Politics

16 August 2008 [09:53]

Armenians violate ceasefire

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on August 15 and 16.
16 August 2008 [09:09]

Arif Hajili: "Azerbaijani opposition might cooperate in period of presidential elections"

"Cooperation of Azerbaijani opposition in period before elections is quite real", said chief of the Musavat party head office Arif Hajili.
15 August 2008 [17:32]

Bush warns Russia over Georgia 'bullying'

S president George Bush has made a statement on the situation in Georgia at White House today.
15 August 2008 [16:30]

One more journalist puts forward his candidacy in Azerbaijan

One more man has been nominated for Presidency.
15 August 2008 [16:21]

Panah Huseyn: "Coalition of Azerbaijani opposition will be successful"

"The idea of the unification of Azerbaijani opposition into a single coalition will being only success", said Milli Medjlis deputy Panah Huseyn.
15 August 2008 [15:38]

Georgian Olympians to leave Beijing on the airplane of Azerbaijani team

The first group of Azerbaijani Olympians will return to Baku on August 16.
15 August 2008 [14:53]

Ilgar Mamedov: "Dislocation of missile defense in Poland is the dictates of the present time"

Dislocation of the missile defense in Poland is the dictates of the present time, said famous political scientist Ilgar Mamedov.
15 August 2008 [13:52]

President of Azerbaijan receives chief executive of American Jewish Committee

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received chief executive of American Jewish Committee David Harris, reports Day.Az with reference to the official website of the President of Azerbaijan.
15 August 2008 [13:25]

Russian cluster bombs kill civilians

Human Rights Watch researchers have uncovered evidence that Russian aircraft dropped cluster bombs in populated areas in Georgia, killing at least 11 civilians and injuring dozens, Human Rights Watch said today.
15 August 2008 [12:33]

Turkish Premier to visit Azerbaijan next week

Turkish Premier Erdoğan announced that he would go to Azerbaijan next week for a meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev regarding his Caucasus plan and the security of the energy projects that concern Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan.
15 August 2008 [11:37]

Civil Solidarity Party to hold zonal sessions in Azerbaijani regions

The Civil Solidarity Party will start holding zonal sessions in the Azerbaijani regions in September, said head of the party's steering committee Samir Asadli.
15 August 2008 [11:20]

There are no victims among Georgian Azerbaijanis

Day.Az interview with Fazil Hasanov, chaiman of the Azerbaijan Culture Center of Marneuli (Georgia).
15 August 2008 [11:08]

Candidate for presidency in Azerbaijan Fuad Aliyev to use slogan "From freedom of speech to supremacy of law" during elections

The Liberal-Democratic Party of Azerbaijan has ratified an election slogan, it will use during the presidential elections, said party chairman Fuad Aliyev.
15 August 2008 [11:00]

Co-rapporteurs of PACE Monitoring Committee to visit Azerbaijan

Co-rapporteurs of the PACE Monitoring Committee on Azerbaijan Andres Herkel and Eugenia Zhivkova will pay a regular visit to Baku.
15 August 2008 [10:33]

Mubariz Gurbanly: "No one will force Azerbaijani opposition to a dialogue"

"There is a dialogue within Azerbaijani opposition and it is reflected in various forms", said executive secretary of Yeni Azerbaijan party Mubariz Qurbanly, commenting on possible arrangement of a dialogue between powers and opposition for discussing of the most urgent problems of the country.
15 August 2008 [10:18]

Head of American Jewish Committee: "We are Azerbaijan's friends"

Day.Az interview with David Harris, chief executive of the American Jewish committee.
15 August 2008 [10:05]

Armenians violate ceasefire in three regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on August 14 and 15.
15 August 2008 [09:31]

Lala Shovket: "Russia has restored the unpleasant image of the Soviet Union"

"Azadlyg bloc has given an unambiguous assessment to Russia's aggressive policy against independent Georgia", said Lala Shovkat, leader of the Liberal Party of Azerbaijan and National unity movement as well as co-chair of Azadlyg bloc.
15 August 2008 [09:14]

President of Azerbaijan offers liberation day greetings to South Korean counterpart

President Ilham Aliyev has sent a congratulatory letter to South Korean leader Lee Myung-bak as his country celebrates Liberation Day.
15 August 2008 [09:09]

President of Azerbaijan returns home from Beijing

President Ilham Aliyev has ended his trip to China where he watched the Olympic Games` opening ceremony.
14 August 2008 [17:45]

Camera crew of Azerbaijani ANS TV channel subjected to fire in Georgian Gori

A camera crew of Azerbaijani ANS TV channel and tens of journalists were subjected to fire in Gori city, reports Day.Az with reference to ANS website.
14 August 2008 [16:50]

Armenians commit arsons in three occupied regions of Azerbaijan - UPDATED

Armenian armed forces continue to commit arsons in the occupied Azerbaijani territories.
14 August 2008 [16:39]

Elin Suleymanov: "I hope there will not be a new cold war between the United States and Russia"

Day.Az interview with consul general for Azerbaijan in Los Angeles Elin Suleymanov.
14 August 2008 [14:32]

