AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency http://azertag.az AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency Azerbaijan sends helicopter to Georgia to help tackle forest fires Under the order of the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, the Ministry of Emergency Situations has sent a helicopter to Georgia to help extinguish forest fires in Borjomi-Kharagauli Reserve, the ministry's press service has told AZERTAC http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_sends_helicopter_to_Georgia_to_help_tackle_forest_fires-1087575 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:44:00 +0500 Government of Georgia welcomes establishing of Caspian Energy Georgia The meeting between the representatives of the Administration of the Government of Georgia, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Azerbaijan to Georgia and the delegation of the Caspian European Club and Caspian Energy http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Government_of_Georgia_welcomes_establishing_of_Caspian_Energy_Georgia-1087576 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:41:00 +0500 Azerbaijani judo fighter wins gold medal at 29th Summer Univerisada Azerbaijani judo fighter Zelim Kotsoyev has become the winner of the 29th World Summer Universiade in Taipei City, Taiwan. He secured the gold medal in the men’s 100kg weight class. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_judo_fighter_wins_gold_medal_at_29th_Summer_Univerisada-1087573 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:40:00 +0500 Azerbaijani taekwondo fighters to compete at 29th Summer Universiade Azerbaijani taekwondo fighters will compete at the 29th World Summer Universiade in Taipei City, Taiwan. Azerbaijan’s hopes will be pinned on 12 fighters http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_taekwondo_fighters_to_compete_at_29th_Summer_Universiade-1087528 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:24:00 +0500 Spanish referees to control Kobenhavn vs Qarabag match Spanish referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco will be in charge of the Danish Kobenhavn vs Azerbaijani FC Qarabag return match in the UEFA Champions League play-off round. Mallenco will be assisted by Roberto Alonso and Raul Cabanero, while Diego Barbero Sevilla will be fourth referee http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Spanish_referees_to_control_Kobenhavn_vs_Qarabag_match-1087527 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:23:00 +0500 Azerbaijani gymnasts win silver at FIG World Cup Azerbaijani gymnasts Veronika Zemlyanaya and Svetlana Makshtarova have claimed silver at the 2017 FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup held in Minsk, Belarus. They secured the medal in the women's synchronized trampoline http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_gymnasts_win_silver_at_FIG_World_Cup-1087471 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:35:00 +0500 Azerbaijani fighters to compete at World Cadet Taekwondo Championships Azerbaijani fighters will contest medals at the 2017 World Cadet Taekwondo Championships to be held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, from August 24 to 29. Azerbaijan’s squad includes nine http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_fighters_to_compete_at_World_Cadet_Taekwondo_Championships-1087463 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:59:00 +0500 President Ilham Aliyev received delegation of Nizami Ganjavi International Center VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today received a delegation of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center led by co-chair of the Center Ismail Serageldin and including former President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers, former presidents of the Republic of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliyev and Petar Stoyanov, former President http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_received_delegation_of_Nizami_Ganjavi_International_Center_VIDEO-1087455 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:33:00 +0500 Former Latvian President: Global Young Leaders Forum is a great idea "Today, Baku has brought together a number of young people with different ideas and cultures from various countries across the world. The Global Young Leaders Forum is a great idea," said former President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers in his interview with AZERTAC. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Former_Latvian_President_Global_Young_Leaders_Forum_is_a_great_idea-1087445 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:01:00 +0500 US destroyer collides with oil tanker off Singapore A US destroyer collided with a merchant vessel near Singapore on Monday, leaving 10 sailors missing, according to a US Navy statement, Anadolu Agency reports. The guided-missile destroyer, USS John S. McCain, was involved in a collision with the http://azertag.az/en/xeber/US_destroyer_collides_with_oil_tanker_off_Singapore-1087443 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:59:00 +0500 Global Young Leaders Forum kicks off in Baku VIDEO The Global Youth Leaders Forum has kicked off in Baku. The forum is organized by Azerbaijan State Committee for Work with the Diaspora and the Nizami Ganjavi International Center. Co-chair of Nizami Ganjavi International Center, Director of the Library of Alexandria http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Global_Young_Leaders_Forum_kicks_off_in_Baku_VIDEO-1087424 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:20:00 +0500 Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry: Armenian armed units violated ceasefire 119 times Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry has said the Armenian armed forces continue to violate the ceasefire regime. "The Azerbaijani armed forces came under fire 119 times throughout the day," the ministry said in a statement. "The Azerbaijani army`s positions came under fire from Armenian http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Defense_Ministry_Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_119_times-1087389 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:07:00 +0500 Tourist plane crash in Switzerland kills three A small tourist plane crashed in Switzerland on Sunday, killing all the three people on board, police said, Xinhua reports. Local police confirmed that the accident occurred on Sunday afternoon at the Sanetsch Pass in southwestern Swiss canton of http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Tourist_plane_crash_in_Switzerland_kills_three-1087350 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:54:00 +0500 Azerbaijani Ramil Guliyev wins Men's 200m Birmingham Diamond League Azerbaijani sprinter Ramil Guliyev, who represents Turkey, has won Men's 200m Birmingham Diamond League 2017. He secured the gold medal after timing 20.17 seconds. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_Ramil_Guliyev_wins_Men_039s_200m_Birmingham_Diamond_League-1087349 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:47:00 +0500 At least 700 killed in South Asia floods The confirmed death toll passed 700 and more than a million were driven from their homes as large swathes of South Asia reeled under monsoon floods on Sunday (Aug 20), officials said, according to http://azertag.az/en/xeber/At_least_700_killed_in_South_Asia_floods-1087348 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:31:00 +0500 President Ilham Aliyev attended inauguration of Logistics Center of Shamkir Agropark VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has attended the opening of the Logistics Center of Shamkir Agropark. The foundation stone of Shamkir Agropark was laid by President Ilham Aliyev in 2014 http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_attended_inauguration_of_Logistics_Center_of_Shamkir_Agropark_VIDEO-1087322 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:43:00 +0500 Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry: Armenian armed units violated ceasefire 127 times Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry has said the Armenian armed forces continue to violate the ceasefire regime. "The Azerbaijani armed forces came under fire 127 times throughout the day," the ministry said in a statement http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Defense_Ministry_Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_127_times-1087318 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:58:00 +0500 President Ilham Aliyev opened Shamkir branch of “Azerkhalcha” OJSC VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has attended the inauguration of the Shamkir branch of “Azerkhalcha” Open Joint Stock Company. The head of state cut the ribbon symbolizing the official opening of the branch. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_opened_Shamkir_branch_of_Azerkhalcha_OJSC_VIDEO-1087302 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:43:00 +0500 President, Supreme Commander Ilham Aliyev viewed Mobile Field Surgical Hospital of Defense Ministry VIDEO As part of his visit to Shamkir district, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander Ilham Aliyev has visited the Mobile Field Surgical Hospital of the Ministry of Defense http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Supreme_Commander_Ilham_Aliyev_viewed_Mobile_Field_Surgical_Hospital_of_Defense_Ministry_VIDEO-1087313 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:40:00 +0500 President Ilham Aliyev attended opening of Shamkir Automated Management and Control Center of “Azerishig” OJSC VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today attended the inauguration of Shamkir Automated Management and Control Center of “Azerishig” Open Joint Stock Company. The head of state cut the ribbon symbolizing the official opening of the center. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_attended_opening_of_Shamkir_Automated_Management_and_Control_Center_of_Azerishig_OJSC_VIDEO-1087301 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:37:00 +0500 President Ilham Aliyev viewed Museum of History and Local Lore in Shamkir after major overhaul VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today familiarized himself with the conditions created at the newly renovated Museum of History and Local Lore in Shamkir. The museum features exhibits reflecting both the history http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_viewed_Museum_of_History_and_Local_Lore_in_Shamkir_after_major_overhaul_VIDEO-1087283 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:36:00 +0500 President Ilham Aliyev attended opening of Shamkir-Yeni Goycha-Dagh Jayir highway VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has attended the opening of Shamkir-Yeni Goycha-Dagh Jayir highway. Chairman of Azeravtoyol Open Joint Stock Company Saleh Mammadov informed the head of state about the technical indicators of the road http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_attended_opening_of_Shamkir_Yeni_Goycha_Dagh_Jayir_highway_VIDEO-1087280 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:01:00 +0500 President Ilham Aliyev arrived in Shamkir district for visit VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today arrived in Shamkir district for a visit. The head of state first laid flowers at a statue of national leader Heydar Aliyev in the center of the city of Shamkir http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_arrived_in_Shamkir_district_for_visit_VIDEO-1087275 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:40:00 +0500 President Ilham Aliyev inaugurated drinking water supply project in Gadabay VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today attended a ceremony to launch a drinking water supply project in the city of Gadabay. Prior to the ceremony, the head of state met with representatives of local public http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_inaugurated_drinking_water_supply_project_in_Gadabay_VIDEO-1087274 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:34:00 +0500 President Ilham