AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency http://azertag.az Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:32:04 +0400 http://azertag.az/img/site-logo.png AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency http://azertag.az/ Azerbaijan’s Gasimov tops IJF ranking The International Judo Federation has announced its latest rankings after the Grand Slam tournament held in Paris. Azerbaijan’s Elmar Gasimov remains at the top of the 100kg class http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Gasimov_tops_IJF_ranking-925732 SPORTS Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:02:00 +0400 Nine dead, 50 seriously injured after head-on train crash in Germany Nine people are dead and 50 seriously injured after a head-on collision between two trains in Germany's southern state of Bavaria, according to CNN. Altogether, 100 to 150 people suffered injuries in the collision, police say. Authorities have issued an urgent call for blood http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Nine_dead_50_seriously_injured_after_head_on_train_crash_in_Germany-925724 WORLD Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:47:00 +0400 Agenda of next Global Baku Forum discussed in Macedonia The agenda of the 6th Global Baku Forum to be held in Azerbaijan next March and the activity of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center were discussed “Dialogue Among Civilizations: the Road Ahead” conference held in Skopje, Macedonia http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Agenda_of_next_Global_Baku_Forum_discussed_in_Macedonia-925718 POLITICS Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:34:00 +0400 Earthquake measuring 5.7 magnitude felt in New Zealand capital New Zealand's capital city Wellington was rocked by 5.7 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, according to the country's earthquake monitoring service, according to Reuters. The quake's epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) southeast of St Arnaud, a small town in the north of the country's South Island http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Earthquake_measuring_57_magnitude_felt_in_New_Zealand_capital-925715 WORLD Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:25:00 +0400 Georgian PM: Azerbaijan is main supplier of natural gas to Georgia “Azerbaijan is the main supplier of natural gas to Georgia. We successfully cooperate with Azerbaijan in all spheres, including energy,” Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili said in an interview with local media. Kvirikashvili dismissed allegations that Georgia plans to buy natural gas from Gazprom http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Georgian_PM_Azerbaijan_is_main_supplier_of_natural_gas_to_Georgia-925712 ECONOMY Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:20:00 +0400 Azerbaijani pianist wins second prize of Chopin Competition in Estonia Azerbaijani junior pianist Narmina Ismailova won the 2nd Prize of the 11th Chopin international competition of young pianists in the Estonian town of Narva. Narmina, who performed Chopin’s Waltz in E-flat major, opus 18, also joined a traditional gala concert of winners in Tallinn accompanied by the http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_pianist_wins_second_prize_of_Chopin_Competition_in_Estonia-925711 CULTURE Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:18:00 +0400 Qatar considering special courts for World Cup offenders Qatar may create special courts during the 2022 soccer World Cup to deal quickly and "very gently" with alcohol-consuming fans who break the law in a conservative Muslim state where public drunkenness is prohibited, a Qatari official said on Mondayç according to http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Qatar_considering_special_courts_for_World_Cup_offenders-925676 SPORTS Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:58:00 +0400 Iran to boost oil output by 500,000 barrels Iran is aiming to increase its oil production by 500,000 barrels per day now that sanctions have been lifted under a landmark nuclear deal with world powers, a top official said, according to Daily Mail http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Iran_to_boost_oil_output_by_500000_barrels-925674 WORLD Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:56:00 +0400 2 killed, 8 injured in fire on Mexico offshore oil platform Mexico's state oil company says a fire that erupted on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico killed two workers and injured eight, according to CNBC. Petroleos Mexico says via Twitter that the fire on the Abkatun A platform off the coast of the southern state of Campeche was brought http://azertag.az/en/xeber/2_killed_8_injured_in_fire_on_Mexico_offshore_oil_platform-925630 WORLD Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:46:00 +0400 'Wrong type of trees' in Europe increased global warming The assumption that planting new forests helps limit