SPANISH MILITARY CONTINGENT TO BE WITHDRAWN FROM IRAQ

16.03.2004 [13:04]
Should the situation in Iraq remains the same, Spanish military contingent will quit the country on June 30, AzerTAj learnt from Novosti agency, it was announced by Prime Minister of ...

NEW APPOINTMENTS IN KAZAKHSTAN

12.03.2004 [18:34]
At the sitting of senate of the parliament of Kazakhstan held on March 10, Nurtay Abikayev was elected by secret voting as the new Chairman of the senate. His candidacy ...

COUNTER-TERRORIST CONFERENCE IN VIENNA

12.03.2004 [16:23]
A joint UN and OSCE counter-terrorist conference has began in Austrian capital with a minute of silence as a token of sorrow at those killed by terrorist attacks in Spain. ...

EXPLOSIONS KILL 173 IN MADRID

12.03.2004 [13:35]
Over 170 people died in Madrid as a result of explosions at train stations. Two bombs were set off in the passenger shuttle train, which was approaching the Atocha station ...

AT LEAST 131 KILLED IN SPANISH RAILWAY BLASTS

11.03.2004 [16:02]
According to the information received by AzerTAj from ITAR-TASS, explosions in the Spanish city of Madrid have killed at least 131 people, while 400 were injured as a result of ...

UZBEK PRESIDENT URGES SOC COUNTRIES TO FIGHT TERRORISM

10.03.2004 [18:20]
Attending the opening ceremony of the new building of the Executive Committee of Regional Anti-terror Structure under the Shanghai Organization of Cooperation /SOC/, President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov stated that ...

CONFERENCE ON SECURITY ISSUES ENDED IN ALMATY

10.03.2004 [13:57]
An international conference on Security in Central Asian states was held in Almaty, AzerTAj personal correspondent reports from the Kazakh capital. Participating in the forum were experts and analysts from ...

OSCE REPRESENTATIVE WELCOMES GEORGIAN LEADERSHIP’S ACTIVITY

05.03.2004 [15:04]
OSCE High Commissioner for national minorities, Swedish diplomat Rolf Ekeus, staying for a three day visit in Georgia, met with the representatives of the state structures and heads of the ...

INT’L CONGRESS ON RUSSIAN LANGUAGE TO BE HELD IN BISHKEK

03.03.2004 [15:44]
International congress on the “Russian language in the CIS nations union” will be held in Bishkek, on March 4-6, AzerTAj correspondent reports referring to the press-service of Kirgizistan President.
50 ...

3rd NORTHERN CASPIAN REGIONAL OIL & GAS EXHIBITION TO BE HELD IN KAZAKHSTAN

03.03.2004 [15:44]
The 3rd Northern Caspian regional oil & gas exhibition will be held in Atirau / Kazakhstan/, April 7-9, AzerTAj correspondent reports from Astana. Over 110 companies from Azerbaijan, Great Britain, ...

FIRST HPS PUT INTO OPERATION IN GEORGIA AFTER 20 YEARS

02.03.2004 [19:29]
After 20 years interval, the first hydroelectric power station was put into operation in Georgia, holding with rich water resources for power generation. Production capacity of Khador hydroelectric power station ...

SITTING OF INTERSTATE COUNCIL OF EURASIAN ECONOMIC UNION TAKES PLACE

02.03.2004 [18:00]
The ninth sitting of the Interstate Council of the Eurasian Economic Union at the heads of government’s level was completed in Almaty, AzerTAj correspondent reports. The Union members - Kazakhstan, ...

TAJIK SECURITY OFFICERS SHOOT ONE ANOTHER

02.03.2004 [17:07]
Two officers, 29 and 33, of the Ministry of Security of Tajikistan have shot one another while performing their duties as guards of Executive Power of Tajik capital Dushanbe, AzerTAj ...

TWO EARTHQUAKES HIT TURKEY

01.03.2004 [13:33]
Earthquakes hit Turkish regions Antalya and Adiyaman, AzerTAj correspondent reports.
According to Kandilly seismological center in Istanbul, Richter magnitude 4,9 earthquake hit the Finiki region of Antalya, at 00.01 a.m. ...

IRAN REJECTS TURKEY’S PROPOSALS

25.02.2004 [22:02]
According to AzerTAj correspondent in Ankara, in 2003, Iran exported 3,5 billion cubic meters of natural gas to Turkey. Having claimed on too expensiveness of the gas, the Turkish side ...

FEDERAL CHANCELLOR OF GERMANY ARRIVED IN TURKEY

24.02.2004 [18:46]
An official, working visit of federal chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schroder to Ankara has commenced on February 23. Reportedly, the last visit of such a high-ranking official of Germany was ...

NEW GOVERNOR OF KVEMO KARTLI-BORCHALI

23.02.2004 [22:14]
AzerTAj correspondent reports from Tbilisi, Georgia that Chief of Tax Department of the Kvemo Kartli – Borchali predominated by ethnic Azerbaijanis, one of the National Movement Party’s activist Soso Mazmishvili ...

37 MINERS REMAIN ISOLATED FROM EXTERNAL WORLD IN CHINA

23.02.2004 [22:13]
Gas explosion buried underground 37 in “Baisin” coal mine in China, February 23. High concentration of toxic gas does allow rescuers to start their job so far, Chinese news agency ...

FORMER GOVERNOR’S FAMILY OF KVEMO-KARTLI-BORCHALI SUBJECTED TO THREAT

23.02.2004 [15:53]
General Prosecutor office instituted legal proceedings on the Article 40 of the Criminal Code on the former Governor of the region Kvemo-Kartli-Borchali of Georgia Levan Mamaladze, AzerTAj correspondent learnt from ...