30 January 2007 [00:23]

Azadlig to sue Baku Mayor's Office

Azadlig bloc is going to sue Baku Mayor's Office.
29 January 2007 [23:49]

Yuri Merzlyakov: "Next meeting between Azerbaijani and Armenian FMs may be held in the second half of February"

"OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs, mediator on the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict, are working on organization of a new round of negotiations between Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers," Russian co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Yri Merzlyakov stated.
29 January 2007 [21:35]

Ilham Aliyev's Georgian visit program to be specified

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's Georgian visit program will be specified in a few days, Azerbaijani Embassy in Georgia reports.
29 January 2007 [16:56]

President's visit to France - UPDATED

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev arrived in France at the invitation of the President of France Jacques Chirac.
29 January 2007 [15:36]

Azerbaijan Democrat Party changes political course

The decision on changing the political course of Azerbaijan Democrat Party (ADP) was made at the recent meeting of the Supreme Assembly of the party.
29 January 2007 [15:31]

President Aliyev: "Azerbaijan not to agree to Karabakh independence"

Azerbaijan will never agree to the independence of Nagorno Karabakh, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, who is beginning a visit to Paris on Monday, said in an interview with Le Figaro newspaper.
29 January 2007 [15:27]

Co-Chairs urge sides to prepare their publics for compromises

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs made statement on the results of their visit to the region.
29 January 2007 [14:09]

President Aliyev warns against military operation in Iran

A military operation against Iran would be "a catastrophe for the whole region," Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev said in an interview with the Le Figaro daily at the start of his state visit to France on Monday.
29 January 2007 [12:49]

Azerbaijan President to arrive in France

Eight documents on cooperation in economy, science, culture, tourism and civil defence are to be signed during a beginning three-day visit of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to France.
29 January 2007 [12:43]

National seminar on application of Convention on Chemical Weapons held in Foreign Ministry

Today national seminar has begun on application of Convention on Chemical Weapons in Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry (FM).
28 January 2007 [20:43]

Tensions flare in Georgian breakaway region after attack wounds three police officers

Tensions in Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia flared Sunday after separatist officials said three police officers had been wounded in a nighttime attack and blamed the incident on the central government.
28 January 2007 [20:23]

Several hundred Russian ultranationalists hold rally in central Moscow

Several hundred Russian ultranationalists rallied in central Moscow Sunday to protest against the detention of 'political prisoners,' including two officers charged with killing civilians in Russia's violence-torn Chechnya province.
28 January 2007 [20:20]

1,500 Azerbaijani opposition supporters protest in Baku against domestic tariff hikes

Around 1,500 opposition supporters rallied in the Azerbaijani capital Sunday to protest against recent sharp hikes in domestic utility rates.
27 January 2007 [15:39]

U.S. calls Iran demands over senior atom inspectors "outrageous"

The United States on Friday called "outrageous" Iran's demand for the ouster of a U.N. official in charge of nuclear inspections and said a plan by Tehran to speed up nuclear research was a big mistake.
27 January 2007 [15:24]

210 dismissed from interior bodies in 2006

210 were dismissed form interior bodies last year, Interior Minister, Colonel-General Ramil Usubov said.
27 January 2007 [15:19]

Samad Seyidov: "PACE's winter session is a preliminary stage"

"I think that the results of the activity of the Azerbaijani delegation are positive. The achieved results serve the interests of Azerbaijan," said Samad Seyidov, the Head of the Azerbaijani delegation to Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
27 January 2007 [15:17]

Turkish PM: "Armenian Diaspora does its best to tense relations with Turkey"

"We take necessary steps to restore our relations with Armenia, but we do not get expected signals from Armenia. When we speak about normal relations and peace, Armenia Diaspora tries to do its best to tense the situations.
27 January 2007 [15:15]

Interior Minister criticizes activity of Baku Main Police Office

In the Board meeting on overall results of Ministry of Internal Affairs, Interior Minister, Colonel-General Ramil Usubov criticized the work of some police departments.
27 January 2007 [14:58]

Turk and Armenian: Hrant Dink and Talat Pasha Murders

Hrant Dink is the first and the only Armenian victim murdered by a politically-motivated Turk in the history of the Turkish Republic. We hope it's the last.
27 January 2007 [14:54]

Bernard Fassier: "EU can't participate in talks on NK conflict"

"The European Union can help the process of settlement of Nagorno Karabakh within New Neighborhood Policy. But this can not be process of negotiations," OSCE Mink Group co-chair Bernard Fassier (France) said, taking a stance on the possibility of the European Union's direct participation in the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh.
27 January 2007 [14:51]

