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27 April 2006 [08:54]

Another Public TV channel to be launched this year

The second public television channel will start operation in Azerbaijan by the year-end, the Public TV general director Ismayil Omarov has said.
27 April 2006 [08:52]

Independent Azerbaijan University sues Education Ministry

A group of students of Independent Azerbaijan University staged a protest outside the Education Ministry.
26 April 2006 [17:58]

Chong Wook Lee: WHO ready to aid Azerbaijan

The World Health Organization (WHO) is ready to render technical assistance to Azerbaijan in frames of the healthcare reforms, the WHO head, Chong Wook Lee stated.
26 April 2006 [14:05]

Freedom House initiates roundtable on democratic development

On 28 April 2006, the nongovernmental organization and independent think tank Freedom House will hold at the Museum Center in Baku, Azerbaijan, a roundtable discussion and press conference to share the findings of its annual surveys on political rights and public liberties.
26 April 2006 [09:21]

Al Di Meola visits Azerbaijan

On May 18 an American jazzman Al Di Meola will visit Azerbaijan.
26 April 2006 [09:13]

WHO Director General: "Azerbaijan managed to succeed in Bird Flu prevention"

World Health organization (WHO) Director General Jong-wook Lee met with Azerbaijani Health Minister Ogtay Shiraliyev.
26 April 2006 [09:02]

Armenians demolish graveyards in occupied Jebrail region

Jebrail region occupied by Armenians undergo ecologic terror completely.
26 April 2006 [09:00]

New Internet portals being developed on Azeri tourism

Two new Internet portals are being developed to make the international public aware of the tourism potential and perspectives of Azerbaijan.
26 April 2006 [08:30]

Car accident kills four and injures three in Apsheron

A fatal traffic accident occurred in Apsheron district of Baku on Tuesday.
26 April 2006 [08:10]

11% Russia's citizens want unification with Azerbaijan

33 percent of Russia citizens are against unification of their country with any other states.
26 April 2006 [08:05]

US to donate 3 motor boats to Azeri NAVY

The United States is expected to donate up-to-date radar equipment and three motor boats to the Azerbaijani navy by the end of 2006.
25 April 2006 [22:23]

Elsevyar Agayev: "There is no state control over imported medicines"

There is no state control over imported medicines in Azerbaijan, Deputy Health Minister, Elsevyar Agayev stated.
25 April 2006 [16:24]

Abulfaz Garayev: "CE considers condition of historical monuments to be investigated objectively"

"We discussed many issues in our meetings in Council of Europe. All discussions were aimed at Azerbaijan's joining European cultural processes," Azerbaijani Culture and Tourism Minister Abulfaz Garayev visiting Strasbourg stated.
25 April 2006 [14:30]

New President of Space TV-channel appointed

Space TV-channel leadership changed again. A well–known film director, Vagif Mustafayev has been appointed as Head of the TV-channel, whereas previous director, Sevinge Abdullayeva retired from the position.
25 April 2006 [13:49]

Justice Ministry launches seminars in the regions

The center for work with municipalities at the Justice ministry is planning to carry out consulting seminars in the regions, the center director, Mehti Salimzadeh informs.
25 April 2006 [12:48]

No Azerbaijanis among victims in Egypt

There was no Azerbaijani citizen among the victims of terror attacks on the resort city Dahab in Egypt, Agasalim Shukurov, the first adviser of the Azerbaijani Embassy in Egypt informs.
25 April 2006 [12:16]

Intellectual property copyrights discussed

On the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Day) and World Intellectual Property Day, 26 April, there took place "round table" on the topic "The role of protection of scientific achievements through copyrights of intellectual property in socio-economic development" organized by joint initiative of Azerbaijan Ombudsman and the Agency for Copyrights of Azerbaijan.
25 April 2006 [10:36]

Local authorities to help martyrs' families and Karabakh war invalids

Local authorities not the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population will deal with the distribution of apartments for martyrs' families and the Karabakh war invalids from this year.
25 April 2006 [10:10]

