AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency http://azertag.az Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:39:01 +0400 http://azertag.az/img/site-logo.png AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency http://azertag.az/ Norwegian bank trials 'halal loan' based on Islamic principles A Norwegian bank has proposed a “halal” loan scheme based on Islamic principles which forbid charging interest, according to Independent. Storebrand, which operates in Norway and Sweden, launched a website calling for feedback on an idea to launch new interest- http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Norwegian_bank_trials__039halal_loan_039_based_on_Islamic_principles-1028587 WORLD Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:40:00 +0400 Armenian armed units violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 39 times throughout the day The Armenian armed units shattered ceasefire with Azerbaijan a total of 39 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry said http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_with_Azerbaijan_39_times_throughout_the_day-1028578 POLITICS Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:18:00 +0400 Oil prices rise on world markets Oil prices continue rose on the world markets. On NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange) cost of the US light crude oil increased $1.05 to stand at $52.42. Price of the Brent http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Oil_prices_rise_on_world_markets-1028559 ECONOMY Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:33:00 +0400 Donald Trump takes office as 45th US President Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States at a solemn ceremony in Washington DC on Friday, acording to TASS. Trump raised his right hand and put his left on Abraham Lincoln’s Bible and repeated a 35-word oath of office from the US Constitution http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Donald_Trump_takes_office_as_45th_US_President-1028533 WORLD Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:56:00 +0400 Argentine portal: Black January is the turning point in Azerbaijan`s independence history Argentina-based Equilibrium Global portal has published an article on the Black January events that happened in Baku in 1990 when the Soviet army stormed the Azerbaijani capital to murder and wound hundreds of innocent people http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Argentine_portal_Black_January_is_the_turning_point_in_Azerbaijans_independence_history-1028438 DAYS OF SORROW Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:28:00 +0400 Professor Akkan Suver: January 20, 1990 has become an anniversary that marks a drama not only for Azerbaijan, but for the whole of humanity The Turkish media have published an article by Akkan Suver, president of the Marmara Group Foundation, who writes about the incidents that occurred in Azerbaijan in January of 1990 when the Soviet army murdered and wounded hundreds of innocent people in capital Baku http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Professor_Akkan_Suver_January_20_1990_has_become_an_anniversary_that_marks_a_drama_not_only_for_Azerbaijan_but_for_the_whole_of_humanity-1028420 DAYS OF SORROW Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:29:00 +0400 Italian journalist writes about Azerbaijan`s Black January tragedy Italian Dazebaonews portal has published an article headlined “Azerbaijan pays tribute to 20 January victims” by journalist Romolo Martelloni. The Italian journalist says that on January 20, 1990, Azerbaijan's capital city of Baku was invaded by 30,000 Soviet troops, which http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Italian_journalist_writes_about_Azerbaijans_Black_January_tragedy-1028415 DAYS OF SORROW Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:17:00 +0400 Next meeting of special working group on Caspian legal status to be held in Baku late January The next meeting of the special working group for drafting a convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea will take place in Baku late this month. Azerbaijan`s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalaf Khalafov said the meeting http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Next_meeting_of_special_working_group_on_Caspian_legal_status_to_be_held_in_Baku_late_January-1028397 POLITICS Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:54:00 +0400 Vietnamese President hails his country`s relations with Azerbaijan Vietnamese President Trần Đại Quang has hailed his country`s relationship with Azerbaijan as he met with a delegation led by Energy Minister, co-chair of Azerbaijan-Vietnam Intergovernmental Commission Natig Aliyev. He noted the role of national leader Heydar Aliyev and former Vietnamese http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Vietnamese_President_hails_his_countrys_relations_with_Azerbaijan-1028394 POLITICS Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:50:00 +0400 “Energy from past to future: Azerbaijan through the lens” photo exhibition opens at UN Geneva Office “Energy from past to future: Azerbaijan through the lens” photo exhibition has been launched at the United Nations Office at Geneva. The exhibition was organized by the Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan to the United Nations Office and other International http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Energy_from_past_to_future_Azerbaijan_through_the_lens_photo_exhibition_opens_at_UN_Geneva_Office-1028370 ECONOMY Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:24:00 +0400 Azerbaijan observes moment of silence for Black January victims VIDEO A state-wide moment of silence was observed for the Black January victims today at 12:00 (local time) across Azerbaijan. Ships, cars, and trains sounded sirens throughout the country to remember victims of the January 20, 1990 tragedy. In accordance with a relevant plan of action, commemorative events have http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_observes_moment_of_silence_for_Black_January_victims_VIDEO-1028372 