Politics

09 January 2007 [23:02]

Iran will never abandon nuclear work - Khamenei

Iran's highest authority, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Monday Tehran would never yield to international pressure to deprive it of its right to nuclear technology, state radio said.
09 January 2007 [22:59]

Israel denies Iran nuke claim

The Israeli government has "completely denied" reports published in the Sunday Times claiming that Israel is preparing an imminent attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.
09 January 2007 [21:48]

President Aliyev congratulates Daniel Ortega

President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, sent a message to Daniel Ortega Saavedra to congratulate him on election as President of Nicaragua.
09 January 2007 [21:36]

OSCE's report on arsons committed by Armenian in Azerbaijani territories to be discussed in UN

OSCE's report on the arsons committed by Armenians in the occupied Azerbaijani territories will be discussed in UN till April 30, Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanian told the journalists in the press conference held in Yerevan.
09 January 2007 [21:35]

MNS says Farhad Aliyev is well

"Farhad Aliyev feels fine. I've stated not once that this issue is deliberately brought up. Farhad Aliyev underwent laboratory examination by expert commission composed of 12 specialists in December last year. The result of the examination proved that Farhad Aliyev is practically healthy," said Arif Babayev, Ministry of National Security social relations department chief.
09 January 2007 [21:33]

Personnel changes in Nakhchivan

NAR National Assembly chief Vasif Talibov decreed to dismiss National Bank Management Board chief Vugar Rahimov.
09 January 2007 [21:06]

Tahir Tagizadeh to be appointed as Ambassador to Czech Republic

Tahir Tagizadeh is expected to be appointed Azerbaijani Ambassador to Czechia. His agrement has already been presented.
09 January 2007 [21:02]

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to visit region

Year 2006 fell to the history as rise-fall-rise in the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict, stated the OSCE Minsk Group American co-chair Matthew Bryza.
09 January 2007 [20:57]

Azeri, Turkish Interior Ministers discuss establishment of Police Radio

Azerbaijani Interior Minister Ramil Usubov is on official visit to Turkey at Turkish Interior Minister Abdulgadir Aksu's invitation.
09 January 2007 [17:37]

Leo Platvoet: "Preliminary variant of report on missing persons in South Caucasus is ready"

"Preliminary variant of the report on the missing persons in the South Caucasus is ready. This variant will be discussed in the assembly of the CE Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population," said Leo Platvoet, PACE Rapporteur on the Missing Persons in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
09 January 2007 [14:47]

Azerbaijani and Armenian FMs to meet in Moscow, Jan.23

Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers Elmar Mammadyarov and Vardan Oskanyan will meet in Moscow January 23, Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan told at the press conference.
09 January 2007 [14:42]

Serdar Jalaoglu's claim to be considered in European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights will consider the case #34445-04 on the claim of the first deputy chief of the Azerbaijan Democrat Party Serdar Jalaloglu against Azerbaijani government, representative of the European Court of Human Rights Emma Helger told.
09 January 2007 [14:34]

Azerbaijani servicemen participated in 479 NATO events last year

Azerbaijani Armed Forces servicemen participated in 479 NATO events within bilateral cooperation and NATO's Partnership for Peace Program last year.
09 January 2007 [14:33]

Representatives of ICRC met four times with Samir Mammedov and twice with Eldeniz Nuriyev

Representatives of International Committee of Red Cross in Armenia have met four times with Azerbaijani soldier Samir Mammedov captivated on December 24 up to now.
09 January 2007 [14:16]

Interior Minister visits Turkey

In the frame of visit, Ramil Usubov will meet with the Prime Minister of Turkey Rajab Tayyip Erdogan and Interior Minister Abdulgadir Aksu.
09 January 2007 [11:25]

Int'l conference on economical and social results of opening of Armenian-Turkish borders to be held in Yerevan

International conference on economical and social results of opening of Armenian-Turkish borders will be held in Yerevan on January 13-14.
09 January 2007 [11:22]

Date and place of OSCE trio foreign ministers meeting changed

Date and place of OSCE trio foreign ministers meeting has been changed.
09 January 2007 [11:19]

Newly-appointed Norwegian ambassador arrives in Azerbaijan

Newly-appointed Norwegian ambassador to Azerbaijan Johan Ramberg arrived in Baku.
09 January 2007 [11:19]

