Politics

20 January 2007 [14:34]

Istanbul governor says 3 arrested in connection with murder of journalist

Istanbul governor Muammer Guler said three people were arrested in connection with the murder of journalist Hrant Dink earlier on Friday, CNN-Turk television reported.
20 January 2007 [14:30]

Turkey shamed, shocked by slaying of journalist

Turkey's press conveyed the nation's sense of shock, shame and self-reflection on Saturday at the assassination of journalist and Armenian community leader Hrant Dink at the entrance to his bilingual Turkish-Armenian newspaper.
20 January 2007 [14:12]

Azerbaijan appeals Interpol to find Khojaly Genocide culprits

Azerbaijan's Military Prosecutor's Office has appealed Interpol to issue a notice on Khojaly Genocide perpetrators.
20 January 2007 [14:08]

Turkish ambassador: "Assassination of Hrant Dink is anti-Turkish move"

"Assassination of Aqos Editor-in-chief Grant Dink is a propaganda against Turkey.
20 January 2007 [13:54]

Visit program of Greek MPs announced

Members of Azerbaijani-Greek Friendship Group Maximos Harakopoulos, Konstantinos Tsiaras, Antonis Karpouzas and Elpida Tsouri will visit Baku from January 23 to 26.
20 January 2007 [13:53]

Garib Mammadov: "Nothing to worry about maps posted on Internet"

"The map posted by Google in Internet is of no serious importance. The map does not reflects exact coordinates," chairman of the State Land and Cartography Committee Garib Mammadov told journalists.
20 January 2007 [13:51]

New documents on destruction of Azerbaijani cultural heritage to be presented to PACE Rapporteur

The meeting of the PACE Subcommittee on Science, Education and Culture will be held within the winter session.
20 January 2007 [13:40]

Former Speaker satisfied with work of Parliament

Former Speaker of Milli Majlis Murtuz Alesgerov is satisfied with the activity of Milli Majlis.
20 January 2007 [13:39]

Baku to host a number of GUAM events

This year Baku will host a number of events of GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development.
20 January 2007 [13:35]

Eldar Namazov: Problem concerning to prolongation of the establishment of new political block is not inside 'YeS'

The activity of "Yeni Siyaset" (New Policy) Electoral Block was put an end after 2005 parliamentary elections.
20 January 2007 [13:32]

APFP waits for government's proposals

"We are not looking for headquarters for our party yet. We are waiting for Azerbaijani government to offer headquarters to us," said Azerbaijan People's Front Party (APFP) leader Ali Karimli.
20 January 2007 [13:31]

Parliament to discuss draft law on rehabilitation of prisoners

Draft law on Rehabilitation of prisoners will be put on agenda of Milli Majlis spring session.
20 January 2007 [13:28]

Azerbaijan mourns Black January Martyrs

On January 20, people of Azerbaijan commemorate a tragedy, which became a turning point in the nation's struggle for independence from the former Soviet Union and one of the most tragic events in its recent history.
20 January 2007 [13:16]

President Aliyev's visit schedule being prepared

"The preliminary variant of President Ilham Aliyev's official visit schedule to Germany is being prepared," said Second Secretary of the Azerbaijani embassy to Germany Nasimi Agayev.
20 January 2007 [13:11]

PACE committee requires 30% women in South Caucasus countries' parliaments

The demand raised in the meeting of the PACE Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men about increasing the number of women in the parliaments of South Caucasian countries by 15% in 2010 and by 30% in 2020 caused dissatisfaction.
20 January 2007 [13:09]

Slovenian ambassador appointed to Azerbaijan

Mitya Shtrukeld has been appointed new Slovenian Ambassador to Azerbaijan.
20 January 2007 [13:06]

Armenian-Israeli interparliamentary friendship group chairman dies

Armenian-Israeli interparliamentary friendship group chairman Yuri Stern died at age 57.
20 January 2007 [13:03]

Russian FM awards Polad Bulbuloglu 'Friendship Order'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov awarded Azerbaijani ambassador to Iran Polad Bulbuloglu 'Friendship Order.'
19 January 2007 [23:45]

OSCE Representative appalled by murder of Turkish journalist Hrant Dink

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Miklos Haraszti, expressed profound shock today over the murder of the well-known Turkish journalist Hrant Dink.
19 January 2007 [23:01]

