Politics

27 August 2006 [13:14]

Andrzej Kasprzyk: "I will not resign"

"I work on the basis of OSCE's mandate, agreed on with the sides. I am not going to resign"
27 August 2006 [13:11]

Armenia breaks ceasefire

27 August 2006 [13:10]

President Aliyev congratulates Moldovian counterpart

President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan has sent a message to his Moldavian counterpart Vladimir Voronin to congratulate him on the Independence Day.
27 August 2006 [13:00]

Russia and Central Asian allies conduct war games in response to US threats

Barely acknowledged by the Western media, military exercises organized by Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan under the Collective Security Treaty Organisation, (CSTO) were launched on the 24th of August.
27 August 2006 [12:52]

World Azerbaijanis Congress office opened in Ukraine

Visiting Ukraine World Azerbaijanis Congress president Javad Derakhti met with Ukrainian parliament members.
27 August 2006 [12:48]

NASA map misrepresents Azerbaijan's territory

US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has misrepresented Azerbaijan's map.
27 August 2006 [12:44]

Muslims alarmed over redrawn map for Islamic world

Muslim circles have expressed alarm and disgust at the publication of a redrawn map of the Islamic world in a journal closely linked to the US armed forces.
26 August 2006 [14:48]

Former Ukraine PM sentenced to 9 years for fraud, extortion

The Federal District Court of San Francisco has sentenced former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko to nine years in prison and $10 million in fines for extortion, fraud, and money laundering.
26 August 2006 [14:46]

Iran president inaugurates heavy-water nuclear facility

Iran's President Mahmoud Akhmadinejad inaugurated Saturday a heavy-water production plant in the town of Arak (190 km to the west of Tehran).
26 August 2006 [14:36]

Amnesty International concerned over plight of an Azeri political prisoner in Iran

Amnesty International said it was concerned over the plight of a political prisoner jailed since June 8 in a public statement on August 25.
26 August 2006 [12:20]

Armenians break ceasefire

26 August 2006 [12:17]

Deputy Speaker to leave for Brussels

26 August 2006 [10:26]

Bulgarian Embassy moves to a new premises

Bulgarian Embassy in Azerbaijan moved to new premises.
26 August 2006 [10:24]

CEC provides trainings in 20 constituencies

Central Election Commission Training Group's specialists on Friday gave trainings related to the repeat, additional, new and first local elections on some constituencies.
25 August 2006 [20:43]

YAP holds board meeting

The Yeni Azerbaijan Party (YAP) held on 24 August a meeting of board to discuss activity of the Party in first half of 2006.
25 August 2006 [20:03]

British parliament considers PKK, Kongra-Gel and KADEK as terrorist organizations

British parliament has passed a bill that bans activity of PKK, Kongra-Gel and KADEK terrorist organizations in the country.
25 August 2006 [20:02]

Levon Melik-Shahnazarian: "Azerbaijan will not be allowed to start a war"

An Armenian analyst says Azerbaijan is unlikely to start a war against Armenia over Nagorno Karabakh in the next few years despite its increasing military spending and bellicose rhetoric.
25 August 2006 [19:38]

Leader of Armenian Communists: "Russia remains Armenia's best friend"

"The ethnic crimes in Russia cannot be regarded as an attitude of the whole Russian people towards Armenians," the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Armenia Ruben Tovmassyan said during a news conference on August 24. He said that "Russia has been and is Armenia's best friend."
25 August 2006 [18:55]

Silva Kaputikyan passed away

One of the key ideologists of Armenia's occupation of Azerbaijani lands, Nagorno Karabakh conflict Silva Kaputikyan died of stroke at the age of 87.
25 August 2006 [16:53]

Ruling Yeni Azerbaijan Party has 393,746 members

The ruling Yeni Azerbaijan Party (YAP) Managing Staff held a sitting today.
25 August 2006 [16:00]

Mark Katz: "Either the Karabakh conflict will be resolved, or it will get worse for both side"

