Politics

28 March 2006 [09:04]

Ombudsman draws up list of Azerbaijanis killed by Armenians in cease-fire

Azerbaijani Human Rights Authority (Ombudsman's Office) appealed to the Defense Ministry in order to draw up the list of Azerbaijanis killed by Armenians in cease-fire period.
28 March 2006 [08:54]

Ukrainians in Azerbaijan voted for "Our Ukraine" alliance

Polling station #3 functioned in the Ukrainian Embassy in Azerbaijan related to the parliamentary elections in Ukraine.
27 March 2006 [17:27]

Romanian Foreign Minister to visit Azerbaijan

Romanian officials will pay a number of visits to Azerbaijan this year.
27 March 2006 [16:55]

6 documents to be reviewed at the next Milli Mejlis meeting

6 documents will be reviewed at the next Milli Mejlis meeting on April 4.
27 March 2006 [16:53]

Visit of Turkish President to Azerbaijan planned for 4-5 April

The visit of Turkish President Ahmad Nejded Sezer to Azerbaijan is planned from 4 to 5 April.
27 March 2006 [16:50]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "Nagorno Karabakh conflict resolution talks have to be continued"

Nagorno Karabakh conflict resolution talks have to be continued.
27 March 2006 [16:47]

OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair Bernard Fasie to visit region

Bernard Fasie, the French co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, is expected to arrive in the South Caucasus region in April.
27 March 2006 [16:44]

President Aliyev: "Azerbaijan won't tolerate interference in its interior affairs"

Azerbaijan's annual development, the natural resources and strengthening of the positions leads to activization of its enemies.
27 March 2006 [16:37]

President Aliyev: "Azerbaijan territorial integrity has to be restored"

Azerbaijan's position on Nagorno Karabakh conflict remains unchanged - territorial integrity of the state has to be restored.
27 March 2006 [14:10]

Armenians broke cease-fire in Gazakh and Tovuz

Armenians violated the ceased-fire in the direction of Azerbaijan’s regions of Gazakh and Tovuz.
27 March 2006 [14:08]

Nizami Jafarov: "Creation of Turk States' Parliamentary Assembly worries Armenia"

Talks on creation of Turk States' Parliamentary Assembly worries Armenia seriously.
27 March 2006 [14:05]

Madat Guliyev fired from chairmanship of Interpol National Bureau

Madat Guliyev, chairman of Interpol National Bureau on Azerbaijan, was dismissed.
27 March 2006 [13:50]

Ukranian Embassy: "'Our Ukraine' bloc leads in Azerbaijan"

'Our Ukraine' bloc is leading according to the poll results on Ukrainian parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan.
27 March 2006 [13:42]

Azerbaijan and Moldova to sign an agreement

Azerbaijan and Moldova will sign an agreement for cooperation in youth politics and sport.
27 March 2006 [03:14]

Conference of Popular Front Party classic wing held

Party changed its name Classic Popular Front Party.
27 March 2006 [02:48]

Two more persons withdrew their candidacy for parliamentary polls

Two more persons registered to participate in reelections withdrew their candidacy.
27 March 2006 [02:21]

Etibar Mammadov to visit Rome on March 29

Azerbaijan National Independence Party (ANIP) leader Etibar Mammadov will visit Rome to join the congress of European People’s Party on March 29.
27 March 2006 [02:19]

ANIP to complete conferences in its 41 organizations

Azerbaijan National Independence Party (ANIP) led by Ayaz Rustamov, continues its conferences in the regional organizations related to preparation to its congress to be held in late April.
26 March 2006 [17:50]

Statement on refugees and IDPs in South Caucasus to be discussed in PACE

Statement on refugees and IDPs in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia included to PACE's spring session.
26 March 2006 [17:24]

Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents may meet again this year

Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia may hold next meeting on regulation of Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno Karabakh conflict in 2006.
26 March 2006 [17:18]

Deputy Foreign Minister left for Canada and the US

Araz Azimov starts a regional visit.
26 March 2006 [13:44]

President Aliyev approved regulations on Battle Flag of MNS Academy

The President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on approval of regulations and image of the battle flag and of the Heydar Aliyev Academy of the Ministry of National Security.
26 March 2006 [13:34]