DAYS OF SORROW Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:01:00 +0400 The American Spectator: Trump can make American-Azerbaijani ties great again The American Spectator newspaper has published an article headlined “Trump can make American-Azerbaijani ties great again” by Jacob Kamaras, former editor in chief of the Jewish News Service. The article says that while the Obama administration has http://azertag.az/en/xeber/The_American_Spectator_Trump_can_make_American_Azerbaijani_ties_great_again-1028358 POLITICS Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:50:00 +0400 Armenian armed units violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 42 times throughout the day The Armenian armed units shattered ceasefire with Azerbaijan a total of 42 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry said. The ceasefire was violated in Goyarkh, Chilaburt villages in Tartar district, Marzili, Javahirli, Khojavand villages in Aghdam district http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_with_Azerbaijan_42_times_throughout_the_day-1028359 POLITICS Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:47:00 +0400 Azerbaijani heroes remembered in Los Angeles Azerbaijan’s Consulate General in Los Angeles has hosted an event titled “Stories of Heroism: Serving Your Nation with Courage & Honor”, in cooperation with the Azerbaijani community in California. Opening the event, Azerbaijan’s Consul General Nasimi Aghayev informed http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_heroes_remembered_in_Los_Angeles-1028357 DAYS OF SORROW Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:38:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev paid tribute to 20 January martyrs President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has paid tribute to the victims of the bloody January tragedy on the National Mourning Day. Twenty-seven years have passed since bloody January. 20 January 1990 went down in the history of modern Azerbaijan http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_paid_tribute_to_20_January_martyrs-1028349 OFFICIAL NEWS Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:24:00 +0400 Death toll from Mali attack has risen to 77 - French army spokesman The latest death toll from this week's bomb attack on a military camp in northern Mali stands at 77, a French army spokesman said on Thursday, up from an earlier toll of more than 60 deaths, according to Reuters. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Death_toll_from_Mali_attack_has_risen_to_77___French_army_spokesman-1028310 WORLD Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:54:00 +0400 Women’s EuroVolley match programme published The teams of the two host countries, Azerbaijan and Georgia, will open the programme of the 2017 women’s EuroVolley on September 22 when they take on Hungary and Italy before a partisan home crowd in Baku and Tbilisi, respectively. The competition – which coincides with the most high-profile Volleyball http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Womens_EuroVolley_match_programme_published-1028292 SPORTS Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:16:00 +0400 Georgian PM and BP CEO discuss prospects of Shah Deniz project Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Chief Executive Officer of BP Robert Dudley have discussed the prospects of the Shah Deniz Project, as they met in Davos. During the meeting, the importance of South Caucasus Pipeline expansion http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Georgian_PM_and_BP_CEO_discuss_prospects_of_Shah_Deniz_project-1028274 ECONOMY Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:14:00 +0400 Gazprom to invest $704 million for Turkish Stream in 2017 Russia's Gazprom's investments for the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline project in 2017 is projected at 42 billion rubles ($704 million), the company said on Thursday. The company also said that it would invest 159 billion rubles in 2017 for the Power of http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Gazprom_to_invest_704_million_for_Turkish_Stream_in_2017-1028254 WORLD Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:33:00 +0400 Pirelli granted extra F1 pre-season wet weather test Pirelli has been granted permission to carry out an extra Formula 1 pre-season wet weather test this year, to help its preparations for the new campaign, according to Autosport. There was a renewed focus on the performance of Pirelli's wet tyres following http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Pirelli_granted_extra_F1_pre_season_wet_weather_test-1028256 SPORTS Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:30:00 +0400 Gazprom's net profit for third quarter of 2016 beat expectations at $1.7 billion Russia's Gazprom's net profit for the third quarter of 2016 beat expectations at 102.2 billion rubles ($1.7 billion), the company announced on Thursday. The Russian gas exporter said its net gas sales to Europe increased by 28 percent, which http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Gazprom_039s_net_profit_for_third_quarter_of_2016_beat_expectations_at_17_billion-1028240 WORLD Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:10:00 +0400 International Energy Agency: This year global oil demand is forecast to be 97.8 million barrels Global oil supply dropped by 600 thousand barrels per day in December to 97.6 million barrels per day (mb/d) compared to the previous month, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Thursday report http://azertag.az/en/xeber/International_Energy_Agency_This_year_global_oil_demand_is_forecast_to_be_978_million_barrels-1028210 ECONOMY Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:26:00 +0400 Many firefighters feared dead following collapse of Tehran Plasco Building Head of Iran's Emergency Medical Services Pir-Hossein Kolivand said on Thursday that following the collapse of the Plasco Trade Center many firefighters are feared dead, according to