"The Azeri-Armenian dispute will not go on as it has. Either it will be resolved, or it will get worse for both side.
25 August 2006 [15:56]

New states may become TRACECA members this year

New states might become the TRACECA Intergovernmental Commission (IC) members, Akif Mustafayev, IC national secretary in Azerbaijan told.
25 August 2006 [15:24]

Abdulhaluk Chay: "Azerbaijani President is much likely to attend Turkish Congress"

Turkish Congress will be held in Kamar district in Antalya, Turkey on 17-20 September this year.
25 August 2006 [14:16]

Armenians violated cease-fire regime

25 August 2006 [10:59]

New appeal launched on behalf of Farhad Aliyev

The Committee to Protect the Rights of Farhad Aliyev has appealed to the ambassadors in Baku of the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, Germany, France, Italy, Greece and Turkey.
25 August 2006 [10:49]

President Aliyev to make an official trip to Slovenia

On Aug.27, President Ilham Aliyev is to leave for Slovenia to participate in Caspian Outlook international conference organized by Slovenian government.
25 August 2006 [09:09]

CEC chairman meets with Belarus ambassador to Azerbaijan

Central Election Commission chairman Mazahir Panahov met with Belarus extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to Azerbaijan Nikolay Patskevich.
25 August 2006 [09:01]

Foreign Minister receives new head of WFO representative office in Azerbaijan

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov received Lynn Muller, new head of the World Food Organization (WFO) representative office in Azerbaijan.
25 August 2006 [08:45]

Azerbaijani CEC provides trainings in five constituencies

Central Election Commission (CEC) Training Group specialists gave trainings in five constituency election commissions on the eve of the repeat, additional, new and first local elections, Rovzat Gasimiv, Training Group chief told.
24 August 2006 [21:58]

Former department chief of Economic Development Ministry committed suicide

Azerbaijan's Prosecutors' Office and Justice Ministry today jointly reported about Economic Development Ministry Entrepreneurship Promotion Department former chief Alihuseyn Shaliyev committing suicide.
24 August 2006 [21:42]

President Aliyev received Turkish delegation

On August 24, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received the Turkish delegation led by Head of Igdyr Municipality Nurettin Aras.
24 August 2006 [21:24]

Head of Caucasian Muslims' Office meets Russian Ambassador

Sheikhulislam Allahshukur Pashazadeh, Chairman of the Office of Caucasian Muslims met August 24 with Vasily Istratov, Russian Ambassador to Azerbaijan.
24 August 2006 [15:09]

Denis Bribosia: "International organizations' monitoring in Azerbaijani lands affected by fires will help solve the problem"

"International organizations' monitoring in Azerbaijani lands affected by fires will help solve this problem," Denis Bribosia, Council of Europe Secretary General special representative on Azerbaijan told journalists.
24 August 2006 [14:42]

European Court of Human Rights to consider Azerbaijan's complaint on Armenian crimes

"European Court of Human Rights will consider Azerbaijan's complaint regarding the crimes committed by Armenia," Chingiz Asgarov, Azerbaijani representative at the European Court of Human Rights told.
24 August 2006 [11:59]

Armenian fire on Azerbaijani Army positions in Agdam

Armenians have intensively violated the ceasefire in Agdam front.
24 August 2006 [09:46]

Azerbaijani and Jordanian governments conclude framework agreement on bilateral cooperation

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov today received the delegation led by Abdullah Al-Khatib, Foreign Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
24 August 2006 [08:37]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "Exact date of meeting with Vardan Oskanyan must be set"

"I discussed meeting with Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan on telephone talks with France co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Bernard Fasier yesterday," Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov told journalists.
23 August 2006 [20:34]

U.S. weighs response to Iran proposal

The Bush administration is taking its time responding to a mixed message from Iran that offers negotiations on its nuclear program but resists suspension of uranium enrichment.
23 August 2006 [20:23]

Ogtay Asadov meets Russian Ambassador

Speaker of Milli Majlis Ogtay Asadov met with the ambassador of the Russians Federation to the country Vasily Istratov, 23 August.
23 August 2006 [20:17]

