AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency https://azertag.az AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency 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 large-caliber https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Defense_Ministry_Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_21_times-1321706 Sun, 25 Aug 2019 15:04:00 +0400 AZPROMO invites entrepreneurs to join Brazil Investment Forum Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO) has invited local entrepreneurs to attend Brazil Investment Forum 2019, due in Sao Paulo, on October 10-11. The Brazil Investment Innovation Forum 2019 was designed to gather the most relevant limited https://azertag.az/en/xeber/AZPROMO_invites_entrepreneurs_to_join_Brazil_Investment_Forum-1321696 Sun, 25 Aug 2019 13:51:00 +0400 ‘Launch of direct flights between Azerbaijan and Thailand will boost tourist flow between two countries’ “The opening of direct flights between Azerbaijan and Thailand will boost the tourist flow between the two countries,” Deputy Governor of Tourism Authority of Thailand for International Marketing Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas Srisuda https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Launch_of_direct_flights_between_Azerbaijan_and_Thailand_will_boost_tourist_flow_between_two_countries-1321681 Sun, 25 Aug 2019 13:49:00 +0400 Turkey-US conduct first reconnaissance flight U.S. and Turkish leaders conducted the first U.S.-Turkey reconnaissance flight, the Pentagon said, according to Anadolu Agency. Spokesman Sean Robertson told Anadolu Agency that two generals, one from each country, flew on the same helicopter on https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Turkey_US_conduct_first_reconnaissance_flight-1321694 Sun, 25 Aug 2019 13:44:00 +0400 CIS customs authorities gather in Dushanbe The Tajik capital of Dushanbe has hosted a meeting of the Coordination Council of Heads of Customs (Finance) Authorities of the Commonwealth of Independent States. The event was attended by representatives of Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan https://azertag.az/en/xeber/CIS_customs_authorities_gather_in_Dushanbe-1321692 Sun, 25 Aug 2019 13:39:00 +0400 Azerbaijan`s tourism potential to be promoted in China’s three major cities Azerbaijan Tourism Bureau will hold a series of presentations in China’s major cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou on September 16-22. Twelve Azerbaijani and around 100 Chinese tourism companies will participate in the event titled https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_tourism_potential_to_be_promoted_in_Chinas_three_major_cities-1321687 Sun, 25 Aug 2019 12:13:00 +0400 Xi urges Chinese air force to enhance capability to win Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on the air force to enhance its capability to win and greet the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC) with great achievements. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Xi_urges_Chinese_air_force_to_enhance_capability_to_win-1321682 Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:03:00 +0400 Azerbaijani entrepreneurs invited to join food festival in Ufa Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO) has invited Azerbaijani entrepreneurs and businessmen to attend the 4th Food Festival “Our Brand” to be held in Ufa, the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia on November 20-23. Food Festival “Our Brand” is an excellent business platform that https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_entrepreneurs_invited_to_join_food_festival_in_Ufa-1321636 Sat, 24 Aug 2019 20:20:00 +0400 Japan, US reach broad trade deal Japan and the United States have agreed to the broad outlines of a trade agreement, Japan's top trade negotiator Toshimitsu Motegi suggested Friday as the two countries work to seal a deal by the end of September, according to Kyodo News https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Japan_US_reach_broad_trade_deal-1321630 Sat, 24 Aug 2019 19:57:00 +0400 Azerbaijani futsal players to compete at Caspian Cup The Azerbaijan national futsal team will contest medals at Caspian Cup 2019 to be held in Astrakhan, Russia on September 21-26. Azerbaijan will clash with Russia, Kazakhstan and Iran. https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_futsal_players_to_compete_at_Caspian_Cup-1321628 Sat, 24 Aug 2019 19:55:00 +0400 China issues yellow alert for Typhoon Bailu China's national observatory issued a yellow alert Saturday for Typhoon Bailu as it's expected to bring gales and torrential rains to south China, according to Xinhua. The typhoon, the 11th this year, is expected to make landfall or pass by the southeast of Taiwan at around noon Saturday https://azertag.az/en/xeber/China_issues_yellow_alert_for_Typhoon_Bailu-1321581 Sat, 24 Aug 2019 16:51:00 +0400 Azerbaijani oil sells for $62.04 Azerbaijani oil price has decreased on the world markets. The price of a barrel of Azeri Light crude oil fell $1.08 to trade at $62.04 https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_oil_sells_for_6204-1321579 Sat, 24 Aug 2019 16:50:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev received OIC Secretary General  VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Yousef Bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen. President Ilham Aliyev hailed Yousef Bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen’s activity as the Secretary General of the OIC and https://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_received_OIC_Secretary_General__VIDEO-1321528 Sat, 24 Aug 2019 14:15:00 +0400 Azerbaijani military band