AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency http://azertag.az Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:03:36 +0400 http://azertag.az/img/site-logo.png AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency http://azertag.az/ Three dead, twenty injured in London attack — police Wednesday's terrorist act near Westminster Palace in London took away the lives of three people and left no less than twenty other wounded, Mark Rowley, the Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations in the Metropolitan Police Service told a news briefing http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Three_dead_twenty_injured_in_London_attack___police-1045172 WORLD Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:23:00 +0400 Terror attack at UK Parliament A woman has died on Westminster Bridge in central London in what police are treating as a terrorist incident, the BBC reports. A police officer was also stabbed in the nearby Houses of Parliament by an attacker, who was shot by police http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Terror_attack_at_UK_Parliament-1045155 WORLD Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:35:00 +0400 His Excellency Mr Mamnoon Hussain, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Dear Mr President, On my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Azerbaijan, I extend my most sincere congratulations to you and through you to all your people on the occasion of the national holiday of your country – Pakistan Day http://azertag.az/en/xeber/His_Excellency_Mr_Mamnoon_Hussain_President_of_the_Islamic_Republic_of_Pakistan-1045138 OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:00:00 +0400 Leadership of Ministry of Defense visits military hospital on occasion of Novruz holiday On the occasion of the Novruz holiday, leadership of the Ministry of Defense visited the Main Clinical Hospital of the Armed Forces. The leadership of the Ministry honored memory and laid flowers at a monument to national leader Heydar Aliyev erected in the territory of the hospital http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Leadership_of_Ministry_of_Defense_visits_military_hospital_on_occasion_of_Novruz_holiday-1045129 POLITICS Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:26:00 +0400 Mevlut Cavusoglu: Turkey and Russia cooperate to solve Nagorno-Karabakh conflict Turkey and Russia have restored their relations and are now working together to solve regional problems, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during his visit to the United States, according to TASS http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Mevlut_Cavusoglu_Turkey_and_Russia_cooperate_to_solve_Nagorno_Karabakh_conflict-1045108 POLITICS Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:21:00 +0400 North Korea fails in attempted missile launch North Korea attempted to launch a missile on Wednesday morning but failed, according to authorities in several countries including South Korea and the United States, Kyodo News reports http://azertag.az/en/xeber/North_Korea_fails_in_attempted_missile_launch-1045105 WORLD Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:10:00 +0400 Italian Daniele Orsato to referee Azerbaijan`s clash with Germany at Tofig Bahramov Italian Daniele Orsato will referee a game between Azerbaijan and Germany in FIFA World Cup qualifying round at Tofig Bahramov Stadium http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Italian_Daniele_Orsato_to_referee_Azerbaijans_clash_with_Germany_at_Tofig_Bahramov-1045102 SPORTS Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:42:00 +0400 French interior minister quits over jobs for daughters Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux resigned on Tuesday amid a probe into media claims that he employed his two teenage daughters as parliamentary aides, according to Anadolu Agency. Le Roux “presented his resignation in order to provide all the details necessary for the establishment of the truth, in the framework http://azertag.az/en/xeber/French_interior_minister_quits_over_jobs_for_daughters-1045089 WORLD Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:42:00 +0400 Armenian armed units violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 143 times throughout the day The Armenian armed units shattered ceasefire with Azerbaijan a total of 143 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry said. The Azerbaijani army`s positions came under fire from Armenian villages, including Shavarshavan, Voskevan and Barekamavan in http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_with_Azerbaijan_143_times_throughout_the_day-1045086 POLITICS Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:27:00 +0400 'More than 20 killed' in attack on community in central Nigeria More than 20 people have been killed in an attack on a community in Benue state in central Nigeria, according to local leaders, AP reports. Officials said at least 17 were killed in the assault on Zaki Biam by unidentified gunmen, while community leader Iverem Peters http://azertag.az/en/xeber/_039More_than_20_killed_039_in_attack_on_community_in_central_Nigeria-1045084 WORLD Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:07:00 +0400 773 children adopted in Azerbaijan last year A total of 773 children, including 402 boys and 371 girls were adopted in Azerbaijan in 2016, according to the State Statistics Committee. Official figures show that 45.4 per cent of the adopted children were aged under three years old, while 20.7 per cent between http://azertag.az/en/xeber/773_children_adopted_in_Azerbaijan_last_year-1045034 SOCIETY Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:15:00 +0400 US Secretary of State releases Nowruz message US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has released a message on the occasion of Nowruz. “I wish a joyful and prosperous Nowruz to all those around the world celebrating this ancient tradition that marks the beginning of http://azertag.az/en/xeber/US_Secretary_of_State_releases_Nowruz_message-1045024 POLITICS Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:38:00 +0400 Azerbaijani entrepreneurs invited to join Drinktec trade fair in Munich Azerbaijani entrepreneurs are invited to attend Drinktec, the world's leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry, to be held in Munich in September, according to AZPROMO. At this event the manufacturers showcase their latest technologies for the production http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_entrepreneurs_invited_to_join_Drinktec_trade_fair_in_Munich-1045016 ECONOMY Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:41:00 +0400 Armenian armed units violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 128 times throughout the day The Armenian armed units shattered ceasefire with Azerbaijan a total of 128 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry said. The Azerbaijani army`s positions came under fire from Armenian villages, including Paravakar, Vazashen http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_with_Azerbaijan_128_times_throughout_the_day-1045007 POLITICS Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:26:00 +0400 Azerbaijani films to be screened at LET‘S CEE Film Festival in Vienna Four Azerbaijani films will be screened as part of LET‘S CEE Film Festival in Vienna. The festival features exclusively high-quality productions from Central and Eastern Europe, including the Caucasus region and Turkey. This year the festival will feature four Azerbaijani films http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_films_to_be_screened_at_LETS_CEE_Film_Festival_in_Vienna-1045005 CULTURE Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0400 Azerbaijani karate fighter wins Rotterdam tournament Azerbaijan`s Irina Zaretska has won Karate 1 Premier League tournament in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. On her way to gold in the women`s 68kg weight category, Zaretska beat three former world champions http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_karate_fighter_wins_Rotterdam_tournament-1045002 SPORTS Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:27:00 +0400 Key al Qaeda terrorist killed in US drone strike A top terrorist accused of masterminding some brazen attacks – including the ones on the GHQ and Sri Lankan cricket team – was killed in a US drone strike in southern Afghanistan, according to Pakistan-based The Express Tribune. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Key_al_Qaeda_terrorist_killed_in_US_drone_strike-1045000 WORLD Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:10:00 +0400 Azerbaijan represented at "International Day of Culture" in Abu Dhabi An Azerbaijani delegation has participated in "International Day of Culture" event in Abu Dhabi. The event was organized by the Middle East branch of Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. Prior to an event, Azerbaijan Ambassador to the UAE Dashgin Shikarov has http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_represented_at__quotInternational_Day_of_Culture_quot_in_Abu_Dhabi-1044973 CULTURE Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:32:00 +0400 Boris Tadić: Azerbaijan is very tolerant country with regard to facilitating process of understanding among different religions “Azerbaijan has a key role in the Southern Caucasus region and in the Caspian Sea. The role of the country in facilitating the process of understanding among the different religions is important. Azerbaijan in that respect is very tolerant country, former Serbian President Boris Tadić told AZERTAC http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Boris_Tadic_Azerbaijan_is_very_tolerant_country_with_regard_to_facilitating_process_of_understanding_among_different_religions-1044965 POLITICS Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:46:00 +0400 Franco Frattini: Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is very burning problem, where credibility of UN is not at stake “Unfortunately, the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is very burning conflict, where the credibility of the UN is not at stake. Because, there are the resolutions of the UN, which are not implemented at all. What President Ilham Aliyev said about the implementation, the end of occupation, the role of OSCE is true http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Franco_Frattini_Nagorno_Karabakh_conflict_is_very_burning_problem_where_credibility_of_UN_is_not_at_stake-1044964 POLITICS Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:27:00 +0400 Azerbaijani businessmen join international conference in Georgia The Azerbaijani businessmen participated in the international “Georgia`s Economy: Prospects and Challenges” conference in Tbilisi. Addressing the event, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Dimitri Kumsishvili said they will create comprehensive http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_businessmen_join_international_conference_in_Georgia-1044962 ECONOMY Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:03:00 +0400 Japan’s Defense Minister expressed his protest against the deployment of troops in the Kuril Islands The Minister of defense of Japan Tomomi Inada protested against the deployment of Russian divisions on the southern Kuril Islands and the stationing there of rockets of a class “earth — ship”. According to the news Agency Kyodo, she said this at a bilateral meeting in Tokyo with defense Minister Sergei Shoigu http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Japans_Defense_Minister_expressed_his_protest_against_the_deployment_of_troops_in_the_Kuril_Islands-1044959 WORLD Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:22:00 +0400 Seven-day Novruz Festival starts in Baku The Novruz Festival started in Baku. In the square named after Sabir within seven days there will be festive concerts with participation of more than 40 collectives from different regions of Azerbaijan and other popular performers http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Seven_day_Novruz_Festival_starts_in_Baku-1044950 CULTURE Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:45:00 +0400 Dimitri Kumsishvili: Georgia and Azerbaijan carry out large-scale economic projects in region Azerbaijan is the main strategic partner of Georgia. We are interested in further strengthening and developing this partnership. Georgia and Azerbaijan carry out large-scale economic projects in region, said First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Dimitri Kumsishvili http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Dimitri_Kumsishvili_Georgia_and_Azerbaijan_carry_out_large_scale_economic_projects_in_region-1044939 ECONOMY Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:25:00 +0400 Armenian armed units violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 143 times throughout the day The Armenian armed units shattered ceasefire with Azerbaijan a total of 143 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry said. The Azerbaijani army`s positions came under fire from nameless hills in Ijevan district, Shavarshavan, Voskevan, Barekamavan http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_with_Azerbaijan_143_times_throughout_the_day-1044930 POLITICS Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:37:00 +0400 Japan’s Abe and Germany’s Merkel talk up free trade, urge ‘sluggish’ EU to sign key deal Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged the European Union (EU) to finally sign a free trade deal with Japan following nearly four years of negotiations. According to CNBC, both leaders touted the benefits of free trade http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Japans_Abe_and_Germanys_Merkel_talk_up_free_trade_urge_sluggish_EU_to_sign_key_deal-1044929 WORLD Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:12:00 +0400 Tickets for Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games go on sale Tickets for the Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games, which takes place between 12-22 May, go on sale and are available online and at city centre outlets across Baku. In order to encourage as many families and young people to come and enjoy being part of the Games tickets will be priced from http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Tickets_for_Baku_2017_Islamic_Solidarity_Games_go_on_sale-1044924 SPORTS Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:31:00 +0400 Azerbaijani gymnast wins gold at Aalsmeer Flower Cup in Netherlands Azerbaijani gymnast Svetlana Makshtaryova has claimed a gold medal at Aalsmeer Flower Cup in the Netherlands. She secured the medal after scoring a total of 52.505 points. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_gymnast_wins_gold_at_Aalsmeer_Flower_Cup_in_Netherlands-1044899 SPORTS Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:53:00 +0400 Moroccan newspaper highlights publication of Ali Hasanov`s books on Armenia`s aggression Moroccan newspaper Al-Islah and at-Tanmiya has published an article highlighting the presentation of the Azerbaijani Presidential Assistant for Public and Political Affairs Ali Hasanov`s books on Armenia`s policy of aggression and ethnic cleansing against http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Moroccan_newspaper_highlights_publication_of_Ali_Hasanovs_books_on_Armenias_aggression-1044896 POLITICS Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:35:00 +0400 Sharjah announces agenda of International Government Communication Forum 2017 The Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) has revealed the agenda of the Sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) to be held under the patronage of Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Sharjah_announces_agenda_of_International_Government_Communication_Forum_2017-1044893 ECONOMY Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:11:00 +0400 Ismail Serageldin: Global Baku Forum becomes important international event "The Global Baku Forum has become an important international event," said Co-chair of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center, Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandria in Egypt Ismail Serageldin in an interview with AZERTAC. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Ismail_Serageldin_Global_Baku_Forum_becomes_important_international_event-1044863 POLITICS Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:25:00 +0400 Zlatko Lagumdžija: Southern Gas Corridor is the 21st century's project "The Southern Gas Corridor is the 21st century's project. This is now going to Europe, through Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia," former Bosnia and Herzegovina Prime Minister Zlatko Lagumdžija has told AZERTAC. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Zlatko_Lagumdija_Southern_Gas_Corridor_is_the_21st_century_039s_project-1044861 POLITICS Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:54:00 +0400 Azerbaijani men's handball team to compete in Ukraine tournament Azerbaijani men's handball team will compete in an international tournament to be held in the Ukrainian city of Zaparozhye. According to Azerbaijan Handball Federation, the tournament will be held from April 10 to 16. The tournament is a preparatory http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_men_039s_handball_team_to_compete_in_Ukraine_tournament-1044855 SPORTS Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:52:00 +0400 Armenian armed units violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 136 times throughout the day The Armenian armed units shattered ceasefire with Azerbaijan a total of 136 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry said.The Azerbaijani army`s positions came under fire from Shavarsharan and Barekamavan villages in Noyemberyan district http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_with_Azerbaijan_136_times_throughout_the_day-1044851 POLITICS Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:10:00 +0400 Turkey marks 102nd anniversary of Gallipoli victory Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended the Çanakkale Victory Day celebrations in Gallipoli, Turkey, according to Yeni Safak. "The Turkish people are willing to sacrifice everything in the name of their homeland http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Turkey_marks_102nd_anniversary_of_Gallipoli_victory-1044849 WORLD Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:16:00 +0400 Azerbaijani President: Global business, political elite's interest in us is obvious "Our international positions are becoming stronger. If we take a look at the geography of my visits to foreign countries since mid-January until today, we will see that Azerbaijan leads a comprehensive and successful foreign policy. In the last two months, I have http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_President_Global_business_political_elite_039s_interest_in_us_is_obvious-1044847 POLITICS Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:08:00 +0400 Azerbaijani wines to be presented at Prowein 2017 trade fair Nine Azerbaijani companies will attend Prowein wine exhibition to be held in Dusseldorf, Germany, from March 19-21. Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO) will organize a competition to select local companies that will promote http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_wines_to_be_presented_at_Prowein_2017_trade_fair-1044844 ECONOMY Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:40:00 +0400 We brought our philosophy to international cooperation, President Ilham Aliyev "We strengthen our country with our successful policy. If you look at history, Azerbaijan has never been as powerful as now. Our successful policy, regional initiatives, energy, transportation projects form international cooperation in a broader sense. We brought http://azertag.az/en/xeber/We_brought_our_philosophy_to_international_cooperation_President_Ilham_Aliyev-1044843 POLITICS Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:27:00 +0400 Azerbaijani ambassador`s candidacy for post of UNESCO chief officially accepted UNESCO has officially accepted the candidacy of Azerbaijani ambassador to Russia Polad Bulbuloglu for the post of the organization`s Director General. Apart from Bulbuloglu, other eight candidates are from Vietnam, Egypt, Qatar, China, Guatemala, http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_ambassadors_candidacy_for_post_of_UNESCO_chief_officially_accepted-1044824 CULTURE Sat, 18 Mar 2017 21:07:00 +0400 IGCF 2017 to include two training workshops for media, government communication professionals The Sixth Edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017), to be held under the patronage of Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, from March 22 to 23, 2017 at Expo Centre Sharjah, will host