climate change has been challenged by a new study. Researchers found that in Europe, trees grown since 1750 have actually increased global warming, according to the BBC News http://azertag.az/en/xeber/_039Wrong_type_of_trees_039_in_Europe_increased_global_warming-925628 SOCIETY Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:43:00 +0400 Official ambassadors of 2016 “Formula 1” Grand Prix of Europe presented With 130 days left until Azerbaijan’s inaugural “Formula 1” race, the most recognizable figures of Azerbaijan have been presented as Official Ambassadors for the 2016 “Formula 1” Grand Prix of Europe, the Baku City Circuit (BCC) said http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Official_ambassadors_of_2016_Formula_1_Grand_Prix_of_Europe_presented-925607 SPORTS Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:44:00 +0400 Armenians violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 119 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 119 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry said. Armenian armed forces, located in Armenia's Berkaber villages of Ijevan region, Mosesgekh http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Armenians_violated_ceasefire_with_Azerbaijan_119_times_throughout_the_day-925597 POLITICS Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:09:00 +0400 Oil price on world markets The price of oil fell again in the world markets. On the New York Stock Exchange NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange) cost of the US Light crude oil decreased $1.20 to stand at http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Oil_price_on_world_markets-925588 ECONOMY Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:50:00 +0400 Honey can destroy harmful fungus, save lives Researchers from Britain have identified the effect of honey used since ancient times for the treatment of several diseases, on pathogenic fungi that can cause devastating infections in vulnerable people. Researchers from the University of Manchester in Britain discovered a http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Honey_can_destroy_harmful_fungus_save_lives-925586 SOCIETY Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:43:00 +0400 President allocates AZN 700,000 for construction of Tekle-Sundu-Khilmilli highway President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today signed an executive order allocating funds for the completion of the construction of Tekle-Sundu-Khilmilli highway in Qobustan. Under the presidential order, AZN 700,000 will be allocated to Azeryolservis from 2016 State Budget for the completion http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_allocates_AZN_700000_for_construction_of_Tekle_Sundu_Khilmilli_highway-925562 REGIONS Mon, 08 Feb 2016 23:45:00 +0400 Azerbaijani movies win award in international festival in China The Lighthouse” (Mayak), short film called as “Black Garden” the movies by Azerbaijani filmmakers, have received award in the first Asian International Film Festival in China. The author of the script is Esmira Eyub, producer Fariz Ahmadov, cameraman Nizami Abbas, art director Ibrahim Aminov http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_movies_win_award_in_international_festival_in_China-925542 CULTURE Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:44:00 +0400 State University of Economics tops Azerbaijani universities in Webometrics rankings “The Ranking Web” or “Webometrics” which is the most prestigious ranking of the world in higher education institutions announced its latest list. According to the list Azerbaijan State University of Economics (UNEC) has raised up to 4137 place from 4469 of the position occupied in http://azertag.az/en/xeber/State_University_of_Economics_tops_Azerbaijani_universities_in_Webometrics_rankings-925541 SOCIETY Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:42:00 +0400 “Azerbaijani manuscripts in world libraries” conference to be held in Baku  The first international conference “Azerbaijani manuscripts in world libraries” will be organized in Baku. It will be held at the Institute of Manuscripts after Mahammad Fuzuli in October http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_manuscripts_in_world_libraries_conference_to_be_held_in_Baku_-925539 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:30:00 +0400 Azerbaijani referee to control U19 European championship elite round matches Azerbaijani FIFA referee Rahim Hasanov and assistant referee Namig Huseynov will be in charge of the UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round matches. The Azerbaijani referees will control games of the Group 4, which includes the Netherlands http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_referee_to_control_U19_European_championship_elite_round_matches-925537 SPORTS Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:29:00 +0400 Baku to host 2nd Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council meeting Baku will host the 