Politics

27 September 2006 [14:23]

President decrees on raising salaries in enterprises at over 1 200 meters altitude sea level

President Ilham Aliyev issued a decree on raising the salaries of those working at over 1 200 meters altitude for stimulating their activity and strengthening social protection.
27 September 2006 [14:04]

Iran's Larijani arrives in Berlin for talks with EU's Solana

Iran's top nuclear negotiator has arrived in Berlin to discuss Iran's nuclear research program with the European Union's foreign policy chief, Iran's Supreme National Security Council said Wednesday.
27 September 2006 [13:52]

Contact line to be monitored

Contact line Azerbaijani and Armenian troops will be monitored near Borsunlu village of Azerbaijani region of Geranboy tomorrow in accordance with the mandate of personal representative of OSCE Chairman-in-Office.
27 September 2006 [13:50]

Co-chairs met with Azeri and Armenian foreign ministers

Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, who are mediating in the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, are expected to visit the region soon.
27 September 2006 [13:48]

Leo Platvoet: "Cooperation between all stakeholders is a basic condition for finding the missing"

"In my report I will do proposals to investigate in the case that there is concrete evidence that missings are still alive.
27 September 2006 [13:45]

YAP to nominate Ilham Aliyev's candidacy in 2008 elections

The ruling Yeni Azerbaijan Party (YAP) started preparations for the 2008 presidential elections.
27 September 2006 [10:17]

Anne E. Derse: "US industrial companies ready to cooperate with Azerbaijani ones"

Industry and Energy Minister Natig Aliyev received Anne E. Derse, US ambassador to Azerbaijan.
27 September 2006 [10:09]

OSCE mission to assess Armenian arsons in occupied Azerbaijani lands

OSCE Mission will visit the region in October for assessing Armenian arsons in occupied Azerbaijani territories to prepare an environmental operation in accordance with the UN relevant resolution, Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry told.
27 September 2006 [10:07]

Constitutional Court chief receives Russian ambassador to Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Constitutional Court chief Farhad Abdullayev received Russian ambassador to Azerbaijan Vasili Istratov yesterday.
27 September 2006 [09:54]

President decrees on substitution of heads of executive powers of Yasamal and Khatai districts

President Ilham Aliyev issued an executive order on dismissal of heads of executive powers of Yasamal and Khatai districts of Baku.
27 September 2006 [08:48]

UN General Assembly to discuss GUAM "frozen conflicts" November 6

The issue "GUAM conflicts, their impact on international peace and security" has been included into the agenda of the 61st session of the UN General Assembly by the joint initiative of GUAM member states.
26 September 2006 [23:36]

Yagub Eyyubov visits Iran

In a meeting with visiting Azeri deputy prime minister on Tuesday, first vice President Parviz Davudi said the accomplishments of Iran belong to all friendly neighboring countries.
26 September 2006 [20:25]

President Aliyev congratulates new Japanese Premier

President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan has sent a message of congratulations Shinzo Abe on his election Prime Minister of Japan.
26 September 2006 [20:08]

EU debates 'fair but tough' Turkey report

The European parliament insists controversial conclusions on Turkey's EU membership bid are "fair but tough."
26 September 2006 [19:56]

Interior Troops' special forces suitable for military operations in Karabakh

Commander of Interior Troops Zakir Hasanov: "I advocate public and democratic control on the Army."
26 September 2006 [19:47]

Farhad Aliyev: "Alihuseyn Shaliyev thought self-murder the only way out"

Chief of the Azerbaijan Committee against Torture Elchin Behbudov met with former economic development minister Farhad Aliyev and former health minister Ali Insanov, held in National Security Ministry jail.
26 September 2006 [16:45]

Leo Platvoet: "Progress can be achieved in finding missing persons in the South Caucasus"

"We can achieve progress in finding the persons missing as a result of the conflicts in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia," said Leo Platvoet, PACE rapporteur on prisoners of war and missing persons.
26 September 2006 [16:31]

Vartan Oskanian: "We have agreed to each of the core principles of the framework agreement on the settlement of the conflict"

One cannot blame Armenia for thinking that Azerbaijan is not ready or interested in a negotiated peace, Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian stated at the 61st session of the UN General Assembly.
26 September 2006 [14:39]

Russian strategic bombers to fly over Caspian

Russian strategic bombers will practice cruise missile launches and aerial bombardment during a four-day annual combat readiness inspection, an air force spokesman said Tuesday.
26 September 2006 [14:00]

Azeri FM at UN: "Armenian occupying forces have to withdraw from the occupied territories"

Speaking at the General Assembly of the United Nations on September 25 in New York Elmar Mammadyarov, Foreign Affairs Minister of Azerbaijan, informed about the UN GA resolution on arsons commited in Azerbaijani territories occupied by Armenians.
26 September 2006 [13:57]

Iranian newspaper: "Shiite land and the world's second Palestine-Karabakh is under Armenia's occupation for fifteen years"

"Following Roman Pope Benedict XVI's anti-Islam remarks, Armenians began to use Azerbaijani historical heritage-mosque in occupied Agdam village as stable and pigsty. Other historical mosques in Nagorno Garabagh have been destroyed by Armenians," writes Iran's "Cumhuriyyi Islam" (Islamic Republic) newspaper in today's issue.
26 September 2006 [13:34]

GUAM's Secretary General elected

The Foreign Ministers from GUAM member states – Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Moldova – who met in New York on September 25 on the sidelines of the 61st Session of the UN General Assembly, decided to intensify efforts for the formation of GUAM peacekeeping forces and civilian police units, according to Civil Georgia.
26 September 2006 [13:32]

Azeri Embassy expresses protest to Iranian Foreign Ministry

Azerbaijan's Embassy in Iran expressed an official protest to the Foreign Ministry in connection with some Iranian businessmen's establishing relations with the alleged regime in Nagorno Karabakh province of Azerbaijan.
26 September 2006 [13:30]

PACE's co-rapporteurs to visit Azerbaijan Oct. 29

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) Monitoring Committee co-rapporteurs on Azerbaijan Tony Lloyd and Andres Herkel will visit the country from October 29 till November 4 this year.
26 September 2006 [10:15]

Musavat Party to hold rally October 28

Pro-opposition Musavat Party's Supreme Assembly held meeting yesterday.
26 September 2006 [10:13]

ANIP to place picket outside Iranian embassy in Azerbaijan

The pro-opposition Azerbaijan National Independence Party (ANIP) will place a picket outside Iranian embassy in Azerbaijan, Nazim Alesgerov, ANIP deputy chief stated.
26 September 2006 [10:07]

Azerbaijani delegation led by 1st Deputy PM visits Iran

Delegation led by first deputy Prime Minister Yagub Eyyubov started two-day visit to Iran.
26 September 2006 [09:44]

Polish Sejm marshal to visit Azerbaijan

Poland's Sejm marshal Marek Yurek is going to visit Azerbaijan on November 8-9.
26 September 2006 [09:31]

Amnesty International concerns by arrests of ethnic Azeris in Iran

Amnesty International is greatly concerned by new arrests and detentions in Iran targeting human rights activists, minority community activists and others peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of expression and association.
26 September 2006 [09:12]

Tehran to host summit of Caspian states

The next summit of Caspian states will take place in Tehran, Iran.
25 September 2006 [22:42]

Azeri FM visits U.S.

Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov is visiting the United States to take part at general debates of the 61st session of UN General Assembly in New York.
25 September 2006 [21:43]

Next meeting of the Turkic States and Communitiesto be held in Baku

The 11th meeting of the Turkic States and Communities will be held in Baku in 2008.
25 September 2006 [21:41]

Azerbaijan attends Second Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Conference in Kyiv

A delegation led by the First Deputy Prosecutor General Rustem Usubov has participated at the Second Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Conference organized by the Prosecutor General of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Prosecutors Association jointly with the International Association of Prosecutors on 21-22 in Kyiv, press service of the Prosecutor General said.
25 September 2006 [21:34]

CIS security services to hold antiterror exercises in Armenia

Security services of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) countries will be held at the Armenian nuclear power plant on September 26-29, the CIS Antiterrorist Centre's chief Colonel-General Boris Mylnikov said.
25 September 2006 [21:28]

Kalbajar head dismissed

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev issued an executive order on dismissal of Sahib Akbarov from the post of the head of the Executive Power of Kalbajar region.
25 September 2006 [21:20]

Armenian soldier killed by Azeri sniper

The Armenian Defense Ministry said Monday that an Azerbaijani sniper had killed an Armenian soldier.
25 September 2006 [16:20]

Gurban Mammadov: "I do not think the party leadership will vote for Rasul Guliyev's every stupid offer"