OSCE MG co-chairs to publicize statement on their visit to the region, Jan.29

The statement on overall results of the most recent visit of OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, mediating in the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict will be made public on January 29.
27 January 2007 [14:42]

Interior Ministry holds board meeting

Broad board meeting on overall results of fight against delinquency, measures taken for ensuring public security was held in the Interior Ministry.
27 January 2007 [14:27]

Turkey's Foreign Ministry: No new developments with Armenia

Ankara has said recent remarks made by an Armenian government official expressing his country's readiness to establish diplomatic ties with Turkey without conditions does not amount to a new expansion in bilateral ties.
27 January 2007 [02:30]

Chairman of Supreme Court visits Strasbourg

Chairman of the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan Ramiz Rzayev in the frame of his working visit to Strasbourg has met with the Chairman of the European Court for Human Rights Mr Jean-Paul Costa.
27 January 2007 [02:28]

Asadov receives Turkish, Pakistani envoys

Ogtay Asadov, speaker of the Milli Majlis, met January 26 with Huseyn Avni Karslyoglu, Turkish ambassador in Azerbaijan.
27 January 2007 [02:06]

Armenian Armed forces violates ceasefire

Armenian Armed Forces continues to violate the ceasefire.
27 January 2007 [01:49]

Arrested in Azadliq picket fined and released

14 were detained in the unsanctioned picket of the Azadliq bloc outside the State Committee for Management of Public Property, 10 of them were released after being warned by 37th police station.
27 January 2007 [01:48]

Araz Azimov: "Gukasyan and others should understand that the better life and defense of their rights can be ensured in Azerbaijan"

"Arkady Gukasyan and others should understand that Azerbaijan is developing and better life, the protection of rights of Armenians can only be ensured in being in the composite of Azerbaijan. To come to joint opinion with Mr. Merzlyakov and with some others does not mean that the positions of the sides in the settlement of the conflict are the same," Deputy Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Araz Azimov said when commenting on the issue whether Kosovo variant is precedent for Azerbaijan.
27 January 2007 [01:45]

President Aliyev meets Swiss counterpart

President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan has meet with the President of the Swiss Confederation Micheline Calmy-Rey in Davos, Jan. 26.
26 January 2007 [22:07]

Russian Admiral says US Navy prepares missile strike on Iran

US Navy nuclear submarines maintaining vigil off the coast of Iran indicate that the Pentagon's military plans include not only control over navigation in the Persian Gulf but also strikes against Iranian targets, a former commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, Admiral Eduard Baltin has told the Interfax news agency.
26 January 2007 [21:53]

Karabakh mediators silent after latest regional tour

International mediators discussed efforts to resolve the Nagorno Karabakh conflict with President Robert Kocharian in Yerevan on Friday, ending their latest round of regional shuttle diplomacy without making any public statements.
26 January 2007 [18:50]

Azeri, Armenian MPs to visit Nagorno Karabakh

Azerbaijani and Armanian delegations to PACE made a decision at the meeting held within plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to begin direct dialogues on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
26 January 2007 [18:24]

Police break up opposition protest in Azerbaijan

Police in Azerbaijan broke up a demonstration organized by opposition activists on Friday, hitting protesters with truncheons and detaining more than 10 people.
26 January 2007 [18:14]

Turkish Daily News: "Armenian offer should not be rejected"

Armenia repeated an earlier offer. The atmosphere generated during Hrant Dink's funeral allowed the offer from Armenia to bring about a new point of view. The Armenians are saying, "Let's start a dialogue without any prerequisites so that we can establish a diplomatic relationship." Turkey has insistently rejected the same offer before.
26 January 2007 [16:45]

Greece's former foreign minister joins hundreds of Turks at ex-minister Cem's funeral

Hundreds of people, including Greece's former Foreign Minister George Papandreou, crammed to the courtyard of a mosque Friday for the funeral of Ismail Cem, a charismatic former foreign minister who died after a battle with lung cancer, aged 67.
26 January 2007 [16:30]

Araz Azimov: "Status to be discussed after normal conditions in region"

"The negotiations will be effective when agreement will be achieved on conception that is clear for Azerbaijani side. Only in that case we can achieve progress in the settlement of the conflict in the framework of this process," Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Azimov said when expressing his stance on the negotiations on the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
26 January 2007 [16:29]

Bahar Muradova: "Discussion of Lennmarker's report at OSCE PA will be considered inexpedient"

