Politics

09 August 2008 [10:52]

Sabir Rustamkhanly: "Political situation in Azerbaijan has worsened significantly"

The political situation in Azerbaijan has worsened significantly as compared to previous elections, said chairman of the Civil Solidarity Party MP Sabir Rustamkhanly.
09 August 2008 [10:32]

Boris Berezovski: "It is now clear to all that Dmitri Medvedev is an absolute puppet and Putin's clan continues to control Russia"

Day.Az interview with famous Russian entrepreneur and political figure Boris Berezovki.
09 August 2008 [10:01]

Armenians violate ceasefire in three regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on August 9 again.
09 August 2008 [09:41]

Musavat party: "The UN Security Council should give an adequate reaction to the events in Georgia and support its territorial integrity"

Musavat opposition party has made a statement regarding the events in Georgia.
09 August 2008 [09:00]

Eldar Namazov not to take part in presidential elections in Azerbaijan

Head of the Public Forum "For Azerbaijan" Eldar Namazov rejected participation in the presidential elections, he said personally to Day.Az.
08 August 2008 [17:11]

Hasan Kerimov: "Leaders of Azerbaijani opposition are creating a single coalition"

"Works are carried out for creation of a single coalition of the Azerbaijani opposition leaders, who will not take part in the presidential elections", said deputy chairman of the Azerbaijan Popular Front Party Hasan Kerimov.
08 August 2008 [16:01]

Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry: "Georgia's actions comply with international law"

Azerbaijan recognizes the territorial integrity of Georgia and the conflict should be settled on the basis of this very principle, said spokesman for Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Khazar Ibrahim, commenting on the hostilities in the South Ossetian region of Georgia.
08 August 2008 [14:47]

Communist party of Azerbaijan holds meetings in the regions in connection with upcoming elections

The Communist Party of Azerbaijan is arranging regional meetings in connection with the upcoming presidential elections, said party chairman Rauf Qurbanov.
08 August 2008 [14:31]

President of Azerbaijan congratulates Singapore president on national holiday

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent a letter of congratulations to the head of Singapore Sellapan Ram Natan on the National Day, reports Day.Az with reference to AzerTag.
08 August 2008 [13:36]

President of Azerbaijan takes part in ceremonial reception in Beijing

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev attended a ceremonial reception, arranged on behalf of the chairman of China Xu Tzintao, reports Day.Az with reference to AzerTag.
08 August 2008 [12:25]

President of Azerbaijan ratifies intergovernmental agreements with Ukraine, Turkmenistan, Lithuania

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev issued a decree on ratification of intergovernmental agreements with Ukraine, Turkmenistan and Lithuania, reports Day.Az with reference to AzerTag.
08 August 2008 [12:09]

Khazar Ibrahim: "Azerbaijan is for the resolution of the Georgian-Ossetian crisis in the framework of the territorial integrity of Georgia"

Azerbaijan, as a country, supporting the territorial integrity of Georgia, is for the resolution of the Georgian-Ossetian crisis in these very frames, said spokesman for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Khazar Ibrahim.
08 August 2008 [12:04]

Sabir Rustamkhanly: "Creation of coalitions and unions by the Azerbaijani opposition is not successful"

"Currently we do not intend to join the coalition of the Azerbaijani opposition, of which everyone speaks so much", said chairman of the Civil Solidarity Party Sabir Rustamkhanly.
08 August 2008 [09:57]

Armenian oppositionist: "Armenia's working powers do not care about the international image of the country and pursue their own interests"

"The only external task of Armenian powers today is to conceal their crimes", said representative of opposition Public movement David Shahnazaryan.
08 August 2008 [09:42]

Musavat party to continue mass actions

The meeting committee of the Musavat party, functioning in Azerbaijan, is defining next places for conduction of mass actions, reported head of the central office of the party Arif Hajili.
08 August 2008 [09:36]