Savarsh Kocharyan: "Russia made Armenia a polygon of political and economic pressure"

"Because of a policy of obedience pursued by official Yerevan, Armenia has already turned from a fortpost of Russia into its addition."
25 March 2006 [16:31]

General Nejat Eslen: "If Azerbaijan initiates the war, neither the US nor the EU will oppose this step"

Turkish General says that Azerbaijan should solve the Nagorno Karabakh conflict by itself.
25 March 2006 [16:24]

Ballot papers to be ready in May

Ballot papers for the rerun of parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan will be ready several days before the Election Day.
25 March 2006 [16:13]

Democratic Reforms Party denounces political violence in Belarus

Protesters against the results of presidential elections in Belarus were arrested by the law enforcement bodies.
25 March 2006 [16:11]

Peter Semneby: "EU to take a direct part in settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict"

EU special representative for the South Caucasus Peter Semneby made a statement.
25 March 2006 [15:51]

Nizami Bakhmanov: "OSCE mission to investigate destruction of forests in Karabakh"

OSCE Fact Investigation mission will arrive to Karabakh in June to investigate hostage issue.
25 March 2006 [10:19]

President Aliyev congratulated Alexander Lukashenko

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev congratulated Alexander Lukashenko on his re-election to the post of the President of Belarus.
25 March 2006 [10:10]

Refugees and IDPs State Committee Chief Ali Hasanov meets with Italian Ambassador

Deputy Premier, Chairman of the Republic Committee for International Humanitarian Aid, the State Committee on work with Refugees and IDPs, Ali Hasanov, met with Mr. Gian Luigi Masha, Italian Ambassador to Azerbaijan.
25 March 2006 [09:59]

Novruz Mammadov: "Co-chairs do not have any suggestions to conflicting sides at present"

"The Minsk Group co-chairs usually exchange views on the negotiating process over the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, and inform the conflicting sides about their conclusions only in the meeting with either FM or with President," the Head of the President's Office Department of International Relations, Novruz Mammadov stated.
25 March 2006 [00:21]

Tahir Karimov: "No talks on Nagorno Karabakh conflict in Washington"

No talks are planned on the regulation of the Nagorno Karabakh problem in US March 2006, Tahir Karimov, Councellor on political issues of the Azerbaijani Embassy in US, stated.
24 March 2006 [23:43]

Azerbaijan to release Armenian POW

Azerbaijan has repatriated POW Vartan Saakyan to the Armenian side.
24 March 2006 [23:17]

MPs suggested to declare Iranian Ambassador persona non grata

Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Afshar Suleymani shall be expelled from the country, National Front of the Single Azerbaijan party chairman, MP Gudrat Hasanguliyev told at the parliamentary meeting March 24.
24 March 2006 [23:02]

The resident wounded during cease-fire feels better

The state of Anar Husseynov, the resident of the Aghdam region, who was wounded as a result of violation of the cease-fire by Armenians on March 22-23, is satisfactory.
24 March 2006 [14:52]

Azeri MPs to observe parliamentary elections in Ukraine

Azerbaijani parliamentarians arrived at Ukraine to observe upcoming elections on March 26.
24 March 2006 [14:27]

"Refugees and Displaced Persons in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia" on PACE spring session agenda

Declaration on "Refugees and Displaced Persons in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia" was included into Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) spring preliminary session agenda. Project of the given document was prepared by the Latvian reporter of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population, Boriss Cilevics.
24 March 2006 [13:49]

Cease-fire breach in Armenian-Azeri frontline

March 23 the units of the Armenian armed forces dislocated in 0.4km south of Mazamli village of Gazakh District fired from 18:20pm to 18:25pm the positions of the Azerbaijan National Army in the opposite.
24 March 2006 [13:28]

CEC invites foreign partners to observe re-run elections

The Azerbaijan Central Elections Commission (CEC) will invite representatives of CEC from other countries to observe the re-run parliamentary elections on May 13, CEC Vice-Chairman, Swetlana Gasimova stated.
24 March 2006 [11:56]

Al Qaeda recruiting Azeri girls

"The Al Qaeda terror cell is trying to recruit Azeri girls to carry out suicide attacks," the National Security Minister Eldar Mahmudov has said.
24 March 2006 [11:45]

Opposition cites West's "double standard" on Azerbaijan

The opposition has accused the West of a “double standard” against Azerbaijan.
24 March 2006 [11:27]

Afshar Suleymani: "Azerbaijani TV channels banned me"

"Reckless statements cannot harm relations, relations between the two countries will expand and deepen, planned projects will be implemented," Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Afshar Suleymani, said.
24 March 2006 [11:08]

Steven Mann: "Time works against all of us"

"OSCE MG co-chairs consider peace agreement on Nagorno Karabakh conflict in this year in any version as desirable. But in the conclusion, this agreement depends on the conflicting parties," American co-chair Steven Mann told.
24 March 2006 [09:25]

Vardan Oskanian: "Opportunities to settle Karabakh conflict reduced a bit in 2006"

"After the Istanbul meeting on March 20 the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs have not informed of their coming steps yet," Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanian said.
24 March 2006 [09:20]

Kazakhstan to enter the list of 50 competing states

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev made traditional appeal to people on March 1.
23 March 2006 [23:48]

CE Venice Commission organizes roundtable on by-elections in Azerbaijan

"The C? Venice Commission supposes to organize roundtable in Baku soon in relation to the by-elections to the Milli Majlis in Azerbaijan May 13, 2006," Tatyana Myshelova, representative of the Venice Commission Secretariat stated.
23 March 2006 [23:16]

South Caucasus Parliamentary Assembly to meet in Berlin

Meeting of the South Caucasus Parliamentary Assembly originally scheduled for late March has been postponed, a member of the South Caucasus parliamentary assembly (PA) from Azerbaijan, MP Zahid Oruj informed.
23 March 2006 [23:02]

Azeri Ombudsman participated in int'l symposium in Bucharest

The Azerbaijani Ombudsman, Elmira Suleymanova took part in the international symposium on "The Role of Women in the Religious World" that was recently held in Bucharest.
23 March 2006 [22:56]

US International Republican Institute to monitor by-elections in Azerbaijan

The US International Republican Institute (IRI) will participate in the re-run parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan scheduled for May 13, 2006.
23 March 2006 [16:56]

Armenians' ceasefire violation wounded Azerbaijani resident

Armenians, from their positions in the occupied village Yusifjanli of Aghdam region of Azerbaijan, fired on the Afatli village, Aghdam, at about 12.30 today.
23 March 2006 [16:18]

Kazakh Premier to pay a visit to Azerbaijan

Danial Ahmetov, the Kazakh Premier, will pay a visit to Azerbaijan, Andar Shukputov, the Kazakh Ambassador to Azerbaijan, informed.
23 March 2006 [15:43]

Jyoti Svarup Pande: "India interested in purchase of oil through BTC"

India will to purchase Azerbaijani oil through the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, Trend reports quoting Jyoti Svarup Pande, the Indian Ambassador to Azerbaijan, as saying at a news conference in Baku on Thursday.
23 March 2006 [15:29]

Armenian PM: "Talks on Nagorno Karabakh are not at deadlock"

Talks on Karabakh conflict settlement continue, and they have not still reached a deadlock, stated Armenian Prime Minister, leader of the Republican Party Andranik Margaryan, speaking with the press.
23 March 2006 [15:15]

Andar Shukputov: "Kazakhstan waits for Azerbaijan's reply about oil transit"

Kazakhstan waits for Azerbaijan's reply due to signing of agreement on oil transit through the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, Andar Shukputov, the Kazakh Ambassador to Azerbaijan, told press on Thursday.
23 March 2006 [10:53]

Russian MP: "US, EU not seen as impartial Karabakh mediators"

The mediation on settling the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno Karabakh conflict should be undertaken by "a force that is accepted both in Azerbaijan and Armenian as an impartial party" instead, a Russian MP has said.
23 March 2006 [10:44]

Azeri expert predicts fallout from Iran war

An Azeri political analyst has warned against a possible US attack on Iran.
23 March 2006 [10:32]

OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to adopt resolution on Nagorno Karabakh

Resolution on the Nagorno Karabakh settlement will be adopted at the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Summer Session, Armenian Parliament's vice-speaker, Head of the Armenian delegation to the OSCE PA Vaan Ovannisian stated.
23 March 2006 [09:19]

Ilham Aliyev congratulates Pervez Musharraf

The President Ilham Aliyev has sent a congratulation letter to Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on the national holiday of Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Day of Pakistan.
23 March 2006 [08:43]

Peter Semneby: "The EU's main activity to divert the conflict regulation process to right direction"

"The European Union has a wish to take an active part in the conflict settlement in the South Caucasus," EU Special Envoy for the South Caucasus Peter Semneby stated in Georgia.
23 March 2006 [08:39]

WAC accuses Iranian Amb of offending Azerbaijani statehood

The World Azerbaijanis Congress (WAC) today issued a statement denouncing the Iranian Ambassador to Baku Afshar Suleymanis' recent statements related to the 2nd Congress of World Azerbaijanis.
23 March 2006 [01:09]

Foreign Minister met with PACE delegation

In the process of solving Nagorno Karabakh conflict initially IDPs should return to their places said Edward Lintner, deputy chief of CE Parliamentary Assembly Commission on Legal Affairs and Human Rights after the meeting with Elmar Mammadyarov, minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan.
23 March 2006 [00:59]

French Ambassador to Armenia: "Rambouillet doesn't mean end of talks"

"The activities for the conflict settlement will be continued this year," he added.
23 March 2006 [00:55]

Istanbul meeting of Karabakh settlement mediators had working character

Co-chairs of OSCE Minsk Group in Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement still do not comment to the press on the agenda of their negotiations in Istanbul of March 20.
23 March 2006 [00:45]

CEC holds a meeting

A meeting of the Central Electoral Commission of Azerbaijan (CEC) took place on March 22.
23 March 2006 [00:39]

US Ambassador Reno Harnish leaves Azerbaijan

US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Reno Harnish's completes his duties.
22 March 2006 [23:54]

Greeks want Azerbaijan's written commitment on not recognizing Northern Cyprus

Problem caused by the flight from Azerbaijan to Northern Cyprus on June 27 last year has remained unsolved.
22 March 2006 [18:04]

President meets with PACE Vice Chairman on human rights

The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, received delegation headed by the Vice Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on human rights, member of PACE monitoring group, Edward Linthner March 22.
22 March 2006 [17:54]

Azeri Diaspora's policy doesn't aimed at Iranian internal affairs

Some thoughts voiced during the 2nd congress of World Azerbaijanis in relation to Iran can not be the official position of Azerbaijan, Nazim Ibrahimov, the Chair of the State Committee on Azerbaijanis Living Abroad, stated.
22 March 2006 [12:56]

President Aliyev: "Resolution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict through territorial integrity only"

The resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno Karabakh passes through the rehabilitation of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and repatriation of refugees, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stated in his appeal to nation at the ceremonial celebration of Novruz Bayram.
21 March 2006 [20:39]

Sultan of Brunei met with Elmar Mammadyarov

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam on Monday granted an audience to Elmar Mammadyarov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, at Istana Nurul Iman.
21 March 2006 [20:17]

Edward Lintner and Werner Munch met opposition leaders

Edward Lintner, deputy chief of CE Parliamentary Assembly Commission on Legal Affairs and Human Rights and Werner Munch, European Union expert today separately met with opposition leaders.
21 March 2006 [20:13]

Deputy Chair Armenian Parliament: "Growth of anti-Russian sentiments in Armenia is possible"

"After the growth of tariffs for Russian gas pragmatic approaches substituted for empiric pro-Russian sentiments," Armenian Vice-Speaker Vahan Hovhannisyan said.
21 March 2006 [16:41]

OSCE MG Co-Chairs meet in Istanbul

OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs have held regular consultations in Istanbul.
21 March 2006 [14:33]

Turkish Ambassador visited Tovuz region

Tural Morali, ambassador of Turkey to Azerbaijan visited Tovuz's villages on the boarder with Armenia.