AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency https://azertag.az AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency His Excellency Mr Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Dear Mr President, On my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Azerbaijan, I sincerely congratulate you and all your people on the occasion of the national day of Afghanistan, Independence Day. I am confident that the development of the relations https://azertag.az/en/xeber/His_Excellency_Mr_Mohammad_Ashraf_Ghani_President_of_the_Islamic_Republic_of_Afghanistan-1319091 Sat, 17 Aug 2019 23:26:00 +0400 NASA picks Alabama space center to manage lunar lander program Despite protests from Texas lawmakers, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, will manage the agency's plans to build a lunar landing system that will carry the next man and the first woman to the surface of the moon in 2024, https://azertag.az/en/xeber/NASA_picks_Alabama_space_center_to_manage_lunar_lander_program-1319077 Sat, 17 Aug 2019 20:23:00 +0400 China's commercial carrier rocket Smart Dragon-1 makes maiden flight China's new carrier rocket Smart Dragon-1 (SD-1), designed for commercial use, made its maiden flight on Saturday, sending three satellites into planned orbit, according to Xinhua. The rocket, developed by the China Rocket Co. Ltd. affiliated to the China Academy https://azertag.az/en/xeber/China_039s_commercial_carrier_rocket_Smart_Dragon_1_makes_maiden_flight-1319012 Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:54:00 +0400 Another primitiveness: Armenian-style "analysis" of visa-free regime As the world is globalizing, even countries that are far away from each other are striving to ensure visa-free movement of their citizens. There is the Schengen Area in Europe. CIS countries also introduced a visa-free regime. Many states around https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Another_primitiveness_Armenian_style__quotanalysis_quot_of_visa_free_regime-1318994 Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:20:00 +0400 At least eight dead, 10 injured in hotel fire in Ukrainian city of Odessa At least eight people died in a fire that broke out in a hotel in the Ukrainian city of Odessa, the Ukrainian Emergency Situations Service announced on Saturday, according to TASS. "Eight people died in the fire and 10 more were rescued," the service said in a statement https://azertag.az/en/xeber/At_least_eight_dead_10_injured_in_hotel_fire_in_Ukrainian_city_of_Odessa-1318952 Sat, 17 Aug 2019 15:10:00 +0400 Saffron planting season begins on Absheron peninsula Azerbaijan continues to revive the tradition of saffron production. The main cultivated areas of this most valuable spice are currently located on the Absheron Peninsula - in Baku and nearby villages. According to AZERTAC with reference to the CBC channel, the season of planting saffron bulbs has started on Absheron https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Saffron_planting_season_begins_on_Absheron_peninsula-1318921 Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:13:00 +0400 Azerbaijani oil sells for nearly $62 Azerbaijani oil price has increased on the world markets. The price of a barrel of Azeri Light crude oil rose $0.47 to stand at $61.91 https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_oil_sells_for_nearly_62-1318914 Sat, 17 Aug 2019 13:43:00 +0400 Junior Azerbaijani Greco-Roman wrestler advances to final of World Championships Azerbaijani Greco-Roman wrestler Zaur Aliyev (55kg) has progressed to the final of the Junior World Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. He will face Russian Anvar Allakhiarov in the gold medal bout https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Junior_Azerbaijani_Greco_Roman_wrestler_advances_to_final_of_World_Championships-1318891 Sat, 17 Aug 2019 12:52:00 +0400 OSCE`s new resolution: expressing respect for territorial integrity and international law It is a well-known fact that settlement of ethnic and local conflicts in different parts of the world remains the main global geopolitical challenge. Particularly, finding a fair and peaceful solution to conflicts in the South Caucasus is high on the agenda https://azertag.az/en/xeber/OSCEs_new_resolution_expressing_respect_for_territorial_integrity_and_international_law-1318884 Sat, 17 Aug 2019 12:42:00 +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 increased $0.41 to trade at $58.64, while the price of Light crude oil at the NYMEX https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Oil_prices_rise_on_world_markets-1318877 Sat, 17 Aug 2019 12:27:00 +0400 Eden Hazard suffers thigh injury in training Eden Hazard will miss Real Madrid's 2019/20 LaLiga Santander opener against Celta Vigo after suffering an injury to his left thigh, and is set to be out for a few