AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency https://azertag.az AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation to publish "Heydar Aliyev and the Common Turkic Cultural Heritage" book At the initiative and with the support of the International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation, the book “Heydar Aliyev and the Common Turkic Cultural Heritage” dedicated to the national leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev will be published in Turkey. The book contains information about the invaluable contribution of the outstanding https://azertag.az/en/xeber/International_Turkic_Culture_and_Heritage_Foundation_to_publish__quotHeydar_Aliyev_and_the_Common_Turkic_Cultural_Heritage_quot_book-1777443 Sun, 09 May 2021 12:07:00 +0400 Los Angeles-made film highlights Azerbaijan’s role in defeating Nazi Germany The Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles has produced a short film in English dedicated to Azerbaijan’s role in defeating Nazi Germany. The film notes the strategic importance of Azerbaijani oil during the World War II https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Los_Angeles_made_film_highlights_Azerbaijans_role_in_defeating_Nazi_Germany-1777431 Sun, 09 May 2021 11:39:00 +0400 Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry issues statement on 76th anniversary of Victory over fascism Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a statement on the 76th anniversary of the Victory over fascism, press service of the ministry told AZERTAC. The statement reads https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Foreign_Ministry_issues_statement_on_76th_anniversary_of_Victory_over_fascism-1777425 Sun, 09 May 2021 11:17:00 +0400 First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva made Instagram post on Victory Day over fascism First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva has made an Instagram post on the occasion of 9 May-the Victory Day over fascism. The post on her official Instagram page says https://azertag.az/en/xeber/First_Vice_President_Mehriban_Aliyeva_made_Instagram_post_on_Victory_Day_over_fascism-1777415 Sun, 09 May 2021 11:01:00 +0400 Indian Embassy in Baku introduces new Sanskrit learning App, ‘Little Guru’ The Indian Embassy in Baku in collaboration with the Azerbaijan University of Languages has organized an online interaction to introduce a new Sanskrit learning app, Little Guru. The online event was attended by the Vice Rector of the Azerbaijan University https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Indian_Embassy_in_Baku_introduces_new_Sanskrit_learning_App_Little_Guru-1777171 Sat, 08 May 2021 18:46:00 +0400 Number of COVID-19 vaccines administered in China tops 300 mln More than 308 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Friday, the National Health Commission said Saturday, according to Xinhua. The new tally came as worldwide COVID-19 cases https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Number_of_COVID_19_vaccines_administered_in_China_tops_300_mln-1777163 Sat, 08 May 2021 18:40:00 +0400 Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry discloses updated list of servicemen martyred in Patriotic War Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Defense has released the updated list of servicemen martyred in the Patriotic War. The ministry presents the photos, names, surnames, information about military ranks, and date of birth of 2,895 servicemen of https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Defense_Ministry_discloses_updated_list_of_servicemen_martyred_in_Patriotic_War-1777099 Sat, 08 May 2021 17:58:00 +0400 Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry to hold various events on 76th anniversary of Victory over fascism Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense has made a statement on the occasion of the 76th anniversary of Victory over fascism. The statement reads: “The 76th anniversary of the Victory over fascism https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Defense_Ministry_to_hold_various_events_on_76th_anniversary_of_Victory_over_fascism-1777041 Sat, 08 May 2021 17:23:00 +0400 Algerian newspaper publishes article by AZERTAC regarding call of foreign ministries of France and Canada for release of Armenian detainees Algerian “Al Harir” newspaper has published an article by AZERTAC news agency highlighting Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesperson Leyla Abdullayeva’s commentary regarding the call of the foreign ministries of France and https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Algerian_newspaper_publishes_article_by_AZERTAC_regarding_call_of_foreign_ministries_of_France_and_Canada_for_release_of_Armenian_detainees-1776915 Sat, 08 May 2021 16:10:00 +0400 First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva made Instagram post on Shusha VIDEO