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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.
28 March 2006 [09:41]

Minister Azad Rahimov: "It will be difficult for youth to participate in Mortgage program"

"Even if the initial payment forms 6-7%, it will be difficult for the youth to participate in the Mortgage program".
28 March 2006 [09:32]

Federation of Human Rights Organizations reported the list of political prisoners

Azerbaijani Federation of Human Rights Organizations told that they had drew up the list of new political prisoners. They also reported that the list is incomplete.
28 March 2006 [08:38]

President Ilham Aliyev confers National Security Ministry officers

President Ilham Aliyev issued an executive order on conferring high military ranks on the National Security Ministry (MNS) officers.
28 March 2006 [00:05]

State of 15-year girl suspected of Bird flu is stable

The state of 15-year old Azerbaijani girl, hospitalized with bird flu suspicion, is stabile, Samaya Mammadova, the head of the press service of the Health Ministry, informs.
27 March 2006 [22:19]

Azeri and Russian Emergency Ministers sign protocol in Moscow

Emergency Ministers Kamalladin Heydarov and Sergey Shoigu signed a protocol on further cooperation in Moscow.
27 March 2006 [21:54]

Azeri and Moldovan Sports Ministers sign agreement on mutual co-op

Azad Rahimov, the Azerbaijani Youth and Sports Minister, and Victor Tsvirkun, the Moldovan Enlightenment, Youth and Sports Minister, signed protocol on mutual cooperation during the official visit of the Moldovan Minister to Baku.
27 March 2006 [17:42]

Azerbaijan judges extend their thanks

The judges from Azerbaijan who visited South Carolina courts express their pleasure for the excellent agenda and warm hospitality.
27 March 2006 [17:00]

Baku Jazz Festival 2006 to take place in June

Baku Jazz Festival 2006 will be held in Azerbaijan on 19-27 June.
27 March 2006 [16:42]

Azerbaijani women volleyball team to prepare for the season

Azerbaijani female volleyball team's coach headquarters will form a plan of preparation for the season after the players will come from vacations.
27 March 2006 [14:15]

Gang members arrested with charge of raping and torturing two Azerbaijani women in Turkey

Four members of a five-member criminal gang, who face the charge of abducting and raping two Azerbaijani women in Ajipayam district of Denizli, Turkey, have been arrested.
27 March 2006 [14:01]

Azerbaijani grandmaster Shahriyar Mammadyarov: "I will quit the national team"

"Azerbaijan Chess Federation leadership shows disrespect, ill-discrimination for the chess players," stated grandmaster.
27 March 2006 [13:47]

Regional TV stations to attract advertising accounts

7 regional TV stations in Azerbaijan will start daily 3 hour broadcasts of entertainment programs to attract advertisers in the beginning of April.
27 March 2006 [13:43]

South Caucasus mass media decision makers meet in Amsterdam

A conference of mass media decision-makers of the South Caucasus started in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Monday.
27 March 2006 [13:38]

Azeri Ombudsman to attend extraordinary meeting of European Ombudsmen

Elmira Suleymanova, the Azerbaijani Ombudsman, will participate in an extraordinary meeting of the Institute of European Ombudsmen due in Innsburg on April 1.
27 March 2006 [03:04]

Death of migratory birds decreased

Death of migratory birds in the territory of Binagadi region of Baku decreased in comparison with last month.
27 March 2006 [02:52]

Iran interferes in Azerbaijan's broadcasting zone

Local residents of southern region of Azerbaijan cannot watch some Azerbaijani TV channels, especially ANS and Lider TV because of Iran's interference in broadcasting zone.
27 March 2006 [02:47]

Earthquakes hit Iran

Director General of the provincial Natural Disasters Headquarters, Masoud Dalman, said here Sunday that Fin and Rouidar areas were jolted by earthquakes on Saturday which left one person dead and another one injured.
27 March 2006 [02:26]

Defense Ministry to develop its webpage

Recently Defense Ministry will develop its official webpage.
26 March 2006 [21:27]

"Notes From Azerbaijan" to be presented on Sunday evening at Carnegie Hall

The Kronos Quartet has been such a tireless explorer of music from around the world that it sometimes seems like a musical travel agent for American audiences.
26 March 2006 [17:58]

Bird Flu virus found in Agdam

The area of Agdam was put in guarantine after finding H5N1 virus among domestic birds in Banovshalar village.
26 March 2006 [17:52]