Armenians violate ceasefire in seven regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on August 7 and 8 again.
08 August 2008 [09:19]

Yeni Azerbaijan party creates election campaign team

The Yeni Azerbaijan party has established election campaign teams in all regions, said deputy executive secretary of the Yeni Azerbaijan party Mubariz Qurbanly.
07 August 2008 [16:59]

A nurse, an unemployed and a pensioner approved as candidates for presidency in Azerbaijan

The Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan considered and approved six candidates for presidency at its session on Thursday.
07 August 2008 [16:39]

Muasir Musavat party puts off the planned protest in front of the US embassy to Azerbaijan

The Muasir Musavat party will not hold the protest action in front of the US embassy to Azerbaijan on August 8, said party chairman Hafiz Hajiyev.
07 August 2008 [16:06]

Kamil Salimov: "Explosion at BTC caused the greatest damage to Azerbaijan"

Day.Az interview with Kamil Salimov, doctor of law and expert in the sphere of combat with terror.
07 August 2008 [13:50]

Musavat party leader Isa Qambar receives representative of US National Democracy Institute

Musavat party leader Isa Qambar received representative of the National Institute of the US Democracy Arien de Wolff, reports Day.Az with reference to the press service for the party.
07 August 2008 [12:49]

Azerbaijan Socialist Party not to take part in presidential elections

The Temporary Central Executive Committee of the Socialist Party of Azerbaijan held a plenum, reports Day.Az with reference to the press service for the party.
07 August 2008 [11:56]

International Election Observation Network to monitor presidential elections in Azerbaijan

The International election observation network will monitor presidential elections in Azerbaijan to be held on October 15, said a source from the said organization.
07 August 2008 [11:27]

Matthew Bryza again refutes words, spread on his behalf

It is already not funny. It is more like a soap opera, which can be called "The tragedy of a diplomat".
07 August 2008 [11:13]

69-year-old Ujar residents intends to take part in presidential elections and win

69-year-old resident of the Ujar region Shiraslan Gurbanov plans to nominate his candidacy for presidency.
07 August 2008 [10:54]

Azerbaijan buys Israel-made military technique

Azerbaijan has bought Israel-made arms and military supplies, "Voennie vestnik Izrailya" magazine reads, APA reports.
07 August 2008 [10:24]

Ana Veten party implementing program of support of Ilham Aliyev's candidacy at presidential elections

Ana Veten party has nominated Ilham Aliyev's candidate for presidential elections and carrying out due work in this direction, said Zahid Oruj, deputy chairman on political issues of Ana Veten party.
07 August 2008 [10:06]

Armenians violate ceasefire again

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on August 6.
07 August 2008 [09:43]

Sergey Kuznetsov: "CE democratic standards are single for all member-states, therefore, it is unfair to speak of specifics of democracy in any country"

Day.Az interview with Sergey Kuznetsov, expert of the department of elections and referendums of the CE Venice Commission.
07 August 2008 [09:26]

Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline blown up by Kurds

Kurdish PKK terrorist organization undertook responsibility for explosion at Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline section between Erzindjan and Rafahiya near Yurtbashi village at about 23.20 on August 6, reports Turkish Cihan news agency.
01 August 2008 [17:50]

Peter Semneby holds meeting in Azerbaijan's Justice Ministry

EU special representative for South Caucasus Peter Semneby held a meeting in the Justice Ministry of Azerbaijan.
01 August 2008 [17:21]

Meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers held in Moscow - UPDATED

The meeting of Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia Elmar Mamedyarov and Edward Nalbandyan was held in Moscow on Friday.
01 August 2008 [16:09]

Deputy chairman of Armenian Republican Party: "Levon Ter-Petrosyan tried to hurriedly settle the Nagorno Karabakh problem, passing it to Azerbaijan"

It is Levon Ter-Petrosyan, who should be blamed for events, which occurred on March 1 and caused death to people, said deputy chairman of the Armenian Republican party Galust Saakyan.
01 August 2008 [15:49]

