Politics

07 May 2005 [17:48]

Joint UN Mission to Visit Azerbaijan

A joint mission of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) will visit Azerbaijan on 9-14 May 2005.
07 May 2005 [17:45]

Azerbaijan is not included "Challenge of the millennium" program not meeting the requirements

Azerbaijan is not included into the "Challenge of the millennium" program because Azerbaijan can't meet some required standards.
07 May 2005 [17:42]

OSCE representatives sent warning to Armenians for violating ceasefire during the monitoring

Monitoring was held in the territory of village Gapanli of Terter region, on the borderline of troops, in accordance with the mandate of personnel representative of OSCE Chairman-in-office at 10.30a.m on 6th of May.
07 May 2005 [17:40]

US aid to Azerbaijan may increase

USA conducts the work on program of aid to Azerbaijan.
06 May 2005 [16:13]

President of Azerbaijan instructed to hold fair and democratic elections

"I have no doubts, that the forthcoming parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan will be held in democratic and transparent environment", President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, stated at the meeting, related to the issues of the socio-economic development in the country, Trend reports.
06 May 2005 [16:11]

Interpol secretary general to visit Azerbaijan

A visit of the Secretary General of the International Police Organization (Interpol), Ronald Noble has been scheduled for May 17,2005, head of the National Interpol Bureau, colonel Madat Guliyev, told Trend in his interview.
06 May 2005 [16:08]

OSCE office in Baku announced the report on registration problem of NGOs in Azerbaijan

OSCE office in Baku announced the report on registration problem of NGOs in Azerbaijan.
06 May 2005 [15:51]

Ilham Aliyev positively evaluates situation in the state

Situation in the state is positive, development is observed everywhere, the president of the state Ilham Aliyev stated during the meeting, devoted to issues of social-economic development in the state, conducted under his chairmanship of the president, 4 May.
06 May 2005 [15:12]

As soon as Ayaz Mutallibov and Rasul Guliyev arrive in Azerbaijan they will be arrested

"As soon as the co-chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (SDPA), former President, Ayaz Mutallibov and chairman of the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan Rasul Guliyev, who is in the "red" search of the Interpol, set foot on Azerbaijan, they will be arrested", head of the National Central Interpol Bureau, colonel, Madat Guliyev told Trend in his interview.
06 May 2005 [15:00]

Heike Talvitie: "European Union considers it very important to solve the Nagorno Karabakh conflict soon"

"European Union considers it very important to solve the Nagorno Karabakh conflict soon. The problems around this conflict present obstacle for the development of the Southern Caucasus."
06 May 2005 [14:47]

Azeri ombudsman appealed the international organizations for the purpose of discharging our 3 soldiers being held in captivity

The Commissioner of Human Rights Elmira Suleymanova addressed a letter to the president of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) Yakob Kellenberg, representations in Azerbaijan and Armenia of this organization, and to the Commissioner for Human Rights of Council of Europe Alvaro-Hil Robles for discharging the soldiers of the Azerbaijan Armed Forces Hikmet Taghiyev, Khayal Abdullayev and Ruslan Bashirov captivated by Armenians on February 15.
05 May 2005 [19:52]

Celebrations on 60-th anniversary of victory at Great Patriotic War will be held in Azerbaijan

A number of festive celebrations will take place in Azerbaijan on the occasion of the 60-th anniversary of the victory at the Great Patriotic War.
05 May 2005 [19:50]

Azerbaijani militaries to participate in international trainings in Lithuania

Representatives of the Military Forces of Azerbaijan plan to participate in Gintarine viltis 2005 (Amber Hope) trainings, scheduled for 6-18 June 2005 in Lithuania, the Lithuania Defense Ministry, and organizer of the trainings reported.
05 May 2005 [19:38]

Full list of Azeri political prisoners included in Rights Protection Organizations Monitoring Group list

42 persons names included in the list of the political prisoners of the Right Protection Organizations Monitoring Group (RPOMG).
05 May 2005 [19:36]

Ruling party representative met with ambassador of Great Britain

The vice-chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party (NAP), executive secretary of the party Ali Ahmadov met with the ambassador of Great Britain in our country Lawrence Bristow.
05 May 2005 [19:22]

Azeri Defence Minister met with representatives of Pentagon

Yesterday Defense Minister General Colonel Safar Abiyev has received delegation headed by consultant of USA Defense Ministry on joint decrease of Military Dangers of political Office Andrew Veber.
05 May 2005 [19:14]

Ilham Aliyev addressed the Jewish community of Azerbaijan

President Ilham Aliyev today addressed Jewish community of Azerbaijan.
05 May 2005 [19:01]

