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04 April 2006 [21:26]

UEFA offers to help solve Armenia-Azerbaijan dispute

UEFA has offered to help settle a dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which have unable to agree on a match venue for their Euro 2008 qualifiers.
04 April 2006 [16:04]

Health Minister dismisses director of Blood bank

On Monday Ogtay Shiraliyev considered the complaints of thalassemia-diseased people and said over the last 4 months the treatment of these patients was carried out unofficially i.e. by humanitarian way.
04 April 2006 [15:37]

Shahin Diniyev named list of players for a game against Turkey

Head coach Shahin Diniyev has announced the names of players who will play in the game with Turkish national team on April 12.
04 April 2006 [15:19]

Complaints to European Court on Human Rights decreased

As of January 1, 2006, 1,050 complaints were received by the European Court on Human Rights from Azerbaijan, MP Rabiyat Aslanova, the Chairman of the Milli Majlis Permanent Commission on Human Rights, informs.
04 April 2006 [14:52]

Licenses of Lider and ANS to be reconsidered in May

The National TV Broadcasting Council (NTBC) issued licenses to regional TV channels Khayal, Guba, and Alternativ, Ganja Nushiravan Maharramli, the Chair of NTBC, informed.
04 April 2006 [09:53]

Patients with Thalassemia placed piquet in front of Health Ministry

About 70 patients with thalassemia disease and parents who have children sick with thalassemia have placed an action in front of Health Ministry.
04 April 2006 [09:44]

TB infected prisoners to be treated from July 1

Free treatment of prisoners affected by complicated form of tuberculosis will be launched from July 1.
04 April 2006 [08:58]

Ramil Safarov to say his last word in the Budapest Court

Today Court process of Ramil Safarov - Azerbaijani Army Officer, who was accused in killing Armenian Gurgen Margarian, will be held in the capital of Hungary Budapest.
04 April 2006 [02:26]

Examinees not passed exams for recruitment to State Committee for State Property Management

None of the candidates to positions in the State Committee for Management of Public Property could score minimal points in the examinations that were conducted by the State Students Admission Commission (SSAC) on 1 April.
04 April 2006 [01:51]

Maleyka Abbaszade: "SSAC representatives not invited to discussion of "On Education"

The draft law "On Education" has not been presented to us so far neither in official nor in un-official form.
03 April 2006 [20:08]

"Good Morning, Children!" international foundation established in Baku

Opening of "Good Morning, Children!" international foundation in Baku has been announced on Monday.
03 April 2006 [15:56]

Azerbaijan participates in conference on Bologna Process in Tbilisi

The international conference on participation of the Georgian art institutes in the Bologna process started in the Rustaveli Theatre in Tbilisi on Monday.
03 April 2006 [15:18]

Head of Red Cross met with Azeri Health Minister

Jacob Kellenberger, the chair of the Red Cross, who has arrived in Azerbaijan with 2-day visit on Monday, met with Oktay Shiraliyev, the Azerbaijani Health Minister.
03 April 2006 [15:12]

Council of Europe to organize a seminar for the local mass media

A seminar for the Azerbaijani mass media leadership is due to take place in the Novhani village near Baku on April 8-9.
03 April 2006 [14:40]

Moscow police probe race attack against Azeri TV producer

A Russia's NTV channel producer says he was beaten up in a racist attack on the Moscow metro - the second suspected race crime within a few days.
03 April 2006 [14:26]

Azerbaijanis all over the world against the genocide and terror

The next action of the Congress of Azerbaijanis from around the World will be held in Saint-Petersburg in May, the press–service Head, Ali Nijat informs.
03 April 2006 [13:01]

Teymur Rajabov heads new rating list of FIDE's young players

The FIDE published new rating list.
03 April 2006 [12:50]

Lenkeran population facing electricity problems

The population of Azerbaijan's region of Lenkeran is facing serious problems in electricity supply. The electricity supply is often cut off in the region.
03 April 2006 [12:26]

Testing exams for school graduates April 3

Azerbaijani State Student Admission Commission (SSAC) will organize testing exams for school-graduates intending to continue their education in higher schools, from April 3 to June 25.
03 April 2006 [11:56]

