Politics

11 February 2008 [17:39]

Vahdat party proposing to create election bloc to support Ilham Aliyev at presidential elections

A regular session of the political board of the Vahdat party was held today.
11 February 2008 [17:32]

Milli Medjlis investigating occupation of Azerbaijan's historical lands by Armenians

Milli Medjlis will undertake a political decision on the Armenian state, which emerged on the historical lands of Azerbaijan.
11 February 2008 [17:09]

Candidate to Armenian president Aram Arutyunan calls on candidates to sign appeal on peaceful solution of Karabagh problem

The resolution of the Karabakh problem requires a single approach.
11 February 2008 [16:55]

Azerbaijan-related report of CE Commissioner for Human Rights to be heard on February 20

The report on Azerbaijan made by Thomas Hammarberg, CE Commissioner for Human Rights will be heard at the meeting of the CoE Committee of Ministers on February 20, Thomas Hammarberg’s assistant Alexander Hestsel told APA.
11 February 2008 [13:54]

Iran eases visa regime with Azerbaijan

“Iran eased visa regime between Azerbaijan and Iran”, APA reports with reference to Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Iran to Azerbaijan Nasir Hamidi Zare.
11 February 2008 [13:16]

Ziyafet Askerov: "International organizations should treat seriously the execution of CoE resolution 14/16 on Nagorno Garabagh"

Azerbaijan agrees to participate in conferences, initiated by international organizations for MPs of Azerbaijan and Armenia.
11 February 2008 [13:01]

Imprisoned reporter Ganimat Zahid's appeal to be sent to European Court this week

The appeal of imprisoned editor-in-chief of Azadlyg newspaper Ganimat Zahid will be sent to the European Court of Human Rights on February 13.
11 February 2008 [11:41]

President of Azerbaijan to pay official visit to Iran

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev will pay an official visit to Iran in late March-early April.
11 February 2008 [11:28]

Rauf Arifoglu: "If the authorities start suppressing protests aggressively, the events of 2003 may repeat"

"I consider the year of 2008 to be a period of serious opportunities for Azerbaijan, for democratic powers and for protesting electorate, which wants changes"
11 February 2008 [11:01]

Azerbaijani militaries to take part in NATO training on "Armament control"

Representatives of Azerbaijani armed forces will take part in several NATO-initiated events in the framework of bilateral cooperation under the "Partnership for Peace" program.
11 February 2008 [10:46]

Armenians violate ceasefire again

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on February 10 and 11 again.
11 February 2008 [10:37]

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister: "Resolution of frozen conflicts is important for European security"

44th Munich Conference on Security Policy started in Germany on February 9, APA reports.
11 February 2008 [10:28]

Turkish Prime Minister: "Nagorno Karabakh events disclose who committed genocide and drove out innocent people from their lands"

There occurred an dispute between Turkish Prime Minister Rejep Tayyip Erdogan and Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan, APA reports
11 February 2008 [10:20]

Sergey Kuznetsov: "It would be expedient to adopt alterations to the Election Code at the spring session of Milli Medjlis"

We have already told that alterations to the Election Code must be adopted within a period, which would allow preparing the election commissions, the administration and voters to the changes.
11 February 2008 [10:11]

US senator: "Adoption of a resolution on Armenian genocide will be harmful for US-Turkish relations

Adoption of the resolution on Armenian genocide (H.Res. 106) may harm US-Turkey relations and erode the US positions in Middle East and Central Asia, US Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia said in a response to a protest letter sent by an Azerbaijani via United States Azeris Network (USAN).
09 February 2008 [15:20]

Two more congressmen join Work Group on Azerbaijan

Two more U.S. congressmen have joined a Work group on Azerbaijan.
09 February 2008 [13:28]

Armenians violate ceasefire in Gazakh and Agdam

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on February 8 and 9 again.
09 February 2008 [13:13]