Aliyev inaugurated Heydar Aliyev Center in Gadabay VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today attended the opening of Heydar Aliyev Center in Gadabay. The head of state cut the ribbon symbolizing the official opening of Heydar Aliyev Center. Photo stands reflecting national leader Heydar Aliyev`s and President http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_inaugurated_Heydar_Aliyev_Center_in_Gadabay_VIDEO-1087263 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:41:00 +0500 Calpine agrees sale in $5.6bn private equity led deal Calpine, one of the largest electricity generation companies in the US, has agreed a $5.6bn deal to be bought by private equity firm Energy Capital Partners and a consortium of investors, in the latest sign of the trend for power producers to leave the public markets, according to Financial Times http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Calpine_agrees_sale_in_56bn_private_equity_led_deal-1087253 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:13:00 +0500 President Ilham Aliyev launched Gadabay electrical substation VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today attended the opening of 110/35/10 kV Gadabay electrical substation. Chairman of Azerishig Open Joint Stock Company Baba Rzayev informed the head of state about the work done here http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_launched_Gadabay_electrical_substation_VIDEO-1087256 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:11:00 +0500 President Ilham Aliyev attended opening of lemonade plant in Gadabay VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has attended the opening of a lemonade plant of Gadabay Mineral Waters LLC. The annual production capacity of the lemonade plant is 6 million liters. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_attended_opening_of_lemonade_plant_in_Gadabay_VIDEO-1087249 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0500 President Ilham Aliyev arrived in Gadabay district for visit VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today arrived in Gadabay district for a visit. The head of state first laid flowers at a statue of national leader Heydar Aliyev in the center of the city of Gadabay. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_arrived_in_Gadabay_district_for_visit_VIDEO-1087244 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:45:00 +0500 Yenikand substation launched in Samukh VIDEO The 110/35/10 kV Yenikand substation has been launched as part of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev`s visit to Samukh. Two transformers with a capacity of 16 MVA were installed in the fully renovated Yenikand substation http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Yenikand_substation_launched_in_Samukh_VIDEO-1087230 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:00:00 +0500 23 killed as train derails in Muzaffarnagar, India More than 20 people were killed and around 40 injured as 14 of the 23 coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express derailed in Khatauli near Muzaffarnagar, India, on Saturday, according to The Hindustan Time. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was extremely pained http://azertag.az/en/xeber/23_killed_as_train_derails_in_Muzaffarnagar_India-1087214 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 21:00:00 +0500 Azerbaijani weightlifters to compete at 29th Summer Universiade Azerbaijani weightlifters will contest medals at the 29th World Summer Universiade to be held in Taipei City, Taiwan on August 19-30. Azerbaijan’s squad includes Mahammad Mammadli (62kg) and Azer Mammadli http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_weightlifters_to_compete_at_29th_Summer_Universiade-1087195 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 19:27:00 +0500 President Ilham Aliyev viewed Samukh Agroenergy Residential Complex VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has viewed Samukh Agroenergy Residential Complex. Chairman of the State Agency on Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources Akim Badalov informed the head of state of the complex. He said the project is scheduled http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_viewed_Samukh_Agroenergy_Residential_Complex_VIDEO-1087191 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:53:00 +0500 President Ilham Aliyev attended opening of newly built orphanage-kindergarten in Samukh VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has attended the inauguration of a 100-seat orphanage-kindergarten in Samukh, whose construction was initiated by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. The head of state cut the ribbon symbolizing the opening of the orphanage-kindergarten http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_attended_opening_of_newly_built_orphanage_kindergarten_in_Samukh_VIDEO-1087186 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:32:00 +0500 President Ilham Aliyev attended opening of Samukh-Fuzuli-Lak-Alibayramli-Garabaghlar-Chobanabdalli-Samukh highway VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today attended the opening of Samukh-Fuzuli-Lak-Alibayramli-Garabaghlar-Chobanabdalli-Samukh highway. Chairman of Azeravtoyol OJSC Saleh Mammadov informed the head of state about the technical indicators of the road http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_attended_opening_of_Samukh_Fuzuli_Lak_Alibayramli_Garabaghlar_Chobanabdalli_Samukh_highway_VIDEO-1087185 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:24:00 +0500 President Ilham Aliyev attended opening of Shamkir-Samukh-Goranboy main irrigation channel VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has attended a ceremony to launch a 8.55km-long section of the Shamkir-Samukh-Goranboy main irrigation channel. Chairman of Azerbaijan Melioration and Water Management company Ahmad Ahmadzade http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_attended_opening_of_Shamkir_Samukh_Goranboy_main_irrigation_channel_VIDEO-1087184 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:18:00 +0500 President Ilham Aliyev attended opening of Zazalı-“Imamzade” complex-Ganja highway VIDEO As part of his visit to Samukh district, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has attended the opening of Zazalı-“Imamzade” complex-Ganja highway. Chairman of Azeravtoyol OJSC Saleh Mammadov informed the head of state about the technical indicators of the highway http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_attended_opening_of_Zazali_Imamzade_complex_Ganja_highway_VIDEO-1087169 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:23:00 +0500 President Ilham Aliyev arrived in Samukh district for visit VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has arrived in Samukh district for a visit. The head of state first laid flowers at a statue of national leader Heydar Aliyev in the center of the city of Samukh http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_arrived_in_Samukh_district_for_visit_VIDEO-1087168 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:18:00 +0500 President Ilham Aliyev inaugurated Republican Artificial Insemination Center in Goygol VIDEO As part of his visit to Goygol district, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today attended the opening of the Republican Artificial Insemination Center in the district. The designing and construction of the Republican Artificial Insemination Center http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_inaugurated_Republican_Artificial_Insemination_Center_in_Goygol_VIDEO-1087161 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:14:00 +0500 Baku to host 5th CBC Sport Arena Polo World Cup Four international teams will line-up for the 5th CBC Sport Arena Polo World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan from 7-10 September and compete at the polo arena of the ARAF Elite Horse & Polo Club. The handicap of the tournament is 10-12 Goals Arena (Grass +1 http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Baku_to_host_5th_CBC_Sport_Arena_Polo_World_Cup-1087140 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:14:00 +0500 President Ilham Aliyev viewed conditions created at Goygol Zonal Veterinary Laboratory VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today familiarized himself with the conditions created at the administrative and laboratory building of the Ministry of Agriculture`s Goygol District Department and Zonal Veterinary http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_viewed_conditions_created_at_Goygol_Zonal_Veterinary_Laboratory_VIDEO-1087156 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:12:00 +0500 President Ilham Aliyev launched Chichakli Hydroelectric Power Station after major overhaul VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today attended the opening of the newly renovated 3 MW Chichakli Hydroelectric Power Station in Ashaghi Zurnabad settlement in Goygol district. President of Azerenerji OJSC Etibar Pirverdiyev informed the head of state http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_launched_Chichakli_Hydroelectric_Power_Station_after_major_overhaul_VIDEO-1087133 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:15:00 +0500 President Ilham Aliyev attended opening of newly renovated orphanage-kindergarten in Goygol VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today attended the opening of the newly reconstructed orphanage-kindergarten No.4 in Goygol district. The head of state cut the ribbon symbolizing the official opening of the orphanage-kindergarten, and then toured it http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_attended_opening_of_newly_renovated_orphanage_kindergarten_in_Goygol_VIDEO-1087111 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:06:00 +0500 President Ilham Aliyev viewed conditions created at Galaba Park in Goygol VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has viewed conditions created at Galaba Park in Goygol. The head of state was informed about the work done in the park. Large landscaping work was carried out in Galaba Park, green areas were http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_viewed_conditions_created_at_Galaba_Park_in_Goygol_VIDEO-1087105 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:57:00 +0500 Azerbaijani Greco-Roman wrestlers to vie for world medals Azerbaijani Greco-Roman wrestlers have left for Paris to compete at the 2017 World Championships to be held on August 21-26. Azerbaijan`s hopes will be pinned on Taleh Mammadov (59kg), Kamran Mammadov (66kg), Rasul Chunayev (71kg), Hasan http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_Greco_Roman_wrestlers_to_vie_for_world_medals-1087088 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:54:00 +0500 President Ilham Aliyev arrived in Goygol district for visit VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today arrived in Goygol district for a visit. The head of state first laid flowers at a statue of national leader Heydar Aliyev in the center of the city of Goygol http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_arrived_in_Goygol_district_for_visit_VIDEO-1087086 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:45:00 +0500 Azeri Light crude sells for $53.39 Azeri Light crude oil price has risen on the world markets. The price of a barrel of Azeri Light crude oil increased $0.51 to stand at $53.39 http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azeri_Light_crude_sells_for_5339-1087039 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:26:00 +0500 Steve Bannon out: Trump 'decides to fire chief strategist' Donald Trump has told aides he has decided to remove Steve Bannon from his post as chief White House advisor after seven contentious months in the West Wing, according to Independent. It is unclear when Mr Bannon will leave 1600 Pennsylvania http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Steve_Bannon_out_Trump__039decides_to_fire_chief_strategist_039-1087009 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:26:00 +0500 Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry: Armenian armed units violated