2nd Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council meeting on February 29. According to Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Energy, invitation letters were sent to ministers of energy and representatives of various organizations from Southern Gas Corridor member countries http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Baku_to_host_2nd_Southern_Gas_Corridor_Advisory_Council_meeting-925534 ECONOMY Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:22:00 +0400 World's largest energy trader sees a decade of low oil prices Oil prices will stay low for as long as 10 years as Chinese economic growth slows and the U.S. shale industry acts as a cap on any rally, according to the world’s largest independent oil-trading house. "It’s hard to see a dramatic price increase," Vitol Group BV Chief Executive Officer Ian Taylor http://azertag.az/en/xeber/World_039s_largest_energy_trader_sees_a_decade_of_low_oil_prices-925531 ECONOMY Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:17:00 +0400 Azerbaijani chess player wins bronze in Ferdowsi Open Tournament Azerbaijani chess player Gadir Huseynov has claimed a bronze medal at the 6th Ferdowsi Open Tournament 2016 in Iran. The event was organized by the Khorasan Chess Association in a 9-round Swiss format with time control 90′ + 30″. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_chess_player_wins_bronze_in_Ferdowsi_Open_Tournament-925530 SPORTS Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:11:00 +0400 Germany and Turkey come up with a 10-point action plan Angela Merkel and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu say they have put together an action plan to deal with the migrant crisis, according to Euronews. Germany’s Chancellor is in Turkey for talks on managing the ongoing refugee crisis http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Germany_and_Turkey_come_up_with_a_10_point_action_plan-925523 WORLD Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:45:00 +0400 Twice the size of Burj Khalifa: Mile-high tower proposed as centerpiece of future Tokyo Architects want to build a mile-high skyscraper in the Japanese city of Tokyo, two times the size of the world’s current tallest building. The aptly titled “Sky Mile Tower” is proposed as part of sustainable Tokyo development plan till 2045, according to Russia Today http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Twice_the_size_of_Burj_Khalifa_Mile_high_tower_proposed_as_centerpiece_of_future_Tokyo-925518 WORLD Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:35:00 +0400 Azerbaijan starts electric power supply to Turkey Azerbaijan has started supplying electric power to Turkey under the project “Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Energy Bridge”. Turkey receives 80MWs of electric power a day from Azerbaijan http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_starts_electric_power_supply_to_Turkey-925513 ECONOMY Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:31:00 +0400 IAAF publishes list of Russian athletes banned from international competitions The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) published on Monday on its website a list of Russian athletes banned from international competitions for the duration of the suspension of the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF), according to TASS http://azertag.az/en/xeber/IAAF_publishes_list_of_Russian_athletes_banned_from_international_competitions-925510 SPORTS Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:27:00 +0400 Refugee boat sinks off Turkey's Aegean coast, 24 dead At least 24 people have died after a boat carrying refugees sank in the Aegean Sea off Turkey's western Balikesir province, according to Anadolu Agency. The Turkish Coast Guard said they rescued three survivors Monday morning, while another http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Refugee_boat_sinks_off_Turkey_039s_Aegean_coast_24_dead-925439 WORLD Mon, 08 Feb 2016 19:41:00 +0400 Azerbaijan’s Chunayev tops United World Wrestling rankings The United World Wrestling has announced its latest rankings for Greco-Roman wrestling, where Azerbaijan`s Rasul Chunayev remains at the top of the 71kg weight category. Silver medalist of the World Championships Rovshan Bayramov ranks second in the 59kg class http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Chunayev_tops_United_World_Wrestling_rankings-925490 SPORTS Mon, 08 Feb 2016 19:34:00 +0400 Foreign airlines may open new budget flights to Azerbaijani regions International Airports jointly with the Aviation Security Department of Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) are holding negotiations with representatives of the aviation authorities of Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Israel and some other countries for closer cooperation within passenger air transportation http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Foreign_airlines_may_open_new_budget_flights_to_Azerbaijani_regions-925484 ECONOMY Mon, 08 Feb 2016 19:23:00 +0400 Azerbaijani artist Mehriban Efendi to join Bissaya Barreto exhibition The Particula Space gallery of Coimbra, Portugal, on February 11 will host a Surrealism Now exhibition sponsored and organized by Bissaya Barretto, the largest fund in Portugal. The curator of the exhibition is famous surrealist painter of Portugal Santiago Ribeiro http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_artist_Mehriban_Efendi_to_join_Bissaya_Barreto_exhibition-925485 CULTURE Mon, 08 Feb 2016 19:19:00 +0400 Azerbaijan`s FM meets Secretary General of GUAM Azerbaijan`s Minister of Foreign Affairs Elmar Mammadyarov has met Secretary General of the GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development Altay Efendiyev. The sides discussed the development of economic-trade relations and cooperation within the working groups http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_FM_meets_Secretary_General_of_GUAM-925470 POLITICS Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:58:00 +0400 Italian President Sergio Mattarella begins week-long visit to US Italian President Sergio Mattarella will meet President Obama at the White House today as part of his first seven-day official visit to the United States during which he will visit Washington, New York and Houston, according to ABC News http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Italian_President_Sergio_Mattarella_begins_week_long_visit_to_US-925452 WORLD Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:20:00 +0400 Azerbaijani female wrestlers to prepare for European Championship in Ukraine The Azerbaijani national women`s wrestling team are on a training camp in Koncha-Zaspa, Ukraine as they are gearing up for the European Championship to be held in Riga on March 8-13. The national team includes Maria Stadnik, Leyla Gurbanova, Natalia Sinishin and Yuliya Ratkevich http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_female_wrestlers_to_prepare_for_European_Championship_in_Ukraine-925450 SPORTS Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:17:00 +0400 'Developing relations with Azerbaijan is one of Iran's key foreign policy priorities’ “Developing relations with Azerbaijan is one of the key priorities of Iran's foreign policy,” said Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jaber Ansari in his interview with AZERTAC. He said that lifting sanctions on Iran created a huge opportunity for broad cooperation, and taking http://azertag.az/en/xeber/_039Developing_relations_with_Azerbaijan_is_one_of_Iran_039s_key_foreign_policy_priorities-925438 POLITICS Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:55:00 +0400 Azerbaijan to face Russia in quarter-final of Futsal EURO 2016 The quarter-finals of UEFA Futsal EURO 2016 have been set in Belgrade, with Serbia v Ukraine and Portugal v Spain on Monday before Russia v Azerbaijan and Italy v Kazakhstan the following night. The top two in the four groups earned knockout berths and all will be looking to progress within http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_to_face_Russia_in_quarter_final_of_Futsal_EURO_2016-925404 SPORTS Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:45:00 +0400 Azerbaijani wrestlers win 8 medals in Istanbul Azerbaijani freestyle wrestlers have brought home a clutch of eight medals, including a gold from the 44th international Yasar Dogu memorial tournament in Istanbul. The gold medal came from Alexander Gostiyev in the 86kg weight category http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_wrestlers_win_8_medals_in_Istanbul-925399 SPORTS Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:30:00 +0400 U.S. Olympic Committee tells athletes to consider not attending Rio Games over Zika virus The United States Olympic Committee told U.S. sports federations that athletes and staff concerned for their health over the Zika virus should consider not going to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August. The message was delivered in a conference call involving USOC officials and http://azertag.az/en/xeber/US_Olympic_Committee_tells_athletes_to_consider_not_attending_Rio_Games_over_Zika_virus-925379 SPORTS Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:30:00 +0400 Azerbaijan, ADB discuss issues on economic reforms Assistant to the President on Economic Reforms Natig Amirov has met the visiting delegation led by Kathie Julian, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Officer-in-Charge, Azerbaijan Resident Mission. The sides discussed the issues related to the analysis of the overall macroeconomic situation, identifying http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_ADB_discuss_issues_on_economic_reforms-925333 ECONOMY Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:37:00 +0400 Global mobile payments to reach $620 billions With major smartphone brands Apple and Samsung making a big entrance into the mobile payment business, the total revenue of the worldwide mobile payment