08 December 2005 [19:27]

Mandates of newly elected deputies of Azerbaijani Parliament are ready for distribution

The Central Election Commission completed the preparation of mandates of newly elected parliamentarians.
08 December 2005 [19:11]

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to visit region of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on December 14-17

The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen will pay a visit to the region of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict from 14 to 17 of December," Yuriy Merzlyakov, the Russian co-chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group, told Trend exclusively.
08 December 2005 [19:01]

Baku police fights loud explosive toys sold in the city

Ministry of Internal Affairs informs that due to numerous concerns of population police removed a great number of highly loud explosive toys from the market.
08 December 2005 [11:21]

After two months of silence UPAF members decide to meet on December 14

"The Union of Pro-Azerbaijani Forces (UPAF) will discuss its further activities at a member meeting of the UPAF Council on December 14," said Rovshan Ahmadly, the deputy chairman of the Islamic Party, also co-constitutor of the UPAF.
08 December 2005 [11:14]

Ali Karimli called to Baku Prosecutor Office to testify on November 26 incidents

Ali Karimli, the chairman of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (reformist wing), also a co-constitutor of "Azadliq" [Freedom] election bloc, was called to the Baku city Prosecutor Office on Wednesday to testify on November 26 events.
08 December 2005 [11:09]

KLO states it will not let the Minsk Group co-chairmen to visit Azerbaijan

"The Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) will hinder the Minsk Group co-chairmen from the visits to Azerbaijan," Akif Nagi, the chairman of the organization, told Trend.
08 December 2005 [11:03]

"Movement for Azerbaijan" organizes several photo exhibitions to show Europeans Armenian brutality during Karabakh war

"Nagif Hamza, the representative of the Movement for Azerbaijan in Turkey, is on a visit to France to organize a photo exhibition revealing Armenian brutality in Nagorno-Krabakh," Asli Khalilgizi, the coordinator of the Movement, told Trend.
08 December 2005 [10:49]

Azerbaijani local authorities will meet in December in order to create association

The first meeting of the working group will be held from 8 to 9 December in Baku within the project on establishment of the National Association of Local Authorities (NALA), the CE Baku Information Office told Trend.
08 December 2005 [10:44]

Next meeting of Azerbaijani - Georgian Intergovernmental Commission will be held in early 2006

"The next meeting of the Azerbaijani-Georgian Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation will be held in early 2006," Ramiz Hassanov, the Azerbaijani Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Georgia, told Trend.
08 December 2005 [10:23]

US ambassador meets with oppositional "Azadliq" bloc leaders in Baku

On Wednesday the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Reno Harnish, met with the opposition leaders at the headquarters of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA). Attending the meeting were co-chairs of "Azadliq" elections bloc: Isa Gambar, Ali Karimli, Sardar Jalalogly, as well as the leader of the National Unity Movement, Lala Shovkat.
08 December 2005 [10:07]

Pavesi says that opposition and authorities should have political will to start dialogue

"I called on the authorities and the opposition to sit at the table of negations over 20 times. The sides will be able to continue serious dialogue with or without my participation, but there should be political will, as well as determination for issues to be discussed during the dialogue," said Mauricio Pavesi, the head of the OSCE Baku Office.
07 December 2005 [17:55]

Harnish expresses dissatisfaction with Platvoet's statement on US applying double standarts for Azeri democracy

"It is unpleasant to accuse America of applying double standards in attitude to democracy," told journalists the US extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to Azerbaijan Reno Harnish.
07 December 2005 [17:41]

Foreign Ministers of GUAM countries decided to meet in December to sign constituent documents of GUAM

The meeting of the GUAM (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova) national coordinators is planned in late December.
07 December 2005 [17:34]

Mammadyarov warns that Azerbaijan's patience is running thin

"The state of status-quo in the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict zone will lead to tension," Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyraov, stated while addressing to the 13th meeting of the OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers in Ljubljana.
07 December 2005 [17:30]

Three Azerbaijani drivers missing in Iraq

"There is no detailed information about the location of the wounded Azerbaijanis in Iraq," said Arshad Omar Ismayil, the Iraqi Ambassador to Azerbaijan.
07 December 2005 [16:38]

Only 52 of the former parliamentarians were re-elected

"Elections" Information center of the CEC informs that the Constitutional Court confirming the results of the elections has made some changes in the results proclaimed by the Central Election Commission.
07 December 2005 [16:32]

KLO expresses its dissatisfaction with Ljubljana meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers

Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) spread a statement condemning the results of the meeting of OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs with Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
07 December 2005 [16:21]

Arif Hajili plans to apply to European Court on Human Rights

Constitutional Court did not satisfy complaint of the deputy chief of Musavat Party Arif Hajili concerning restoration of parliamentary elections result held in Zagatala Election Constituency #110 on November 6.
07 December 2005 [11:25]

