09 April 2007 [11:36]

Foreign Minister visits Middle East

Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov is visiting Middle East.
09 April 2007 [11:20]

Azerbaijani delegation leaves for Israel

The delegation led by Nazim Ibrahimov, chief of the State Committee for Azerbaijanis Living Abroad left for Israel to participate in the constituent conference of Israel-Azerbaijan International Association scheduled for April 12 in Tel Aviv.
08 April 2007 [11:30]

Right activist Elchin Behbudov meets with prisoner Zakir Nasirov

The chairman of Azerbaijan Committee against Tortures Elchin Behbudov met the prisoner of detention isolator ? 1 in Bayil of Penitentiary Service of Justice Ministry, former chief of Interior Ministry's Main Criminal Investigation Department.
08 April 2007 [11:28]

Development program of Azerbaijani military industry to be drawn up

Defense ministry is making investigations concerning it.
08 April 2007 [11:27]

Armenians fire on Azerbaijani region

Divisions of Armenian Armed Forces from their positions in the occupied village of Talish of Terter region fired on the opposite positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces by machine and sub-machine guns beginning from Friday evening till morning.
08 April 2007 [11:26]

Bahar Muradova: "Proposal on formation of election commissions on parity principles won't be adopted"

The negotiations on the amendments to the election legislation between Venice Commission of Council of Europe and Azerbaijani government continue.
08 April 2007 [11:16]

Azerbaijan to raise issue on uncontrolled areas in NATO PA

The agenda of the spring session of NATO Parliamentary Assembly has been publicized, member of Azerbaijani delegation to NATO PA Siyavush Novruzov told journalists.
08 April 2007 [11:15]

Justice Party likely to support Ilham Aliyev's candidacy in presidential elections

Efforts of several opposition parties and newspapers in defending former ministers Ali Insanov and Farhad Aliyev can seem successfully from the tactical aspect, but it is wrong step from strategic aspect.
08 April 2007 [11:14]

Reports of placing military equipment and forces on Azerbaijani border with Iran not true

"The reports about placing military equipment and forces on Azerbaijani border with Iran are not true, and the reports about problems in the activity of border check-points are exaggerated," Elchin Guliyev, chief State Border Service said.
07 April 2007 [11:29]

Sarkisian rules out cabinet changes before elections

The newly appointed Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian indicated on Friday that he will make no changes in Armenia's interim government and will let it operate until next month's parliamentary elections.
07 April 2007 [11:22]

Elmar Mammadyarov receives UN Secretary General's Representative on human rights of IDPs

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov received Walter Kalin, UN Secretary General's Representative on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, the Ministry's press and information policy department informs.
07 April 2007 [11:05]

Petition for Huseyn Abdullayev's medical examination satisfied

The petition submitted to the investigation for creating conditions for detained parliamentarian Huseyn Abdullayev's medical examination has been satisfied, Kamandar Nasibov.
07 April 2007 [11:00]

PACE delegation to visit Armenia

The delegation from the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) will visit Armenia before the parliamentary elections in the country.
07 April 2007 [10:58]

Baku Mayors' Office allows place for ADP congress

Baku Mayors' Office allowed a proper place for Azerbaijan Democratic Party's wing (ADP) led by Rasul Guliyev to hold a congress.
07 April 2007 [10:55]

Parliament's regional affairs standing commission meets

Meeting discussed issues on amendments to the law "On territorial structure and administrative-territorial division."
07 April 2007 [10:53]

Parliament considers bill on geographical names

Azerbaijan parliament is to pass a law "On Geographical names", said MP Fazail Ibrahimli, the head of the Working Group on draft resolution.
07 April 2007 [10:50]

Peter Semneby visits U.S.

