Politics

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.
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".