AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency Azerbaijan logs 9 new COVID-19 cases 9 new cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in Azerbaijan, the Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers told AZERTAC. According to the Task Force, the overall confirmed cases in Azerbaijan have reached 792,732, with 782,969 recoveries and 9,710 deaths, while treatment of 53 others is underway Wed, 25 May 2022 20:03:00 +0400 From Général Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco Embaló, President of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau Excellency, I have the pleasure to convey to you my warm congratulations on the National Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan and would also like to express my best wishes for the well-being of the People of your country Wed, 25 May 2022 20:01:00 +0400 Azerbaijan administers nearly 3,000 COVID-19 vaccine shots in 24 hours Azerbaijan administered a total of 2,974 COVID-19 jabs on Wednesday, the Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers told AZERTAC. Azerbaijan has administered more than 13,7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched an immunization drive in January 2021 Wed, 25 May 2022 19:20:00 +0400 Petrol price in UK reaches new record high at 170p a litre and diesel at 181p, data shows Average petrol prices have reached a new record high of 170.4p a litre in UK, new figures show, according to Sky News. The average price for diesel was 181.4p a litre on Tuesday, according to data firm Experian Catalist. A year ago today, petrol was 129.0p a litre, with diesel at 131.3p a litre Wed, 25 May 2022 19:16:00 +0400 Redback - a venomous spider endemic to Australia More than 43,000 different species of spiders are found in the world.However, only a small number are said to be dangerous, and less than 30 (less than one-tenth of one percent) have been responsible for human deaths.Scroll down to familiarize yourself with one of the world’s deadliest spiders - the Redback spider Wed, 25 May 2022 19:10:00 +0400 Cappadocia – Turkiye`s beautiful region with hundreds of hot air balloons Cappadocia is a beautiful region in central Turkiye famous for its fairytale scenery, cave dwellings, remarkable rock formations and, of course, the hundreds of hot air balloons that soar in the sky during sunrise each morning. There is also so much awesome hiking in Cappadocia, that it will take you at least a week to explore all of the diverse hiking trails in the region Wed, 25 May 2022 19:01:00 +0400 Zivar bay Ahmadbayov – outstanding architect who skillfully blended European and Azerbaijani traditions Azerbaijan’s greatest architect Zivar bay Ahmadbayov was the first Azerbaijani to receive a European vocational education. He was Baku’s Chief Architect from 1918 to 1925.As part of his work in Baku, Ahmadbayov often visited the cities and towns of the provinces Wed, 25 May 2022 18:59:00 +0400 Azerbaijani FM meets with President of Estonian Parliament Azerbaijan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeyhun Bayramov has met with a delegation led by President of the Parliament of Estonia Juri Ratas. Minister Jeyhun Bayramov said that Azerbaijan attaches great importance to the development of relations with friendly Estonia. He hailed an intensive dialogue Wed, 25 May 2022 18:55:00 +0400 Great Barrier Reef - Australia’s most remarkable natural gift One of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts, the Great Barrier Reef is blessed with the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef. The reef contains an abundance of marine life and comprises of over 3000 individual reef systems, coral cays, and literally hundreds Wed, 25 May 2022 18:22:00 +0400 Forbidden City - imperial palace complex at heart of Beijing Forbidden City, Chinese Zijincheng or Tzu-chin-ch’eng, imperial palace complex at the heart of Beijing, China. Commissioned in 1406 by the Yongle emperor of the Ming dynasty, it was first officially occupied by the court in 1420 Wed, 25 May 2022 18:18:00 +0400 Turkish media highlights Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s working visit to Brussels The Turkish leading media outlets, including Anadolu Agency, TRT Haber, Haber Global TV channels, as well as Hurriyet and Sabah newspapers have published articles highlighting Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s meetings with President of the European Council Charles Michel and Armenian Wed, 25 May 2022 18:18:00 +0400 AFFA, Alanyaspor discuss cooperation President of the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA) Rovnag Abdullayev has today met with President of Turkiye’s Aytemiz Alanyaspor Football Club Hasan Cavusoglu.During