Peter Semneby, European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus is visiting the U.S.
07 April 2007 [09:00]

Central Election Commission appeals to Venice Commission

Central Election Commission (CEC) appealed to the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe for amendments to the "Procedures of considering complaints received by CEC", the commission officer Rovzat Gasimov told.
06 April 2007 [23:53]

Ali Karimli applies for a passport

Azerbaijan Popular Front Party's (APFP) chairman Ali Karimli applied General Prosecutor and Interior Minister for a passport.
06 April 2007 [23:30]

Eldar Azizov: "The reports about removing some ministries and state bodies in Baku to Ganja are false"

"The reports about removing some ministries and state bodies in Baku to Ganja are false," Head of Ganja Executive Power Eldar Azizov told.
06 April 2007 [22:48]

Russian-Azerbaijan diplomatic relations turn 15

A meeting on the 15th anniversary of Azerbaijan-Russian diplomatic relations was held in the classic gymnasium #160 in Baku.
06 April 2007 [22:29]

President receives Russian Regional Development Minister

President Ilham Aliyev received Russia's Regional Development Minister Vladimir Yakovlev.
06 April 2007 [15:03]

Russian regional development minister visits Baku

Russia's Regional Development Minister Vladimir Yakovlev is on an unofficial visit in Baku.
06 April 2007 [14:31]

Bulgarian Foreign Minister to visit Azerbaijan

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ivailo Kalfin will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan next month.
06 April 2007 [14:29]

Alexander Yakovenko: "I hope for soonest delimitation of Azerbaijani-Russian border"

"We do not think there is any problem with delimitation of Azerbaijani-Russian border. I am sure the border delimitation and demarcation process will not fail," Azerbaijan-Russia Borders Delimitation and Demarcation Committee's Chairman Alexander Yakovenko exclusively told.
06 April 2007 [14:14]

Abbas Lisani not to be exiled

The three-year exile on Abbas Lisani, one of the most prominent right activists in Azeri provinces of Iran has been lifted.
06 April 2007 [13:17]

Defense Ministry three officials resign

Defense Ministry's press service chief, Colonel Ramiz Malikov confirmed the information on his resigning from the Armed Forces due to his age and health.
06 April 2007 [13:04]

Traditional friendship relations between Azerbaijan and China have elevated to active cooperation

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China Li Zhaoxing made a statement on the 15th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Azerbaijan.
06 April 2007 [12:55]

US European Command and Azerbaijani Defense Ministry to approve action plan

The US European Command and Azerbaijani Defense Ministry will approve an action plan in late April, 2007.
06 April 2007 [12:53]

UN General Assembly will debate the report on fires in the occupied Azerbaijani lands

"The report on fires in the occupied Azerbaijani territories is ready. It will be officially raised to discussion in the UN General Assembly and therefore it is impossible to make any amendments to the report," head of Azerbaijani permanent representation to the UN Agshin Mehdiyev stated.
06 April 2007 [08:47]

Azerbaijani midshipman trained in Latvia

Azerbaijani midshipman participated in the training in Latvia Defense Ministry's Diving Center last month.
06 April 2007 [08:44]

AMIP supports Etibar Mammadov's candidacy

"We have started to talk with parties to support Etibar Mammadov's candidateship," the chairman of Azerbaijan National Independence Party (ANIP) Ayaz Rustamov said.
06 April 2007 [08:43]

Latvian embassy in Azerbaijan to be inaugurated

The official inauguration of Latvia's Embassy in Baku will be held on April 16 during Latvian Foreign Minister Artis Pabrick's visit to Azerbaijan.
06 April 2007 [08:40]

YAP Deputy chairman meets US embassy department head

The deputy chairman and executive secretary of the ruling YAP party Ali Ahmadov met with US Embassy's political-economical department’s head John Polashiki.
06 April 2007 [08:39]

YAP Executive Secretary meets Korean envoy

Deputy Chief of New Azerbaijan Party (YAP), Executive Secretary Ali Ahmadov met with Lew Kwang-chul, South Korean ambassador to Azerbaijan.
06 April 2007 [08:36]

World Azerbaijani Congress head holds press conference

The head of the World Azerbaijanis' Congress (WAC) Javad Derakhti held news conference.
06 April 2007 [08:34]

Japan is ready to cooperate with Azerbaijan for development of democracy and human rights

"Japanese government is ready to cooperate with Azerbaijan in the development of democracy and human rights," Japanese Ambassador to Azerbaijan Tadahiro Abe said at the meeting in Communication ad Information Technologies Ministry.
06 April 2007 [08:34]

Azeri FM to visit Pakistan

The next session of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Foreign Ministers will be held in Pakistan on May 15-17.
06 April 2007 [08:20]

Azeri Rights Defenders to attend PACE session

Members of Monitoring Group on Human Rights Seide Gojamanli, Chingiz Ganizade, Novella Jafaroglu and Seadet Benenyarli will visit Strasbourg to attend Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) spring session.
06 April 2007 [08:19]

