• Pope Francis will visit Japan from Nov. 23 to 26, the Vatican said Friday, becoming the first pontiff in nearly four decades to travel to the country, according to Kyodo News. The pope is scheduled to visit the atomic-bombed cities of Hiroshima ...
  • Seven South American countries have signed an agreement to work together to protect the Amazonian forests from fires and the harmful effects of humans, according to Teller Report. “This pact obliges and motivates us to defend our Amazon, to work to prevent risks and eliminate ...
  • Iran and Russia will hold joint military exercises in the Indian Ocean, visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told a briefing, according to TASS. "We will conduct joint military drills with Russia in ...
  • The UN Security Council on Thursday renewed the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for another year, according to Anadolu Agency. Unanimously adopting the resolution, the 15-member body extended UNIFIL's mandate until ...
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to limit parliament’s opportunity to derail Brexit by cutting the amount of time it sits between now and EU exit day on Oct. 31, infuriating opponents who accused him of leading a “very British coup”, according to ...

PARIS MARKS NAZI LIBERATION ANNIVERSARY

28.08.2004 [20:07]
President Jacques Chirac has participated in the event devoted to the 60th anniversary of Paris’s liberation from Nazi occupation. President, Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoe were present ...

SPANISH AIR FORCES TO MAINTAIN SECURITY IN AFGHANISTAN

28.08.2004 [14:55]
50 soldiers of the Spanish Air Force arrived at the US air base located in the territory of the Bishkek international airport Manas. They were sent there in order to ...

TURKISH HOSTAGES SHOT DEAD IN IRAQ

28.08.2004 [13:53]
The bodies of two Turkish hostages shot dead have been found in Baiji in northern Iraq. it was reported, citing Iraqi police.
"Al-Jazeera learned from sources in the Iraqi police ...

GEORGIA TO CREATE RESERVE ARMED FORCES

27.08.2004 [19:09]
President of Georgia ordered to set up a governmental commission on creation of reserve armed forces under the presidency of state minister Zurab Melikishvili, AzerTAj correspondent reported. Premier Zurab Zhvania ...

PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA TO VISIT TURKEY

27.08.2004 [19:08]
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is to make an official visit to Ankara on 2 September, AzerTAj correspondent said. President of the Russian Federation is expected to meet his Turkish counterpart ...

CUBA BREAKS TIES WITH PANAMA

27.08.2004 [14:21]
Cuba cut diplomatic ties with Panama on Thursday after its outgoing leader pardoned four Cuban exiles who plotted to kill President Fidel Castro Panama's conservative President Mireya Moscoso, who ...

IN IRAQ TERRORISTS EXECUTES ITALIAN HOSTAGE

27.08.2004 [13:58]
An Islamist group calling itself the Islamic Army in Iraq has executed Italian journalist Enzo Baldoni after holding him for a week, Arabic-language satellite news channel Al-Jazeera reported.
The Qatar-based ...

RESIDENTS OF GEORGIA NOT GIVEN VISA TO RUSSIA

26.08.2004 [20:29]
After the events in Tsinkhval region of Georgia, visa to the Russian Federation was temporarily suspended. Official sources link this action with the technical problems.
Representatives of Georgian community conduct ...

TWO AZERBAIJANIS IN RUSSIAN TEAM WIN SILVER MEDALS IN ATHENS

26.08.2004 [18:48]
Azerbaijani countrywoman Tamilla Abbasova, honored master of sports of Russia and many times European cycle racing champion has won the silver Olympic medal in cycle sprint. The outstanding performances of ...

HUNGARY SOCIALISTS PICK MILLIONAIRE FOR PM

26.08.2004 [13:25]
As reports AzerTAj earlier, because of the conflict within the governvent was resign a premier minister of Hungary Peter Middesheyi. The ruling Socialist Party chose one of Hungary's richest ...

TRAINING ON APPLICATION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES TAKES PLACE

25.08.2004 [22:39]
The training on the topic “Application of Information and Communication Technologies in Education” has taken place at the Fortune recreation center, in the Pirgulu village. A presentation of the information ...

OLYMPIC MEDAL DREAM ENDS FOR ROVSHAN HUSEYNOV

25.08.2004 [18:17]
Rovshan Huseynov, 60 kg, was beaten in quarterfinals by one of the main gold-medal favorites, Olympic and tree times world champion Mario Sezar Kindelan Mesa from Cuba 11:23.
In spite ...

MEMBERS OF GEORGIAN GOVERNMENT ARRIVE IN BATUMI

25.08.2004 [15:41]
Members of Georgian government, representatives for economy issues led by Prime-Minister Zurab Zhvaniya arrived in Batumi on August 24, AzerTAj correspondent reports.
On August 25, a circuit sitting of Georgian ...

AUGUST 24 - DAY OF GEORGIAN CONSTITUTION

25.08.2004 [15:41]
On August 24, 1995, the Parliament relying on basic principles of the Constitution of Georgia, 1921, adopted Constitution of Georgia consisting of 109 Articles. Within past nine years, amendments were ...

H.E. VLADIMIR PUTINPRESIDENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

25.08.2004 [15:25]
Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich,
I was deeply saddened upon hearing the news on heavy human loss as a result of crash of the Tu-134 and Tu-154 airliners.
On this tragedy, I ...

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS BEGIN WITH MILITARY PARADE IN KIEV

24.08.2004 [15:50]
A military parade moved down Kiev’s central street - Khreschatik - on Tuesday to usher in the festivities devoted to the 13th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence.
More than five ...

TURKEY CONCERNS ABOUT OIL PRICE RISE

23.08.2004 [20:57]
Turkey seriously concerns about the rise in crude oil price to a record high. According to local economists, if it reaches $60 per barrel, Turkey will suffer $5 billion damage. ...

AFRICAN TOURISTS CAUSE SERIOUS PROBLEMS FOR TURKEY

23.08.2004 [18:47]
AzerTAj’s Turkey-based correspondent reports that people coming here from various African countries in tourist capacity have lately become a real pain for Turkish administrative bodies. Escaping from unemployment and poverty ...

LIGHTNING KILLS 31 COWS IN CENTRAL DENMARK

23.08.2004 [17:24]
According to information received by AzerTAj, a Danish cattle farmer lost 31 of his 85 Jersey dairy cows when lightning struck the trees under which they had sought shelter during ...