ceasefire 121 times Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry has said the Armenian armed forces continue to violate the ceasefire regime. "The Azerbaijani armed forces came under fire 121 times throughout the day," the ministry said in a statement http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Defense_Ministry_Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_121_times-1086999 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:08:00 +0500 Oil prices rise on world markets Oil prices have risen on the world markets. On NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange) cost of the US Light crude oil increased $1.42 to stand at $48.51. Price of the Brent crude oil at the London ICE (Intercontinental http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Oil_prices_rise_on_world_markets-1086996 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:56:00 +0500 Consul General: No Azerbaijanis were killed or injured in Batumi blast “There are no Azerbaijanis among those who were killed or injured in a blast in Batumi,” said Azerbaijan`s Consul General in Batumi, Georgia, Rashad Ismayilov. As a result of a powerful explosion at a liquid gas filling station in Batumi four surrounding houses burned and several others http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Consul_General_No_Azerbaijanis_were_killed_or_injured_in_Batumi_blast-1086970 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:13:00 +0500 Two killed in stabbing in Turku, Finland Two people have been killed by an unidentified knifeman who stabbed several passers-by in Finland’s city of Turku on Friday, a Finnish police official said at a press conference, TASS reports. "Eight people have been wounded and two of them have died," he said http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Two_killed_in_stabbing_in_Turku_Finland-1086949 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:03:00 +0500 Vyshny Volochyok, Russia holds events commemorating Muslim Magomayev The city of Vyshny Volochyok, Tver province, Russia has inaugurated a street and unveiled a bas-relief commemorating Muslim Magomayev on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the late singer`s birth. Addressing the ceremony, Aleksandr Borisov, mayor of the city, said that both Azerbaijan http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Vyshny_Volochyok_Russia_holds_events_commemorating_Muslim_Magomayev-1086947 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:48:00 +0500 Craig Turpie: I am proud to be elected chairperson of World Scout Committee exactly in Baku Craig Turpie from the United Kingdom has been elected as the chairperson of the World Scout Comittee 2017-2020. The announcement was made on the last day of the 41st World Scout Conference 2017 which was held in Baku Congress Center. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Craig_Turpie_I_am_proud_to_be_elected_chairperson_of_World_Scout_Committee_exactly_in_Baku-1086931 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:30:00 +0500 Sumgayit to host international kickboxing tournament An international kickboxing tournament commemorating Azerbaijan`s national leader Heydar Aliyev will be held in Sumgayit. The tournament will bring together 20 kickboxers from Azerbaijan, Georgia and Pakistan http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Sumgayit_to_host_international_kickboxing_tournament-1086927 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:29:00 +0500 Germany WRC: Mikkelsen leads after Friday morning loop Andreas Mikkelsen leads Rally Germany for Citroen on just his third appearance with the team, according to motorsport.com. Mikkelsen, who began the 2017 season without a World Rally Car drive after Volkswagen's exit, established himself in second through Friday morning's early http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Germany_WRC_Mikkelsen_leads_after_Friday_morning_loop-1086918 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:46:00 +0500 Azerbaijani President extends Independence Day greetings to Afghan counterpart President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has sent a letter of congratulations to President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani as his country celebrates Independence Day. “On behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and on my own behalf, I extend http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_President_extends_Independence_Day_greetings_to_Afghan_counterpart-1086908 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:18:00 +0500 Azerbaijan, State of Bolivia sign agreement Azerbaijan and the Plurinational State of Bolivia have signed an Agreement on the exemption of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic and official/service passports as Azerbaijani FM Elmar Mammadyarov met with his Bolivian counterpart Fernando Huanacuni Mamani http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_State_of_Bolivia_sign_agreement-1086905 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:14:00 +0500 His Excellency Mr Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Dear Mr President, On behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and on my own behalf, I extend my sincere congratulations to you and your people on the occasion of the national holiday of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan – Independence Day http://azertag.az/en/xeber/His_Excellency_Mr_Mohammad_Ashraf_Ghani_President_of_the_Islamic_Republic_of_Afghanistan-1086895 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:48:00 +0500 Azerbaijan`s Prime Minister meets Foreign Minister of Bolivia Azerbaijan`s Prime Minister Artur Rasizade has met Foreign Minister of the Plurinational State of Bolivia Fernando Huanacuni Mamani. The sides expressed confidence that this visit would contribute to development of political-economic and cultural ties between http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Prime_Minister_meets_Foreign_Minister_of_Bolivia-1086903 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:40:00 +0500