Russian Foreign Minister: "The territorial integrity of Georgia should be forgotten"

"The territorial integrity of Georgia should be forgotten", said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, according to ITAR-TASS.
14 August 2008 [14:11]

Mubariz Qurbanly: "Unification of Azerbaijani opposition into a coalition will not be effective"

"The parties, not participating in the presidential elections of Azerbaijan, will not be able to influence public opinion and the process of presidential elections", said executive secretary of the Yeni Azerbaijan party Mubariz Qurbanly, commenting on the creation of a coalition by Azerbaijani opposition.
14 August 2008 [13:14]

Ali Hasanov: "Azerbaijani voters will lose nothing if anybody does not run for the elections"

"We will not be concerned if anyone rejects participation in the elections. I am sure that Azerbaijani voters will lose nothing either", Chief of Socio-Political Department of the President’s Executive Office Ali Hasanov said, APA reports.
14 August 2008 [13:03]

Ali Hasanov: "Presidential elections in Azerbaijan will be fair and transparent"

Presidential elections in Azerbaijan will be held on the highest level, said chief of the public policy department of the presidential administration Ali Hasanov, according to Interfax-Azerbaijan.
14 August 2008 [12:04]

Rasul Guliyev's party: "There is a need for a new coalition of opposition in Azerbaijan"

"The Open Society Party always proposed an initiative of creating of a single coalition of opposition", said party deputy chairman Yaqub Abbasov.
14 August 2008 [10:21]

Fazil Qazanfaroghlu: "There can not be any dialogue between officials and opposition in Azerbaijan"

"Azerbaijani government does not take any actions for initiating a dialogue with opposition", said chairman of Great Creation party, MP Fazil Qazanfaroghlu, commenting on possible initiation of talks between powers and opposition in the sphere of settling most urgent problems.
14 August 2008 [10:15]

Armenians violate ceasefire in Fizuli, Khojavend, Aghdam, Jebrail

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on August 13 and 14.
14 August 2008 [09:46]

International Republicans Institute to hold pre-election seminar with Lenkoran youth

A two day training-seminar of the US International Republicans Institute started in Lenkoran today.
14 August 2008 [09:38]

Paata Davitaya: "The next objects of Russia's military aggression will be Ukraine and Azerbaijan"

Day.Az interview with chairman of the My sami political movement Paata Davitaya.
14 August 2008 [09:15]

Fazil Qazanfaroghlu: "The Great Creation party intends to rent an office"

The Great Creation Party does not intend to hold any actions demanding an office from the state, said party chairman, MP Fazil Qazanfaroghlu.
14 August 2008 [09:05]

President of Azerbaijan sends Independence Day greetings to Pakistani counterpart

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today sent a letter of congratulation to President of Pakistan Parviz Musharraf on the country`s holiday, Independence Day.
14 August 2008 [08:50]

Operation of Western Union and MoneyGram monetary transfers system to be resumed in Azerbaijan

Operation of the Western Union and MoneyGram monetary transfers system will be resumed in Azerbaijan on August 14, said the press service for the National Bank of Azerbaijan.
13 August 2008 [16:55]

Spokeswoman for BP-Azerbaijan: "All our facilities in Georgia are safe"

We keep the situation under control and regularly assess the developments, said spokeswoman for BP-Azerbaijan Tamam Bayatli.
13 August 2008 [15:31]

Georgian embassy to Azerbaijan: "Russian troops used Iskander missile system in the direction of the BTC pipeline"

Russian troops, which occupied the Georgian territory, used the Iskander missile system in the direction of the BTC pipeline, says a statement, released today by the Georgian embassy to Azerbaijan.
13 August 2008 [15:26]

Azerbaijan's Green Party to participate in presidential elections under slogan "For green life"

The Green Party of Azerbaijan will participate in the presidential elections of Azerbaijan with a slogan "For green life", said party chairman Mais Gulaliyev, nominating his candidacy for presidential elections.
13 August 2008 [15:16]

Google explains map blank on Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia

Anyone looking on Google Maps at Georgia in recent days for further information about the conflict with Russia in the past few days will have drawn a blank.
13 August 2008 [14:41]

British charity launches aid appeal for Georgia war victims

British charity Save the Children on Tuesday launched an appeal for one million dollars (670,000 euros) in funds to help thousands of children and their families displaced by the Georgia-Russia conflict, according to the Foreign Ministry of Georgia.
13 August 2008 [14:36]

Russian ambassador to Azerbaijan: "The recent military clashes are not connected with Georgia's intention to join NATO"

Russia has always stated that each country decides independently about participation in any coalition, said Russian ambassador to Azerbaijan Vasili Istratov, commenting on Georgia's plans to join NATO.
13 August 2008 [14:21]

Russian ambassador to Azerbaijan: "Georgia will be able to leave the CIS only in 12 months"

There is a certain procedure for leaving the CIS and Georgia has not yet initiated it, said Russian ambassador to Azerbaijan Vasili Istratov at a press conference today.
13 August 2008 [13:55]

Sardar Jalaloghlu: "The coalition of Azerbaijani opposition can be created following the presidential elections"

