AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency https://azertag.az AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency Senior PKK terrorist killed in southeast Turkey A senior terrorist of the PKK was killed on Wednesday in an operation carried out by security forces in southeastern Turkey, Anadolu Agency reported. https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Senior_PKK_terrorist_killed_in_southeast_Turkey-1205671 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:40:00 +0400 Azercell to support startups to build up their business Azercell’s “Barama” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center has concluded the selection to the 3rd “Barama Incubation Program” announced for those who wish to turn their innovative ideas into business and make a successful career https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azercell_to_support_startups_to_build_up_their_business-1205667 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:30:00 +0400 Kyrgyz vice prime minister: We are proud of Azerbaijan`s development “We are proud of Azerbaijan`s development,” said Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Altynay Omurbekova as she met with Azerbaijani ambassador to the country Hidayat Orujov. They exchanged views on the development of cooperation between the two https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Kyrgyz_vice_prime_minister_We_are_proud_of_Azerbaijans_development-1205664 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:21:00 +0400 Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry: Armenian armed units violated ceasefire 29 times Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry has said the Armenian armed forces continue to violate the ceasefire regime. "The Azerbaijani armed forces came under fire from large-caliber machine guns 29 times throughout the day," the ministry said in a statement https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Defense_Ministry_Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_29_times-1205621 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:11:00 +0400 ‘Use of expression “all parties to the conflict” in Russian Foreign Ministry's comment is surprising’, MFA The use of the expression ‘all parties to the conflict’ in the comment by the Russian Foreign Ministry regarding the illegal visit of Armenian Prime Minister's wife Anna Hakobyan together with Russian State Duma member and other Russian https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Use_of_expression_all_parties_to_the_conflict_in_Russian_Foreign_Ministry_039s_comment_is_surprising_MFA-1205615 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:03:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev received delegation led by president of Italian Senate President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received a delegation led by President of the Senate of the Italian Republic Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati. https://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_received_delegation_led_by_president_of_Italian_Senate-1205588 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:29:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev received Deputy Chairman of Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov https://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_received_Deputy_Chairman_of_Cabinet_of_Ministers_of_Turkmenistan-1205580 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:24:00 +0400 SoftBank robot Pepper testifies before British Parliament SoftBank Group Corp.`s “Pepper” humanoid robot testified on Tuesday at the Education Committee of Britain’s House of Commons, according to the www.japantimes.co.jp. It was the first time in the long history of the British Parliament https://azertag.az/en/xeber/SoftBank_robot_Pepper_testifies_before_British_Parliament-1205577 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:16:00 +0400 Saudi, Turkish officials arrive at consul's residence Eleven Saudi officials on Wednesday arrived at the Saudi consul general's residence in Istanbul for investigation on the missing Saudi journalist, according to Anadolu Agency https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Saudi_Turkish_officials_arrive_at_consul_039s_residence-1205545 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 21:29:00 +0400 Junior Azerbaijani boxers clinch three medals at European Championships Azerbaijani boxers have captured three medals at the EUBC Junior European Championships held in Anapa, Russia. Ali Zamanov (48kg) and Murad Allahverdiyev (80kg) bagged gold medals for Azerbaijan, while Ahmad Ahmadov (+80kg) took https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Junior_Azerbaijani_boxers_clinch_three_medals_at_European_Championships-1205533 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 20:45:00 +0400 ® Bakcell receives award from organizers of “Education Bus 2018” summer school Bakcell, the First Mobile Operator and the Fastest Mobile Internet Provider of Azerbaijan, has received an award for supporting the “Education Bus 2018” project, organized by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan https://azertag.az/en/xeber/__Bakcell_receives_award_from_organizers_of_Education_Bus_2018_summer_school-1205528 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 20:39:00 +0400 2.2 million foreigners and stateless persons from 193 countries visited Azerbaijan this year “2.2 million foreigners and stateless persons from 193 countries visited Azerbaijan in January-September, 2018, which is 6.4 percent more than in the same period in 2017,” said the State Statistical Committee https://azertag.az/en/xeber/22_million_foreigners_and_stateless_persons_from_193_countries_visited_Azerbaijan_this_year-1205524 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 20:18:00 +0400 Chairman of Nakhchivan Supreme Assembly meets with Israeli ambassador Chairman of the Supreme