Ali Abbasov meets Russian Ambassador

Ali Abbasov, Minister of Communication and Information Technologies met with Vasili Istratov, Ambassador of Russia to Azerbaijan.
23 August 2006 [20:14]

President Aliyev sends condolences to Vladimir Putin

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has sent a message of condolence to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the Tupolev-154 plane crash in Ukraine.
23 August 2006 [20:11]

King of Jordan left Azerbaijan

On 23 August, the official visit of the King of Jordan, His Majesty Abdullah to Azerbaijan ended.
23 August 2006 [19:59]

Haji Mammadov: "We targeted villains not good ones"

Azerbaijan Court of Grave Crimes on Wednesday continued the trial of the gang led by Haji Mammadov, Interior Ministry Crime Investigation Department former high ranking official.
23 August 2006 [19:57]

Damage caused by Armenian arson in Fuzuli region calculated

Armenian occupying forces continue to commit arson in the Azerbaijani region of Fuzuli, near front line and far from it.
23 August 2006 [19:55]

Presidential pardon to be granted

Presidential pardon is expected to be granted on the 15th anniversary of Azerbaijan's independence.
23 August 2006 [19:52]

Rasim Musabeyov: "Armenia does not understand that Azerbaijan might refuse current proposals after five years"

"Principal of territorial integrity in solution of conflicts" roundtable was held in Baku on Wednesday.
23 August 2006 [15:47]

New repressive measures enforced to prevent unrests in Tabriz

New suppressive measures have been adopted by the Iranian government to counter possible unrests in Tabriz, provincial capital of Eastern Azerbaijan.
23 August 2006 [15:38]

Allahshukur Pashazadeh: "I am ready to mediate in the solution of Israel-Lebanon conflict"

"I am ready to mediate in the solution of the Middle East problems, including the conflict between Israel and Lebanon if there is a need, and I am offered to do that," Sheikulislam Haji Allahshukur Pashazadeh, head of Office of Caucasian Muslims told journalists.
23 August 2006 [15:33]

Israeli President accused of sexual harassment

Israeli police have raided the official residence of President Moshe Katsav and taken away computers and documents in connection with sexual harassment allegations.
23 August 2006 [15:05]

Azerbaijan considers sending Mideast peacekeeping troops

Azerbaijan is considering contributing to the international peacekeeping mission in Lebanon, Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said Wednesday.
23 August 2006 [14:35]

President Aliyev meets King Abdullah II

His Majesty King Abdullah II visited on Wednesday in the Azerbaijani capital Baku the Heydar Aliyev foundation, where he was briefed on the activities carried out by the Foundation in the area of charitable work, the development of education and care for children, orphans and displaced.
23 August 2006 [13:46]

Elmar Mammadyarov:"We should carry out operation to prevent Armenian arsons in our occupied lands"

"We should carry out an operation to prevent Armenian arsons in the occupied Azerbaijani lands," Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov told journalists.
23 August 2006 [13:27]

Amnesty International: "Israel committed military crimes against Lebanese people"

Amnesty International accused Israeli government of military crimes against Lebanon.
23 August 2006 [12:09]

Occupation of Azerbaijani regions to be commemorated in Sweden and Canada

The Azerbaijan Way Political Movement will stage protest actions in commemoration of the 13th anniversary of the occupation of Jabrayil and Fuzuli regions of Azerbaijan in Sweden and Canada in the frames of the "Karabakh" World Protest Actions.
23 August 2006 [10:18]

King of Jordan arrives in Azerbaijan

His Majesty King Abdullah II arrived on Tuesday in Baku on a two-day official visit to Azerbaijan.
23 August 2006 [09:32]

Azerbaijani parliamentarians to visit Israel

Azerbaijani parliamentarians will visit Israel in autumn, parliamentarian Yevda Abramov, Azerbaijan-Israel Interparliamentary Friendship Group co-chair told.
23 August 2006 [09:09]