Azerbaijani Interior Ministry Offices to be opened in Ukraine and Kazakhstan

Azerbaijani Interior Ministry Offices will be opened in Ukraine and Kazakhstan in a few days.
09 January 2007 [11:18]

Miklos Haraszti to visit Azerbaijan in 2007

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Miklos Haraszti will visit Baku.
09 January 2007 [11:11]

Draft law on alleged "Armenian genocide" to be presented to U.S House of Representatives

Draft law on alleged "Armenian genocide" which considers the recognition of the genocide will be presented to the House of Representatives soon, the member of House of Representatives Adam Shiff said.
09 January 2007 [11:09]

Head coach of Azeri national free wrestling team dies

Khosrov Jafarov, head coach of Azerbaijan national team of free wrestling, 60, died.
09 January 2007 [11:07]

Azerbaijan to send delegation to Russia

Mass deportation of Azerbaijani citizens has not taken place in connection with the application of the law "On migration" in the Russian Federation.
09 January 2007 [11:05]

Initiative Group "For Azerbaijan" to hold forum on "National choice"

Initiative Group "For Azerbaijan" will hold forum on the theme of "National choice" without YAP's participation, the member of the Initiative Group.
09 January 2007 [11:03]

Issue on Azerbaijan to be discussed in PACE Monitoring Committee

Issue on Azerbaijan will be extraordinarily discussed in the session of the PACE Monitoring Committee to be held in January.
09 January 2007 [10:21]

KLO made statement on Armenia's arsenal rise

Karabakh Liberation Organization made statement on Armenia's violence to the international law and rise of its arsenal.
09 January 2007 [00:11]

EurasiaNet: "Still no public results from coup investigation"

As the deadline draws closer for putting on trial two former ministers suspected of plotting a coup against Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, human rights activists and international observers are calling for state investigators to release evidence to support the allegations.
09 January 2007 [00:07]

The South Caucasus countries and the ENP: Three different paths to Europe?

After their inclusion in the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) was initially rejected in a footnote in the European Commission document "Communication on the Wider Europe" of 2003, the three South Caucasus countries are finally part of a group of the EU's neighbours, which are set to benefit from privileged relationships with the European Union (EU). While the three ENP Action Plans were released on the 14th of November 2006, what can Tbilisi, Baku and Yerevan now expect from the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP)?
08 January 2007 [23:22]

0.005% of UN budget to be formed at the expense of Azerbaijan's membership fees

0.005% of the UN budget will be provided by Azerbaijan.
08 January 2007 [17:44]

PACE to discuss process of Armenia's fulfilling commitments

A report on Armenia's fulfilling commitments will be heard during the winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe January 22-26, said head of the Armenian delegation to PACE Tigran Torosian.
08 January 2007 [17:14]

Azerbaijan enlists Turkish general to improve its military

Azerbaijan has launched a project to elevate its military to NATO standards and is planning to take important steps in 2007 to accomplish this goal.
08 January 2007 [17:09]

Main activity priorities of Azerbaijani political parties in 2007

Political parties functioning in Azerbaijan have defined the main priorities of their activity in 2007.
08 January 2007 [17:02]

Newspaper in Dagestan propagandize against Azerbaijan

Newspaper Chernovik published in Dagestan continues critical articles against Azerbaijan.
08 January 2007 [15:34]

OSCE Chairman-in-Office to visit Azerbaijan late February

OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Foreign Minister of Spain Miguel Angel Moratinos is expected to visit Azerbaijan late February, OSCE Spokesperson Martin Nesirky told.
08 January 2007 [15:29]

Andrzey Kasprzyk changes field assistant in Azerbaijani Office

Personal representative of OSCE Chairman-in-office Andrzey Kasprzyk has changed one of the field assistants in Azerbaijani Office.
08 January 2007 [14:22]

OSCE work out report on arson in occupied territories of Azerbaijan

OSCE mission has already worked out a report on large scale arson in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.
08 January 2007 [13:19]

Israeli Military Air Forces plan nuclear strike on Iran

Israel plans strike on Natanz uranium enrichment center, heavy water reactor at Arak and uranium conversion facility near Isfahan.
07 January 2007 [21:29]