Azerbaijani President addresses Jewish Community

President Ilham Aliyev addressed to the Jewish community of Azerbaijan on the Day of the Holocaust Memory.
25 April 2006 [09:59]

Azerbaijani Guantanamo detainee to be handed over to Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani detainee of Guantanamo detention camp Polad Sirajov is held in a rehabilitation center near Cuba.
25 April 2006 [09:54]

Azerbaijani Ombudsman meets with Ali Insanov

Commissioner for Human Rights Elmira Suleymanova met with former Health Minister Ali Insanov, who is held in the jail of the National Security Ministry (MNS).
25 April 2006 [09:34]

Pardon decree might be issued by 28 May

Milli Majlis is not expected to hold debate on "Gold amnesty" by May 28 - Day of Republic.
24 April 2006 [22:44]

WHO Chief to meet with governmental officials

In the course of his forthcoming visit to Baku, General Director of World Health organization (WHO) Chong-Wook Lee is meeting with Azeri governmental officials, UN Baku office representatives stated.
24 April 2006 [14:51]

Azeri Diaspora organizes mass actions all over the world

April 24, mass actions of protest against Armenians statements on fake "Armenian genocide" will take place in many countries of the world. Such actions will be arranged in the USA, European countries, Russia, Turkey, etc.
24 April 2006 [09:40]

Organizers of march-rally appealed to police

Wade action is planned to be held today in connection with the decision issued by Budapest court.
24 April 2006 [09:19]

Ombudsman Elmira Suleymanova received PACE raporteur

The Commissioner on Human Rights Elmira Suleymanova met with the raporteur of the Committee for Gender Equality of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on "Women in South Caucasus" Vera Oskina.
24 April 2006 [08:46]

Azerbaijani population reaches 8.46 million

Azerbaijani population reached 8.46 mln, initial calculation shows. Population has increased by 23.9 thousand or 0.3% within three months of the year.
24 April 2006 [08:13]

State Commission announces student admission to Moscow State Institute of International Relations

State Commission on Student Admission (SCSA) announced student admission to Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University).
24 April 2006 [08:06]

Our Youth Public Union holds conference on "so-called Armenian genocide"

Our Youth Public Union organized conference-"The so-called Armenian genocide-historic truths and facts" in the Ataturk Center.
24 April 2006 [08:00]

President Ilham Aliyev congratulates Orthodox Community of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev congratulated orthodox community of the republic on Easter.
22 April 2006 [15:22]

Situation on Bird flu is stable

Bird flu situation in Azerbaijan stabilized.
22 April 2006 [15:19]

Entrance exams to Russia's universities to be held on May 12

State Commission for Students Admission (SCSA) is arranging entrance examinations for universities of Russian Federation on May 12.
22 April 2006 [14:51]

Azeri experts pass training in ACQUIRE

The Azerbaijani Health ministry experts carried out an experience exchange trainings in Turkey within the frames of the reproductive health and family planning in Azerbaijan project, run by ACQUIRE with USAID financial assistance.
22 April 2006 [14:47]

Ombudsman Elmira Suleymanova visits Ganja

Ombudsman Elmira Suleymanova visited Ganja on April 21.
22 April 2006 [11:02]

Azerbaijani Guantanamo detainee is Baku resident Polad Sabir Sirajov

Azerbaijani detainee held in the Guantanamo detention camp in Cuba, whose name is mentioned as Masud in the list recently released by the Pentagon, is 31-year-old Baku resident Polad Sabir Sirajov.
22 April 2006 [09:32]

Azerbaijan will apply to "Eurovision" to join it next year

Press conference was held dedicated to preparation to "Eurovision" and "Turksoy" competitions.
22 April 2006 [09:27]

Drug preparation for patients sick with hemophilia will be brought to Azerbaijan

Ministry of Health will bring drug preparations "factor concentrate" for the patients sick with hemophilia to Azerbaijan.
22 April 2006 [08:41]

Tatarstan Autonomous Republic representative visits Nakhchivan

Tatarstan Autonomous Republic representative Nail Zaripov will pay a visit to Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (AR) April 25.
22 April 2006 [08:29]

