Politics

30 April 2008 [10:08]

Armenian Armed Forces violate ceasefire in five regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on April 29 and 30.
30 April 2008 [09:25]

Khazar Ibrahim: "Democracy in Azerbaijan is at least no worse than in Georgia and does not fall in comparison with Armenia"

Condoliza Rice, US Secretary of State, made a number of unpleasant statements addressed on our country touching upon the development of democracy in Azerbaijan during the 2008 conference of Peace Corps.
30 April 2008 [09:04]

President of Azerbaijan extends Queen's Day Greetings to Queen Regnant of Netherlands Beatrix

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has offered Queen`s day greetings to queen regnant of the Netherlands Beatrix.
30 April 2008 [09:01]

Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister receives copies of credentials from ambassadors

Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov has received copies of credentials from the newly-appointed ambassadors, Press-Service of the Foreign Ministry told APA.
29 April 2008 [17:12]

Sabir Rustamkhanly's party not to support meetings of Azerbaijani opposition leaders

"We are not going to join meetings, which Musavat party and Center of Democratic Elections are planning to hold".
29 April 2008 [16:28]

Iraqi Minister of Sports to visit Azerbaijan

Iraqi Minister of Sport Jasim Abddjafar will pay a visit to Azerbaijan in June by invitation of Azerbaijan's Minister of Youth and Sports.
29 April 2008 [16:10]

OSCE monitoring on contact front line between Azerbaijan and Armenia held without incidents

The monitoring held today at the contact front line between the armed forces of Azerbaijan and Armenia recorded no incidents.
29 April 2008 [15:55]

Armenian President: "People of Nagorno Karabakh have deserved the right for free and independent life"

"People of Nagorno Karabakh have deserved the right for free and independent life".
29 April 2008 [15:14]

President of Azerbaijan receives Norwegian Foreign Minister

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received a delegation led by Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store.
29 April 2008 [15:02]

Ramiz Mehtiyev: "Arrests of reporters in Azerbaijan are not politically motivated"

The imprisoned reporters are not political prisoners and their arrests are not politically motivated.
29 April 2008 [13:49]

Freedom House places Azerbaijan among countries with no freedom of mass media

The international human rights organization Freedom House has released an annual report on freedom of mass media in the world.
29 April 2008 [13:32]

EU chairman: "Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers will meet soon"

The meeting of representatives of the European Union and OSCE in Luxembourg focused on issues of Kosovo, South Caucasus, Transdniestria and Afghanistan.
29 April 2008 [12:50]

Araz Azimov: "Russian side does not present necessary documents for Azerbaijan to release the cargo"

If someone would want disputes between Baku and Tehran in the Bushehr issue, the goal would never been achieved.
29 April 2008 [12:40]

Norwegian Foreign Minister: "Our country recognizes and supports territorial integrity of Azerbaijan"

"The Karabakh conflict is a big tragedy which caused death to many people and many had to leave their homes".
29 April 2008 [12:33]

Armenian parliament passes statement on Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement

The Armenian parliament has passed a statement on the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict, which fixed anxiety about processes, ongoing around this problem.
29 April 2008 [11:44]

Armenians start military training in Azerbaijan's occupied lands

Armenian armed forces have started military trainings in Shahbulag village of Aghdam Region today, APA reports.
29 April 2008 [11:23]

Azerbaijan, Montenegro sign protocol on establishing diplomatic relations

Azerbaijan and Montenegro have signed a protocol on establishing diplomatic relations.
29 April 2008 [11:12]

Hafiz Hajiyev: "It is impossible to hold normal election campaign in two months"

Muasir Musavat party is against reduction of the election campaign period from four to two months in Azerbaijan, according to Party chairman Hafiz Hajiyev.
29 April 2008 [10:48]

Ali Aliyev: "The Azadlyg bloc is ready to support the rally of the leaders of Azerbaijani opposition"

"The Musavat party and Center of Democratic Elections have not sent us an invitation to participate in mass actions they plan for May".
29 April 2008 [10:41]

Armenians violate ceasefire in six directions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on April 28 and 29.
29 April 2008 [10:31]

