Politics

31 October 2006 [11:07]

Jamil Gasanli: "Russia's FSB and GRU involved in Farkhad Aliyev's arrest"

Jamil Gasanli, head of the committee of protection of rights of Farhad and Rafik Aliyevs, told journalists in Baku that he considered that Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) and Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) were actively involved in the arrest of the former Minister of Economic Development of Azerbaijan, Farhad Aliyev.
31 October 2006 [10:44]

Omb meets with Azeri diaspora in Ukraine

Human Rights Commissioner of Azerbaijan Elmira Suleymanova met with visiting representatives of Azerbaijan's diaspora in Ukraine and members of the Ukraine-Azerbaijan Congress, press service of the Ombudsman Office said.
31 October 2006 [10:43]

President Aliyev congratulates Bulgarian counterpart

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent a message of congratulation to the Bulgarian President Georgi Pirvanov on his re-election as the President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
31 October 2006 [10:41]

Day of Turkish Republic marked in Baku

With organizational support of the Embassy of Turkey in Azerbaijan, the Day of the Republic of Turkey has been marked in Baku, October 29.
31 October 2006 [10:39]

Mammadyarov meets Spanish Health Minister

FM of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov met with visiting Minister of Health of Spain Mrs. Elena Salgado, 30 October.
31 October 2006 [10:16]

Azadliq block's official go on hunger strike

Azadliq block's official held a press conference dedicated to the removing Azadliq newspaper from the building where it operates and going on hunger strike.
31 October 2006 [10:00]

PACE Monitoring Committee co-reporters meet with opposition leaders

Musavat leader Isa Gambar met with PACE Monitoring Committee co-reporters to Azerbaijan Andres Herkel and Tony Lloyd.
31 October 2006 [09:56]

Baku Major Office sets venues for meetings, demonstrations, street rallies

Baku Major Office (BMO) set the venues-streets and squares in the capital for meetings, demonstrations and rallies.
31 October 2006 [09:53]

Defense Ministry prepares plan for funeral of servicemen die in frontline

Azerbaijan Defence Ministry prepares plan for funeral of Azerbaijani servicemen who die in frontline, Defence minister Safar Abiyev told journalists.
31 October 2006 [09:52]

President Aliyev meets Spanish Health Minister

President Ilham Aliyev received the Spanish delegation headed by Health Minister Elena Salgado.
31 October 2006 [09:50]

President Aliyev receives Georgian Culture and Sport Minister

On Monday President Ilham Aliyev received Georgian Culture, Monuments Protection and Sports Minister Georgi Gabashvili.
30 October 2006 [22:43]

Defense Minister considers violation of ceasefire normal

Azerbaijani Defense Minister Safar Abiyev discussed the violation of ceasefire with his Armenian colleague Serge Sarkisian at the meeting in Gazakh.
30 October 2006 [22:17]

Ali Hasanov: "There is not journalist named Mirze Sakit in Azerbaijan"

"The government does not form its policy on NGOs opinion. The essence of our policy is to reform those who are sentenced for committing crimes and make them decent citizens of the state. Those whose name is not in the list of pardoned ones are not satisfied with this policy," Ali Hasanov, the President's Office Socio-political Department chief, stated.
30 October 2006 [22:14]

Nazim Ibrahimov: "Discontent in Canada - Azerbaijan Circles Federation connected with the chairmanship problem"

"Discontent in Canada - Azerbaijan Circles Federation is connected with the chairmanship problem. No one wants to be headed by anybody. Our position is neutral as it is the Diaspora organizations own business," Nazim Ibrahimov, chairman of the State Committee on Work with Azerbaijanis living abroad, told.
30 October 2006 [22:07]

US Ambassador: "US pleased with Azerbaijan's fight against laundry of dirty money and terrorism financing"

"The US is pleased with Azerbaijan's fight against laundry of dirty money and financing of the terrorism. This is a global problem. The world countries should come together in this problem," Anne E. Derse, the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan told reporters.
30 October 2006 [16:38]

Ilham Gedimzadeh: "Aslanbek Chentamirov severed my ear"

Azerbaijan Court of Grave Crimes today continued the trial of the gang led by Haji Mammadov, former high-ranking official of the Interior Ministry Crime Investigation Department.
30 October 2006 [16:17]

Fuad Alesgerov: "Some changes to Freedom of Assembly law possible"

