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01 December 2005 [14:55]

Azerbaijan will mark Human Rights Day with a forum of right defenders

Human Rights Organizations of Azerbaijan decided to hold a forum dedicated to the International Human Rights Day on December 10.
01 December 2005 [14:18]

SDC donates medical equipment to be used for IDP, refugee and asylum seeker treatment

On November 30, representatives from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and United Methodist Committee on Relief (UNCOR) gathered at 6 p.m. at the refugee clinic supervised by UNHCR and UMCOR to mark a donation of medical items by SDC to the clinic.
30 November 2005 [04:28]

Nakhchivan flights shortage problem is finally solved

Rashad Gulamov, representative of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic in Baku reports that ticket problems of passengers flying from Nakhchivan to Baku and on vice versa have been settled.
30 November 2005 [04:02]

SNS detained five illegal immigrants trying to leave Azerbaijan for Turkey

Five foreigners attempting to leave Azerbaijan for Turkey using falsified passports were detained today.
29 November 2005 [23:36]

Azerbaijan will mark World AIDS Day on December 1

December 1 is World Fight against AIDS Day. Galib Aliyev, director of Fight AIDS Center held a press conference on this occasion.
29 November 2005 [22:58]

Baku hosts the Third International Bulbul Vocal Competition with Grand Prix of $10,000

On November, 28 Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall hosted opening ceremony of the Third International Bulbul Vocal Competition.
29 November 2005 [22:45]

State Border Service contained 13 kg of drugs from being sneaked in Azerbaijan

Since the beginning of the year the State Border Service (SBS) of Azerbaijan prevented 38 attempts to smuggle narcotics through the state border finding about 13 kg of them.
29 November 2005 [22:27]

Mc Dermott promises to meet workers' demands, strike is over

The Conference of the trade unions of SOCAR submitted proposals on solution of the strike situation in American McDermott Caspian Contractors.
29 November 2005 [12:41]

Ministry of Education started implementation of school development program

The Ministry of Education has begun implementation of the "Development program on rendering equipment to schools providing general education in Azerbaijan Republic" covering period of 2005-2009.
28 November 2005 [19:43]

The Year of Azerbaijan in Russia is almost over and will be officially closed soon

"President of Azerbaijan will not be able to take part in the grand closing ceremony of the Year of Azerbaijan in Russia due to his intensive schedule," told Trend the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Russia Ramiz Rizayev.
28 November 2005 [19:31]

Vagif Mustafa-Zadeh is commemorated in Brooklyn, NY by a Jazz Music Festival

The Jewish Community of Azerbaijan along with the Azerbaijan Society of America presented a very special Jazz Music Festival honoring the memory of outstanding musician and composer Vagif Mustafa-Zadeh. The event, which took place at Baku Palace in Brooklyn, NY on Sunday, November 27.
28 November 2005 [13:21]

Winner of several international pianist contests performs on stage of State Philharmonic Hall in Baku

On November 25 Azerbaijan’s State Philharmonic Hall hosted a concert of Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra after Uzeir Hajibeyov, conducted by People’s Artist of Azerbaijan Rauf Abdullayev.
28 November 2005 [13:07]

Anti-drug law enforcement units within ten months discovered 320 kg of narcotics

Within ten months of this year 683 of 2067 criminal facts were drug sales.
28 November 2005 [12:58]

Minister of Communications of Azerbaijan goes public

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies established "Inam" [Trust] telephone line where any citizen may call and express his/her opinion or make a proposal concerning the communication services in Azerbaijan.
28 November 2005 [12:48]

Iran sends Azerbaijan seven trucks of humanitarian aid

Seven cars of humanitarian aid sent from Iran to our country have entered the territory of Azerbaijan yesterday.
28 November 2005 [12:06]

High ranking physicians are not dismissed in Azerbaijan, they leave on their own

Deputy of Health Minister, Abbas Valibayov denies that the Minister Ogtay Shiraliyev implements cleansing policy in the Ministry.
26 November 2005 [19:34]

Ministry of Labor intends to lower unemployment rate in the country to 0,5-1 % by 2010

The working group formed at the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population (MLSPP) to supervise implementation of the employment strategy is analyzing the existing economic situation and level of employment at present.
26 November 2005 [11:51]

Ramil Safarov completed his third medical examination

Chief Lieutenant of Armed Forces of Azerbaijan Ramil Safarov who killed Armenian officer Gurgen Merkaryan in Hungary repeated medical examination today.
25 November 2005 [19:06]