Peter Semneby delivers lecture at Diplomatic Academy of Azerbaijan

EU Special Representative for South Caucasus Peter Semneby delivered a lecture in the Diplomatic Academy of Azerbaijan, said a source from the Diplomatic Academy.
01 August 2008 [15:11]

Tereqqi party creates election bloc for support of Ilham Aliyev's candidacy

Tereqqi party is creating an election bloc for support of Ilham Aliyev's candidacy at the presidential elections of Azerbaijan, said Tereqqi party chairman Chingiz Damiroghlu.
01 August 2008 [15:04]

Mass media representatives not to be invited to the session of Yeni Azerbaijan party

It was decided not to invite journalists to the session of Yeni Azerbaijan party, which will be held in Baku on August 2, said the press service for the Yeni Azerbaijan party.
01 August 2008 [14:05]

Unsanctioned picket of Musavat party activists dispersed in Baku - UPDATED

A group of Musavat party activists attempted to hold an unsanctioned protest in front of the Baku mayor's office, reports Day.Az with reference to the press service for the party.
01 August 2008 [13:55]

Activity of monetary transfers systems Western Union and MoneyGram blocked in Azerbaijan

A special resolution of the National bank of Azerbaijan blocked the activity of the Western Union and MoneyGram monetary transfers systems in the country.
01 August 2008 [11:49]

President of Azerbaijan to be nominated as official candidate for presidency

The fourth session of the ruling party Yeni Azerbaijan will nominate the working president and party chairman Ilham Aliyev as a candidate for presidency, reports Novosti-Azerbaijan with reference to the press service for the party.
01 August 2008 [10:38]

Azerbaijani servicemen to take part in trainings on global marine threats in Ankara

Trainings on the use of diving systems will be held in Baku in line with a plan of bilateral cooperation between Azerbaijan and the United States, reports the press service for Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry.
01 August 2008 [09:55]

Armenians violate ceasefire in five regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on August 1.
01 August 2008 [09:05]

Azerbaijani FM meets EU special representative for South Caucasus

Azerbaijan`s Minister of Foreign Affairs Elmar Mammadyarov met Thursday with EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Peter Semneby, press service of the Ministry said.
01 August 2008 [09:02]

President of Azerbaijan offers national day greetings to Swiss counterpart

President Ilham Aliyev has offered greetings to President of the Swiss Confederation Pascal Couchepin on National Day.
31 July 2008 [15:30]

Hafiz Hajiyev: "If each party activist allocates $2, we will be able to hold a good agitation campaign"

The political council of the Muasir Musavat party ratified candidacy of party chairman Hafiz Hajiyev for the presidential elections of Azerbaijan, said party chairman Hafiz Hajiyev personally.
31 July 2008 [14:06]

President of Azerbaijan receives EU special representative on South Caucasus

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received a delegation, led by special representative of the European Union on South Caucasus Peter Semneby, reports Day.Az with reference to the official website of the President of Azerbaijan.
31 July 2008 [13:06]

Azerbaijan’s military helicopters make flights over contact front line

Military helicopters owned by Azerbaijani Armed Forces have made flights over the contact front line today.
31 July 2008 [12:56]

Musavat party's action not sanctioned again

The Baku mayor's office has not sanctioned the action of the Musavat party, functioning in Azerbaijan, said party's head office chairman Arif Hajili.
31 July 2008 [12:50]

Peter Semneby visiting Baku

EU special representative on South Caucasus, ambassador Peter Semneby is having meetings in the government.
31 July 2008 [12:34]

Ambassador of Azerbaijan to US makes clarifications about his statements voiced during hearings on Azerbaijan in the Helsinki Commission

Day.Az news agency has received a letter of Azerbaijan ambassador to US Yashar Aliyev in which he made clarifications about some moments of hearings on Azerbaijan in the Helsinki Commission of the US congress.
31 July 2008 [11:46]