weeks, according to MARCA. A statement on the official Real Madrid website read: "Following tests carried out after training today https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Eden_Hazard_suffers_thigh_injury_in_training-1318871 Sat, 17 Aug 2019 12:21:00 +0400 Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry: Armenian armed units violated ceasefire 21 times Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry has said the Armenian armed forces continue to violate the ceasefire regime. “Military units of the armed forces of Armenia violated ceasefire 21 times throughout the day in various direction of the front, using sniper rifles,” the ministry said in a statement https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Defense_Ministry_Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_21_times-1318866 Sat, 17 Aug 2019 12:12:00 +0400 Rio de Janeiro hosts concert marking centenary of Azerbaijan’s diplomatic service A special concert program celebrating the 100th anniversary of Azerbaijan’s diplomatic service has been held at the famous Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazilian Symphony Orchestra performed Azerbaijani and European classical music at the concert, which was conducted by Yalchin Adigozalov https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Rio_de_Janeiro_hosts_concert_marking_centenary_of_Azerbaijans_diplomatic_service-1318856 Sat, 17 Aug 2019 11:52:00 +0400 Putin awards Hero of Russia titles to pilots of belly-landed aircraft Russian President Vladimir Putin has bestowed the Hero of Russia titles on the two Ural Airlines pilots who were forced to make an emergency landing in a field in the Moscow suburbs on August 15, according to TASS news agency https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Putin_awards_Hero_of_Russia_titles_to_pilots_of_belly_landed_aircraft-1318795 Sat, 17 Aug 2019 10:10:00 +0400 Turkish defender Mert Cetin joins Roma Roma inked a five-year deal with Turkish defender Mert Cetin, Anadolu Agency reported. The Italian football powerhouse will pay €3 million ($3.33 million) to Ankara-based Genclerbirligi for the transfer. “As part of the agreement, Genclerbirligi also retain a right to 10% of any future transfer fee https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Turkish_defender_Mert_Cetin_joins_Roma-1318793 Sat, 17 Aug 2019 09:45:00 +0400 'Iranian, Azerbaijani railway authorities enjoy fruitful cooperation` “Iranian and Azerbaijani railways authorities enjoy fruitful cooperation,” said President of the Railways of the Islamic Republic of Iran Saeid Rasouli. Rasouli highlighted Azerbaijan Railways` involvement in the implementation of infrastructure projects in Astara https://azertag.az/en/xeber/_039Iranian_Azerbaijani_railway_authorities_enjoy_fruitful_cooperation-1318791 Sat, 17 Aug 2019 09:34:00 +0400 His Excellency Mr Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia Dear Mr President, On my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Azerbaijan, I sincerely congratulate you and the people of your country on the occasion of the national day of Indonesia, Independence Day https://azertag.az/en/xeber/His_Excellency_Mr_Joko_Widodo_President_of_the_Republic_of_Indonesia-1318745 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:24:00 +0400 Azerbaijani anti-aircraft missile troops conduct live-fire exercises According to the plan of combat training for 2019 approved by the Minister of Defense, anti-aircraft missile troops of the Air Force of Azerbaijan conducted live-fire exercises. According to the ministry, combat crews of S-125 anti-aircraft missile systems of military formations https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_anti_aircraft_missile_troops_conduct_live_fire_exercises-1318743 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:14:00 +0400 Azerbaijan-Belarus trade exceeds $120m Trade between Azerbaijan and Belarus increased in the first seven months of 2019 to exceed $120 million, according to the Belarusian National Statistical Committee. Official figures suggest that Belarus exported goods worth $109, 062,000 to Azerbaijan, while Azerbaijan`s export to Belarus https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_Belarus_trade_exceeds_120m-1318737 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 19:55:00 +0400 Turkish defense minister in border for safe zone Turkish military chiefs arrived at the country's southeastern border on Friday to inspect the troops ahead of a planned safe zone in Syria, according to Anadolu Agency. Defense Minister Hulusi Akar along with Chief of https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Turkish_defense_minister_in_border_for_safe_zone-1318738 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 19:54:00 +0400 ® Azercell’s Digital World in Jojug Marjanli The leader of the telecommunication