Turkish, German Foreign Ministers discuss Nagorno Karabakh conflict

"I discussed the Nagorno Karabakh conflict with Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders during my visit to South Caucasus. There is a process directed to the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. I hope the problem will be solved, before it reaches deadlock," German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said while meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul.
06 April 2007 [08:17]

Azeri MPs to attend NATO seminar

NATO Parliamentary Assembly will hold "Rose Route" seminar in Georgia on April 19-20.
06 April 2007 [08:03]

Abdullayev's parents appeal to Omb

Parliamentarian Huseyn Abdullayev's parents appealed to Ombudsperson.
05 April 2007 [20:02]

OSCE Office in Baku organizes study tour for senior police officers

A group of high-level Interior Ministry officials completed today a six-day study tour to Germany to learn about best practices in public event management and crowd control.
05 April 2007 [19:51]

Omb appeals to ICRC for help to release captured soldier

Ombudsperson Elmira Suleymanova has rewritten to Martin Amacher, head of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Baku office for taking Azerbaijani captured soldier back.
05 April 2007 [19:50]

Azerbaijani government to submit amended bill on freedom of assembly to Venice Commission

Azerbaijani government will submit the amended variant of the draft law on freedom of peaceful assembly to the Venice Commission in April.
05 April 2007 [19:47]

Eldar Salimov appointed Azerbaijani ambassador to Qatar

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev issued an executive order on recalling Eldar Salimov from the post of ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
05 April 2007 [19:41]

Opposition leaders intend to attend PACE spring session

Chief of Azerbaijan Popular Front Party Ali Kerimli, Musavat leader Isa Gambar and Eldar Namazov, chief of Public Forum for Azerbaijan, invited to the spring session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe intend to attend the session.
05 April 2007 [19:39]

Defense lawyers address ex-minister's trial

Trial on case of former Health Minister Ali Insanov and ten more defendants accused of embezzlement, abuse of power and bribery continued in the second part of the day at Azerbaijan's Court of Grave Crimes.
05 April 2007 [19:36]

U.S. ready to support modernization of Azeri air base

U.S. is ready to support a project on modernization of a military aerodrome in Azerbaijan, US Embassy public affairs officer Jonathan Henick told journalists.
05 April 2007 [19:26]

Huseyn Abdullayev refuses three lawyers

Azerbaijani parliamentarian Huseyn Abdullayev, who is held in detention place by the decision of two-month imprisonment made by Nasimi district Court, refused three of four lawyers for him - Ramiz Zeynalov, Esmira Huseynova and Shafiga Nagiyeva, except Kamandar Nasibli.
05 April 2007 [19:24]

Turkey, Kazakhstan pledge to boost cooperation

Turkey and Kazakhstan on Tuesday pledged to further boost their bilateral ties and tap cooperation potential, especially in the field of energy.
05 April 2007 [19:23]

Georgia Patriarchate and Culture Ministry will express opinion on David Garedji monastery after Easter

"I have no idea about free tourism zone and I have not talked with Azerbaijan on establishing free tourism zone in the territory of David Garedji monastery," said Georgian Culture and Sport Minister Georgiy Gabashvili.
05 April 2007 [15:46]

Michael Arutyunyan to act as Armenian Defense Minister

The chief of Armenian armed forces staff, General lieutenant Michael Arutyunyan was appointed to the post of defense minister for a temporary period.
05 April 2007 [15:39]

Slovakian Bozena-4 medium flail demining machine brought to Azerbaijan

The Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) brought new "Bozena-4" demining machine on April 4, the general director of the ANAMA Nazim Ismayilov told.
05 April 2007 [15:10]

Latvian Foreign Minister to visit Azerbaijan

A normative base document will be signed during the visit of Latvian Foreign Minister Artis Pabriks to Azerbaijan on April 16-18, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Latvia Tofig Zulfugarov told.
05 April 2007 [14:30]

Prosecutor demands 12-year jail for ex-minister

Today trial on case of former Health Minister Ali Insanov and ten more defendants accused of embezzlement, abuse of power and bribery continued at Azerbaijan's Court of Grave Crimes.
05 April 2007 [14:22]

