13 April 2007 [12:41]

Armenian forces violate ceasefire again

Armenian Armed Forces violated ceasefire several times on April 12.
13 April 2007 [11:17]

Turkish military says next president must be loyal to secular principles

Turkey's secularists, led by the military, fear that if Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan — or someone close to him — wins the presidency next month, the government will be able to implement an Islamic agenda without opposition.
13 April 2007 [11:12]

Turkish police arrest suspect in bombing that injured 10 British tourists

Police arrested a suspect in the bombing last year of a minibus in a seaside resort town that injured 10 British tourists and 11 Turks, the government-run Anatolia news agency reported Friday.
13 April 2007 [09:39]

Kocharian delays choice of new defense chief

President Robert Kocharian has re-appointed all but one members of Armenia's caretaker government, keeping vacant the crucial post of defense minister.
13 April 2007 [09:37]

Armenian pro-presidential party offices damaged by blasts

Two Yerevan offices of the pro-presidential Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) were rocked by explosions early Thursday in what President Robert Kocharian promptly condemned as an attempt to destabilize the political situation in the country ahead of next month’s parliamentary elections.
13 April 2007 [09:11]

"Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record 2006" report - Azerbaijan

The "Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record 2006" report is submitted to the Congress by the U.S. Department of State. This fifth annual submission complements the longstanding Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2006, and takes the next step, moving from highlighting abuses to publicizing the actions and programs the United States has employed to end those abuses.
13 April 2007 [08:54]

Fazail Agamali appeals to the Bar

Parliamentarian Fazail Agamali appealed to the Bar with regard to Kamandar Nasibli, lawyer for Huseyn Abdullayev.
13 April 2007 [08:51]

Azerbaijani senior officials to visit India this year

Several Azerbaijani officials are expected to visit India this year.
13 April 2007 [08:42]

Former Azerbaijani attache to Turkey appointed to new post

The posts of chiefs of Defense Ministry's finance and press services are still vacant.
13 April 2007 [08:21]

Armenian forces violate ceasefire again

Armenian Armed Forces fired on Tap and Tap Garagoyunlu villages of Goranboy from the occupied Talish village of Goranboy region from 17.30 on Thursday.
13 April 2007 [08:06]

Azerbaijan arrests 11 alleged Islamic extremists

Azerbaijani authorities on Thursday said they had arrested 11 alleged Islamic extremists suspected of having ties to separatist rebels in Russia's war-ravaged Chechnya province.
13 April 2007 [08:03]

Committee against Torture to apply to int'l organizations

Azerbaijan Committee against Torture intends to apply to international organizations to draw world's attention to Armenian vandalisms committed against Azerbaijanis in Guba region in 1918.
13 April 2007 [07:55]

Deputy FM meets with Indian official

Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Kahlafov met with Indian Minister of State for Commerce Jairam Ramesh.
13 April 2007 [01:27]

Azerbaijani permanent representative to Council of Europe elected chairman of TC INF

On 10 April, 2007 conference of the Bureau of Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, permanent representative of Azerbaijan to the Council of Europe, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador Arif Mamadov was nominated for chairman position of Thematic Coordination of Information Policy (TC INF).
13 April 2007 [00:25]

Explosion strikes Iraqi parliament

Explosion struck Iraqi parliament. The explosion occurred in the canteen of parliament.
13 April 2007 [00:21]

Musavat leader hesitates in attending PACE session

"I hesitate in participating in the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), may be I will not go to Strasbourg," Isa Gambar, pro-opposition Musavat party leader told.
13 April 2007 [00:07]

Yashar Buyukanit: "Military operation should be held in northern Iraq"

Turkey's Armed Forces General Staff's chief Yashar Buyukanit held his first press conference since taking up this position.
12 April 2007 [23:52]

Shenes Erzik: "I support decision suiting both Azerbaijan and Armenia"

"I support the decision suiting both Azerbaijani and Armenian national associations," UEFA vice-president Shenes Erzik stated.
12 April 2007 [23:31]

President receives Kurgan province's governor

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev received Russian Federation Kurgan Province's governor Oleg Bogolomov.
12 April 2007 [23:18]

Elmar Mammadyarov visits Lebanon

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov ending his visit to Syria arrived in Lebanon, Azerbaijani honorary consul to Lebanon Nazih Gassub told.
12 April 2007 [22:49]