Turkish Minister of Education is expected to visit Azerbaijan in December

Turan Morali, ambassador of Turkey to Azerbaijan announced that Education Minister of Turkey Huseyn Chelik will visit Baku this month.
07 December 2005 [11:14]

Oppositional party decides to participate in re-elections

Whole Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (WPFPA) made decision on participating in re-elections to be held in the election constituencies where results were annulled.
07 December 2005 [11:10]

Azadliq's December 10 rally is under question mark

Baku Mayor Office has not yet responded to the appeal of "Azadliq" bloc to allow a rally on December 10.
07 December 2005 [10:52]

In case conflict is solved Azerbaijan will assist communities of Nagorno-Karabakh to restore infrastructure and bring investments to the region

“The status of Nagorno-Karabakh should be defined on legal, peaceful and democratic principles and should not be based on ethnic cleaning" - Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said in his speech at the summit of OSCE Foreign Ministers Council in Ljubljana.
07 December 2005 [10:38]

Azerbaijani military participate in NATO's trainings scheduled for December

Azerbaijan will take part in several events held in the framework of NATO program "Partnership for Peace".
07 December 2005 [10:35]

Committee against Tortures holds monitoring in Gobustan prison

Head of the Committee against Tortures Elchin Behbudov held a monitoring on living condition of prisoners in Gobustan prison.
07 December 2005 [10:26]

General Prosecutor says that none of ex-ministers will be exempted from imprisonment

"The humanist step taken in regard to the ex-president of National Academy of Science Eldar Salayev will not applied to the other detainees," said to the journalists Prosecutor General Zakir Garalov.
07 December 2005 [10:18]

Zakir Garalov: President of "Azerkimya" has never been arrested

"President of "Azerkimya" State Company Fikrat Sadigov has never been arrested, simply a decision was passed on canceling his deputy immunity," stated Prosecutor General Zakir Garalov.
06 December 2005 [19:17]

Baku-Tbilisi-Akhalkalaki railroad will be constructed in spite of all obstacles created by Armenia

The Baku-Tbilisi-Akhalkalaki railway road project will be constructed despite the obstacle put by Armenia, Turan Moraly, the Turkish Ambassador to Azerbaijan, told Trend.
06 December 2005 [19:13]

Turkey hopes for break through solution to come for Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in 2006

"Turkey hopes for break in the regulation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in 2006," Nabi Shensoy, the Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister, said to a meeting of the OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers in Ljubljana, Trend reports referring to Mediamax.
06 December 2005 [18:35]

Mammadyarov: Liberation of occupied territory of Azerbaijan is preliminary term for defining Nagorno-Karabakh status

"The Nagorno-Karabakh status can be resolved only within the framework of the legal, peaceable and democratic process, which cannot be based on ethnic cleansing," Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, said in his address to a meeting of OSCE Foreign Ministers in Ljubljana.
06 December 2005 [18:27]

CEC will publish results of November 6 elections within 6 months

Results of the Parliamentary elections will be published in "Khabarlar" publication of the Central Election Commission (CEC) within 6 months.
06 December 2005 [18:22]

Statement on regulation of Karabakh conflict to be adopted in Ljubljana

The statement on regulation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is expected to be adopted in Ljubljana on Monday, Trend reports referring to ANS TV.
06 December 2005 [18:19]

Azeri-Russian intergovernmental commission on border delimitation meets in Baku

The meeting of working groups of Azerbaijani and Russian state commissions on delimitation held in Baku today.
06 December 2005 [18:02]

Ilham Aliyev leaves Baku for Saudi Arabia

President Ilham Aliyev leaves for Saudi Arabia today.
06 December 2005 [11:21]

Azeri Minister of Defense meets with deputy assistant of his American colleague

Defense Minister Safar Abiyev today received deputy assistant of the US Defense Minister Jim McDougal.
06 December 2005 [11:13]

Elected oppositionists probably will attend parliamentary sessions

"There is no specific decision whether parliamentarians from "Azadliq" bloc will attend or not the parliament," said Panah Huseyn - head of Central Election Headquarters of "Azadliq" bloc.
06 December 2005 [10:21]

Ex-minister waits in prison for Russian doctors to determine if he needs a surgery

Former Finance Minister Fikret Yusifov who is detained in the jail ward of the Ministry of National Security has sent an inquiry to Moscow where he had surgery two decades ago.
06 December 2005 [10:17]

Elmar Mammadyarov and Vardan Oskanyan meet in Ljubljana

Yesterday OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen-Steven Man (USA), Bernar Fasie (France) and Yuri Merzlyakov (Russia) met with Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers - Elmar Mammadyarov and Vardan Oskanyan one by one in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
05 December 2005 [20:49]

OSCE official states that 2005 has shown progress in settlement of Karabakh conflict