Current geostrategy in the South Caucasus

In recent months, relations between Georgia and Russia have deteriorated. The clash between these two states is only a symptom of the broader strategic positioning of the West and Russia in and around the South Caucasus. In this scenario, at regional and global levels, countries and organizations are involved in a struggle for power and energy security. Considering these two issues, what is the current situation in the South Caucasus and what can be expected in the future?
07 January 2007 [02:13]

Iran reformists slam government's nuclear policy

Iranian reformist parliamentarians on Saturday blamed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government for failing to prevent United Nations sanctions.
06 January 2007 [13:40]

Deputy FM holds talks in Morocco

In the frame of consultations between the foreign ministries of two countries, Khalaf Khalafov, Deputy Foreign Minister, has visited Morocco.
06 January 2007 [00:18]

Iran to celebrate N. Victory soon

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that his country will soon celebrate final victory in the nuclear issue, stressing that the Iranian nation will not withdraw even an inch from its righteous stances.
05 January 2007 [15:31]

China urges Iran to return to nuclear talks

China says it has urged Iran to return to negotiations to resolve international concerns over its nuclear program.
05 January 2007 [15:20]

Turkish prime minister says U.S. not helping Turkey counter Kurdish rebels

The Turkish prime minister accused the United States on Wednesday of not living up to a pledge to help counter autonomy-seeking Kurdish rebels, despite the appointment of a special envoy to address the threat guerrillas pose to Turkey, a news report said.
05 January 2007 [15:09]

No Pak visas for Azerbaijan nationals without clearance

Pakistan government has decided to stop issuance of visas to citizens of Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan without clearance from its intelligence agencies.
05 January 2007 [01:48]

Iraq identifies guards who filmed Saddam

Investigators have identified two guards who illicitly filmed Saddam Hussein's execution, an official said today, as the Iraqi Government sought to dampen growing outrage from Sunni Arabs over the unruly hanging.
05 January 2007 [00:02]

Institute for War & Peace Reporting: "Armenia: Potato Democracy"

Armenia is due to hold parliamentary elections this spring and political parties have already begun a series of public relations activities that they describe as "charity" but their opponents say amounts to buying votes.
04 January 2007 [22:09]

Iran makes more raw material for nuclear fuel

Iran's top nuclear official said on Thursday that U.N. sanctions would not restrict its atomic programme, and that it was continuing to amass the raw material for uranium enrichment.
04 January 2007 [22:00]

Representatives of ICRC visit Azeri prisoner in Karabakh

On Wednesday the representatives of the International Committee Red Cross (ICRC) visited the Azerbaijani war prisoner Eldaniz Nuriyev.
04 January 2007 [21:50]

Reporters Without Borders: "Azeri reporter with opposition daily beaten and stabbed outside his home"

Reporters Without Borders on Thursday condemned a brutal attack on Nijat Huseynov of the leading opposition daily Azadlig, who was beaten and stabbed by four assailants as he was leaving his home to go to work in Baku on 25 December. He had recently received anonymous telephone threats about his reporting.
04 January 2007 [14:15]

Turkey offers to mediate in Lebanon political crisis

Turkey's prime minister warned that growing sectarian tensions in Lebanon will affect the entire Middle East if left unchecked and offered to mediate in the political crisis if asked by rival factions.
03 January 2007 [12:28]

Delegation of Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society visits Poland

The delegation of the Red Crescent Society of Azerbaijan led by its President, Milli Majlis deputy Novruz Aslan visited Poland at the invitation of this country's Red Cross.
02 January 2007 [23:08]

Neutral Turkmenistan presents security dilemma in Caspian

On December 26 Gurbanguly Berdimukhamedov, Turkmenistan's acting president, was shown on national television conducting meetings of the State Security Council and Cabinet of Ministers.
02 January 2007 [20:56]

Saddam hanging nearly halted over jeers: prosecutor

A senior Iraqi court official nearly halted Saddam Hussein's execution when supporters of a radical Shi'ite cleric and militia leader taunted the former president as he stood on the gallows.
02 January 2007 [15:47]

President Aliyev extends an invitation to Muammar al-Kadafi

The Leader of the Revolution Muammar al-Kadafi has received a letter from President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev in which he extended an invitation to the Leader of the Revolution to visit Azerbaijan.
02 January 2007 [12:01]

