Politics

22 January 2009 [13:16]

Bulgarian President arrives in Azerbaijan

Bulgarian President Georgi Pyrvanov has arrived on a one-day visit to Azerbaijan, according to AzerTac.
22 January 2009 [13:01]

USA to supply military cargoes to Afghanistan via Georgia and Azerbaijan

The United States have worked out a new transport route for supply of arms and other cargo, according to Associated Press.
22 January 2009 [11:08]

Armenians violate ceasefire in three regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on January 22.
22 January 2009 [11:00]

Armenian Foreign Ministry: "OSCE MG co-chairs have not presented amendments to the basic principles of the Karabakh conflict resolution to Armenia"

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandyan has refuted statement of his Azerbaijani counterpart that the OSCE MG co-chairs have presented amendments to the basic principles of the Karabakh conflict resolution to Armenia and Azerbaijan.
22 January 2009 [10:18]

Russian Foreign Ministry refutes information about supplies of Russian military hardware of total of $800 mln to Armenia

The Russian Foreign Ministry refuted information in Azerbaijani mass medias about alleged supplies of Russian military hardware to Armenia in 2008, reports Day.Az with reference to Newsru.com.
22 January 2009 [09:45]

Armenian FM ready to meet his Azerbaijani counterpart

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandyan agreed to meet his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mamedyarov.
21 January 2009 [18:38]

Democratic Party of Azerbaijan urges to review decision about holding a referendum

The Democratic Party of Azerbaijan urges to review the decision about holding a referendum due to introduction of amendments to the Constitution, reports Day.Az with reference to the press service for the party.
21 January 2009 [18:23]

Mubariz Ahmedoghlu: "I do not think that US President Barack Obama will call 1915 events in Osman Turkey as an "Armenian genocide"

"I do not think that US President Barack Obama will call 1915 events in Osman Turkey as the "Armenian genocide", considers Mubariz Ahmedoghlu, head of the Center of Political Innovations and Technologies.
21 January 2009 [17:50]

Representative of Azerbaijan becomes deputy chairman of UN disarmament commission

First secretary of the standing representative office of Azerbaijan under UN Oqtay Ismailzade has been elected deputy chairman of the UN disarmament commission, said the press service for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry.
21 January 2009 [17:20]

Elmar Mamedyarov: "The visit of Bulgarian President to Azerbaijan is mainly connected with the gas conflict between Russia and Ukraine"

The recent gas conflict between Russia and Ukraine made some European states search ways of getting gas from other sources, said Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov.
21 January 2009 [16:53]

Elmar Mamedyarov: "Azerbaijan and EU are working at draft agreements in the framework of European partnership program"

There is a plan to sign several agreements, currently elaborated between Azerbaijan and EU in the framework of the Eastern Partnership program, said Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Elmar Mamedyarov.
21 January 2009 [16:36]

Vahdat party not to create separate initiative group on referendum

Vahdat party will not create a separate initiative group due to conduction of a referendum on amendments to the Azerbaijani Constitution, said party chairman Tahir Kerimli.
21 January 2009 [16:17]

President of Azerbaijan receives EU commissioner on external ties

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received a delegation led by EU commissioner on external ties and European Neighborhood Policy Benita Ferrero-Waldner, reports AzerTac.
21 January 2009 [16:04]

Elmar Mamedyarov: "Currently we are working at the elaborated proposals of the Minsk Group co-chairs, made in Helsinki"

During the latest meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia in Helsinki, the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs specified proposals on the basis of Madrid principles, said Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mamedyarov.
21 January 2009 [13:51]

Unsanctioned protest against closure of foreign radio stations dispersed in Baku

An attempt of the Musavat party youth organization to hold an unsanctioned protest in front of the National Television and Radio Council was dispersed in Baku on January 21, said deputy chairman of the youth organization Ahad Mamedli.
21 January 2009 [13:26]

Azerbaijani FM receives EU commissioner on external ties

Azerbaijani FM Elmar Mamedyarov met Benita Ferrero-Waldner, EU commissioner on external ties and European neighborhood policy in Baku.
21 January 2009 [12:46]

Russian expert: "Unleashing new war for Karabakh to fully discredit Russia's policy in South Caucasus"

Unleashing new war for Karabakh will fully discredit Russia's policy in the South Caucasus, Aleksey Yegorov, an expert of the Russian Strategic Culture Foundation, told ArmInfo.
21 January 2009 [12:42]

Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers to meet in Switzerland

Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan will meet in Switzerland before the meeting of the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia in Switzerland, said Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov.
21 January 2009 [11:59]

Benita Ferrero-Waldner: "I will express my serious concern about closure of foreign radio stations in Azerbaijan"

