Politics

31 August 2006 [11:50]

Safar Abiyev: "Defense budget is our internal question"

"It is no matter that EU commissioner is dissatisfied with the increases in defense expenditure in Azerbaijan," stated Azerbaijani Defense Minister, Col.Gen Safar Abiyev.
31 August 2006 [11:41]

Azeri and Turkish Armed Forces to start joint trainings

"Military relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey are developing, and we are making serious efforts to strengthen this cooperation," Azerbaijani Defense Minister Safar Abiyev told journalists.
31 August 2006 [11:38]

Kommersant: "The war of words over energy"

Russia's appearance on the list of threats to U.S. national security is a curious event.
31 August 2006 [11:34]

Vilayet Eyvazov: "Ramil Usubov has taken a leave"

Interior Minister Ramil Usubov has taken a leave for 12 days.
31 August 2006 [10:16]

European Neighborhood Policy action plan to be signed between Azerbaijan and EU by the end of the year

The negotiations between Azerbaijan and the European Union on the European Neighborhood Policy action plan have not yet ended.
31 August 2006 [09:40]

Strategic forum "Caspian Outlook 2008" is over

A strategic forum "Caspian Outlook 2008" took place on August 27 - 28 in Bled, Slovenia.
30 August 2006 [21:08]

President Aliyev congratulates President of Kyrgyzstan on Independence Day

President Ilham Aliyev has sent a message of congratulations to his Kyrgyz counterpart Kurmanbek Bakiyev on the occasion of the Independence Day of Kyrgyzstan.
30 August 2006 [21:05]

President Aliyev congratulates Malaysian leaders on Independence Day

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has sent congratulatory messages to Supreme Head Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin and Prime Minister Abdulla bin Ahmad Badawi of Malaysia on the country's Independence Day.
30 August 2006 [20:56]

Russian President Putin is against Serzh Sarkisian as Kocharian's successor?

Armenian President's press secretary Viktor Soghomonian gave a press briefing in Yerevan.
30 August 2006 [20:47]

Armenian official: "It's early to talk about Presidents' meeting"

"It's early to talk about Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents' meeting," Armenian President Robert Kocharyan's press secretary Victor Sogogmonyan told a press conference today in Yerevan.
30 August 2006 [20:41]

Ukrainian president to visit Azerbaijan next week

Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko will visit Azerbaijan on September 7-8.
30 August 2006 [20:32]

ICRC: "3286 Azerbaijanis, 834 Armenians and 12 foreign nationals are missing due to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict"

The International Day of the Disappeared, 30 August, is when we remember those who have been abducted, are held in clandestine places of detention, tortured and, in some cases, killed.
30 August 2006 [20:22]

Venice Commission: "We do not plan to observe Azerbaijani local elections"

The Council of Europe Venice Commission expects the Azerbaijani government to present a project compiled on the basis of its recommendations on the Electoral Code.
30 August 2006 [19:55]

Safar Abiyev: "Azerbaijan's deploying peacekeepers to Lebanon has not been discussed"

"Azerbaijan's deploying peacekeeping forces to Lebanon inside international peacekeeping contingent is not topic of discussion," Azerbaijan's Defense Minister Safar Abiyev told journalists.
30 August 2006 [16:52]

OSCE Chairman: "Serious obstacles still remain to the resolution of the Nagorno Karabagh conflict"

"Though 2006 is the promising year for the resolution of the Nagorno Garabagh conflict, Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents failed to reach an agreement in Paris and Bucharest," OSCE Chairman, Belgium Foreign Minister Karel De Gucht told Russian media.
30 August 2006 [13:45]

German Ambassador: "Azerbaijan is of great importance for Germany"

New German Ambassador to Azerbaijan Per Christopher Stanchina, who presented his credentials to President Ilham Aliyev on 3 August, held a press conference today.
30 August 2006 [10:18]

Dogu Perincek: "We'll never consent to attempts to consolidate some part of Azerbaijani territories with Armenia"

"We'll never cosent to the attempts to consolidate some part of Azerbaijani territories with Armenia," leader of Turkey's Working Party & chief coordinator of Talat Pasha Movement Dogu Perincek told.
30 August 2006 [09:56]