Azerbaijani scientific-technical projects discussed in Athens

A regular meeting of the countries included in the Organization of Black Sea Economic Cooperation (OBSEC) held in Athens ended.
26 March 2006 [17:32]

Azerbaijan's borderlines to be strengthened

Next discussions on strengthening Azerbaijan's borderlines will be held in Brussels in the framework of new neighborhood conception.
26 March 2006 [13:30]

Yalchin Rzazade: "No Azerbaijani singer deserves to participate in Eurovision"

No Azerbaijani singer to represent Azerbaijan in Eurovision song contest.
25 March 2006 [16:25]

EurasiaNet: "Iranians looking for safe haven in Azerbaijan"

International tension over Iran's nuclear program, coupled with rising concern about a possible US military response, seem to be prompting a growing number of Iranians to look for temporary residences in neighboring Azerbaijan, international organization representatives and realtors in Baku say.
25 March 2006 [16:04]

"Female Democracy Network" World Meeting created by International Republicans Institute (IRI) will be held in Baku in 2007.

"Female Democracy Network" international meeting to be held in Baku
25 March 2006 [15:56]

Azerbaijan to transmit to summer time

Azerbaijan will transmit to summer time in the night from 25 to 26 March.
25 March 2006 [15:54]

Youth & Sports Ministry to establish some new sectors

The structural reforms covering the youth policy of the Ministry envisages establishment of a special sector on work with students.
25 March 2006 [15:44]

Action plan on strengthening region's development

On Friday Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree conduct of additional measures on strengthening of socio-economic development of Agdam, Terter and Barda districts of Azerbaijan.
25 March 2006 [10:29]

WHO says Bird flu situation is stable in Azerbaijan

The World Health Organization (WHO) may send a new mission to monitor avian flu in Azerbaijan.
25 March 2006 [10:13]

President signs decree to perpetuate Ismayil Shikhli's and Mohsun Sanani's memory

President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree to perpetuate People's writer Ismayil Shikhli and People's artist Mohsun Sanani's memory.
25 March 2006 [09:41]

Republic Prosecutors' Office confirms arrest of four Barmek officials

Barmek Azerbaijan Electricity Distribution Company LTD four more officials were arrested by the court decision.
25 March 2006 [09:23]

UN Office in Azerbaijan issues statement

"Organization named "International Development Company" has no relation to the UN," The United Nations Office in Azerbaijan issued this statement.
24 March 2006 [23:29]

Bird flu doesn't spread among dogs and cats

The state Veterinary Service under the Azerbaijani Agriculture Ministry denies information on possibility Bird flu spreading among dogs and cats, Ismayil Hassanov, the Head of the Veterinary Service, informed.
24 March 2006 [22:41]

Abulfaz Garayev: "We are going to take tough approach in protecting cultural values"

New structure and stature of the newly created Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan soon will be adopted, Azerbaijani minister of Culture and Tourism, Abulfaz Garayev stated.
24 March 2006 [17:22]

AFFA signs UEFA resolution

Special resolution was adopter by AFFA together with other national associations, composing UEFA, at the 30th UEFA Congress in Budapest.
24 March 2006 [16:44]

Prosecutor General's Office holds workshop for journalists

On Friday the Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office jointly with the Azerbaijani Media Council held a workshop for journalists, covering legal field in media. The goal of the workshop is to expand the cooperation between the Prosecutor Office and media.
24 March 2006 [10:34]

Writers' Union against Iranian Ambassador

Azerbaijan Writers' Union (AWU) protests against Iranian Ambassador because of calling Nizami Ganjavi and Mohammad Shahriyar Persian poets.
24 March 2006 [10:18]

Scientific-practical ICT conference to be held in Lenkoran

Scientific-practical conference on "Formation and management of information-communication structures of socioeconomic development of the regions" will be held in Lenkoran March 25.
24 March 2006 [10:08]

KLO to hold 5th conference on "Karabakh yesterday, today and tomorrow"

Karabagh Liberation Organization (KLO) will hold the fifth conference May 23 named "Karabakh yesterday, today and tomorrow".
24 March 2006 [10:00]

Government slams Mikhail Piotrovski for grave destruction claim

Azerbaijani Ministry of Culture and Tourism has condemned a Russian culture worker’s recent statement concerning the alleged destruction of ancient graves in Azerbaijan's exclave of Nakhchivan.
24 March 2006 [09:37]