Samad Seyidov: "We welcome opposition representation in our delegation to PACE"

"Forming of the composition of parliamentary delegation to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) is the responsibility of the parliament. Neither YAP (New Azerbaijan party) nor independent parliamentarians have chosen the members of delegation to PACE."
12 April 2007 [22:42]

Baku to host GUAM border services' meeting

State Border Service rejected to participate as observer in the meeting of CIS Border Troops Commanders in Yerevan.
12 April 2007 [22:36]

Customs in Azerbaijan-Iran border work normally as before

"Customs posts in Azerbaijan-Iran border work normally as before," State Border Service's (SBS) chief Elchin Guliyev stated.
12 April 2007 [15:28]

One of SEMA Associated owners is Armenian

Azerbaijani Embassy in the US gathered reports about the American SEMA Associated company, which is reportedly preparing a general plan of Shusha, Khazar Ibrahim, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry told.
12 April 2007 [14:22]

Musavat leader: "Iltizam Ekberli refuses to be in Azerbaijani delegation to PACE"

"It is illogical to include Iltizam Ekberli, not Nasib Nasibli in the composition of Azerbaijani delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)," Musavat leader Isa Gambar told.
12 April 2007 [14:07]

Bashar Assad: "Syria recognizes Azerbaijan's territorial integrity and supports peaceful solution to Karabakh conflict"

Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with Syrian President Bashar Assad during his visit to this country, Azerbaijan Honorary Consul to Lebanon Nazih Gassab told.
12 April 2007 [13:53]

Parliament's disciplinary commission to publicize investigation about MP Fazail Agamali

Azerbaijan's Parliament disciplinary commission will have a meeting next week.
12 April 2007 [13:43]

Armenians' provocation at UN headquarters prevented

Armenians failed to achieve their provocative aims during the exhibition on the Rwanda genocide at UN headquarters.
12 April 2007 [11:57]

Detained activist deported to Iran

Hadi Seyid Javad Musevi, one of the activists of Southern Azerbaijan National Awakening Movement, detained and kept in Interior Ministry Migration Service detention place for migrants was extradited to Iran by Baku-Tehran flight at 04.00 on April 12, the migrant's representative Alovsat Aliyev said.
12 April 2007 [11:56]

Nazim Ibrahimov meets with Israeli acting president

Nazim Ibrahimov, chairman of the State Committee for Azerbaijanis Living Abroad met with Israeli Knesset speaker and acting President Dalia Itzik.
12 April 2007 [11:53]

President Aliyev to visit India

Indian Minister of State for Commerce Jairam Ramesh, who is visiting Azerbaijan, has invited Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev to visit his country.
12 April 2007 [10:50]

President Aliyev to visit S. Korea on April 23-25

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev is scheduled to make a state visit to South Korea on April 23-25 to hold talks on enhancing practical bilateral cooperation, Korea's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Thursday.
12 April 2007 [09:04]

Azerbaijan-Vietnam Friendship Society to be set up

Vietnamese Foreign Ministry first European department's chief Von Txhua Tsong who is visiting Baku, offered establishment of Azerbaijan-Vietnam Friendship Society.
12 April 2007 [08:35]

Condoleezza Rice: "Russia should understand that post Soviet countries are no more members of USSR"

"We want Russia to have relations with the post Soviet countries. These countries are no more members of the former Soviet Union and the relations should be established basing on the development of political and economic ties," commenting on Russia's supporting separatist regimes in post Soviet countries US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stated.
12 April 2007 [07:45]

President Aliyev receives Indian delegation

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev received the delegation headed by Indian State Minister for Commerce Jairam Ramesh.
12 April 2007 [07:42]

Armenian forces violate ceasefire again

Armenian Armed Forces violated ceasefire again.
12 April 2007 [07:35]

Rasul Guliyev: "I am certain to join the presidential elections"

"No doubt, that the congress of ADP will pass decisions that will contribute to the result of the struggle for democracy in Azerbaijan and no doubt, practical steps will be taken," said Rasul Guliyev, leading a part of Azerbaijan Democrat Party (ADP).
12 April 2007 [00:20]

Musavat Party to call for political parties to join the rally

Musavat Party is to request Azerbaijan political parties to join its rally on April 29, deputy Party chairman Mehman Javadoghlu told.
11 April 2007 [23:50]

