09 May 2006 [19:06]

Samad Seyidov: "Azerbaijan will put its pressure on Armenia through the CoE"

"To bring real truth into the notice Azerbaijan will put its pressure on Armenia through the Council of Europe," Samad Seidov, Head of Azerbaijani delegation in Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, told in his speech to the media responding the statement of Vardan Oskanian, Armenian Foreign Affairs Minister.
09 May 2006 [19:05]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "Co-chairmen have new ideas about the NK conflict settlement"

"Date of Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents is not known yet," Elmar Mammadyarov, Foreign Affairs Minister, told in his speech to the media.
09 May 2006 [19:02]

Azerbaijan intends to open Embassy in Israel

Official talks were not organized on Azerbaijan embassy open in Israel.
09 May 2006 [18:39]

IranMania.com: "Nervous days on Azeri border as storm grow"

In ordinary times, few men could care less about UN resolutions than the regulars at the 1001 Nights Cafe in Astara, southern Azerbaijan, said AFP.
09 May 2006 [18:03]

The Boston Globe: "Playing ethnic politics"

Article by H.D.S. Greenway published in The Boston Globe.
09 May 2006 [17:52]

Aslan Maskhadov's family seek asylum in Finland

The family of Aslan Maskhadov, the Chechen separatist leader killed in March 2005, have turned to President Tarja Halonen to seek asylum in Finland, a Helsinki-based the Finnish-Caucasian Association told on Monday.
09 May 2006 [10:29]

CSDAA prepared initial opinion related to May 13 elections

Civil Society Development Assistance Association (CSDAA) has prepared initial opinion with regard to pre-election due on May 13 in Azerbaijan.
09 May 2006 [09:41]

Peace and Democracy Institute prepared report against bribery and corruption

Peace and Democracy Institute (PDI) Thought Center has prepared a report according to the results of monitoring conducted in the capital and in the regions in the last few months.
09 May 2006 [09:32]

CIS election observation mission Head Vladimir Gorkun visits Baku

Head of the election observation mission of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), first deputy CIS Executive Secretary, Vladimir Gorkun arrived in Baku last night.
09 May 2006 [02:55]

Azerbaijan seeks seat on new U.N. Council

Sixty-four countries are running for the 47 seats on the new U.N. Human Rights Council in Tuesday's election in the U.N. General Assembly.
08 May 2006 [20:03]

President Aliyev send a message to participants of the Ninth Eurasia Summit

Ilham Aliyev, Azerbaijani President addresses to the Eurasia Summit.
08 May 2006 [19:42]

Turkey recalls ambassadors to France, Canada over Armenian issue

Turkey has recalled its ambassadors in France and Canada for consultations regarding the Armenian genocide discussions in the two countries, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Namik Tan said on Monday.
08 May 2006 [19:25]

President Aliyev received "Best Governed Muslim State" award

The Best Governed Muslim State Award will be conferred today on Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Baku.
08 May 2006 [17:42]

Russian President congratulates the CIS leaders on the occasion of Victory Day

President Vladimir Putin sent the CIS leaders a telegram of congratulations on the occasion of the sixty-first anniversary of victory in World War II.
08 May 2006 [17:39]

President Aliyev receives Norwegian delegation

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on 8 May at the President Palace received a Norwegian delegation headed by the State Secretary Kjetil Skogrand.
08 May 2006 [17:31]

US Charge d'Affaires: "Processes related to re-elections are normal in general"

"In general, the processes regarding the rerun of parliamentary elections are normal. However, we have been informed about illegalities related to electoral processes," US Charge d’Affaires in Azerbaijan Jason Hyland told journalists.
08 May 2006 [17:28]

George W. Bush invited to the BTC opening ceremony

Turkish prime minister Recap Tayyip Erdogan has invited the US president George W. Bush to opening ceremony of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil-pipeline which will be held on July 13 of this year in Adana province of Turkey in Ceyhan port.
08 May 2006 [15:54]

President receives Russian Human Rights Comissioner

Today President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received at the Presidential palace Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Vladimir Lukin.
08 May 2006 [15:11]

14 years passed since occupation of Shusha

Fourteen years passed since occupation of Shusha city of Azerbaijan by armed forces of Armenia.
08 May 2006 [14:52]

President Ahmadinejad sends letter to George W. Bush

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has written a letter to U.S. President George W. Bush with proposals for solving ongoing international disputes, an Iranian government spokesman said Monday.
08 May 2006 [12:10]

Ha'aretz: "U.S. calls on president of Azerbaijan to open mission in Israel"

The United States has requested from Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev that his country open an official representation in Israel.
08 May 2006 [08:55]

Tehran Times: "U.S. tries Caspian gambit against Russia"

Article by M. A. Saki, Tehran Times, Iran.
08 May 2006 [08:45]

Azerbaijani FM receives Thomas Hammerberg

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has received delegation led by Council of Europe's Human Rights Commissioner Thomas Hammerberg.
07 May 2006 [17:53]

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: "Iran to respond if sanctions are imposed"

Iran will respond in an adequate way if the UN Security Council clamps down sanctions on it, said on Sunday in Tehran Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
07 May 2006 [14:38]

The Korea Times: "Roh walks 'Silk Road' of South Korean diplomacy"

Following his journey to African nations last March, President Roh Moo-hyun's three-nation trip this week treads a path which enabled traders to travel between the West and the East in ancient times.
07 May 2006 [14:30]

Norwegian State Secretary visits Azerbaijan

Kjetil Skogrand, Norwegian State Secretary and Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister, arrives in Azerbaijan on Sunday evening.
06 May 2006 [20:31]

The New Anatolian: "Erdogan unable to convince Ahmadinejad on compromise"

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Baku on Friday, but was unable to convince him to meet the expectations of the international community on Iran's controversial nuclear program.
06 May 2006 [20:09]

OIC holds preparatory meeting before Baku Summit

The Saudi city of Jedda hosted today the meeting of senior organizers for the 33rd OIC Session which will be held at the level of Foreign Ministers in Azerbaijan's city of Baku next June.
06 May 2006 [16:34]

PM Rasizade meets with Lithuanian leaders

Visiting Vilnius the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Artur Rasizade has met with the President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus, May 5.
06 May 2006 [16:21]

RIA Novosti: "Can Moscow save Iran from sanctions?"

Apparently, the debates around the Iranian nuclear program have reached the homestretch.
06 May 2006 [16:16]

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: "Threat of military action against Iran a joke"

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad here Friday played down reports of a possible military attack on Iran, saying those who do not know the country are playing jokes.
06 May 2006 [16:07]

Novruz Mammadov: "CE will never cancel credentials of Azerbaijani delegation"

"CE will never cancel credentials of Azerbaijani delegation," President's Administration international relations Department's head Novruz Mammadov told journalists.
06 May 2006 [14:01]

Bahar Muradova meets Goran Lenmarker

Head of the parliamentary delegation of Azerbaijan, Vice-Speaker of Milli Majlis Bahar Muradova on 5 May at the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly met with PA Special Representative on Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
06 May 2006 [13:55]

Korean President Roh leaves Sunday for 3-nation tour

Korean President Roh Moo-hyun will depart Sunday for a week-long visit to promote diplomatic and economic ties with Mongolia, Azerbaijan and the United Arab Emirates.
06 May 2006 [12:26]

Azeri, Armenian presidents invited to NATO PA session

The NATO Parliamentary Assembly President Pierre Lelouche has invited Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders to a plenary session of the Assembly due in Paris late in May.
06 May 2006 [12:19]

Ruling party slams BBC over biased report

The ruling Yeni Azerbaijan party has come out against the content of a film aired on BBC-2 channel.
06 May 2006 [12:05]

Mahmud Ahmadinejad: "If the nuclear fuel cycle is a bad thing, then you should not have it either, and if it is good, then why can't Iran have it?"

In Baku yesterday, all eyes were on Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad. Speaking after the regional Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) summit, Ahmadinejad said Iran's right to develop nuclear power was based on international law.
06 May 2006 [11:55]

Turkish PM Erdogan holds first meeting with Iranian President Ahmedinejad

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Iranian President Mahmud Ahmedinejad on Friday in the Azerbaijani capital on the sidelines of the Economic Cooperation Organization summit.
06 May 2006 [11:50]

Zakir Garalov: "Ex-Azerbaijani ministers' role in coup attempt confirmed"

The investigation has proved the involvement of former Azeri ministers Ali Insanov and Farkhad Aliyev and ex-presidential property manager Akif Muradverdiyev in a coup attempt, Prosecutor General Zakir Garalov told journalists on Friday.
06 May 2006 [11:27]

Stratfort: "Azerbaijan: Balancing Tehran and Washington"

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev met Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Baku, Azerbaijan, on May 4 as part of the Economic Cooperation Organization summit.
06 May 2006 [11:13]

Pakistan to take charge of ECO secretariat

Pakistan's Additional Foreign Secretary Khurshid Anwar has been appointed the new secretary-general of the 10-member Economic Cooperation Organisation.
06 May 2006 [11:08]

UN Chief: "Direct US-Iran dialogue is a must"

Annan seeks peaceful resolution of mullahs' nuke issue.
06 May 2006 [10:46]

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: "No independent state to accept literature of bullies"

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that no independent state will accept the literature of the bullying powers.
06 May 2006 [08:44]

President attends press conference on ECO summit

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev held press conference dedicated to results of ECO summit.
06 May 2006 [08:15]

Armenian Armed Forces violated ceasefire again

Yesterday beginning from 8.00 Armenian Armed Forces from positions of Terter in Talish village under occupation of Armenia, fired at opposite positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces.
05 May 2006 [22:51]

Korean diplomat holds press conference

The Charge d'affaires of the Republic of Korea in Azerbaijan Lew Kwang-chul has held press conference, devoted to forthcoming official visit of the President of his country Roh Moo-hyun to Azerbaijan.
05 May 2006 [22:44]

Parliament news

Speaker of Azerbaijan Parliament (Milli Majlis) Ogtay Asadov met the visiting OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Special Envoy on Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno Karabakh conflict Goran Lenmarker.
05 May 2006 [22:29]

President received Kazakh PM

President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev received Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Danial Ahmetov.
05 May 2006 [22:24]

Ilham Aliyev received Bernard Fassier

President Ilham Aliyev received French co-chairman of OSCE Minsk Group Bernard Fassier.
05 May 2006 [22:18]

President meets Turkish PM

President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan met with Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 5 May.
05 May 2006 [22:13]

President received Thomas Hammerberg

President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev received the Human Rights Commissioner of the Council of Europe Thomas Hammerberg, 5 May.
05 May 2006 [22:00]

President meets OSCE PA Special Envoy

President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev o 5 May received OSCE PA Special Envoy on Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno Karabakh conflict Goran Lenmarker.
05 May 2006 [15:33]

Ilham Aliyev: "It is impossible to settle Nagorno Karabakh conflict out of the international law norms"

Azerbaijan is a country suffering from terror. As a result of more than 30 terror acts of Armenians against Azerbaijanis more than two million innocent people died.
05 May 2006 [15:14]

Ahmadinejad: "Nobody could stop development of Iranian nuclear program"

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad states that nobody could stop development of the Iranian nuclear program.
05 May 2006 [14:43]

Baku declaration signed at ECO summit

Baku declaration have been signed at IX summit of Economic Cooperation Organization May 5. The document stresses the determination of the member-states of ECO deepen and enlarge economic cooperation as well as the necessity of the settlement of regional conflicts according to the international law acts as those conflicts prevents the regional cooperation.
05 May 2006 [13:49]

Pakistan keen on studying Azeri oil and gas experience

Regional cooperation, security, economic relations and situation in the region were in focus at a meeting of President Ilham Aliyev with Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Thursday.
05 May 2006 [13:12]

Turkish PM to paricipate ECO summit

Rajab Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey arrived May 4 in Baku to partake in the Economic Cooperation Organization summit of Heads of State and Government.
05 May 2006 [12:48]

103 foreign observers registered to monitor by-elections

103 observers of international organizations are registered in the Central Election Commission to monitor May 13 reelections to parliament, Rovzat Qasimov, Head of international relations department of the commission stated.
05 May 2006 [09:17]

NATO Parliament Assembly Chairman to visit Azerbaijan

NATO Parliamentary Assembly (PA) Chairman will visit Azerbaijan next week, Foreign Ministry press service stated.
05 May 2006 [09:08]

President received deputy PM of Kyrgyzstan

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev received Deputy Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Almanbet Matubraimov.
05 May 2006 [08:54]

President Ilham Aliyev met President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai

May 4, President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan met his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai and accompanying delegation.
05 May 2006 [08:22]

Korean President to meet 4 ministers

President of the Republic of Korea Roh Moo-hyun will visit Baku due to invitation of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, May 10-12.
05 May 2006 [08:16]

ECO has no Iran issue in its agenda

"ECO has no Iran issue its agenda," State Minister of Turkey Bashir Atalay claimed.
05 May 2006 [08:06]

Baku declaration to be signed at ECO IX summit includes clause on Nagorno Karabakh

Baku declaration to be signed at IX summit of Economic Cooperation Organization on May 5 includes all questions to be raised. Besides, a clause on the conflict has been included in the declaration at request of Azerbaijani side, Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammadguliyev stated.
05 May 2006 [07:59]

CE Commissioner for Human Rights will make report on Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict

"During my visit to Azerbaijan, I intend to acquaint myself with firsthand the plight in human rights caused by Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict," CE Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg stated.
04 May 2006 [22:35]

Ilham Aliyev meets President of Iran

Today President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev met with President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
04 May 2006 [22:25]

President received PM of Tajikistan

May 4, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received at the presidential palace Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan Akil Akilov.
04 May 2006 [22:21]

President receives Chairman of legislative chamber of Uzbek Parliament

May 4, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received at the presidential palace Chairman of legislative chamber of the Uzbek Parliament Erkin Khalilov.
04 May 2006 [16:19]

Bulgarian National Unity Party urges parliament to recognize false "Armenian Genocide"

Bulgarian National Unity Party called on parliament to recognize bogus "Armenian Genocide".
04 May 2006 [15:49]

Iran to continue cooperation with IAEA

Iran will continue to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency if its controversial nuclear program is not made into a political issue, the country's Foreign Minister said.
04 May 2006 [15:29]

President received US Secretary of State Assistant on Business

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received assistant of US Secretary of State on Business Affairs Frank Mermoud, 4 May.
04 May 2006 [14:33]

Azerbaijan keen in cooperation with Jewish communities

Chairman of the State Committee on Work with Azerbaijanis Living Abroad Nazim Ibrahimov has left for the United States of America to take part at the actions dedicated to centenary of the American Jewish Committee.
04 May 2006 [12:42]

Meeting at Foreign Ministry

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov has met the Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz.
04 May 2006 [12:37]

16th ECO session commenced in Baku

On 4 May, 16th session of the Ministerial Council of Foreign Affairs of member countries of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) commenced in Baku.
04 May 2006 [12:23]

Prosecutor General meets ODIHR delegation

Prosecutor General of the Azerbaijan Republic Zakir Garalov met with the delegation led by head of the election observation mission of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on May 3.