Politics

01 February 2007 [01:04]

Musavat intends to hold rally

Musavat Party appealed to Baku Mayor's Office on holding rally as a protest against the rise of prices for energy deliveries on February 18.
01 February 2007 [01:03]

Akif Nasirov: "MPs face no pressure in choosing assistants"

"Not leadership of Milli Majlis (MM), but parliamentarians themselves introduce their assistants," the chief of MM press service Akif Nasirov said.
01 February 2007 [00:49]

APFP to appeal to State Committee on management of State Property

Azerbaijan People's Front Party (APFP) will appeal to State Committee on Management of State Property to provide them with new residency.
01 February 2007 [00:47]

New Ambassador of India to Azerbaijan comes to Baku

New appointed Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of India to Azerbaijan Shri B.R. Muthu Kumar came to Baku to take up his position.
01 February 2007 [00:35]

Ali Ahmedov: "YAP members must prepare for the presidential elections seriously"

New Azerbaijani Party's (YAP) Narimanov regional organization held the 7th meeting.
01 February 2007 [00:32]

Interior Minister receives US ambassador

Interior Affairs Minister Ramil Usubov received Anne Derse, US ambassador to Azerbaijan.
01 February 2007 [00:30]

Joint Statement adopted in Paris

The Joint Statement on results of state visit of the Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev to France adopted in Paris runs: "Azerbaijan and France adhere to the principles and goals mentioned in the "Agreement on friendship, mutual understanding and cooperation between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of France."
31 January 2007 [18:40]

OSCE voices concern over imprisonment of journalists in Azerbaijan

The OSCE Office in Baku and the Organization's Representative on Freedom of the Media expressed profound concern today over new instances of imprisonment of journalists in Azerbaijan.
31 January 2007 [17:06]

Marco Barsotti to leave Azerbaijan Feb.3

Marco Barsotti UN resident coordinator and UNDP resident representative, whose tenure ended in Azerbaijan, will leave Azerbaijan on February 3.
31 January 2007 [17:01]

Tahir Tagizade: "No one can deprive Azerbaijan of right to restore territorial integrity"

"Azerbaijan has the right to restore its territorial integrity, and no one can deprive us of it. We won't give up this right either," Foreign Affairs Ministry press and information policy department chief Tahir Tagizade told while commenting on Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanian's statement during his visit in Netherlands that Azerbaijan will never dare to attack Armenia.
31 January 2007 [16:20]

Jonathan Henick: "The Kosovo model shouldn't be taken as an example for Nagorno Karabakh conflict resolution"

Interview with the Head of the US Embassy Public Affairs Department.
31 January 2007 [15:13]

Marco Barsotti: "Azerbaijan should continue to invest in improvement of human resources"

Today, Communication and Information Technologies Ministry has held seminar concerning the end of tenure of Marco Barsotti UN resident coordinator and UNDP resident representative.
31 January 2007 [14:50]

Former Turkey Ambassador to Azerbaijan appointed new post

New appointments have been implemented in Turkey Foreign Ministry.
31 January 2007 [13:43]

Milli Majlis Spring session to begin tomorrow

The legislative issues of spring session of Milli Majlis include 28 bills, the chief of MM press service Akif Nasirov informs.
31 January 2007 [13:29]

New website of Azerbaijani Parliament prepared

Press Secretary of Azerbaijani Parliament Akif Nasirov held a press conference today.
31 January 2007 [10:52]

Azerbaijan, France sign intergovernmental documents

A ceremony to sign Azerbaijan-France intergovernmental documents took place at Matignion Palace with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister of France Dominique De Villepin in attendance.
31 January 2007 [10:51]

President Aliyev meets French PM

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister of France Dominique De Villepin met at Matignion Palace in Paris on January 30.
31 January 2007 [10:47]

OSCE to hold roundtable "Armed Forces Welfare and The Democratic Society"

OSCE Office in Baku will hold a roundtable on the theme "Armed Forces Welfare and the Democratic Society" on February 13-14.
31 January 2007 [10:35]

Lukashenko approves contract on social-economic cooperation between Belarus and Azerbaijan by 2015

President Alexander Lukashenko approved the contract on socio-economic cooperation between Belarus and Azerbaijan by 2015.
31 January 2007 [10:34]