"Rasul Guliyev has always stood against me, since I was in prison. He struggled against me in secret way. But now it is obvious," Gurban Mammadov, member of the Supreme Assembly of Azerbaijan Democratic Party (ADP) told that while commenting on the incident between him and fugitive party leader Rasul Guliyev during the republic-wide meeting last Sunday.
25 September 2006 [15:53]

Turhan Chomez: "Northern Iraq is drawn to chaos purposely"

"Dynamic processes are ongoing in northern Iraq. I will investigate the situation in Kerkuk, Mosul, Erbil, Terafel and other cities," Turhan Chomez, ruling AKP parliamentarian from Balikesir, told.
25 September 2006 [14:43]

Armenian Diaspora in Ukraine to back Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich

Members of Armenian community in Ukraine held a meeting in Kyiv organized by the Union of Ukrainian Armenians.
25 September 2006 [13:50]

Sergei Ivanov: "Russia will not allow GUAM peacekeepers to CIS conflict zones"

Russia will not allow GUAM (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova) peacekeepers to the conflict zones in the CIS, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov stated.
25 September 2006 [12:38]

Fate of 122 Azeri POWs cleared

In the eight months of 2006, Azerbaijani State Commission for prisoners of war, missing persons and hostages cleared the fate of 122 Azerbaijanis registered as missing as a result of Armenia's aggression against Azerbaijan.
24 September 2006 [17:32]

Armenia creates artificial obstacles for cultural monuments' monitoring

Armenia creates artificial obstacles on realization of the visit of Edward O'Hara, PACE Rapporteur on monitoring of cultural monuments in the South Caucasus to Baku, Yerevan and Tbilisi since May, 2006.
24 September 2006 [16:02]

Elmar Mammadyarov to attend Black Sea nations' foreign ministers meeting

The foreign ministers of nations forming a Black Sea economic alliance have agreed on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly that they will meet in Moscow for formal talks on November 1, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Sunday.
24 September 2006 [13:23]

Truck blast injures 17 in eastern Turkey

Seventeen people were wounded when a bomb planted in a truck was detonated outside a police building in the eastern Turkish city of Igdir on Saturday.
24 September 2006 [13:10]

Venezuela foreign minister detained, US apologizes

Venezuela's foreign minister was detained at a New York airport on Saturday, prompting an apology from the U.S. government and compounding already tense relations between the two countries.
24 September 2006 [12:55]

Azeri MPs to attend PACE winter session

24 September 2006 [12:44]

Turkish FM at UN: "NK conflict must be resolved within the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan"

Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul pressed for a seat on the U.N. Security Council, saying it was "long overdue" and warranted given Turkey's front-line role in securing peace in Lebanon.
23 September 2006 [20:19]

UN envoy disagrees Kosovo independence may set precedent

Former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, who is in charge of UN contacts regarding the future status of the Albanian-dominated Serbia's region of Kosovo made it clear Friday he does not agree with the apprehensions that imposition of independence on might set a dangerous precedent.
23 September 2006 [15:16]

Azeris protesting Persian schools arrested in Iran

New academic Year starts in Iran, but Azerbaijanis protest against Persian-language schools.
23 September 2006 [15:13]

Defense Minister meets Chinese Ambassador

Azerbaijan's Defense Minister Colonel General Safar Abiyev received Zhang Haizhou, Chinese Ambassador to Azerbaijan.
23 September 2006 [14:58]

Azeri official: "Monument to Armenian general can harm Azeri-Georgian relations"

A monument to Armenian general Gurgen Dalibaltian who fought against Azerbaijan during a war in Nagorno Karabakh will be erected in Akhalkalaki.
23 September 2006 [14:52]

Education Minister meets Belarussian Ambassador

Minister of Education Misir Mardanov met with Belarussian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Nikolay Pastkevich.
23 September 2006 [14:39]

France to probe bin Laden death report leak

France's Defense Ministry said on Saturday a secret service report saying al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had died could not be confirmed but said it would launch an inquiry into the leak of secret documents.
23 September 2006 [14:12]

UN General Assembly discusses 'frozen conflicts'

Discussion on the 'frozen conflicts' in the GUAM (Georgia, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Moldova) has started at the 61st session of the UN General Assembly.
23 September 2006 [13:41]