Health Minister fires two high ranking physicians

Health Minister Ogtay Shiraliyev today dismissed head physician of Republican Clinical Hospital Vagif Jafarov and head physician of City Clinical Hospital #1 Penah Aliyev.
25 November 2005 [18:53]

IAEA helps Azerbaijan to open radiotherapy facility established at Republican Oncological Center

The IAEA coordinator on Azerbaijan Andrey Chubay will visit Baku on November 29.
25 November 2005 [11:02]

Starting January all employees of state budgetary organizations will receive their salary through payment cards

The president Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on additional measures in the field of improvement of the payment systems.
24 November 2005 [19:24]

State commission is scrutinizing causes of fire at Sumgayit EP-300 factory

Specially established commission carries out damage evaluation of the EP-300 factory [a part of the Azerkimya state concern]that was caught on fire on November 23.
24 November 2005 [19:08]

Ministry of Health fires 200 of its staff

The Ministry of Health is planning to fire 200 of its staff from the Hygiene and Epidemiology Center of Baku city (HECBC) and Hygiene and Epidemiology Center of the Republic (HECR).
24 November 2005 [12:38]

Press Council proposed to commemorate Hasan bey Zardabi on November 28

The Press Council made a proposal to mark Novemebr 28 as the day of commemoration of the founder of the national press Hasan bey Zardabi.
24 November 2005 [10:41]

Next Presidential Amnesty may be granted on December 31

"A next pardon decree can be issued on December 31 – the Solidarity Day of World Azerbaijanis," said Azay Guliyev, the member of the pardon commission at the president.
23 November 2005 [21:13]

Counterfeit money spotted in Baku

According to information received by Day.Az new counterfeit money has been circulating throughout Baku.
23 November 2005 [12:37]

Minister of Health closes department and opens another just changing the name

One more department has been abolished in the Ministry of Health.
23 November 2005 [12:27]

Baku will get a system of cameras to monitor traffic on streets of the city

"Automatically controlling system will be established in Baku for eliminating the traffic jams. Vagif Asadov," informed APA news agency the chief of the department for the raising awareness of transport security and relations with public of Baku city Traffic Police Department.
23 November 2005 [12:14]

"Azergaz" follows "Barmek" practice and starts to cut off its debtors from gas supply lines

"Azergas" Closed Joint-Stock Company faces difficulties with collecting payments for provided gas to the population of Baku and in other districts of the country.
23 November 2005 [11:47]

Experts of World Health Organization will visit Baku on December 12

Two experts of the World Health Organization (WHO) on the pharmacology program – Iuze Prokhorska and Mina Slutnikova will visit Azerbaijan on December 12.
22 November 2005 [20:44]

Barmek cuts electricity from those who did not pay for it

Today in the morning Barmek-Azerbaijan electricity Distribution LLC started promissed actions against subscribers who did not pay their debts to the company.
22 November 2005 [17:36]

McDermott workers' patience runs out as they stage walk out - UPDATED

Today workers of McDermott, RSN and Kentek companies gathered in front of the 8th workshop of the Deep Foundations Plant and began a strike demanding to raise their salary.
22 November 2005 [11:29]

Ministry of Energy thinks of employing alternative energy resources such as wind and solar energy

Influential companies of the world submitted many proposals to the Ministry of Industry and Energy (MIE) to start using alternative energy sources, especially wind and solar energy in Azerbaijan.
22 November 2005 [11:24]

Azeri cinematographers participate in international film festival in Belarus

The International film festival "Listopad" (Fall of the Leaves) that opened in Minsk, Belarus has brought together cinematographers from Azerbaijan, Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Poland, Iran, Ukraine and other countries.
22 November 2005 [11:19]

State Opera and Ballet Theatre of Azerbaijan starts rehearsals of new ballet

Rehearsals of new ballet performance by the Minister of Culture Polad Bulbuloglu started in Azerbaijan State Opera and Ballet Theatre.
21 November 2005 [13:21]

Center for Defense of Public Interests looked through 290 corruption concerns

Center for Defense of Public Interests which was established by the financial support of American Lawyers Association received 290 appeals on corruption facts so far.
21 November 2005 [13:09]

Baku State University will open NATO library

Library of NATO will be established in Baku State University (BSU).
19 November 2005 [18:20]

Group "Berlin Voices" is going to perform jazz classics at Baku Jazz Center

German embassy to Baku informs that the "Berlin Voices" Jazz group is to visit Baku for the first time on a 3-days tour on November 20-22.
19 November 2005 [17:59]

