Society

19 October 2005 [11:32]

Ministry of Health imposes ban on wild bird meat sales

Meat of wild birds should disappear soon from tables of Azerbaijan citizens. The Ministry of Health tells that it is for citizens own good.
18 October 2005 [10:43]

Brandishing the Azeri sword

Feature story about probably the last cold steel armourer in Azerbaijan. Will the secrets of old Azeri cold steel art be lost with him?
16 October 2005 [23:22]

Music series presents Azerbaijan violinist

Azeri music to be performed at Arts Building Recital Hall
08 October 2005 [13:52]

Azerbaijani businessmen murdered in Moscow

Azerbaijani businessmen Ramiz Asadov was murdered in Lyuberetsk district of Moscow.
08 October 2005 [12:39]

There are 300 thousand drug addicts in Azerbaijan

“The number of drug addicts is increasing in Azerbaijan” - National coordinator of the “Program on Controlling Narcotic Drugs in the South Caucasus (SCAD)” Mazahir Afandiyev told the journalists.
08 October 2005 [12:18]

60 Iranian citizens serving their sentences in prisons of Azerbaijan will be returned to their country

Iranian citizens sentenced to imprisonment for committing crime in Azerbaijan will be returned to their country in these days.
08 October 2005 [12:09]

Smuggling of more than 100 kg of jewelry to Azerbaijan prevented

Jewelry is smuggled to Azerbaijan from Turkey and the United Arab Emirates mainly.
08 October 2005 [12:06]

U.S. Embassy announces 2006-2007 fulbright scholarship program

The United States Embassy in Azerbaijan announced the 2006-2007 Fulbright Scholarship program.
08 October 2005 [12:00]

European Union spent $ 1,5 million for struggle against drug addiction in Azerbaijan

A conference on “Works implemented in the frame of the Southern Caucasus Anti-Drug Programme (SCAD) Programme and future perspectives” was held in the International Press Center yesterday.
05 October 2005 [08:13]

President of Azerbaijan congratulated Jewish community with Rosh-ha-Shana holiday

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent on 3 October 2005 a message of congratulations to the country’s Jewish community members in regard to the New Year Holiday, Rosh-Ha-Shana.
29 September 2005 [09:55]

Day of German Unity to be marked in Baku

On the occasion of Day of German Unity German Embassy to Azerbaijan will give a party in Hyatt Hotel, Guba Ballroom on 3 October.
29 September 2005 [09:40]

The weather will be unstable in Azerbaijan in October, it will snow in mountains in the end of month

The weather will be a little unstable in our republic in October; monthly average temperature will be close to climate norm.
29 September 2005 [09:14]

Nazim Ibragimov: “I made sure that problems of our fellow countrymen in Georgia actual”

«During my meetings with our fellow countrymen in Georgia we witnessed again their problems, difficulties, known to us. I made sure again the problems raised in this respect are actual and they should be brought to the notice of the Azerbaijan’s public and there is the necessity to sound the alarm.
29 September 2005 [09:05]

49568 persons passed away in Azerbaijan last year

49568 persons passed away in Azerbaijan last year.
29 September 2005 [08:59]

Irada Ashumova won the gold medal, our handball players defeated Armenians

The 4th international sport games of women of Islamic countries started in the capital of Iran, Tehran.
29 September 2005 [08:24]

99% of population of Baku provided with identity cards

99% of population of Baku has been provided with identity cards. 90% of the population of other cities and regions of Azerbaijan have been issued identity cards.
23 September 2005 [10:20]

Azerbaijani student Leyla Azizova won scholarship of “Herti” Foundation of Germany

Thirteen-year old Azerbaijani student of “Kenigschtaun Taunus” gymnasium in Frankfurt of Germany Leyla Azizova won the scholarship of “Herti” Foundation which cares for the education of immigrant children at the Ministry of Education and Culture of Hessen Federal province. Azerbaijani Embassy to Germany spread the information.
23 September 2005 [10:17]

New cable television established in Baku

Yesterday the next meeting of National TV and Radio Council held today. (APA) In the meeting giving licenses to “Khayal” TV of Guba and “Gutb” TV of Khachmaz in accordance with the schedule presenting the documents was discussed. National TV and Radio Council gave warning to the heads of those TV channels.
23 September 2005 [10:10]

Azeri citizens invited to 2007 diversity visa lottery registration

Azerbaijani citizens are invited to participate in the 2007 Diversity Visa Lottery registration announced by the U.S. Department of State from October 5 to December 4 2005, according to the U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesman.
23 September 2005 [09:49]