President ends his visit to Imishli and Ali Bayramli

After Imishli, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visited to Ali Bayramli.
23 March 2006 [23:34]

Cases of bird death in Azerbaijan considerably drop

Cases of bird death in Azerbaijan considerably dropped, Huseyn Baghirov, the Azerbaijani Ecology and Natural Resources Minister, stated.
23 March 2006 [18:19]

Hussein Arabul: "The goal of government is to force Barmek to annul its contract"

Special commission was established in the Barmek-Azerbaijan Electricity Network Limited Liability Company (LLC) for investigation of activity of the arrested employees of the Company.
23 March 2006 [18:00]

New gold mines to open in Azerbaijan in 2006

There is big interest in Azerbaijan towards in the gold mines and the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources conduct regular exploration work and define new areas for conduct of researches, Huseyn Bagirov, the Minister for Ecology and Natural Resources, told.
23 March 2006 [16:14]

Meeting with Austrian historian

The Austrian historian Erich Fiegle met with the staff of the Azerbaijan State Economic University in Baku.
23 March 2006 [11:36]

Retired Turkish general to hold conference in Baku

A retired Turkish general will hold a conference on geo-political issues in Baku.
23 March 2006 [11:29]

Radioactive device found in Baku

The container discovered in the Binagadi district of Baku is a powerful source of radiation, it has been confirmed.
23 March 2006 [11:27]

Saudi TV to shoot film on Azeri tourism

Saudi Arabia's Black and White television channel will shoot a film about tourism in Azerbaijan.
23 March 2006 [10:23]

Head of WHO office dismissed

Ferman Abdullayev was dismissed from the post of Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) representative office in Azerbaijan.
23 March 2006 [10:04]

AZN 5,000 to be paid to families of those died in Basmanny and 3,000 to injured

4 of Azerbaijani citizens, who were injured in Moscow market roof collapse February 23, are being treated in the hospitals in Moscow currently.
23 March 2006 [09:10]

Azerbaijani diaspora in France

Participant of the 2nd World Azerbaijanis Congress tells of Azerbaijani people living in France.
23 March 2006 [08:52]

Three residents of Salyan died because of eating wild fowls

Three residents of Salyan region died of bird flu because of having eaten wild fowls.
23 March 2006 [08:33]

"Role of Azerbaijan and Turkey in Geopolitics in the Eurasian Region" conference to be held

The member of the Turkish Global Strategic Researches Centre Nejat Eslen will be on a visit to Baku in March 23-27 on an invitation of the Azerbaijan Turkish Businessmen's Union (ATBU).
23 March 2006 [00:53]

The Pope abstained from using the phrase "Armenian Genocide"

The Pope Benedict XVI met Patriarch of Armenian Catholic Church Nerses Petros XIX.
23 March 2006 [00:47]

Book dedicated to 2nd congress of World Azerbaijanis to be published

At present the document adopted at the 2nd congress of World Azerbaijanis are translated into foreign languages in order to be sent to international organizations.
23 March 2006 [00:31]

Azerbaijan's Ambassador to the US to be appointed Rector of the Diplomatic Academy

Ambassador Hafiz Pashayev will be appointed a Rector of the Diplomatic Academy.
23 March 2006 [00:28]

Haji Magomedov's gang member Mahammad Gurbanov attempted suicide

Mahammad Gurbanov, member of the gang led by Haji Magomedov, who committed a number of grave crimes in Zagatala-Balaken region, Azerbaijan, in 2000-2002, has been imprisoned in Dagestan and taken to Azerbaijan several days ago.
23 March 2006 [00:26]

10 religious communities registered since 2006

10 religious communities have been registered since the beginning of 2006 in Azerbaijan.
23 March 2006 [00:24]

Emergencies Minister meets PACE members

Azerbaijani Emergencies Minister, general-colonel Kemaleddin Heydarov, has discussed work of the ministry with the member of the Parliamentary Commission of the Council of Europe (PACE) monitoring committee Edward Lintner and European parliament former member Werner Munch.
23 March 2006 [00:18]

WHO specialist: "Bird flu danger is decreasing in Azerbaijan"

Migratory birds have already left Azerbaijan.
23 March 2006 [00:14]

59 schools to be renovated with the WB assistance

59 schools will be renovated within the frames of the World Bank project in Azerbaijan aimed at the development of educational sector.