President of ICRC visits Azerbaijan

Jakob Kellenberger, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), has arrived in Azerbaijan for a two-day visit at the invitation of the Azerbaijani government.
03 April 2006 [11:36]

Georgian car hijacker arrested in Baku

Azerbaijan's Interior Ministry (IM) Main Office for Fighting Organized Crimes officers detained a car hijacker who is Georgian citizen.
03 April 2006 [10:59]

Monument to Khoja Nasreddin erected in Moscow

A monument to Khoja Nasreddin (the tale hero of numerous nations) was erected in the capital of Russia. Opening of the monument took place in the Yartsev Street of Moscow on April 1.
03 April 2006 [09:42]

Azerbaijan to penetrate European Hihger Education space

Azerbaijani Minister of Education Misir Mardanov met President of the European Association for Education Law and Policy Ian de Groff.
03 April 2006 [08:29]

MNS neutralized Iran-Azerbaijan-Russia-Japan drugs traffic

As a result of investigation measures conducted by the Ministry of National Security (MNS) of Azerbaijan, a group illegally transporting drugs through Iran-Azerbaijan-Russia-Japan route was revealed and several members were neutralized.
01 April 2006 [15:23]

Dozens killed, more than 850 injured in quakes in Iran - UPDATED

Three killer quakes, ranging between 4.7 and six degrees on the Richter scale, have claimed the lives of dozens and injured above 850 others so far, inflicting heavy damage on provincial cities of Dorud and Borujerd late Thursday.
01 April 2006 [10:07]

Number of Azerbaijanis in Moscow rose by 4.6 times in last 13 years

From 100 thousand to 2 million people from CIS countries illegally migrate to Moscow every year.
01 April 2006 [09:02]

Azerbaijan intends to obtain credit from WB for forest-planting project

The Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources offered the World Bank to fund a project on planting forest in 6 thousand hectares of territory.
01 April 2006 [08:59]

Large-scale programs developed on purification of oil-polluted areas

The Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources is developing large-scale programs on purification of oil-polluted areas.
01 April 2006 [08:40]

Only 4 dead birds found in seashore last week

Only four dead birds were found in the seashore last week. The Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry informs that no wild bird died in state nature reserves last week.
01 April 2006 [01:31]

Arif Hasanov: "Quakes in Iran had no impact on Azerbaijan"

"The 29 March total solar eclipse did not cause any seismological activeness in Azerbaijan," the Head of Republic Seismological Service Center of National Academy of Science, Arif Hasanov stated.
01 April 2006 [00:56]

Internet action on Genocide Day starts in Azerbaijan

The internet action has started. The action has been organized by the Azerbaijani Youth and Sports Ministry with the participation of the all-republic youth movement "Forward".
01 April 2006 [00:51]

Ombudsmen Informational Institute to be created in Azerbaijan

To control observation of the Azerbaijan Republic law on "Information gathering", a new State body will be created - Ombudsmen Informational Institute, the Press Council announced.
01 April 2006 [00:35]

Azerbaijani Education Ministry and OSCE start the joint program

The Azerbaijani Education Ministry and OSCE started the realization of the joint program "Educational program on human rights", the Ministry informs.
31 March 2006 [13:50]

Azerbaijan transfers $20,000 to UN Central Fund on Emergencies

The Azerbaijani government has transferred $20,000 to the budget of the new established UN Central Fund of Emergencies, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry announced.
31 March 2006 [12:25]

President commemorates victims of Azerbaijani genocide

Today Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visited monument of Azerbaijani genocide victims. Flowers were put at the memorial and prayers were given.
31 March 2006 [10:03]

Human Rights Watch: "Azerbaijan's ppposition youth activists on trial"

The Azerbaijani government must ensure a fair trial for three opposition youth leaders whose trial begins today in Baku, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.
31 March 2006 [09:54]

50 foreign citizens have refugee status in Azerbaijan

More than 50 foreign citizens from Chechnya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine and other countries who settled in Azerbaijan have been given refugee status.
31 March 2006 [09:18]