UK supports Aliyev-Kocharian talks

The UK is interested in stability, democracy, prosperity and rule of law in all of the South Caucasian states, British Ambassador to Azerbaijan Laurie Bristow said.
23 September 2006 [13:35]

Aliyev, Kissinger meet in Germany

23 September 2006 [13:23]

EU officials agree 'genocide' recognition not required for Turkey's membership

Turkey-European Union Joint Parliamentary Commission Co-Chairman Joost Lagendijk said yesterday that Turkey had a chance on the road to its EU membership.
23 September 2006 [12:38]

Interior Minister: "I'm ready to make report to MPs"

"We are ready to make a report on our activities to the parliamentarians and citizens," said Interior Minister Ramil Usubov.
23 September 2006 [12:16]

President Aliyev: "Creation of two Armenian states can be a threat to Europe"

Nagorno Karabakh conflict is a big obstacle to the development of the relations between Europe and South Caucasus, Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev told Bertelsmann Forum 2006 in Berlin.
23 September 2006 [11:22]

President Aliyev meets with Georgian Parliament Speaker

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev participating in the International Bertelsmann Forum 2006 in Berlin met with Speaker of Georgian Parliament Mrs. Nino Burjanadze at Aldon hotel on September 22.
23 September 2006 [02:10]

Former Presidential interpreter to be appointed Ambassador

Azeri Foreign Ministry intends to open a new Embassy in Malaysia.
23 September 2006 [01:25]

Interior Minister meets Russian Ambassador

Azeri Minister of Internal Affairs, Colonel-General Ramil Usubov on 22 September met with Russian Ambassador Vasiliy Istratov.
23 September 2006 [01:23]

Azeri MPs to attend international conference

Members of Milli Majlis (Azerbaijan Parliament) Musa Guliyev and Vidadi Mammadov will leave September 23 for the Kirghiz capital of Bishkek to attend the international parliamentary conference on HIV/AIDS Prevention in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
23 September 2006 [01:22]

Defense Minister meets British Ambassador

Defense Minister, Colonel-General Safar Abiyev met September 21 with Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Azerbaijan Lawrence Bristow, press service of the Ministry said.
23 September 2006 [01:10]

U.S. Senate approved law prohibiting financing of railway project

U.S. Senate approved yesterday the amendment to the law prohibiting financing of construction of the Baku-Akhalkalaki-Kars railway bypassing Armenia.
23 September 2006 [00:51]

Foreign ministers to meet mediators Monday

Azeri and Armenian foreign ministers Elmar Mammadyarov and Vartan Oskanian will discuss settlement to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict with the co-chairmen of the mediating OSCE Minsk Group in New York September 25-26, Azeri officials said.
22 September 2006 [22:23]

Russian FM: "We are against Georgia's NATO membership"

Russia warned on September 22 that Georgia's integration into NATO will target Russia's political, military and economic interests "and will have a negative effect on a fragile situation in the Caucasus".
22 September 2006 [16:09]

President visits Germany

President Ilham Aliyev is paying a working visit to the Federal Republic of Germany today.
22 September 2006 [15:50]

Armenian ceasefire violation kills Azerbaijani soldier

Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire again killing Azerbaijani Army soldier.
22 September 2006 [10:48]

Eldar Mahmudov receives ICRC representatives

Azerbaijani National Security Minister, chef of State Commission for prisoners of war, missing persons and hostages, General Lieutenant Eldar Mahmudov received the International Committee of the Red Cross (IRCC) Baku office former chief Mary Vernts and present one Martin Amasher.
22 September 2006 [10:39]

President receives U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev today received Ambassador David A. Gross, the U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy.
22 September 2006 [09:59]

Recent events in Budapest did not affect Azerbaijani embassy's activity

"The activities of embassies in Hungary were not suspended due to recent riots in the capital Budapest. Azerbaijani Embassy operates as usual," Nigar Efendiyeva, embassy official told.
22 September 2006 [09:11]

President confirms Azerbaijan-Italy intergovernmental commission

Ilham Aliyev issued an executive order to confirm Azerbaijani composition of the Azerbaijan-Italy intergovernmental commission for economic cooperation.
21 September 2006 [21:58]

Safar Abiyev: "Armenia keeps great deal of unregistered weapons and munitions in occupied Azerbaijani lands"

Defense Minister, Gen.Col Safar Abiyev today received the delegation led by General William Ward, Deputy Commander of the U.S. European Command.