"Progress for peace had also been made in 2005 in the framework of the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," Trend reports quoting Dmitrij Rupel, the OSCE chairman in-office, the Slovenian Foreign Minister, stating it in Vienna on Monday.
05 December 2005 [20:45]

EU commissar states about possible progress in Nagorno-Karabakh issue

"We will be able to witness a big progress in the regulation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in the nearest future," Benita Ferero-Valdner, EU Commissar on Foreign Relations and European Policy on Neighborhood, said to a meeting of OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
05 December 2005 [20:04]

Mahmudlu and Alizade make a statement against accusations of some opposition members

Vidadi Mahmoudlu-secretary of the CEC from opposition side and a member of the CEC Arzukhan Alizade held a press conference Saturday where they responded accusations made by some opposition members.
05 December 2005 [18:43]

Term for implementation of new elections in 10 constituencies is not known

Secretary of the CEC told APA news agency that the stipulate term of re-elections in 10 constituences is solely right of the President of Azerbaijan and therefore, it is not known exactly when the re-elections will be held.
05 December 2005 [18:23]

New CEC staff will be formed by the end of December

New staff of Central Election Commission might be formed by the end of December, said Natig Mammadov, the CEC secretary.
05 December 2005 [11:19]

Opposition states: Azerbaijan will not get mandate to PACE for the next year

The leaders of "Azadliq" bloc stated that the mandate of Azerbaijani delegation will not be confirmed at the winter session of the PACE due to falsifications of the parliamentary elections.
03 December 2005 [19:23]

Actions of Azeri authorities are approved on Friday and condemned on Saturday by US officials

United States are condemning the use of force against peaceful protestors in Azerbaijan but at the same time is pleased by the attempts of President Ilham Aliyev and his government to address shortcomings in recent parliamentary elections, reads a statement by the US Department of State.
03 December 2005 [19:14]

Guidance group of National Association of Local Authorities to assemble in Baku

A meeting of the first guidance project group on establishment of the National Association of local authorities will be held in Baku on December 8, the PACE Secretariat in Strasbourg told Trend.
03 December 2005 [19:09]

PACE Committee on Refugees will discuss refugee situation on South Caucasus

The PACE Committee on Refugees will consider reports on the state of refugees in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia in Paris on December 9, the CE Secretariat in Strasbourg told Trend.
03 December 2005 [18:54]

Azerbaijan raises again issue of complete abolishment of Section 907 of Freedom Support Act

The Azerbaijani side again raised the question on speeding complete abolishment of the Section 907 of the Freedom Support Act [prohibiting US financial assistance to Azerbaijan] at the meeting of the US-Azerbaijani Working group on Economic Cooperation held in Washington.
03 December 2005 [18:22]

Arzukhan Alizade: "Probably, the party leadership will absolve me for signing this document"

Opposition may punish its renegate members of the Central Election Commission who signed final protocol on the election results.
03 December 2005 [18:14]

Elmar Mammadyarov met with Ukrainian Foreign Minister

The minister of foreign affairs Elmar Mammadyarov participated in the Forum of the "Democratic choice union" held in Kiev yesterday.
03 December 2005 [11:23]

Mazahir Panahov met with Gross, Herkel and Platvoet

Yesterday the chairman of the Central Election Commission Mazahir Panahov met with PACE co-rapporteurs on Azerbaijan Andreas Gross and Andres Herkel, head of CE observation mission Leo Plavoet.
03 December 2005 [10:52]

"Azadliq" promises that it will continue to strive for nullification of November 6 elections

"Azadliq" bloc spread a statement on the decision of the Constitutional Court concerning confirmation of Parliamentary election results.
03 December 2005 [10:36]

Azerbaijani observers leave for Astana

Members of the Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan left for Astana today to observe the Presidential elections in Kazakhstan scheduled for December 4.
03 December 2005 [10:30]

Offical Baku takes statement of US Embassy as a positive evaluation of November 6 elections

"The Azerbaijani authorities consider normally this position of the US embassy and expressed their satisfaction on such a constructive position concerning the parliamentary elections held in Azerbaijan," said the director of the socio-political department of the President’s Apparatus Ali Hasanov commenting on the statement of the US embassy on the decision of the Constitutional Court.
03 December 2005 [10:19]

President dismisses head of Saatli Executive Power

President dismissed head of Executive Power of Saatli district.
02 December 2005 [19:43]

Parliamentarians elect new speaker and appoint heads of parliamentary commissions

Ex-speaker Murtuz Aleskerov who presided at the fist sitting of the newly elected Parliament nominated Ogtay Asadov to the position of the speaker.
02 December 2005 [19:33]

Herkel, Gross and Platvoet meet with leaders of "Azadliq" oppositional bloc

The Information Office of the Council of Europe (CE) hosted a meeting of the co-chairs of "Azadliq" bloc and CE officials on Friday.
02 December 2005 [19:23]