Freedom Assembly law does not meet international standards, President's Office Department on work with Law Enforcement chief Fuad Alesgerov told the journalists.
30 October 2006 [16:16]

President Aliyev receives PACE Monitoring Group co-rapporteus

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev received Tony Lloyd and Andres Herkel, the co-rapporteurs of PACE Monitoring Group for Azerbaijan.
30 October 2006 [16:14]

Georgian FM to visit Azerbaijan

Georgian Foreign Minister Gela Bezhuashvili will visit Azerbaijan tomorrow.
30 October 2006 [16:11]

CIS summit to be held in Minsk

CIS Presidents next summit will be held in late November in Minsk.
30 October 2006 [13:48]

Russian, Armenian Presidents to discuss peaceful solution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict

Armenian President Robert Kocharian's visit to Russia has begun on Monday.
30 October 2006 [13:15]

Armenian Armed Forces violated ceasefire

Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire again.
30 October 2006 [13:14]

Terrorist Rappani Khalilov appointed "Dagestan front" commander

Famous Dagestani terrorist Rappani Khalilov who is in international search was appointed "Dagestan front" commander by Doku Umarov, sopresident of unrecognized Republic of Chechnya.
29 October 2006 [23:57]

Turkey's 83rd anniversary celebrated nationwide

The 83rd anniversary of the foundation of the Turkish Republic is being celebrated all over Turkey.
29 October 2006 [18:47]

ECO interior ministers to meet in Tehran Monday

The first meeting of interior ministers of member states of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) dubbed "Security, Stability and Sustainable Development" is to open in Tehran on Monday.
29 October 2006 [17:20]

Iran says will press on with atomic work

Iran said on Sunday it would press ahead with its nuclear research and development work after the country expanded its capacity to enrich uranium, the part of Iran's atomic programme which most worries the West.
28 October 2006 [15:30]

President Aliyev congratulates Turkish PM

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev has sent a message of congratulations to Turkey's Prime Minister Recap Tayyip Erdogan on Republic Day of Turkey.
28 October 2006 [15:20]

President Aliyev congratulates Turkish counterpart

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev has sent a message of congratulations to Turkey's President Ahmet Necdet Sezer and the people of his country on the occasion of the national holiday, the Republic Day.
28 October 2006 [14:40]

Armenian Army violates cease-fire again

Armenian Armed Forces fired on Azerbaijani Army's opposite positions from Lalatapa, Jabrail, by submachine and machine guns for four hours starting from 23.00 (local time).
28 October 2006 [12:22]

Mammadyarov meets Iceland official

Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov met with the delegation headed by David Gunnarsson, Iceland Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Social Security, and candidate for the post of WHO Secretary General, according to the Foreign Ministry's press-service.
28 October 2006 [12:08]

Former king against pro-Armenian candidate

Former Bulgarian King is against the pro-Armenian candidate to presidency.
28 October 2006 [11:59]

Ilham Aliyev to participate in Summit meeting of Turkish speaking countries

Turkey President Ahmad Nejdat Sezer called to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
28 October 2006 [11:08]

Azerbaijan to establish consulate in Aktau in Kazakhstan

Azerbaijan government intends to open consulate in Aktau in Kazakhstan, the chief of Mangistau region of Kazakhstan Krimbek Kusharbayev told the journalists.
28 October 2006 [11:02]

Azerbaijan – Europe Commission Partnership Committee meeting held in Brussels

The sixth meeting of Azerbaijan – Europe Commission Partnership Committee is held in Brussels Foreign Ministry Press and Information Department Chief Tahir Tagizadeh told.
27 October 2006 [21:18]

Armenian defense minister thinks Azerbaijan cannot solve the Karabakh problem by war

In case of a new war in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict zone, Armenia will again have an advantage over Azerbaijan. However, the war will be a big blow for both sides, Armenian Defense Minister Serzh Sargsyan says in an interview to Jane's military and political research center.
27 October 2006 [21:11]

Chairman of Azerbaijan State Real Estate Registration Service with Ambassador of Belarus

Chairman of Azerbaijan State Real Estate Registration Service Arif Qarashov met with Ambassador of Belarus to Azerbaijan Nikolay Patskevich.
27 October 2006 [21:04]

Nakhchivan's head meets Polish Ambassador

Chairman of the Supreme Majlis (the Parliament) of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Vasif Talibov met with Polish Ambassador to Azerbaijan Kszistof Krajewski and his spouse Aldona Krajewski.
27 October 2006 [21:00]

Azeri consul general in Kars met with new Governor of Igdir province

Azerbaijan's consul general in Kars Hasan Zeynalov met with the new governor of Province Saim Saffet Karahisar, the Province's municipality said.
27 October 2006 [20:56]

Parliament head meets Lithuanian official

Speaker of Azerbaijan Parliament Ogtay Asadov met with the visiting chairman of the State Social Insurance Fund of the Republic of Lithuania Mindaugas Mikaila.
27 October 2006 [20:50]

President Aliyev meets US German Marshall Fund's delegation

President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan received the delegation of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
27 October 2006 [20:30]

Azerbaijan, Ukraine expand relations

FM of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov met with visiting Vice President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, first deputy chairman of the foreign affairs committee of Supreme Rada of Ukraine Oleg Bilorus (Ukraine).
27 October 2006 [20:08]

Azerbaijan warns against Iran sanctions

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said on Friday that potential sanctions on neighboring Iran because of Tehran's disputed nuclear program could have a negative impact on the region.
27 October 2006 [20:05]

Dagestan meeting determining delegation to Baku accuses Azerbaijan

Dagestan Government plans a number of events in our country within Russia year in Azerbaijan.
27 October 2006 [19:49]

Isa Gamber: "Azerbaijan Government should offer political and economic support to Georgia"

"We witnessed how revolutional and democratic forces came peacefully to power in Georgia in 2003. Their achievements are necessary for Azerbaijan and whole South Caucasus," said Isa Gember, the leader of Musavat Party.
27 October 2006 [19:26]

Vahid Erdem: "Economic development programmes of Azerbaijan will help to liberate occupied territories"

"Azerbaijan is a developing country. It is going to be the strongest country in the Caucasus with its petrodollars.
27 October 2006 [19:20]

Andres Herkel: "Last pardon decree signed by president did not justify hopes"

"The last pardon decree signed by Azerbaijani president did not justify the hopes. The people that we wanted to be pardoned were not in that list," stated PACE Monitoring Committee co-reporter to Azerbaijan Andres Herkel during his visit to Baku.
27 October 2006 [15:24]

Rene van der Linden criticized adopted bill by France Parliament

PACE President Rene Van der Linden criticized adopted bill by France Parliament on false "Armenian genocide".
27 October 2006 [12:06]

October 6 election winners represent 18 parties

Central Election Commission (CEC) released the final results of re-run, by-, new and first time local elections held on October 6.
27 October 2006 [11:15]

European Court of Human Rights strikes out Azeri case

The European Court of Human Rights has notified in writing the Chamber judgment on "Asadov and Others v. Azerbaijan (application no 138/03)."
27 October 2006 [11:08]

CoE supports Azerbaijan in establishing the legal framework to combat the financing of terrorism and financial crimes

U.S Embassy and the Council of Europe in Baku, in close cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan, will host a two-day technical seminar on "Establishing a Financial Investigation Unit in Azerbaijan to Combat Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and other Financial Crimes."
27 October 2006 [10:08]

Serge Sarkisian: "We did not touch upon the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict in the meeting with Azerbaijani Defence Minister"

"The violation of ceasefire is normal, because there are thousands of armed personnel on both sides of the border. But it should not grow to large-scale standoff," Serge Sarkisian, Armenian Defence Minister told journalists.
27 October 2006 [10:03]

Armenian Government in divergence

"If I were dissatisfied with Vardan Oskanyan's activity, I would complain the President about him," Andranik Markaryan, Armenian Prime Minister said.
26 October 2006 [23:24]

Ex-Iran leader wanted for Jewish center bombing

Iran on Thursday rejected renewed charges by an Argentine prosecutor that it planned an attack on an Argentine Jewish community center in 1994 that killed 85 people, Iran's official news agency said.
26 October 2006 [23:17]

Council of Europe PA President backs Turkey's EU bid

The European Union and Turkey should work to resolve their differences because a possible disruption of Ankara's accession talks would be "in no one's interest," the president of the Council of Europe's parliamentary assembly said in Ankara on Thursday.
26 October 2006 [20:02]

UN to discuss GUAM initiative on "frozen conflicts" December 4

The UN General Assembly will discuss "frozen conflicts" in the territory of GUAM on December 4.
26 October 2006 [19:56]