KLO Council of the Elderly appeal to OIC member states

The Karabakh Liberation Organization's Elderly Council appealed to Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) member states presidents for holding a high level conference on the Karabakh conflict.
30 August 2006 [09:49]

Mubariz Ahmedoglu: "Kasprzyk has never given objective information concerning Azerbaijan"

Fires in territories, bordering to Nagorno Karabakh, have been lasting for about two months.
30 August 2006 [09:47]

Allahshukur Pashazadeh receives new Belarus Ambassador to Azerbaijan

Office of Caucasian Muslims chief Sheykhulislam Haji Allahshukur Pashazadeh received new Belarus Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Azerbaijan Nikolay Patskevich.
30 August 2006 [09:11]

New German Ambassador to Azerbaijan meets with human rights activists

New German Ambassador to Azerbaijan Pyer K. Stankina accepted Azerbaijan Women's Rights Defense Society chairwoman Novella Jafaroghlu, Oilman’s Rights Defense Committee chairwoman Mirvari Gahramanli and Development Fund chairman Murad Sadeddinov.
30 August 2006 [08:59]

One more echelon from Georgia delivered to Russia through Azerbaijan

One more echelon loaded with weapons, military supplies and equipment withdrawn from Russian 62nd military base in Akhalkalak, Georgia started off from Chalka railway station of Georgia at 9:00a.m today.
30 August 2006 [08:54]

CEC gives trainings in six more constituencies

Central Election Commission Training Group specialists held trainings in six more constituencies due to repeat, additional, new and first time local elections today, Azer Sariyev, CEC press service officer informs.
29 August 2006 [21:21]

President Aliyev lauds "Prague Process"

Ilham Aliyev states the negotiation process is a primary option.
29 August 2006 [21:17]

OIC member-countries' Tourism Ministers to arrive in Baku

Representatives from 36 countries are scheduled to attend September 9 in Baku, the 5th conference of Tourism Ministers of the Organization for Islamic Conference (OIC) member states, Aydin Ismiyev, head of tourism department of the Ministry of Culture & Tourism said.
29 August 2006 [21:13]

President Aliyev visits Slovenian parliament

In the framework of his official trip to Slovenia, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First lady Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva today visited National Assembly, the lower house of the country's parliament.
29 August 2006 [20:49]

EU neighbours drifting into war, Brussels warns

Brussels has voiced alarm at the mounting risk of open warfare in the EU's southeast neighbours - Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan - amid European plans to sign new cooperation pacts and build new pipelines in the region.
29 August 2006 [16:44]

Ahmadinejad defiant, challenges Bush to TV debate

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad voiced defiance on Tuesday as a deadline neared for Iran to halt work the West fears is a step toward building nuclear bombs, and challenged President Bush to televised debate.
29 August 2006 [15:50]

Azeri, Armenian FMs' next meeting to be held in September

Next round of talks on the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict will take place in mid-September.
29 August 2006 [14:02]

Azerbaijan going to deploy peacekeepers to Lebanon

Armed Forces peacekeeping party started trainings related to deploying peacekeepers to Lebanon.
29 August 2006 [13:40]

Armenian FM accuses Azerbaijan in hindering the resolution of the Karabakh conflict

"The Karabakh peace talks are at a critical point, and the international community must do its best to bring Azerbaijan back into constructive course for serious discussion of the principles that are currently on the negotiating table," Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan said while speaking at the Caspian Prospects 2008 congress in Bled, Slovenia.
29 August 2006 [09:38]

Aram Sargsian: "Armenia lost real chances to participate in Great Silk Way"

China's and Kazakhstan's participation in the construction of Kars-Tbilisi-Akhalkalaki-Baku railway is another failure of Armenia's Foreign Ministry.
29 August 2006 [09:13]

EurasiaNet: Azerbaijan targets OSCE Special Representative for crticism

Azerbaijan's patience is wearing thin over the lack of movement toward Nagorno Karabakh peace settlement, and officials in Baku are taking out their frustration on the OSCE's trouble-shooter responsible for monitoring the cease-fire.
29 August 2006 [09:09]

