Azerbaijan State News Agency http://azertag.az Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:10:30 +0500 http://azertag.az/img/site-logo.png Azerbaijan State News Agency http://azertag.az/ Azerbaijan joins International Cultural Expo in Malaysia Azerbaijan was represented at the International Cultural Expo in Malaysia. The aim of the exhibition, organized by Malaysian MARA University of Technology, was presentation of history, geography, economy http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_joins_International_Cultural_Expo_in_Malaysia-842132 CULTURE Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:36:00 +0500 Nakhchivan to host international chess festival The chess festival Nakhchivan Open 2015 commemorating Azerbaijan`s national leader Heydar Aliyev will take place on May 1-10. The tournament will be held in three groups A, B, C and will be played over nine rounds of Swiss system. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Nakhchivan_to_host_international_chess_festival-842077 SPORTS Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:49:00 +0500 Date of 5th News Agencies World Congress defined The 5th News Agencies World Congress will be held in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, on November 16-17, 2016. The decision was made at the 3rd meeting of the News Agencies World Council (NACO) in Baku early March. The meeting was attended by heads of SPA, Press Association, AZERTAC http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Date_of_5th_News_Agencies_World_Congress_defined-842067 POLITICS Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:34:00 +0500 Statements by Russian MP in Armenia can be accessed as interference in internal affairs of Azerbaijan Second secretary of the Azerbaijan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Konul Suleymanli commented on statements of the member of the Russian Parliament (State Duma) Leonid Slutsky made by him during the press conference in Armenia. “We would like to remind Leonid Slutsky that monuments http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Statements_by_Russian_MP_in_Armenia_can_be_accessed_as_interference_in_internal_affairs_of_Azerbaijan-842060 POLITICS Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:18:00 +0500 Pakistan Senate`s Defense Committee issues statement supporting Azerbaijan on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict The Defense Committee of Pakistan’s Senate has issued a statement supporting Azerbaijan on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and condemning so-called parliamentary elections to be conducted by Armenians in the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region in May. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Pakistan_Senates_Defense_Committee_issues_statement_supporting_Azerbaijan_on_Nagorno_Karabakh_conflict-842061 POLITICS Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:14:00 +0500 Emin Samedli enchants jury of the Ukrainian show "Golos Kraini" Board member of the Union of the Azerbaijani Youth in Ukraine, singer and guitarist Emin Samedli takes part in the famous Ukrainian vocal show "Golos Kraini" ("Country voice") in Ukraine. In selection round of hearings, Emin Samedli sang the song "Embrace" from the repertoire of the popular group of Svyatoslav Vakarchuk http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Emin_Samedli_enchants_jury_of_the_Ukrainian_show__quotGolos_Kraini_quot-842062 CULTURE Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:10:00 +0500 Azerbaijan-Pakistan working group holds next meeting The next meeting of the Azerbaijan-Pakistan working group has today been held at the Training and Education Center of Azerbaijani Armed Forces. The event brought together high-ranking officers of the two countries. Addressing the event, head of the International Military Cooperation Department, http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_Pakistan_working_group_holds_next_meeting-842124 POLITICS Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:02:00 +0500 Star Wars actor Harrison Ford is out of hospital after devastating plane crash The 72-year-old actor has been spotted driving in Los Angeles, following reports the star was discharged from hospital last week. A list of Harrison's injuries include a large head laceration, broken pelvis and ankle. Harrison was at the helm of a vintage two-seater fighter http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Star_Wars_actor_Harrison_Ford_is_out_of_hospital_after_devastating_plane_crash-842020 WORLD Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:37:00 +0500 Surakhani District and Riga Duma discuss prospects for cooperation A delegation led by Riga Duma Vice-Mayor and the Chairman of the Freeport of Riga Board Mr. Andris Ameriks have visited Surakhani District of Baku, Azerbaijan, to discuss expansion of cooperation between the Surakhani District Executive Power and East Executive Board of Riga City Council, as well as development of friendly relations between the two http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Surakhani_District_and_Riga_Duma_discuss_prospects_for_cooperation-842011 ECONOMY Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:15:00 +0500 Azerbaijan, Ukraine expand parliamentary ties Members of the Ukraine-Azerbaijan inter-parliamentary relations Working Group at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine have met with their colleagues at the Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan Republic. Eldar Ibrahimov, head of the Azerbaijan-Ukraine inter-parliamentary relations Working Group http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_Ukraine_expand_parliamentary_ties-842007 POLITICS Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:05:00 +0500 Azerbaijani gymnasts win 3 world cup bronzes VIDEO Azerbaijani female gymnasts have grabbed three bronze medals at the 2015 FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Lisbon, Portugal. Marina Durunda showed brilliant performance to win two bronze medals in the ball and ribbon event http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_gymnasts_win_3_world_cup_bronzes_VIDEO-842005 SPORTS Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:58:00 +0500 Azerbaijani wrestlers claim 9 medals at European championship Azerbaijani wrestlers have grabbed 9 medals, including a gold at the European Under-23 Championship in the Polish city of Walbrzych. The gold medal came from female wrestler Alyona Kolesnik in the 55kg weight category. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_wrestlers_claim_9_medals_at_European_championship-842004 SPORTS Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:48:00 +0500 Airlines rapidly change cockpit rules after Germanwings crash In the shocked aftermath of the Germanwings disaster European airlines are reported to be rapidly adopting the US rule which prevents any pilot being left alone in a cockpit Australia’s airlines are likely to adopt the same change in cockpit management soon, or have it imposed on them by regulation at home or http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Airlines_rapidly_change_cockpit_rules_after_Germanwings_crash-841995 WORLD Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:24:00 +0500 Azerbaijan Education Ministry’s employee attends international forum in USA Afgan Abdullayev, senior consultant of the Licensing and Accreditation sector of the Azerbaijan Ministry of Education, has attended the international forum on Implementation of innovations in language teaching, in the Harvard University of United States http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_Education_Ministrys_employee_attends_international_forum_in_USA-841989 SOCIETY Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:11:00 +0500 Russian filmmaker Nikita Mikhalkov to visit Baku On March 31 Chairman of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia and President of the Russian Culture Foundation, film director Nikita Mikhalkov, will arrive in Baku. During his short visit, one of the brightest representatives of Russian cinema Nikita Mikhalkov will meet http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Russian_filmmaker_Nikita_Mikhalkov_to_visit_Baku-841986 CULTURE Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:05:00 +0500 Fluor Selected as Project Management Contractor for OGPC Project of SOCAR The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), as a result of the bidding process, awarded Fluor Limited a contract to provide project management contractor services for its new oil-gas processing and petrochemical complex (OGPC) in Azerbaijan. Fluor will book http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Fluor_Selected_as_Project_Management_Contractor_for_OGPC_Project_of_SOCAR-842000 ECONOMY Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:49:00 +0500 TAP issues contract notice for Italy onshore construction Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) project has announced another tender to pre-qualify for the construction of the Pipeline Receiving Terminal (PRT) and the installation of onshore pipeline in Italy, the consortium said on its official website http://azertag.az/en/xeber/TAP_issues_contract_notice_for_Italy_onshore_construction-841976 ECONOMY Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:34:00 +0500 Azerbaijani wrestlers grab 3 medals at Yasar Dogu tournament VIDEO Azerbaijani wrestlers have claimed three medals, including gold at the 43rd International Yasar Dogu Free Style Tournament in Istanbul, Turkey. The gold medal came from Aleksandr Gostiyev in the 86kg weight category http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_wrestlers_grab_3_medals_at_Yasar_Dogu_tournament_VIDEO-841971 SPORTS Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:17:00 +0500 Azerbaijani flag raised in Skokie, Illinois The tricolor of Azerbaijan has been raised in the largest and most famous park in the city of Skokie, Illinois, the United States of America at the initiative of members of the Azerbaijani diaspora. The Azerbaijani flag was raised in Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park which is http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_flag_raised_in_Skokie_Illinois-841954 POLITICS Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:17:00 +0500 Armenians violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 39 times throughout the day The situation on the contact line between Azerbaijan and Armenia has remained tense as the Armenian Armed Forces shattered ceasefire a total of 39 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defence Ministry said. The ceasefire was violated in Tapgaragoyunlu, Gulustan villages in http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Armenians_violated_ceasefire_with_Azerbaijan_39_times_throughout_the_day-841945 