At the meetings in Baku I will express my serious concern about closure of foreign radio stations in Azerbaijan, said Benita Ferrero-Waldner, EU commissioner on external ties and European neighborhood policy.
21 January 2009 [11:45]

Armenian President also agrees to meet Azerbaijani counterpart in Davos

OSCE MG co-chairs reached an agreement to organize a meeting between the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan in the nearest future, reports the press service for the Armenian President.
21 January 2009 [11:37]

Armenians violate ceasefire in three regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on January 20.
21 January 2009 [11:27]

Benita Ferrero-Waldner: "I have come to suggest Eastern Partnership program to Azerbaijan"

"I have come to Azerbaijan to suggest Eastern Partnership program to your country", said Benita Ferrero-Waldner, EU commissioner on external ties and European neighborhood policy.
21 January 2009 [11:10]

Paul Gauble: "Moscow, Yerevan and Tehran are interested in existence of the Karabakh conflict"

Day.Az interview with famous US political scientist Paul Gauble.
21 January 2009 [10:58]

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen not to visit Nagorno Karabakh

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen will not visit Nagorno Karabakh, as it was scheduled earlier, within the frames of their present visit to the region.
21 January 2009 [10:51]

Armenian FM meets with OSCE MG co-chairs

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian and the Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Ambassador Yuri Merzlyakov of Russia, Ambassador Matthew Bryza of the United States and Ambassador Ber Fassier of France, have completed their meeting in Yerevan.
21 January 2009 [09:59]

Yuri Merzlyakov: "President of Azerbaijan agreed to meet with Armenian President in Davos"

Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia may meet in Davos in the framework of the economic forum, said Russian co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Yuri Merzlyakov, who was paying an official visit to Azerbaijan.
21 January 2009 [09:49]

The military balance of Nagorno Karabakh

By Alexander Jackson, Caucasian Review of International Affairs (www.cria-online.org), January 19, 2009.
20 January 2009 [00:07]

Azerbaijan mourns Black January Martyrs

On January 20, people of Azerbaijan commemorate a tragedy, which became a turning point in the nation's struggle for independence from the former Soviet Union and one of the most tragic events in its recent history.
19 January 2009 [18:30]

Gudrat Hasanquliyev's party decides about form of participation in referendum on amendments to Azerbaijani Constitution

"I support the initiative of holding a referendum in Azerbaijan about introduction of amendments to the Constitution", said chairman of the United Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan Gudrat Hasanquliyev.
19 January 2009 [16:52]

Azerbaijani FM meets OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov received OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, visiting Baku, said sources from the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan.
19 January 2009 [16:07]

Union for Democracy urges to create state commission due to gas blasts in Azerbaijan

The Union for Democracy held its regular session on Monday.
19 January 2009 [14:32]

Ana Veten party to hold agitation of amendments to Constitution in cooperation with YAP

Ana Veten party intends to hold agitation due to conduction of a referendum on introduction of amendments to the Constitution in cooperation with the Yeni Azerbaijan party, said party chairman Fazail Aghamaly.
19 January 2009 [14:11]

Belgium ambassador to Azerbaijan: "The document on military cooperation between Belgium and Azerbaijan is ready for signing"

On January 19 Azerbaijani Defense Minister Safar Abiyev received newly appointed ambassador of Belgium to Azerbaijan Phillip Jetard, said the press service for the Defense ministry.
19 January 2009 [13:40]

Armenian President to deal with Armenia's issues in PACE against threat of losing right to vote

President Serzh Sargsyan has convened an urgent session, attended by speaker of parliament Ovik Abramyan, Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan and secretary of the Security Council Artur Bagdasaryan.
19 January 2009 [12:36]

Armenians to hold events to populate the self-declared Nagorno Karabakh

Ministry of social provision of separatist Nagorno Karabakh has prepared a concept of the policy of populating the "republic", which was approved by the "NKR" security council, said Minister of Social Provision of "NKR" Narine Azatyan.
19 January 2009 [12:21]

Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents may meet in Davos

OSCE MG co-chair of Russia Yuri Merzlyakov considers that Azerbaijan and Armenia may soon reach an agreement on basic principles of the Karabakh conflict resolution, said Yuri Merzlyakov, according to Interfax-Azerbaijan.
19 January 2009 [12:00]

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs arrive in Baku

The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs have arrived in Baku today.
19 January 2009 [11:40]

Sergey Markedonov: "In all cases Russia will have an influence on Azerbaijan. Along with Nagorno Karabakh conflict, there are other tools of influence"

Day.Az interview with Sergey Markedonov, famous Russian political scientist and chief of department of problems of international relations under the Institute of Political and Military Analysis.
19 January 2009 [11:13]

Have Georgian Azerbaijanis hold action with a demand to open market on the border between Azerbaijan and Armenia?