sector of Azerbaijan “Azercell Telecom” LLC visited Jojug Marjanli, on August 15. The company, known as the supporter and initiator of social projects, met with the schoolchildren and teachers of Jojug Marjanli https://azertag.az/en/xeber/__Azercells_Digital_World_in_Jojug_Marjanli-1318732 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 19:44:00 +0400 To the personnel of the State Border Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Border Guard of Azerbaijan I congratulate you on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Border Guard of Azerbaijan. On 18 August 1919, a law adopted by the Parliament of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic established the first border guard bodies and thereby laid the foundation for the Border Guard of Azerbaijan https://azertag.az/en/xeber/To_the_personnel_of_the_State_Border_Service_of_the_Republic_of_Azerbaijan_on_the_occasion_of_the_100th_anniversary_of_the_Border_Guard_of_Azerbaijan-1318912 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 19:15:00 +0400 Four killed in blast at Pakistan mosque Four people lost their lives while 20 further suffered injuries when a bomb ripped through a mosque in Kuchlak, an area in the outskirts of Balochistan Capital Quetta, Pakistan, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Four_killed_in_blast_at_Pakistan_mosque-1318715 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 19:02:00 +0400 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics becomes partner of Caspian Energy Forum Baku – 2019 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics transport company has become a partner of the 9th International Caspian Energy Forum Baku – 2019 which will take place in Azerbaijan’s capital on September 19. The 9th International Caspian Energy Forum is dedicated https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Hellmann_Worldwide_Logistics_becomes_partner_of_Caspian_Energy_Forum_Baku___2019-1318705 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 18:54:00 +0400 Indonesia president proposes to move capital to Borneo Indonesia’s president on Friday proposed to move the capital from Jakarta, a crowded, polluted city of 10 million people, to the island of Borneo, though he left Indonesians guessing as to the exact location, according to Reuters https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Indonesia_president_proposes_to_move_capital_to_Borneo-1318661 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 17:43:00 +0400 Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Karabakh sends letter of protest to Australian government The Azerbaijani community of the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan has sent a letter of protest to the government and legislative body of Australia. The letter was written as a protest against the visit of "representatives" of the illegal separatist regime established in Azerbaijan's occupied territory https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_community_of_Nagorno_Karabakh_sends_letter_of_protest_to_Australian_government-1318584 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:51:00 +0400 James Bond Aston Martin was just auctioned for $6.4 million One winning bidder is now legally able to drive in an actual James Bond Aston Martin, with working nail spreaders, tire slashers, smoke screen and rotating license plates, according to CNN. That person just got the keys for the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 for $6.4 million at a classic car auction in Monterey https://azertag.az/en/xeber/James_Bond_Aston_Martin_was_just_auctioned_for_64_million-1318560 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:19:00 +0400 Azerbaijan’s defense minister to attend closing ceremony of International Army Games – 2019 Azerbaijan`s Minister of Defense Zakir Hasanov will take part in the closing ceremony of the International Army Games - 2019 to be held at the Alabino military range near Moscow. Minister Hasanov will also watch the performance of the Azerbaijani tank crews who have achieved https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_defense_minister_to_attend_closing_ceremony_of_International_Army_Games___2019-1318556 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:16:00 +0400 Azeri Light crude sells for $61.44 Azerbaijani oil price has decreased on the world markets. The price of a barrel of Azeri Light crude oil fell $0.37 to trade at $61.44 https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azeri_Light_crude_sells_for_6144-1318526 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:33:00 +0400 Oil prices jump on world markets Oil prices have risen on the world markets. On London ICE (InterContinental Exchange Futures) cost of the Brent crude oil increased $0.81 to trade at $59.04, while the price of Light crude oil at the NYMEX