"Armenian's unconstructive position impedes the influence of any effort on the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict," head of the Azerbaijani delegation to OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, vice-speaker Bahar Muradova said.
26 January 2007 [16:26]

Parliament to protest to PACE for not being given floor

The leadership of Milli Majlis (MM) will protest to PACE for not being given floor in the discussions of Armenian commitments during the last session of PACE, Parliamentarian Bahar Muradova told the journalists.
26 January 2007 [16:25]

Armenians hold Tofig Hajibabayev in capture for 15 years

It was defined that the soldier of Azerbaijani Army Tofig Hajibabayev who was missing during Dashalti operation in 1992 is in Yerevan for 15 years.
26 January 2007 [16:17]

CIS Foreign Ministers Council to hold assembly in Astana

The next assembly of CIS Foreign Ministers Council will be held in the capital of Kazakhstan Astana on April 25.
26 January 2007 [16:16]

Rene van der Linden: "PACE can't make any party agree to a certain key to the NK conflict"

President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Ren? van der Linden interviewed by the APA European bureau.
26 January 2007 [12:15]

Rafael Huseynov suggests adding Turkish to the CE working languages

The member of the Azerbaijani delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, parliamentarian Rafael Huseynov gave a written question to the CE Committee of Ministers.
26 January 2007 [12:09]

Robin Seaward: "OSCE supports government-opposition dialogue"

"OSCE supports the attempts of power and opposition to come to joint opinion," said acting head of OSCE Baku Office Robin Seaward.
26 January 2007 [10:58]

Armenia is not nervous for Azerbaijan's active arming

Armenia is not nervous for Azerbaijan's active arming, stated Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Armenia colonel-general Mikayel Harutyunyan.
26 January 2007 [01:49]

Foreign mediators of Armenia-Azerbaijan dispute diverge on Kosovo precedent

Foreign mediators trying to resolve a long-standing territorial dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan voiced optimism, but appeared to diverge Thursday on whether the resolution of Kosovo's final status would be a firm precedent.
26 January 2007 [01:20]

Asadov receives members of Azerbaijani-Greek Friendship Group

Speaker of Milli Majlis Ogtay Asadov received the members of Azerbaijani-Greek Friendship Group led by Maximos Harakopoulos.
26 January 2007 [01:00]

Azerbaijan Path Political Movement chairman operated

Azerbaijan Path Political Movement chairman Ilgar Gasimov had an operation again.
26 January 2007 [00:56]

ADP to attend Musavat Party rally, Jan.28

Leadership of the Azerbaijan Democrat Party (ADP) has decided to participate in the rally to be held by Musavat Party on January 28.
26 January 2007 [00:39]

Azadliq bloc substitutes rally for picket

Azadiq bloc made changes in its decision on rally.
26 January 2007 [00:29]

Arthur Lenk: "Establishing Association of Israelis of Azeri origin is good idea"

"Establishing Association of Israelis of Azeri origin is a good idea," said Israeli Ambassador to Azerbaijan Arthur Lenk.
25 January 2007 [20:59]

Azerbaijan, Armenia delegations meet in PACE

The meeting of the Subcommittee on Nagorno Karabakh was held on Thursday within the winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
25 January 2007 [20:55]

Eurasia Insight: "Russian ties with Azerbaijan reach new lows"

Less than a year ago, in February 2006, Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Baku to launch the Year of Russia in Azerbaijan. Now, not even one year after the conclusion of this official celebration of Russian culture, both Azerbaijan and Russia find themselves in a bitter dispute over energy, labor migration, and other issues.
25 January 2007 [19:25]

Azerbaijan and Europe: Toward closer integration?

Azerbaijan's integration into Euro-Atlantic structures is going much slower than in Georgia's case, mainly due to fear of Russia and Iran.
25 January 2007 [19:04]

Merzlyakov calls meeting with separatists' leader "constructive"

"The meeting between OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs with Arkady Ghukasian was constructive," stated Russian co-chair Yuri Merzlyakov.
25 January 2007 [18:52]

Bernard Fassier: "Our task is to build a wall of peace"

"The Nagorno Karabakh negotiation process continues constructively and thoroughly. We are happy to notice that both sides make very constructive contributions to our efforts," stated OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair Bernard Fassier of France.
25 January 2007 [18:50]

Bryza says it is possible to sign a peace treaty on Karabakh in 2007

During consultations with Azeri authorities the main principles of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement were discussed, as well as energy issues, stated American Co-Chair Matthew Bryza in the airport of Baku.
25 January 2007 [18:43]