"The coalition of Azerbaijani opposition can be created following the presidential elections with formation of a new political situation", said chairman of the Azerbaijan Democratic Party Sardar Jalaloghlu.
13 August 2008 [13:44]

Another protest held in front of Russian embassy in Baku

The next fourth protest in front of the Russian embassy since the beginning of military actions against Georgia by Russia was held in Baku on August 13 by initiative of the activists of the Azerbaijani nongovernmental sector Ilgar Mamedov and Ilgar Ibrahimoghlu.
13 August 2008 [12:58]

Russian ambassador to Azerbaijan: "We hope the regional countries will draw correct conclusions from the events in Georgia"

We do hope that the regional countries will draw correct conclusions from the events in Georgia, said Russian ambassador to Azerbaijan Vasili Istratov.
13 August 2008 [12:41]

Hafiz Pashayev: "Azerbaijan is for intensification of activity for cooperation with US"

Azerbaijan is for intensification of activity for cooperation with US, said deputy foreign minister Hafiz Pashayev, according to Interfax-Azerbaijan.
13 August 2008 [11:03]

Hafiz Pashayev: "Georgia has a right to settle the issue of its CIS walkout independently"

Decision to leave CIS is Georgia's own business, said deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Hafiz Pashayev, according to Interfax-Azerbaijan.
13 August 2008 [10:17]

Vafa Quluzade: "Russia may use Karabakh the way it used South Ossetia"

Day.Az interview with Vafa Quluzade, political scientist and former state adviser on external policy issues of Azerbaijan.
13 August 2008 [10:06]

Armenians violate ceasefire in four regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on August 12 and 13.
13 August 2008 [09:41]

Alovsat Aliyev: "Azerbaijan will not be alone in facing the threat of demographic catastrophe, which emerged in the region due to Russia's empire ambitions"

Day.Az interview with Alovsat Aliyev, head of the Center of legal assistance to migrants of Azerbaijan.
13 August 2008 [09:28]

Georgian Prime Minister: "Russian troops, entering Poti, may cause serious damage to Kulev oil terminal"

Georgian Prime Minister Vladimir Gurgenidze spoke of serious threat to foreign investments in Georgia, posed by the Russian side.
12 August 2008 [17:09]

Azadlyg party not to take part in presidential elections in Azerbaijan

The Azadlyg party, functioning in Azerbaijan, decided not to take part in the presidential elections with its candidate, said party chairman Ahmed Oruj.
12 August 2008 [15:54]

Murad Sadaddinov: "Persecution of Georgians by different criminal nationalist groupings may start in Russia"

Day.Az interview with co-chairman of the Fund of Protection of Democracy and Human Rights Murad Sadaddinov.
12 August 2008 [15:10]

Voluntary group of Georgian Azerbaijanis returned

Group of Azerbaijani volunteers living in Georgia was returned as there was no need for them, member of Georgian parliament, head of the group Azer Suleymanov told APA.
12 August 2008 [14:37]

Georgian TV company spreads information about explosions at BTC pipeline

Georgian Rustavi-2 TV channels announced about the explosions at the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline.
12 August 2008 [12:07]

Georgian government: "Russian forces are attempting to seize the control of entire Georgia"

Russian occupation forces have already gone beyond the conflict zone.
12 August 2008 [11:05]

Yeni Azerbaijan party finishes campaign on signature collection for candidate registration

The Yeni Azerbaijan party has held a successful campaign on collecting signatures for registration of a candidate for presidency in the Central Election Commission, reports Day.Az with reference to the press service for the party.
12 August 2008 [10:33]

Armenians violate ceasefire in Tovuz

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on August 11 again.
12 August 2008 [10:23]

Candidate for US presidency John McCain accuses Russia of attempts to bomb BTC pipeline

US senator and Republican candidate for US President John McCain accused Russia of attempts to bomb the international Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline passing Georgia.
12 August 2008 [10:04]

Russian General Staff: "Russian Defense Ministry does not plan to bomb the oil pipeline in Georgia"

"The Russian Defense Ministry has no plans to bomb the pipeline in Georgia", said deputy chief of Russian armed forces general staff Anatoli Nogovitsin at a press conference on August 11.
12 August 2008 [09:52]

Musavat party against Russia's aggressive policy

The Musavat party, functioning in Azerbaijan, held its regular session yesterday, reports Day.Az with reference to the press service for the party.
12 August 2008 [09:43]

50 Azerbaijanis, residing in Georgia, volunteer for the conflict area

50 Azerbaijanis, residing in Georgia, have volunteered for the conflict area, said Georgian parliamentary Azer Suleymanov.
12 August 2008 [09:27]

Sergey Taran: "The visit card of Russia's external policy are military actions against other countries"

Day.Az interview with Sergey Taran, director of International Democracies Institute and chairman of the Center of Sociological and Political Studies "Sociovymir".
12 August 2008 [09:15]

Protest in front of Russian embassy to Azerbaijan dispersed - UPDATED

Activists of the youth organizations of Musavat, Democratic Party of Azerbaijan and representatives of the Academy of Modern Diplomacy held a protest near the Russian embassy to Azerbaijan.