First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva has made an Instagram post on Shusha. The post on her official Instagram page says: “After so many years of longing and pain, the date of May 8 has acquired a completely different meaning for us https://azertag.az/en/xeber/First_Vice_President_Mehriban_Aliyeva_made_Instagram_post_on_Shusha_VIDEO-1776863 Sat, 08 May 2021 15:43:00 +0400 U.S. drillers add oil and gas rigs for second week in a row -Baker Hughes U.S. energy firms added oil and natural gas rigs for a second week in a row as higher oil prices prompted some drillers to return to the wellpad, according to Reuters. The oil and gas rig count, an early indicator of future output, rose eight to 448 in the week https://azertag.az/en/xeber/US_drillers_add_oil_and_gas_rigs_for_second_week_in_a_row__Baker_Hughes-1776793 Sat, 08 May 2021 14:47:00 +0400 Oil prices jump on world markets Oil prices have increased on the world markets. On London ICE (InterContinental Exchange Futures) cost of the Brent crude oil rose $0,19 to trade at $68,28, while the price of Light crude oil at the NYMEX https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Oil_prices_jump_on_world_markets-1776703 Sat, 08 May 2021 13:31:00 +0400 IOC chief Bach's mid-May Japan visit "very difficult": Tokyo Olympic head International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach's planned visit to Japan in mid-May will be "very difficult" amid a resurgence of COVID-19 infections in the country, the head of the Japanese organizing body of the Summer Games said Friday, according to Kyodo news https://azertag.az/en/xeber/IOC_chief_Bach_039s_mid_May_Japan_visit__quotvery_difficult_quot_Tokyo_Olympic_head-1776625 Sat, 08 May 2021 12:34:00 +0400 Bahraini newspaper publishes article on Azerbaijani national leader Heydar Aliyev The Bahraini newspaper The Daily Tribune - News of Bahrain has published an article by Azerbaijani Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Shahin Abdullayev on the 98th anniversary of national leader Heydar Aliyev https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Bahraini_newspaper_publishes_article_on_Azerbaijani_national_leader_Heydar_Aliyev-1776569 Sat, 08 May 2021 11:54:00 +0400 Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry releases video footages of destruction of enemy targets during Patriotic War VIDEO Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense has released video footages of the destruction of the enemy targets by the Azerbaijan Air Force during the 44-day Patriotic War. Citing the ministry’s press service, AZERTAC presents the video footages https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Defense_Ministry_releases_video_footages_of_destruction_of_enemy_targets_during_Patriotic_War_VIDEO-1776541 Sat, 08 May 2021 11:47:00 +0400 Azeri Light crude sells for more than $68 Azerbaijani oil price has decreased on the world markets. The price of a barrel of Azeri Light crude oil fell $0.35 to stand at $68.04 https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azeri_Light_crude_sells_for_more_than_68-1776549 Sat, 08 May 2021 11:43:00 +0400 “Azerbaijan” Ro-Pax ship makes its maiden voyage “Azerbaijan” Ro-Pax ship, owned by Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company (ASCO), has made its maiden voyage. According to ASCO, the ship departed from Baku Port in Alat heading to the Kazakh Port of Kuryk https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_Ro_Pax_ship_makes_its_maiden_voyage-1776423 Sat, 08 May 2021 09:16:00 +0400 Azerbaijani President allocates funding for improvement of water supply in six cities and districts Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed an Order to provide funding to improve water supply for irrigation and drinking in a number of cities and districts of the country. Under the presidential Order, Azerbaijan Irrigation and Water Management Open Joint Stock Company is allocated 1,820,000 manats https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_President_allocates_funding_for_improvement_of_water_supply_in_six_cities_and_districts-1776419 Sat, 08 May 2021 07:58:00 +0400 Nadal, Osaka named Laureus sportsman and sportswoman of the year Tennis players Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka were named world sportsman and sportswoman of the year by the Laureus World Sports Academy on Thursday, with Bayern Munich granted the world team of the year award, according to https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Nadal_Osaka_named_Laureus_sportsman_and_sportswoman_of_the_year-1776203 Fri, 07 May 2021 19:12:00 +0400 Heydar Aliyev Foundation to organize “Kharibulbul” music festival in Shusha Under the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s instructions, "Kharibulbul" music festival will be held in the city of Shusha – the cultural capital of Azerbaijan, the Heydar Aliyev Foundation told AZERTAC. The "Kharibulbul" music festival, which bears the name of flower symbolizing Shusha https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Heydar_Aliyev_Foundation_to_organize_Kharibulbul_music_festival_in_Shusha-1776201 Fri, 07 May 2021 19:09:00 +0400 Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry: Armenian side is still not fulfilling its obligations under trilateral statements “The Armenian side is still not fulfilling its obligations under international humanitarian law, as well as its obligations under trilateral statements,” said spokesperson for Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry Leyla Abdullayeva as https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Foreign_Ministry_Armenian_side_is_still_not_fulfilling_its_obligations_under_trilateral_statements-1776127 Fri, 07 May 2021 18:14:00 +0400 Activists say 379 people disappear in Colombia after week of protests At least 379 people are considered missing in Colombia after a week of protests against a tax reform that have rocked the country, local human rights organizations reported on Thursday, according to TASS https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Activists_say_379_people_disappear_in_Colombia_after_week_of_protests-1775949 Fri, 07 May 2021 16:46:00 +0400 Azerbaijani, Georgian railway authorities sign protocol on bilateral cooperation Azerbaijan and Georgia have signed a protocol on bilateral cooperation in the railway sector as Chairman of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC Javid Gurbanov met with a delegation led by Chief Executive Officer of Georgian Railways JSC David Peradze in Baku https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_Georgian_railway_authorities_sign_protocol_on_bilateral_cooperation-1775939 Fri, 07 May 2021 16:38:00 +0400 Magnitude 3.0 earthquake hits Azerbaijani sector of Caspian Sea A 3.0 magnitude earthquake occurred in Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea on Friday, according to the Republican Seismic Survey Center of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. The quake, depth of 61 km, was https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Magnitude_30_earthquake_hits_Azerbaijani_sector_of_Caspian_Sea-1775921 Fri, 07 May 2021 16:27:00 +0400 Winners of 'Sustainable Development in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering' conference awarded The 2nd International Student Research and Science Conferences, which were organized by Baku Higher Oil School on the occasion of the 98th anniversary of the birth of national Leader Heydar Aliyev, have completed their work. The award ceremony for the winners of the conference “Sustainable Development in Chemistry https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Winners_of__039Sustainable_Development_in_Chemistry_and_Chemical_Engineering_039_conference_awarded-1775841 Fri, 07 May 2021 15:30:00 +0400 English version of Azerbaijani poet’s collection of poems published An English version of a new collection of poems “The World Smells Love” by Azerbaijani poet Khayal Rza has been published by Mutarjim Publishing House in Baku. The book has been published under the project "Contemporary Azerbaijani Poetry in English" https://azertag.az/en/xeber/English_version_of_Azerbaijani_poets_collection_of_poems_published-1775839 Fri, 07 May 2021 15:29:00 +0400 Azerbaijani FM meets with Secretary-General of Permanent Secretariat of TRACECA Intergovernmental Commission Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov has met with the Secretary-General of the Permanent Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Commission TRACECA Asset Assavbayev. Minister Jeyhun Bayramov highlighted the new realities https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_FM_meets_with_Secretary_General_of_Permanent_Secretariat_of_TRACECA_Intergovernmental_Commission-1775697 Fri, 07 May 2021 13:33:00 +0400 India sets new global record of 414,188 daily COVID cases India set another global record for daily coronavirus cases Friday, registering over 414,000 infections in the past 24 hours, according to Anadolu Agency. It marked the second consecutive day the country registered over 400,000 cases after reporting 412,262 infections Thursday https://azertag.az/en/xeber/India_sets_new_global_record_of_414188_daily_COVID_cases-1775621 Fri, 07 May 2021 12:40:00 +0400 Azeri Light crude sells for $68.39 Azerbaijani oil price has decreased on the world markets. The price of a barrel of Azeri Light crude oil fell $1.2 to stand at $68.39 https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azeri_Light_crude_sells_for_6839-1775613 Fri, 07 May 2021 12:38:00 +0400 More than 847,000 COVID-19 infections detected worldwide over past 24 hours The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection worldwide has surpassed 154.81 mln, increasing by more than 847,000 over the past 24 hours, TASS reports. According to the data of the World Health https://azertag.az/en/xeber/More_than_847000_COVID_19_infections_detected_worldwide_over_past_24_hours-1775569 Fri, 07 May 2021 12:11:00 +0400 Ministry of Energy and Masdar hold joint workshop on hydrogen production The Ministry of Energy and Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, have hosted an online workshop on hydrogen development and production. Mohamed Asaad Taher, Manager for Development and Investment (CIS and Russia) for Masdar, and Zaur Mammadov https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Ministry_of_Energy_and_Masdar_hold_joint_workshop_on_hydrogen_production-1775491 Fri, 07 May 2021 11:23:00 +0400 Oil prices jump on world markets Oil prices have increased on the world markets. On London ICE (InterContinental Exchange Futures) cost of the Brent crude oil rose https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Oil_prices_jump_on_world_markets-1775465 Fri, 07 May 2021 11:08:00 +0400 Organization of War, Labor and Armed Forces Veterans of Azerbaijan sends appeal to Russian Foreign Minister The Presidium of the Organization of War, Labor and Armed Forces Veterans of the Republic of Azerbaijan has sent an appeal to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov. According to AZERTAC, the appeal says https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Organization_of_War_Labor_and_Armed_Forces_Veterans_of_Azerbaijan_sends_appeal_to_Russian_Foreign_Minister-1775461 Fri, 07 May 2021 11:06:00 +0400 Manchester United to face Villarreal in UEFA Europa League final Manchester United will face Villarreal in the UEFA Europa League final in Poland on May 26, according to Anadolu Agency. The Red Devils reached the final with an 8-5 win on aggregate after a 3-2 loss Thursday to Roma at the Stadio Olimpico in the semifinal second leg match https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Manchester_United_to_face_Villarreal_in_UEFA_Europa_League_final-1775437 Fri, 07 May 2021 10:40:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev presented EURO 2020 Trophy VIDEO The European Championship trophy has been brought to Baku as part of the EURO 2020 Cup tour, which will be held from June 11 to July 11 this year. The European Championship trophy, which will be shown in Baku from 7 to 9 May, was presented to President Ilham Aliyev https://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_presented_EURO_2020_Trophy_VIDEO-1775415 Fri, 07 May 2021 10:00:00 +0400 Azerbaijan`s State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs and UNICEF sign Action Plan for 2021-2022 Chairman of Azerbaijan’s State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs Bahar Muradova and Head of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Office in Azerbaijan https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_State_Committee_for_Family_Women_and_Children_Affairs_and_UNICEF_sign_Action_Plan_for_2021_2022-1775399 Fri, 07 May 2021 08:51:00 +0400 Samir Nuriyev: Restoration and construction work in the territories liberated from occupation are always in the President’s spotlight The fifth meeting of the Coordination Headquarters, established by the Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on 24 November 2020 to resolve issues in the territories liberated from occupation in a https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Samir_Nuriyev_Restoration_and_construction_work_in_the_territories_liberated_from_occupation_are_always_in_the_Presidents_spotlight-1775347 Thu, 06 May 2021 22:45:00 +0400 EU 'ready to discuss' COVID vaccine patent waiver, says von der Leyen The European Union is willing to discuss a proposal, now backed by the United States, to waive intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday, according to Reuters https://azertag.az/en/xeber/EU__039ready_to_discuss_039_COVID_vaccine_patent_waiver_says_von_der_Leyen-1775299 Thu, 06 May 2021 20:42:00 +0400 Georgian Vice PM: There are great opportunities for expanding economic relations and trade turnover between Georgia and Azerbaijan “There are great opportunities for expanding economic relations and trade turnover between Georgia and Azerbaijan,” Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia David Zalkaliani has told journalists. “The COVID-19 pandemic has also negatively https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Georgian_Vice_PM_There_are_great_opportunities_for_expanding_economic_relations_and_trade_turnover_between_Georgia_and_Azerbaijan-1775245 Thu, 06 May 2021 19:34:00 +0400 PM Irakli Garibashvili: Georgia and Azerbaijan will continue to implement join projects “Georgia and Azerbaijan will continue to implement join projects,” said Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili as he commented on the results of his visit to Azerbaijan on his official Facebook account. In a post, Georgian Prime Minister said: “I held the first meeting with https://azertag.az/en/xeber/PM_Irakli_Garibashvili_Georgia_and_Azerbaijan_will_continue_to_implement_join_projects-1775241 Thu, 06 May 2021 19:25:00 +0400 Azerbaijan registers 844 new coronavirus cases 844 new cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in Azerbaijan, while 2,057 patients have been recovered, the Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers told AZERTAC. According to the Task Force, 18 persons have died after testing positive for COVID-19 https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_registers_844_new_coronavirus_cases-1775057 Thu, 06 May 2021 17:15:00 +0400 Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Energy signs contract with Japanese company Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Energy and the Japanese company TEPSCO have signed an agreement in order to fulfill the tasks set by President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in connection with the establishment of the “green energy” zone in the liberated https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Ministry_of_Energy_signs_contract_with_Japanese_company-1775051 Thu, 06 May 2021 17:06:00 +0400 Nepal's hospitals face oxygen supply shortage Nepal's two major government-run hospitals based in capital Kathmandu have been facing oxygen supply shortage, authorities said, according to Xinhua. The Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease hospital which has been converted into a COVID-19 https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Nepal_039s_hospitals_face_oxygen_supply_shortage-1774943 Thu, 06 May 2021 15:51:00 +0400 Farid Shafiyev: Azerbaijanophobia is prevailing in Armenian society Before the Second Karabakh War and during the post-war period, Armenians promoted discrimination, xenophobia, and enmity among the population, as well as against other nations and races in the media. The hostile attitude towards Azerbaijan still https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Farid_Shafiyev_Azerbaijanophobia_is_prevailing_in_Armenian_society-1774939 Thu, 06 May 2021 15:48:00 +0400 Man Utd vs Liverpool match moved to May 13 after postponement due to fan protests at Old Trafford Manchester United have confirmed their match against Liverpool, originally scheduled for Sunday, has been rearranged for May 13, according to Goal.com. The match was postponed after angry fans stormed Old Trafford https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Man_Utd_vs_Liverpool_match_moved_to_May_13_after_postponement_due_to_fan_protests_at_Old_Trafford-1774817 Thu, 06 May 2021 14:31:00 +0400 Oil prices jump on world markets Oil prices have increased on the world markets. On London ICE (InterContinental Exchange Futures) cost of the Brent crude oil rose $0,23 to trade at $69,19, while the price of Light crude oil at the NYMEX https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Oil_prices_jump_on_world_markets-1774721 Thu, 06 May 2021 13:26:00 +0400 Japan to set up no-fly zone during Tokyo Olympics Japan's transport ministry said Thursday a no-fly zone will be set up above venues of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics from July 21 through Sept. 5 as part of measures to prevent terrorism, according to Kyodo News https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Japan_to_set_up_no_fly_zone_during_Tokyo_Olympics-1774687 Thu, 06 May 2021 13:06:00 +0400 Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry releases video footages of Garapirimli village, Aghdam district VIDEO Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense has released video footages of Garapirimli village of Aghdam district. Citing the ministry’s press service, AZERTAC presents the video footages https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Defense_Ministry_releases_video_footages_of_Garapirimli_village_Aghdam_district_VIDEO-1774681 Thu, 06 May 2021 13:04:00 +0400 Forty-three thousand AstraZeneca vaccines arrive in Georgia Georgia received 43 000 AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine shots, according to the Georgian television channel 1TV. The vaccines arrived at the Tbilisi International Airport earlier this morning. These jabs will be used as a second dose for those inoculated with first shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Forty_three_thousand_AstraZeneca_vaccines_arrive_in_Georgia-1774639 Thu, 06 May 2021 12:39:00 +0400 China International Bicycle Fair gets underway in Shanghai The 30th China International Bicycle Fair was launched at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre on Wednesday, according to chinadaily.com.cn. Organized by the China Bicycle Association, the exhibition covers a total area of 135,000 square meters and will last until https://azertag.az/en/xeber/China_International_Bicycle_Fair_gets_underway_in_Shanghai-1774601 Thu, 06 May 2021 12:23:00 +0400