Nino Burjanadze: "GUAM would gain importance by Kazakhstan's joining"

"Georgia would only welcome Kazakhstan's joining GUAM," speaker of Georgian parliament Nino Burjanadze told.
05 April 2007 [14:02]

Clearing Agstafa from mines and UXOs to end in the first half of 2008

Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) plan to finish clearing the village of Saloglu of Agstafa region from unexploded ordnances (UXO) in the first half of 2008, director of ANAMA Nazim Ismayilov told.
05 April 2007 [13:38]

Elmar Mammadyarov expected to sign several documents in Middle East

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will visit the Middle East region on April 8, the Ministry informs.
05 April 2007 [13:02]

Samad Seyidov: "We are satisfied with the positive momentums in the report of co-rapporteurs"

There will be a constructive debate on the report about Azerbaijan in the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE). We are satisfied with all the positive momentums, said Samad Seyidov, head of Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation to PACE.
05 April 2007 [12:59]

Abulfaz Elchibey's brother dies

Former Azerbaijani president Abulfaz Elchibey's brother Murad Aliyev died yesterday after long-lasting disease.
05 April 2007 [12:31]

Dr. Akkan Suver: "We have high-level cooperation with Azerbaijan"

"Marmara Group Foundation in conjunction with the Black Sea University Foundation is going to organize an event "Historical heritage of Black Sea" in june this year."
05 April 2007 [12:13]

Azerbaijan hopes international community will not recognize 'elections' in Karabakh

"The illegal elections in the so-called Nagorno Karabakh Republic will not have any legal results," spokesman for Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Khazar Ibrahim commented the 'presidential elections' to be held by aggressive regime in Nagorno Karabakh July 19 this year.
05 April 2007 [12:02]

Greece hopeful for further development of co-operation with Azerbaijan

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece Ms Dora Bakoyannis has been interviewed by the APA.
05 April 2007 [11:54]

Freed British sailors head home from Iran

Iran on Thursday morning released the 15 British sailors and marines it seized at sea nearly two weeks ago, resolving a diplomatic impasse with what Iran's president called a "gift" to the British people.
05 April 2007 [08:19]

Possible Armenian presidential hopeful becomes new PM

Armenian President Robert Kocharyan on Wednesday appointed Serzh Sarksyan as the Caucasus nation's new prime minister and he is now expected by many to run for president in next year's election.
05 April 2007 [08:12]

UN Secretary-General's Rep visits IDPs camps

Walter Kalin, Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons visited Galagayin camp in Sabirabad region of Azerbaijan.
05 April 2007 [08:09]

Ramil Usubov: "Despite their successes, police have some shortfalls"

Azerbaijan Interior Ministry held a board meeting on "Organization of revealing secret crimes and the situation of done works" and "District Police Inspector's activity's situation and perspective goals."
05 April 2007 [08:06]

German ambassador visits Ganja

German ambassador to Azerbaijan Per Stankina visited Ganja.
05 April 2007 [07:57]

Youth and Sports minister visits military unit

Youth and Sports minister Azad Rahimov has visited a military unit in Shamkir.
04 April 2007 [19:58]

Int'l conference in Azerbaijan condemns Armenian occupation policy

The two-day international conference on "Heydar Aliyev and religious policy in Azerbaijan: realities and prospects" finished on Wednesday.
04 April 2007 [19:39]

Abbas Alasgarov appointed chief of State Committee on Town-Planning and Architecture

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev issued an executive order on appointing Abbas Alasgarov as the chairman of the State Committee on Town-Planning and Architecture.
04 April 2007 [19:36]

Azerbaijan's Navy to buy motor-launches and mine-sweepers

Azerbaijan is planning to take steps for modernization of infrastructure of Military Naval Forces this year.
04 April 2007 [19:34]

Azerbaijani opposition members invited to PACE

Andres Herkel, co-rapporteur of Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) on Azerbaijan invited leader of pro-opposition Azerbaijan Popular Front Party Ali Kerimli, leader of National Unity Movement Lale Shovket Hajiyeva and leader of Musavat Party Isa Gambar to PACE's spring session to be held in Strasbourg.
04 April 2007 [19:33]

Appeal filed against decision on Akif Muradverdiyev

An appeal was filed against the decision of the Appeals Court on Akif Muradverdiyev, former senior official of President Administration.