Embassy in US sends reports about SEMA Associated to Foreign Ministry

Azerbaijani Embassy in the US has sent reports about the American SEMA Associated company, which is reportedly preparing a general plan of Shusha, to the Foreign Ministry, Azerbaijani Embassy told.
11 April 2007 [23:35]

Sergei Ivanov: "Russian military base in Armenia poses no threat to a third country"

"The operation of Russian military base in Armenia is not aggressive and does not pose any threat to a third country. This military base provides our effective security."
11 April 2007 [23:11]

YAP accuses Ali Insanov of slander

YAP (new Azerbaijan part) made a statement on the final statement made by former Health Minister Ali Insanov accused of embezzlement, abuse of power and bribery at Azerbaijan's Court of Grave Crimes.
11 April 2007 [22:54]

Vietnam intends to open Embassy in Azerbaijan

Proposal on the opening of Vietnam's Embassy in Azerbaijan is being discussed, Vietnam's Foreign Ministry first European department's chief Von Txhua Tsong told.
11 April 2007 [22:49]

Venice Commission experts not to give new proposals to Azerbaijan

Delegation of the Venice Commission is visiting Azerbaijan. The delegation is composed of representative of the department of referendums and elections of the Venice Commission Sergey Kuznetsov, representatives of the Venice Commission General Secretariat Peter Paskolay and Joran Enzins.
11 April 2007 [16:31]

Mammadyarov meets with Syrian Foreign Minister

Azerbaijan Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov visiting Syria met with Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Shaara.
11 April 2007 [16:30]

Parliament can pass amnesty act by autumn session

The session of the Working Group on Human Rights composed of representatives of authorities and rights activists discussed questions of granting amnesty act, pardon decree and other issues.
11 April 2007 [16:24]

US concerned about the situation of freedom of press in Azerbaijan

Internews-Azerbaijan Public Union provided training for journalists, operators, editors working in the regions through financial support of the US Embassy in Azerbaijan.
11 April 2007 [16:22]

Henick: "Occupied territories are part of Azerbaijan"

The US embassy has not yet received the letter of Public Union "Nagorno Karabakh's Azerbaijani community," the US Embassy public affairs officer Jonathan Henick told journalists.
11 April 2007 [16:21]

US not to recognize 'presidential elections' in Nagorno Karabakh

As usual, we do not recognize the results of elections, referendum, and such events held in Nagorno Karabakh in the current situation, US Embassy public affairs officer Jonathan Henick said when commenting on so-called "presidential elections" to be held in Nagorno Karabakh by separatist regime on July 19.
11 April 2007 [14:38]

Burjanadze comments on border delimitation with Azerbaijan

Georgian Parliamentary Chairperson Nino Burjanadze called on political forces to refrain from making such statements that will artificially aggravate the relations with a strategic partner, Azerbaijan regarding the border delimitation issues.
11 April 2007 [14:15]

Azerbaijan Embassy in India works to expose Armenian genocide

Azerbaijani Embassy in India is organizing different events to publicize the Nagorno Karabakh conflict and expose genocide of Azerbaijanis committed by Armenians.
11 April 2007 [14:04]

Armenian forces violate ceasefire again

Armenian Armed Forces fired on the positions of Azerbaijani Army Gapanli village from the occupied Shotlandli and Namirli villages of Aghdam and Seysulan village of Tartar for two hours from 23.00 yesterday by machine and submachine guns, local residents told.
11 April 2007 [13:26]

Russian Foreign Ministry official to visit Azerbaijan

Alexander Chepurin, head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's department for ties with Russians living abroad will arrive in Azerbaijan.
11 April 2007 [13:16]

Nazim Ibrahimov meets with Israeli officials

Chief of the State Committee on Azerbaijanis Living Abroad Nazim Ibrahimov held several meetings in Jerusalem.
11 April 2007 [13:15]

Government and Venice Commission experts negotiate in Baku

Representatives of Council of Europe Venice Commission arrived in Azerbaijan.
11 April 2007 [12:40]

ADP may hold conference out of doors

Though Baku Executive Power provided Rasul Guliyev's Azerbaijan Democratic Party (ADP) Rasulzadah Settlement Oilmen's Culture Palace to hold conference the leadership of palace rejected party's conference arrangement.
11 April 2007 [12:08]

