Politics

20 January 2006 [19:47]

Shi'ites seal power, Baghdad in security clampdown

Iraq's Shi'ite Islamists were confirmed in power by election results on Friday that gave them a near-majority and paved the way for negotiations to begin on a national unity government promoted by the United States.
20 January 2006 [19:29]

EU warns Serbia over Mladic hunt

The EU has warned Serbia that moves towards eventual EU membership may be halted if Belgrade fails to hand over top war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic.
20 January 2006 [17:50]

Azeri FM visits Strasbourg

Foreign Minister, Elmar Mammadyarov, is current on a two-day visit to Strasbourg, France, said Tahir Tagizade, the head of the Information and Press Department of the Ministry.
20 January 2006 [17:46]

Azerbaijan-Russia relationships are in right way of development - Azeri Deputy Speaker assures

Valeh Aleskerov speaks about bilateral relations to Russian mass-media
20 January 2006 [17:38]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "The round of talks held in London on the peaceable resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh was not easy"

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov was commenting on the two-day consultations held in London with the Armenian FM, Vardan Oskanian and the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs.
20 January 2006 [17:28]

Azeri president issues decree on upgrade of legal system

Azerbaijani President signed a decree on upgrade of legal system in Azerbaijan and the application of the law on injection of changes and supplements in some legislative acts in Azerbaijan.
20 January 2006 [17:14]

Azeri politician slams U.S. for "sacrificing democracy"

"America is sacrificing democracy for the sake of its economic and energy interests," an Azeri politician has said.
20 January 2006 [17:06]

Azerbaijani, Armenian Presidents probable to meet in Paris

A meeting of the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia might be held in Paris on 10 February 2006, the Russian daily "Vremya Novostey" writes.
20 January 2006 [16:30]

Azerbaijan, Armenia wrap up London talks on Karabakh

Azerbaijan and Armenia have completed another round of talks on settling the long-standing conflict over Nagorno Karabakh.
20 January 2006 [03:53]

Representatives of Azerbaijan Armed Forces attend NATO events

"Partnership for Peace Program" conference will be held in Oberammergau (Germany) on 19-20 January and a course "European Security Sciences" in Garmish Partinkirchen (Germany) from January 20 till 13 April in the framework of "Partnership for Peace Program" of NATO.
20 January 2006 [03:32]

Defense Minister of Russia Sergei Ivanov to visit Azerbaijan

Defense Minister of Russia Sergei Ivanov is expected to pay a visit to Azerbaijan on 23-25 January.
20 January 2006 [03:19]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "London negotiations are extensive and intensive"

The negotiations started yesterday between Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers Elmar Mammadyarov and Vardan Oskanian in London continued today.
20 January 2006 [02:36]

Seyran Ohanian: "Fate of Nagorno Karabakh can't be solved without participation of Karabakh Armenians"

"It is impossible to speak of complete resolution of the conflict at present,"- head of the armed gang of separatist regime of the occupied lands of Azerbaijan Seyran Ohanian claimed.
20 January 2006 [02:24]

Ukrainian new Ambassador Stepan Volkovetski to arrive Baku on January 21

Newly appointed Ambassador of Ukraine to Azerbaijan Stepan Volkovetski will arrive Baku on January 21.
20 January 2006 [01:35]

Novruz Mammadov: "The main thing for us is that Armenians agree to the solution of the conflict in the framework of territorial integrity of Azerbaijan"

"The meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers in London aims to prepare the meeting of the Presidents, to discuss some issues concerning the meeting of the heads of state, fix the place and date of the meeting," - Novruz Mammadov, director of department for international relations of President's Office.
20 January 2006 [00:43]

Iran threatens oil crisis in nuclear standoff

Iran warned of a world oil crisis if sanctions are imposed over its nuclear program even as the United States and Europe struggled to get support for UN Security Council action.
20 January 2006 [00:35]

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice: "US moves diplomats out of Europe"

The US is to reduce the number of its diplomats posted to Europe, and will send more to other countries, including China, India, Nigeria and Lebanon.
20 January 2006 [00:26]

"Bin Laden tape" warns of attacks

Arabic TV station al-Jazeera has broadcast an audio tape it says is by the al-Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden.
20 January 2006 [00:05]

Human Rights Watch criticizes Azerbaijan in its Annual Report

The annual report of the U.S. nonprofit organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticized Azerbaijan.
20 January 2006 [00:00]

