AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency http://azertag.az Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:06:16 +0500 http://azertag.az/img/site-logo.png AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency http://azertag.az/ Azerbaijani President approves funding for creation of Hajigabul Industrial Complex Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed an order to provide funding for the creation of Hajigabul Industrial Complex. Under the presidential order, AZN4 million is allocated from the Presidential Contingency Fund for the establishment of the complex, which aims to encourage http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_President_approves_funding_for_creation_of_Hajigabul_Industrial_Complex-1080903 REGIONS Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:53:00 +0500 Her Excellency Ms Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia Dear Ms President, On behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and on my own behalf, I extend my congratulations to you and your people on the occasion of the national holiday of your country - Independence Day http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Her_Excellency_Ms_Ellen_Johnson_Sirleaf_President_of_the_Republic_of_Liberia-1080899 OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:28:00 +0500 Baku Higher Oil School graduate gets German university scholarship Graduate of Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) Kamran Aliyev who received a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering has obtained a scholarship from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) in Germany, where he will do a Master degree. Kamran Aliyev became a student of the Baku Higher Oil School in 2012 http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Baku_Higher_Oil_School_graduate_gets_German_university_scholarship-1080873 SCIENCE AND EDUCATION Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:46:00 +0500 Azerbaijani tank crew members attend draw for "Tank biathlon" contest The draw has been held for "Tank biathlon" contest as part of the International Army Games – 2017 at Alabino training ground in Russia, Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Defense said. Leaders of the teams, trainers, members of tank crews took part in the draw ceremony http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_tank_crew_members_attend_draw_for__quotTank_biathlon_quot_contest-1080870 POLITICS Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:40:00 +0500 Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry: Armenia once again used drone “The Armenian armed forces have once again used the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on the contact line of troops in Tartar region," Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry has told AZERTAC. "Soldier Babakishiyev Muraz Kamal oglu received minor injuries after the enemy threw http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_039s_Defense_Ministry_Armenia_once_again_used_drone-1080810 POLITICS Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:26:00 +0500 Pomp and tradition come together as new president takes office in India The elaborate ceremony for change of guard in India's highest Constitutional office started today with a gentle knock on the door of President-elect Ram Nath Kovind's Akbar Road residence, according to the Press Trust of India http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Pomp_and_tradition_come_together_as_new_president_takes_office_in_India-1080803 WORLD Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:01:00 +0500 AIBA announces successful bids from India, Russia and Turkey to host Elite Men’s and Women’s World Championships to 2021 The Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) has said delegations from National Boxing Federations gave their final presentations to its Executive Committee as they bid for the right to host the next wave of major AIBA international competitions and events until 2021 http://azertag.az/en/xeber/AIBA_announces_successful_bids_from_India_Russia_and_Turkey_to_host_Elite_Mens_and_Womens_World_Championships_to_2021-1080791 SPORTS Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:27:00 +0500 Spanish referees to control Gabala vs Panathinaikos match Spanish referee Juan Martinez Munuera will be in charge of Azerbaijani FC Gabala vs Greek Panathinaikos UEFA Europa League third qualifying round match. Munuera will be assisted by Diego Barbero Sevilla and Sezar Manuel Nova Font http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Spanish_referees_to_control_Gabala_vs_Panathinaikos_match-1080780 SPORTS Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:01:00 +0500 Azerbaijan, Israel discuss prospects for developing cooperation between law-enforcement authorities Director of Security Authority of the Israeli Ministry of Defense Nir Ben Moshe has visited Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Internal Affairs. He met with officials of the ministry to discuss prospects for developing cooperation between the law-enforcement bodies of the two countries http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_Israel_discuss_prospects_for_developing_cooperation_between_law_enforcement_authorities-1080749 SOCIETY Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:24:00 +0500 Committee on monitoring of OPEC summed up results for first half of 2017 The ministerial committee on monitoring of implementation of the agreement on reduction of oil production of the countries of OPEC following the results of the fourth meeting which has taken place for the first time in St. Petersburg announced results of http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Committee_on_monitoring_of_OPEC_summed_up_results_for_first_half_of_2017-1080722 ECONOMY Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:57:00 +0500 Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry: Armenian armed units violated ceasefire 140 times Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry has said the Armenian armed forces continue to violate the ceasefire regime. "The Azerbaijani armed forces came under fire from large-caliber machine guns and 60-millimeter mortars (4 shells) a total of 140 times throughout the day" , the ministry said in a statement http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Defense_Ministry_Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_140_times-1080721 POLITICS Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:52:00 +0500 Azeri Light oil price increases on world markets Oil prices have increased on the world markets. On NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange) cost of the US Light crude oil increased $0.26 to stand at $43.62. Price of the Brent crude oil at the London ICE (Intercontinental Exchange Futures) rose $0.26 to trade at $48.38 http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azeri_Light_oil_price_increases_on_world_markets-1080695 ECONOMY Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:53:00 +0500 Tickets go on sale for 2017 Women's European Volleyball Championship Tickets for the Final Round of the 2017 CEV Volleyball European Championship – Women to be held in Azerbaijan and Georgia from September 22 till October 1 go on sale. The event will be hosted by Baku and Ganja/Göygöl in Azerbaijan and Tbilisi http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Tickets_go_on_sale_for_2017_Women_039s_European_Volleyball_Championship-1080688 SPORTS Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:34:00 +0500 Foreign Ministry: Misappropriation of Azerbaijani material and cultural monuments by Armenia contradicts international humanitarian law “Misappropriation of the Azerbaijani material and cultural monuments by Armenia contradicts international humanitarian law, especially the Geneva Convention,” said spokesperson of Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hikmat Hajiyev http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Foreign_Ministry_Misappropriation_of_Azerbaijani_material_and_cultural_monuments_by_Armenia_contradicts_international_humanitarian_law-1080683 POLITICS Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:59:00 +0500 Azerbaijani jiu-jitsu fighters win international tournament Azerbaijani fighters have won an international Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournamentin Baku. Azerbaijan topped the medal table of the tournament, followed by the UAE and Russia. The tournament involved 200 fighters from Azerbaijan, Russia, UAE, Qatar, Ukraine and Kazakhstan http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_jiu_jitsu_fighters_win_international_tournament-1080673 SPORTS Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:55:00 +0500 Azerbaijani President approves funding for construction of Zire-Turkan highway Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed an order to provide funding for the construction of Zire-Turkan highway. Under the presidential order, AZN3 million is allocated from the Presidential Contingency Fund for the construction of the http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_President_approves_funding_for_construction_of_Zire_Turkan_highway-1080668 ECONOMY Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:28:00 +0500 Polish President vows to veto 2 of 3 contested judicial reform bills Polish President Andrzej Duda will veto two of the three bills on judicial reform as put to him by the Polish Parliament which have led to a week of protest, according to Polish Press Agency http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Polish_President_vows_to_veto_2_of_3_contested_judicial_reform_bills-1080657 WORLD Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:36:00 +0500 Azerbaijan, Hungary discuss strategic partnership Azerbaijan`s Minister of Foreign Affairs Elmar Mammadyarov has met Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary János Latorcai and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Zsolt Németh http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_Hungary_discuss_strategic_partnership-1080655 POLITICS Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:07:00 +0500 Grandiose Gabala International Music Festival is ready for opening During 29 July to 3 August 2017, the 9th International Music Festival will take place in Gabala. Eminent musicians, artistic groups, soloists and conductors from Azerbaijan, Austria, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Israel and other countries will participate in the Festival http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Grandiose_Gabala_International_Music_Festival_is_ready_for_opening-1080640 