Russian Ombudsman to visit Baku May 5

The delegation led by Russian Commissioner for Human Rights Vladimir Peprovich Lukin will visit Baku from May 5 to 6.
21 April 2006 [21:35]

President awards employees of Architectural-Construction University

April 21 President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has signed decree on conferring the honorary titled to employees of Architectural-Construction University.
21 April 2006 [21:25]

President replaces rector of Baku Pedagogical University

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev issued decree April 21 to release Bahlul Agayev from the post of the rector of the Baku Pedagogical University.
21 April 2006 [13:54]

U.S. donates equipment to Azeri law-enforcers

The US Department of State has donated equipment worth $100,000 to Azerbaijani law-enforcement agencies.
21 April 2006 [13:51]

Ill-famed youth group's trial goes public

The decision was passed based on a plea by the prosecution.
21 April 2006 [12:26]

President approves rules on State Marine Administration of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev adopted Rules on State Marine Administration at the Cabinet of Ministers.
21 April 2006 [10:59]

Shamsaddin Hajiyev: "New education law doesn't envisage post-graduate study"

The new education bill is ready and will be discussed in Milli Majlis standing commission for science and education in late April.
21 April 2006 [09:56]

State Veterinary Service confirms action plan to monitor Bird flu in Azerbaijan

The State Veterinary Service (SVS) at Agriculture Ministry of Azerbaijan confirmed the action plan on holding active and passive monitoring of high pathogenic avian flu.
21 April 2006 [09:50]

More than half of water and sewerage system of Ganja to be renewed

"The governments of Azerbaijan and Germany are continuing negotiations on realization of a project on water and sewerage system rehabilitation in Ganja city. We believe that relevant agreements wi"l be signed soon," this explanation was given by the Chair of "Ganja Water Canal" OJSC Teyyub Jafarov.
21 April 2006 [09:33]

UNO Food and Agriculture Organization specialist visited Azerbaijan

UNO Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) specialist - Kiani Gholan with regard to Bird flu has arrived in Azerbaijan.
21 April 2006 [09:30]

Two more bridges constructed in Baku

Ceremony of laying down foundations of the two new bridges in Tbilisi Avenue, 20 January district and intersection of Ataturk and Z.Bunyadov Avenues was held yesterday.
21 April 2006 [08:50]

Forbes: Vahid Alakbarov reaches Roman Abramovich in the list of wealthy people

The Forbes magazine announced the annual rating of Russia's wealthiest businessmen.
21 April 2006 [08:43]

Azerbaijani Interior Minister visits Tajikistan to attend CIS meetings

Azerbaijani Interior Minister Ramil Usubov left for Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistani, to attend the meeting of CIS Board of Interior Ministers, which will last till April 23.
21 April 2006 [08:06]

US releases all Guantanamo prisoners' names, one prisoner is Azerbaijani

The United States has released the list of those held in Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba.
21 April 2006 [07:59]

Caucasus Democracy Institute Development Fund: "We did not finance Zakharov's visit to Nagorno Karabakh"

Russia Lermontov Society co-chair, coordinator of Moscow State International Institute Caucasus Investigations department Vladimir Zakharov's visit to Azerbaijani territories under occupation have not been financed by Caucasus Democracy Institute Development Fund, President of the Fund Boris Zorkin has stated.
20 April 2006 [21:36]

Each person residing over one year in Azerbaijan may be granted citizenship

Each person without citizenship that resides over one year in Azerbaijan may be granted citizenship.
20 April 2006 [16:30]

President defines structure and staff of Emergency Ministry

The Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev has signed a decree on structure and staff of the Emergency Ministry.
20 April 2006 [16:04]

Al-Qaeda member might be extradited to Russia

Possibility of extraditing convicted al-Qaeda member, Hadji Jankayev to Russia will soon be reviewed, the Head of International Relations Department of General Attorney Office, Ruslan Hajiyev told.
20 April 2006 [14:01]

President Aliyev congratulated Queen Elizabeth II

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev sent congratulatory letter to The Queen, Elizabeth II in connection with her jubilee birthday.
20 April 2006 [13:28]