Azerbaijani citizens serve in Russian Army

Russian Defense Ministry representative Vasili Smirnov stated that Azerbaijanis also serve in the Russian Army.
31 March 2006 [08:58]

"Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development" symposium held in Baku

Three-day symposium on "Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development" held in Baku under the preparation for the 14th meeting of the UN Commission for Sustainable Development completed yesterday.
31 March 2006 [08:40]

Azerbaijan to launch HIV/AIDS treatment for the first time

Azerbaijan National AIDS Center supported by the UN Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will launch treatment of HIV/AIDS for the first time in the country.
31 March 2006 [08:27]

Over 1,100 Azerbaijani Army servicemen provided with apartments last year

Two Baku buildings will be taken to provide servicemen of Azerbaijani Defense Ministry with apartments.
30 March 2006 [23:48]

President increases basic labor pension up to 30 AZN

On Thursday Ilham Aliyev, the Azerbaijani President, signed decree on increase of basic labor pension.
30 March 2006 [17:31]

Azeri girl, 16, treated for suspected bird flu

Local scientists have found a strain of bird flu in a 16-year-old girl from a family in Azerbaijan which has lost three members to the H5N1 virus, Deputy Health Minister Abbas Velibeyov said on Thursday.
30 March 2006 [14:40]

Oktay Shiraliyev: "A special lab to identify fake medicines to be established"

The Azerbaijani Ministry's Center for Innovation and Procurement will open a special lab to expose the low-quality and fake medicines, the Health Minister, Oktay Shiraliyev told.
30 March 2006 [14:29]

President of the International Committee of the Red Cross visits Baku

The International Committee of the Red Cross (IRCR) President, Jakob Kellenberger will pay 2-day visit to Baku April 3-4. The IRCR President was invited to Baku by the Azerbaijani government, however, it will be a regional visit as well.
30 March 2006 [13:29]

Head of the Caucasus Muslims visits Saudi Arabia

The Caucasus Muslims Administration Chairman, Sheikh of Islam, Allahshukur Pashazadeh will pay a visit to Saudi Arabia, the Caucasus Muslims Administration informs.
30 March 2006 [13:18]

World community still indifferent towards ecological terror

The world community still remains indifferent towards the terror in the Azerbaijani territory under the Armenian occupation, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources stated.
30 March 2006 [13:01]

Authorities-opposition tensions high

The relations between the Azeri authorities and opposition have reached the "hostility" level, half of the participants in a recent survey said.
30 March 2006 [11:42]

President signs decree on TV and Radio Broadcasting

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on injecting some changes and supplements in some legislative acts in connection with the application of the Law on TV and Radio Broadcasting.
30 March 2006 [10:16]

Azerbaijani students appeal to world students March 31

Conference in commemoration of the 31 March - Day of Genocide of Azerbaijanis was organized by "Ireli"( Forward) Republic Youth Movement and students of the Baku State University.
30 March 2006 [09:04]

Hajigabul and Barda mayors dismissed

President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree to dismiss Executive Power heads of Hajigabul and Barda.
30 March 2006 [09:01]

Tuberculosis laboratory to be built in Azerbaijan

By the end of this year the first tuberculosis laboratory meeting modern standards will be constructed in Azerbaijan.
30 March 2006 [08:31]

Protest action to be held outside Swedish parliament

The Society of Azerbaijanis (SA) will stage a protest March 31 - Day of the Genocide of Azerbaijanis in Stockholm, capital of Sweden, March 31.
30 March 2006 [08:28]

New York City Mayor celebrates Novruz

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg officially recognized the celebration of Novruz in New York City with a reception at Gracie Mansion, the official residence of the Mayor of New York March 28.
29 March 2006 [23:47]

Three Azerbaijani soldiers hit Armenian landmines, two's legs amputated

Three soldiers of Azerbaijani Army hit landmines at the frontline in the territory of Gadabey region on Tuesday.
29 March 2006 [19:16]

President Aliyev awards Jamil Aliyev

Jamil Aliyev was awarded Order of Fame at the decree issued by the Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev, on 29 March.
29 March 2006 [18:27]

Yuri Zilberman: "Azerbaijani and Jewish communities in the US have the same positions on many issues"

