03 June 2006 [14:33]

Azerbaijanis stage protest actions in several cities in Iran

Azerbaijanis are staging protest actions in Tabriz, Sulduz, Miyane, Ardabil, Urmia and Zenjan cities in Iran.
03 June 2006 [14:00]

Armenian MP thinks any document to be signed in Bucharest will meet Azeri interests

"Any document to be signed between Azerbaijan and Armenia presidents in Bucharest on Nagorno Garabagh conflict regulation will be in favor of official Baku," stated Armenia Democratic Party's chairman, MP Aram Sarkisian.
03 June 2006 [13:56]

Armenians burns one more village in Aghdam

Armenians set fire to the occupied village Bash Gervend of Azerbaijna's Aghdam region.
03 June 2006 [13:36]

President Aliyev receives Interstate Aviation Committee's Head

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on 2 June received the chairperson of Interstate Aviation Committee Tatyana Anodina.
03 June 2006 [13:28]

Russia Interior Armies deputy commander will visit Baku

Delegation headed by Russia Interior Armies deputy commander, general-colonel Sergey Topchiy will visit Baku on June 19.
03 June 2006 [12:49]

Justice Minister visited Strabourg

Minister of Justice of Azerbaijan Fikret Mammadov has been visiting Strasbourg on May 3- June 2, to participate at the 13th general sitting of the Council of Europe Local and Regional Authorities (CELRA) Congress.
03 June 2006 [12:47]

Azeri FM meets Defence Minister of Tajikistan

On June 2, Foreign minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov met with the defence minister of Tajikistan, colonel-general Shirali Khayrulloyev.
03 June 2006 [12:13]

President Aliyev: "Baku will not support military action against Iran"

"Azerbaijan will not support military action against Iran, and Washington understands it," Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stated in an interview to French Le Figaro newspaper.
03 June 2006 [09:57]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict affects negatively to peace, stability and integration in the region"

Yesterday Azerbaijani FM Elmar Mammadyarov received Defense Minister of Tajikistan, general-colonel Shirali Khayrulloyev.
03 June 2006 [09:39]

Tahir Taghizadeh: "Azerbaijan welcomes US offer on Iran's nuclear problem"

Azerbaijan welcomes the Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's recent statement that the US is prepared to join direct talks with Iran.
03 June 2006 [09:36]

South Azerbaijan National Defense Committee established in Baku

South Azerbaijan National Defense Committee established in Baku, Organization Committee member Javidan Elbars informs.
03 June 2006 [09:23]

US Embassy: "Reports that US stands behind Iran events are groundless"

All are aware of the international concern over the situation on human rights in Iran, US charge d'affaires ad interim in Azerbaijan Jason Hyland said while commenting on Azerbaijanis demanding their rights in Iran recently.
03 June 2006 [09:04]

European Court of Human Rights to be appealed

The Human Rights Institute of Azerbaijan National Academy of Science held a press conference on determining steps to restore property rights of Azerbaijanis deported from Armenia.
02 June 2006 [22:44]

South Azerbaijan National Freedom Army established in Iran

South Azerbaijan National Freedom Army (SANFA) established in Iran, South Azerbaijan National Revival Movement European Organization informs.
02 June 2006 [22:33]

President received Iranian Industry and Mining Minister

Ilham Aliyev, The President of Azerbaijan, received delegation with Alirza Tahmasebi, Iranian Industry and Mining Minister.
02 June 2006 [22:01]

PACE delegation to visit Azerbaijan

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) delegation comprised of Leo Platvoet and Mack Nevill will arrive in Azerbaijan June 7.
02 June 2006 [21:55]

Azerbaijani newspaper publishes collage insulting Imam Khomeini and Khamnei

Azerbaijani newspaper "GUN" ("Day") published collage insulting Head of the Iran Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini and Supreme Religious leader Ayetoullah Khamnei.
02 June 2006 [21:55]

Diplomat denied US involvement in events in northern Iran

The US charge d'affaires in Azerbaijan Jason Hyland has denied US involvement in the events in northern Iran.
02 June 2006 [16:46]

Delegation headed by Matthew Bryza visits Azerbaijan

Delegation headed by the US deputy assistant secretary Matthew Bryza will visit Azerbaijan to participate in "Xezerneftgaz-2006" 13th conference to be held June 6-9.
02 June 2006 [16:32]

Azerbaijan to conduct local by-elections in October

Repeat local elections will be held to the local authorities, in which the 2004 local elections results were annulled, in Azerbaijan in October this year.
02 June 2006 [16:10]

Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents to have tete-a-tete meeting in Bucharest

Armenian President Robert Kocharian will pay two-day working visit to Romania June 4.
02 June 2006 [15:17]

MPs to partake in PACE committee meetings

The meetings of the PACE (Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe) Committees on Political Affairs, Monitoring, Legal Affairs and Human Rights are due to take place from 2 to 8 June in Paris.
02 June 2006 [15:09]

Brutal suppression of protesters in Tabriz

To contain unrests in Tabriz, provincial capital of East Azerbaijan, suppressive forces are deployed on streets throughout the city.
02 June 2006 [13:24]

Over 10,000 demonstrate in Tabriz despite severe repression

According to reports from Iran over 10,000 people demonstrated on Wednesday in Tabriz, provincial capital of East Azerbaijan, despite undeclared marshal law.
02 June 2006 [12:23]

Armenians break cease-fire for 150 times, Azerbaijan lose platoon of soldiers in the past five months

The Armenian Armed Forces violated the cease-fire from different directions of the front line for ten times in May this year.
02 June 2006 [12:20]

European Union attaches great importance to NK conflict's settlement

The European Union (EU) supports OSCE Minsk Group activity in Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement.
02 June 2006 [10:12]

China tells Iran it supports negotiations on nukes

China's foreign minister spoke with his Iranian counterpart by telephone on Friday, telling him that Beijing supports all efforts to resolve the Iran nuclear issue through diplomatic negotiations, state media reported.
02 June 2006 [10:07]

Turkish, Russian FMs discusses Nagorno Karabakh conflict

Turkish FM Abdullah Gul asked his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov that Russia supports Turkey in its fight against terrorism.
02 June 2006 [09:58]

President Aliyev hails Azerbaijan-Russia ties

Azerbaijani President Ilkham Aliyev hailed on Thursday relations between Azerbaijan and Russia, citing them as a role model in relations between a big and a smaller country, which used to be part of the former Soviet Union.
02 June 2006 [09:10]

President Aliyev says no to 'second Armenian state'

President Ilham Aliyev has said Azerbaijan will never come to terms with the loss of its lands and with the establishment of the second Armenian state on its territory.
01 June 2006 [19:43]

Zardusht Alizade: "Some revolutionaries forget that Iran is led by an ethnic Azeri"

Azeri political expert Zardusht Alizade's inrerview to Regnum news agency.
01 June 2006 [19:36]

Anti-government demonstrations continue in Iran's northwestern provinces

Despite brutal suppression of people in Azeri provinces and the dispatch of anti-riot commando units, demonstrations and clashes in various cities in that region continue.
01 June 2006 [19:28]

Iranian UAV buzzes USS Ronald Reagan

An Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle purportedly buzzed a U.S. carrier in the Persian Gulf for 25 minutes before safely returning to its base.
01 June 2006 [19:22]

US urges Iran to take time to study offer of talks

The White House urged Iran on Thursday to take several days to carefully consider a U.S. offer of talks on its nuclear program, despite Tehran's rejection of a U.S. condition it stop enriching uranium first.
01 June 2006 [19:17]

U.S. Senator Sam Brownback seeks regime change in Iran

Senator Sam Brownback, a Republican from Kansas, Senator Ron Wyman, a Democrat from Oregon, and the senior Democrat on the House International Relations Committee, Tom Lantos of California, issued a statement to the effect that "in the global war on terror, our next strategic, surgical focus needs to be Iran."
01 June 2006 [19:14]

75 Euro MPs seek to ban Ahmadinejad from World Cup tournament

Seventy-five members of the European parliament on Thursday signed a petition demanding that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad be banned from European soil and not allowed to attend matches played by the Iranian national football team at the World Cup which kicks off in Germany on 9 June.
01 June 2006 [19:09]

Armenian parliament elects new speaker

Armenia's parliament, the National Assembly, elected a new speaker Thursday following the resignation of the previous incumbent in May.
01 June 2006 [18:47]

Armenians burn houses in five occupied villages of Aghdam

Armenians are burning Yusifjanli, Novruzlu, Baghmanlar, Sarijali and Saybali villages of Azerbaijan's region of Aghdam they have occupied.
01 June 2006 [18:45]

Iranian Turkmens: "We consider the insult to Azeri people as done to us"

Iranian Turkmens' secret Turkmensahra Liberation Organization issued a statement protesting against mass murder and arrest of Azerbaijani demonstrators in Tabriz, Iran.
01 June 2006 [18:38]

Azerbaijan, Tajikistan seal defence cooperation deal

Azerbaijan and Tajikistan have signed an agreement on military cooperation.
01 June 2006 [18:30]

Armenian Ambassador to Iran proposed to use Armenian special forces to stop actions in South Azerbaijan

Armenia Ambassador to Iran Gegam Garibjanian holding secret talks with government of Iran proposed bringing of military force from his country to stop the actions in South Azerbaijan.
01 June 2006 [17:15]

European Azerbaijanis hold rally in Brussels in support of protests in Iran

Azerbaijanis living in Europe hold a rally in the Belgian capital, Brussels, in support of Azerbaijani demonstrators in Iran.
01 June 2006 [15:10]

Azerbaijani delegation to raise question for co-rapporteurs insulting authorities

The Azerbaijani delegation to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) will raise a question at PACE related to the Monitoring Committee co-rapporteurs on Azerbaijan Andreas Gross and Andres Herkel making insulting statements on the Azerbaijani authorities.
01 June 2006 [15:04]

Agreement signed between Azerbaijan and Tajikistan on military cooperation

Today a contract between Azerbaijan and Tajikistan on cooperation in military field has been signed.
01 June 2006 [13:48]

President receives CIS executive secretary Vladimir Rushailo

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on 1 June at Presidential Palace received the Chairman of Executive Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Executive Secretary Vladimir Rushailo.
01 June 2006 [13:43]

Ilham Aliyev sent message of congratulation to President of Italy

President of Azerbaijan congratulated the President of the Republic of Italy Giorgio Napolitano on the country's national holiday - Day of Republic.
01 June 2006 [13:05]

Iran rejects US conditions for nuclear talks

Iran has rejected US conditions for groundbreaking talks on its disputed nuclear programme, saying that it was ready for negotiations with its arch-enemy but was not prepared to freeze its enrichment of uranium.
01 June 2006 [12:55]

EU-UNDP conduct regional seminar in Tbilisi

Fourth phase of the European Union and UNDP financed regional Southern Caucasus Anti-Drug Program (SCAD) is being realized.
01 June 2006 [12:48]

Commander of Internal troops to visit China

Deputy Interior Minister of Azerbaijan Republic, Commander of the Internal Troops general-lieutenant Zakir Hasanov on 4 June will pay an official visit to the People's Republic of China on the invitation of his counterpart.
01 June 2006 [12:27]

Delegation of Saudi Arabia visits Heydar Aliyev Foundation

Deputy chief of the Main Department on Youth, the Prince of Saudi Arabia Emir Navvaf ibn Feisal ibn Fahd ibn Abdel Aziz and his retinue on 31 May have visited the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.
01 June 2006 [12:19]

Turkish Daily News: "Iranian minority groups seeking US help to topple regime"

Iranian Kurd parties say they want a federal Iran, not secession.
01 June 2006 [12:15]

AlterNet: "Cheney starts new Cold War over oil"

An article by Mark Ames, editor of the Moscow English alt weekly, The eXile.
01 June 2006 [12:08]

Constitutional Court to ratify repeat parliamentary elections results

Azerbaijan's Constitutional Court (CC) will ratify the results of the 13 May partial re-run of the parliamentary elections on 5 June.
01 June 2006 [08:07]

Bahar Muradova receives European Ambassadors to OSCE

Head of the Azerbaijani delegation to OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, vice-president of parliament, Bahar Muradova today received Ambassadors of European states to OSCE, who are visiting our country to familiarize with it.
01 June 2006 [07:53]

Israeli National Infrastructure Minister to visit Azerbaijan

Member of the new Israeli government - National Infrastructure Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer to visit Baku from June 6 to 8.
01 June 2006 [07:36]

Sardar Jalaloglu: "Musavat aced in the elections in accord with scenario"

"Musavat Party did not make concessions for the parties represented in Azadliq bloc. On the contrary, they tried to keep other parties in the shade all issues."
01 June 2006 [07:33]

COE Congress of Local and Regional Authorities: "Azerbaijani delegation's credentials will be frozen"

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe is holding its plenary session from May 30 to June 1.
31 May 2006 [23:36]

Jerusalem Post: "US Iran proposal doesn't surprise Israel"