Drugs and law-enforcement activity control agreement was signed between the Azerbaijani and USA governments

“Amendment # 2 to the Agreement Letter on the aid to the control on drugs and law-enforcement activity between the Government of the Azerbaijan republic and Government of the United States of America” intending allocation of the respective grant was signed on May 23, 2005.
23 September 2005 [09:41]

Allahshukur Pashazade: “We want to tell the whole world and the Caucasus that Islam is against terrorism”

Sheikulislam Haji Allahshukur Pashazade responded to the questions of the journalists after the press conference dedicated to the results of the sitting of Supreme Religious Board of Caucasian Muslims in Baku yesterday.
23 September 2005 [09:24]

UNICEF will spend $10 million to Azerbaijan in the next 5 years

UNICEF will spend $10 million to Azerbaijan in next 5 years.
20 September 2005 [12:03]

“Britain-Azerbaijan Graduates Net” founded

On September 23 in “Hyatt Regency” hotel the inauguration ceremony of “Britain-Azerbaijan Graduates Net” will be held by the support of “British Council” organization of Great Britain, and embassy of this country to Baku and “bp” company of Great Britain.
20 September 2005 [11:40]

Azerbaijani artist’s work exhibited in the exhibition on the 60th anniversary of signing the UNO Regulation

Modern Art exhibition is held in the exposition hall of the UNO section in Geneva on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of signing the UNO Regulation.
20 September 2005 [11:29]

Publication of newspaper writing anti-Azerbaijan articles in Dagestan stopped

The publishing house ”Lotos” refused to publish the newspaper “Chernovik” published in Mahachkala.
13 September 2005 [10:23]

Eldar Mahmudov: “We will arrest Tahir Khubanov and Teymuraz Aliyev accused of the murder of Elmar Huseynov”

Very serious investigational operations are carried out in connection with the murder of the editor-in-chief of the “Monitor” journal Elmar Huseynov.
13 September 2005 [10:19]

Actions to be held on the occasion of 87th anniversary of the release of Baku from occupation

Actions will be held on September 14-15 on the occasion of 87th anniversary of the release of Baku from occupation.
13 September 2005 [10:15]

Allahshukur Pashazade met the Vatican Cardinal Cresense Sepen

The sheikh of the whole Caucasus sheikh Haji Allahshukur Pashazade received the Vatican Cardinal Cresense Sepen being on a visit in Baku yesterday.
13 September 2005 [10:12]

Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on giving the presidential grant to 100 students scored highest results in entrance examinations

The president Ilham Aliyev signed a decree yesterday on giving the presidential grant to students who scored highest results on specialty groups in entrance examinations in the 2005-2006 academic year and were admitted to higher schools.
13 September 2005 [09:57]

150 prisoners pardoned by the offer of the Ombudsman’s Apparatus up to now

150 prisoners have been pardoned by the offer and effort of the Ombudsman’s Apparatus till now.
13 September 2005 [09:47]

Sheik-ul-islam invited Pope of Rome to Azerbaijan

Allahshukur Pashazade, the chairman of the Caucasus Clerical Board (CCB), invited the new head of the Catholic Church Benedictus XVI to visit Azerbaijan. Sheik-ul-Islam presented the invitation Kreschentsio Sepe, the Vatican Cardinal, who is currently on visit to Azerbaijan.
13 September 2005 [09:34]

All state universities to be provided with wireless Internet zones

The ULTRA Company creates wireless Internet zones in 18 state universities of our republic together with the INTEL Corporation (USA) for the purpose of providing all state universities with wireless Internet zones in the frame of the “Wireless Universities” Programme.
13 September 2005 [09:27]

Teymur Rajabov and Shariyar Mammadyarov won silver medals of Spanish championship

The country chess championship among clubs in Merida, Spain is over.
13 September 2005 [09:17]

Ali Ahmedov: “Signing of documents on ensuring rights for freedom of Assembly will be direct ignorance of legislation”

Assuming commitments or signing the agreement on issues related to ensuring the citizens rights for freedom of assemblies would be a direct disrespect of the existing legislation, the executive secretary of the ruling Yeni Azerbaijan Party (New Azerbaijan, NAP) Ali Ahmedov said in a statement on 12 September at the seminar, organized by the OSCE Baku office.
13 September 2005 [09:14]

