Politics

14 January 2009 [14:25]

Azerbaijan National Independence Party creates agitation group on referendum

The political board of the Azerbaijan National Independence Party decided to create an agitation group "National Independence", said spokesman for the party Ali Orujev.
14 January 2009 [14:07]

Azerbaijan attends session of executive committee of OIC Parliamentary assembly on events in Gaza

A session of the executive committee of the OIC Parliamentary assembly, convened by initiative of chairman of the Turkish parliament Keksal Toptan on the recent events in Gaza, opened in Istanbul.
14 January 2009 [13:20]

Open Society Party: "The movement of opposition against amendments to the Azerbaijani constitution will not last long"

The Open Society Party does not intend to join a movement created by several opposition parties of Azerbaijan, said deputy chairman of the party Yagub Abbasov.
14 January 2009 [12:33]

OSCE monitoring on contact front line of Azerbaijani and Armenian armed forces records no incidents

Today the OSCE monitoring on the contact front line of Azerbaijani and Armenian armed forces recorded no incidents, said spokesman for the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan Eldar Sabiroghlu.
14 January 2009 [11:31]

Fazil Gazanfaroghlu: "Party activists are free to participate in the referendum on amendments to the Constitution"

"Conduction of a referendum in Azerbaijan on amendments to the Constitution caused different opinions of the party activists", said chairman of the Great Creation party Fazil Gazanfaroghlu.
14 January 2009 [10:38]

Armenians violate ceasefire in Tovuz

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on January 13.
14 January 2009 [10:19]

Estonian President meets Azerbaijani Premier

The business dinner of the President of Estonia Toomas Herdrik Ilves and Azerbaijani Prime Minister Artur Rasizade was held at Hyatt Park hotel, reports AzerTac.
13 January 2009 [18:15]

Presidents of Azerbaijan and Estonia sign joint declaration - UPDATED

Presidents Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Toomas Hendrik Ilves of Estonia, who is on an official visit in Azerbaijan, signed a joint declaration by results of their meeting.
13 January 2009 [15:11]

Azerbaijan's first lady meets Estonian first lady

Azerbaijan`s First Lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador, MP Mehriban Aliyeva met the First Lady of Estonia Evelin Ilves.
13 January 2009 [14:31]

Next meeting on Caucasus Security and Cooperation Platform likely to be held in Ankara in late January

The next, second meeting on the Caucasus Security and Cooperation Platform is likely to be held in Ankara in late January of this year, according to Turkish haberler.com website.
13 January 2009 [14:16]

OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to discuss resolution of conflicts in the South Caucasus

The winter session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly will focus on the situation around the conflicts in the South Caucasus, including the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, reports Interfax-Azerbaijan with reference to Milli Medjlis of the country.
13 January 2009 [13:16]

Azadlyg bloc: "It is not the first time that Russia delivers military hardware to Armenia in the history of the Karabakh conflict"

The Azadlyg political bloc has made a statement, condemning the free delivery of military hardware of a total of $800 mln to Armenia by Russia, reports Day.Az with reference to the Liberal Party of Azerbaijan, represented in the bloc.
13 January 2009 [11:32]

Armenians violate ceasefire in Agdam, Geranboy and Tovuz

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on January 12 and 13.
13 January 2009 [10:12]

Azerbaijan to partake in session of executive committee of OIC Parliamentary Assembly on events in Gaza

The executive committee of the OIC Parliamentary assembly will hold a session by initiative of the chairman of the Turkish Parliament Keksan Toptan in Istanbul on January 14.
13 January 2009 [10:02]

Russia, Iran, and Barack Obama in 2009

By Alexander Jackson, Caucasian Review of International Affairs.
12 January 2009 [18:18]

Muasir Musavat party creates initiative group on referendum

The Muasir Musavat party has created an initiative group in support of holding a referendum on constitutions amendments in Azerbaijan, reports Day.Az with reference to the press service for the party.
12 January 2009 [17:55]

Democratic Party of Azerbaijan urges to start anti-crisis measures

A regular session of the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan was held on Monday, reports Day.Az with reference to AzerTac.
12 January 2009 [17:42]

Head of Nardaran community: "No fatwa has been issued against Sabir Rustamkhanly"

"No fatwa has been issued against deputy of Azerbaijani parliament Sabir Rustamkhanly", said one of the heads of the Nardaran community Meshedi Natig Kerimov.
12 January 2009 [17:23]

Eldar Sabiroghlu: "There is some information about Russia's delivery of military hardware to Armenia"

We are working at the fact of free delivery of military hardware in the amount of $800,000,000 to Armenia by Russia, said spokesman of Azerbaijani Defense Ministry Eldar Sabiroghlu.
12 January 2009 [17:09]

Russia didn’t supply Armenia with military hardware, RA Defense Ministry says

The Armenian Defense Ministry refuted Azerbaijani media reports that Russia supplied Armenia with military hardware to the amount of $800 million.
12 January 2009 [17:00]

Yeni Azerbaijan party finishes signatures collection to establish initiative group on referendum

The Yeni Azerbaijan party is completing a stage of collecting signatures for registration of the Initiative group on referendum, said spokesman for the party Huseyn Pashayev.
12 January 2009 [16:32]

Estonian President arrives in Azerbaijan

Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves has arrived on an official visit to Azerbaijan, reports Day.Az with reference to AzerTac.
12 January 2009 [15:33]

Quoting Oscar Wilde, or what our opposition implies by saying "democracy"

"Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people", said Oscar Wilde.
12 January 2009 [14:04]

New Indian ambassador hands copies of credentials to Azerbaijani Foreign Minister