President congratulates Head of ITAR-TASS

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev congratulated the General Manager of ITAR-TASS, leading Russian news agency, Vitaly Ignatenko, on his 65th birthday.
20 April 2006 [12:57]

The New Anatolian: "Iran's Azeris or the Azeris' Iran"

Article by Cem Oguz, The New Anatolian, Turkey
20 April 2006 [09:39]

Government issues order to regulate trucks traffic in Baku

As the decision of Baku Mayor's Office on restricting motion of heavy trucks in the capital gave no results, the Cabinet of Ministers issued a new order in this connection.
20 April 2006 [09:35]

Adil Ismayilov dissatisfied with Hungarian lawyer for Ramil Safarov

"I do not want to leave for Hungary with my current responsibilities next time. They demand much from me but I do not have a right as a lawyer. I only represent Ramil Safarov's family in Hungary," legal representative of Azerbaijani army officer Ramil Safarov's family, lawyer Adil Ismayilov said.
20 April 2006 [09:24]

Al-Qaeda members, others sentenced in Baku

An Azerbaijani court on serious crimes has convicted 16 members of various extremist organizations, including al-Qaeda.
20 April 2006 [09:00]

Abulfaz Garayev: "Substitution of Armenian Church in Baku with library is right step"

"I consider that substitution of Armenian Church in Baku with library is a right choice," Ministry of Culture and Tourism Abulfaz Garayev has told in his statement made to journalists.
20 April 2006 [08:34]

Turkish Police refused to investigate murder of Elmar Huseynov

"Turkish law enforcement bodies in cooperation with their Azerbaijani counterparts were investigating the murder of Azerbaijani journalist Elmar Huseynov last year. However, Turkish law enforcement bodies refused to do it later on," Turkish Police Chief assistant Ramazan Ar announced.
19 April 2006 [22:47]

New generation of talented gymnasts is growing in Azerbaijan

New generation of talented gymnasts is growing in Azerbaijan and they will soon appear in the international arena, Altay Hasanov, the Vice President of the National Gym Federation, stated.
19 April 2006 [22:42]

CIS expert arrives to Baku

The Chairman of the CIS commission on standartization, registration and medicines quality control, Viktor Dmitriyev arrives to Baku April 19.
19 April 2006 [15:42]

USINFO: "Educators say Azerbaijan's culture is more important than its oil"

Six Muslim women visit U.S. on State Department-sponsored program.
19 April 2006 [15:24]

Mehriban Aliyeva: "Azerbaijan can be a model of high level tolerance"

Azerbaijan can be a model of high level tolerance for all world countries, Mehriban Aliyeva, the President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO, stated.
19 April 2006 [13:33]

Ural optic plant to supply medical technique to Azerbaijan

Ural optic-mechanical plant (UOMP) is going to deliver the state-of-the-art medical equipment to clinics of Azerbaijan.
19 April 2006 [13:00]

Since March 5 there is no suspicion for Bird flu in Azerbaijan

Number of Bird flu virus-infected people in Azerbaijan totaled 13, 5 of which died regardless of treatment, Chief Epidemiologist of the Ministry of Health Ibadullah Agayev stated.
19 April 2006 [10:34]

Activity of 42 establishments for hygienic regulations in Baku

The Republic Hygiene and Epidemiology Center implemented some precautions against communicable diseases and mass food poisoning in the country during the 1st quarter of this year.
19 April 2006 [10:31]

Rafig Aliyev: "Religious revolution is impossible in Azerbaijan"

State Committee Chairman on Religious Issues (SCRI) Rafig Aliyev has met with the second secretary of the US Embassy to Azerbaijan Paul Nerein.
19 April 2006 [09:46]

Ministry of Education to realize State Program for talented children

Azerbaijan Ministry of Education will set up Working Group with regard to realization of State Program (2006-10) for talented children.
19 April 2006 [09:35]

PACE rapporteur visits Baku today

Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) rapporteur, Russian PM Vera Oskina visits Baku today.