Mammadyarov to visit Kuwait

Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov on Saturday will leave for Kuwait on an official visit.
19 January 2007 [22:55]

Poland's Deputy FM to visit Azerbaijan

Pavel Koval, first deputy foreign minister of the Republic of Poland will come to Baku, January 22.
19 January 2007 [22:51]

Deputy FM meets Saudi Arabia's Education Minister

Deputy foreign minister of Azerbaijan Khalaf Khalafov has met with the delegation led by Dr. Khaled Al-Angari, minister for higher education of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
19 January 2007 [22:33]

Turkish-Armenian journalist is killed in Istanbul

Hrant Dink, one of the most prominent voices of Turkey's shrinking Armenian community, was killed by a gunman Friday at the entrance to his newspaper's offices, police said.
19 January 2007 [22:24]

Ramiz Melikov: "Defense ministers of countries transited to NATO standards are civilians"

"Defense ministers of the countries transited to NATO standards are civilians. We do not know how it is going to be here.
19 January 2007 [22:22]

One more Azeri officer sentenced for high treason

One more Azeri officer sentenced by the Grievous Crimes Court in accusation of high treason.
19 January 2007 [22:21]

ICRC reps met with Samir Mammadov

Azerbaijani representatives of International Committee of Red Cross met with Azerbaijani soldier Samir Mammadov captivated on December 16.
19 January 2007 [22:18]

Parliament to discuss Gebele radar station issue

The issue of reconsideration of Azerbaijan-Russia leasing agreement of "Daryal" Radar in Gebele region will be raised in spring session of Parliament.
19 January 2007 [22:16]

Written questions on Plans on "Shusha Liberation" monument in Armenia presented to PACE

Member of Azerbaijan's delegation to the PACE, MP Ganira Pashayeva, has presented written questions on Plans on "Shusha Liberation" monument in Armenia to the Committee of Ministers of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
19 January 2007 [17:34]

Lennmarker's visit schedule to Azerbaijan being prepared

"OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Goran Lenmarker said in his in his letter to the leadership of Milli Majlis that he intends to visit the region, because of the missions to be implemented in the region by OSCE and when the importance of Caucasian priorities is increasing in the world," said head of the Azerbaijani delegation to OSCE PA, vice-speaker of the parliament Bahar Muradova.
19 January 2007 [16:34]

Armenian Deputy Defense Minister offered resignation

"Armenia's Deputy Defense Minister Artur Aghabekyan tendered his resignation," country's MOD head Serge Sargsyan told a news conference in Yerevan.
19 January 2007 [16:32]

OSCE MG co-chairs to begin their visit from Baku

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs Bernard Fassier (France), Yuri Merzlyakov (Russia), Matthew Bryza (US) and special representative of OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk will begin their visit to the region from Baku.
19 January 2007 [15:03]

Azeri soldier killed in Nagorno Karabakh

A soldier was killed when Armenian separatists opened fire on Azeri positions in the breakaway region of Nagorno Karabakh, an Azeri Defense Ministry spokesman said Friday.
19 January 2007 [14:58]

Eduard Lintner: "Problem of political prisoners not serious in Azerbaijan"

The problem of political prisoners is not so serious in Azerbaijan, said Chairman of PACE Monitoring Committee Eduard Lintner.
19 January 2007 [14:56]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "Protect us against bullies"

Energy is again on the front pages of Europe's newspapers. The Gazprom story from last year, when the Russian energy giant forced Ukraine to accept higher gas prices, was repeated this year in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Belarus.
19 January 2007 [14:55]

Azerbaijani delegation to raise issue on Armenia's exclusion from PACE

Azerbaijani delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will leave for Strasbourg to participate in the winter session, the head of the delegation Samad Seyidov said.
19 January 2007 [13:42]

Meetings on delimitation of borders to be held in Azerbaijan

The next meeting on delimitation and demarcation of borders between Azerbaijan and Georgian will be held on March 5-6 in Baku, the chief of State Land and Cartography Committee Gerib Mammadov told.
19 January 2007 [12:40]

Time: Oil's Vital New Power

In the control room of Azerbaijan's sprawling oil terminal near the capital, Baku, Bala Mirza sits peering at a fuzzy map on a computer monitor.
19 January 2007 [01:00]

Ahmadinejad under pressure at home over UN sanctions

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is coming under pressure on several fronts at home, just a month after the United Nations Security Council imposed its first sanctions on Iran to curb its nuclear program.
19 January 2007 [00:43]