Armenian arsons continue to catch Azerbaijani lands

August 21, at night Armenian occupying forces set fire to no man's land in Noyemberyan village bordering with the Azerbaijani village Kamarli in Gazakh region.
23 August 2006 [09:01]

Nizami Bahmanov: "Armenians are mainly transferred to Kalbajar and Lachin regions"

Over 1,000 Armenians are living in the Azerbaijani region of Shusha besides Armenian militants, and majority of them did not live there before, Nizami Bahmanov, head of Azerbaijani community of Karabakh told journalists.
23 August 2006 [08:53]

President receives Director of Copenhagen Consensus Center

President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev received the director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center Bjorn Lomborg.
22 August 2006 [22:30]

Emergencies Minister Kamaladdin Heydarov receives Korean charge d'affaires

Emergencies Minister, General Colonel Kamaladdin Heydarov today received Korean charge d'affaires in Azerbaijan Lyu Kvang Chu.
22 August 2006 [22:06]

Nizami Bahmanov: "Kaspshik is active not to lose his high post and salary"

"Personal representative of OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzei Kaspshik preferred observing during his activity. Between nearly 150 and 200 servicemen and civilians were killed on the front before but Kaspshik has never reported anything about that."
22 August 2006 [14:39]

Ali Hasanov: "International Organizations and foreign states make investment only for their benefits"

"International organizations and foreign states make investment in Azerbaijan only for their benefits."
22 August 2006 [13:53]

European Court to consider complaints on Azerbaijani parliamentary elections

The European Court of Human Rights will review 13 more complaints with regard to the November 6, 2005 parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan.
22 August 2006 [13:08]

Ukrainian Embassy confirms President Yuschenko's visit

Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko is expected to pay an official visit to Azerbaijan on September 7-8.
22 August 2006 [13:03]

Festival in support of opening Turkey-Armenia border to be held in Kars

The representatives of the South Caucasus states organize a traditional festival in Kars, Turkey on September 13-15.
22 August 2006 [11:45]

Armenians fire on Azerbaijani positions

Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire in Agdam front again.
22 August 2006 [10:03]

Will Armenia move towards the West?

The Russian media has been speculating on a possible Armenian drift away from Moscow.
22 August 2006 [10:01]

Institute for War & Peace Reporting: "Caspian military exercise highlights region's weakness"

A counter-terrorism exercise soon to begin on the shores of the Caspian is a sign of growing militarisation in the region, stemming from the increasing polarisation of interests surrounding the oil-rich sea, say observers.
22 August 2006 [00:20]

Iran's leader vows to continue nuclear program, denies U.N. inspectors access to site

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Monady that Iran would continue to 'forcefully' pursue its nuclear program.
22 August 2006 [00:15]

Russian arms said to have deterred Israel

Russian arms appear to have played a crucial role in the strong resistance Hezbollah put up to the Israeli military in Lebanon.
21 August 2006 [22:57]

Armenians call Ambassador Richard Hoagland "homosexual"

The Armenian Aryan Order has expressed its protest against attempts to appoint Richard Hoagland new US Ambassador to Armenia. The Order has issued a statement concerning the issue.
21 August 2006 [22:10]

Azerbaijani President receives US Senator Richard Lugar

President Ilham Aliyev today received the delegation led by Richard Lugar, chairman of US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
21 August 2006 [21:56]

Viktor Yushchenko confers first degree order on Azerbaijani FM

President Viktor Yushchenko issued an executive order on conferring first degree order "For Contributions" on Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, Georgian Foreign Minister Gela Bejuashvili, Polish Senate Marshall Bogdan Borusevich.
21 August 2006 [21:35]

Andrzej Kasprzyk: "I saw no one commit arson so I have no fact on the source of fire"

"The cause for spread of fire to large area in contact line of troops is hot weather," Andrzej Kasprzyk, personal representative of OSCE Chairman-in-Office told Arminfo agency.
21 August 2006 [21:17]

King Abdullah II of Jordan to visit Azerbaijan

King Abdullah II of Jordan is arriving in Azerbaijan tomorrow.