https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Oil_prices_jump_on_world_markets-1318521 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:23:00 +0400 2 killed, 3 hurt in shooting near Alabama State University Authorities say two men have been killed and three others injured in a shooting near the campus of Alabama State University, according to The Associated Press. Montgomery police Sgt. Jarrett Williams tells the Montgomery Advertiser that the shooting occurred Thursday night https://azertag.az/en/xeber/2_killed_3_hurt_in_shooting_near_Alabama_State_University-1318470 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:07:00 +0400 Azerbaijani tankmen participating in “Tank Biathlon” contest complete final preparation Azerbaijani tankmen who reached the final of the “Tank Biathlon” contest, which is held as part of the International Army Games-2019, have completed the final preparation. Tank crews and technical support groups inspected the combat vehicles that will be used in the final relay race https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_tankmen_participating_in_Tank_Biathlon_contest_complete_final_preparation-1318463 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:00:00 +0400 Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry: Armenian armed units violated ceasefire 22 times Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry has said the Armenian armed forces continue to violate the ceasefire regime. “Military units of the armed forces of Armenia violated ceasefire 22 times throughout the day in various direction of the front, using sniper rifles,” the ministry said in a statement https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Defense_Ministry_Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_22_times-1318416 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:00:00 +0400 UEFA Europa League play-off ties set The UEFA Europa League play-off ties have been confirmed now as the third qualifying round ties have concluded, according to the organization’s official website. Following are the match-ups which will decide the remaining group stage places https://azertag.az/en/xeber/UEFA_Europa_League_play_off_ties_set-1318360 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:00:00 +0400 Plane crash landing in Moscow region leaves 55 injured As many as fifty-five passengers, including 17 children, have sought medical attention after an aircraft made an emergency landing in the Moscow Region, a source in the regional Center for Disaster Medicine informed TASS https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Plane_crash_landing_in_Moscow_region_leaves_55_injured-1318321 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:27:00 +0400 Russian Defense Ministry`s delegation arrives in Azerbaijan Azerbaijan`s Deputy Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Karim Valiyev has met with a Russian delegation led by First Deputy Minister of Defense Ruslan Salikov. Karim Valiyev hailed a big role of the heads of states in developing relations between the two countries. He noted https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Russian_Defense_Ministrys_delegation_arrives_in_Azerbaijan-1318282 Thu, 15 Aug 2019 20:23:00 +0400 Baku hosts closing ceremony of “Sea Cup-2019” contest The closing ceremony of the “Sea Cup-2019” international contest, which was held as part of the International Army Games-2019 in Baku, has been held at the Training and Education Center of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan. The closing ceremony was attended by officials of the ministries of defense https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Baku_hosts_closing_ceremony_of_Sea_Cup_2019_contest-1318281 Thu, 15 Aug 2019 20:10:00 +0400 Founders of All-Caucasus House international peacekeeping NGO hold press conference in Tbilisi The founders of All-Caucasus House international peacekeeping NGO, Azerbaijani retired police major-general, Karabakh war veteran Kamil Mammadov and principal research scientist at the Institute of Law and Human Rights of ANAS, Associate https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Founders_of_All_Caucasus_House_international_peacekeeping_NGO_hold_press_conference_in_Tbilisi-1318263 Thu, 15 Aug 2019 19:27:00 +0400 Pakistani FM briefs Russian counterpart on Kashmir situation Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday to brief him on the current situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Pakistani_FM_briefs_Russian_counterpart_on_Kashmir_situation-1318251 Thu, 15 Aug 2019 18:54:00 +0400 Azerbaijan Institute of Theology to join 13th International Education Fair Azerbaijan Institute of Theology will participate in the 13th International Education Fair to be held at the Baku Expo Center on October 10-12. Participants will be informed about the existing