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's dramatic announcement that the US was willing to hold direct talks with Iran if it stopped enriching uranium was not a complete surprise in Jerusalem, where the possibility of such a move has been discussed at various levels for some time.
31 May 2006 [23:31]

US offers to join Iran talks, crude oil futures fell about $US1.50 a barrel

The US, in a major policy shift toward Iran, said today it would join key European powers in talks with Tehran if it suspended its nuclear enrichment program.
31 May 2006 [22:13]

Axis Information and Analysis: "Israeli MP assisted Iran on the Caucasus"

Deputy Head of the Israeli Government, Minister of Foreign Affairs Tsipi Livni was going to visit Azerbaijan in the near future, but all of a sudden this week the preparations for her visit were terminated. This was announced by a well-informed diplomatic sources in Tel Aviv.
31 May 2006 [22:02]

Iranian Supreme Supervisory Council meets to confront popular uprisings

On Monday, a meeting of the Supreme Supervisory Council to find ways in dealing with uprising in Azeris provinces titled "Examination of Ethnic Problems" was convened in the mullahs' Majlis (parliament), the state-run news agency, IRNA, reported.
31 May 2006 [21:21]

The visit to Paris ends

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, taking part in spring session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Paris, May 31 has left for home.
31 May 2006 [21:00]

YAP issued protest against Andreas Gross' statement

The ruling Yeni Azerbaijan Party (YAP) issued statement protesting against co-rapporteur of Monitoring Committee from the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), Andreas Gross' harshly insulting Azerbaijan.
31 May 2006 [20:44]

Afshar Suleymani: "No one was killed in the latest events in Iran"

"The forces wanting Iran to face interior problems are seeking their benefits not just the people’s. Who can claim that America really intends to serve for the national benefit of Iranian people? It is not so! The United States has made many mistakes due to its national interests. I can prove it from historical background. They, however, will not succeed and will not be able to create problems for Iran," Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Afshar Suleymani stated.
31 May 2006 [18:14]

Konstantin Kosachev: "Russia to back any decision on Karabakh"

Russia will uphold any decision on Nagorno-Karabakh that will meet the interests of Armenia and Azerbaijan, said Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee.
31 May 2006 [17:45]

Treaty on strategic partnership between Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan approved

On Wednesday the deputies of the Majilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan have approved a bill on "On ratification of the Treaty on strategic partnership and allied relations between Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan".
31 May 2006 [17:41]

Azeri Defence Minister on possible particpation of Ukraine in the Karabakh settlement

Defence Minister of Azerbaijan Safar Abiyev does not rule out that the peacekeeping corps of ODED-GUAM may engage a peaceful settlement mission in Nagorny Karabakh. He has revealed it Wednesday at a press conference after a session of CIS Defence Ministers' Council.
31 May 2006 [15:32]

Third phase of Turkey-Armenia unofficial talks yields no result either

Since a letter that Turkey's Prime Minister Rajab Tayyib Erdoghan sent to Armenia's President Robert Kocharian diplomats from both states have had three private meetings.
31 May 2006 [15:30]

European Commission: "Companies and organizations liaising with Nagorno Karabakh may face sanctions"

"Northern Cyprus and Nagorno Karabakh conflicts should not be put into the same position, because these problems are quite different from each other," said Emma Udwin, Special Representative of The European Union (EU) New Neighborhood Policy Programme Commissioner.
31 May 2006 [15:21]

Committee of Support for South Azerbaijan National Movement set up

A meeting on establishment of the Committee of Support for South Azerbaijan National Movement took place on Wednesday.
31 May 2006 [15:16]

Prime Minister receives CIS Defense Ministers Board delegation

Azerbaijan's Prime Minister Arthur Rasizadeh today received the delegation of the Board of Defense Ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
31 May 2006 [15:11]

Sergei Ivanov: "Russian proposals to Iran still on table"

Russia's offers to help solve the long-running controversy around Iran's nuclear program are still on the negotiating table, the Russian defense minister said Wednesday.
31 May 2006 [15:08]

Sergei Ivanov: "Stationing of Russian military equipment in Armenia cannot break stability in the region"

"Russia's small amount of military equipment, mainly military property withdrawn from the military base in Georgia is taken to Russian military base in Gumru, Armenia.
31 May 2006 [15:02]

EU could assume Caucasus peacekeeping role

The European Union's new special representative for the South Caucasus sees an enhanced role for the EU in conflict resolution.