Politics

01 July 2006 [09:06]

Azerbaijan-Egypt consultations held in Baku

Egypt Arab Republic Deputy Foreign Minister for European issues Ms. Fatma Al Zakhra Etman today has paid one day visit to Baku.
01 July 2006 [08:57]

Tahir Taghizadeh: "Lebanese Foreign Minister gave the best response to the incident"

The news on reception of Armenian Dashnaksutyun Party delegation posted on the Lebanese President's website caused serious dissatisfaction in Azerbaijan.
30 June 2006 [22:00]

President receives the Duke of York, Prince Andrew

Today President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received the Duke of York, Prince Andrew.
30 June 2006 [21:46]

President congratulates Governor General of Canada

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent a message of congratulations to the Governor General of Canada Ms.Michaella Jean on the national holiday of this country - Canada Day.
30 June 2006 [21:09]

Azerbaijanis in Iran prevented to march to Bazz tower

"Military posts have been organized in the exit of the city in Iran where Azerbaijanis live, to prevent their march to Bazz tower. In 150 km distance of the tower of Kaleybar city, unofficial emergency case has been established."
30 June 2006 [17:52]

Putin, Sezer hail special partnership

Russian President Vladimir Putin praised on Thursday the developing pace of relations between Ankara and Moscow, describing them as "very special in character," and stressing that he sees new opportunities for cooperation.
30 June 2006 [17:48]

President Aliyev: "Economy and energy security are Azerbaijan's priority tasks"

Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev believes the tasks of strengthening the national economy and energy security are of priority importance for the country.
30 June 2006 [15:38]

PACE final plenary meeting accompanied by severe polemics between Azerbaijani and Armenians MPs

Today final plenary meeting of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) highlighted on taking of complex prevention measures against forest fires in Europe.
30 June 2006 [15:30]

Azerbaijan will liberate 7 regions in the first stage of the regulation

"Matthew Bryza as OSCE Minsk Group co-chair and representative of America has a great wish to settle the conflict between the two states. Co-chairs, as well as Matthew Bryza express their positions. Existence of this agreement is not presented right."
30 June 2006 [15:19]

NATO Assistant Secretary General to visit Azerbaijan

Events in the frames of NATO Week will start in the Azerbaijan capital of Baku next week.
30 June 2006 [14:25]

ATAA President: "Azerbaijani friendship society in America has brought together only 17 Congressmen"

"It is significant for Azerbaijan to strengthen in America and there is a need for a serious support from inside of Azerbaijan. We are now trying to establish relations with the Congress, America’s important decision-making body."
30 June 2006 [13:31]

Ceasefire violated in frontline

Armenians violated ceasefire in two directions on borderline of Aghdam region yesterday at night.
30 June 2006 [13:24]

Embassy of Azerbaijan in Britain investigate the fact of Swedish MPs visit to Nagorno Karabakh

Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan ordered Embassy of Azerbaijan in Britain to investigate the fact of Swedish parliament members visiting Nagorno Karabakh.
30 June 2006 [10:00]

US Ambassador to Armenia refuses to say "Armenian genocide"

New US Ambassador to Armenia Richard Hoagland has taken up his duties. Former US Ambassador to Armenia John Evans was discharged after he claimed his recognition of the so-called Armenian genocide.
30 June 2006 [09:47]

Turkish General Staff chief meets with Azerbaijani Defense Minister

Turkish Armed Forces General Staff chief, Army General Hilmi Ozkok is paying an official visit to Azerbaijan.
30 June 2006 [08:38]

Akif Nagi: "The visit of Switzerland MPs to Azerbaijan aimed at justifying Armenian invasion policy"

"The visits of European countries parliamentarians to Azerbaijani lands under occupation and holding of meetings with so-called Nagorno Karabakh Republic leadership justifies occupation policy of Armenia."
29 June 2006 [21:28]

451 Azerbaijani prisoners of war killed in Armenian captivity

4,581 Azerbaijanis have been captured, missing or taken hostages so far. Azerbaijan’s State Commission for prisoners of war.
29 June 2006 [21:25]

Russian deputy FM touches on Karabakh conflict

Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia, chair of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers addressed the plenary meeting of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) today.
29 June 2006 [21:19]

PACE Political Affairs Committee discusses Stability Pact in Southern Caucasus

Rumanian parliamentarian Adrian Severn's memorandum was heard at the meeting.
29 June 2006 [18:37]

Matthew Bryza: "Karabakh peace requires trade-offs"

A new interview by Matthew Bryza, the new U.S. co-chair of the Minsk Group tasked with moderating negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno Karabakh, about his original interview and what the heads of state need to do to achieve peace.
29 June 2006 [18:33]

Armenia speaker accuses Azerbaijan of abusing position at PACE

Armenia's parliamentary speaker accused Azerbaijan of using the rostrum of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to insult Armenia, the parliament's press department said Thursday.
29 June 2006 [18:31]

G8 presses Armenia, Azerbaijan for Nagorno Karabakh settlement

Foreign ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations called on Armenia and Azerbaijan Thursday to outline principles for resolving a long-running territorial dispute this year.
29 June 2006 [17:11]

Azerbaijani local residents of Marneuli stage protest action

There is still no improvement in the investigation into the case of Azerbaijani resident of Sadakhli village in Marneuli region, Georgia, Sadraddin Palangov (Molla Gara) who has been missing for one year, Palangov's son Ayaz Palangov told.
29 June 2006 [17:07]

Azerbaijani MPs hold press conference on fires in the occupied territories in Strasbourg

The members of the Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation to PACE held a press conference today with regard to recent massive fires in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan set by Armenians.
29 June 2006 [16:48]

Round table dedicated to national associations of local authorities held

A "round table" dedicated to the national associations of local authorities in Azerbaijan took place in the International Press Center of Baku, June 28.
29 June 2006 [16:38]

Arif Hajili: "Isa Gambar is supposed to be candidate to Musavat Party chairmanship"

"Musavat Party chairman Isa Gambar is supposed to apply to Musavat Party chairmanship. There is not any item prohibiting this," Musavat party deputy Chairman Arif Hajili stated.
29 June 2006 [16:30]

Tony Lloyd: "I will pay my first visit to Azerbaijan as a rapporteur in September or October"

"I'll take up my duty at once. As rapporteur on Azerbaijan, I'll pay my first visit to the country to get acquainted with the situation in September or October this year."
29 June 2006 [13:42]

Iranian Azerbaijanis stage annual march to Bazz castle in Iran

The Iranian Azerbaijanis will stage annual traditional march to the Bazz castle (Babek) at 10:00a.m by Tabriz time today.
29 June 2006 [13:26]

Andreas Gross quitted his post

Andreas Gross quitted the post of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) Monitoring Committee co-rapporteur on Azerbaijan.
29 June 2006 [13:23]

Turkish General Staff chief Hilmi Ozkok visits Azerbaijan

Chief of Armed Forces General Staff of Turkey Hilmi Ozkok is paying an official visit to Azerbaijan today.
29 June 2006 [09:35]

Sergei Mironov: "Russia will support any solution variant achieved by Azerbaijan and Armenia"

"Russia was always against making changes to the borders of the states appeared after the World War II. I think any step to make changes to the borders will lead to bitter results," the Russian Federation Council speaker Sergei Mironov told a briefing in Strasbourg.
29 June 2006 [09:30]

Republican Forum on the initiative of WAC held in Iran

Yesterday Republican Forum has been held on the initiative of World Azerbaijanis Congress (WAC) related to the events with Azerbaijanis in Iran.
29 June 2006 [08:41]

The Duke of York to visit Azerbaijan today

The Duke of York will be visiting Azerbaijan from June 29 to July 3 as the UK Special Representative for International Trade and Investment.
28 June 2006 [21:40]

Swedish MPs visit occupied Azerbaijani territories

The delegation led by Swedish parliamentarian Ulla Hofman visited the occupied Azerbaijani territories at the invitation of the authorities of the alleged "Nagorno Karabakh Republic".
28 June 2006 [21:09]

Aram Sarkisyan: "Armenia agreed to return five regions to Azerbaijan"

"The OSCE Minsk Group co-chair from the US Matthew Bryza has not announced all the details of the negotiating process for the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict," the Armenian Democratic Party leader, parliamentarian Aram Sarkisyan stated.
28 June 2006 [20:50]

Russian President orders to eliminate diplomats' killers

President Vladimir Putin Wednesday ordered Russia's special services to do everything necessary to find and eliminate the killers of four Russian diplomats in Iraq, the Kremlin press service said.
28 June 2006 [20:38]

Azeri FM received Kazakh Ambassador

Kazakhstan Ambassador to Azerbaijan Andar Shukputov has met with the country's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.
28 June 2006 [16:17]

President receives Vural Cengiz

June 28 President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received Vural Jengiz, the President of the Assembly of Turkish American Associations.
28 June 2006 [15:30]