joins Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival for the first time Azerbaijani military band takes part in the 12th Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival for the first time which started in Moscow on August 23. Azerbaijan is represented by the military band of the Military Academy named after Heydar https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_military_band_joins_Spasskaya_Tower_International_Military_Music_Festival_for_the_first_time-1321474 Sat, 24 Aug 2019 13:13:00 +0400 Traffic accident in Afghanistan leaves six dead At least six people were killed, 12 others were wounded in a traffic accident in Kandahar highway on Saturday morning, local officials said, according to TOLOnews, Afghanistan's regional and world news television network. https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Traffic_accident_in_Afghanistan_leaves_six_dead-1321468 Sat, 24 Aug 2019 13:03:00 +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 $0.58 to trade at $59.34, while the price of Light crude oil at the NYMEX https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Oil_prices_fall_on_world_markets-1321449 Sat, 24 Aug 2019 12:45:00 +0400 Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry: Armenian armed units violated ceasefire 19 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 19 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_19_times-1321447 Sat, 24 Aug 2019 12:43:00 +0400 Azerbaijani female volleyball players make successful start to European Championships The Azerbaijani women's national volleyball team have defeated Croatia 3-2 (25:13, 20:25, 22:25, 26:24, 17:15) in their opening game of the 2019 CEV Volleyball European Championship in Budapest, Hungary. Azerbaijan will next face the Netherlands on August 25 https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_female_volleyball_players_make_successful_start_to_European_Championships-1321438 Sat, 24 Aug 2019 12:32:00 +0400 PM Medvedev’s four-day work week plan backed by half of Russian public, poll reveals About 49% of Russians support a proposal to introduce a four-day work week in Russia, while less than one-third (31%) are against it, a poll conducted by the Superjob employment recruiting service has shown, according to TASS news agency. "Almost every second respondent (49%) backs the prime minister’s initiative https://azertag.az/en/xeber/PM_Medvedevs_four_day_work_week_plan_backed_by_half_of_Russian_public_poll_reveals-1321364 Sat, 24 Aug 2019 10:31:00 +0400 Japan's tallest skyscraper to be built in Tokyo A Japanese real estate developer says it will build Japan's tallest skyscraper in central Tokyo, according to NHK World. Mori Building executives say the 64-story main tower of the Toranomon-Azabudai redevelopment project in Minato Ward will be about 330 meters tall https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Japan_039s_tallest_skyscraper_to_be_built_in_Tokyo-1321353 Sat, 24 Aug 2019 10:15:00 +0400 F1 reveals first look at 2021 car design in the wind tunnel Formula 1 and governing body, the FIA, have completed an unprecedented amount of research and development using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) to make their vision for 2021 become reality, according to the official website of Formula 1. The next step was to confirm that data with tests in the wind tunnel https://azertag.az/en/xeber/F1_reveals_first_look_at_2021_car_design_in_the_wind_tunnel-1321303 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 19:56:00 +0400 Azerbaijani President extends Independence Day congratulations to Ukrainian counterpart President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has sent a letter of congratulations to President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky as his country celebrates the Independence Day. “I believe that Azerbaijan-Ukraine relations, traditional ties of friendship between our countries https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_President_extends_Independence_Day_congratulations_to_Ukrainian_counterpart-1321299 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 19:47:00 +0400 His Excellency Mr Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine Dear Mr President, On my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Azerbaijan, I extend my heartfelt congratulations to you and all the people of your country on the occasion of the national day of Ukraine, Independence Day https://azertag.az/en/xeber/His_Excellency_Mr_Volodymyr_Zelensky_President_of_Ukraine-1321297 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 19:43:00 +0400 Jewish Journal: Celebrating 100 years of voting rights for women in Azerbaijan The US-based Jewish Journal has published an article headlined “Celebrating 100 years of voting rights for women in Azerbaijan”. Written by Durdana Aghayeva, a witness who survived during the Khojaly genocide thanks to the miracle https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Jewish_Journal_Celebrating_100_years_of_voting_rights_for_women_in_Azerbaijan-1321284 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 19:06:00 +0400 Young climate champion from Azerbaijan awarded ‘Green Ticket’ to attend first ever UN Youth Climate Summit The United Nations announced that 100 outstanding young climate champions chosen from around the world will receive support to participate in the UN Youth Climate Summit on Saturday, 21 September at the UN Headquarters in New York. Nijat Eldarov, a young climate activist from Azerbaijan, is among the 100 ‘Green Ticket’ recipients https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Young_climate_champion_from_Azerbaijan_awarded_Green_Ticket_to_attend_first_ever_UN_Youth_Climate_Summit-1321201 