US Department of State: "Russia and Azerbaijan should settle the issue of the detained cargo for Bushehr NPP"

The governments of Azerbaijan and Russia should settle the issue of the dispatch of cargo, destined for the Iranian Busherh NPP, arrested on the Azerbaijani-Iranian border on March 29.
29 April 2008 [09:43]

Acting Secretary of Russian security council: "There haven't been any violations during transportation of Russian cargo for Iran via Azerbaijan"

Valentin Sobolev, acting secretary of the Russian Security Council, visiting Iran commented on the detention of Russian cargo, destined for construction of NPP in Bushehr on the Azerbaijani-Iranian border.
29 April 2008 [09:28]

Leaders of Azerbaijani opposition meet with chairman of CE Committee of Ministers

Leaders of Azerbaijani opposition met with Jan Kubish, chairman of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers.
29 April 2008 [09:22]

Speaker of Armenian parliament: "Recognition of independence of Nagorno Karabakh is the most important task for our country"

Armenia is working for recognition of the so-called "Nagorno Karabakh Republic" by international community and this is the most important task.
28 April 2008 [17:34]

Isa Gambar's party not agree with current amendments to draft law "On freedom of assembly"

A regular session of the Musavat party divan was held today.
28 April 2008 [16:46]

Qudrat Hasanquliyev's party speaks for adoption of acts of amnesty and pardoning decrees in exclusive cases

A regular session of the Azerbaijan Single Popular Front Party was held today.
28 April 2008 [14:56]

Azerbaijan to increase military spending by 32%

Within the scope of the 2008 state budget regulation, Azerbaijan will add about AZM 320 million to the military spending, MP Zahid Oruj told APA.
28 April 2008 [14:39]

Rasul Quliyev's party supports policy of Azerbaijani authorities on Karabakh conflict resolution

"The Azerbaijani government undertakes correct steps for resolution of the Karabakh conflict".
28 April 2008 [14:27]

Khazar Ibrahim: "Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry will consider issue of Russian film "Plan "Caucasus" and undertake due steps"

Azerbaijan has never interfered with the internal affairs of other countries and announcements, regarding Azerbaijan, voiced in the Russian documentary "Plan "Caucasus", are false.
28 April 2008 [14:12]

Khazar Ibrahim: "Azerbaijan demands from Russia to provide full information about cargo, which is transited via its territory"

Azerbaijan demands from Russia to provide full information about cargo, transited via its territory.
28 April 2008 [13:12]

Ilgar Gasimov's political movement not to join opposition rallies

The political movement "Way of Azerbaijan" does not intend to participate in the mass actions of the opposition, scheduled for May.
28 April 2008 [12:44]

Slovakian Foreign Minister: "Our country approaches Nagorno Karabakh from position of state sovereignty and territorial integrity"

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov has today received Slovakian Foreign Minister and chairman of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers Jan Kubish.
28 April 2008 [12:15]

US State Department: "The United States and international community don’t recognize independence of Nagorno Karabakh"

Tensions around the ceremony of "20th anniversary of Artsakh liberation" to take place on May 2 in Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, are intensifying.
28 April 2008 [10:58]

CE Committee of Ministers chairman Jan Kubish arrives in Azerbaijan

Chairman of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers, Foreign Minister of Slovakia Jan Kubish arrived in Baku tonight.
28 April 2008 [10:56]

Ana Veten party supports decrease of election campaign period in Azerbaijan

"The proposal of Milli Medjlis deputy Siyavush Novruzov to decrease the election campaign period in Azerbaijan from four to two months is quite substantiated".
28 April 2008 [10:11]

Armenians break ceasefire in seven regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on April 27 and 28.
28 April 2008 [10:05]

Khazar Ibrahim: "I hope the spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry used other phrases than those, spread by some mass medias"

Azerbaijan acts within its legislation and international rules.
28 April 2008 [09:10]

Iranian Foreign Ministry demands from Azerbaijan to release Russian cargo for Bushehr NPP

Teheran has demanded from Baku to dispatch the Russian cargo for Bushehr NPP to Iran.
28 April 2008 [09:04]

Araz Azimov: "No one can witness burning of Armenian flag in Azerbaijan"