Military-industrial complex and army formation of Azerbaijan to meet NATO standards

Military-industrial complex and army formation of Azerbaijan will meet NATO standards by the end of the year, stated Siyavush Novruzov, member of Azerbaijani delegation to NATO Parliamenary Assembly.
19 January 2007 [00:41]

Washington ProFile agency included Armenians' terror acts in Baku in terror acts list

Washington ProFile analytic-information agency included the terror acts committed by Dashnaksutyun Party in Baku in the list of terror acts of the world.
19 January 2007 [00:24]

Issue of Armenia's illegal arming to be raised in NATO PA

NATO Parliamentary Assembly in spring session will raise issue concerning Armenia's illegal arming, the member of Azerbaijani delegation in NATO PA Siyavush Novruzov said.
19 January 2007 [00:20]

Siyavush Novruzov: "Law on Basis of military draft can be amended"

"The issue on concession in utilities payment of military servants will be reconsidered in MM spring session in case if any problem occurs," stated the Parliament security commission member Siyavush Novruzov.
19 January 2007 [00:06]

94 Azerbaijani servicemen returns from Iraq

Thursday night 94 servicemen of Azerbaijani Armed Forces serving in Iraq returned to Baku.
18 January 2007 [23:51]

Conference on 20 January tragedy to be held in Belgium

Congress of Benelux Azerbaijanis will hold a conference on 20 January tragedy in Antwerp, Belgium.
18 January 2007 [23:49]

Parties of Consulting Assembly to support YAP candidate in 2008 presidential elections

The parties of the Consulting Assembly decided to support the candidate of the New Azerbaijan Party (YAP) in 2008 presidential elections.
18 January 2007 [22:19]

Nezavisimaya Gazeta: "It is not worth to pin special hopes on Oskanian-Mammadyarov meeting"

Armenian and Azeri Foreign Ministers Vartan Oskanian and Elmar Mammadyarov will have a meeting in Moscow January 23. "Nezavisimaya Gazeta" reports that the European Union hopes on effectiveness of the meeting.
18 January 2007 [21:56]

Putin, Kocharian to hold more talks

Armenian President Robert Kocharian will again travel to Russia next week for talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Thursday.
18 January 2007 [21:46]

Azeri ensign killed

Armenian Armed Forces fired on the positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces in Ashagi Abdurrahmanli village of Fuzuli region at 23.00 from January 17.
18 January 2007 [21:44]

Co-chairs to visit region Jan. 24

OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs will visit the region after the meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian ministers on January 23 in Moscow.
18 January 2007 [21:36]

We are working to prevent Ukrainian Azerbaijanis from migration problems - Azeri envoy

Azerbaijani ambassador to Ukraine Telet Aliyev met with Aleksandr Lavrinovich, Ukrainian Minister of Justice, to prevent the violence of the rights of Azerbaijanis temporary living in Ukraine.
18 January 2007 [21:30]

FM Consulate Department Chief Nadir Huseynov: "Simplified visa regime can not be applied because of Iran's non-execution of state procedures"

"Azerbaijan has 39 embassies in foreign countries, 4 permanent offices under international organizations and 5 consulates general. Several more diplomatic offices and consulates are expected to be opened in 2007," said Nadir Huseynov, Foreign Ministry's Consulate Department chief.
18 January 2007 [17:28]

German FM: "OSCE should not agree with frozen conflicts in Post Soviet countries"

"OSCE should not agree with unsettled and frozen conflicts in Post Soviet countries," Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German Foreign Minister said in the meeting of OSCE Permanent Council, OSCE Vienna office told.
18 January 2007 [17:19]

Lennmarker's visit date to South Caucasus fixed

President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Goran Lennmarker will pay a three-day visit to South Caucasus on February 8.
18 January 2007 [16:09]

Jonathan Henick: "U.S. not recognize 1915 events as genocide"

The discussions of alleged "Armenian genocide" in the U.S. Congress will not cause any serious changes concerning the issue.
18 January 2007 [15:59]

Transport ministry can increase trains' number from Russia

"If needed, the number of trains can be increased to bring Azerbaijanis from Russia. We can also couple additional wagons to the trains, air transport is also ready to serve, even water transport can join the process," Transport minister Ziya Mammadov said when expressing his attitude to the problems that Azerbaijani migrants can face while returning to Azerbaijan.
18 January 2007 [15:57]

