Politics

21 September 2006 [21:54]

What key Azerbaijani parliamentarians seek for Nagorno Karabakh problem?

Poll was conducted among Azerbaijani parliament members. The question was whether the Nagorno Karabakh problem with Armenia can be solved through peaceful way or through war.
21 September 2006 [21:34]

Armenians collectively leave Azerbaijani region of Lachin

Armenian families, who have been transferred to Armenian-occupied Azerbaijani territories, are leaving the region collectively.
21 September 2006 [15:58]

Israel newspaper: "Azerbaijan offers friendship to Israel and expects the same"

Israel has found an unexpected friend. It is Azerbaijan, writes Israeli writer Meyir Uzeil, who visited Azerbaijan in the composition of delegation of Writers-Envoys September 4.
21 September 2006 [15:06]

NATO Parliamentary Assembly committee chief to visit Azerbaijan

Head of NATO Parliamentary Assembly defense and security subcommittee Fran Coock will visit Azerbaijan from October 16 to 18.
21 September 2006 [13:48]

Azerbaijani embassy and consulate in Russia suspend passport issue

Azerbaijani embassy and consulate in Russia suspended issuing passports to Azerbaijanis due to appearing of frauds.
21 September 2006 [13:44]

Yagub Eyyubov becomes CIS Economic Council member

President Ilham Aliyev issued an executive order on appointment of first deputy Prime Minister Yagub Eyyubov member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Economic Council.
21 September 2006 [13:37]

Format of GUAM peacekeeping contingent to be set

The next meeting for establishment of GUAM (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Moldova) peacekeeping forces is expected to be held at level of deputy chairmen of General Staffs by the end of this year.
21 September 2006 [13:34]

President to visit Germany tomorrow

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev will pay a working visit to Germany from September 22 to 23, German Embassy told.
21 September 2006 [10:00]

Chavez calls Bush 'devil' at U.N.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez yesterday used his annual address to the United Nations to call President Bush "the devil himself" and "world dictator," topping the rhetorical blast of his Iranian counterpart the previous day.
21 September 2006 [09:40]

ANIP to place picket outside Iranian embassy in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan National Independence Party (ANIP) will place picket outside Iranian embassy in Baku.ghjnt
21 September 2006 [09:38]

Isa Gambar: "Iran is one of the most dangerous states for Azerbaijan"

"Iran is one of the most dangerous states for Azerbaijan. That is why we should more seriously react to Iranian high ranking officials' any comments on Azerbaijan," Isa Gambar, Musavat Party leader said.
21 September 2006 [09:36]

Ali Ahmadov receives Russian ambassador

The ruling Yeni Azerbaijan Party executive secretary Ali Ahmadov received Russia's ambassador Vasili Istratov.
21 September 2006 [09:34]

Mass arrests of Azerbaijanis restarts in Iran

Iranian Azerbaijanis' protests claiming the right to receive education in native language resulted in mass arrests of the protestors.
21 September 2006 [09:22]

Yuri Merzlyakov: "Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers will not meet in New York"

Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers Elmar Mammadyarov and Vartan Oskanian will not have talks on the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict during the 61st session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
21 September 2006 [09:10]

Tofig Hajiyev: "Turkish world's problems will be reduced by creation of political alliance of Turkish-speaking countries"

"I always thought about the idea of creating political alliance of Turkish-speaking countries.
20 September 2006 [20:29]

EU fight to postpone Turkey report

Socialist MEPs are battling to head off a crucial Strasbourg vote on a report attacking Turkey.
20 September 2006 [20:26]

Top U.S. general visited Armenia

A top U.S. army general met Defense Minister Serzh Sarkisian on Wednesday, ending a two-day visit to Yerevan that reflects increased military cooperation between the United States and Armenia.
20 September 2006 [20:23]

Iran, EU to discuss nuclear issue next week

Tehran's chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani, and the European Union foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, will hold talks on Iran's controversial nuclear program next week, Iran's National Security Council said Wednesday.
20 September 2006 [20:09]

OSCE MG co-chairs intend to arrange Presidents meeting

The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, who mediate in the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, intend to arrange the meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents in the frames of the CIS Summit scheduled for October 17.
20 September 2006 [20:06]

Azeri envoy in Tehran advices Azerbaijan's mass media not to publish materials causing Iran's jealousy

"Azerbaijani press should not publish articles causing Iran’s jealousy. Iranian press gives coincident reaction to the articles publicized by Azerbaijani press," stated Abbasali Hasanov, Azeri ambassador to Iran.
20 September 2006 [19:58]

Yuri Merzlyakov: Azerbaijan sent written reply to the co-chairs' offers on Karabakh conflict settlement and Armenia made it oral"

Azerbaijan has replied in a written form to the offers made by the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group on core principles of the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh problem, said Russian co-chair Yuri Merzlyakov.
20 September 2006 [19:43]

President Aliyev congratulated President of Malta

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent a message of congratulations to President of Malta Edward Fenech Adami and the people of his country on the occasion of the national holiday, the Independence Day.
20 September 2006 [19:36]

Prosecutor General meets Transparency International's official

Prosecutor General of the Azerbaijan Republic Zakir Garalov has met with the visiting Transparency International's Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia Miklos Marschall.
20 September 2006 [19:31]

President Aliyev receives Deputy Commander of U.S. European Command

On September 20, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received General William Ward, Deputy Commander of the U.S. European Command.
20 September 2006 [15:42]

Sergei Lavrov dissatisfied with raising GUAM conflicts at UN session

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who attended the 61st session of the UN General Assembly in New York, in a press conference in Georgia, called the inclusion of the GUAM (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Moldova) "frozen conflicts" into the session's agenda "provocative step".
20 September 2006 [14:36]

Robert Simmons: "NATO is ready to assist Azerbaijan on defence reforms"

"Azerbaijan continues the defence reform efforts it has committed itself to through the Individual Partnership Action Programme (IPAP)."
20 September 2006 [14:09]

OSCE Office organizes discussion on freedom of assembly in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan's law on freedom of assembly and its execution during last year's parliamentary elections was discussed at a meeting, organized yesterday by the OSCE Office in Baku.
20 September 2006 [11:34]

Tahir Tagizade: "Armenia not interested in participation of any international organizations in Karabakh issue"

MFA Press and Information Policy Office Chief Tahir Taghizade talks about the latest development in negotiations process in the exclusive interview to Day.Az.
20 September 2006 [09:50]

ADP Supreme Assembly to consider case of Gurban Mammadov and Zamina Dunyamaliyeva

ADP Management Staff's next meeting was held yesterday. The socio-political situation and the preparation of party administration to September 24 meeting were discussed there.
20 September 2006 [09:45]

Bush, Ahmadinejad clash over nuclear rights

President Bush and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad clashed over Iran's nuclear ambitions in addresses to the United Nations on Tuesday, but Washington agreed to allow more time for talks with Tehran.
20 September 2006 [09:42]

Thai army says military rule only temporary

Thailand's army chief vowed on Wednesday to clean up the country's political landscape and return "power to the people" as soon as possible after a bloodless coup against Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
20 September 2006 [09:31]

Russian OSCE MG Co-Chair against discussion on Karabakh conflict at UN

The Karabakh problem discussion at the UN General Assembly is counter-productive, said Russian co-chair of the OSCE MG Yuri Merzlyakov.
20 September 2006 [09:08]

338 Azerbaijani women released from Armenian capture in the past 17 years

338 Azerbaijani women were released from Armenian capture during the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, Hijran Huseynova, head of State Committee for Family, Children and Women Problems told journalists.
20 September 2006 [08:52]

Turkish State Minister: "We do not aim to exercise Turkey's leadership on brotherly countries"

"We have worked for six months to organize the 10th Friendship, Brotherhood and Cooperation Congress of Turkish-speaking States and Communities. We did our best for the participation of Turkish-speaking countries' and communities' representatives," Turkish State Minister Beshir Atalay stated.
19 September 2006 [22:17]

Iranians businessmen to cooperate with Armenian separatists in occupied Karabakh

A delegation of 35 Iranian businessmen, mostly from the neighboring province, was lately in Armenian-occupied Nagorno Karabakh to look for cooperation possibilities.
19 September 2006 [22:07]

Russia's six trucks waiting for Georgian entry visas in Baku since Sept 7

A convoy of Russian six trucks has been staying near the Georgian Embassy in Baku waiting for entry visas since September 7.
19 September 2006 [22:04]

Defense Minister meets NATO Rear Admiral

Col. Gen. Safar Abiyev, Defense Minister of Azerbaijan welcomed Rear Admiral Deniz Kutluk, Assistant Director of the Co-Operation & Regional Security Division at the NATO International Military Staff, according to the Ministry's press service.
19 September 2006 [21:38]

Thai army coup ousts government

The Thai armed forces dismissed the government and revoked the country's 1997 constitution on Wednesday after a coup to oust Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
19 September 2006 [21:36]

Bush accuses Iran of backing terror

U.S. President George W. Bush said on Tuesday in a message to the Iranian people that the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is using their resources to fund terrorists and pursue nuclear weapons.
19 September 2006 [21:23]

Bulgarian delegation visits Heydar Aliyev Foundation

On September 19, Chairperson of Bulgaria's State Agency for Youth and Sports Mrs. Vesela Lecheva and her accompanying delegation visited the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.
19 September 2006 [20:28]

President Aliyev returns from Turkey

On evening of September 19, President Ilham Aliyev returned to Azerbaijan.
19 September 2006 [20:23]

Armenian party leader: "Armenia can disappear from the geopolitical arena"

Leader of the opposition Democratic Fatherland Party Petros Makeyan believes both Armenia-US relations and Armenia's authority in the world are in danger.
19 September 2006 [19:58]

Prime Minister meets Bulgaria's State Agency for Youth and Sports delegation

Prime Minister Artur Rasizade met September 19 with visiting delegation of Bulgaria's State Agency for Youth and Sports led by its Chairperson Mrs. Vesela Lecheva.
19 September 2006 [19:51]

Armenians consider Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia enemy, opinion poll says

Opinion poll was conducted among 2,000 respondents in Armenia by the order of a US state body.
19 September 2006 [19:41]

Deputy FM: "EU cannot impose sanction on Azerbaijan due to the increase of defense expenditure"

"The European Union cannot impose any sanctions on Azerbaijan for increase of defense expenditure," said Azerbaijani deputy foreign minister Mahmud Mammadguliyev.
19 September 2006 [19:39]

Jamil Chichek: "We'll support Azerbaijan in Karabakh issue till the end"

"Law, economy and politics are linked closely. We offer setting up a Responsible Council of Turkish-speaking countries to enhance economic relations first of all.
19 September 2006 [19:37]

David Shahnazarian: "Karabakh's inclusion on the UN agenda is a very bad development for the Armenian side"

A senior member of the governing Republican Party of Armenia (HHK), Galust Sahakian, claimed on Tuesday that the Nagorno Karabakh conflict will not be resolved in the near future despite international mediators' persistent peace efforts.
19 September 2006 [15:24]

Ali Hasanov: "The law on freedom of peaceful assembly needs improving"

"The government and the opposition had some misunderstandings with regard to guarantying of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly in Azerbaijan 2003 and 2005."
19 September 2006 [13:14]

Last in 2006 train from Russian base leaves Georgia

The last in 2006 train loaded with military hardware and weapons from the Russian military base deployed in Akhalkalaki left the Georgian district center of Tsalka for Russia on Tuesday.
19 September 2006 [13:06]

Ali Ahmadov meets U.S. National Institute of Democracy representative

Executive Secretary of the Yeni Azerbaijan Party Ali Ahmedov met the head of Baku Office of the U.S. National Institute of Democracy Ms. Emmy Schultz.
19 September 2006 [12:58]

St. Petersburg governor Valentina Matviyenko to visit Azerbaijan

Governor of St. Petersburg, Valentina Matviyenko, will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan. Russian Trade Office in Azerbaijan told APA that the delegation will visit on October 4-5.
19 September 2006 [12:38]

Sadval leader Nasir Primov set free

Nasir Primov, a leader of separatist Lezghin organization Sadval, who was arrested with the charges of the clash between protesters and special forces in Dogguzpara on April 25 this year and arrested, has been released.
19 September 2006 [12:29]

Azeri FM to visit NYC

Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will leave for New York on September 23 to attend the 61st session of the UN General Assembly.
19 September 2006 [11:35]

Azerbaijan not recognize election in Moldova's separatist region of Transdnestr

Official Baku released its opinion on the illegal referendum in so-called "Transdnester Republic" of Moldova.
19 September 2006 [09:55]

Foreign Minister receives ICRC representatives in Azerbaijan

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov received Mary Vernts, former head of the International Committee of the Red Cress (ICRC) representative office in Azerbaijan and newly appointed head Martin Amaher.
19 September 2006 [09:38]

Chirac to visit Armenian "genocide" monument

French President Jacques Chirac plans to visit a monument to the victims of Turkish "genocide" on a trip to Armenia.
19 September 2006 [09:28]

OSCE, EU refused to recognize referendum in Moldova's separatist Transdnestr region

The vast majority of voters in Moldova's separatist province of Transdnestr on Sunday backed independence and eventual unification with Russia.
18 September 2006 [22:29]