"Azerbaijani and Jewish communities in US have the same positions on many issues," said President of the Former USSR Jews Association, Yuri Zilberman.
29 March 2006 [18:20]

Iranian medics carried out kidney transplantation surgery in Azerbaijan

Surgery was carried out at Baku Urological Hospital.
29 March 2006 [16:53]

Basic part of pensions to be increased to 30 AZN from April 1

Basic part of pensions will be increased by 5 manats from April 1, 2006, and foot up to 30 manats.
29 March 2006 [16:26]

Interior ministry holds a meeting

Staff of the Ministry of Interior Affairs held a meeting on 29 March to discuss the activities of the interior bodies over 3 months of 2006.
29 March 2006 [16:09]

U.S. humanitarian project rebuilds drinking water system at Sabirabad Tent Camp

Counterpart International's Community and Humanitarian Assistance Program (CHAP) will organize opening ceremony of the reconstructed Galagayin Tent Camp Drinking Water Supply in Sabirabad region of Azerbaijan, a project funded by the U.S. Department of State today March 29, the US Embassy announced.
29 March 2006 [14:14]

Solar eclipse causes seismological tension in the region

A solar eclipse will be visible today. The total eclipse of the sun will be visible in Antalia, Turkey. Astrophysicists worldwide will arrive in Antalia to observe this important event.
29 March 2006 [13:10]

USAID program for the religious communities starts

A press- conference dedicated to the beginning of the application submission process for US Agency for International Development (USAID) program of Social Connections was held by the representatives of the Project Harmony NGO March 29 in Baku.
29 March 2006 [09:19]

Protocol on acceleration of Georgia-Azerbaijan border delimitation to be signed

A meeting will be held between the frontier guards of Georgia and Azerbaijan in the border of the two countries today.
29 March 2006 [09:07]

Azerbaijani delegation prepares reply to the PACE spring session report

Azerbaijani delegation to Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe has prepared answer to the items about the situation in the Azerbaijani Army placed in April session report on the situation in the Armies of the Post-Soviet countries.
29 March 2006 [08:52]

About 8 and 10% of all medicines sold are counterfeit

Like many manufactured goods, medicines are increasingly being illegally copied, and the consequences for users may be dramatic.
29 March 2006 [08:40]

14-year-old Azerbaijani wins Northern Iceland chess championship

Azerbaijani chess player Ulker Hasanova is among the leaders in the chess championship in Iceland.
29 March 2006 [08:38]

K-Maro to give concert in Baku

French rapper K-Maro will give his concert in Heydar Aliyev Palace, Baku, April 14.
29 March 2006 [08:34]

Action plan to prevent interference of foreign TV-channels prepared

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies (MCIT) prepared an action plan to prevent interference of foreign TV and radio channels in the broadcasting zone of Azerbaijan.
29 March 2006 [07:48]

WHO two epidemiologists visiting Azerbaijan

The World Health Organization will send two more epidemiologists to Azerbaijan to support the country in fighting avian flu.
29 March 2006 [01:52]

Memorial event for Rafiq Babayev in Baku Jazz Centre

On 30th March the Jazz Centre organised a memorial evening dedicated to legendary Azerbaijani jazz pianist, composer and arranger, Rafig Babayev.
29 March 2006 [01:49]

Bird flu experts to quit Azerbaijan as crisis eases

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday it was scaling down its presence in Azerbaijan because an outbreak of bird flu that killed five young people has not spread.
28 March 2006 [17:01]

President Aliyev addresses to people on Azeri genocide day

The genocide and aggression policy by Armenian nationalists in regard to the Azerbaijani people has 200-year history.
28 March 2006 [12:02]

NY Times: "Kronos Quartet revels collaboratively in music from Azerbaijan"

The third installment of the Kronos Quartet's stylistically omnivorous residency at Zankel Hall, on Sunday evening, was devoted to music from Azerbaijan, or at least, music with Azeri roots.
28 March 2006 [09:54]

Health Ministry banned activity of 12 drugstores

Azerbaijani Health Ministry banned activity of illegal 12 drugstores in Binagadi, Sabayil and Khatayi districts of Baku.