FIEP approves cooperation with Azerbaijani Interior Troops

The Association of the European and Mediterranean Police Forces and Gendarmeries with Military Status (FIEP) approves the cooperation between Azerbaijani Interior Forces and the FIEP.
28 August 2006 [22:23]

Hamas: Captured Israeli soldier in good condition

The Israeli soldier, who was captured by Palestinian militants in Gaza and triggered Israel's massive offensive in the region, was in "good condition," a spokesman for the Hamas-led Palestinian government said Monday.
28 August 2006 [20:23]

Azeri oppositionist hints at 2008 presidential bid

Umid (Hope) party Chairman Iqbal Agazade said that "if events unfold normally," he will run for president in the ballot due in late 2008.
28 August 2006 [20:18]

Armenian FM meets U.S. co-chair Bryza

Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian held a meeting with OSCE Minsk Group cochairman from the United States Matthew Bryza on Monday on the sidelines of the two-day international forum "Caspian Outlook 2008" in the Slovenian town of Bled.
28 August 2006 [20:07]

President Aliyev receives Matthew Bryza

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received the OSCE American co-chair, ambassador Matthew Bryza.
28 August 2006 [20:05]

President Aliyev meets OSCE special envoy

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on 28 August at his residence in received special envoy of OSCE Chairman-In-Office Pierre Chevalier.
28 August 2006 [20:03]

President Aliyev meets EU Special Representative on South Caucasus

President Ilham Aliyev on August 27 at the Golf Hotel of the Bled city of Slovenia met with EU Special Representative on South Caucasus Peter Semnebey.
28 August 2006 [20:01]

President Aliyev received Georgian Deputy PM

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on 27 August at the Golf Hotel of the Bled city of Slovenia received Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia, state minister on affairs of integration to Europe and Euro-Atlantic structures Georgi Baramidze.
28 August 2006 [19:58]

ISN Security Watch: Turkey key to Western energy, security

Political developments in Turkey have the West concerned about the country's possible actions in northern Iraq and its role as an oil and gas facilitator.
28 August 2006 [19:49]

Slovenian President: "Slovenia is ready to help Azerbaijan by all possible means"

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev visiting Slovenia today had a one-on-one meeting with Slovenian President Janez Drnovsek.
28 August 2006 [19:44]

Emergencies Minister Heydarov receives US Ambassador

Azerbaijan's Emergencies Minister, Col. Gen. Kamaladin Heydarov received the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Anne E.Derse.
28 August 2006 [19:35]

Head of banned Iran daily acquitted over cartoon

The managing director of an Iranian daily has been acquitted of insulting Iran's Azeri minority after the newspaper was banned for a cartoon that sparked protests, an official said on Monday.
28 August 2006 [19:07]

At least 3 killed, 15 injured in a bomb explosion in Antalya

At least three people were killed and 15 injured in a suspected bomb attack in Turkey's Antalya.
28 August 2006 [15:28]

Hidayet Orujov: "Some radical forces aim to use religion for own interests"

Azerbaijan's State Committee for Religious Communities (SCRC) today held a large meeting with representatives of religious communities.
28 August 2006 [14:34]

Foreign Minister was not offered to meet with his Armenian Counterpart

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, who is attending in "Caspian prospect-2008" international forum in the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, is expected to have bilateral meetings, Tahir Taghizadeh, FM Press and Information Policy Department chief told.
28 August 2006 [14:22]

Akkan Suver: "Decision on Caspian Sea status crucial to future of region"

The status of the Caspian Sea should be determined by international agreement in order to achieve regional stability and the economic development of three former Soviet Union states - Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.
28 August 2006 [13:10]

Russian expert: "Iran's heavy-water project could spark regional armed conflict"

The inauguration of a heavy-water plant in Iran could bring closer a military action against Teheran by the United States and Israel.
28 August 2006 [12:59]

President Aliyev met Slovenian PM

28 August 2006 [12:25]

President Aliyev to meet Bryza

President Ilham Aliyev is on the visit to Slovenia.
28 August 2006 [12:08]

Ceasefire regime violated

Armenia on Sunday broke its ceasefire with Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on Monday.
28 August 2006 [09:49]

Four bombs in Turkey hurt 27

Four separate bombs at a popular Turkish coastal resort and in the country's commercial hub Istanbul wounded at least 27 people, including 10 British tourists, authorities said on Monday.
27 August 2006 [22:13]

Sheik Hassan Nasrallah: "If I Had Known ..."