Azerbaijani parliament to sit

The next sitting of the parliament will be held on April 13.
11 April 2007 [12:07]

Omb to attend int'l roundtable in Athens

Azerbaijani Ombudsperson Elmira Suleymanova will attend the 10th roundtable of European ombudsmen in Athens.
11 April 2007 [11:25]

Azerbaijani ambassador delivers speech in George Mason University

Azerbaijani ambassador to the US Yashar Aliyev made speech in George Mason University.
11 April 2007 [10:22]

Iran announces giant step in nuclear technology - but doubts remain

Is Iran bluffing about the progress of its nuclear program? Experts and some world powers are expressing doubt that the country has been able to assemble the complicated system it needs to enrich uranium — a potential pathway to nuclear arms.
11 April 2007 [10:20]

Serbian president says his nation will never back Kosovo's independence

Serbia can never agree to let go of Kosovo, the president said, but also warned that the troubled nation will avoid isolation reminiscent of the Milosevic era only if it keeps pushing toward mainstream Europe.
11 April 2007 [09:25]

Ruslan Bashirli's lawyer to appeal to European Court of Human Rights

Imprisoned leader of Yeni Fikir Youth Organization Ruslan Bashirli's lawyer will apply to the European Court of Human Rights.
11 April 2007 [09:19]

Rights defenders to take united stance on Azerbaijan in PACE session

Rights defenders will take united stance on Azerbaijan in the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
11 April 2007 [09:13]

Composition of Azerbaijani delegation to PACE changes

Azerbaijani parliament passed a decision on changing the composition of the parliamentary delegation to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE).
11 April 2007 [09:12]

Moroccan parliament speaker to visit Azerbaijan

Morocco parliament speaker is to visit Azerbaijan at the invitation of his counterpart from Azerbaijan Ogtay Asadov.
11 April 2007 [09:09]

GUAM peacekeeping forces statute not prepared

The statute on the establishment of GUAM peacekeeping forces have not been prepared yet.
11 April 2007 [09:05]

Yuri Merzlyakov: "FM's meeting cannot be arranged due to their working schedules"

The co-chairs of OSCE Minsk Group, which is mediating in the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, are analyzing the working schedules of Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers, OSCE Minsk co-chair Yuri Merzlyakov stated.
11 April 2007 [09:03]

Azadliq alliance intends to hold rallies after PACE session

Azadliq alliance will start discussions on organizing rallies after the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
11 April 2007 [09:02]

Andres Herkel: "The report on Azerbaijan's commitments can be amended"

The report on the implementation of commitments assumed by Azerbaijan drawn up by Andres Herkel and Tony Lloyd, co-rapporteurs of the Monitoring Committee of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) can be amended.
11 April 2007 [08:58]

Parliament approves agreement on Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway

15 issues have been submitted for approval at the sitting of Azerbaijani parliament.
11 April 2007 [08:32]

Working group on human rights to meet tomorrow

The meeting of the working group on human rights, composed of members of the government and rights defenders will be held tomorrow, Chingiz Ganizade, member of the working group, chief of Committee for Democracy and Human Rights stated.
11 April 2007 [08:30]

Henick denies talks on missile shield in S. Caucasus

A U.S. diplomat has denied rumors that the United States has been conducting talks on the possible placement of a U.S. missile shield in the South Caucasus.
11 April 2007 [08:28]

Zaur Ramazanov: "Sardar Jalaloghlu's suit against Baku Mayor's Office makes no sense"

"That Sardar Jalaloghlu instituted a suit against Baku executive power makes no sense."
10 April 2007 [16:44]

Venice Commission and Azerbaijani government to discuss Electoral Code

Soon the Venice Commission and Azerbaijani government will discuss the country's Electoral Code in Baku, the Commission told.
10 April 2007 [15:46]

Azerbaijani community of Nagorno Karabakh protests to OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries

"Azerbaijani community of Nagorno Karabakh" Public Union sent a protest letter to the embassies of OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries in Azerbaijan and OSCE Office in Baku in protest against US company SEMA preparing general plan of Shusha, Public Union chief Nizami Bahmanov told.
10 April 2007 [15:35]

Azerbaijanis have not faced serious problems after the amendments to migration legislation in Russia

After the amendments to the migration legislation of Russia, there was not any problem in Russian markets.