Assembly of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Vasif Talibov has met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Israel Dan Stav. Vasif Talibov hailed Azerbaijan-Israel bilateral relations. The chairman of the Supreme Assembly noted the Israeli embassy`s role https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Chairman_of_Nakhchivan_Supreme_Assembly_meets_with_Israeli_ambassador-1205516 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 20:01:00 +0400 Azerbaijan`s energy minister attends Belt and Road Energy Ministerial Conference in China Azerbaijan`s Minister of Energy Parviz Shahbazov is attending the Belt and Road Energy Ministerial Conference in China. Shahbazov will address the conference, which is for the first time held within the “One Belt, One Road” initiative https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_energy_minister_attends_Belt_and_Road_Energy_Ministerial_Conference_in_China-1205512 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:42:00 +0400 Azerbaijani, Malaysian tourism associations sign memorandum of cooperation Azerbaijan Tourism Association (AZTA) and the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in Kuala Lumpur. The document was signed by Chairman of the Board of AZTA Nahid Baghirov https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_Malaysian_tourism_associations_sign_memorandum_of_cooperation-1205510 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:29:00 +0400 ® Bakcell to launch around 400 new 4G (LTE) base stations by the end of the year Bakcell, the First Mobile Operator and the Fastest Mobile Internet Provider of Azerbaijan, will install around 400 new 4G stations across the country by the end of this year https://azertag.az/en/xeber/__Bakcell_to_launch_around_400_new_4G_LTE_base_stations_by_the_end_of_the_year-1205488 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:46:00 +0400 Azerbaijan invested $18.8m in Kyrgyz economy in 2017 Azerbaijan invested $18.8 million in the economy of Kyrgyzstan last year, said Azerbaijani Deputy Minister of Economy Sahib Mammadov during a meeting of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking states. https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_invested_188m_in_Kyrgyz_economy_in_2017-1205434 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:33:00 +0400 Military plane crash kills 2 pilots in Ukraine Two pilots were killed Tuesday when a military plane crashed in Ukraine during an exercise, according to the General Staff, Anadolu Agency reports. The Su-27 air force fighter jet crashed during a training as part of ongoing NATO https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Military_plane_crash_kills_2_pilots_in_Ukraine-1205399 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:21:00 +0400 ® Those who answered questions about Nar won calling minutes Known for novelties and interesting projects, Nar held another contest under the title of “How good do you know Nar?” for its subscribers and social network users. Everyone who participated in this internet contest, held in the period of 10-12 of October https://azertag.az/en/xeber/__Those_who_answered_questions_about_Nar_won_calling_minutes-1205380 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:57:00 +0400 Ten people killed in Crimean college blast Ten people were reported to have been killed in an explosion that rocked a technical college in Kerch, in the east of Crimea, TASS reports. "According to preliminary data, 10 people have died," a spokesperson said https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Ten_people_killed_in_Crimean_college_blast-1205367 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:39:00 +0400 Grandiose triumphant annals of 15-year presidency The 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, the first democratic republic in the Muslim world, is widely celebrated in our country. Describing this event as one of the landmark and glorious pages in the history of our nation, President Ilham Aliyev said: “We are rightfully proud of the fact that the Azerbaijani people founded https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Grandiose_triumphant_annals_of_15_year_presidency-1205360 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:27:00 +0400 BHOS Rector meets with Presidential Scholarship holders Rector of Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) Elmar Gasimov has met with the first-year students awarded Presidential scholarship in 2018. Twenty-six BHOS undergraduates became Presidential Scholars, and this is a record among national universities this year https://azertag.az/en/xeber/BHOS_Rector_meets_with_Presidential_Scholarship_holders-1205334 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:51:00 +0400 Baku to host U.S. University Fair Education USA will hold a U.S. University Fair in Baku with support from the U.S. Embassy and American Councils for International Education. The fair is a great opportunity for anyone interested in studying abroad to talk directly to nine U.S. university representatives https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Baku_to_host_US_University_Fair-1205329 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:44:00 +0400 President Erdogan, US’ Pompeo meet in Ankara President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday met the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the capital Ankara, Anadolu Agency reports. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, head of National Intelligence Service (MIT) Hakan Fidan and Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim https://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Erdogan_US_Pompeo_meet_in_Ankara-1205294 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:28:00 +0400 Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry: Armenian armed units violated ceasefire 30 times Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry has said the Armenian armed forces continue to violate the ceasefire regime. "The Azerbaijani armed forces came under fire from large-caliber machine guns 30 times throughout the day," the ministry said in a statement https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Defense_Ministry_Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_30_times-1205239 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:09:00 +0400 City of San Jose in California proclaims October 18 as ‘Azerbaijan Independence Day’ The City of San Jose in the U.S. State of California has proclaimed October 18, 2018 as “Azerbaijan Independence Day” in the city. The relevant proclamation was signed by the Mayor of San Jose Sam Liccardo and the City Councilmembers https://azertag.az/en/xeber/City_of_San_Jose_in_California_proclaims_October_18_as_Azerbaijan_Independence_Day-1205207 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:10:00 +0400 OSCE monitoring on line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops ends without incident In accordance with the mandate of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, the OSCE mission has conducted a monitoring on the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops in the direction of Azerbaijan`s Gazakh https://azertag.az/en/xeber/OSCE_monitoring_on_line_of_contact_between_Azerbaijani_and_Armenian_troops_ends_without_incident-1205202 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 10:58:00 +0400 Armenia’s PM Pashinyan announces his resignation live on Public television Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has stepped down, TASS reports. "I am stepping down. I wish everyone success at elections. We guarantee fair elections," he told Armenia’s Public Television https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Armenias_PM_Pashinyan_announces_his_resignation_live_on_Public_television-1205200 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 10:56:00 +0400 Over 30 Afghan policemen suffer casualties in Samangan clash More than 30 Afghan policemen have been killed and wounded in a Taliban attack in northern Samangan province, according to Pajhwok Afghan News. An official, wishing anonymity, told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants stormed security check-posts in the Zerki area of Dara-i- https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Over_30_Afghan_policemen_suffer_casualties_in_Samangan_clash-1205194 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 10:48:00 +0400 AZAL to increase number of flights to Tel-Aviv Azerbaijan Airlines, AZAL, plans to increase the number of regular flights on the Baku-Tel Aviv route (extra J2-021/022) starting from December 6, 2018. The flights will be implemented on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays https://azertag.az/en/xeber/AZAL_to_increase_number_of_flights_to_Tel_Aviv-1205178 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 10:25:00 +0400 About 80 weapons detained on Belarus border with Ukraine in 2018 Belarusian border guards have seized about 80 weapons and 1,200 units of ammunition on the border with Ukraine since the start of 2018, Chairman of Belarus' State Border Committee Anatoly Lappo told the media on 16 October, BelTA has learned. https://azertag.az/en/xeber/About_80_weapons_detained_on_Belarus_border_with_Ukraine_in_2018-1205131 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 21:26:00 +0400 Azerbaijani boxer crowned European champion Azerbaijani boxer Ali Zamanov (48kg) has won a gold medal at the EUBC Junior European Boxing Championships in Anapa, Russia after beating British Joe McGrail 4-1. On the way to the final, Zamanov defeated Armenian Hayk Alaberkyan https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_boxer_crowned_European_champion-1205123 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 21:03:00 +0400 Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies from cancer aged 65 Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died from cancer aged 65, his Vulcan Inc. company said in a statement on Monday, according to TASS. "It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Paul Allen, our founder and noted technologist, philanthropist https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Microsoft_co_founder_Paul_Allen_dies_from_cancer_aged_65-1205117 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:47:00 +0400 ® AtaBank have biggest contactless POS-terminal network A conference organized by MasterCard was held in Four Seasons Hotel Baku on October 16. According to the results of 2018, AtaBank OJSC won the nomination "Bank with the largest number of contactless POS-terminals in Azerbaijan" and was awarded https://azertag.az/en/xeber/__AtaBank_have_biggest_contactless_POS_terminal_network-1205111 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:28:00 +0400 President allocates funds for construction of school in Lankaran Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed an Order, providing initial allocation for the construction of a new school in Shikhakeran village in Lankaran district. Under the presidential Order, the Ministry of Education is initially allocated https://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_allocates_funds_for_construction_of_school_in_Lankaran-1205073 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:05:00 +0400 New social facilities open in Ashaghi and Yukhari Buzgov villages in Babek district New social facilities have been inaugurated in Ashaghi and Yukhari Buzgov villages in Babek district. A new building of Ashaghi Buzgov village secondary school was commissioned on October 15. Chairman of the Supreme Assembly of the Nakhchivan https://azertag.az/en/xeber/New_social_facilities_open_in_Ashaghi_and_Yukhari_Buzgov_villages_in_Babek_district-1205049 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:45:00 +0400 ® Watch ‘Brain Ring’ and win a prize from Nar! The 12th season of ‘Brain Ring’ intellectual games, supported