Hezbollah head says he did not think capturing Israeli soldiers would lead to war.
27 August 2006 [17:48]

Mammadyarov and Oskanian to meet in Slovenia

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanian will meet in Slovenia, Ljubljana within the framework of the international conference "Caspian-2008."
27 August 2006 [15:41]

Iran says will pursue atom work, test-fires sub-to-surface missile

Iran insisted on Sunday it would never stop uranium enrichment despite a looming U.N. deadline to halt the sensitive atomic work, which the West says is part of an effort to build atomic bombs.
27 August 2006 [13:40]

Iranian MP calls on FM to react to Azerbaijan's "interventionist policies"

An Iranian MP called on the Foreign Ministry officials to show a decisive reaction to the "interventionist measures", as he calls, taken by the Republic of Azerbaijan.
27 August 2006 [13:36]

President Aliyev visits Slovenia

On August 27 Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visits Slovenia.
27 August 2006 [13:14]

Andrzej Kasprzyk: "I will not resign"

"I work on the basis of OSCE's mandate, agreed on with the sides. I am not going to resign"
27 August 2006 [13:11]

Armenia breaks ceasefire

27 August 2006 [13:10]

President Aliyev congratulates Moldovian counterpart

President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan has sent a message to his Moldavian counterpart Vladimir Voronin to congratulate him on the Independence Day.
27 August 2006 [13:00]

Russia and Central Asian allies conduct war games in response to US threats

Barely acknowledged by the Western media, military exercises organized by Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan under the Collective Security Treaty Organisation, (CSTO) were launched on the 24th of August.
27 August 2006 [12:52]

World Azerbaijanis Congress office opened in Ukraine

Visiting Ukraine World Azerbaijanis Congress president Javad Derakhti met with Ukrainian parliament members.
27 August 2006 [12:48]

NASA map misrepresents Azerbaijan's territory

US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has misrepresented Azerbaijan's map.
27 August 2006 [12:44]

Muslims alarmed over redrawn map for Islamic world

Muslim circles have expressed alarm and disgust at the publication of a redrawn map of the Islamic world in a journal closely linked to the US armed forces.
26 August 2006 [14:48]

Former Ukraine PM sentenced to 9 years for fraud, extortion

The Federal District Court of San Francisco has sentenced former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko to nine years in prison and $10 million in fines for extortion, fraud, and money laundering.
26 August 2006 [14:46]

Iran president inaugurates heavy-water nuclear facility

Iran's President Mahmoud Akhmadinejad inaugurated Saturday a heavy-water production plant in the town of Arak (190 km to the west of Tehran).
26 August 2006 [14:36]

Amnesty International concerned over plight of an Azeri political prisoner in Iran

Amnesty International said it was concerned over the plight of a political prisoner jailed since June 8 in a public statement on August 25.
26 August 2006 [12:20]

Armenians break ceasefire

26 August 2006 [12:17]

Deputy Speaker to leave for Brussels

26 August 2006 [10:26]

Bulgarian Embassy moves to a new premises

Bulgarian Embassy in Azerbaijan moved to new premises.
26 August 2006 [10:24]

CEC provides trainings in 20 constituencies

Central Election Commission Training Group's specialists on Friday gave trainings related to the repeat, additional, new and first local elections on some constituencies.
25 August 2006 [20:43]

YAP holds board meeting

The Yeni Azerbaijan Party (YAP) held on 24 August a meeting of board to discuss activity of the Party in first half of 2006.
25 August 2006 [20:03]

British parliament considers PKK, Kongra-Gel and KADEK as terrorist organizations

British parliament has passed a bill that bans activity of PKK, Kongra-Gel and KADEK terrorist organizations in the country.