Azeri, Armenian Foreign Ministers hold talks on Karabakh

Azerbaijan and Armenia held another round of talks on settling the long-standing Upper Garabagh conflict in London on Wednesday.
19 January 2006 [23:42]

Asim Mollazade expelled from Azerbaijani delegation to PACE

The composition of the Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation to the Council of Europe, which will attend the PACE winter session from January 23 to 27, was approved yesterday.
19 January 2006 [23:30]

Safar Abiyev: "?rmenia does not give up its aggressor's claims by pursuing destructive policy"

"?rmenia does not give up its agressor’s claims by pursuing the destructive policy," the Azerbaijan Defense Minister Safar Abiyev said in a statement on 19 January 2006 during the meeting with the Deputy Commander of the Headquarters of the U.S. European Command General Charles F. "Chuck" Wald.
19 January 2006 [23:14]

President of Azerbaijan received Deputy Commander of the Headquarters of the U.S. European Command

President Aliyev and General Wald discussed ANAMA activities
19 January 2006 [13:47]

Promising milestones appear in Nagorno Karabakh resolution process, Russian FM assures

Sergey Lavrov welcomes the OSCE Minsk Group proposal for the Azerbaijan and Armenia Presidents early meeting.
19 January 2006 [04:49]

Huseyn Mammadov: "Rumors that Azerbaijan has trade links with Armenia are nonsense"

"A statement of the chair of the Customs Committee of Armenia about existence of trade links between Azerbaijan and Armenia is nothing but nonsense".
19 January 2006 [04:10]

International Crisis Group: "War might break out in Karabakh at any time"

"The International Crisis Group expects Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents to achieve concrete results in their meeting due to in February" - Vise-president of the International Crisis Group Alain Deletroz issued this statement.
19 January 2006 [02:48]

Armenian serviceman repatriated

One Armenian prisoner of war previously detained in Azerbaijan was repatriated under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
19 January 2006 [02:19]

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: "We should be anxious for the nuclear arsenal that some western countries possess"

Press service of Iranian embassy in Azerbaijan spread the statement concerning peaceful nuclear program of the country issued by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at press conference on January 14.
19 January 2006 [02:13]

Defense Minister of Russia Sergey Ivanov to visit Armenia

Defense Minister of Russia Sergey Ivanov will pay an official visit to Armenia on January 25.
18 January 2006 [22:02]

Head of Federal Security Service of Russian Federation satisfied with cooperation with special services of foreign states

The head of Russian Federal Security Service (FSS) Nikolay Patrushev in the interview to the "Russian", has expressed satisfaction with cooperation of special services of the foreign states, including Azerbaijan's.
18 January 2006 [21:24]

Samed Seyidov: "Members of the Azeri panel to participate in PACE winter session have been determined"

The members of the Azeri Panel to participate in the winter Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) have been determined.
18 January 2006 [18:03]

"The United States allocated $17m for program on mine clearing of Azerbaijani territories over last 7 years," Jonathan Henick

"The U.S. government allocated $17m for the program on mine clearing of the Azerbaijani territories over the last 7 years," Jonathan Henick, the spokesman of the U.S. embassy in Azerbaijan, told.
18 January 2006 [14:47]

Deputy FM represents Azerbaijan in burial ceremony of Emir of Kuwait

Vagif Sadikhov, the Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister, is representing Azerbaijan in a burial ceremony of the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah.
18 January 2006 [14:26]

Deputy commander of U.S. European command visits Azerbaijan

General Charles F. "Chuck" Wald, the Deputy Commander of the Headquarters of the U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany, arrived in Azerbaijan on Wednesday for meetings and discussions at the Ministry of Defense.
18 January 2006 [14:24]

Ceasefire breach fixed in frontline

Ceasefire breach was fixed in the Armenian-Azerbaijani frontline on Tuesday.
18 January 2006 [14:15]

Turkish premier receives a delegation of ruling party of Azerbaijan

On Tuesday the Turkish prime minister Rejep Tayyub Erdogan received a delegation of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party headed by Ali Ahmadov, the Executive Secretary of the party, who is currently visiting Ankara at the invitation of the ruling party of Turkey – the Party of Justice and Development.
18 January 2006 [04:26]

Representations of Ministry of Economic Development to be opened in our embassies in foreign states

Works concerning establishment of the representations of the Ministry of Economic Development in embassies of Azerbaijan in the foreign states have been started.
18 January 2006 [04:05]