REGIONS Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:06:00 +0500 Azerbaijani servicemen depart for Moscow to compete in International Army Games-2017 A delegation of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces departed for Moscow to take part in the competitions "Tank Biathlon" and "Field Kitchen" to be conducted as part of the International Army Games – 2017, the Ministry of Defense said. Another group of servicemen of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces will leave http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_servicemen_depart_for_Moscow_to_compete_in_International_Army_Games_2017-1080638 POLITICS Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:04:00 +0500 3rd Silk Road Fest hosts concert by Manafzade, one of the most prominent female maestros of Turkic world The 3rd International Silk Road Music Conference, which was conducted under the auspices of the Association of Music Trainers (MÜZED) and with the cooperation of the International Community for Turkish Culture (TÜRKSOY) and the Turkic World Musical http://azertag.az/en/xeber/3rd_Silk_Road_Fest_hosts_concert_by_Manafzade_one_of_the_most_prominent_female_maestros_of_Turkic_world-1080636 CULTURE Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:51:00 +0500 Azerbaijani karate fighters to compete at World Games 2017 Azerbaijani karate fighters will contest medals at the World Games 2017 to be held in the Polish city of Wroclaw on July 25-26. Azerbaijan’s squad includes Aykhan Mamayev (84kg) and Firdovsi Farzaliyev (60kg) http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_karate_fighters_to_compete_at_World_Games_2017-1080633 SPORTS Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:29:00 +0500 Three cops among 25 martyred in Lahore 'suicide' blast At least 25 people, including three policemen and a woman were martyred and 53 others injured in an explosion at the Kot Lakhpat vegetable market near Arfa Karim Software Technology Park in Lahore, Pakistan, on Monday, according to the Pakistani “The Express Tribune” newspaper http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Three_cops_among_25_martyred_in_Lahore__039suicide_039_blast-1080629 WORLD Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:26:00 +0500 Azerbaijani young judo fighters win 13 medals at European championship Azerbaijani young judo fighters have claimed 13 medals including four golds, five silvers and four bronzes at the Junior European Cup Prague 2017 held in the Czech Republic. Gold medals came from Rakhshan Bakhshaliyev (55kg), Ahmad Yusifov (60kg), Zelim Kotsoyev (+100kg) and Nazakat Azizova http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_young_judo_fighters_win_13_medals_at_European_championship-1080605 SPORTS Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:46:00 +0500 Introductory briefing and meeting of Judicial Commission of international contest "Sea Cup-2017" held in Baku VIDEO An Introductory briefing on security measures, organization and procedure for the international contest "Sea Cup-2017" as well as a meeting of the Judicial Commission have been held at the Azerbaijan Naval Forces headquarters http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Introductory_briefing_and_meeting_of_Judicial_Commission_of_international_contest__quotSea_Cup_2017_quot_held_in_Baku_VIDEO-1080604 POLITICS Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:40:00 +0500 YARAT Contemporary Art Space to host presentation of "Sara" "Sara" detective movie by Elvin Ahmadov will be demonstrated at “YARAT” Contemporary Art Space. “Sara” is a detective story that revolves around a young woman who lost her husband and is chased by criminals who are trying to murder her http://azertag.az/en/xeber/YARAT_Contemporary_Art_Space_to_host_presentation_of__quotSara_quot-1080600 CULTURE Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:37:00 +0500 Twenty students of Baku Higher Oil School undertake on-the-job training at Petkim and Star Refinery in Turkey Third and fourth-year students of Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) of Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering and Process Automation Engineering departments undertake two-month summer internship at SOCAR Turkey facilities and organizations http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Twenty_students_of_Baku_Higher_Oil_School_undertake_on_the_job_training_at_Petkim_and_Star_Refinery_in_Turkey-1080591 SCIENCE AND EDUCATION Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:07:00 +0500 Hungarian FM: Azerbaijan is an important partner in ensuring Europe's energy security "Azerbaijan is an important partner in ensuring Europe's energy security," said Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó as he met with his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov who is on an official visit to Hungary http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Hungarian_FM_Azerbaijan_is_an_important_partner_in_ensuring_Europe_039s_energy_security-1080580 POLITICS Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:35:00 +0500 Azerbaijani table tennis player claims European crown Azerbaijani table tennis player Ning Jing has claimed a gold medal at the 2017 STAG European Youth Championships held in Guimaraes, Portugal. According to Azerbaijan Table Tennis Federation, the championships http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_table_tennis_player_claims_European_crown-1080572 SPORTS Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:23:00 +0500 'The Azerbaijani and Russian presidents' Sochi meeting once again demonstrated Azerbaijan's influence in the region' "The Azerbaijani and Russian presidents' Sochi meeting once again demonstrated Azerbaijan's influence in the region," said MP Sevinj Fataliyeva as she commented on the Azerbaijani and Russian presidents' recent meeting in Sochi. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/_039The_Azerbaijani_and_Russian_presidents_039_Sochi_meeting_once_again_demonstrated_Azerbaijan_039s_influence_in_the_region_039-1080529 POLITICS Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:41:00 +0500 Azerbaijani fighters win four medals at European Judo Open Minsk 2017 Azerbaijani fighters have brought home a clutch of four medals including two golds from European Judo Open Championship 2017 in Minsk, Belarus. Nijat Shikhalizade (66kg) and Hidayat Heydarov (73kg) claimed golds http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_fighters_win_four_medals_at_European_Judo_Open_Minsk_2017-1080524 SPORTS Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:23:00 +0500 Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry: Armenian armed units violated ceasefire 155 times Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry has said the Armenian armed forces continue to violate the ceasefire regime. "The Azerbaijani armed forces came under fire 155 times throughout the day," the ministry said in a statement. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Defense_Ministry_Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_155_times-1080467 POLITICS Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:08:00 +0500 Azerbaijan’s Akkord OJSC wins tender in Kazakhstan Azerbaijan’s Akkord Industry Construction Investment Corporation has won a $70 million tender in Astana, the Republic of Kazakhstan. Akkord Corporation is the winner of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)-supported tender on http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Akkord_OJSC_wins_tender_in_Kazakhstan-1080464 ECONOMY Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:04:00 +0500 Azerbaijani boxers win three medals at Dagestan tournament Azerbaijani boxes have brought home a clutch of three medals including one gold from an international tournament held in Dagestan. Gold came from Maryam Jabrayilova in the women`s 69kg weight category. Viktoriya Ismayilova and Aytan Rzayeva grabbed http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_boxers_win_three_medals_at_Dagestan_tournament-1080457 SPORTS Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:48:00 +0500 Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry: Armenia tries to justify its provocations against Azerbaijani civilians "Armenia tries to justify its provocations against the Azerbaijani civilians," press service of Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry has told AZERTAC as it commented on false news recently spread by the Armenian media about the Azerbaijani armed forces' http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_039s_Defense_Ministry_Armenia_tries_to_justify_its_provocations_against_Azerbaijani_civilians-1080456 POLITICS Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:45:00 +0500 Belarusian referees to control Qarabag vs Sheriff match Belarusian referee Sergey Tsinkevich will be in charge of Qarabag vs Sheriff UEFA Champions League third qualifying round match. Tsinkevich will be assisted by Evgeni Romanov and Vitali Malyutin, while Victor Shumsik will be fourth referee of the match. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Belarusian_referees_to_control_Qarabag_vs_Sheriff_match-1080455 SPORTS Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:37:00 +0500 Russian warships arrive in Baku A small missile ship "Grad Sviyazhsk" and a rescue tugboat "SB-45" of the Caspian Flotilla of the Russian Navy arrived in Baku. The warships will participate in the international competition "Sea Cup-2017" to be held in the territorial waters of Azerbaijan in http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Russian_warships_arrive_in_Baku-1080454 POLITICS Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:35:00 +0500 'Sochi meeting showed that attempts to cast a shadow on Azerbaijan-Russia relations are in vain' Azerbaijani MP Rasim Musabayov said the Sochi meeting between the presidents of Azerbaijan and Russia showed that attempts to cast a shadow on the two countries` relations are in vain. "Russia and Azerbaijan enjoy relations that are developing in a number of areas http://azertag.az/en/xeber/_039Sochi_meeting_showed_that_attempts_to_cast_a_shadow_on_Azerbaijan_Russia_relations_are_in_vain_039-1080398 POLITICS Sun, 23 Jul 2017 18:29:00 +0500 Umud Mirzayev: Meeting of Azerbaijani and Russian presidents is yet another demonstration of Azerbaijan`s regional importance President of the International Eurasia Press Fund, deputy chairman of Azerbaijan Press Council Umud Mirzayev has described the recent meeting of the Azerbaijani and Russian presidents as “yet another