OSCE representatives held ceasefire monitoring today

Press service of the Defense Ministry told Trend that a monitoring has been held today at the front-line in the area of the Bash Gervend village of Agdam district.
19 November 2005 [13:37]

Armenians breach ceasefire regime

The cease-fire regime has been breached on a front-line on November 18, the press service of the Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry told Trend.
17 November 2005 [16:19]

1660 submachine gun bullets of 7.62 calibers were detected in the centre of Baku

Associates of the Nasimi region State Traffic Police detected 1660 submachine gun bullets of 7.62 caliber in the intersection of the Taghizade Street and Mirali Gashgay Street.
17 November 2005 [15:43]

3 Azerbaijani citizens wounded in Iraq

3 Azerbaijani citizens were wounded in Khanigin city of Iraq.
17 November 2005 [14:48]

Military commissar of Imishli region accused of bribery and other crimes arrested

The investigation on the case of a group high ranking officials who are accused under articles 341.1(exceeding powers) , 311.3.2 (bribe-taking) , 178.3.2 (roguishness), 221.3 (hooliganism) and 313 (abusing official duties) , 32.5 , 311.3.2 (assisting in bribe-taking) and 178.3.2 (roguishness) of the Criminal Code was completed and the investigation materials were submitted to Court Martial on Grave Crimes of Azerbaijan Republic.
16 November 2005 [20:07]

Soon Ganjivians will possess a unique fountain that has no match on the Southern Caucasus

Renovation works ordered by Ganja mayor office passed to the Heydar Aliyev square in the center of Ganja . According to APA news agency the Executive Power reconstructed a fountain complex on the left side of the square and now is busy with the right side complex.
16 November 2005 [19:59]

Azerbaijan will enjoy good weather a bit longer

Bureau of Hydrology Forecast of National Hydrometeorology department of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Recourses informs that the warm weather in Azerbaijan will continue for several days.
16 November 2005 [15:14]

Soon traffic in Baku will be dispersed by a circular highway

Baku circular highway construction will be launched starting January of 2006.
16 November 2005 [14:51]

Newly repaired Ganja-Kazakh highway section is ready to be opened

94 km long Ganja-Kazakh highway will be put into operation in the first half of the next year.
16 November 2005 [14:25]

19 km highway section between Bilasuvar and Iranian border will repared by the end of the year

Ministry of Transport informs that the repairment works at the highway from Bilasuvar to the border of Iran will be completed till the end of the year.
15 November 2005 [20:24]

NATO sponsors new Saloghlu project of ANAMA

Azerbaijan National Agency of Mine Action (ANAMA) will hold an opening ceremony of the "Saloghlu Project on clearing unexploded military supplies in Aghstafa" with participation of the special representative of the NATO Secretary General on Central Asia and Southern Caucasus Robert Simmons on November 18.
15 November 2005 [14:50]

AZAL lacks airplanes to solve problem with shortage of Nakhchivan flights

800-900 citizens wishing to come to Baku from Nakhchivan can not find air tickets while 600-700 cannot leave Baku for Nakhchivan facing the same problem.
15 November 2005 [13:41]

Caspian Sea level will rise by the end of 2005

"The Caspian Sea level will increase by 14-15 cm by the end of this year," said the Director of Marine Hydrometeorology Center of the Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry Amir Aliyev in his interview with APA news agency.
12 November 2005 [19:34]

Ombudsman of Azerbaijan called citizens to donate blood for children suffering from hemophilia and thalassemia

Elmira Suleymanova, the Azerbaijani Ombudsman, called Azeries to assist people suffering from blood diseases.
12 November 2005 [18:09]

Giz Galasi gallery will host photo-exhibition "Kazakhstan today"

Photo-exhibition "Kazakhstan today" will be held at "Giz Galasi" gallery on November 15 .
12 November 2005 [17:54]

2000 houses in Nakhchivan will receive gas this winter

"Nakhchivangas" Limited Liability Company (LLC)informed APA news agency that Nakhchivan AR will recieve full supply of gas only by the end of the year 2007.
12 November 2005 [17:24]

New electron 10.000 number ATS was opened in Lenkoran

New electron 10.000 number ATS with 1600 channels was opened in the 2nd micro- district massive of Lenkoran in the frame of project "Electron Azerbaijan" implemented by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies.
12 November 2005 [13:57]

New explosion in Agstafa

An explosion happened yesterday about 3:00 a.m. at a vegetable oil production enterprise situated 100 metres away from the Baku-Gazakh highway in Aghstafa.
12 November 2005 [13:33]

Central Library of Ganja city restored its activity after being closed for several month of repairment