Newly appointed ambassador of India to Azerbaijan Debnat Show met with Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mamedyarov, said the press service for the Indian embassy.
12 January 2009 [12:30]

Eastern Partnership summit to be held in Prague

The EU summit will be held in Prague in the framework of Eastern Partnership in April of 2009, said Karel Schwartsenberg, Foreign Minister of Czechia, chairing in EU.
12 January 2009 [12:15]

Gudrat Hasanquliyev: "Holding a dialogue between powers and opposition depends on the intention of the Yeni Azerbaijan party"

The idea of holding a dialogue between powers and opposition has repeatedly been discussed with the representatives of the Yeni Azerbaijan party, said chairman of the United Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan Gudrat Hasanquliyev.
12 January 2009 [11:43]

Vladimir Timoshenko: "The fact that Armenia has a large amount of arms by no way guarantees its success in war"

Russia will never make an official statement about the new illegal delivery of arms in the amount of $800,000,000 to Armenia, said military expert Vladimir Timoshenko.
12 January 2009 [11:25]

Center of Cooperation of Opposition intending to file claim against Baku mayor's office

The Center of Cooperation of Opposition intends to file a claim to the Appellate Court against the Baku mayor's office, said head of the central office of the Musavat party Arif Hajili.
12 January 2009 [11:00]

OSCE to hold monitoring on contact front line of Azerbaijani and Armenian armed forces

OSCE plans to hold a monitoring on the contact front line of Azerbaijani and Armenian armed forces on January 14, said the press service for the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan.
12 January 2009 [10:30]

New Bulgarian ambassador to Azerbaijan appointed

Vasil Kalinov has been appointed as new extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of Bulgaria to Azerbaijan, press service of Bulgarian president reported, according to AzerTac.
12 January 2009 [10:02]

Dennis Sammut: "We are entering a very decisive period in the Karabakh conflict resolution process"

Day.Az interview with Dennis Sammut, Executive Director, LINKS.
10 January 2009 [12:46]

Civil Solidarity Party: "Foreign special services, using faith of the Nardaran citizens, have undertaken an attempt to hold a smeary campaign against one more intellectual"

The Civil Solidarity Party has released a statement due to the issuance of death fetwa to chairman of the party, Milli Medjlis deputy Sabir Rustamkhanly, reports the press service for the party.
10 January 2009 [12:07]

Chairman of Helsinki Commission of the US Congress: "When President Ilham Aliev eventually meets President Barack Obama, they will have to spend time discussing why Baku has shut down U.S.-funded radio stations, instead of exploring ways to deepen the relationship between our countries"

"I rise to express deep concern about Azerbaijan’s cessation of local broadcasts of Radio Free Europe and Voice of America", said Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission).
10 January 2009 [10:52]

Armenians violate ceasefire in Fizuli

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on January 9.
09 January 2009 [17:45]

OSCE MG co-chairs on Karabakh conflict settlement to visit Armenia

OSCE Minsk Group on the Karabakh conflict settlement will arrive in Armenia in mid January, said spokesman for Armenian Foreign Ministry Tigran Balayan.
09 January 2009 [16:34]

In late 2008 Russia delivered to Armenia arms in the amount of $800 mln.

Day.Az has asked some questions on this topic among some deputies of Milli Medjlis of Azerbaijan:
09 January 2009 [16:14]

Unsanctioned protest against closure of foreign radio stations averted in Baku

The attempt of the youth organization of the Musavat party to hold an unsanctioned protest in front of the National Television and Radio Council has been dispersed in Baku, said deputy chairman of the youth organization Ahad Mamedli.
09 January 2009 [15:11]

Lala Shevket meets with NDI representative

On 9 January Leader of Azerbaijan Liberal Party, Prof. Dr. Lala Shevket has received National Democratic Institute's Country Director in Azerbaijan Arjen de Wolff.
09 January 2009 [14:09]

Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan plans to hold session in spring

The Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan finishes preparations for holding a session, said party chairman Ali Kerimli.
09 January 2009 [13:46]

Movement of Azerbaijani intellectuals: "Oppositional coalition against introduction of amendments to the Constitution must have no differences in this issue"

The Movement of Azerbaijan Intellectuals intends to cooperate with all forces to speak against referendum on introduction of amendments to the Constitution, said chairman of the movement Eldeniz Guliyev.
09 January 2009 [11:41]

Armenians violate ceasefire in Aghdam

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on January 8.
08 January 2009 [18:38]

Azerbaijan general prosecutor's office ratifies plan of measures due to referendum on amendments to Constitution

The General Prosecutor's office of Azerbaijan held a session today.
08 January 2009 [18:03]

Isa Gambar holds meeting with NDI representatives

On January 8 bashqan of the Musavat party Isa Qamber held a meeting with leader of the NDI Baku office Arien de Wolff, reports Day.Az with reference to the press service for the party.
08 January 2009 [17:34]

Mubariz Ahmedoghlu: "The diplomatic results of 2008 on the resolution of the Karabakh conflict are positive for Azerbaijan"

All diplomatic results on the resolution of the Karabakh conflict in 2008 are positive for us, said chairman of the center of political innovations and technologies Mubariz Ahmedoghlu at a press conference today.
08 January 2009 [14:28]

Mubariz Ahmeroghlu: "Peacekeeping forces of Azerbaijan and Armenia can be used for the peacekeeping operations in Nagorno Karabakh"

The issue of peacekeeping forces is among the unsettled issues on the resolution of the Karabakh conflict, said chairman of the center of political innovations and technologies Mubaris Ahmedoghlu at a press conference today.