two training workshops in collaboration with the United Nations Foundation http://azertag.az/en/xeber/IGCF_2017_to_include_two_training_workshops_for_media_government_communication_professionals-1044820 WORLD Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:46:00 +0400 Novruz holiday marked in Nakhchivan Novruz holiday has been celebrated in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. Chairman of the Supreme Assembly of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Vasif Talibov and his family members joined the festivities. He addressed the event to congratulate http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Novruz_holiday_marked_in_Nakhchivan-1044818 POLITICS Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:45:00 +0400 President and First Vice-President of Azerbaijan receive first tickets to Baku 2017 With 55 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, and First Vice-President, Mehriban Aliyeva, who is also Chair of the Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_and_First_Vice_President_of_Azerbaijan_receive_first_tickets_to_Baku_2017-1044805 SPORTS Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:23:00 +0400 Azerbaijani President: April battles did serious harm to Armenian propaganda “If until the April battles the Armenians were able to achieve some kind of mere success in their mythological activities, the April battles caused a serious harm to their propaganda and shook the Armenian society. The complications of that shock are felt there http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_President_April_battles_did_serious_harm_to_Armenian_propaganda-1044804 POLITICS Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:21:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev: Armenia's current leadership is the biggest threat to the Armenian people "Azerbaijan has become an important country not only in the region but on a global scale. But Armenia is a country, which has lost all hopes, lives in depression. And the reason for this is a criminal junta regime, which has illegally occupied Armenia. Armenia's current leadership is the greatest threat to the Armenian people http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_Armenia_039s_current_leadership_is_the_biggest_threat_to_the_Armenian_people-1044793 POLITICS Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:21:00 +0400 Mohammad Javad Zarif: Azerbaijan, Iran enjoy deep cultural and historical bonds Foreign Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov and Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif had an exchange of congratulatory letters on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Mohammad_Javad_Zarif_Azerbaijan_Iran_enjoy_deep_cultural_and_historical_bonds-1044788 POLITICS Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:12:00 +0400 AFFA Secretary General presents his election program Secretary General of the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA) Elkhan Mammadov has presented his platform at the UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Cyprus as he bids to be elected as a member of UEFA Executive http://azertag.az/en/xeber/AFFA_Secretary_General_presents_his_election_program-1044782 SPORTS Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:47:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan's achievements strengthen our country "Azerbaijan's achievements strengthen our country, give us ground to be optimistic about the future... We have a stable domestic situation. The people of Azerbaijan and the unity of the people and the government are the guarantors of this stability. Our policy is supported by our people and this is the main factor of stability http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_Azerbaijan_039s_achievements_strengthen_our_country-1044777 POLITICS Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:19:00 +0400 Baku Forum features session on “Youth Speaks, We Listen” The session on “Youth Speaks, We Listen” has been held as part of the 5th Global Baku Forum. The session focused on the migration crisis, future of China and cyber security issues. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Baku_Forum_features_session_on_Youth_Speaks_We_Listen-1044770 POLITICS Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:08:00 +0400 Azeri Light oil price increases on world markets Azeri Light crude oil price has risen on the world markets. The price of a barrel of Azeri Light crude oil increased $0.15 to stand at $52.95 http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azeri_Light_oil_price_increases_on_world_markets-1044741 ECONOMY Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:48:00 +0400 Global Baku Forum`s session focuses on future of Europe The 5th Global Baku Forum has hosted the session named “The future of Europe”. Moderated by former Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina Zlatko Lagumdzija, the discussions involved Chairman of the Presidency of http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Global_Baku_Forums_session_focuses_on_future_of_Europe-1044740 POLITICS Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:47:00 +0400 Deputy FM: Afghanistan supports initiative by President Ilham Aliyev on declaring 2017 as Year of Islamic Solidarity “Afghanistan fully supports the initiative by President Ilham Aliyev on declaring 2017 as a Year of Islamic Solidarity,” said Deputy Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Hekmat Khalil Karzai as he met with Azerbaijan`s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov in Baku http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Deputy_FM_Afghanistan_supports_initiative_by_President_Ilham_Aliyev_on_declaring_2017_as_Year_of_Islamic_Solidarity-1044702 POLITICS Sat, 18 Mar 2017 13:43:00 +0400 Global Baku Forum: Is extremism and populism biggest threat to international security? The 5th Global Baku Forum has featured the session named “Is extremism and populism the biggest threat to international security?”. Moderator of the session Kateryna Yushchenko, former first lady of Ukraine, said today terrorism, religious extremism and aggressive http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Global_Baku_Forum_Is_extremism_and_populism_biggest_threat_to_international_security-1044687 POLITICS Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:48:00 +0400 Colombian Senate adopts resolution on 25th anniversary of Khojaly genocide The Senate of the Republic of Colombia has adopted a resolution on the 25th anniversary of Khojaly genocide. The resolution was handed to head of Azerbaijan`s diplomatic mission in Colombia Ramil Farzaliyev http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Colombian_Senate_adopts_resolution_on_25th_anniversary_of_Khojaly_genocide-1044684 POLITICS Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:42:00 +0400 Ganja takes up role as CIS Cultural Capital 2017 Azerbaijan's second largest city, Ganja, has hosted a ceremony as the city is assuming its new role as a Cultural Capital of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) 2017. Participants of the event included head of Ganja City Executive Authority Elmar Valiyev, a delegation http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Ganja_takes_up_role_as_CIS_Cultural_Capital_2017-1044682 REGIONS Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:30:00 +0400 Global Baku Forum discusses building Black/Baltic Sea security community The session on “Building a Baltic/Black Sea Security Community: Towards an Action Plan” has been held as part of the 5th Global Baku Forum. The session was moderated by former Secretary of State, former Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Gennady Burbulis http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Global_Baku_Forum_discusses_building_Black_Baltic_Sea_security_community-1044674 POLITICS Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:20:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev joined nationwide festivities on the occasion of Novruz holiday VIDEO Nationwide festivities on the occasion of the national holiday of the people of Azerbaijan, Novruz, have been held in Baku. President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, first lady Mehriban Aliyeva and vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva joined the Novruz festivities http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_joined_nationwide_festivities_on_the_occasion_of_Novruz_holiday_VIDEO-1044656 OFFICIAL NEWS Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:30:00 +0400 Armenian armed units violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 115 times throughout the day The Armenian armed units shattered ceasefire with Azerbaijan a total of 115 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry said. The Armenian armed forces, stationed in Armenia`s nameless hills in Ijevan district, Shavarshavan, Voskevan, Barekamavan http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_with_Azerbaijan_115_times_throughout_the_day-1044638 POLITICS Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:08:00 +0400 On prices increase on world markets The price of oil rose in the world markets. On NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange) cost of the US light crude oil increased $0.03 to stand at $48.90. Price of the Brent crude oil at the London ICE (Intercontinental Exchange Futures) rose $0.02 to trade at $51 http://azertag.az/en/xeber/On_prices_increase_on_world_markets-1044635 ECONOMY Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:46:00 +0400 His Excellency Mr. Beji Caid Essebsi, President of the Republic of Tunisia Dear Mr President, On my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Azerbaijan, I extend my most sincere congratulations to you and the people of your country on the occasion of the national holiday of the Republic of Tunisia – Independence Day http://azertag.az/en/xeber/His_Excellency_Mr_Beji_Caid_Essebsi_President_of_the_Republic_of_Tunisia-1044664 OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:24:00 +0400 His Holiness Pope Francis Your Holiness, On behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and on my own behalf, I extend my sincerest congratulations to you and all your coreligionists on the occasion of the Coronation Day http://azertag.az/en/xeber/His_Holiness_Pope_Francis-1044846 OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:20:00 +0400