Azerbaijani and EU experts on Energy security to meet in 2007

The meeting of the experts of Azerbaijan and EU on energy security is expected to happen in the first term of 2007.
18 January 2007 [14:20]

Azerbaijani authorities detain 16 people on suspicion of plotting to overthrow government - UPDATED

Azerbajani authorities have detained 16 people on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government, security officials said Thursday.
18 January 2007 [13:03]

Int'l conference on Khojali genocide to be held in the Hague

Congress of Benelux Azerbaijanis along with Igdir municipality of Turkey will hold an international conference in the Hague, Netherlands, to inform the world community of the truths of Khojali genocide.
18 January 2007 [13:02]

Nikoloz Natbiladze to be appointed as Georgian Ambassador to Azerbaijan

New Ambassador of Georgia will be appointed to Azerbaijan.
18 January 2007 [12:59]

Azerbaijan's representative to UN:" We expect UN"s support in settlement of GUAM conflicts"

Azerbaijan's Permanent Representative to UN Agshin Mehdiyev interviewed by the APA.
18 January 2007 [01:20]

Peter Semneby condemns erection of monument on Shusha's invasion

EU Special Representative for South Caucasus Peter Semneby condemned the erection of the monument devoted to Armenians' invasion of Shusha.
18 January 2007 [01:06]

ANIP intends to hold mass rallies

Azerbaijan National Independence Party (ANIP) intends to hold mass rallies after the anniversary of 20 January tragedy.
18 January 2007 [01:05]

Azadliq block appeals to Baku major's office

Azadliq block appealed to Baku major's office on the rally set on January 26.
18 January 2007 [01:04]

Musavat not to appeal to opposition parties

Musavat party does not intend to appeal to the opposition parties concerning the rally to be held on January 28.
18 January 2007 [01:03]

Azerbaijan's commitments may be discussed in any PACE session

"It is not important for Azerbaijan in which PACE session the issue on its commitments will be discussed," said Samad Seyidov, head of Azerbaijani delegation to the PACE.
18 January 2007 [01:00]

MPs return from winter vacation

18 January 2007 [00:59]

Azerbaijan pays UN membership dues for 2007

Only nine states, including Azerbaijan, had paid UN membership dues for 2007 by the first half of January.
18 January 2007 [00:45]

German Ambassador: "Reforms must be implemented to approach Azerbaijan's EU membership"

"No country and as well as Azerbaijan, where the stereotypes of Soviet period remain, can not be admitted to the EU, in this case it is difficult to speak of Azerbaijan's EU membership," said German ambassador Per Stankina.
17 January 2007 [23:03]

OSCE's Forum for Security Co-operation outlines priorities for 2007

The Forum for Security Co-operation (FSC) has set itself an ambitious agenda for the year in its leading role in the OSCE's work on the politico-military aspects of fostering security and peace in the OSCE region. This was underlined at the first 2007 session of the Forum that took place in Vienna on Wednesday.
17 January 2007 [22:56]

PM receives Saudi Arabia's Education Minister

Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Artur Rasizade received visiting delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia headed by education minister of this country Dr. Khaled Al-Angari, January 17.
17 January 2007 [22:54]

Mammadyarov meets Norwegian Ambassador

Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov on January 17 met with the newly appointed ambassador of Norway to the country John Ramberg. The latter presented copy of his credentials to the Foreign Minister.
17 January 2007 [22:53]

Greece-Azerbaijan inter-parliamentary friendship group to visit Baku

Head of the Greece-Azerbaijan inter-parliamentary friendship group Harakopouluos Maximos will visit Baku on January 23.
17 January 2007 [22:52]

Asadov meets ISSA president

Milli Majlis speaker Ogtay Asadov met January 17 with visiting president of the International Social Security Association (ISSA), Mrs. Corazon De la Paz.
17 January 2007 [22:42]

PACE Rapporteur Edward O'Hara: "Erection of monument symbolizing Shusha's invasion is not right"

"Erection of monument symbolizing Shusha's invasion is not right," said PACE Rapporteur on monitoring of cultural monuments in the South Caucasus, British MP Edward O'Hara.
17 January 2007 [21:47]

OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs to visit Azerbaijan late January

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs will visit Azerbaijan late January, Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said in the meeting with new appointed ambassador of Turkey Husein Avni.