the meeting, the sides discussed the issues of bilateral cooperation between AFFA and Alanyaspor Wed, 25 May 2022 18:08:00 +0400 Premier League approves proposed takeover of Chelsea by Todd Boehly-led consortium The Premier League Board approved Tuesday the proposed Todd Boehly/Clearlake Consortium-led takeover of the Chelsea football club, according to Anadolu Agency."The purchase remains subject to the Government issuing the required sale licence and the satisfactory Wed, 25 May 2022 17:55:00 +0400 Azerbaijani, Kazakh FMs hold phone talk Azerbaijan`s Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov has had a telephone conversation with his Kazakh counterpart Mukhtar Tleuberdi. The ministers exchanged views on the broad bilateral cooperation agenda between the two countries.At the same time, issues of cooperation on multilateral platforms were discussed Wed, 25 May 2022 17:36:00 +0400 Indian Embassy in Baku hosts webinar on cut flowers, foliage, planting material, orchids, seeds, vegan, meat, rice and tea products The Embassy of India in Baku, in association with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), India has organized a Business Webinar followed by B2B interactions on cut flowers, foliage, planting material, orchids, seeds, vegan, meat, rice and tea products Wed, 25 May 2022 17:33:00 +0400 Arsenal extend Egyptian midfielder Elneny's contract Arsenal's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny has renewed his contract with the English Premier League club, according to Anadolu Agency. In a statement on Tuesday, Arsenal said that Elneny signed a new deal to stay at the Emirates Stadium but the Gunners did not disclose the details of his contract Wed, 25 May 2022 17:31:00 +0400 Roma, Feyenoord to vie for 1st Europa Conference League title The first-ever UEFA Europa Conference League final will be held between the Italian club Roma and the Netherlands' Feyenoord on Wednesday evening, according to Anadolu Agency.The 1984 European Cup runners-up, Roma, have not won any UEFA trophy in history but will appear in a major European Wed, 25 May 2022 17:12:00 +0400 Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sports elected chairman of UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for Sport Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sports Farid Gayibov has been elected as chairman of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS).The decision was made during the CIGEPS emergency meeting held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, on May 24 Wed, 25 May 2022 17:05:00 +0400 From Zoran Milanovic, President of the Republic of Croatia Dear Mr. President, On the occasion of National Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan, I am pleased to extend on behalf of the citizens of the Republic of Croatia and on my behalf, warm congratulations Wed, 25 May 2022 17:00:00 +0400 Azerbaijan’s Defense Minister meets with Chief Technology Officer of Baykar company Selcuk Bayraktar Azerbaijan’s Minister of Defense, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov has met with the Chief Technology Officer of Türkiye’s Baykar company Selcuk Bayraktar, who is on a visit to Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense told AZERTAC. The Minister of Defense stressed that the military cooperation between Azerbaijan and Turkiye is based Wed, 25 May 2022 16:46:00 +0400 North Korea fires ICBM, 2 other missiles after Biden's Asia trip North Korea fired three missiles, including one capable of intercontinental range, off its east coast on Wednesday, according to the South Korean government, a day after U.S. President Joe Biden ended his first Asia trip since taking office, Kyodo News Agency reports Wed, 25 May 2022 16:30:00 +0400 To Her Excellency Madame Salome Zourabichvili, President of Georgia Dear Madame President, I am pleased to convey my sincerest congratulations and the best wishes to you and your entire people on my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Azerbaijan on the occasion of the National Holiday of the friendly Georgia – the Independence Day. The Azerbaijani-Georgian Wed, 25 May 2022 15:36:00 +0400 From Ignazio Cassis, President of the Swiss Confederation It is my pleasure to extend to you my warmest congratulations on the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Good and trustful relations between our two countries are key to tackle major global challenges together. Wed, 25 May 2022 15:18:00 +0400 Concert marking 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Norway held in Oslo VIDEO A jazz concert marking the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Norway has been held at the House of Literature in Norway’s capital