Turkish PM seeks concrete steps among Turkish Communities

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sought backing for more concrete supports for the solidarity among the Turkish speaking countries and communities.
18 September 2006 [21:37]

GUAM's special service experts met in Baku

In compliance with annual plan of the GUAM Working Group on combat against terrorism, drug trafficking and other kinds of dangerous threats of organized crimes, the first meeting of the law-enforcement and special service experts passed in Baku to discuss combat against terrorism, September 15-16.
18 September 2006 [20:52]

Congress of Turkish-speaking Countries and Communities held in Antalya

The 10th Congress of Friendship, Brotherhood, Cooperation Congress of Turkish-speaking Countries and Communities has started in Antalya, Turkey, September 18.
18 September 2006 [20:37]

President Aliyev received Kazakhstan State Secretary

President Ilham Aliyev in Antalya's "Sungate Port Royal" hotel has received the State Secretary of Kazakhstan Oralbay Abdikarimov.
18 September 2006 [20:34]

Defense Minister meets ICRC officials

Azerbaijani Defense Minister, colonel-general Safar Abiyev met September 18 with Mrs. Mary Wernts, who completed her mission as the head of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation in Azerbaijan and with the newly appointed head Martin Amacher.
18 September 2006 [20:30]

President Aliyev meets Turkish PM

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on 18 September in Antalya's "Sungate Port Royal" hotel has met with Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
18 September 2006 [19:40]

California Air Guard joins GUAM's Terror Response Exercise in Ukraine

Members of the California Air National Guard are participating in a disaster response exercise here with civilian and military personnel from Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Moldova.
18 September 2006 [19:38]

Russia says 2006 plan on Georgia pullout almost complete

Russia's military said Monday its plans for 2006 on withdrawing military hardware from bases in Georgia will be completed Tuesday.
18 September 2006 [19:01]

Iranian magazine lays claim to Azerbaijani territory

"Northern Iran" magazine laid claim to Azerbaijani territory and also insulted Azerbaijani historic figure Mammad Emin Rasulzadeh.
18 September 2006 [18:50]

Turkey trip seen as chance for Pope to make amends

Pope Benedict should use a planned trip to Turkey in November to rebuild ties with the Muslim world, badly strained by his comments that portrayed Islam as a religion tainted by violence, analysts say.
18 September 2006 [18:44]

OSCE Chairman calls for investigation into death of imprisoned Turkmen journalist

The OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Belgian Foreign Minister Karel De Gucht, today expressed deep concern about the death in custody of Radio Free Europe reporter and human rights activist Ogulsapar Muradova.
18 September 2006 [18:18]

Baku hosts GUAM first counterterrorism meeting

The first meeting of GUAM (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova) law enforcement and intelligence bodies experts to fight terrorism was held in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku from September 15 to 16.
18 September 2006 [17:12]

Hasan Zeynalov: "Pan-Armenian forces failed to achieve their ambitions in Kars conference"

The conference of Caucasus Intercultural Festival in the Turkish city of Kars has ended.
18 September 2006 [16:07]

Al-Jazeera to broadcast interviews with Armenian separatists in Nagorno Karabakh

September 17 Al-Jazeera broadcasted an interview of President of Armenia Robert Kocharian to the channel's correspondent Zavyr Shevji.
18 September 2006 [15:09]

President Aliyev: "We'll never allow Armenian state in Azerbaijani lands"

"There exist great political, economic and cultural potential in Turkish-speaking countries. We become more powerful when all these potentials are united," Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said at the 10th Congress of Friendship, Brotherhood, Cooperation Congress of Turkish-speaking Countries and Communities in Antalya, Turkey.
18 September 2006 [14:45]

Leo Platvoet visits occupied Azerbaijani lands

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) rapporteur on missing persons, Dutch parliamentarian Leo Platvoet today started his visit to Nagorno Karabakh and Abkhazia.
18 September 2006 [14:29]

Political analysts: "Settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict has reached its deadlock"

"Official Yerevan's stance on the Nagorno Karabakh problem is expected. Armenia thinks it has won the war, and Azerbaijan should make a trade-off. But, official Baku will not award Armenia," said Azerbaijani political scientist Rasim Musabeyov while commenting on official Yerevan's statement on deviation from the negotiating and inefficient results.
18 September 2006 [14:14]

Nesib Nesibli nominates candidacy to Musavat Party chairmanship

Musavat party's Supreme Assembly former member Nesib Nesibli nominated his candidacy to Musavat Party chairman post.