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State to visit Azerbaijan

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, Ms. Coleen Graffy will come to Azerbaijan next week, said Jonathan Henick, head of public affairs department of U.S. embassy.
31 January 2007 [10:32]

Milli Majlis Office chief receives Greek European Law Center director

Milli Majlis Office chief Safa Mirzoyev received Greek European Law Center director Spiridon Flogaitis.
30 January 2007 [17:20]

Parliamentary elections in Armenia to be held May 12

Armenian President Robert Kocharyan has set the date for parliamentary elections in the country for May 12, the presidential press service said Monday.
30 January 2007 [17:10]

Head of Kars Municipality: "I will not have dialogue with Armenians until Azerbaijani territories liberated"

"Armenia is not bazaar for us," Head of Kars Municipality Naif Alibeyoglu said in the meeting with heads of Mass media of Azerbaijan visiting Igdir and Kars.
30 January 2007 [17:07]

ADP appealed to President to hold dialogue with YAP

Azerbaijani Democrat Party (ADP) appealed to Ilham Aliyev, the President, and the leader of New Azerbaijani Party (YAP) to hold dialogue with YAP.
30 January 2007 [17:05]

Mayor of Paris gives a reception in honour of President Aliyev

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev began his visit to France by visiting Paris Mayor's Office on Tuesday.
30 January 2007 [16:47]

Correspondent of "Nota-Bene" newspaper Faramaz Novruzoglu sentenced

Today, the correspondent of "Nota-Bene" newspaper Faramaz Allahverdiyev (Novruzoglu) was sentenced to two years in jail, the founder of the newspaper Ilham Tumas stated.
30 January 2007 [16:41]

Kars Governor General: "Opening borders with Armenia not being discussed"

The visit of a group of media chiefs to Kars continuess. Media was received by Kars governor-general Mehmet Ufuj Erden yesterday.
30 January 2007 [15:52]

Goran Lenmarker: "No changes will be made to my report on NK"

"I have not made any changes to my report on Nagorno Karabakh (NK)," OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (PA) chief, OSCE co-rapporteur on NK Goran Lenmarker told.
30 January 2007 [12:55]

Azerbaijan, France Presidents discuss Nagorno Karabakh conflict

Bilateral economic relations and Nagorno Karabakh conflict were discussed in one-on-one meeting of Azerbaijani and French presidents.
30 January 2007 [01:12]

Bush warns Iran against fueling violence in Iraq

U.S. President George W. Bush vowed on Monday to respond firmly if Iran foments violence in Iraq, but said he had no intention of invading Iran.
30 January 2007 [00:54]

Musavat to hold rally Feb. 18

Divan of Musavat Party has made a decision on holding the next rally as a protest against the rise of prices for energy deliveries on February 18.
30 January 2007 [00:53]

Azerbaijan Democratic Party to hold next congress in May

Azerbaijan Democrat Party (ADP) will hold Congress IX in the first half of May.
30 January 2007 [00:52]

Iranian envoy: "Simplified visa regime may be applied soon"

"Simplified visa regime between Iran and Azerbaijan in Nakhchvan may be applied soon," said Iranian ambassador Afshar Suleymani.
30 January 2007 [00:46]

Kocharian considers negotiations on Nagorno Karabakh not to be active at pre-election period

The next meeting of Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents on the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict has not been set yet, stated press secretary Viktor Sogomonian.
30 January 2007 [00:39]

Armenian delegation not to participate in PACE spring session

Armenian delegation will not participate in the spring session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Speaker of Armenian parliament, the head of Armenian delegation to PACE Tigran Torosyan said.
30 January 2007 [00:38]

Spring session of Milli Majlis to start Feb. 1

The first sitting of spring session of Milli Majlis (MM) will be held on February 1, the composition of Control and Disciplinary Commission will be considered again.
30 January 2007 [00:37]

Azerbaijan's embassy in Germany publishes book on Khojali genocide

Azerbaijani embassy published book in German on the 15th anniversary of Khojali genocide.
30 January 2007 [00:36]

Samad Seyidov on visit to Italy

Azerbaijan University of Languages and Siena and Peruca Universities of Italy signed contracts of cooperation in Rome.
30 January 2007 [00:23]

Azadlig to sue Baku Mayor's Office

Azadlig bloc is going to sue Baku Mayor's Office.
29 January 2007 [23:49]

Yuri Merzlyakov: "Next meeting between Azerbaijani and Armenian FMs may be held in the second half of February"

"OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs, mediator on the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict, are working on organization of a new round of negotiations between Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers," Russian co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Yri Merzlyakov stated.
29 January 2007 [21:35]

Ilham Aliyev's Georgian visit program to be specified

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's Georgian visit program will be specified in a few days, Azerbaijani Embassy in Georgia reports.
29 January 2007 [16:56]

President's visit to France - UPDATED

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev arrived in France at the invitation of the President of France Jacques Chirac.
29 January 2007 [15:36]

Azerbaijan Democrat Party changes political course

The decision on changing the political course of Azerbaijan Democrat Party (ADP) was made at the recent meeting of the Supreme Assembly of the party.
29 January 2007 [15:31]

President Aliyev: "Azerbaijan not to agree to Karabakh independence"

Azerbaijan will never agree to the independence of Nagorno Karabakh, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, who is beginning a visit to Paris on Monday, said in an interview with Le Figaro newspaper.
29 January 2007 [15:27]

Co-Chairs urge sides to prepare their publics for compromises

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs made statement on the results of their visit to the region.
29 January 2007 [14:09]

President Aliyev warns against military operation in Iran

A military operation against Iran would be "a catastrophe for the whole region," Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev said in an interview with the Le Figaro daily at the start of his state visit to France on Monday.
29 January 2007 [12:49]

Azerbaijan President to arrive in France

Eight documents on cooperation in economy, science, culture, tourism and civil defence are to be signed during a beginning three-day visit of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to France.
29 January 2007 [12:43]

National seminar on application of Convention on Chemical Weapons held in Foreign Ministry

Today national seminar has begun on application of Convention on Chemical Weapons in Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry (FM).
28 January 2007 [20:43]

Tensions flare in Georgian breakaway region after attack wounds three police officers

Tensions in Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia flared Sunday after separatist officials said three police officers had been wounded in a nighttime attack and blamed the incident on the central government.
28 January 2007 [20:23]

Several hundred Russian ultranationalists hold rally in central Moscow

Several hundred Russian ultranationalists rallied in central Moscow Sunday to protest against the detention of 'political prisoners,' including two officers charged with killing civilians in Russia's violence-torn Chechnya province.
28 January 2007 [20:20]

1,500 Azerbaijani opposition supporters protest in Baku against domestic tariff hikes

Around 1,500 opposition supporters rallied in the Azerbaijani capital Sunday to protest against recent sharp hikes in domestic utility rates.
27 January 2007 [15:39]

U.S. calls Iran demands over senior atom inspectors "outrageous"

The United States on Friday called "outrageous" Iran's demand for the ouster of a U.N. official in charge of nuclear inspections and said a plan by Tehran to speed up nuclear research was a big mistake.
27 January 2007 [15:24]

210 dismissed from interior bodies in 2006

210 were dismissed form interior bodies last year, Interior Minister, Colonel-General Ramil Usubov said.
27 January 2007 [15:19]

Samad Seyidov: "PACE's winter session is a preliminary stage"

"I think that the results of the activity of the Azerbaijani delegation are positive. The achieved results serve the interests of Azerbaijan," said Samad Seyidov, the Head of the Azerbaijani delegation to Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
27 January 2007 [15:17]

Turkish PM: "Armenian Diaspora does its best to tense relations with Turkey"

"We take necessary steps to restore our relations with Armenia, but we do not get expected signals from Armenia. When we speak about normal relations and peace, Armenia Diaspora tries to do its best to tense the situations.
27 January 2007 [15:15]

Interior Minister criticizes activity of Baku Main Police Office

In the Board meeting on overall results of Ministry of Internal Affairs, Interior Minister, Colonel-General Ramil Usubov criticized the work of some police departments.
27 January 2007 [14:58]

Turk and Armenian: Hrant Dink and Talat Pasha Murders

Hrant Dink is the first and the only Armenian victim murdered by a politically-motivated Turk in the history of the Turkish Republic. We hope it's the last.
27 January 2007 [14:54]

Bernard Fassier: "EU can't participate in talks on NK conflict"

"The European Union can help the process of settlement of Nagorno Karabakh within New Neighborhood Policy. But this can not be process of negotiations," OSCE Mink Group co-chair Bernard Fassier (France) said, taking a stance on the possibility of the European Union's direct participation in the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh.
27 January 2007 [14:51]

OSCE MG co-chairs to publicize statement on their visit to the region, Jan.29

The statement on overall results of the most recent visit of OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, mediating in the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict will be made public on January 29.
27 January 2007 [14:42]

Interior Ministry holds board meeting

Broad board meeting on overall results of fight against delinquency, measures taken for ensuring public security was held in the Interior Ministry.
27 January 2007 [14:27]

Turkey's Foreign Ministry: No new developments with Armenia

Ankara has said recent remarks made by an Armenian government official expressing his country's readiness to establish diplomatic ties with Turkey without conditions does not amount to a new expansion in bilateral ties.
27 January 2007 [02:30]

Chairman of Supreme Court visits Strasbourg

Chairman of the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan Ramiz Rzayev in the frame of his working visit to Strasbourg has met with the Chairman of the European Court for Human Rights Mr Jean-Paul Costa.
27 January 2007 [02:28]

Asadov receives Turkish, Pakistani envoys

Ogtay Asadov, speaker of the Milli Majlis, met January 26 with Huseyn Avni Karslyoglu, Turkish ambassador in Azerbaijan.
27 January 2007 [02:06]

Armenian Armed forces violates ceasefire

Armenian Armed Forces continues to violate the ceasefire.
27 January 2007 [01:49]

Arrested in Azadliq picket fined and released

14 were detained in the unsanctioned picket of the Azadliq bloc outside the State Committee for Management of Public Property, 10 of them were released after being warned by 37th police station.
27 January 2007 [01:48]

Araz Azimov: "Gukasyan and others should understand that the better life and defense of their rights can be ensured in Azerbaijan"

"Arkady Gukasyan and others should understand that Azerbaijan is developing and better life, the protection of rights of Armenians can only be ensured in being in the composite of Azerbaijan. To come to joint opinion with Mr. Merzlyakov and with some others does not mean that the positions of the sides in the settlement of the conflict are the same," Deputy Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Araz Azimov said when commenting on the issue whether Kosovo variant is precedent for Azerbaijan.
27 January 2007 [01:45]

President Aliyev meets Swiss counterpart

President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan has meet with the President of the Swiss Confederation Micheline Calmy-Rey in Davos, Jan. 26.
26 January 2007 [22:07]

Russian Admiral says US Navy prepares missile strike on Iran

US Navy nuclear submarines maintaining vigil off the coast of Iran indicate that the Pentagon's military plans include not only control over navigation in the Persian Gulf but also strikes against Iranian targets, a former commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, Admiral Eduard Baltin has told the Interfax news agency.
26 January 2007 [21:53]

Karabakh mediators silent after latest regional tour

International mediators discussed efforts to resolve the Nagorno Karabakh conflict with President Robert Kocharian in Yerevan on Friday, ending their latest round of regional shuttle diplomacy without making any public statements.
26 January 2007 [18:50]

Azeri, Armenian MPs to visit Nagorno Karabakh

Azerbaijani and Armanian delegations to PACE made a decision at the meeting held within plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to begin direct dialogues on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
26 January 2007 [18:24]

Police break up opposition protest in Azerbaijan

Police in Azerbaijan broke up a demonstration organized by opposition activists on Friday, hitting protesters with truncheons and detaining more than 10 people.
26 January 2007 [18:14]

Turkish Daily News: "Armenian offer should not be rejected"

Armenia repeated an earlier offer. The atmosphere generated during Hrant Dink's funeral allowed the offer from Armenia to bring about a new point of view. The Armenians are saying, "Let's start a dialogue without any prerequisites so that we can establish a diplomatic relationship." Turkey has insistently rejected the same offer before.
26 January 2007 [16:45]

Greece's former foreign minister joins hundreds of Turks at ex-minister Cem's funeral

Hundreds of people, including Greece's former Foreign Minister George Papandreou, crammed to the courtyard of a mosque Friday for the funeral of Ismail Cem, a charismatic former foreign minister who died after a battle with lung cancer, aged 67.
26 January 2007 [16:30]

Araz Azimov: "Status to be discussed after normal conditions in region"

"The negotiations will be effective when agreement will be achieved on conception that is clear for Azerbaijani side. Only in that case we can achieve progress in the settlement of the conflict in the framework of this process," Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Azimov said when expressing his stance on the negotiations on the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict.