Politics

23 January 2006 [21:51]

Hungary supports Karabakh conflict settlement based on territorial integrity of Azerbaijan

Hungarian FM meets Elmar Mammadyarov.
23 January 2006 [21:47]

Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Ivanov arrived in Baku

The vice Premier, the Defense Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Ivanov arrived on 23 January 2006 in Baku.
23 January 2006 [21:42]

Pinochet's wife and children arrested

The wife and five children of Augusto Pinochet, the former Chilean dictator, have been arrested on charges of tax evasion as part of a broader investigation into fraud and secret bank accounts.
23 January 2006 [21:32]

Russia angry at Georgia’s gas "hysteria"

Russia is doing all it can to minimize the consequences of the blasts on its gas pipelines in the North Caucasus republic of North Ossetia, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
23 January 2006 [20:54]

Changes were introduced into PACE winter session agenda at Organization’s Bureau session

The issue of the recent parliamentary elections results in Azerbaijan will be introduced into the winter session agenda of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
23 January 2006 [20:50]

Initiative of Andreas Gross found no support

Andreas Gross came out with the speech, in which he proposed not to approve the mandate of the Azerbaijan delegation.
23 January 2006 [18:31]

Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia to meet in Paris

Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia, Ilham Aliyev and Robert Kocharyan will meet shortly in Paris for continuation of negotiations for the Nagorny Karabakh conflict settlement.
23 January 2006 [16:37]

MM Deputy Speaker meets with Chairman of Kazakh Parliament in Astana

Deputy Speaker of the Milli Majlis (MM) of Azerbaijani Valeh Aleskerov, who arrived in Astana to take part in the 10th anniversary of Kazakh Parliament, met there with its Speaker Ural Mukhammedzhanov.
23 January 2006 [12:12]

Georgian President thanks Azerbaijani leader for assistance

Georgian President Mikhael Saakashvili phoned Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev last Sunday.
23 January 2006 [09:42]

Winter session of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe starts tomorrow

Winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) starts tomorrow. The Azerbaijani delegation will also attend the session.
22 January 2006 [19:00]

Saudi king in China for oil talks

King Abdullah has begun the first ever state visit to China by a Saudi leader, expected to focus on boosting co-operation to fuel China's soaring energy needs.
22 January 2006 [18:42]

Georgia accuses Russia of gas sabotage

Gas supplies from Russia to Armenia and Georgia have been halted by two explosions on a pipeline that Georgia blames on Russian sabotage.
22 January 2006 [16:56]

Iran dismisses Chirac's comments as shameful

Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel here Sunday branded as shameful the French President Jacques Chirac's recent threat of a nuclear strike on any state that launches terrorist attacks against France.
22 January 2006 [05:51]

Large-scale attacks of terrorists are expected to Northern Caucasus from Pankisi Valley

Terrorist groups have become more active in Pankisi Valey in Georgia recently.
22 January 2006 [05:20]

Samad Seyidov: "Asim Mollazadeh and Sabir Aliyev are not represented in the delegation related to re-elections"

"Asim Mollazadeh and Sabir Hajiyev are not represented in the Azerbaijani delegation to PACE according to parliamentary re-elections scheduled for May," - head of the delegation Samad Seyidov stated.
22 January 2006 [05:07]

Council of Europe forwarded an official invitation to "Azadlig" bloc leaders

Chiefs of the parties included in "Azadlig" bloc - Sardar Jalaloghlu, Isa Gambar and Ali Karimli have been invited to the gathering of Monitoring Group of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe.
22 January 2006 [05:02]

Khalaf Khalafov meets with State Secretary of Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov conducted several meetings in the framework of his visit to Switzerland.
22 January 2006 [03:32]

Libyan families demand $5.3 billion in HIV case

Families of over 400 Libyan children with HIV asked for 4.4 billion euros ($5.3 billion) on Saturday from donors trying to end a standoff over six foreign medics accused of giving them the disease.
22 January 2006 [03:29]

Israel's Mofaz: Ahmedinejad spells Iran's disaster

Israel's Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz warned the people of Iran on Saturday that their president would bring disaster and suffering upon them if he continued to call for the destruction of the Jewish state.
21 January 2006 [22:37]

Man who shot Pope back in prison

The man who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981 was back in an Istanbul prison Saturday, and his brother demonstrated outside to accuse judicial authorities of bowing to government pressure.
21 January 2006 [22:28]

Kuwaiti Premier to replace Amir?

Kuwait's ruling family yesterday agreed that Prime Minister Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah should replace the ailing Amir Shaikh Saad Al Abdullah Al Salem Al Sabah.
21 January 2006 [20:28]

Japan bill to let women on throne

Japan's PM Junichiro Koizumi has pledged to submit a bill to parliament letting women ascend to the throne.
21 January 2006 [20:23]

Assad: Global plot against Arab world

The Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, has blamed a "global plot" against the Arab world for his country's deteriorating relations with Lebanon.
21 January 2006 [20:17]

Syria accuses Israel of assassinating Arafat

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accused Israel on Saturday of assassinating former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, the cause of whose death 14 months ago remains a mystery.
21 January 2006 [20:12]

U.S. officials in Seoul on N.Korea's financial moves

U.S. Treasury officials visited Seoul on Saturday to discuss ways to stop North Korea's alleged illegal financial activities that Washington suspects were helping finance North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons.
21 January 2006 [20:08]

Iran says not planning to move its money to Asia

Iran, which has said it is shifting its money out European accounts as the threat of U.N. sanctions mounts, will not move its currency assets to Asia, a deputy central bank governor said on Saturday.
21 January 2006 [20:00]

Kosovo's President Rugova dies of cancer

Kosovo media have announced the death of President Ibrahim Rugova.
21 January 2006 [16:54]

Germany: Iraq probe anti-American

The German government, facing allegations its spies in Iraq secretly abetted the US invasion that Berlin publicly opposed, has resisted calls for a parliamentary inquiry it said would fan anti-Americanism.
21 January 2006 [16:47]

Democrats scold White House over spying

Democratic senators took the Bush administration to task Friday for four years of domestic spying, while the president fought back with a planned embrace of the intelligence agency that is carrying out the effort.
21 January 2006 [16:27]

Georgian Foreign Minister hopes for "strategic" ties with Armenia

Georgia is interested in developing the kind of "strategic" relationship with Armenia that it already has with Azerbaijan, Georgian Foreign Minister Gela Bezhuashvili said during an official visit to Yerevan on 16 January.
21 January 2006 [16:02]

Changes to be made to Law on political parties

Funding of political parties from the state budget will be touched in draft law on political parties to be discussed at parliament this year, told Ali Hasanov, Chief of Public Policy Department of the Office of President.
21 January 2006 [13:42]

China proposes nuclear talks in early Feb: report

China has proposed that stalled six-party talks on ending North Korea's nuclear programs be resumed early next month, a proposal that the United States also favors.
21 January 2006 [13:38]

Bomb wounds 5 on Iraq president's staff

Five members of the Iraqi president's staff were wounded when a roadside bomb struck their motorcade north of Baghdad, police said on Saturday, adding that President Jalal Talabani was not present.
21 January 2006 [13:29]

Castro slams new US "provocations" in diplo-row

The United States has launched a glaring new chapter in its diplomatic fight with Cuba: an electronic screen broadcasting messages on its diplomatic building's side in a move Cuba calls a provocation.
21 January 2006 [13:15]

US, Venezuela to seal drug accord

Venezuela and the US appear ready to sign a new agreement to fight international drug trafficking.
21 January 2006 [04:46]

The visit of YAP delegation to Turkey ended

Delegation of Yeni Azerbaijan Party (YAP) that had been on a visit in Turkey arrived Baku today.
21 January 2006 [04:18]

The First Secretary of the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Belgium prepared brief review on the tragedy of January 20

The First Secretary of the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Belgium Dr. Fuad Humbatov prepared a brief review dedicated to the tragedy of January 20.
21 January 2006 [00:28]

Israel claims bomb blast masterminded by Iran and Syria

Israel has accused Iran and Syria of being behind Thursday's suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.
21 January 2006 [00:09]

Ex-Pentagon analyst sentenced for sharing secrets

A former Pentagon analyst was sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison on Friday for passing U.S. defense information to two pro-Israel lobbyists and for sharing classified information with an Israeli diplomat.
20 January 2006 [19:57]

Iran says moving assets

Embroiled in a nuclear standoff with the West, Iran said on Friday it was moving its foreign assets to shield them from possible U.N. sanctions, and flexed its oil muscles with a proposal to cut OPEC output.
20 January 2006 [19:47]

Shi'ites seal power, Baghdad in security clampdown

Iraq's Shi'ite Islamists were confirmed in power by election results on Friday that gave them a near-majority and paved the way for negotiations to begin on a national unity government promoted by the United States.
20 January 2006 [19:29]

EU warns Serbia over Mladic hunt

The EU has warned Serbia that moves towards eventual EU membership may be halted if Belgrade fails to hand over top war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic.
20 January 2006 [17:50]

Azeri FM visits Strasbourg

Foreign Minister, Elmar Mammadyarov, is current on a two-day visit to Strasbourg, France, said Tahir Tagizade, the head of the Information and Press Department of the Ministry.
20 January 2006 [17:46]

Azerbaijan-Russia relationships are in right way of development - Azeri Deputy Speaker assures

Valeh Aleskerov speaks about bilateral relations to Russian mass-media
20 January 2006 [17:38]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "The round of talks held in London on the peaceable resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh was not easy"

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov was commenting on the two-day consultations held in London with the Armenian FM, Vardan Oskanian and the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs.
20 January 2006 [17:28]

Azeri president issues decree on upgrade of legal system

Azerbaijani President signed a decree on upgrade of legal system in Azerbaijan and the application of the law on injection of changes and supplements in some legislative acts in Azerbaijan.
20 January 2006 [17:14]

Azeri politician slams U.S. for "sacrificing democracy"

"America is sacrificing democracy for the sake of its economic and energy interests," an Azeri politician has said.
20 January 2006 [17:06]

Azerbaijani, Armenian Presidents probable to meet in Paris

A meeting of the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia might be held in Paris on 10 February 2006, the Russian daily "Vremya Novostey" writes.
20 January 2006 [16:30]

Azerbaijan, Armenia wrap up London talks on Karabakh

Azerbaijan and Armenia have completed another round of talks on settling the long-standing conflict over Nagorno Karabakh.
20 January 2006 [03:53]

Representatives of Azerbaijan Armed Forces attend NATO events

"Partnership for Peace Program" conference will be held in Oberammergau (Germany) on 19-20 January and a course "European Security Sciences" in Garmish Partinkirchen (Germany) from January 20 till 13 April in the framework of "Partnership for Peace Program" of NATO.
20 January 2006 [03:32]

Defense Minister of Russia Sergei Ivanov to visit Azerbaijan

Defense Minister of Russia Sergei Ivanov is expected to pay a visit to Azerbaijan on 23-25 January.
20 January 2006 [03:19]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "London negotiations are extensive and intensive"

The negotiations started yesterday between Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers Elmar Mammadyarov and Vardan Oskanian in London continued today.
20 January 2006 [02:36]

Seyran Ohanian: "Fate of Nagorno Karabakh can't be solved without participation of Karabakh Armenians"

"It is impossible to speak of complete resolution of the conflict at present,"- head of the armed gang of separatist regime of the occupied lands of Azerbaijan Seyran Ohanian claimed.
20 January 2006 [02:24]

Ukrainian new Ambassador Stepan Volkovetski to arrive Baku on January 21

Newly appointed Ambassador of Ukraine to Azerbaijan Stepan Volkovetski will arrive Baku on January 21.
20 January 2006 [01:35]

Novruz Mammadov: "The main thing for us is that Armenians agree to the solution of the conflict in the framework of territorial integrity of Azerbaijan"

"The meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers in London aims to prepare the meeting of the Presidents, to discuss some issues concerning the meeting of the heads of state, fix the place and date of the meeting," - Novruz Mammadov, director of department for international relations of President's Office.
20 January 2006 [00:43]

Iran threatens oil crisis in nuclear standoff

Iran warned of a world oil crisis if sanctions are imposed over its nuclear program even as the United States and Europe struggled to get support for UN Security Council action.
20 January 2006 [00:35]

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice: "US moves diplomats out of Europe"

The US is to reduce the number of its diplomats posted to Europe, and will send more to other countries, including China, India, Nigeria and Lebanon.
20 January 2006 [00:26]

"Bin Laden tape" warns of attacks

Arabic TV station al-Jazeera has broadcast an audio tape it says is by the al-Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden.
20 January 2006 [00:05]

Human Rights Watch criticizes Azerbaijan in its Annual Report

The annual report of the U.S. nonprofit organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticized Azerbaijan.
20 January 2006 [00:00]

Azeri, Armenian Foreign Ministers hold talks on Karabakh

Azerbaijan and Armenia held another round of talks on settling the long-standing Upper Garabagh conflict in London on Wednesday.
19 January 2006 [23:42]

Asim Mollazade expelled from Azerbaijani delegation to PACE

The composition of the Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation to the Council of Europe, which will attend the PACE winter session from January 23 to 27, was approved yesterday.
19 January 2006 [23:30]

Safar Abiyev: "?rmenia does not give up its aggressor's claims by pursuing destructive policy"

"?rmenia does not give up its agressor’s claims by pursuing the destructive policy," the Azerbaijan Defense Minister Safar Abiyev said in a statement on 19 January 2006 during the meeting with the Deputy Commander of the Headquarters of the U.S. European Command General Charles F. "Chuck" Wald.
19 January 2006 [23:14]

President of Azerbaijan received Deputy Commander of the Headquarters of the U.S. European Command

President Aliyev and General Wald discussed ANAMA activities
19 January 2006 [13:47]

Promising milestones appear in Nagorno Karabakh resolution process, Russian FM assures

Sergey Lavrov welcomes the OSCE Minsk Group proposal for the Azerbaijan and Armenia Presidents early meeting.
19 January 2006 [04:49]

Huseyn Mammadov: "Rumors that Azerbaijan has trade links with Armenia are nonsense"

"A statement of the chair of the Customs Committee of Armenia about existence of trade links between Azerbaijan and Armenia is nothing but nonsense".
19 January 2006 [04:10]

International Crisis Group: "War might break out in Karabakh at any time"

"The International Crisis Group expects Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents to achieve concrete results in their meeting due to in February" - Vise-president of the International Crisis Group Alain Deletroz issued this statement.
19 January 2006 [02:48]

Armenian serviceman repatriated

One Armenian prisoner of war previously detained in Azerbaijan was repatriated under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
19 January 2006 [02:19]

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: "We should be anxious for the nuclear arsenal that some western countries possess"

Press service of Iranian embassy in Azerbaijan spread the statement concerning peaceful nuclear program of the country issued by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at press conference on January 14.
19 January 2006 [02:13]

Defense Minister of Russia Sergey Ivanov to visit Armenia

Defense Minister of Russia Sergey Ivanov will pay an official visit to Armenia on January 25.
18 January 2006 [22:02]

Head of Federal Security Service of Russian Federation satisfied with cooperation with special services of foreign states

The head of Russian Federal Security Service (FSS) Nikolay Patrushev in the interview to the "Russian", has expressed satisfaction with cooperation of special services of the foreign states, including Azerbaijan's.
18 January 2006 [21:24]

Samed Seyidov: "Members of the Azeri panel to participate in PACE winter session have been determined"

The members of the Azeri Panel to participate in the winter Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) have been determined.
18 January 2006 [18:03]

"The United States allocated $17m for program on mine clearing of Azerbaijani territories over last 7 years," Jonathan Henick

"The U.S. government allocated $17m for the program on mine clearing of the Azerbaijani territories over the last 7 years," Jonathan Henick, the spokesman of the U.S. embassy in Azerbaijan, told.
18 January 2006 [14:47]

Deputy FM represents Azerbaijan in burial ceremony of Emir of Kuwait

Vagif Sadikhov, the Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister, is representing Azerbaijan in a burial ceremony of the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah.