Politics

05 July 2006 [14:55]

Five killed, 11 servicemen wounded in armed clash in Chechnya

Five law enforcers were killed and 11 wounded after a motorized military column came under fire in the southeast of Chechnya, a defense ministry spokesman said Tuesday.
05 July 2006 [14:54]

Iran foreign minister says EU nuclear talks postponed

Iran's foreign minister officially confirmed that talks between the EU foreign policy supremo and Iran's top nuclear negotiator on Tehran's nuclear program scheduled for Wednesday in Brussels had been postponed.
05 July 2006 [12:12]

Armenian leader to visit Iran

Armenian President Robert Kocharian will start his two-day visit to Iran on Wednesday.
05 July 2006 [12:07]

Bush invites leader of Georgia for talks

In a clear signal to Russia, President George W. Bush has invited the leader of Georgia to Washington 10 days before the Group of 8 summit meeting in St. Petersburg dedicated largely to energy security.
05 July 2006 [12:04]

Ceasefire breach interrupts OSCE monitoring

The monitoring in a village of the Khojavand District on the Armenia-Azerbaijan frontline was interrupted after Armenians opened fire at the OSCE representatives conducting the procedure.
05 July 2006 [11:58]

Iranian minister says ethnic Azeris 'pose no threat'

Ethnic Azeris living in Iran pose no threat to the state, the Iranian minister of intelligence and security has said.
05 July 2006 [11:51]

Armenian politician claims US mediator's pro-Azeri stance

The latest statements by the US mediator brokering settlement to the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno Karabakh conflict "openly revealed his slant toward Azerbaijan", an Armenian parliament member maintains.
05 July 2006 [09:03]

KLO expressed attitude to OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs' statement

Karabakh Liberation Organization made statement related to the last statement of OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs and discussion held in OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's 15 th session.
05 July 2006 [08:54]

Brussels Resolution will be adopted in OSCE summer session

Within summer session of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly held in Brussels political issues and security, Democracy, human rights and humanitarian issues, economy and science and protection of environment - three committees meeting has been held.
05 July 2006 [08:12]

Refugee center to submit report on Armenian atrocities to The Hague

The Center for the Rights of Refugees has compiled a comprehensive report on the Khojaly massacre perpetrated by Armenians and an electronic version of the document, says its chairperson, well-known Latvian journalist, Tatyana Chaladze.
04 July 2006 [21:29]

NATO has no intention to join Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement process

NATO calls on both Azerbaijan and Armenia to seek a negotiated settlement to the Upper Nagorno Karabakh conflict, its Assistant Secretary General Jean Fournet has said.
04 July 2006 [21:16]

Bakish Zeynalov: "I do not understand where false information of my imprisonment comes from"

"I do not understand the reason of the information spread on my imprisonment", Advisor of Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Russia Bakhish Zeynalov stated.
04 July 2006 [16:14]

Foreign Ministry answers to OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs' last statement

There is nothing new in the statement of OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, the principles enumerated there are known to all of us, Azerbaijani side for several times held talks about its position and details discussed.
04 July 2006 [16:08]

Prime Minister of Georgia visits Baku to negotiate

Tomorrow delegation headed by Prime Minister of Georgia Zurab Nogaideli arrives in Baku for one day visit.
04 July 2006 [14:50]

OSCE monitoring of occupied territories delayed

Close to Marzili village of Aghdam and in the direction of Khojavend region, in the borderline of the troops, according to the mandate of OSCE chairman in-office personal representative, the monitoring aimed to hold today, has been delayed.
04 July 2006 [13:37]

Elmar Mammadyarov paid an official visit to Germany

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov paid an official visit to Germany.
04 July 2006 [09:58]

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister reseives Anne Derse

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov received US new Ambassador to Azerbaijan Anne Derse.
04 July 2006 [09:42]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict is obstacle for global energy projects in the region"

Yesterday Azerbaijani FM Elmar Mammadyarov has received NATO assistant secretary general for Public Diplomacy, Jan Furne.
04 July 2006 [09:15]

Vardan Oskanian: "No pressure is made to the sides related to regulation of the conflict"

OSCE Minsk Group American co-chair Matthew Bryza did not say decrease of democracy rate in Armenia. He has only stated that positive steps are there in Azerbaijan in this regard.
04 July 2006 [01:53]

US, Turkey agree on 'common vision'

Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul will tomorrow depart for his United States visit, which was delayed for a time owing to his recent ailment.
04 July 2006 [01:50]

EU Commission President warns Turkey on Cyprus

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso warned that Turkey should make progress on Cyprus before October to avoid serious repercussions regarding its accession talks.
04 July 2006 [00:28]

Oskanyan does not accept Bryza's statement on democracy level in Armenia

American Co-Chair at the OSCE Minsk Group Mathew Bryza has not stated that Armenia is less democratic than Azerbaijan, Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan told reporters.
03 July 2006 [23:21]

Armenians broke cease-fire for 160 times during the last 6 months

Armenians violated the cease-fire for160 times in the contact front lines of Azerbaijani and Armenian Armed Forces in the past 6 months.
03 July 2006 [22:21]

OSCE group calls for breakthrough on Nagorno Karabakh

The co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group on Nagorno Karabakh believe it is time for the Azeri and Armenian leaders to take the initiative towards achieving a breakthrough in the Nagorno Karabakh settlement, says a statement circulated by the French embassy in Azerbaijan.
03 July 2006 [22:15]

West gives Iran July 12 to stop enrichment

Western powers will reactivate efforts to punish Iran through possible U.N. Security Council sanctions unless it suspends uranium enrichment and agrees to talks on its nuclear program by July 12, diplomats said Monday.
03 July 2006 [19:15]

Milliyet: "Yerevan's futile efforts"

Turkey's Milliyet newspaper's columnist Semih Idiz comments on Armenia's efforts not to grow more isolated, as Turkey and surrounding countries strengthen their cooperation.
03 July 2006 [17:09]

Abdullah Gul: "We'll be the sufferer if any tension breaks out in Iran"

"We help to reduce tension in establishing a dialogue between Israel and Palestine. Turkey is having relations with both Israel and Palestine at the same time," Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul told journalists.
03 July 2006 [16:49]

NATO center opens in Azerbaijan

The Euroatlantic center has opened in Azerbaijan's capital Baku within the framework of the ongoing NATO week.
03 July 2006 [15:20]

Baku believes referendum on Nagorno Karabakh must be nationwide

Baku believes that a referendum on the status of Nagorno Karabakh should be nationwide, Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Azimov told journalists on Monday.
03 July 2006 [15:12]

OSCE Parliamentary Assembly summer session starts in Brussels

Today OSCE Parliamentary Assembly summer session starts its work in Brussels.
03 July 2006 [14:56]

President receives NATO Assistant Secretary General

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev received NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy Jean Fournet in Baku.
03 July 2006 [14:42]

Allahshukur Pashazadeh to address World Summit of Religious Leaders about Armenian aggression

The World Summit of Religious Leaders has started in the Russian capital of Moscow today.
03 July 2006 [13:23]

Araz Azimov: "Not any frame agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia exists"

"Not any frame agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia exists. We think that the statement made was in haste or of provocation character. The purpose of making this statement is to make the situation tense and forward new issues after."
03 July 2006 [12:32]

New US Ambassador arrived in Azerbaijan

Newly appointed Ambassador of the USA to Azerbaijan Anne Derse has arrived in Azerbaijan, the Ambassador will submit her credentials to President Ilham Aliyev today.
03 July 2006 [12:24]

New Russian Ambassador will visit Baku by July 10

Newly appointed Ambassador of Russia to Azerbaijan Vasili Istratov will visit Baku by July 10.
03 July 2006 [03:19]

Pentagon sees Iran bombing as unsuccessful

Top Pentagon officers have told the Bush administration that bombing Iranian nuclear facilities would probably fail to destroy that country's nuclear program.
03 July 2006 [03:16]

Iran again rejects deadline on nuclear proposal

On Monday Iran again rejected a deadline to respond to an international proposal to end the standoff over its nuclear program, saying it will respond in a month from now.
03 July 2006 [02:53]

President Aliyev awarded a group of Interior Ministry associates

Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev awarded a group of Interior Ministry associates by 'For Motherland' and 'For Bravery' medals.
02 July 2006 [18:33]

Opponents of Iran regime find their voice in Paris

Thousands of Iranians from across Europe gathered here in support of the National Council of Resistance of Iran and its leader, Maryam Rajavi, who was recently freed from French judicial restrictions that had limited her movement.
02 July 2006 [18:10]

International seminar on fight against terrorism due in Baku

Within the framework of the NATO/Euroatlantic Partnership Council, the seminar devoted to terrorism will be conducted July 6-7 in Baku.
01 July 2006 [22:11]

President Aliyev and Prince Andrew visit Heydar Aliyev Foundation

On June 30, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and the Duke of York, Prince Andrew have visited the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.
01 July 2006 [22:09]

President Aliyev congratulates President Lukashenko

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has sent a letter of congratulation to President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on the occasion of the country's national holiday, Independence Day.
01 July 2006 [21:31]

Russia denies transfer of missile technology to Iran

There has never been an agreement on the transfer of Russian missile technology to Iran, Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said on Friday.
01 July 2006 [21:29]

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: "Iran to go on U-enrichment plan"

Iran's hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tehran will continue its uranium enrichment program despite international calls to halt the sensitive project.
01 July 2006 [21:27]

Armenians violated ceasefire once again

Friday night Armenian Armed Forces units from occupied Gulchuluk state farm of Aghdam beginning from 23.50, fired at Azerbaijani Armed Forces' opposite positions.
01 July 2006 [21:16]

Elmar Mammadyarov to visit Germany

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will pay an official visit to Germany on July 4.
01 July 2006 [21:03]

Azerbaijani and Egyptian FMs hold political consultation

Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry held political consultation with Egypt's Foreign Ministry at the level of deputy ministers.
01 July 2006 [10:30]

Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Jordan to take up his duties

Embassy of Azerbaijan to Jordan has not begun activity yet.
01 July 2006 [10:08]

Next MPs' visit to frontline is planned to September-October

Next visit of parliamentarians to frontline is planned to September-October months.
01 July 2006 [09:58]

Elmar Mammadyarov paid official visit to Finland

Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov paid an official visit to Finland.
01 July 2006 [09:06]

Azerbaijan-Egypt consultations held in Baku

Egypt Arab Republic Deputy Foreign Minister for European issues Ms. Fatma Al Zakhra Etman today has paid one day visit to Baku.
01 July 2006 [08:57]

Tahir Taghizadeh: "Lebanese Foreign Minister gave the best response to the incident"

The news on reception of Armenian Dashnaksutyun Party delegation posted on the Lebanese President's website caused serious dissatisfaction in Azerbaijan.
30 June 2006 [22:00]

President receives the Duke of York, Prince Andrew

Today President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received the Duke of York, Prince Andrew.
30 June 2006 [21:46]

President congratulates Governor General of Canada

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent a message of congratulations to the Governor General of Canada Ms.Michaella Jean on the national holiday of this country - Canada Day.
30 June 2006 [21:09]

Azerbaijanis in Iran prevented to march to Bazz tower

"Military posts have been organized in the exit of the city in Iran where Azerbaijanis live, to prevent their march to Bazz tower. In 150 km distance of the tower of Kaleybar city, unofficial emergency case has been established."
30 June 2006 [17:52]

Putin, Sezer hail special partnership

Russian President Vladimir Putin praised on Thursday the developing pace of relations between Ankara and Moscow, describing them as "very special in character," and stressing that he sees new opportunities for cooperation.
30 June 2006 [17:48]

President Aliyev: "Economy and energy security are Azerbaijan's priority tasks"

Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev believes the tasks of strengthening the national economy and energy security are of priority importance for the country.
30 June 2006 [15:38]

PACE final plenary meeting accompanied by severe polemics between Azerbaijani and Armenians MPs

Today final plenary meeting of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) highlighted on taking of complex prevention measures against forest fires in Europe.
30 June 2006 [15:30]

Azerbaijan will liberate 7 regions in the first stage of the regulation

"Matthew Bryza as OSCE Minsk Group co-chair and representative of America has a great wish to settle the conflict between the two states. Co-chairs, as well as Matthew Bryza express their positions. Existence of this agreement is not presented right."
30 June 2006 [15:19]

NATO Assistant Secretary General to visit Azerbaijan

Events in the frames of NATO Week will start in the Azerbaijan capital of Baku next week.
30 June 2006 [14:25]

ATAA President: "Azerbaijani friendship society in America has brought together only 17 Congressmen"

"It is significant for Azerbaijan to strengthen in America and there is a need for a serious support from inside of Azerbaijan. We are now trying to establish relations with the Congress, America’s important decision-making body."
30 June 2006 [13:31]

Ceasefire violated in frontline

Armenians violated ceasefire in two directions on borderline of Aghdam region yesterday at night.
30 June 2006 [13:24]

Embassy of Azerbaijan in Britain investigate the fact of Swedish MPs visit to Nagorno Karabakh

Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan ordered Embassy of Azerbaijan in Britain to investigate the fact of Swedish parliament members visiting Nagorno Karabakh.
30 June 2006 [10:00]

US Ambassador to Armenia refuses to say "Armenian genocide"

New US Ambassador to Armenia Richard Hoagland has taken up his duties. Former US Ambassador to Armenia John Evans was discharged after he claimed his recognition of the so-called Armenian genocide.
30 June 2006 [09:47]

Turkish General Staff chief meets with Azerbaijani Defense Minister

Turkish Armed Forces General Staff chief, Army General Hilmi Ozkok is paying an official visit to Azerbaijan.
30 June 2006 [08:38]

Akif Nagi: "The visit of Switzerland MPs to Azerbaijan aimed at justifying Armenian invasion policy"

"The visits of European countries parliamentarians to Azerbaijani lands under occupation and holding of meetings with so-called Nagorno Karabakh Republic leadership justifies occupation policy of Armenia."
29 June 2006 [21:28]

451 Azerbaijani prisoners of war killed in Armenian captivity

4,581 Azerbaijanis have been captured, missing or taken hostages so far. Azerbaijan’s State Commission for prisoners of war.
29 June 2006 [21:25]

Russian deputy FM touches on Karabakh conflict

Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia, chair of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers addressed the plenary meeting of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) today.
29 June 2006 [21:19]

PACE Political Affairs Committee discusses Stability Pact in Southern Caucasus

Rumanian parliamentarian Adrian Severn's memorandum was heard at the meeting.
29 June 2006 [18:37]

Matthew Bryza: "Karabakh peace requires trade-offs"

A new interview by Matthew Bryza, the new U.S. co-chair of the Minsk Group tasked with moderating negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno Karabakh, about his original interview and what the heads of state need to do to achieve peace.
29 June 2006 [18:33]

Armenia speaker accuses Azerbaijan of abusing position at PACE

Armenia's parliamentary speaker accused Azerbaijan of using the rostrum of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to insult Armenia, the parliament's press department said Thursday.
29 June 2006 [18:31]

G8 presses Armenia, Azerbaijan for Nagorno Karabakh settlement

Foreign ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations called on Armenia and Azerbaijan Thursday to outline principles for resolving a long-running territorial dispute this year.
29 June 2006 [17:11]

Azerbaijani local residents of Marneuli stage protest action

There is still no improvement in the investigation into the case of Azerbaijani resident of Sadakhli village in Marneuli region, Georgia, Sadraddin Palangov (Molla Gara) who has been missing for one year, Palangov's son Ayaz Palangov told.
29 June 2006 [17:07]

Azerbaijani MPs hold press conference on fires in the occupied territories in Strasbourg

The members of the Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation to PACE held a press conference today with regard to recent massive fires in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan set by Armenians.
29 June 2006 [16:48]

Round table dedicated to national associations of local authorities held

A "round table" dedicated to the national associations of local authorities in Azerbaijan took place in the International Press Center of Baku, June 28.