IRNA. Kolivand said there is no exact report on the number of the firemen http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Many_firefighters_feared_dead_following_collapse_of_Tehran_Plasco_Building-1028207 WORLD Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:24:00 +0400 Karabakh Collection represented Azerbaijani heritage at Berlin Fashion Week An extraordinary event within the scope of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin took place on January 18th 2017 under the patronage and with the support of The European Azerbaijan Society Germany (TEAS) http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Karabakh_Collection_represented_Azerbaijani_heritage_at_Berlin_Fashion_Week-1028204 CULTURE Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:21:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev attended interactive session "The Silk Road Effect" in Davos VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has attended the interactive session "The Silk Road Effect" as part of the World Economic Forum in Davos. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_attended_interactive_session__quotThe_Silk_Road_Effect_quot_in_Davos_VIDEO-1028197 OFFICIAL NEWS Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:01:00 +0400 Two Azerbaijani chess players to compete at Khazar Cup Two Azerbaijani chess players will vie for medals at the 15th Khazar Cup to be held in Rasht, Iran, on January 20-28. Azerbaijan`s hopes will be pinned on Gadir Huseynov and Ulvi Bajarani. The Swiss-system tournament http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Two_Azerbaijani_chess_players_to_compete_at_Khazar_Cup-1028141 SPORTS Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:24:00 +0400 'Many dead' in avalanche at Italian hotel Several people have died after a ski hotel was buried by an avalanche in earthquake-hit central Italy, according to The Local. Specialist mountain police said there were no signs of life inside the building, which was moved by some ten metres http://azertag.az/en/xeber/_039Many_dead_039_in_avalanche_at_Italian_hotel-1028118 WORLD Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:49:00 +0400 World temperatures hit new high in 2016 for third year in a row, NOAA and NASA say World temperatures have hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set for global warming with extremes including unprecedented heat in India and ice melt in the Arctic, US government agencies say, ABC News reports. The average surface temperature over land and the oceans http://azertag.az/en/xeber/World_temperatures_hit_new_high_in_2016_for_third_year_in_a_row_NOAA_and_NASA_say-1028120 SOCIETY Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:47:00 +0400 25 feared dead after school bus collides with truck in India At least 25 people including 18 school children were killed and 50 injured as a school bus was hit by a truck on Thursday in Etah district, India, according to The Times of India. The bus was ferrying students to Aliganj's JS Public School in Etah. Thirty six among the 50 injured are stated to be critical http://azertag.az/en/xeber/25_feared_dead_after_school_bus_collides_with_truck_in_India-1028117 WORLD Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:42:00 +0400 FM Elmar Mammadyarov: Azerbaijan looks forward to strengthening its relations with brotherly Islamic countries Azerbaijan is highly interested in the enhancement of OIC proactive policy and looks forward to strengthening its relations with the brotherly Islamic countries, said Minister of Foreign Affairs Elmar Mammadyarov at extraordinary session of Council of Foreign Ministers of OIC in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia http://azertag.az/en/xeber/FM_Elmar_Mammadyarov_Azerbaijan_looks_forward_to_strengthening_its_relations_with_brotherly_Islamic_countries-1028096 POLITICS Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:46:00 +0400 Xi urges UN to play central role in global governance Chinese President Xi Jinping said that the United Nations, the most universal, representative and authoritative inter-governmental organization, should play a central role in global governance, according to China.org http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Xi_urges_UN_to_play_central_role_in_global_governance-1028078 WORLD Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:07:00 +0400 European premiere of Ali and Nino to be held in Belgium The European premiere of the film "Ali and Nino" organized by member of the European Parliament Norica Nicolai in partnership with the European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) and the Diplomatic missions of Georgia and Azerbaijan to the EU will take place on http://azertag.az/en/xeber/European_premiere_of_Ali_and_Nino_to_be_held_in_Belgium-1028077 CULTURE Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:06:00 +0400 China to host international “One belt, one road” summit China will host a big “One Belt, One Road” summit in China. The belt and road initiative encompasses 65 countries including China, stretching through Southeast, South, Central and West http://azertag.az/en/xeber/China_to_host_international_One_belt_one_road_summit-1028058 ECONOMY Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:37:00 +0400 International symposium on energy resources to be held in Kazan The 17th international symposium on “Energy resources efficiency and energy savings” will be held in Kazan, the Russian Federation`s Tatarstan Republic. The exhibition will be held as part of the event which to be attended by approximately 139 companies from different cities of http://azertag.az/en/xeber/International_symposium_on_energy_resources_to_be_held_in_Kazan-1028030 ECONOMY Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:53:00 +0400 Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan mull tourism cooperation Azerbaijani Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev within his visit to Madrid, Spain, has visited Fitur-2017 tourism exhibition, met with the head of the State Committee for