market in 2015 reached US$450 billion, according to the global market research firm TrendForce http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Global_mobile_payments_to_reach_620_billions-925327 WORLD Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:30:00 +0400 Iranian Ambassador to Greece: ‘Greek PM’s visit to Tehran a milestone’ Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ visit to Tehran on February 7-8 will be a milestone for the two countries’ bilateral relations, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s ambassador to Greece, Majid Motallebi Shabestari, said in an interview with ANA-MPA http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Iranian_Ambassador_to_Greece_Greek_PMs_visit_to_Tehran_a_milestone-925380 WORLD Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:06:00 +0400 Azerbaijani servicemen attend NATO events On February 8, NATO Medical Evaluation (MEDEVAL) Courses will be arranged in Madrid, Spain, the Resource Management Education Programme (RMEP) Courses will pass in Oberammergau, Germany, and the Language Test seminar in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_servicemen_attend_NATO_events-925310 POLITICS Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:52:00 +0400 Premiere of Azerbaijani composer’s work held in San Francisco The premiere of the famous Azerbaijani composer Firangiz Alizade’s work “Dance” has been held in San Francisco, US, the Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles said. Arranged within the Kronos Festival, the masterpiece of Azerbaijani composer was performed by the http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Premiere_of_Azerbaijani_composers_work_held_in_San_Francisco-925292 CULTURE Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:12:00 +0400 Armenians violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 127 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 127 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry said. Armenian armed forces, located in Armenia's Paravakar, Berkaber villages of http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Armenians_violated_ceasefire_with_Azerbaijan_127_times_throughout_the_day-925269 POLITICS Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:04:00 +0400 Oil price on world markets The price of oil changed in different directions in the world markets. On the New York Stock Exchange NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange) cost of the US Light crude oil increased $0.20 to stand at $31.17. Price of the Brent crude oil at the London ICE http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Oil_price_on_world_markets-925266 ECONOMY Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:00:00 +0400 Australia condemns North Korea 'satellite' The Australian government has condemned North Korea's most recent nuclear weapons test, calling the rogue nation a threat to world peace. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told reporters in Canberra the government joins the international community in condemning http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Australia_condemns_North_Korea__039satellite_039-925228 WORLD Sun, 07 Feb 2016 15:29:00 +0400 Swedish FM to visit Azerbaijan Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom will pay a visit to Azerbaijan as part of her trip to the South Caucasus. It will be the first visit of Margot Wallstrom to Azerbaijan. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Swedish_FM_to_visit_Azerbaijan-925227 POLITICS Sun, 07 Feb 2016 15:20:00 +0400 Azerbaijan-Russia Friendship Bridge: best works to be displayed in State Duma The Moscow House of Nationalities hosted an award ceremony of the winners of art contest. The Azerbaijan-Russia Friendship Bridge international project has involved students from Russian and Azerbaijani schools and art centers. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_Russia_Friendship_Bridge_best_works_to_be_displayed_in_State_Duma-925225 CULTURE Sun, 07 Feb 2016 14:48:00 +0400 China expresses regret over North Korea rocket launch China has expressed regret at Pyongyang's rocket launch, according to the Associated Press. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement that although China believes that North Korea should have the http://azertag.az/en/xeber/China_expresses_regret_over_North_Korea_rocket_launch-925214 WORLD Sun, 07 Feb 2016 12:55:00 +0400 Armenians violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 120 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 120 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry said. The ceasefire was violated in Gizilhajili, Mazam villages and nameless hills in Gazakh region http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Armenians_violated_ceasefire_with_Azerbaijan_120_times_throughout_the_day-925213 POLITICS Sun, 07 Feb 2016 12:49:00 +0400 Two planes collide in midair near Port of Los Angeles Two small planes collided over the ocean just outside Los Angeles Harbor and plunged into the water Friday, prompting a massive search by dozens of boats and divers. As darkness fell there was no sign of survivors, according to CBS News. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Two_planes_collide_in_midair_near_Port_of_Los_Angeles-925211 WORLD Sun, 07 Feb 2016 12:28:00 +0400 Azerbaijan, Lebanon discuss prospects for tourism cooperation Azerbaijani Ambassador to Lebanon Aghasalim Shukurov has met Lebanese Minister of Tourism Michel Pharaon to discuss bilateral relations in the field of tourism. The Ambassador briefed the Minister on the history of Azerbaijan, and noted that the country achieved the historical successes thanks to http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_Lebanon_discuss_prospects_for_tourism_cooperation-925209 ECONOMY Sun, 07 Feb 2016 12:22:00 +0400 Thea Tsulukiani hails cooperation between Azerbaijani and Georgian justice ministries “Azerbaijan and Georgia are two friendly, neighboring and strategic partner countries. These relations paved the way for the expansion and development of cooperation between all government agencies, including the ministries of justice,” said Georgian Minister of Justice Thea Tsulukiani. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Thea_Tsulukiani_hails_cooperation_between_Azerbaijani_and_Georgian_justice_ministries-925208 SOCIETY Sun, 07 Feb 2016 12:08:00 +0400 Daily Light: 'Support for Azerbaijan' Texas-based Daily Light newspaper has published an article headlined 'Support for Azerbaijan' by Member of U.S. Azeris Network (USAN) Durdana Balakishiyeva. The article says: “As we handled initial shockwaves of 9/11 attacks, President Heydar Aliyev convened his national http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Daily_Light__039Support_for_Azerbaijan_039-925203 POLITICS Sun, 07 Feb 2016 11:26:00 +0400 Azerbaijani MPs to visit Israel A delegation of the Azerbaijani parliament led by chairman of the Milli Majlis committee for international relations and interparliamentary ties Samad Seyidov will visit Israel on February 9 at the invitation of chair of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Tzachi Hanegbi. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_MPs_to_visit_Israel-925202 POLITICS Sun, 07 Feb 2016 11:09:00 +0400 Clintons made $153 million off speeches: report Bill and Hillary Clinton made a combined $153 million off of paid speeches from 2001 until Hillary launched her presidential bid in 2015, according to a CNN report. During that time, the couple gave 729 speeches for an average payout of $210,795 each. Of those speeches, at least 39 were http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Clintons_made_153_million_off_speeches_report-925185 WORLD Sat, 06 Feb 2016 21:56:00 +0400 Pope, Russian Orthodox patriarch to hold historic meeting in Cuba Pope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in what could be a landmark step towards healing the 1,000-year-old rift between the Western and Eastern branches of Christianity, according to Reuters http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Pope_Russian_Orthodox_patriarch_to_hold_historic_meeting_in_Cuba-925177 WORLD Sat, 06 Feb 2016 20:54:00 +0400 14 killed, hundreds injured in Taiwan quake The death toll of a powerful, shallow earthquake that struck southern Taiwan early Saturday has risen to 14, including a new-born infant, as of 9 p.m. according to the island's disaster response center, according to Xinhua. Over 340 people have been rescued. The rescue is still http://azertag.az/en/xeber/14_killed_hundreds_injured_in_Taiwan_quake-925174 WORLD Sat, 06 Feb 2016 20:49:00 +0400 Junior Azerbaijani karate fighter claims European bronze Junior Azerbaijani karate fighter Museyib Mammadov (42kg) has won the bronze medal at the European Championships in Limassol, Cyprus. Mammadov secured the medal thanks to a victory over Hungarian rival http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Junior_Azerbaijani_karate_fighter_claims_European_bronze-925168 SPORTS Sat, 06 Feb 2016 20:11:00 +0400 'There is a great opportunity for expanding cooperation between Iran and Azerbaijan' “There is a great opportunity for expanding cooperation between Iran and Azerbaijan. The two countries enjoy excellent relations. We plan to organize reciprocal visits of high-ranking government officials to further develop our ties,” Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mohsun Pakain told journalists http://azertag.az/en/xeber/_039There_is_a_great_opportunity_for_expanding_cooperation_between_Iran_and_Azerbaijan_039-925139 POLITICS Sat, 06 Feb 2016 18:32:00 +0400 GOP lawmakers ask to travel to Iran A trio of hawkish House Republicans say that they want to visit Iran later this month to observe the country’s elections, inspect its nuclear sites and meet with an American held prisoner in the country, according to The Hill http://azertag.az/en/xeber/GOP_lawmakers_ask_to_travel_to_Iran-925132 WORLD Sat, 06 Feb 2016 18:14:00 +0400