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 17:12:00 +0400 Azerbaijan`s air defense units conduct combat firing VIDEO According to the combat training plan for 2019 approved by the Minister of Defense, the Air Defense units of the Army Corps carried out combat firing, Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Defense said. https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_air_defense_units_conduct_combat_firing_VIDEO-1321147 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:57:00 +0400 Azerbaijan to join seventh China science expo The Innovation Agency of Azerbaijan will participate in the Seventh China Science & Technology City International High-Tech Expo to be held in the city of Mianyang, Sichuan province on September 5-8 https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_to_join_seventh_China_science_expo-1321146 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:52:00 +0400 Turkey: 14 suspects arrested for FETO terror links Turkish police on Friday arrested 14 suspects for their suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup attempt, security sources said, Anadolu Agency reports https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Turkey_14_suspects_arrested_for_FETO_terror_links-1321055 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:35:00 +0400 Azeri Light crude sells for $63.12 Azerbaijani oil price has decreased on the world markets. The price of a barrel of Azeri Light crude oil fell $0.94 to stand at $63.12 https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azeri_Light_crude_sells_for_6312-1321053 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:31:00 +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 $0.34 to trade at $60.26, while the https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Oil_prices_rise_on_world_markets-1321034 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 12:54:00 +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 large-caliber https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Defense_Ministry_Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_21_times-1321027 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 12:49:00 +0400 CIS Council of Heads of State to convene in Ashgabat in October The CIS Council of Heads of State will gather in Turkmenistan`s capital of Ashgabat on October 11. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan hosted a meeting with deputy chairman of the CIS Executive Committee Sergei https://azertag.az/en/xeber/CIS_Council_of_Heads_of_State_to_convene_in_Ashgabat_in_October-1320923 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 09:24:00 +0400 South Sudan makes new oil discovery South Sudan has discovered a new oil well in the Adar area of Northern Upper Nile State that contains 5.3 million barrels of recoverable crude, Petroleum Minister Awow Daniel Chuang said, according to Anadolu Agency. “This is the first of its kind since independence” in 2011, Chuang told reporters in the capital, Juba https://azertag.az/en/xeber/South_Sudan_makes_new_oil_discovery-1320919 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 08:38:00 +0400 Turkey, US agree to launch 1st phase of safe zone plan Turkish and U.S. defense chiefs on Wednesday spoke over a phone call and agreed to launch the first phase of the Syria safe zone plan from today, according to Anadolu Agency. Hulusi Akar and Mark Esper also agreed that military delegations from two countries will meet in Ankara https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Turkey_US_agree_to_launch_1st_phase_of_safe_zone_plan-1320881 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 20:22:00 +0400 Representatives of Euro-2020 sponsors visit Baku Representatives of companies sponsoring the UEFA EURO 2020 have arrived in the capital of Azerbaijan as Baku Olympic Stadium will host four matches of the UEFA EURO 2020. AFFA Secretary General Elkhan Mammadov met with the representatives from the companies of Alipay https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Representatives_of_Euro_2020_sponsors_visit_Baku-1320871 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 19:59:00 +0400 ® Subscriber base of Nar grows rapidly Nar announced its achievements for the first six months of 2019. Thanks to the tariffs and beneficial prices offered by the mobile operator, the rapid growth of the number of base stations, and the high quality internet service provided to customers, Nar's subscriber base has grown substantially https://azertag.az/en/xeber/__Subscriber_base_of_Nar_grows_rapidly-1320868 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 19:52:00 +0400 UN Secretary-General issues message for international day commemorating victims of acts of violence based on religion and belief United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has issued a message for the International Day commemorating the victims of acts of violence based on religion and belief. The message reads: “Over the past few months, we have seen increasing numbers https://azertag.az/en/xeber/UN_Secretary_General_issues_message_for_international_day_commemorating_victims_of_acts_of_violence_based_on_religion_and_belief-1320862 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 19:35:00 +0400 Causes of crash of MiG-29 fighter jet revealed Specialists have analyzed and studied the data contained in the flight recorder (“black box”) of the MiG-29 fighter jet of the Air Force of Azerbaijan, which crashed during scheduled night training flights conducted on July 24 at around 22:00 local time and other technical documents regarding the flight, Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry said https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Causes_of_crash_of_MiG_29_fighter_jet_revealed-1320858 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 19:28:00 +0400 Baku hosts “Sheikhulislam Allahshukur Pashazade 70 – A life devoted to morality” conference “Sheikhulislam Allahshukur Pashazade 70 – A life devoted to morality” conference has been held in Baku. Marking the 70th anniversary of Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Office Sheikhulislam Allahshukur Pashazade, the event was organized by the https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Baku_hosts_Sheikhulislam_Allahshukur_Pashazade_70___A_life_devoted_to_morality_conference-1320803 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 17:41:00 +0400 Azerbaijani cellist Jamal Aliyev to perform in UK Azerbaijani cellist Jamal Aliyev will give a concert with the UK`s chamber orchestra London Mozart Players in Grayshott, Hampshire, England, on September 13. The orchestra will perform the Variations on a Rococo Theme for cello by Tchaikovsky https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_cellist_Jamal_Aliyev_to_perform_in_UK-1320788 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 17:25:00 +0400 New, healthier 'butter' spread almost entirely water Cornell University food scientists have created a new low-calorie 'butter' spread that consists mostly of water. A tablespoon of this low-calorie spread has 2.8 grams of fat and 25.2 calories. Butter, on the other hand, which is 84% fat and about 16% water https://azertag.az/en/xeber/New_healthier__039butter_039_spread_almost_entirely_water-1320746 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:24:00 +0400 Azerbaijani U17 footballers to compete at Viktor Bannikov Memorial Tournament The Azerbaijan national under-17 football team will contest medals at Viktor Bannikov Memorial Tournament to be held in Kyiv, Ukraine on August 24-31. Azerbaijan are pitted against Ukraine, Latvia and Israel in Group A https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_U17_footballers_to_compete_at_Viktor_Bannikov_Memorial_Tournament-1320745 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:24:00 +0400 Mammadyarov draws with Aronian at 2019 Sinquefield Cup Azerbaijani grandmaster Shahriyar Mammadyarov has been held to a draw by Armenian Levon Aronian in the fifth round of the 2019 Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis. The event is the fifth leg of the 2019 Grand Chess Tou https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Mammadyarov_draws_with_Aronian_at_2019_Sinquefield_Cup-1320692 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:59:00 +0400 Two new academies to boost Saudi arts, heritage and music Saudi Arabia is to set up arts academies, including two in the next two years, offering a step toward academic qualification and enlarging the Kingdom’s footprint in heritage, arts and crafts, and music, according to Arab News https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Two_new_academies_to_boost_Saudi_arts_heritage_and_music-1320685 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:46:00 +0400 9 killed, 35 missing in Sichuan after rainfall triggers mudslides Nine people were killed and 35 were missing after multiple mudslides struck Aba Tibetan and Qiang autonomous prefecture in Sichuan province on Tuesday, local authorities said, according to chinadaily.com.cn https://azertag.az/en/xeber/9_killed_35_missing_in_Sichuan_after_rainfall_triggers_mudslides-1320647 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:18:00 +0400 Azeri Light crude sells for more than $64 Azerbaijani oil price has increased on the world markets. The price of a barrel of Azeri Light crude oil rose $1.44 to stand at $64.06 https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azeri_Light_crude_sells_for_more_than_64-1320636 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:06:00 +0400 Russia, China seek U.N. Security Council meeting on U.S. missile developments Russia and China have asked the United Nations Security Council to meet on Thursday over “statements by U.S. officials on their plans to develop and deploy medium-range missiles,” according to the request seen by Reuters https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Russia_China_seek_UN_Security_Council_meeting_on_US_missile_developments-1320612 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:32:00 +0400 Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry: Armenian armed units violated ceasefire 20 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 20 times throughout the day in various direction of the front,” the ministry said in a https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Defense_Ministry_Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_20_times-1320598 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:20:00 +0400 Oil prices decrease on world markets Oil prices have fallen on the world markets. On London ICE (InterContinental Exchange Futures) cost of the Brent crude oil decreased $0.17 to trade at $60.13, while the https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Oil_prices_decrease_on_world_markets-1320596 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:19:00 +0400 Paralympics: Tokyo organizers launch Para domestic ticket lottery Applications for the first 2020 Tokyo Paralympic ticket lottery, open only to residents of Japan, started around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, according to Kyodo News. The online ticket lottery, where applications are submitted via an official https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Paralympics_Tokyo_organizers_launch_Para_domestic_ticket_lottery-1320579 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:45:00 +0400