Up to 200 local Azerbaijanis held an action on the border at the Red Bridge checkpoint in Georgia on the border between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
19 January 2009 [10:48]

Armenians violate ceasefire in four regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on January 18.
19 January 2009 [10:38]

Gross mistake on the website of Freedom House

Freedom House has placed the Map of Freedom on its official website.
19 January 2009 [10:19]

President of Azerbaijan presides over cabinet meeting on socioeconomic results of 2008

President Ilham Aliyev on Friday presided over a meeting with the Cabinet of Ministers to sum up socio-economic results of 2008.
16 January 2009 [18:25]

Protest action against Israeli offensive in Gaza begins in Nardaran - UPDATED

Nardaran residents held protest action in Imam Husayn square on Israel’s military offensive into Gaza Strip, APA’s correspondent reports from the site.
16 January 2009 [17:20]

Protest to be held in front of the Russian embassy to Baku

The youth organization of the Aydinlar party, chaired by Gulamhuseyn Alibeyli, is planning to hold a protest near the Russian embassy to Azerbaijan, said chairman of the youth organization Araz Guliyev.
16 January 2009 [15:31]

Ukrainian President to visit Azerbaijan

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko will pay an official visit to Baku early in April, Ukrainian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Boris Klimchuk said at today’s press conference, APA reports.
16 January 2009 [14:21]

Russian foreign ministry: "A person, whose last name is mentioned in Azerbaijani mass medias, did not sign any documents and no supplies were conducted to Armenia last year"

"Russia has investigated the situation around publications in Azerbaijani mass medias regarding large supplies of Russian armament to Armenia and the information was not confirmed", said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
16 January 2009 [12:52]

Manuscripts not to be returned to imprisoned editor-in-chief of Azadlyg newspaper

The Baku Appellate Court has considered the appeal of imprisoned editor-in-chief of Azadlyg newspaper Ganimat Zahid against the Bail investigation facility with a demand to return his manuscripts, reports Day.Az with reference to the Institute for Reporter Freedom and Safety.
16 January 2009 [12:26]

Tereqqi party supports initiative of holding referendum due to amendments to Azerbaijani constitution

"By decision of the Tereqqi party we will hold a policy, supporting the course of the working president of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev", said chairman of the party Chingiz Demiroghlu.
16 January 2009 [10:15]

Arif Yunus: "Azerbaijan should have taken a neutral position in the situation in Gaza"

Azerbaijan has worsened its state by its statements on the situation in Gaza and voting for the resolution of the UN Council on human rights condemning Israel's actions, said chief of department of Institute of Peace and Democracy Arif Yunus.
15 January 2009 [18:48]

Press service for Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry: "The response of the Russian side did not satisfy the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry as it was incomplete"

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov received Russian ambassador to our country Vasili Istratov on January 14, said spokesman for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Elkhan Polukhov.
15 January 2009 [18:40]

Armenian deputy: "The meeting of the Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents will not promote any changes in the resolution of the Karabakh conflict"

"The predicted meeting of the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev will not promote any changes in the resolution of the Karabakh conflict", said leader of the Democratic Party of Armenia Aram Sargsyan at a press conference on January 15.
15 January 2009 [18:15]

Armenian analyst: "Jewish activists are fulfilling Turkey and Azerbaijan’s tasks in Armenia"

Besides all possible support to anti-Armenian activities in the United States, a number of Israeli scientific organizations with the help of some Armenian individuals are penetrating in various research centers in the U.S. and Europe, an Armenian expert said.
15 January 2009 [15:56]

Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry condemns Russia's supply of arms to Armenia

Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry is deeply concerned with the free delivery of arms in the amount of $800,000,000 to Armenia by Russia, Day.Az reports with reference to the press service for the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan.
15 January 2009 [15:42]

EU commissioner to arrive in Azerbaijan

EU commissioner on external ties and European Neighborhood Policy Benita Ferrero Waldner will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan on January 21, said sources in the EU Baku office.
15 January 2009 [13:43]

Armenia pollutes Debet River, flowing through Georgian villages, where Azerbaijanis reside, with toxic substances

Toxic substances were registered in Debet River, which runs from Armenia and passed through Marneuli, Georgia, where Azerbaijani live densely, the residents of several villages told APA local bureau.
15 January 2009 [12:01]

Estonian President ends his official visit to Azerbaijan

Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves ended his official visit to Azerbaijan on January 15, reports Day.Az with reference to AzerTac.
15 January 2009 [11:35]

Armenians violate ceasefire in Terter and Tovuz

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on January 14.