Azerbaijan-Turkmenistan talks on Caspian status completed in Baku

The talks of expert groups led by deputy Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan Kh.Khalafov and Kh.Babayev regarding the status of the Caspian Sea and separation of sea ground have finished in Baku.
09 February 2008 [12:24]

Isa Gambar: "Wages to teachers should be raised by three times"

A joint session of the leadership of the Musavat party and the party commission on education was held on February 8.
09 February 2008 [12:12]

Chairman of Azerbaijan's Liberal-Democratic Party meets with late Benazir Bhutto's husband

Fuad Aliyev, chairman of the Liberal-Democratic Party of Azerbaijan, held a number of meetings in Pakistan.
09 February 2008 [11:35]

Sergey Kuznetsov: "We are happy with the continuation of the dialog and hope that the government of Azerbaijan will take account of our recommendations in the Election Code"

During our visit to Baku we have specified definite points which we will consider in details.
09 February 2008 [10:57]

Dr. John Vafai, Organizer of "Azerbaijanis for McCain, elected delegate to Republican Convention

John Changiz Vafai, an attorney from New York, has been elected a Delegate to the Republican National Convention, pledged to Senator John McCain.
09 February 2008 [10:13]

Musavat opposition party not to join election blocs or coalitions

The Musavat party intends to unite the protesting electorate at the presidential elections in Azerbaijan.
08 February 2008 [18:37]

Activists of Iranian Azerbaijanis' movement sentenced to one year imprisonment

The Revolution Court of Tebriz has delivered a verdict on seven activists of the National Movement of South Azerbaijan.
08 February 2008 [18:28]

Iranian Ambassador to Russia: "Iran is for the peaceful resolution of Nagorno-Garabagh conflict"

Official Tehran is for the peaceful resolution of Nagorno Garabagh conflict.
08 February 2008 [18:21]

President of Azerbaijan receives Saudi Arabian ambassador to Azerbaijan

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received Ali Hasan Ahmed Jafar, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Saudi Arabia to our country due to the completion of his diplomatic mission.
08 February 2008 [18:15]

President of Azerbaijan receives chairman of PACE subcommittee on Nagorno Garabagh

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received chairman of PACE subcommittee on Nagorno Garabagh Lord Russel Johnston.
08 February 2008 [18:08]

Lord Russel Johnston holds meetings in Azerbaijani parliament

Lord Russel Johnston, chairman of the PACE subcommittee for Nagorno-Garabagh conflict, who arrived in Baku, held a number of meetings in the Parliament of Azerbaijan.
08 February 2008 [17:49]

OSCE chairman-in-office to take part in opening ceremony of new OSCE Baku office

Ilkka Kanerva, OSCE chairman-in-office and Finland's Foreign Minister will take part at the opening ceremony of the OSCE Baku office in the framework of his visit to Baku.
08 February 2008 [17:43]

Imprisoned reporter Eynulla Fatullayev's appeal sent to Azerbaijan's Supreme Court

The appeal on the case of Eynulla Fatullayev, editor-in-chief of the Gundelik Azerbaijan newspaper, against the verdict delivered by the Baku Appellate Court, has been sent to the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan.
08 February 2008 [17:32]

Venice Commission experts meet with PACE co-rapporteurs on Azerbaijan

A regular round of talks between the representatives of Azerbaijani powers and experts of the CoE Venice Commission is held in Baku.
08 February 2008 [17:05]

One more congressman becomes member of Work Group on Azerbaijan at US Congress

Member of US House of Representatives Shelley Moore Capito joined the Work Group on Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijani embassy to the US told APA.
08 February 2008 [16:54]

Andres Herkel: "Appointment of a rapporteur on political prisoners in Azerbaijan will depend on the activity of the work group on this problem"

It is now difficult to speak of the need to appoint a PACE rapporteur on political prisoners in Azerbaijan.
08 February 2008 [16:43]

Andres Herkel: "We had some differences with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on a number of issues"

I came to a conclusion during my visit to Azerbaijan that the society is split into two parts and I think, it is necessary to achieve reconciliation in the year of elections.
08 February 2008 [16:14]

Armenians violate ceasefire in five regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on February 7 and 8 again.
07 February 2008 [17:58]

Armenia's National-Democratic Party: "Former powers always had pessimistic spirits regarding Nagorno Garabagh conflict settlement"

Interest to the Garabagh problem during an election campaign in Armenia has increased due to participation of former powers in it.
07 February 2008 [17:36]

Sardar Jalaloglu: "The Venice commission and powers will introduce cosmetic amendments to the Election Code of Azerbaijan"

The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Azerbaijani powers plans to discuss the improvement of the Election Code of Azerbaijan on February 8.
07 February 2008 [16:51]

Vladimir Zakharov: "Russia will never be able to return to the South Caucasus if it losses Armenia"

Russia currently lacks an exact policy regarding the South Caucasus states.
07 February 2008 [15:15]

Oqtay Asadov: "European integration is the main priority of official Baku's external policy"

PACE co-rapporteurs Andres Herkel and Eugenia Zhivkova highly evaluated official Baku's integration with the Europe and its cooperation with the Council of Europe.
07 February 2008 [14:35]

Azerbaijan's Defense Minister leaves for Vilnius to participate in NATO-initiated arrangement

Azerbaijan's Defense Minister Safar Abiyev has left for Vilnius.
07 February 2008 [12:52]

Armenian Prime Minister Serj Sarkisyan: "There are three provisions for resolution of Nagorno Garabagh conflict"

There are three provisions under which the Armenian side can pass to discussion of technical details of an agreement on the Garabagh issue.
07 February 2008 [12:34]

Heydar Babayev: "I have nothing to do with politics"

"I have nothing to do with politics, therefore I don't have any political opponents"
07 February 2008 [11:41]

Azerbaijan's Minister of National Security: "783 citizens of Azerbaijan are held captive in Armenia and occupied lands" - PHOTO

Azerbaijan's Minister of National Security Eldar Mahmudov received PACE co-rapporteurs on Azerbaijan Andres Herkel and Eugenia Zhivkova, currently visiting our country.
07 February 2008 [10:59]

Armenians violate ceasefire in four directions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on February 6 and 7 again.
07 February 2008 [10:45]

Imprisoned reporter Mirza Sakit to be transfered to medical center of Penitentiary Service

Convicted reporter of Azadlyg opposition newspaper Mirza Sakit will be transferred to the Medical Center of the Penitentiary Service under Azerbaijan's Ministry of Justice this Saturday.
07 February 2008 [10:36]

PACE co-rapporteurs on Azerbaijan meet with Ali Insanov and Eynulla Fatullayev

The co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Azerbaijan Andres Herkel and Eugenia Zhivkova visited jails No 12 and 13 in Azerbaijan.
06 February 2008 [18:58]

IOC president: "We have discussed not only issues of sports with Azerbaijan's President"

A press conference of president of International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge, who paid one day visit to Baku, was held in the administrative building of the National Olympic Committee of Azerbaijan.
06 February 2008 [18:29]

Ilham Aliyev receives PACE co-rapporteurs on Azerbaijan

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received co-rapporteurs of PACE Monitoring Committee Andres Herkel and Eugenia Zhivkova.
06 February 2008 [18:18]

Mubariz Akhmedoglu: "Ilham Aliyev's visit to the frontline region became the top event of January in Azerbaijan"

Ilham Aliyev's visit to the frontline region became the top event of January in Azerbaijan.
06 February 2008 [17:42]

Mubariz Akhmedoglu: "Azerbaijan and Georgia should discuss the threat posed by the North Caucasus"

Azerbaijan and Georgia should discuss the problem of threat posed by the North Caucasus.
06 February 2008 [17:22]

Sattar Mekhbaliyev: "Foreign companies must observe Azerbaijani laws"

Rude violation of the rights of Azerbaijani employees are observed in Statoil and DHD, operating in Azerbaijan.
06 February 2008 [16:59]