"It is early to speak about the expectations from the meeting between Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers in Strasbourg. Azerbaijan is ready for the negotiations in any case", said Araz Azimov, Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan on Saturday, APA reports.
26 April 2008 [14:14]

Elmar Mamedyarov: "Azerbaijan is ready to cancel visa regime with Estonia"

Azerbaijan is ready to appoint its ambassador to Estonia and cancel visa regime with this country.
26 April 2008 [11:26]

Elmar Mamedyarov: "Armenian leadership should change its policy"

Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov, visiting Estonia, met with Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip.
26 April 2008 [10:41]

Azerbaijani ambassador to Great Britain meets with members of House of Lords

Azerbaijani ambassador to Great Britain Fahraddin Gurbanov held individual meetings with members of the House of Lords of the British Parliament Lord Hilton and Baroness Simons on April 23 and 24.
26 April 2008 [09:55]

Armenians violate ceasefire in six regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on April 25 and 26.
26 April 2008 [09:20]

Fazail Aghamaly: "Opposition will not represent a strong power at presidential elections in Azerbaijan"

"At the coming presidential elections the leaders of Azerbaijani opposition will gain less votes than in 2003".
25 April 2008 [15:47]

President of Azerbaijan receives president of Nobel Family Society

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received a delegation led by president of Nobel Family Society Michael Nobel.
25 April 2008 [15:07]

Center of Democratic Elections not able to settle issue of a single candidate to Azerbaijani president

A regular session of the Center of Democratic Elections was held today.
25 April 2008 [12:40]

Azerbaijani opposition leaders to participate in Musavat party's rally

Leaders of Azerbaijani opposition, represented in an informal association of "the five", plan to join the Musavat party rally to be held on May 4.
25 April 2008 [12:06]

Armenia needs real, not symbolic, help

PASADENA STAR-NEWS has posted on its website an article entitled "Armenia needs real, not symbolic, help", by Jason Epstein, President of Washington, DC-based Southfive Strategies, who was advisor to the Turkish Embassy from 2002 to 2007.
25 April 2008 [11:27]

Head of OSCE Baku office: "If necessary, we can provide any assistance to Azerbaijani mass medias in highlighting elections"

"The real preparations for presidential elections in Azerbaijan started with today's seminar for journalists, held by the Central Electoral Commission".
25 April 2008 [11:13]

Muasir Musavat party representatives to start meetings with voters

Muasir Musavat party, functioning in Azerbaijan, decided to take part in the coming presidential elections.
25 April 2008 [10:59]

Ali Hasanov: "We will consider all proposals on amendments to the Electoral Code only in the framework of the national interests of Azerbaijan"

"Both Venice Commission and Azerbaijani authorities have proposals regarding amendments to the Electoral Code".
25 April 2008 [10:42]

Saida Gojamanly: "Members of the Public Council of Human Rights endanger the activity of PACE co-rapporteur on Azerbaijan Eugenia Zhivkova"

I think the creation of the work group of the Public Council of Human Rights in the year of elections was not spontaneous.
25 April 2008 [09:59]

Armenian armed forces violate ceasefire in four regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on April 24 and 25.
25 April 2008 [09:42]

Azerbaijan's opposition leaders intending to combat growth of prices on foodstuffs

Five opposition parties, functioning in Azerbaijan held a regular session yesterday.
24 April 2008 [17:45]

President of Azerbaijan receives Turkey's Minister of Labor and Social Protection

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received a delegation led by Turkey's Minister of Labor and Social Protection Faruk Chelik.
24 April 2008 [17:28]

Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister visiting Latvia meets with Latvian counterpart

Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov, visiting Latvia, held a meeting with his Latvian counterpart Maris Riekstins.
24 April 2008 [16:04]

Khazar Ibrahim: "Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers will meet on May 6"

Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers will meet in Strasbourg on May 6, Khazar Ibrahim, Spokesman for Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry told APA.
24 April 2008 [15:40]

Moldavian President: "Official Kishinev always supported Azerbaijan and its territorial integrity" - UPDATED

The visit of Moldavian President Vladimir Voronin to Azerbaijan continued Thursday.