by Nar continues. Just as every year, a special online contest is being held this season for the TV audience. Thus, those viewers who become first to send the correct answers to questions, at the Twitter account of Nar during the broadcast of the games https://azertag.az/en/xeber/__Watch_Brain_Ring_and_win_a_prize_from_Nar-1204981 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:11:00 +0400 Cardinal Ravasi hails Vatican-Azerbaijan cooperation “Vatican-Azerbaijan relations are at a very high level and our cooperation covers various areas,” said President of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi as he was interviewed by AZERTAC. “Our joint projects on the Vatican https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Cardinal_Ravasi_hails_Vatican_Azerbaijan_cooperation-1204974 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:58:00 +0400 BHOS marks 70th anniversary of People’s Artist Rasim Balayev Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) has hosted a ceremony to celebrate the 70th anniversary of a legendary Azerbaijani cinema and theatrical actor, People’s Artist of the Azerbaijan Republic, holder of “Sharaf” and “Shohrat” Orders and Presidential Stipend Rasim Balayev. The event was also dedicated to the 45th anniversary https://azertag.az/en/xeber/BHOS_marks_70th_anniversary_of_Peoples_Artist_Rasim_Balayev-1204897 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:41:00 +0400 Chinese Global Times seeks cooperation with AZERTAC “The Global Times, one of the influential newspapers of the Chinese Communist Party, is interested in building cooperation with Azerbaijan State News Agency (AZERTAC),” said the Global Times deputy managing editor Li Jian. He met with AZERTAC`s head https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Chinese_Global_Times_seeks_cooperation_with_AZERTAC-1204874 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:46:00 +0400 President allocates funds for construction of Alat-Astara-Iran state border highway Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed an Order, providing an initial allocation for the construction of Alat-Astara-state border with the Islamic Republic of Iran highway. Under the presidential Order, the State Highway Agency is allocated three million https://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_allocates_funds_for_construction_of_Alat_Astara_Iran_state_border_highway-1204815 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:19:00 +0400 San Francisco issues Certificate of Honor on Azerbaijan’s Independence Day Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco has issued a Certificate of Honor on the Independence Day of Azerbaijan. The document was signed by all members of the Board of Supervisors https://azertag.az/en/xeber/San_Francisco_issues_Certificate_of_Honor_on_Azerbaijans_Independence_Day-1204784 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 11:29:00 +0400 Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry: Armenian armed units violated ceasefire 29 times Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry has said the Armenian armed forces continue to violate the ceasefire regime. "The Azerbaijani armed forces came under fire from large-caliber machine guns 29 times throughout the day," the ministry said in a statement https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Defense_Ministry_Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_29_times-1204760 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:59:00 +0400 Azerbaijan gets in Top 3 of National Geographic Traveler Awards 2018 The TourStat Analytic Agency published the results of the Internet voting of National Geographic Traveler Awards 2018. According to the Agency, Azerbaijan has been included in Top 3 of countries that are popular for excursion tour destination https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijan_gets_in_Top_3_of_National_Geographic_Traveler_Awards_2018-1204740 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:20:00 +0400 UEFA commits extra 50 per cent to growing women's game UEFA is increasing funding in its Women's Football Development Programme by 50% in order to show the organisation's commitment to supporting the women's game, the organization said on its website. Women's football is growing in popularity both at elite and grassroots https://azertag.az/en/xeber/UEFA_commits_extra_50_per_cent_to_growing_women_039s_game-1204703 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:55:00 +0400 President allocates funds for construction of school in Lerik Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed an Order, providing an initial allocation for the construction of a new school in Orand village, Lerik district. Under the presidential Order, the Ministry of Education is initially allocated one million manats https://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_allocates_funds_for_construction_of_school_in_Lerik-1204704 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:49:00 +0400 Minister: $250 bn invested in Azerbaijan`s economy since 2003 “Around $250 billion has been invested in the economy of Azerbaijan from 2003 to 2018, half of which has been foreign investment,” said Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev. “60 per cent of the total investment volume has been channelled into the https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Minister_250_bn_invested_in_Azerbaijans_economy_since_2003-1204702 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:45:00 +0400 China launches twin BeiDou-3 satellites China sent twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites into space on a Long March-3B carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province Monday, Xinhua reported. The satellites entered their planned orbit after flying more than three hours, and will work with https://azertag.az/en/xeber/China_launches_twin_BeiDou_3_satellites-1204701 