Oslo.Addressing the event, Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Fariz Rzayev highlighted the development Wed, 25 May 2022 14:58:00 +0400 Ombudsmen of TURKPA member states visit Azerbaijan’s ancient city of Shusha Ombudsmen of Turkiye, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, as well as heads of the national human rights institutions and parliamentarians, who are on a visit to Azerbaijan, to attend an international conference marking the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Ombudsman Institution in Azerbaijan Wed, 25 May 2022 14:37:00 +0400 Gorgeous paintings of ancient Egyptian goddesses revealed under layers of bird poop Archaeologists have discovered 46 stunning depictions of goddesses from ancient Egypt, which were previously buried under layers of soot and bird poop. Artists created the detailed and colorful frescoes on the ceiling of a temple nearly 2,200 years ago Wed, 25 May 2022 14:35:00 +0400 Prado Museum - world’s richest and most comprehensive collection of Spanish painting Prado Museum, Spanish Museo del Prado, art museum in Madrid, housing the world’s richest and most comprehensive collection of Spanish painting, as well as masterpieces of other schools of European painting, especially Italian and Flemish art Wed, 25 May 2022 14:01:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev received delegation led by President of Estonia’s Parliament VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received a delegation led by President of the Parliament (Riigikogu) of the Republic of Estonia Juri Ratas. Expressing his hope that the bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Estonia will continue successfully developing Wed, 25 May 2022 13:13:00 +0400 Indian Embassy announces events to mark the 8th International Day of Yoga The 8th International Day of Yoga (IDY 2022) will be celebrated in Azerbaijan on 21 June 2022. Addressing the event held on this occasion, Ambassador of India to Azerbaijan Bawitlung Vanlalvawna said that the Embassy in partnership with various yoga schools and important Wed, 25 May 2022 13:06:00 +0400 From Her Majesty Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland As you celebrate the important occasion of your National Day, I would like to congratulate Your Excellency, and send my good wishes to the people of Azerbaijan. As we overcome global health challenges together Wed, 25 May 2022 12:38:00 +0400 Azerbaijan`s Safarli ranks 4th at Italian Summer Chess Tour 2022 second open tournament Azerbaijani chess player Eltaj Safarli has scored 3.5 points after five rounds ranking the 4th place at the Grandiscacchi Challenge 2022 of the Italian Summer Chess Tour 2022, held in Montebelluna, Italy, May 21-27. The Swiss-system tournament features nine rounds Wed, 25 May 2022 12:31:00 +0400 Azerbaijani boxers bring home four medals from Uzbekistan Young Azerbaijani fighters have captured four medals, including a gold, at an International Boxing tournament held in Ferghana, Uzbekistan, on May 20-24 Wed, 25 May 2022 11:45:00 +0400 Investigation ongoing after blast kills 1, injures 5 in E China One person died and five others were injured when a residential building collapsed due to an explosion in Changzhou City in east China's Jiangsu Province on Tuesday night, according to CGTN. A preliminary investigation indicated that the blast occurred after someone inside the building Wed, 25 May 2022 11:29:00 +0400 Charles Michel: The first meeting of the Border Commission is a tangible progress following trilateral meeting with the President of Azerbaijan and the Prime Minister of Armenia President of the European Council Charles Michel has made a post on his official Twitter account on the meeting of the Border Commission on the delimitation of the Azerbaijani-Armenian border Wed, 25 May 2022 11:27:00 +0400 Oil prices rise on world markets Oil prices have increased on the world markets. On London ICE (InterContinental Exchange Futures) cost of the Brent crude oil rose $0.84 to trade at $114.40, while the price of the Light crude oil at the NYMEX Wed, 25 May 2022 11:24:00 +0400 From Milos Zeman, President of the Czech Republic Excellency, On behalf of the Czech people and on my own behalf, I would like to extend sincere congratulations on the occasion of your national holiday – the Independence Day Wed, 25 May 2022 11:22:00 +0400 Champions League final ball unveiled, carries message of peace Adidas on Tuesday unveiled the 2022 UEFA Champions League final's official match ball, which has the word peace inscribed on it, according to Anadolu Agency.The word in English and Ukrainian Cyrillic is written on the match ball that has two dominant colors Wed, 25 May 2022 11:19:00 +0400 Azeri Light crude sells for $122.94 Azerbaijani oil price has increased on the world markets. The price of a barrel of Azeri Light crude oil rose $0. 24, to trade at $122.94 Wed, 25 May 2022 10:50:00 +0400 Jahangir Jahangirov - prominent Azerbaijani composer and choirmaster Jahangir Jahangirov – a prominent Soviet and Azerbaijani composer, conductor, choirmaster and People’s Artist of the Azerbaijan was born on 20 June 1921, in Balakhani - settlement of Baku. He graduated from the Music College named after A. Zeynalli and then from Baku Academy of Music Wed, 25 May 2022 10:42:00 +0400 Gazyan village of Gubadli district Wed, 25 May 2022 10:00:00 +0400 Minister Rashad Nabiyev meets with Selcuk Bayraktar “Today we met with Chairman of the Board of TEKNOFEST and the Board of Trustees of the T3 Foundation Selcuk Bayraktar and Deputy Minister of Industrial Technology of Turkiye Fatih Kacır,” said Azerbaijan’s Minister of Digital Development and Transport Rashad Nabiyev on his Twitter account Tue, 24 May 2022 19:51:00 +0400 Shamakhi elected as tourism capital of Turkic world Shamakhi has been elected as the tourism capital of the Turkic world for 2022. The decision was adopted at the 7th meeting of tourism ministers of the Organization of Turkic States, and at the 17th meeting of the working group on tourism. Tue, 24 May 2022 19:48:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev received Secretary General of Organization of Turkic States VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received Secretary General of the Organization of Turkic States Baghdad Amreyev. The sides noted at the meeting that successful cooperation was underway in various directions within the Organization of Turkic States, and the role of Azerbaijan Tue, 24 May 2022 19:43:00 +0400 Azerbaijan, Armenia hold first meeting in format of Commission on Border Delimitation On May 24, 2022, within the framework of the implementation of the agreements reached and on the basis of the relevant orders of the two countries, the first meeting of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan Shahin Mustafayev and the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Mher Grigoryan took place Tue, 24 May 2022 19:37:00 +0400 Military lyceum hosts track and field athletics competitions “Track and field athletics competitions dedicated to the memory of Azerbaijan's National Hero Afgan Huseynov were held at the Military Lyceum named after Jamshid Nakhchivanski,” Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry told AZERTAC.“First, the memory of the national leader of the Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev Tue, 24 May 2022 19:23:00 +0400 Messi reunion at Inter Miami appeals to Suarez as Atletico striker prepares for next move The duo enjoyed great success together at Barcelona and are now both being linked with moves to MLS, according to Luis Suarez has admitted that a potential reunion with Lionel Messi at Inter Miami holds great appeal to him as the Atletico Madrid striker ponders his next move ahead of his Wanda Metropolitano exit Tue, 24 May 2022 19:18:00 +0400 Cabo San Lucas - one of most beautiful destinations in Mexico known for its sandy beaches, brilliant blue waters Cabo San Lucas is one of the hottest party towns in North America, Mexico with a glittering nightlife and a plethora of dining options that make energetic Cabo San Lucas an all-time favorite. Also called Cabo San “Loco” or just plain “Cabo”, the town’s reputation Tue, 24 May 2022 19:01:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev received Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism and Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Uzbekistan Aziz Abduhakimov. Aziz Abduhakimov conveyed President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s greetings to the President of Azerbaijan Tue, 24 May 2022 19:01:00 +0400 Josep Borrell: Welcome the 3rd trilateral meeting hosted by EU Council President with Armenia and Azerbaijan leaders in Brussels “Welcome the 3rd trilateral meeting hosted by EU Council President with Armenia and Azerbaijan leaders in Brussels,” EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said on his official Twitter account.“Hopeful to see concrete steps that support dynamics towards sustainable peace Tue, 24 May 2022 18:51:00 +0400 2 dead, 120 injured in Abu Dhabi gas cylinder blast Two people died and more than 100 were injured in a gas cylinder explosion on Monday at a restaurant in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Abu Dhabi Police has confirmed, according to Xinhua. The restaurant, which serves South Asian fare, is located in a five-storey building in central Abu Dhabi Tue, 24 May 2022 18:50:00 +0400