proclamation of the People's Republic of China.
30 September 2006 [13:17]

Spanish company works in occupied territories

Spain's company engaged in woodwork in the Armenian-occupied Azerbaijani lands.
30 September 2006 [13:06]

CEC holds regular meeting

Regular meeting of Central Election Commission chaired by Mazahir Panahov was held Sept. 29.
30 September 2006 [12:56]

Cuba invites Azerbaijan to apply for membership in Non Aligned Movement

Cuba and Azerbaijan signed two accords Friday to promote dialogue and bilateral cooperation at the same time promising to defend a peace, stability and equitable development agenda in international forums.
30 September 2006 [12:44]

The Aliyev brothers' lawyer: "Authorities violated the presumption of innocence"

Charles Both, a Washington, D.C.-based lawyer for Farhad and Rafiq Aliev, said the authorities have violated both Azerbaijani law and international human rights norms.
30 September 2006 [12:01]

Council of Europe election observation mission announced

Council of Europe will send an election observation mission leaded by Romanian Lyudmila Sfirloaga to observe local elections in Azerbaijan scheduled for 6 October.
30 September 2006 [11:55]

Masalli and Yardimli regions' heads of executive powers substituted

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev issued an executive order on dismissal of head of executive power of Masalli region Ogtay Aliyev.
30 September 2006 [10:27]

Damage to Azerbaijani territories occupied by Armenia costs $80-100bn

"The damage to the real estate in the Azerbaijani territories occupied by the Armenian Armed Forces costs USD80-100bn with consideration of the present inflation," State Real Estate Registration Service (SRERS) chairman Arif Garashov said.
30 September 2006 [10:18]

Turkish MP Zuheyir Amber: "Turkey cannot possibly build diplomatic relations with Armenia now"

"The exclusion of Turkish candidates from the list for their rejecting false "Armenian genocide" in the Netherlands have nothing to do with democracy even with humanness," Turkish parliamentarian from ANAP party, member of foreign relations commission Zubeyir Amber told.