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:29:00 +0400 Professor Nargiz Pashayeva admitted as permanent member of University of Oxford Chancellor’s Court of Benefactors Rector of the Baku branch of Moscow State University, ANAS vice-president, head of Nizami Ganjavi Scientific Centre at the University of Oxford on behalf of Azerbaijan (www.orinst.ox.ac.uk/nizami-ganjavi-programme-study-languages-and-cultures-azerbaijan-and-caucasus), chair https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Professor_Nargiz_Pashayeva_admitted_as_permanent_member_of_University_of_Oxford_Chancellors_Court_of_Benefactors-1204696 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 22:40:00 +0400 Azerbaijani freestyle wrestler claims gold at Prix of Vladimir Semenov “Ugra Cup” Azerbaijani freestyle wrestler Nurmohammed Hajiyev has captured a gold medal at Prix of Vladimir Semenov “Ugra Cup” held in Nefteyugansk, Russia. Hajiyev secured the gold medal in the 97kg weight category https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_freestyle_wrestler_claims_gold_at_Prix_of_Vladimir_Semenov_Ugra_Cup-1204681 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 21:31:00 +0400 German police rescue woman held hostage in Cologne railway station German police rescued a woman who was held hostage by an armed man at a pharmacy inside Cologne’s main railway station on Monday, Anadolu Agency reported. Cologne police said on Twitter the hostage taker was seriously injured in the rescue operation https://azertag.az/en/xeber/German_police_rescue_woman_held_hostage_in_Cologne_railway_station-1204670 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 21:08:00 +0400 Azerbaijani FM meets French co-chair of OSCE Minsk Group Azerbaijan`s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has met with French co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Stephane Visconti on the sidelines of the Eastern Partnership ministerial meeting in Luxembourg https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_FM_meets_French_co_chair_of_OSCE_Minsk_Group-1204659 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 20:53:00 +0400 Azerbaijani gymnast wins silver at Brno tournament Young Azerbaijani female gymnast Fatima Akbarova has bagged a silver medal at an international tournament held in Brno, the Czech Republic. She clinched the medal in the ribbon event https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_gymnast_wins_silver_at_Brno_tournament-1204653 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 20:43:00 +0400 Sharjah unveils first of its kind Smart Government Media Platform at GITEX Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council unveiled on Monday the first of its kind Smart Media Platform by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) at the “GITEX Technology Week” in Dubai https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Sharjah_unveils_first_of_its_kind_Smart_Government_Media_Platform_at_GITEX-1204645 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 20:29:00 +0400 Bulgaria withdraws from 2019 Eurovision song contest Bulgaria will not take part in the next edition of the Eurovision song contest to be held in Tel Aviv in May 2019, the public BNT broadcaster announced Monday, citing financial constraints, France 24 reported https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Bulgaria_withdraws_from_2019_Eurovision_song_contest-1204644 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 20:21:00 +0400 Azerbaijan’s interfaith peace and harmony hailed at a U.S. university At the invitation of the Utah Valley University (UVU), Azerbaijan’s Consul General in Los Angeles Nasimi Aghayev addressed the students and professors of the University on October 8 https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_interfaith_peace_and_harmony_hailed_at_a_US_university-1204640 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 20:07:00 +0400 26 drown in boat accident in northwest Mali Twenty-six people drowned when two boats overturned in a swollen river in northwestern Mali, officials and local residents said, according to the Press Trust of India. "Two canoes carrying 48 people capsized on Saturday at Arnassey in Bourem Inaly district https://azertag.az/en/xeber/26_drown_in_boat_accident_in_northwest_Mali-1204638 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 19:57:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev attended opening of 100-seat orphanage-kindergarten in Lerik VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has attended the inauguration of a 100-seat Lerik city orphanage-kindergarten No 2, the construction of which was initiated by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. President Ilham Aliyev cut the ribbon symbolizing the opening https://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_attended_opening_of_100_seat_orphanage_kindergarten_in_Lerik_VIDEO-1204646 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:34:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev inaugurated Flag Museum in Lerik VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has attended the opening of the Flag Museum in Lerik. The head of state cut the ribbon symbolizing the opening of the museum. The Flag Museum and the National Flag Complex, where the flag flies on a https://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_inaugurated_Flag_Museum_in_Lerik_VIDEO-1204630 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:28:00 +0400 President Ilham Aliyev attended inauguration of power station in Lerik VIDEO President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has attended a ceremony to put a 16.5 MW power station into service in Lerik district. Chairman of Azerenerji CJSC Baba Rzayev informed the head of state of the works done https://azertag.az/en/xeber/President_Ilham_Aliyev_attended_inauguration_of_power_station_in_Lerik_VIDEO-1204607 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:26:00 +0400