demonstration of Azerbaijan`s regional importance”. He hailed the fact that the heads of state elevated Azerbaijan-Russia relations http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Umud_Mirzayev_Meeting_of_Azerbaijani_and_Russian_presidents_is_yet_another_demonstration_of_Azerbaijans_regional_importance-1080390 POLITICS Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:14:00 +0500 Well-known policy analyst Amanda Paul visits Azerbaijan's side of the frontline Senior Policy Analyst focused on South Caucasus at the European Policy Center (EPC) based in Brussels, Amanda Paul joined the trip to the Azerbaijan's regions near the conflict zone, organized by the International Eurasia Press Fund (IEPF). On July 18-19, the IEPF organized a trip http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Well_known_policy_analyst_Amanda_Paul_visits_Azerbaijan_039s_side_of_the_frontline-1080383 POLITICS Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:35:00 +0500 European Shooting Championships officially open in Baku The European Shooting Championships have officially opened in Baku. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport Ismayil Ismayilov highlighted Azerbaijan`s sporting accomplishments. He said Azerbaijan has rich http://azertag.az/en/xeber/European_Shooting_Championships_officially_open_in_Baku-1080381 SPORTS Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:02:00 +0500 'Sochi meeting of presidents points to ample prospects for Azerbaijan-Russia strategic cooperation' “The Sochi meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev points to ample prospects of strategic partnership between the two countries. It is a step forward,” said Azerbaijani MP Shahin Ismayilov. “We can assess this meeting from several points http://azertag.az/en/xeber/_039Sochi_meeting_of_presidents_points_to_ample_prospects_for_Azerbaijan_Russia_strategic_cooperation_039-1080376 POLITICS Sun, 23 Jul 2017 11:07:00 +0500 Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry: Armenian armed units violated ceasefire 126 times Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry has said the Armenian armed forces continue to violate the ceasefire regime. "The Azerbaijani armed forces came under fire 126 times throughout the day," the ministry said in a statement. "The Azerbaijani army`s positions came under fire from Armenian villages http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Defense_Ministry_Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_126_times-1080373 POLITICS Sun, 23 Jul 2017 10:20:00 +0500 Ambassador: Egypt supports Azerbaijan’s just position on Karabakh conflict “Egypt supports Azerbaijan’s just position on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,” said Egyptian ambassador to Azerbaijan Suzanne Mohamed Gamil. “Azerbaijan`s territories under occupation must be returned and its territorial integrity must be restored.” Mohamed Gamil also http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Ambassador_Egypt_supports_Azerbaijans_just_position_on_Karabakh_conflict-1080354 POLITICS Sat, 22 Jul 2017 21:29:00 +0500 Azerbaijani budo fighters win world cup Two Azerbaijani fighters have won gold medals at the budo world cup held in Lankaran. Nijat Heydarov and Mehrali Qasimov secured the titles in 75kg and +95kg weight categories http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_budo_fighters_win_world_cup-1080346 SPORTS Sat, 22 Jul 2017 19:59:00 +0500 Azerbaijani schoolchildren win 4 medals at International Mathematical Olympiad Four Azerbaijani schoolchildren have grabbed bronze medals at the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Two more Azerbaijani schoolchildren were awarded encouragement certificates http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_schoolchildren_win_4_medals_at_International_Mathematical_Olympiad-1080336 SCIENCE AND EDUCATION Sat, 22 Jul 2017 18:46:00 +0500 Turkey`s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority attaches great importance to cooperation with Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Emergency Situations “Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) of Turkey attaches great importance to cooperation with the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Azerbaijan,” said Deputy Chief of AFAD Fatih Ozar as he met with Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations Etibar Mirzayev http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Turkeys_Disaster_and_Emergency_Management_Authority_attaches_great_importance_to_cooperation_with_Azerbaijans_Ministry_of_Emergency_Situations-1080318 SOCIETY Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:31:00 +0500 Iran and Kazakhstan’s warships arrive in Baku The missile boats "Peykan" and "Joshan" of Iran’s Naval Forces and the rocket-artillery ships "Kazakhstan" and "Sariarka" as well as the hydrographic vessel "Zhayik" of Kazakhstan’s Naval Forces have arrived in Baku in order to participate in the international http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Iran_and_Kazakhstans_warships_arrive_in_Baku-1080309 POLITICS Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:09:00 +0500 Egypt sentences 28 to death over prosecutor's death An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 28 people to death in connection with the 2015 assassination