The Ganja City Central Library named after Nizami-Pushkin opened its gates to readers again after undergoing several months of repairment works.
12 November 2005 [13:09]

Azerbaijan celebrates Constitution Day

Today Azerbaijani citizens celebrate the Constitution Day. President Ilham Aliyev delivered a speech congratulating citizens of Azerbaijan with the holiday.
11 November 2005 [20:17]

Ministry of Communications plans to lift telephone subscription fees up

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies of Azerbaijan is considering to rise telephone subscription tariffs as expedient, Ali Abbasov, the Minister or Communications and Information Technologies, told media on Friday.
11 November 2005 [13:08]

New flights will be open to Nakhchivan

As the number of passengers arriving in Baku from Nakhchivan increased, a problem with shortage of flights got bigger.
10 November 2005 [15:08]

Red Cross organizes a competition for university students.

Second national competition on the international humanitarian law will be held among students of the international law, law and international affairs faculties of the Azerbaijani universities from November 10 to 13.
10 November 2005 [14:29]

Azeri flag defender celebrates small victory over Prosecutor's Office

Sabayil district court ordered Prosecutor's Office to finish by the end of the week a new investigation on the case of Azeri flag mutilation by British citizen Alan French.
10 November 2005 [13:25]

Israelis living in Baku will commemorate tenth year since assassination of Yitzhak Rabin

The commemoration ceremony dedicated to the 10th anniversary of assassination of the Prime Minister of Israel will be held in "Baku" hall of "Hyatt Regency" hotel in Baku.
10 November 2005 [12:59]

"Azerpocht" opens new post offices and post agencies

"Azerpocht" State Enterprise informs that for the last nine months it has opened 178 new jobs in the mail communication sector of the republic.
09 November 2005 [20:54]

Earthquake was recorded on territory of Azerbaijan

The Republican Seismological Service Center of Azerbaijani National Academy of Science informed that yesterday a small earthquake was recorded on the territory of Azerbaijan.
09 November 2005 [20:40]

Azerbaijan started transportation of gas for its enclave through Iran

The Head of Nakhchivan AR representation in Baku, Rashad Gulamov informed APA news agency that an experimental transportation of Azeri gas through Iran to Nakhchivan has started.
09 November 2005 [20:28]

For the last month ANAMA cleared from mines 875372 square meters of territory

Azerbaijan National Agency of Mine Action (ANAMA) reports that 875372 square meters of territory were cleared from mines and unexploded military supplies (UMS) during the last month.
09 November 2005 [20:09]

Turkey restored electricity provision to Nakhchivan

Press service of "Azerenergy" open Joint-Stock Company quoting Yasin Safarov, the chairman of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Energy Office stated that Turkey restored provision of electricity to Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.
08 November 2005 [16:47]

New fiber-optical cable is laid down in Nakhchivan - Julfa district

According to the Ministry of Communications and Informational Technologies, in order to reach high quality telephone communications between Baku and Nakhchivan, construction of fiber-optical cable was launched in Nakhchivan-Julfa region.
05 November 2005 [15:01]

Russian theaters open their gates for "Vizier of Lenkoran Khanate" performance by Mirza Fatali Akhundov

The oldest Russian theatre of Azerbaijan, founded in 1920 - The Russian Drama Theatre after Samad Vurgun, started its tour of Russia on November 3.
04 November 2005 [17:57]

Baku subway police will not go on strike

"The information that the policemen serving at Baku Subway will go on strike for not being paid is completely not true," informed press service of the Main Police Administration Office of Baku quoting Vali Mammadov - the chief of Baku Subway police.
04 November 2005 [15:26]

Azeri customs servicemen will attend courses on nuclear contraband prevention

Experts of MAGATE and ANAS Institute of Radiation Problems will hold training-courses for customs officials of the State Customs Committee (SCC)on November 14-19 .
04 November 2005 [15:17]

ANS, Lider and Space TV channels' license issues will be reviewed after Elections

The Council of the National Television and Radio prolonged the license terms of 70 percents of TV and Radio Channels in Azerbaijan.
04 November 2005 [12:55]

New historical book causes big scandal among Azeri scientists

The associates of the History Institute named after A.Bakikhanov of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) claim that Doctor of historical sciences Farida Mammadova made political and geographical mistakes in her newly published book "Caucasian Albania and Albans".
03 November 2005 [16:12]

Swedish missionary is deported from Azerbaijan

According to the information given to APA from a source in law-enforcement organs, this person who is a member of the Church "Temple of Glorification" is the Swedish citizen called Mats Yan Soderberg.