Blocking information in Iran

Iran's clerical regime has ordered Iranian internet service providers to reduce the speed of internet access for homes and internet cafes. So far, businesses have not been affected.
26 October 2006 [19:42]

President Aliyev congratulates Turkmenian counterpart

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent a message of congratulations to President of Turkmenistan Saparmurat Niyazov and the people of his country on the occasion of the national holiday, the Independence Day.
26 October 2006 [19:34]

Delegation of Emergencies Ministry visits Ukraine

The delegation of Azerbaijan led by Minister of Emergencies Kamaladdin Heydarov arrived October 26 on a two-day official visit to Ukraine.
26 October 2006 [19:28]

Elton Guliyev: "I don't know whether I will be lawyer for Farhad Aliyev or Elmar Huseynov"

"Only investigation can determine whom I will defend, if Farhad Aliyev is accused of Elmar Huseynov's murder," Elton Guliyev, the lawyer for former Economic Development Minister Farhad Aliyev said.
26 October 2006 [19:26]

Moldavian Youth Movement supports Azerbaijan Youth Movement measures for settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict

The visit of 19-member delegation headed by Moldavian Deputy Education youth and sport Minister Valentin Krudu is ongoing.
26 October 2006 [19:20]

Prime Minister of Armenia accused as KGB agent by former dissident

A regular spy scandal may emerge in Armenia, as even the country's Prime Minister is accused of espionage, however, this time the accusations are not voiced by the neighbouring country, and comes from the representatives of Armenian opposition.
26 October 2006 [19:16]

NATO Secretary General: "Russia has indispensable role on the regulation of the conflicts"

"Russia"s role in regulation of the conflicts is indispensable," announced NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer at the meeting with Vladimir Putin.
26 October 2006 [12:38]

Armenian Armed Forces fired on Azerbaijani positions

Armenian Armed Forces continues to violate the ceasefire.
26 October 2006 [10:56]

Kazakh envoy interviewed by Azerbaijani TV channel

On occasion of Kazakhstan's Day of Republic Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Azerbaijan Andar Shukputov gave an interview to one of the local independent TV channels Space.
26 October 2006 [10:49]

Georgian Economic Development Minister to visit Azerbaijan

Georgian Economic Development Minister Irakli Chogovadze will visit Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan next week.
26 October 2006 [10:35]

Armenian President visited military units in front territories

Armenian President Robert Kocharyan visited military units in front territories October 23-24.
26 October 2006 [10:31]

New Ambassador of India to Azerbaijan to come next month

Shri B.R. Muthu Kumar new appointed ambassador of India to Azerbaijan will come to Baku next month.
26 October 2006 [01:04]

Finnish PM optimistic EU can avoid breakdown in Turkey membership talks

Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen said Wednesday he was optimistic the European Union would continue membership negotiations with Turkey and avoid a breakdown in talks over the pace of the country's reforms.
25 October 2006 [22:51]

Another group of Georgians deported from Russia

Another group of Georgians, deported from the Russian Federation, has arrived in Georgia via the Georgian-Azerbaijan border checkpoint in Tsiteli Khidi.
25 October 2006 [22:47]

Education Minister meets US Ambassador

Minister of Education Misir Mardanov met with US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Anne Derse, the Ministry said.
25 October 2006 [22:45]

Azerbaijan, Belarus expand bilateral relations

Hijran Huseynova, Chairwoman of the State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems met with Belarus Ambassador to Azerbaijan Nikolay Pastkevich, the State Committee said.
25 October 2006 [20:36]

Russia to spend $500 million to reinforce Caucasus border

An amount of money equivalent to $500 million will be spent on reinforcing the Russian border between the Caspian and the Black Seas to improve security in the Caucasus, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.
25 October 2006 [20:23]

Azeri MPs leave for Portugal

Member of Azerbaijan Parliament Imamverdi Ismayilov has left for Lisbon to partake at 14th session of the European conference of ministers on regional planning (SEMAT), 25 October.
25 October 2006 [20:21]

Polish ambassdor visits Nakhchivan

Ambassador of Poland to Azerbaijan Kshishtof Kreavski and his wife Aldona Kraevskaya will be visiting the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic on 26-28 October, the embassy of Poland in Baku said.
25 October 2006 [20:08]

Azeri MPs' appeal discussed in CE Ministers committee meeting

The 978th meeting of the representatives of ministers was held in the CE Ministers committee.