majors, scholarships, tuition-free education opportunities https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_Institute_of_Theology_to_join_13th_International_Education_Fair-1318224 Thu, 15 Aug 2019 18:22:00 +0400 ‘Azerbaijan`s position on Jammu and Kashmir issue is consistent’ “The position of Azerbaijan on Jammu and Kashmir issue is consistent,” said spokesperson of Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Leyla Abdullayeva as she answered the question about the position of Azerbaijan on recent developments in Jammu and Kashmir https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_position_on_Jammu_and_Kashmir_issue_is_consistent-1318214 Thu, 15 Aug 2019 18:07:00 +0400 Azerbaijani servicemen awarded at International Army Games-2019 A number of servicemen who took part in the International Army Games-2019 were awarded at the Fan Club in the Patriot Park of the Moscow Region. Among the recipients - Gizir Samir Isgandarov, representing Azerbaijan in the “Tank Biathlon” contest was awarded a medal https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_servicemen_awarded_at_International_Army_Games_2019-1318209 Thu, 15 Aug 2019 17:57:00 +0400 Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties to win Super Cup Liverpool won the UEFA Super Cup for a fourth time following a penalty shoot-out defeat of Premier League rivals Chelsea in Istanbul, according to the organization’s official website. The Reds came from behind, only to then spurn the lead themselves in extra time, and eventually needed spot https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Liverpool_beat_Chelsea_on_penalties_to_win_Super_Cup-1318170 Thu, 15 Aug 2019 17:09:00 +0400 Russia hails miracle after plane makes emergency landing near Moscow Russians hailed a miracle on Thursday after a passenger plane carrying 233 people made an emergency landing in a corn field on the outskirts of Moscow after striking a flock of birds shortly after take-off, according to Reuters. https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Russia_hails_miracle_after_plane_makes_emergency_landing_near_Moscow-1318161 Thu, 15 Aug 2019 16:58:00 +0400 ICODS Hilmer becomes partner of Caspian Energy Forum Baku – 2019 “ICODS Hilmer, an authorized distributor of large German companies producing agricultural and food industry equipment, has become a partner of the 9th International Caspian Energy Forum Baku – 2019. Dedicated to the 25th anniversary of signing https://azertag.az/en/xeber/ICODS_Hilmer_becomes_partner_of_Caspian_Energy_Forum_Baku___2019-1318107 Thu, 15 Aug 2019 16:05:00 +0400 First Vice-President of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva sends letter of gratitude to Russian President Vladimir Putin First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva has sent a letter of gratitude to President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin for awarding her the Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation https://azertag.az/en/xeber/First_Vice_President_of_Azerbaijan_Mehriban_Aliyeva_sends_letter_of_gratitude_to_Russian_President_Vladimir_Putin-1318082 Thu, 15 Aug 2019 15:34:00 +0400 Final stage of “Sea Cup-2019” contest held The "Anchoring and buoy mooring" exercise has been held during the "Competition in maritime training" stage of the “Sea Cup-2019” contest. According to the decision of the International Board of Referees regarding this stage https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Final_stage_of_Sea_Cup_2019_contest_held-1318071 Thu, 15 Aug 2019 15:19:00 +0400 Pakistani PM warns international community over Kashmiris’ persecution by India Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has warned the international community against the sever repercussions if it continues to turn a blind eye on Kashmiris’ persecution by the Indian forces, the Islamabad-based Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Pakistani_PM_warns_international_community_over_Kashmiris_persecution_by_India-1318059 Thu, 15 Aug 2019 14:57:00 +0400 His Excellency Mr Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation I express my heartfelt gratitude for high appreciation of my activity to develop the ties of friendship between Azerbaijan and Russia and for the honorary award of the Russian Federation - the Order of Friendship https://azertag.az/en/xeber/His_Excellency_Mr_Vladimir_Putin_President_of_the_Russian_Federation-1318054 Thu, 15 Aug 2019 14:44:00 +0400 Oil prices fall on world markets Oil prices have decreased on the world markets. On London ICE (InterContinental Exchange Futures) cost of the Brent crude oil decreased $0.20 to trade at $59.28, while the price of Light crude oil at the NYMEX https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Oil_prices_fall_on_world_markets-1318016 Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:36:00 +0400