Azeri and Turkish parliaments to fight with Armenian propaganda

The Azerbaijani parliament and the Great National Assembly of Turkey held a joint struggle to unmask the "Armenian genocide" worldwide`, Arif Rahimzade, the Azerbaijani Vice Speaker, stated in a meeting with the Turkish parliamentarians, Emin Shahin and Husseyn Mumtaz, Trend repots.
05 May 2005 [19:00]

Latvian President is expected in Azerbaijan

Latvian President Vayre Vikie Freberga is scheduled to visit Azerbaijan in the second half of 2005, Samad Seyidov, the deputy chairman of the permanent parliamentary commission on international relationships and interparliamentary bonds, told Trend.
04 May 2005 [16:43]

Azeri, Armenian Presidents will not meet in Moscow

The Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents will not hold talks on the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh during the celebrations of 60th anniversary of a victory of fascism to be arranged in Moscow on 9 May, Trend reports quoting Novruz Mammadov, the head of the Foreign Relationships Department of the President's Administration.
04 May 2005 [16:41]

Presentation of website of Commission on Struggle against Corruption held

Presentation of the site of Commission on Struggle against Corruption at Administration Azerbaijan Republic State Service Management Council has been held in International Press Service.
04 May 2005 [16:39]

Musavat leader meets with British Ambassador

On Tuesday the chairman of Musavat Party, Isa Gambar, met with the British Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Laurence Bristow, Musavat told Trend.
04 May 2005 [16:37]

Murder of Elmar Huseynov is identified

Ministries of National Security and Internal Affairs and Procurator's Office of Republic made special statement jointly.
04 May 2005 [16:26]

Murtuz Aleskerov: no need for pardoning

There is no need in pardoning, dated for the Heydar Aliyev Birthday.
04 May 2005 [16:24]

Yuri Merzlyakov says of Azerbaijani captives to be released soon

"Three Azerbaijani soldiers captivated by Armenia will be released soon".
04 May 2005 [16:07]

Ramiz Mehdiyev: "Proposals on changes to Election Code will be presented to Milli Majlis soon"

"We are ready for the dialogue with the opposition and we make no term for this"-said head of Executive Office of President Ramiz Mehdiyev in his talk to the journalists.
04 May 2005 [16:00]

Serious personnel reforms in Court system of Azerbaijan will be made

"Serious personnel reforms in Court system, cleaning operations will be carried out. Strong measures will be taken about the judges in relation with corruption".
04 May 2005 [15:48]

Georgian Prime-Minister to visit Azerbaijan

The Prime-Minister of Georgia, Zurab Nogaideli will visit Azerbaijan in the first decade of June, the press-secretary of the Georgian Embassy to Azerbaija, Gila Dumbadze told Trend.
04 May 2005 [15:33]

Terry Davis: "Any attack on media freedom is an attack on democracy"

"Media freedom is one of the main pillars of a democratic state, and any attack on this freedom it is an attack on democracy itself," Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, said today on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, 3 May.
04 May 2005 [15:28]

Yuri Merzlyakov: "After the meeting of the presidents negotiations will be continued previous format"

Co-chairmen of Minsk Group of OSCE are not preparing for the meeting of Azerbaijan and Armenia presidents Ilham Aliyev and Robert Kocharyan to be held during the measures dedicated to the 60-ty anniversary of the victory over fascism on May 9".
03 May 2005 [15:04]

PACE rapporteurs on Azerbaijan expected

Co-chairs of the Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on fulfillment of CE obligation by Azerbaijan, Andreas Gross and Andreas Herkel, will pay a visit Azerbaijan in June 2005, the CE office in Baku told Trend.
03 May 2005 [15:03]

Azeri soldier killed by Armenians

Armenians violated the ceasefire again yesterday. As the result of the fire by the enemy, Taleh Nuriyev became martyr who was serving in military unit #"N" in Terter region.
03 May 2005 [14:24]

Press Council of Azerbaijan protests to "Freedom House"

Press Council (PC) protest against the annual report made out by "Freedom House" organization on freedom of press in world countries in which its Azerbaijan part there written that PC functions under the control of the authority.
03 May 2005 [14:21]

Changes to be injected to Azeri elections code in May

"No changes will be injected in the elections legislation in May. MP Fazail Agamali, the chairman of Ana Vatan Party, told Trend.
03 May 2005 [14:15]

Samad Seyidov: "The Nagorono Karabakh Committee will try to execution of adopted resolution of PACE in January session"

The first meeting of Committee of Nagorno Karabakh formed at the Parliament Assembly of Council of Europe will be carried out in June.
03 May 2005 [14:13]