Court process of an unpleasant incident accused of giving false information to law-enforcement organs about the citizen of Great Britain did not take place again

The court process appointed to be held yesterday on the case of Tahir Asadullayev accused of giving false information about the citizen of Great Britain Alan French to law-enforcement organs did not take place.
13 September 2005 [08:51]

National Security Minister Eldar Mahmudov: “The investigation on case of Haji Mammadov will be completed in 2-3 months”

“The information spread in the press that former chairman of Head Office of Fighting Organized Criminality of Interior Ministry Zakir Nasirov was tortured is not true.
13 September 2005 [08:44]

Foundation –laying ceremony of Catholic Church held in Baku

Foundation-laying ceremony of Catholic Church “Madonna Dell’immcolata concezione” was held in Nobel Avenue yesterday.
09 September 2005 [10:35]

All refugee campuses will be abolished in Azerbaijan by 2007

All refugee campuses in Azerbaijan will be abolished by 2007.
09 September 2005 [09:28]

Azeri artist’s exhibition to be opened in Germany

The art exhibition of Azerbaijani artist Ashraf Heybatov will be opened in Mainz on 14 September at initiative of the Azerbaijani ‘Mainz’ Society functioning in the German Federative Republic, Bashar Komur, the chairman of the Society told the State Committee on Azerbaijanis Living Abroad.
09 September 2005 [09:13]

135 persons appealed to European court on human rights to refuse citizenship of Azerbaijan

135 citizens of Azerbaijan appealed to the European Court on Human Rights to refuse the citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic.
09 September 2005 [08:14]

Azerbaijan takes 101–st place in human development index

?zerbaijan is among the countries with the average development according to the annual report of the UNO Development Program (UNDP) on human development.
08 September 2005 [11:34]

Photo exhibition "Poland 1980-2005" opened

Photo exhibition “Poland 1980-2005” was opened in Baku Arts Center yesterday evening.
08 September 2005 [11:20]

Minister of education Misir Mardanov held a press-conference in connection with beginning of the new academic year

The minister of education Misir Mardanov held a press-conference yesterday in connection with beginning of the new academic year.
08 September 2005 [11:02]

Azerbaijani refugee schoolchildren collected donations to erect memorial complex in front of Pentagon

Schoolchildren of Khojali, Shusha and Khojavend collected donations for memorial complex to the victims of 11 September in front of Pentagon.
08 September 2005 [09:07]

124 dangerous virus pathogens were taken to the USA from Azerbaijan

124 samples consisting of virus pathogens of the plague, anthrax, cholera and other dangerous diseases were taken to the laboratory of the Pathology Institute of the USA Armed Forces.
07 September 2005 [10:29]

18 922 834 sq m territory cleared from mines so far

516 468 sq meters of territory was cleared from mines and unexploded military munitions (PHS) in August this year.22 demining dogs,138 sappers,15 PHS operators, 8 paramedics and about 100 assistants were involved in the mine action.
07 September 2005 [10:25]

43 persons drowned in the sea during beach season

43 persons drowned in the sea and 278 persons were rescued till now since the beach season started.
07 September 2005 [10:03]

Catholic Church to be founded in Baku on 11 September

Catholic Church will be established in Baku on 11 September.
07 September 2005 [09:28]

Israeli producer is shooting film about Azerbaijan

Producer of “Channel-1” television of Israel Eytan Oren started the shootings of film about Azerbaijan.
07 September 2005 [09:02]

Azerbaijani border guards detained 35 persons being searched

During August the State Border Service (SBS) of Azerbaijan detained 35 persons, being searched.
06 September 2005 [09:49]

Team of Rajabov and Mammadyarov in semi-final

The EBORAJEDREZ with Teymur Rajabov and Shahriyar Mammadyarov will play in the semi-final of the Spanish team championship first in the history of club, grand master Rajabov told Trend.
06 September 2005 [09:07]

Member of Al-Qaeda appeals to Supreme Court

Zaur Aliyev, a member of Al-Qaeda terror organization, accused of perpetrating grave crimes, has appealed to the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan. Aliyev was sentenced to 7.5-year imprisonment in February 2004 by the Court of Serious Crimes of Azerbaijan.
06 September 2005 [08:09]

Condoleezza Rice thanked to President Ilham Aliyev for granting $500.000 emergency aid to the USA

The USA State Secretary Condoleezza Rice expressed her deep satisfaction to President Ilham Aliyev for granting emergency aid to remove the results of the hurricane Katrina.
05 September 2005 [09:38]

Azerbaijan renders an extraordinary aid to U.S. regions suffered from tornado

The Azerbaijani government rendered a $500,000 extraordinary aid to the U.S. regions suffered from tornado.
05 September 2005 [09:12]

Javad Derakhti arrived in Baku

The chairman of the World Azerbaijanis Congress (WAC) Javad Derakhti came to an official visit to Baku yesterday.
03 September 2005 [11:36]

Appeal Court made decision on extradition of Elif Pelit to Turkey

The Appeal Court today reviewed the complaint on the extradition of Turkish journalist Elif Pelit of Kurdish origin who is accused of passing the borderline of Azerbaijan illegally.
02 September 2005 [13:35]

Ramil Usubov: ”Distribution of Identity cards will be completed by November 1”

“The investigation related to death of Department chief of Main Criminal Search Office of Ministry of Internal Affairs, police –Colonel Mazahir Aliyev is on, there is no need to create big sensation in relation with this event.”
25 August 2005 [09:43]

Beach season to be over on 31 August

Beach season will be over on 31 August this year.
25 August 2005 [09:19]

Ulvi Bajarani won of the Abu-Dabi Chess festival

The 15th traditional chess festival ended in the capital of the United Arabian Emirates, Abu-Dabi.
24 August 2005 [09:32]

Patriarch of Moscow and whole Russia II Alexi to arrive in Baku

The Patriarch of Moscow and whole Russia II Alexi will arrive in Baku on September 22.
24 August 2005 [09:14]

The person committing rape against eight-year old girl arrested in Zagatala

A grave crime was committed in Zagatala region on 21 August.
24 August 2005 [08:38]

Education Ministry ready to consider issue of releasing internally displaced persons from payment in private institutions of higher learning

The Ministry of Education (ME) of Azerbaijan is ready to consider the issue of releasing the internally displaced persons (IDPs), who entered the private institutions of higher education this year from payment in case of respective addresses.
24 August 2005 [08:31]

Memorandum on cooperation in educational sphere to be signed between Azerbaijan and UNESCO

The issue concerning expanding the cooperation between Azerbaijan and UNESCO in educational sphere will be focused on especially in the frame of the visit of UNESCO Director General Koichiro Matsuura to Baku.
24 August 2005 [08:25]

Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II to be celebrated in Baku

The birthday of Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II will be celebrated in Baku.
23 August 2005 [09:08]

Cannibal-maniac arrested in Barda

Cannibal-maniac was arrested in Barda region of Azerbaijan last week.
23 August 2005 [09:05]

Azeri Grand Master to train for match with Indian chess giant through special program

Teymur Rajabov, the Azerbaijani grand master, will train for a match “Duel of Champions” with Indian chess giant, Vishvanatan Anand, through a special program.
20 August 2005 [09:39]

The weather is going to be cool staring from today

The weather will be cool in Azerbaijan beginning from 20th of August.
20 August 2005 [09:36]

High schools in Azerbaijan increased education fees on some specialties

Some high schools increased the education fees on some specialties form this academic year.
19 August 2005 [08:16]

Joint memorandum with UNICEF signed

A joint Memorandum on understanding aimed at implementation of the UN Development Program for 2005-2009 between the government of Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijan’s office of the United Nations Organization (UNO) was signed on 18 August 2005 between the Ministry of Economic Development and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
09 August 2005 [09:56]

Japan Embassy opened Japanese language courses

Embassy of Japan in Azerbaijan opened Japanese language courses on 1 August.
09 August 2005 [09:40]

Modern modification of mine clearing machines delivered to Azerbaijan

Modern modification of mine clearing machines such as 60-ton machine of night vision was delivered to Azerbaijan.
09 August 2005 [09:13]

Independence Day of India to be celebrated in Baku

The embassy of India in Baku will celebrate the 59th anniversary of Independence of India.
09 August 2005 [08:52]

Azeri citizen shot down in Moscow

A citizen of Azerbaijan being engaged in commerce in the Matveyevsk market of Moscow was attacked.
06 August 2005 [11:05]

Number of foreign students to be increased in new academic year

The number of the foreign students at the Azerbaijani universities is expected to increase in a new academic year.
06 August 2005 [11:03]

1st nations cup to be held on “What? Where? When?” intellectual game in Baku

On 12-14 September, 1st nations Cup will be held on “What? Where? When?” intellectual game in Baku.