POLITICS Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:56:00 +0500 Management companies buy 93% of SOCAR Eurobonds issue Management companies bought 93 percent of SOCAR (State Oil Company of Azerbaijan) Eurobonds issue, placed in March 2015, the company has said. SOCAR placed 15-year Eurobonds with volume of $750 million with a yield of 6.95 percent http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Management_companies_buy_93_of_SOCAR_Eurobonds_issue-841944 ECONOMY Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:51:00 +0500 Azerbaijani judo fighter wins gold at Samsun Grand Prix VIDEO Azerbaijani judo fighter Elmar Gasimov (100kg) has claimed a gold medal on the last day of the international Grand Prix tournament in Samsun, Turkey. Gasimov secured the medal thanks to a victory over German Karl-Richard Frey http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_judo_fighter_wins_gold_at_Samsun_Grand_Prix_VIDEO-841941 SPORTS Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:32:00 +0500 New Jersey General Assembly issues resolution marking Azerbaijani Remembrance Day The General Assembly of the U.S. State of New Jersey has issued a commemorative resolution on Azerbaijani Remembrance Day marking the 97th anniversary of the Azerbaijani Genocide of March 31, 1918. Authored by Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver, the resolution was signed by Speaker http://azertag.az/en/xeber/New_Jersey_General_Assembly_issues_resolution_marking_Azerbaijani_Remembrance_Day-841937 POLITICS Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:23:00 +0500 Canada: Accident involving Airbus A320 hospitalises at least 25 At least 25 people have been hospitalised in Canada following an accident involving an Airbus A320, according to Euronews. The Air Canada flight skidded off the runway at Halifax, following an abrupt landing. Heavy snow meant visibility was reduced. However http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Canada_Accident_involving_Airbus_A320_hospitalises_at_least_25-841926 WORLD Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:50:00 +0500 Azerbaijan becomes EQAR member Azerbaijan has been elected a member of the General Assembly of the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR) at the organization`s meeting in Riga, Latvia. According to the Ministry of Education, during the meeting representatives of the Council of Europe, European Commission and the Bologna Process discussed the issue of Azerbaijan`s membership. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_becomes_EQAR_member-841895 SOCIETY Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:59:00 +0500 Azerbaijani taekwondo fighter wins silver at European championship Azerbaijani taekwondo fighter Radik Isayev (80kg) has won a silver medal at the European championship in Nalchik, the Kabardino-Balkar Republic, Russia. Azerbaijan`s squad included seven fighters at the championship http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_taekwondo_fighter_wins_silver_at_European_championship-841890 SPORTS Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:55:00 +0500 Azerbaijani delegation attends 15th Monitoring meeting of OECD`s Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia An Azerbaijani delegation led by Chief of the Anti-Corruption Department under the Prosecutor General`s Office, National Coordinator of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Kamran Aliyev has attended the 15th Monitoring meeting of the OECD`s Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia held in Paris. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_delegation_attends_15th_Monitoring_meeting_of_OECDs_Istanbul_Anti_Corruption_Action_Plan_Network_for_Eastern_Europe_and_Central_Asia-841891 SOCIETY Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:46:00 +0500 Azerbaijani sambo fighters win 6 medals in Moscow Azerbaijani fighters have claimed six medals, including gold in the Sambo World Cup Memorial of Kharlampiev 2015 in Moscow. The gold medal came from Amil Gasimov. Nasimi Umbayev and Emil Hasanov gained silver, while Bakhtiyar http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_sambo_fighters_win_6_medals_in_Moscow-841850 SPORTS Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:35:00 +0500 Azerbaijan, South Korea discuss prospects for cooperation First deputy speaker of Azerbaijan’s Parliament Ziyafat Asgarov has today met member of the National Assembly of South Korea, former speaker of the Assembly Kang Chang-hee to discuss prospects for cooperation. Mr. Asgarov hailed the current level of Azerbaijan-Korea relations. He stressed the http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_South_Korea_discuss_prospects_for_cooperation-841849 POLITICS Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:35:00 +0500 Young Azerbaijani Greco-Roman wrestler claims European bronze medal Young Azerbaijani Greco-Roman wrestler Eldeniz Azizli has won bronze medal at theEuropean Championship in Walbrzych, Poland. It was Azerbaijan`s 7th medalin the championship. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Young_Azerbaijani_Greco_Roman_wrestler_claims_European_bronze_medal-841821 SPORTS Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:36:00 +0500 Azerbaijan`s Deputy PM to attend third Syria donors conference An Azerbaijani delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the State Committee on Refugees and IDPs Ali Hasanov will leave for Kuwait to attend the third donors conference to raise funds for UN humanitarian operations in Syria http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Deputy_PM_to_attend_third_Syria_donors_conference-841807 POLITICS Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:47:00 +0500 Azerbaijani Central Election Commission’s Chairman visiting Uzbekistan The Chairman of Azerbaijani Central Election Commission (CEC) Mazahir Panahov is visiting Uzbekistan to observe the upcoming presidential elections in this country. On the sideline of his visit, Panahov held a number of meetings here. In the meeting with the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_Central_Election_Commissions_Chairman_visiting_Uzbekistan-841749 POLITICS Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:03:00 +0500 Imams’ online magazine fights back against jihadi propaganda Imams from Britain and Europe gathered here on Thursday to condemn the atrocities taking place in the name of Islam and issued an appeal to all Muslims to reclaim the "digital space from those who wish to tarnish their faith". Over 120 Imams attended an anti-extremism summit in the British capital and released a digital http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Imams_online_magazine_fights_back_against_jihadi_propaganda-841747 WORLD Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:21:00 +0500 Armenians violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 47 times throughout the day The situation on the contact line between Azerbaijan and Armenia has remained tense as the Armenian Armed Forces shattered ceasefire a total of 47 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defence Ministry said. Armenian armed forces, located in Armenia’s Paravakar village of Ijevan http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Armenians_violated_ceasefire_with_Azerbaijan_47_times_throughout_the_day-841746 POLITICS Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:05:00 +0500 Oil prices on world markets Oil prices have dropped in the world markets. On the New York Stock Exchange NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange) cost of the Light crude oil has decreased $2.56 to trade at $48.87, as well price of British Brent crude oil at the London ICE (InterContinental Exchange Futures) has fallen $2.78 to http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Oil_prices_on_world_markets-841745 ECONOMY Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:56:00 +0500 Yarat Contemporary Art Centre launches with Shirin Neshat’s The Home of My Eyes To mark the opening of YARAT Contemporary Art Centre in Baku on 24 March 2015, YARAT has announced the exhibition Shirin Neshat: The Home of My Eyes. This is a major new commission, produced following the artist’s time in Azerbaijan and also includes two http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Yarat_Contemporary_Art_Centre_launches_with_Shirin_Neshats_The_Home_of_My_Eyes-841780 CULTURE Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:00:00 +0500 Azerbaijan switches summer time on March 29 Azerbaijan switched to the summer time on March 29 at 04:00 A.M. , the State Committee on Standardization, Metrology and Patents said. In accordance with the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan, on last Sunday of March, on March 29 at 04:00 A.M. clocks were turned forward an hour to switch to the http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_switches_summer_time_on_March_29-841742 SOCIETY Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:03:00 +0500 Azerbaijan beat Malta 2-0 to claim first win in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying group Azerbaijan have picked up their first points in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group H thanks to a 2-0 home win over Malta. Cavid Huseynov's first competitive goal set Azerbaijan on their way to first group win early in the 4th minute. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_beat_Malta_2_0_to_claim_first_win_in_UEFA_EURO_2016_qualifying_group-841714 SPORTS Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:25:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev received the credentials of the newly-appointed Ambassador of Venezuela VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received the credentials of the newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Amenothep Zambrano Contreras. Ambassador Amenothep Zambrano Contreras reviewed the guard of honor. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_received_the_credentials_of_the_newly_appointed_Ambassador_of_Venezuela_VIDEO-841704 OFFICIAL NEWS Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:15:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev received the credentials of the newly-appointed Ambassador of Montenegro VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received the credentials of the newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Montenegro Branko Milic. Ambassador Branko Milic reviewed the guard of honor http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_received_the_credentials_of_the_newly_appointed_Ambassador_of_Montenegro_VIDEO-841682 OFFICIAL NEWS Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:00:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev received the credentials of the newly-appointed Ambassador of Ethiopia VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received the credentials of the newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Ayalew Gobezie Workneh. Ambassador Ayalew Gobezie Workneh reviewed the guard of honor http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_received_the_credentials_of_the_newly_appointed_Ambassador_of_Ethiopia_VIDEO-841690 OFFICIAL NEWS Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:47:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev received the credentials of the newly-appointed Ambassador of Slovakia VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received the credentials of the newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic Peter Priputen. Ambassador Peter Priputen reviewed the guard of honor. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_received_the_credentials_of_the_newly_appointed_Ambassador_of_Slovakia_VIDEO-841705 OFFICIAL NEWS Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:34:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev received the credentials of the newly-appointed Ambassador of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received the credentials of the newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay Aníbal Cabral Segalerba. Ambassador Aníbal Cabral Segalerba reviewed the guard of honor http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_received_the_credentials_of_the_newly_appointed_Ambassador_of_the_Eastern_Republic_of_Uruguay_VIDEO-841684 OFFICIAL NEWS Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:22:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev received the credentials of the newly-appointed Ambassador of Peru VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received the credentials of the newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Peru Jorge Abarca del Carpio. Ambassador Jorge Abarca del Carpio reviewed the guard of honor http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_received_the_credentials_of_the_newly_appointed_Ambassador_of_Peru_VIDEO-841685 OFFICIAL NEWS Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:15:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev received the credentials of the newly-appointed Ambassador of Ecuador VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received the credentials of the newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Ecuador Humberto Vinueza Rodriguez. Ambassador Humberto Vinueza Rodriguez reviewed the guard of honor http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_received_the_credentials_of_the_newly_appointed_Ambassador_of_Ecuador_VIDEO-841668 OFFICIAL NEWS Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:11:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev received the credentials of the newly-appointed Ambassador of Ireland VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received the credentials of the newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Ireland Brendan Ward. Ambassador Brendan Ward reviewed the guard of honor http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_received_the_credentials_of_the_newly_appointed_Ambassador_of_Ireland_VIDEO-841669 OFFICIAL NEWS Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:05:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev received the credentials of the newly-appointed Ambassador of the Seychelles VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received the credentials of the newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Seychelles Dick Esparon. Ambassador Dick Esparon reviewed the guard of honor. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_received_the_credentials_of_the_newly_appointed_Ambassador_of_the_Seychelles_VIDEO-841713 OFFICIAL NEWS Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:55:00 +0400 Azerbaijani gymnast wins gold of World Challenge Cup Azerbaijani gymnast Oleg Stepko has claimed gold medal during another stage of the World Challenge Cup in artistic gymnastics. Individual finals on apparatus wrapped up in Doha, Qatar http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_gymnast_wins_gold_of_World_Challenge_Cup-841658 SPORTS Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:42:00 +0400 Armenians violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 44 times throughout the day The situation on the line of contact between Azerbaijan and Armenia has remained tense as the Armenian Armed Forces shattered ceasefire a total of 44 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defence Ministry said. The ceasefire was violated in Gizilhajili village in Gazakh http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Armenians_violated_ceasefire_with_Azerbaijan_44_times_throughout_the_day-841645 POLITICS Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:32:00 +0400 Thai train crash leaves more than 50 hurt More than 50 people have been injured after a two-train crash in central Thailand, a senior official says. The crash occurred at 10.15pm on Thursday in Ayutthaya province when a rapid train from Bangkok to Denchai slammed into the back of a stationary express train http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Thai_train_crash_leaves_more_than_50_hurt-841644 WORLD Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0400 Euro 2016 round-up: Slovakia stay top of group C and Austria close on qualification Slovakia's impressive Euro 2016 qualifying campaign continued after three first-half goals secured a 3-0 victory over Luxembourg on Friday and kept them top of Group C with maximum points after five games. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Euro_2016_round_up_Slovakia_stay_top_of_group_C_and_Austria_close_on_qualification-841637 SPORTS Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:13:00 +0400 Azerbaijan`s female wrestler wins gold at European Under-23 Championship Azerbaijani female wrestler Alyona Kolesnik at 55 kg has claimed gold medal at the European Under-23 Championship underway in the Polish city of Walbrzych. On the way to final, she faced Estonian, Swiss and Belarusian rivals http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_female_wrestler_wins_gold_at_European_Under_23_Championship-841608 SPORTS Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:37:00 +0400 ‘Baku branch of the Moscow State University is an important branch’ Baku branch of the Moscow State University is an important branch. 500 students are studying here, rector of the Baku branch of the Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, professor Viktor Sadovnichiy told news portal “Vestnik Kavkaza”. The professor hailed the activity of the Baku branch, and underlined http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Baku_branch_of_the_Moscow_State_University_is_an_important_branch-841603 SOCIETY Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:24:00 +0400 Azerbaijani scientist makes report on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict at International Youth Forum Azerbaijani scientist living in Ukraine, professor at the department of international law of the National Aviation University of Ukraine, PhD Arif Guliyev made a report entitled “20-year long double standards of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict” at the 3rd International Youth Forum on the challenges of globalization and multilateral diplomacy http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_scientist_makes_report_on_Nagorno_Karabakh_conflict_at_International_Youth_Forum-841601 POLITICS Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:47:00 +0400 Brussels hosts first ADA EU School  ADA University and the Association of Young Azerbaijani Professionals in Europe (AYAPE) have co-organized for the first time the ADA EU School on March 22-27 in Brussels. The event was supported by the Youth Foundation under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Brussels_hosts_first_ADA_EU_School_-841593 POLITICS Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:11:00 +0400 ADA University, UNODC sign MoU Azerbaijan`s ADA University and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The MoU was inked by pro-rector of the ADA University Fariz Ismayilzade and deputy executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Aldo Lale-Demoz. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/ADA_University_UNODC_sign_MoU-841580 POLITICS Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:25:00 +0400 Armenians violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 57 times throughout the day The situation on the line of contact between Azerbaijan and Armenia has remained tense as the Armenian armed forces shattered ceasefire a total of 57 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defence Ministry said. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Armenians_violated_ceasefire_with_Azerbaijan_57_times_throughout_the_day-841573 POLITICS Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:15:00 +0400 Kazakhstan`s CEC says registration of candidates for presidential elections ended Kazakhstan`s Central Election Commission released information about the results of the registration of candidates for presidential elections. The time for submission of applications for participation in the election ended on March 15, and the registration came to an end on March 25. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Kazakhstans_CEC_says_registration_of_candidates_for_presidential_elections_ended-841572 WORLD Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:50:00 +0400 Azerbaijani K-1 fighter Zabit Samedov to lock horns with British Steve McKinnon Azerbaijani K-1 fighter Zabit Samedov will fight against British rival Steve McKinnon on April 17. The two fighters will face in the Global Fighting Championship to be held in Dubai. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_K_1_fighter_Zabit_Samedov_to_lock_horns_with_British_Steve_McKinnon-841564 SPORTS Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:14:00 +0400 Israeli expert Arye Gut: Armenia immortalizes – at a state level – fascists and anti-Semites who participated in annihilation of European Jewry Several months ago English-language Jewish newspaper in America “Algemeiner” published an article headlined “Anti-Semitism in Armenia” by Israeli expert in international relations Arye Gut. In his article, Mr Gut wrote that “anti-Semitism in Armenia is an unfortunate http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Israeli_expert_Arye_Gut_Armenia_immortalizes___at_a_state_level___fascists_and_anti_Semites_who_participated_in_annihilation_of_European_Jewry-841544 POLITICS Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:52:00 +0400