Ilham Aliyev met with heads of municipality of Turkey

Ilham Aliyev received the municipality heads of Isgenderun, Payas, Jeyhan, Sarimazi, Mersin-Toroslar, Lapseki cities of Turkey and the representatives of Azerbaijan circles working in this country.
03 May 2005 [14:05]

Only 413.00 Armenians moved from Ottoman territory in 1915-1918 years

Archive documents have been published in collection which proves the claims as if 1.5 million Armenians were moved from Anatolia lands and killed in 1915-1918 to be false.
03 May 2005 [13:45]

No amnesty act expected in Azerbaijan on 60th anniversary of victory

The Azerbaijani President is not expected to issue an amnesty act on the occasions of the 60th anniversary of the victory over fascism, Azay Guliyev, member of the state commission on pardon, told Trend.
03 May 2005 [13:23]

National NGO Forum to start protest actions demanding freeing of three Azeri soldiers in captive

"If Armenians don't release the three Azerbaijan soldiers until May 7, Working Group in National Non-Governmental Organizations Forum will start holding protest actions" - APA was told of it by president of NNGOF Azay Guliyev.
03 May 2005 [13:19]

Azeri Foreign Minister Elmar Mammedyarov met with Condoleezza Rice

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammedyarov attended the meeting of American States' Organization on Democratic Societies member states and observer countries in Chile.
02 May 2005 [11:59]

Russia stopped Azerbaijan ships carrying material for the construction of BTC

Ships of Russian Military Navigation don't let "Maestro Niyazi" and "Natevan" ships belonging to Caspian Sea Navigation Office from Volga-Don channel to Caspian Sea.
02 May 2005 [11:57]

The oppositionists attempted to hold protest action in Masalli

The members of AXCP(i), Musavat and ADP in Masalli region organizations attempted to hold protest action yesterday.
30 April 2005 [16:32]

Azerbaijani President met with US Ambassador at OSCE

President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev received on April 29 the US Ambassador at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Stefan Minikes.
30 April 2005 [16:08]

"Freedom House" considers Azerbaijan to be a country without freedom of speech

"Freedom House" International Organization announced annual report on freedom of press in world countries. According to the report only 75 countries have freedom of press and information.
30 April 2005 [15:23]

Norway will observe over ensuring democracy and transparency of elections in Azerbaijan

Norway intends to observe over ensuring democracy and transparency in the forthcoming elections to be held in November in Azerbaijan, Steinar Gil, the Norwegian Ambassador to Azerbaijan, told Trend.
30 April 2005 [15:22]

Greek deputies to come to Baku in September

Greek parliamentarians visit to Baku planned to be in May will not realize. The date of visit was shifted to September.
30 April 2005 [15:21]

Results of PACE spring session successful for Azerbaijan

Results of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) spring session are successful for Azerbaijan, a member of the Azerbaijani delegation at the PACE, Rafael Husseynov told Trend, commenting completion of the spring session in Strassburg on April 29,2005.
30 April 2005 [15:18]

One more members of Haji Mammadov's group arrested

One more member of Haji Mammadov's group, born in Siyazan in 1969, citizen of Baku Fariz Hamidov Babir oghlu was arrested because of his criminal deeds.
30 April 2005 [15:10]

Ilham Aliyev received chief director of UNO Food and Agriculture Organization

President Ilham Aliyev today received the delegation headed by Jak Diuf- chief director of UNO Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
29 April 2005 [16:19]

Independence Day of Israel to be celebrated in Baku

May 12 is the Independence Day of Israel.
29 April 2005 [16:09]

Ilham Aliyev received the delegation of International Rescue Committee

Yesterday President Ilham Aliyev received the delegation of International Rescue Committee (IRC).
29 April 2005 [15:55]

Azerbaijani parliamentarians to visit Iran

Members of inter-parliamentary group of the Azerbaijani-Iranian friendship society are due to visit Tehran in May.
29 April 2005 [15:39]

Armed forces of Armenia violated the ceasefire along the front line

The enemy keeps on violating the ceasefire.
29 April 2005 [15:34]

T.Davis: "We do not try to change the structure and working principle of co-rapporteurs of Minsk group"

"Council of Europe does not try to change the structure of OSCE Minsk Group and working principle of the co-rapporteurs. We try to assist the co-chairmen in the solution of the problem".
29 April 2005 [15:29]

Steynar Gil and Norwegian deputy met authority representatives and Ombudsman

Ambassador of Norway in Azerbaijan Steynar Gil and deputy of Norwegian parliament Trond Giske met deputy chairman of NAP, executive secretary of the party Ali Ahmadov.
29 April 2005 [15:27]

Ilham Aliyev awarded with "Heydar Aliyev" order

Yesterday President Ilham Aliyev was awarded with the highest award of the country, "Heydar Aliyev" order founded in the honor of the late president Heydar Aliyev and number 1 certificate of the order.
29 April 2005 [15:16]

Embassy of Bulgaria will celebrate its day of Army in Baku

The embassy of Bulgaria to our country will organize a party on the occasion of Day of army on 6 May.
29 April 2005 [15:07]

Azerbaijan elected as the member of Human Rights Commission of UNO

Yesterday the meeting of Human Rights Commission of Economical and Social Council of UNO was held.
29 April 2005 [15:04]

US state department report marks Azerbaijan's role in fighting international terrorism

After the 11 September, 2001 events Azerbaijan set to immediate cooperation with the USA in fighting international terrorism, the next US State Department report on fighting terrorism says, according to Trend.
28 April 2005 [19:54]

70 days passed since 3 Azeri soldiers were captured by Armenian army

Forum of National Non-Governmental Organizations (FNNGO) held measure concerning three Azerbaijani soldiers captivated by Army of Armenia on February 15.
28 April 2005 [19:53]

Court of Ramil Safarov will take place on May 3

Advocate Adil Ismayilov will go to Budapest on 3 May to participate in the court process of lieutenant general of Azerbaijan Army Ramil Safarov accused in the murder of Armenian officer in Hungary that will be held on May 10.
28 April 2005 [19:51]

Greek parliamentarians will come to Baku

Four members of the parliament of Greece will come to Baku in the middle of May.
28 April 2005 [19:44]

Talish national movement established in Netherlands

Europe Union of Azerbaijani Political Migrants (EUAPM) established by a group of Azerbaijanis in Netherlands refutes the information spread about the cooperation of this organization with Alekram Hummetov.
28 April 2005 [18:54]

Minister of Italy on regional affairs will come to Baku

In the middle of may minister of Italy on regional affairs Enrico La Loggia will come to Baku.
28 April 2005 [18:43]

Ceasefire violated in three directions

Armenians violated the ceasefire again.
27 April 2005 [18:30]

Azeri politicians do not expect break in a meeting of Armenian and Azeri foreign ministers

Elmar Namazov, the co-founder of the 'New Policy' bloc, a political scientist, considers the forthcoming meeting of the Armenian and Azerbaijani FMs, Vardan Oskanian and Elmar Mammadyarov, to be held in Frankfurt on Wednesday as senseless.
27 April 2005 [18:11]

The next stage of Azerbaijan-Turkmenistan talks had no results

The next stage of talks on the debated "Kapaz" Azerbaijan-Turkmenistan talks had no results.
27 April 2005 [18:00]

OSCE monitoring in Armenian-Azerbaijani frontline without causalities

The next OSCE monitoring held in the contact lime of the Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces in Mezemli village of Gazakh District on Tuesday was held without casualties, the Defense Ministry announced.
27 April 2005 [17:58]

Parliament approved the authorities of general prosecutor Zakir Garalov for the next term

In the first part of today's meeting of the Parliament the presentation of the president within appointing Zakir Garalov to the post of prosecutor general was discussed.
27 April 2005 [17:33]

Interior Minister Ramil Usubov:"There are professional criminal groups plundering apartments in the capital"

"The number of robbery in Baku has increased recently. There are professional criminal groups plundering apartments in the capital" Interior Minister Ramil Usubov told about it in his talk to journalists.
27 April 2005 [17:25]

Armenian troops violate the ceasefire regime in Agdam, Fuzuli, Goranboy districts

On Tuesday the armed divisions of Armenia fired with sub-machine guns and machine-guns from 00.00 to 00.15, from 02.00 to 02.20 and from 03.30 to 03.50 from their positions in 0.5km west of Ashagi Abdurrahmanly village of Fuzuli District the Azerbaijani positions, the Defense ministry announced.
27 April 2005 [17:19]

Ilham Aliyev participated in the opening of Shamakhi Olympic Center

Yesterday President Ilham Aliyev paid a visit to Shamakhi.
27 April 2005 [17:07]

PACE Monitoring Committee deeply concerned by political climate in Azerbaijan ahead of November 2005 parliamentary elections

The Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), meeting during the plenary session of the Assembly, today adopted the following declaration:
27 April 2005 [16:54]

State committee officials meet with representatives of diaspora in London

Officials of the state committee on work with the Azerbaijanis living abroad, had a business trip to the UK and held exchange of opinions with representatives of the Azerbaijani Diaspora societies, functioning there, Azerbaijanis, studying and residing in London.
26 April 2005 [14:17]

President of Azerbaijan to visit Shamakhi

The Azerbaijan President of Azerbaijan will make a one-day trip to Shamakhi district on 26 April. The executive office of the Azerbaijani President told to Trend.