Safar Abiyev: "Azerbaijan will never accept Armenia's occupation policy"

Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Safar Abiyev received Tierri Borja de Mozotu, permanent diplomatic representative of French Defense Minister, today.
06 February 2008 [16:44]

Center of Democratic Elections planning to discuss alterations to Election Code with political powers of Azerbaijan

Center of Democratic Elections held a regular session in the headquarters of the Party of Classic Popular Frond.
06 February 2008 [15:58]

President of Azerbaijan receives US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State on academic programs

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received Tom Farrel, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State on academic programs, Day.Az reports with reference to the press service for the President.
06 February 2008 [15:34]

Benita Ferrero-Waldner: "Peaceful solution of Nagorno-Garabagh conflict does exist, it just requires political will of the leaderships of the countries"

Possible forced solution can never be a variant for resolution of Nagorno-Garabagh conflict.
06 February 2008 [15:07]

Dimitrij Rupel: "EU considers forced resolution of Nagorno-Garabagh conflict to be inadmissible"

"The European Union considers forced resolution of Nagorno-Garabagh conflict to be inadmissible".
06 February 2008 [14:59]

One more activist of Azerbaijani movement in Iran arrested

Khojat-ul-Islam Abdulaziz Azimi Gadim, one of the activists of the movement for restoration of the rights of Iranian Azerbaijanis, has been sentenced to one year of imprisonment.
06 February 2008 [13:02]

Siyavush Mamedov: "Armenians want to benefit from imposing their "genocide" on the world community"

The young generation of Armenia is infected with unhealthy ideology, which leads to the misunderstanding of surrounding reality by the young people and exaltation of their "ethnic supremacy".
06 February 2008 [12:11]

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State arrives in Azerbaijan

Thomas Farrel, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for educational programs in the Bureau of Education and Culture, has arrived in Baku.
06 February 2008 [12:01]

PACE co-rapporteurs on Azerbaijan visit correctional ward No 1

Andres Herkel and Eugenia Zhivkova, PACE co-rapporteurs on Azerbaijan, visited correctional ward No 1 yesterday.
06 February 2008 [11:56]

Lord Russel-Johnston to arrive in Baku Thursday

Lord Russel-Johnston, chairman of the PACE subcommittee for Nagorno-Garabagh conflict, will arrive in Baku on February 7.
06 February 2008 [11:44]

Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan discussing Caspian status in Baku

Bilateral Azerbaijani-Turkmen talks on the definition of the Caspian status to last until February 10 started in Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry, in Baku, Wednesday.
06 February 2008 [11:31]

Plan of Rasul Guliyev's return to Azerbaijan to be discussed in one of European countries

The Supreme Medjlis of the Party of Open Society has systematized a plan of Rasul Guliyev's return to Azerbaijan.
06 February 2008 [10:48]

Armenians break ceasefire

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on February 6 again.
05 February 2008 [18:58]

Farhad Aliyev transferred to Medical center of Ministry of Justice

Azerbaijan's former Minister of Economic Development Farhad Aliyev has been transferred to the medical center of the Ministry of Justice.
05 February 2008 [18:47]

New French ambassador to Azerbaijan to arrive in Baku late March

Newly-appointed French ambassador to Azerbaijan Odile Remik-Adim will arrive in Baku late in March, French embassy in Azerbaijan told APA.
05 February 2008 [18:39]

President Ilham Aliyev congratulates Serbian President Boris Tadic on his re-election

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev sent Tuesday a congratulatory letter to Boris Tadic on his reelection as President of Serbia.
05 February 2008 [16:30]

Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister receives PACE rapporteurs on Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov met with PACE co-rapporteurs on Azerbaijan Andres Herkel (Estonia) and Eugenia Zhivkova (Bulgaria).
05 February 2008 [16:21]

Ali Gasanov: "Speculations around the topic of political prisoners in Azerbaijan are observed again"

"Unfortunately, speculations around the topic of political prisoners are observed again".