Tourism Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan Anvar Sharapov http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_Uzbekistan_mull_tourism_cooperation-1027978 ECONOMY Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:54:00 +0400 Oil prices change on world markets The price of oil changed in the world markets. The price of a barrel of Azeri Light crude oil decreased $0.65 to stand at $55.64 on the world markets http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Oil_prices_change_on_world_markets-1027975 ECONOMY Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:50:00 +0400 Azerbaijani minister of education meets Chairman of the Arab Federation for the Blind Minister of Education of Azerbaijan Mikayil Jabbarov met with the President of the Arab Union for the Blind (AUB) Dr. Khalid Al Nuaimi, who is also Chairman of the Gulf Association for Human Rights. According to the Ministry, the sides had comprehensive exchange of views http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_minister_of_education_meets_Chairman_of_the_Arab_Federation_for_the_Blind-1027971 SCIENCE AND EDUCATION Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:42:00 +0400 Armenian armed units violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 40 times throughout the day The Armenian armed units shattered ceasefire with Azerbaijan a total of 40 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry said. The Armenian armed forces, stationed in Armenia`s Voskevan and Dovekh villages in Noyemberyan district http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_with_Azerbaijan_40_times_throughout_the_day-1027968 POLITICS Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:35:00 +0400 SOCAR produced over 7.5 m tons of oil last year The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan produced 7,522,400 tons of oil in 2016. About 41,034,500 million tons of oil was produced in Azerbaijan last year, the company said http://azertag.az/en/xeber/SOCAR_produced_over_75_m_tons_of_oil_last_year-1027967 ECONOMY Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:31:00 +0400 Azerbaijan, Czech Republic to sign MoU on energy cooperation Azerbaijan and the Czech Republic will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on energy cooperation. It was stated at the meeting with the delegation led by Czech Minister of Industry and Trade Jan Mladek http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_Czech_Republic_to_sign_MoU_on_energy_cooperation-1027966 ECONOMY Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:30:00 +0400 Vice-President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation visits Congress Center of World Economic Forum Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva has visited the Congress Center, which hosted the World Economic Forum. http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Vice_President_of_Heydar_Aliyev_Foundation_visits_Congress_Center_of_World_Economic_Forum-1027944 POLITICS Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:58:00 +0400 Egyptian newspaper issues article about Armenian provocations Egyptian Masr Al-Arabiya newspaper has issued an article about Armenia’s provocations last year in April. The article noted that Armenia’s neglect against four UNSC resolutions, Organization of Islamic Cooperation http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Egyptian_newspaper_issues_article_about_Armenian_provocations-1027920 POLITICS Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:49:00 +0400 Azerbaijan`s FM meets Secretary General of OIC Azerbaijan`s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with Dr. Yousef Al Othaimeen, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). At the meeting, the sides expressed their satisfaction with the level of current cooperation http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_FM_meets_Secretary_General_of_OIC-1027917 POLITICS Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:47:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev met with corporate vice president of Worldwide Public Sector at Microsoft VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with corporate vice president of Worldwide Public Sector at Microsoft Toni Townes-Whitley in Davos. Economic reforms carried out in Azerbaijan as part of the new development stage were http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_met_with_corporate_vice_president_of_Worldwide_Public_Sector_at_Microsoft_VIDEO-1027911 OFFICIAL NEWS Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:38:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev met with head of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with head of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government Masoud Barzani in Davos. President Ilham Aliyev pointed out historical and cultural relations between the two nations. The head of state recalled that http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_met_with_head_of_Iraqi_Kurdistan_Regional_Government_VIDEO-1027934 OFFICIAL NEWS Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:30:00 +0400 Chinese coal mine caves in killing 9 workers The partial collapse of a coal mine in northern China has left nine people dead, state media reported, reflecting the stubborn persistence of safety problems despite years-long efforts to reduce deaths in the sprawling sector, according Seattletimes http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Chinese_coal_mine_caves_in_killing_9_workers-1027903 WORLD Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:26:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Davos. During the meeting, the presidents hailed the development of relations between the two countries in political, economic and other http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_met_with_Ukrainian_President_Petro_Poroshenko_VIDEO-1027898 OFFICIAL NEWS Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:01:00 +0400 Azerbaijan, IDB sign grant agreement The Azerbaijani government and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) have