Ilham Aliyev states that "orange revolution" has no chances in Azerbaijan

"There is no conditions for an orange revolution in Azerbaijan. I stated it even before the elections and the November 6 poll anew confirmed the loyalty of the Azerbaijani people to the policy of the ruling party," said Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in his address to newly elected deputies of the Parliament.
02 December 2005 [19:17]

Ilham Aliyev: "Our patience is not infinite"

"Nagorno-Karabakh conflict can and ought to be resolved on the base of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan," said Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in his address to the first sitting of the new Parliament.
02 December 2005 [19:07]

"Reporters Without Borders" calls MIA to ensure safety of journalists covering opposition demonstrations

Reporters Without Borders condemned the violence used by police against at least 12 journalists working for various mass media while dispersal of the opposition demonstration on November 26 in Baku.
02 December 2005 [18:54]

US welcomes Constitutional Court decisions and steps taken by the government of Azerbaijan

The United States Embassy welcomes the decision of the Constitutional Court of Azerbaijan to annul the results in additional constituencies that have been affected by electoral fraud during the November 6 Parliamentary elections, the US embassy announced on Friday.
02 December 2005 [18:29]

Lala Shovkat refuses from her mandate in the new Parliament

The leader of the National Unity Movement, Lala Shovkat, who was elected to the new Parliament decided to refuse from her mandate.
02 December 2005 [12:46]

December 2 - day of the first session of newly elected Parliament of Azerbaijan

The first sitting of the newly elected Milli Majlis [parliament] started on Friday noon under the chairmanship of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
02 December 2005 [12:25]

Azeri authorities reply to US Helsinki Assembly

Head of the Foreign Relations Division of the Azerbaijani President’s Apparatus proposed foreign human right organizations to give advises to their own governments.
02 December 2005 [12:18]

Akig Nagi: Karabakh Liberation Organization will not give up

"We will continue protest actions till OSCE Minsk Group countries get rid of their pro-Armenian positions," stated the head of Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) Akif Nagi.
02 December 2005 [12:00]

Full letter of HRH and NHC to Azerbaijani President condemning the brutal use of violence in Baku

The Human Rights House Foundation and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee ask Azerbaijani authorities to initiate an immediate and impartial investigation of the violent outcome of the demonstration Saturday the 26th of November. In a letter sent to the Azerbaijani President today the organisations strongly condemn the brutal use of police violence against demonstrators.
02 December 2005 [11:01]

EU urges Azeri authorities to investigate police actions on November 26 and punish responsible

"The European Union is concerned about disperse of the 26 November oppositional rally by the security forces," reads a statement of the European Union spread by the embassy of Great Britain to Azerbaijan.
02 December 2005 [10:53]

"Azadliq" postpones its December 3 rally

Leaders of "Azadliq" bloc decided to postpone December 3 rally after Baku City Executive Power proposed "Motodrome" as a place for the demonstration.
01 December 2005 [19:56]

Gross, Herkel and Platvoed collect information for a report on post-election situation in Azerbaijan

Andreas Herkel informs that the PACE post-election mission will develop a report after visiting Azerbaijan and it will be discussed at a meeting of PACE Monitoring Committee on December 15.
01 December 2005 [19:47]

Minister of Health continues structural changes in the ministry

Minister of Health, Ogtay Shiraliyev made a new structural change in the Ministry of Health creating an Innovation and Supply Center of the Ministry of Health.
01 December 2005 [19:39]

Azadliq will rally on December 10 and 17

"In compliance with the resolution of the united opposition rally committee the next protest rally will be held at Galaba square on December 10 and 17," said Nureddin Ismayilov, the spokesman for Azadlyg bloc.
01 December 2005 [18:43]

December - busy month for Azeri Minister of Foreign Affairs

Press service informs that the Minister of Foreig Affairs of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov has very busy schedule in December with plenty of visits to be paid.
01 December 2005 [18:29]

Ilham Aliyev allegedly will attend meeting of Organization of Islamic Conference

According to APA news agency President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev intends to leave Baku for Mecca to participate at extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) December 7-8.
01 December 2005 [16:06]

Results of November 6 elections in Azerbaijan officially valid starting today

Constitutional Court of Azerbaijan presided today to review and confirm results of Parliamentary Elections 2006.
01 December 2005 [14:45]

CIS Council of Defense Ministers adopted a draft agreement on establishment of a unified system on radiation intelligence

The routine meeting of the CIS Defense Ministries Council attended by Azerbaijan's Minister of Defense Safar Abiyev was held in Moscow yesterday.
01 December 2005 [14:10]

"Azadliq" political bloc does not intend to hold rallies in regions of Azerbaijan

Although "Azadliq" bloc declared that after the elections it will hold protest rallies not only in Baku but also in regions, the bloc leadership now seems to forget completely about its promise.