of the country's prosecutor-general, according to a local judicial source, Anadolu Agency reports. Prosecutor-general Hisham Barakat was killed in a car bomb attack on his convoy http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Egypt_sentences_28_to_death_over_prosecutor_039s_death-1080304 WORLD Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:49:00 +0500 Azerbaijan marks 142nd anniversary of national press A ceremony has today been held in Baku to mark the 142nd anniversary of the establishment of Azerbaijan's national press and award the winners of a journalistic articles contest. In his remarks, Executive Director of the Fund of State Support of Mass Media http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_marks_142nd_anniversary_of_national_press-1080286 POLITICS Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:33:00 +0500 European Shooting Championship starts in Baku The European Shooting Championship has today begun in Baku. About a thousand athletes from 43 countries contest 79 sets of medals in 10m, 25m, 50m rifle and pistol events at the tournament, which is organized by Azerbaijan Shooting Federation and http://azertag.az/en/xeber/European_Shooting_Championship_starts_in_Baku-1080248 SPORTS Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:31:00 +0500 Azerbaijani, Russian presidents hailed successful development of bilateral relations between the two countries President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin hailed successful development of bilateral relations between the two countries as they met in Sochi on July 21. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_Russian_presidents_hailed_successful_development_of_bilateral_relations_between_the_two_countries-1080236 OFFICIAL NEWS Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:03:00 +0500 SPE annual Caspian technical conference and exhibition to be held in Baku SPE’s 4th annual Caspian Technical Conference and Exhibition will return to Baku, Azerbaijan 1-3 November 2017. This year's theme "Chasing the Margins," will focus on the current market conditions facing the oil and gas industry, both globally and on a http://azertag.az/en/xeber/SPE_annual_Caspian_technical_conference_and_exhibition_to_be_held_in_Baku-1080230 ECONOMY Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:39:00 +0500 310 Turks evacuated from Greek island after quake Hundreds of Turkish citizens were evacuated Friday after they were stranded on the Greek island of Kos following a powerful earthquake that struck early Friday and killed two and injured four, according to a diplomatic source. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/310_Turks_evacuated_from_Greek_island_after_quake-1080182 WORLD Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:52:00 +0500 From Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President of the Philippines Excellency, I extend my warmest greetings to you and your people on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Azerbaijan http://azertag.az/en/xeber/From_Rodrigo_Roa_Duterte_President_of_the_Philippines-1080165 OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:51:00 +0500 Azerbaijani, Russian presidents met in Sochi VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in Sochi. Greeting President Ilham Aliyev, Russian President Vladimir Putin said: http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_Russian_presidents_met_in_Sochi_VIDEO-1080163 OFFICIAL NEWS Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:44:00 +0500 Egyptian National Revolution Day marked in Baku Embassy of Egypt to Azerbaijan held a reception dedicated to the Egypt’s National Holiday - Revolution Day. Addressing the event, ambassador Suzanne Mouh Gamil briefed the participants on the history of the Revolution Day http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Egyptian_National_Revolution_Day_marked_in_Baku-1080152 POLITICS Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:33:00 +0500 Sean Spicer resigns as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned on Friday morning, telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of the New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director, according to The New York Times. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Sean_Spicer_resigns_as_White_House_Press_Secretary-1080149 WORLD Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:21:00 +0500 Azerbaijani referee to control Steaua vs Viktoria UEFA Champions League qualifying round match Azerbaijani referee Aliyar Aghayev has been appointed to control a match between Romanian Steaua and Czech Viktoria in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_referee_to_control_Steaua_vs_Viktoria_UEFA_Champions_League_qualifying_round_match-1080144 SPORTS Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:56:00 +0500 Turkish–Azerbaijani relations take centre-stage DEIK (Turkey’s Foreign Economic Relations Board) held a high-level event to discuss Turkish–Azerbaijani bilateral business and economic developments, bringing together representatives from the business communities of the two nations. The discussion http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Turkish_Azerbaijani_relations_take_centre_stage-1080143 ECONOMY Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:56:00 +0500