Russian Ambassador: "Azerbaijan, Armenia Presidents should meet as soon as possible"

"As a co-chair of OSCE Minsk Group, Russia considers that the Azerbaijani and Armenian should meet. It is difficult to say when the meeting will be held. But Russia considers that the meeting should take place as soon as possible," said Russian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Vasili Istratov.
25 January 2007 [16:40]

Ogtay Asadov and Safa Mirzoyev appeal to the MPs

Milli Majlis speaker Ogtay Asadov and Parliament Office chief Safa Mirzoyev appealed to the parliamentarians, MP Zahid Oruj stated.
25 January 2007 [16:24]

French Ambassador: "French President attaches great importance to Ilham Aliyev's visit"

"Azerbaijani President will pay state visit to France for the first time. This kind of visits can be realized twice or three times a year. The King of Spain, Russian President and the Chairman of China People's Republic paid state visits to France for the last time," Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of France to Azerbaijan Bernard Amaudric du Chaffaut told the journalists in press conference.
25 January 2007 [16:05]

Turkish FM Gul: "Ankara open to ties with Yerevan"

Turkey is willing to establish friendly ties with neighboring Armenia, Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul said on Wednesday, adding the caveat that this would not be possible without the full cooperation of both sides.
25 January 2007 [14:52]

Police warns Azadliq bloc against unsanctioned rally

Members of Rally Committee of the Azadliq bloc Hasan Kerimov (Azerbaijan Popular Front Party), Tofig Kerimov (Azerbaijan Liberal Party) and Bullur Humbatov (Citizen Development Party) were called to Baku Main Police Office.
25 January 2007 [14:35]

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs meet with head of separatists regime

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs Metyu Bryza (USA), Bernard Fasie (France), Yuri Merzlyakov (Russia) and personal representative of OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzey Kasprzyk have today come to Khankendi.
25 January 2007 [02:36]

Iran confirms it received Russian air defense missile systems

Iranian officials said Wednesday that they have taken delivery of advanced Russian air defense missile systems - weapons intended, according to one Russian news agency, to defend Tehran's major nuclear facilities.
25 January 2007 [01:20]

PACE calls on member states not to use energy supply as political weapon

Discussion on using energy supply as political weapon was held in the next meeting of PACE winter session.
25 January 2007 [00:46]

Musavat Party's rally authorized

Baku Mayor's Office authorized rally of Musavat Party appointed on January 28.
25 January 2007 [00:41]

Minsk to host meeting dedicated to CIS youths' policy

Meeting dedicated to youths policy of CIS states will be held in Minsk on Thursday.
25 January 2007 [00:39]

Azerbaijan's honorary consul to Lebanon to visit Baku

Honorary consul of Azerbaijan to Lebanon Nazih Gassub plans to visit Azerbaijan next month.
25 January 2007 [00:36]

U.S. official: "Settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict is vital for South Caucasus"

"The Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement is vital for the whole South Caucasian region," U.S. Charge d'Affaires Anthony Godfrey told reporters in Yerevan on Wednesday.
25 January 2007 [00:13]

Armenians violate ceasefire

Divisions of Armenian Armed Forces from the occupied village of Talish of Terter region fired on the opposite positions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces.
24 January 2007 [21:59]

Russian president warns potential for conflict in South Caucasus still high

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned that the potential for a new outbreak of fighting in the strategic South Caucasus remained high and pledged that Moscow would work to resolve the region's most dangerous, outstanding conflicts - including the dispute over Nagorno Karabakh.
24 January 2007 [21:54]

Armenian official calls on Turkey to establish diplomatic ties

Armenia's deputy foreign minister on Wednesday again expressed his country's readiness to establish diplomatic ties with Turkey without conditions.
24 January 2007 [21:46]

Armenia, Russia Presidents meet in Sochi

Armenian President Robert Kocharyan arrived Wednesday in the Russian resort town of Sochi on the Black Sea for talks with President Vladimir Putin.
24 January 2007 [21:42]

Russia to veto UN Kosovo resolution if PACE backs independence

Russia will veto a United Nations resolution on Kosovo if Europe's human rights watchdog supports a draft proposal granting independence to the historically Serbian province, a senior Russian lawmaker said Wednesday.
24 January 2007 [21:22]

Ganira Pashayeva offers to hold monitoring on Armenia's weapons placed in occupied Azeri lands

Member of the Azerbaijani delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), parliamentarian Ganira Pashayeva presented written questionnaire to the Committee of Ministers on "Armenia's violating principles of European Convention on Firearms."