Press service of President reports

02 January 2007 [01:20]

Israeli general suggests to use Azerbaijan's airbases in strike against Iran

In a stark statement published on Saturday Brigadier General Oded Tira observed, "President Bush lacks the political power to attack Iran. As an American strike in Iran is essential for our existence, we must help him pave the way by lobbying the Democratic Party (which is conducting itself foolishly) and US newspaper editors. We need to do this in order to turn the Iranian issue to a bipartisan one and unrelated to the Iraq failure."
01 January 2007 [17:38]

Iran cleric warns the West over atomic pressure

Iran will never give up its nuclear program and unfair treatment of the country over its atomic work will have consequences for the West and the Middle East, powerful cleric Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Sunday.
01 January 2007 [17:31]

In Turkey, questioning Ataturk lands liberal academic in trouble

When Atilla Yayla, a professor of political science, questioned the legacy of the revered founder of modern Turkey, nationalists called him a traitor and his university suspended him. He could not eat or sleep for days.
01 January 2007 [17:26]

Spain to take over OSCE Chairmanship on 1 January

Spain will take over the OSCE Chairmanship from Belgium on 1 January, with the Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Co-operation, Miguel Angel Moratinos, succeeding his Belgian counterpart, Karel De Gucht, as Chairman-in-Office.
01 January 2007 [17:09]

Man detained in connection with alleged coup plot probe in Armenia

Security officers in Armenia have detained a man in connection with an alleged coup plot by opposition activists, officials said Friday.
01 January 2007 [17:04]

Russia agrees with Serbia's arms sale to Armenia, Serb president says

Serbia has secured Russia's consent to proceed with a planned arms deal with Armenia, defusing earlier objections from Moscow that caused upheaval at a Serbian weapons manufacturer, the president said Friday.
30 December 2006 [17:00]

Foreign Affairs Ministry released annual report

Constantly consolidating its international reputation and position in the region in 2006, Azerbaijan has activated its foreign policy notably.
30 December 2006 [12:49]

Turkish ambassador holds farewell meeting with media

Turkish ambassador Turan Morali held a farewell meeting with media on finishing his diplomatic mission in Azerbaijan.
30 December 2006 [11:47]

Iranian Ambassador: "Azerbaijanis rule Iran"

"Azerbaijanis rule Iran. The information about the violation of rights is the result of the propaganda of external forces," Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Efshar Suleimani told the journalists.
30 December 2006 [11:45]

Ahmadinejad to visit Azerbaijan in 2007

Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad is expected to pay official visit to Azerbaijan.
30 December 2006 [11:43]

NATO officials expected to pay continuous visits to Azerbaijan in 2007

Political and military officers of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly are expected to pay continuous visits to Azerbaijan during 2007, the member of the delegation of the parliament to NATO Parliamentary Assembly Zahid Oruj said.
30 December 2006 [11:42]

154 laws, 21 decision adopted in Milli Majlis this year

34 meetings of Milli Majlis were held in 2006, Parliament's Speaker Ogtay Asadov announced this statistics in the last sitting of autumn session of Parliament.
30 December 2006 [11:41]

No meeting of Milli Majlis Disciplinary Commission held in 2006

Milli Majlis Disciplinary Commission did not hold its meeting during 2006, said the chief of the commission Agajan Abiyev.
30 December 2006 [11:28]

Saddam Hussein executed at dawn

Saddam Hussein was hanged for crimes against humanity at dawn on Saturday, a dramatic, violent end for a leader who ruled Iraq by fear for three decades before he was toppled by a U.S. invasion four years ago.
29 December 2006 [17:59]

ICRC representatives meet with captured Azerbaijani soldier

The representatives of International Committee of Red Cross Armenia Office visited the Azerbaijani Soldier Samir Mammadov Nazim who was captured by Armenians on December 24.
29 December 2006 [14:50]

Robin Seaword: "I believe in government-opposition dialogue"

"OSCE is ready to mediate among political forces, especially to organize government-opposition dialogue," Robin Seaword, Head of the OSCE Office in Baku, told journalists.
29 December 2006 [13:25]

OSCE Baku Office new chief appointed

New chief of OSCE Baku Office was appointed, acting-chief of OSCE Baku Office Robin Siword told the journalists.
29 December 2006 [13:02]

Violation of cease-fire by Armenians wounded Azerbaijani solider

Armenian Armed Forces broke the cease-fire at the occupied territory of Seysilan village, the region of Terter at 17:45 Dec 28.