Iran may be able to build a nuclear weapon by 2009

Iran may be able to design and arm a nuclear weapon by 2009, at least a year earlier than previous estimates, according to a former United Nations inspector.
28 June 2006 [14:35]

Armenians sets fire at the territory monitored by OSCE

The contact front line near Yusifjanli village of the Azerbaijani region of Aghdam was monitored today due to mandate of personal representative of OSCE Chairman-in-Office.
28 June 2006 [14:25]

Isa Gambar: "Baku gave OK on referendum in Nagorno Karabakh"

The latest statements by OSCE Minsk Group U.S. Co-chair Matthew J. Bryza prove that the Azerbaijani authorities gave ok on conduction of referendum in Nagorno Karabakh, Musavat party leader Isa Gambar stated in Baku.
28 June 2006 [14:08]

Javad Derakhti: "Stockholm police didn't let Mahammadrza Kheshti hold congress under WAC name"

"The Congress of World Azerbaijanis (WAC) cannot possibly collaborate with swindlers, who are acting under other's names," said the WAC chairman Javad Derakhti, who is in Sweden now.
28 June 2006 [10:03]

Mathew Bryza: "US supports Azerbaijan's territorial integrity regarding Karabakh conflict"

"The US strategic interests have been formed in the direction of energy, security and democratic reforms. We have certain energy interests and don't fear to say energy is a strategic interest," OSCE Minsk Group co-chair from the US Matthew Bryza said to the RFE/Radio Liberty.
28 June 2006 [08:21]

Rene van der Linden: "PACE special group will debate on fires in Nagorno Karabakh"

The Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis wished that the Nagorno Karabakh conflict be resolved by peaceful way soon and stressed the importance of both parties taking interest in the resolution.
28 June 2006 [08:10]

Defense Minister: "Armenians fear war"

"The alertness of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces enables to liberate our territories by force. We need only time to take this step," Azerbaijani Defense Minister, Colonel General Safar Abiyev told journalists.
28 June 2006 [08:03]

Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents might meet in St.Petersburg in June

Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents might meet in St.Petersburg, Russia, in the framework of the G8 Summit in July, Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov told journalists.
28 June 2006 [01:39]

Iran's Khamenei maintains right to develop nuclear technology

Iran will maintain its right to develop nuclear technology in the face of pressure from the U.S. and its allies to suspend a uranium enrichment program, the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday.
27 June 2006 [21:54]

Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry about latest statement of Armenia on Nagorno Karabakh

With regard to continuing traditional attempts by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia to distort, purposefully and deliberately, the reality of the process of negotiations aimed at the settlement of the Armenia – Azerbaijan Nagorno Karabakh conflict, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan states.
27 June 2006 [21:39]

Nizami Khudiyev and Rafig Aliyev fired

Today Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev signed a decree to fire Azerbaijan TV and Radio Broadcasting Closed Joint Stock Company chairman Nizami Khudiyev from his post.
27 June 2006 [19:01]

President Aliyev sends condolences to Vladimir Putin

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent a message of condolences to his counterpart Vladimir Putin due to the death of Russian diplomats in Iraq.
27 June 2006 [17:18]

Vahid Aliyev: "Azerbaijani military doctrine will be ready by the end of the year"

"The military doctrine of Azerbaijan will be ready by the end of this year. Prior to this, security conception of the country will be prepared," Azerbaijani President's adviser for military affairs, Lieutenant General Vahid Aliyev told journalists.
27 June 2006 [16:16]

Goran Lenmarker's report on Karabakh conflict not to be discussed at OSCE PA Summer Session

The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's 15th session will be held in Brussels from July 3 to 8. Head of the Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation to OSCE PA, Bahar Muradova told.
27 June 2006 [15:47]

A. Konchalovsky: "Heydar Aliyev - the Great National Hero and example for many heads of world countries"

June 26 the All-Russia Azerbaijan Congress initiated display of the documentary "Burden of Power. Heydar Aliyev" produced by the known Russian director of theatre and cinema, the national actor of the Russian Federation Andrey Konchalovsky in the "Baku" cinema in Moscow.
27 June 2006 [15:10]

Armenian FM: "We'll insist on Azerbaijan having direct talks with Nagorno Karabakh"

Armenian Foreign Ministry issued a statement regarding the negotiations for the settlement of the Nagorno Garabagh conflict.
27 June 2006 [14:37]

PACE decides not to reconsider the credentials of Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) decided not to reconsider the credentials of the Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation.
27 June 2006 [14:13]

Azerbaijani delegation intends to discuss fires at occupied Azerbaijani territories at PACE

The Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) prepared a document protesting against the Armenian Armed Forces setting fire to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.
27 June 2006 [13:23]

Front line to be monitored

The contact front line near Yusifjanli village of the Azerbaijani region of Aghdam will be monitored tomorrow in accordance with the mandate of personal representative of OSCE Chairman-in-Office.
27 June 2006 [12:35]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "Nagorno Karabakh can have autonomy status similar to Nakhchivan, Tatarstan, Bashkiria"

"The framework agreement proposed by OSCE Minsk Group American co-chair Matthew Bryza envisages main principles and ways of settlement of the conflict.
27 June 2006 [12:32]

President Aliyev to visit Ujar and Zerdab regions

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev will pay a two-day visit to Ujar and Zerdab regions on 29 June in the framework of the sate program for socio-economic development of regions.
27 June 2006 [12:09]

Council of Europe Congress President visits Azerbaijan

Halvdan Skard, new Congress President, is paying an official visit to Baku from 26 to 28 June 2006.
27 June 2006 [12:02]

OSCE/ODIHR report on repeat elections in Azerbaijan

OSCE/ODIHR report says partial repeat elections in Azerbaijan highlight need for further reform.
27 June 2006 [10:19]

Larijani: "Iran believes in win-win game on N-row"

Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani said that concerning the nuclear issue, Iran believes in the win-win game and that attempts are made to this end.
27 June 2006 [10:14]

Russian diplomats executed in Iraq

The UN and the White House have condemned the executions of four Russian diplomats kidnapped by a group linked with al-Qaeda on June 3 in Iraq.
26 June 2006 [21:15]

Armenian FM's statement on Matthew Bryza's interview

Armenian Foreign Ministry made a statement on recent interview by Matthew Bryza to RFE/RL.
26 June 2006 [20:26]

Russian analyst on Russian-Turkish military cooperation

Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer, due to arrive in Moscow on June 28 for an official visit, will discuss bilateral military-technical cooperation with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
26 June 2006 [20:16]

Armenia's Garegin insists on 'genocide' recognition in Turkey

The head of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Garegin II, said in Istanbul Sunday that Turks committed 'genocide' against Armenians, a statement that is likely to increase tensions during the last two days of his weeklong visit to Turkey.
26 June 2006 [20:14]

Pro-Armenian Congressmen called on U.S. Secretary of State to reconsider Amb. Evans recall

Four leading Congressional friends of Armenia, George Radanovich (R-CA) and Adam Schiff (D-CA), and Congressional Caucus Co-Chairmen Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Joe Knollenberg (R-MI), have strongly encouraged Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to reconsider the recall of Ambassador John Evans, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).
26 June 2006 [20:13]

Iran shrugs off pressure over nuclear program

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday shrugged off increased international pressure over Iran's disputed nuclear program, saying it would not cause his country any harm.
26 June 2006 [20:13]

Yerevan deplores U.S. disclosure of proposed Karabakh deal

Armenia criticized a senior U.S. official on Monday for disclosing key details of the most recent framework agreement to end the Nagorno Karabakh which was put forward by the U.S., Russian and French mediators.
26 June 2006 [20:12]

Iran's Kharrazi appointed head of foreign relations council, Velayati also included

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed on Sunday the Islamic Republic's former Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi as the chairman of the newly-established Strategic Council for Foreign Relations, according to a statement carried by the official news agency.
26 June 2006 [18:10]

Armenians set on fires to destroy narcotic plantations

OSCE will hold a monitoring frontline area on June 29 in order to check information about narcotic, planted by Armenians in occupied territories.
26 June 2006 [18:04]

Further suppression in Qom Province, Iran

In a ludicrous stage-managed security and judicial seminar on Sunday, the Governor, Prosecutor General and State Security Force (SSF) commander of Qom Province together called for further suppression of the people’s uprisings by the SSF.
26 June 2006 [17:59]

PACE President: "It's still too early to dream of quitting the monitoring phase"

"Monitoring can't stop until Armenia and Azerbaijan have settled the conflict", said Rene van der Linden, PACE President.
26 June 2006 [15:59]

Russia unable to confirm execution of embassy workers

Russia's Foreign Ministry says it is still unable to confirm claims by militants in Iraq that four employees of the Russian Embassy have been executed.
26 June 2006 [15:28]

By-elections to be held to vacancies of Balaken Municipality

By-elections will be held to 51 vacancies in Balaken municipality.