Mubariz Gurbanly: "Statement of Azerbaijani opposition that it is not allocated a place for actions is false"

"Any Azerbaijani citizen or a party has a right to hold meetings, pickets and mass actions", said deputy executive secretary of Yeni Azerbaijan party, MP Mubariz Qurbanly.
31 July 2008 [10:21]

Way of Azerbaijan movement not to take part in presidential elections

The political movement "Way of Azerbaijan" does not intend to create a background for democratic elections in the country, therefore, it does not intend to participation in the presidential elections, reports Day.Az with reference to the press service for the movement.
31 July 2008 [10:09]

Armenians violate ceasefire in four regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on July 30 and 31.
31 July 2008 [09:59]

Iranian Foreign Minister lists Azerbaijan among key countries of the region

The 15th conference of Foreign Ministers of the member-states of Non-Aligned movement (NAM) opened in Tehran.
31 July 2008 [09:47]

Special representative of OSCE chairman: "Azerbaijani authorities wish to hold much better elections"

Everyone should realize that the main task of the OSCE is assessment of the conducted elections, said special representative of the OSCE chairman-in-office Heikki Talvitie at a press conference by results of the visit to Azerbaijan.
31 July 2008 [09:30]

Special representative of OSCE chairman: "Nagorno Karabakh status should be defined in the framework of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan"

"We consider that Nagorno Karabakh conflict should be settled in the framework of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan", said special representative of the OSCE chairman-in-office Heikki Talvitie at a press conference by results of the visit to Azerbaijan.
31 July 2008 [09:25]

Yeni Azerbaijan party selects observers for presidential elections

The Yeni Azerbaijan party has selected observers for the presidential elections, said deputy executive secretary of the party, MP Mubariz Qurbanly.
31 July 2008 [09:03]

Armenian Foreign Ministry: "Armenia is ready to continue talks on the resolution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict on the basis of Madrid proposals"

Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan Edward Nalbandyan and Elmar Mamedyarov will meet in Moscow on August 1, said Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandyan at a press conference Wednesday.
30 July 2008 [17:53]

Elnur Aslanov: "Some aspects of democratic development of Azerbaijan, voiced at the hearings in the Helsinki commission are not true"

Day.Az interview with Elnur Aslanov, chief of department of political analysis and information supply under Azerbaijan's Presidential administration.
30 July 2008 [14:25]

Sardar Jalaloghlu: "International organizations do not show interest in presidential elections of Azerbaijan"

The Democratic Party of Azerbaijan will hold a session of Supreme Medjlis to define the format of participation of the political structure in the presidential elections on August 2, said party chairman Sardar Jalaloghlu.
30 July 2008 [13:48]

Issue of former economic development minister of Azerbaijan raised at Helsinki commission hearings

US congressman Butterfield, senators Benjamin Cardin and Richard Burr spoke of the reasons of the arrest of former Economic Development Minister Farhad Aliyev at the hearings on Azerbaijan in the Helsinki Commission of the US Congress.
30 July 2008 [13:31]

Avaz Temirkhan: "OSCE has not justified Azerbaijan's trust to this international organization in any issue"

Special representative of OSCE chairman-in-office Heikki Talvitie should have known the situation in Azerbaijan, said acting chairman of the Liberal Party of Azerbaijan Avaz Temirkhan commenting on the recent meeting with the OSCE special representative.
30 July 2008 [12:30]

US works to bring the level of cooperation with Azerbaijan in the democracy issues to the level of cooperation in the sphere of energy and security

Azerbaijan is a friend to the United States and both countries cooperate in several important spheres, said representative of US Department of State David Kraemer during the hearings on Azerbaijan in the Helsinki commission of the US congress.
30 July 2008 [12:06]

CIS to send missions to observe elections in Azerbaijan

CIS Executive Committee will send initial mission to Azerbaijan after the government invites CIS to observe the presidential elections, CIS Executive Committee told APA.