Lala Shovkhat appeals to the CEC on refusing her deputy mandate

Leader of Azerbaijan National Union Movement (ANUM), elected candidate from Yasamal ConEC 3 #17 Lala Shovkhat Hajiyeva made her step on refusing the deputy mandate official.
18 January 2006 [03:50]

OSCE not to complete its report on the parliamentary elections until winter session of PACE

The report on the 6 November parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan drawn up by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) located in Warsaw, capital of Poland will be announced in several weeks.
18 January 2006 [03:15]

Igor Kizima: "Ukraine wants Yushchenko to visit Azerbaijan in the first quarter of this year"

"Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko is going to pay an official visit to Azerbaijan. This visit is of great importance for both Ukraine and Azerbaijan" Ukrainian charge d'affaires in Azerbaijan Igor Kizima told.
18 January 2006 [02:52]

Arkadi Gukasyan: "Our main goal is the independence and liberty of Karabakh"

"Everybody should try for quick resolution of Nagorno Karabakh Conflict. Because martial law continues on the frontline and young people are killed".
18 January 2006 [02:16]

Azerbaijani delegation not to meet until winter session of PACE

The newly formed delegation of Milli Majlis will attend the winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe due on 23 January.
18 January 2006 [02:12]

Elmar Mammadyarov leaves for London to participate in talks on solution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict tonight

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, deputy minister, special representative of the president on regulation of Nagorno Karabakh conflict Araz Azimov are leaving for London, the capital of Great Britain, tonight.
18 January 2006 [01:58]

President to end his leave by 20 January

President Ilham Aliyev who started his leave in early days of the New Year will end it by 20 January.
17 January 2006 [22:17]

Ambassador calls Azeri, Iranian media to avoid issues "sowing seed of discord"

Azeri Ambassador to Tehran Abbasali Hassanov said here Tuesday that the media of both countries should make effort to develop close bonds between the two nations by not giving coverage to issues likely to sow the seed of discord.
17 January 2006 [22:11]

Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry announces start of recruiting season

Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan announced competition for new job positions.
17 January 2006 [21:57]

Minister of Finance visits India

Delegation led by Avaz Alakbarov held fruitful meetings in New Dehli.
17 January 2006 [21:48]

Ramil Safarov's trial starts in Hungury

First trial in Ramil Safarov's second case held in Budapest.
17 January 2006 [18:01]

Redjeb Tayyib Erdogan: "Ankara deeply interested in territorial integrity of neighboring countries"

The Turkish foreign policy is aimed at "acquiring friends among adjacent states. Ankara is deeply interested in the territorial integrity of the neighboring countries," the Turkish Prime Minister Redjep Tayyib Erdogan said in a statement on 17 January 2006.
17 January 2006 [15:07]

Azeri vice speaker to take part in celebration of 10th anniversary of Kazakh Parliament

Valeh Alaskarov, the Deputy Chairman of Milli Majlis will participate in the celebration of 10th anniversary of the Kazakh parliament.
17 January 2006 [13:53]

Novruz Mammadov: "OSCE hopes for the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict"

OSCE chairman-in-office Karel de Gucht to hold exchange of opinions on Nagorno Karabakh conflict in Baku.
17 January 2006 [11:43]

Opposition party to mull participation in Parliament sessions

The opposition Musavat Party executives next month will discuss the participation of the party members, who gained deputy mandates at the November 6 parliament poll, in the work of the Milli Majlis.
17 January 2006 [06:13]

Iran not to fear economic embargo

European countries offer imposing of economic sanctions on Iran for its conducting nuclear researches.
17 January 2006 [05:14]

YAP delegation visits Turkey on the invitation of JDP

Delegation of Yeni Azerbaijan Party led by executive secretary Ali Ahmadov left for Turkey on the invitation of incumbent Justice and Development Party of Turkey (JDP).
17 January 2006 [04:54]

300 candidates gained less than 3% were taken to court

300 candidates gained less than 3% in recent parliamentary elections have been taken to court because of not having repaid the money they got from the state budget.
17 January 2006 [04:38]

24 citizens take signature sheets to join re-elections

24 citizens have taken signature sheets from Constituency Election Commissions in order to join reelections yet.
17 January 2006 [04:30]

European Union: “New opportunities have appeared for a successful outcome over Nagorno Karabakh and Southern Osetiya conflicts”

European Union (EU) supports the statement of the new OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Belgian Foreign Minister Karel De Gucht on attempts will continue for solving the conflicts.
16 January 2006 [21:33]

Russia, Azerbaijan: Parliaments to expand relations

Vice-chairman of Milli Majlis Valeh Alaskarov on January 10-15 has visited Moscow and held working meetings at the Federation Council of Federal Assembly of Russia and the State Duma.
16 January 2006 [21:14]

Official visit of Iranian speaker to Azerbaijan under determination

"Azerbaijani-Iranian diplomatic channels determine new date of the official visit of Gulamali Haddad Adil, the chairman of the Iranian Parliament, to Azerbaijan," said Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Afshar Suleymani.
16 January 2006 [21:08]

Siyavush Novruzov: "Armenians has eased their radical approach to NK problem"

"Yet the Armenian side also perceives inevitableness of Nagorno Karabakh problem’s resolution", said Siyavush Novruzov, who returned back from the meeting of the Parliament Initiative Group of the Southern Caucasus, held in Georgia.
16 January 2006 [21:01]

President Aliyev declared politician of year in CIS & Baltic countries

Ilham Aliyev, the Azerbaijani President, was declared the laureate of the international elite platinum Grand Prix "Caspian Energy Integration Award-2006" in the main nomination "The Politician of Year in CIS And Baltic Countries".
16 January 2006 [20:55]

Sabina Freizer: "ICG is preparing a report on EU’s involvement in conflicts around Southern Caucasus"

There is changes in the policy of the official Yerevan after Prague Process on regulation of Nagorno Karabakh conflict launched, said Sabina Fraizer, special representative of the International Crisis Group on the Southern Caucasus.
16 January 2006 [20:47]

Yuri Merzlyakov: "Draft Agreement on Nagorno Karabakh conflict will not be discussed at London meeting"

As Trend reports, the draft agreement on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict will not be discussed at the London meeting of the Azerbaijan and Armenia Foreign Ministries heads, as well as the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairman from Russia Yuri Merzlyakov told.
16 January 2006 [18:37]

Conference on Azerbaijan-NATO relations held in Baku

“NATO accepts the occupation fact of Azerbaijani lands.” said the Conference organized by the Press Club for Friends of Army on “Azerbaijan-NATO Relations: Realities and Perspectives” held in Baku with participation of PMs, representatives of the Defense Ministry, and the Embassy of Turkey to Azerbaijan.
16 January 2006 [18:22]

Milli Mejlis speaker of Azerbaijan met with Greek Ambassador

The Milli Mejlis chairman Ogtay Asadov met on 16 January 2006 with the Ambassador of Greece to Azerbaijan Temistokles Dimidis.
16 January 2006 [16:09]

Military Workshop started in Baku

A military workshop on the subject “Command and staff exercises” started in Baku on 16 January.
16 January 2006 [13:39]

Relationships with Russia remain priority in Azerbaijan’s foreign policy – Azeri FM

“The relationships with Russia remain priority in Azerbaijan’s foreign policy. I’d even call them the strategic partnership,” the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, Elmar Mammadyarov said.
16 January 2006 [12:00]

Turkish President to visit Azerbaijan

Turkish president Ahmet Necdet Sezer will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan till the end of January.
15 January 2006 [16:58]

Parliament Initiative Group of Southern Caucasus meets in Tbilisi

Two-day gathering of Parliament Initiative Group of Southern Caucasus countries started in Tbilisi yesterday.
15 January 2006 [16:36]

20th gathering of working group on the status of Caspian Sea to be held in first term of this year in Moscow

20th gathering of working group on preparation of convention concerning the status of Caspian Sea will be held in first term of this year in Moscow.
14 January 2006 [21:17]

Discussion of two reports by Azerbaijan government to be held on 19 January within 41st session of UNO Committee

Discussions of the 2-nd and 3-d periodic reports of the Azerbaijan government on the UNO “Convention on Children’ Rights” will take place on 19 January 2006 in the framework of the 41st session of the UNO Committee on children’s rights.
14 January 2006 [20:44]

Leo Platfoet: "No secret prisons of U.S. CIA exist in Azerbaijan"

"No secret prisons of US CIA exist in Azerbaijan." Said Leo Platfoet, rapporteur of PACE Monitoring Group.
14 January 2006 [13:50]

Spanish king meets with diplomatic corps

Spanish King Juan Carlos I received the diplomatic corps accredited in Madrid.