signed a grant agreement to provide technical assistance to prepare the legal framework for Islamic finance. The agreement envisages the analysis of banking legislation http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_IDB_sign_grant_agreement-1027877 ECONOMY Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:33:00 +0400 Economic achievements of Azerbaijan in spotlight of Bulgarian Bloomberg TV Azerbaijani ambassador to Bulgaria Nargiz Gurbanova has been interviewed by “Bloomberg TV Bulgaria” on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The interview headlined “Energy makes the basis of current relations between Bulgaria and Azerbaijan” was placed http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Economic_achievements_of_Azerbaijan_in_spotlight_of_Bulgarian_Bloomberg_TV-1027873 ECONOMY Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:21:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev met with Statoil CEO VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with Chief Executive Officer of Statoil Eldar Saetre in Davos. Statoil CEO Eldar Saetre recalled with pleasure his participation in the opening ceremony of the first European Games in Baku http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_met_with_Statoil_CEO_VIDEO-1027850 OFFICIAL NEWS Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:48:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev met with LUKOIL president VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with president of Russian LUKOIL company Vahid Alakbarov in Davos. President Ilham Aliyev hailed cooperation between Azerbaijan and LUKOIL, pointing out good history of the company`s activity in http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_met_with_LUKOIL_president_VIDEO-1027840 OFFICIAL NEWS Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:37:00 +0400 Azerbaijan, Malaysia explore ways of developing cooperation Azerbaijani Minister of Foreign Affairs Elmar Mammadyarov has met with his Malaysian counterpart Dato Sri Anifah Aman on the sidelines of the OIC Emergency Ministerial Meeting held in Kuala Lumpur http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_Malaysia_explore_ways_of_developing_cooperation-1027904 POLITICS Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:32:00 +0400 Azerbaijan`s Minister of Culture and Tourism meets Secretary-General of UNWTO Azerbaijan`s Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev has met with Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Taleb Rifai. They discussed cooperation between Azerbaijan and the Organization http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Minister_of_Culture_and_Tourism_meets_Secretary_General_of_UNWTO-1027819 ECONOMY Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:54:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev met with European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union in Davos VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic in Davos. During the meeting, the sides expressed satisfaction with the existing cooperation between Azerbaijan http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_met_with_European_Commission_Vice_President_for_Energy_Union_in_Davos_VIDEO-1027812 OFFICIAL NEWS Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:43:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev met with Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab in Davos. President Ilham Aliyev thanked Klaus Schwab for inviting him to the World Economic http://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_met_with_Executive_Chairman_of_World_Economic_Forum_Klaus_Schwab_VIDEO-1027860 OFFICIAL NEWS Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:40:00 +0400 Liberty Media stockholders approve F1 acquisition plan Liberty Media's plans to take control of Formula 1 took a further step forward on Tuesday as stockholders voted in favor of its proposed bid, and approved a name change to “Formula One Group", according to motorsport.com http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Liberty_Media_stockholders_approve_F1_acquisition_plan-1027799 SPORTS Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:31:00 +0400 SOCAR hosts Czech delegation A delegation led by Czech Minister of Industry and Trade Jan Mladek has visited SOCAR main office to meet Vice President for Field Development Yashar Latifov. The Czech delegation was informed about the oil and gas projects implemented in Azerbaijan and their achievements http://azertag.az/en/xeber/SOCAR_hosts_Czech_delegation-1027793 ECONOMY Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:20:00 +0400 20 January tragedy victims commemorated in Korea The Embassy of Azerbaijan in the Republic of Korea has organized an event to commemorate the 27th anniversary of 20 January tragedy. The ceremony brought together journalists, scientists and Azerbaijani students studying in Korea http://azertag.az/en/xeber/20_January_tragedy_victims_commemorated_in_Korea-1027788 DAYS OF SORROW Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:02:00 +0400 SOCAR produces over 6.25 bln cm of gas in 2016 The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) produced 6,266,700,000 cubic meters of gas in 2016. A total of 29,367,100,000 cubic meters of gas was produced in Azerbaijan last year, the company said http://azertag.az/en/xeber/SOCAR_produces_over_625_bln_cm_of_gas_in_2016-1027779 ECONOMY Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:54:00 +0400 Bullies target physical appearance, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation – UN reports Nearly a quarter of a billion children and young people world-wide are bullied each year, according to a report released today by the United Nations educational and cultural agency, which found that bullies like to pick on children because of their looks, have http://azertag.az/en/xeber/Bullies_target_physical_appearance_ethnicity_gender_or_sexual_orientation___UN_reports-1027775 SOCIETY Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:46:00 +0400