AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency https://azertag.az AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency Debris of crashed Azerbaijani MiG-29 aircraft and corpse of pilot recovered from the sea The remains of the MiG-29 of the Air Force of Azerbaijan, which crashed during a scheduled night training flights on July 24, and the body of military pilot Lieutenant Colonel Rashad Atakishiyev were found and lifted from the bottom of the sea, according to https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Debris_of_crashed_Azerbaijani_MiG_29_aircraft_and_corpse_of_pilot_recovered_from_the_sea-1319841 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:52:00 +0400 High-speed 4G network of Nar now in Gobustan and Khizi Providing the country's population with high-quality 4G network, Nar continues to increase the number of its base stations equipped with 4G technology. Thanks to the new LTE base stations installed by the mobile operator, the residents of Gobustan https://azertag.az/en/xeber/High_speed_4G_network_of_Nar_now_in_Gobustan_and_Khizi-1319825 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:32:00 +0400 OSCE to hold monitoring on contact line of troops In accordance with the mandate of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, the OSCE mission will hold a monitoring on the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops in the direction of Azerbaijan`s Goygol district on https://azertag.az/en/xeber/OSCE_to_hold_monitoring_on_contact_line_of_troops-1319792 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:46:00 +0400 Azeri Light crude sells for more than $62 Azerbaijani oil price has increased on the world markets. The price of a barrel of Azeri Light crude oil rose $0.73 to stand at $62.64 https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azeri_Light_crude_sells_for_more_than_62-1319788 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:44:00 +0400 Dengue cases in Philippines surge to more than 188,000, with over 800 deaths The number of dengue cases in the Philippines in the first eight months of this year has surged more than 188,000 with 807 deaths, the Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines said on Tuesday, according to Xinhua https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Dengue_cases_in_Philippines_surge_to_more_than_188000_with_over_800_deaths-1319778 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:16:00 +0400 US economists expect recession in 2020 or 2021: Survey A majority of economists expect a recession in the United States within the next two years but have pushed back the onset amid Federal Reserve actions, according to a new survey, Al Jazeera reported https://azertag.az/en/xeber/US_economists_expect_recession_in_2020_or_2021_Survey-1319750 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:32:00 +0400 Oil prices increase on world markets Oil prices have risen on the world markets. On London ICE (InterContinental Exchange Futures) cost of the Brent crude oil increased $0.21 to trade at $59.95, while the https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Oil_prices_increase_on_world_markets-1319690 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:23:00 +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 large-caliber https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Defense_Ministry_Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_22_times-1319662 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:58:00 +0400 Tahrir Square to be renovated as part of Historic Cairo Project Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has ordered the swift renovation of Tahrir Square as part of the Historic Cairo Project, according to Ahram Online news website. The prime minister's directives were given during a cabinet https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Tahrir_Square_to_be_renovated_as_part_of_Historic_Cairo_Project-1319609 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:49:00 +0400 Azerbaijani futsal team to face Belarus in friendlies The Azerbaijan national futsal team will clash with Belarus in two friendly matches as part of their training camp in this country next week. The matches will be held in Minsk on August 26 and in Borisov on August 28 https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_futsal_team_to_face_Belarus_in_friendlies-1319585 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:16:00 +0400 Azerbaijani opera singer to perform at Bolshoi Theater in Moscow Honorary Artist of Azerbaijan Elchin Azizov will perform in the “Iolanta”, a lyric opera in one act by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, which will be staged at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow on October 5-6. He will play Ibn Hakia. Born in Baku, Elchin Azizov graduated from the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Art with the https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_opera_singer_to_perform_at_Bolshoi_Theater_in_Moscow-1319582 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:05:00 +0400 Azerbaijani documentary about Icheri Sheher to be screened at international film festival in Ufa The “Inner voice of the city”, a documentary about “Icheri sheher” (Old city) directed by Azerbaijani filmmaker Adil Azay, will be screened at the 4th "Silver Akbuzat" International Festival of National and Ethnic Cinema to be held in Ufa, the capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan, from August 24 to 27 https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_documentary_about_Icheri_Sheher_to_be_screened_at_international_film_festival_in_Ufa-1319577 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:23:00 +0400 Employees of Agro Procurement and Supply OJSC attend training in South Korea Employees of the Agro Procurement and Supply Open Joint Stock Company under the Ministry of Agriculture are participating in “Improvement of Agro Procurement and Supply System” training organized by the Korea International Cooperation Agency https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Employees_of_Agro_Procurement_and_Supply_OJSC_attend_training_in_South_Korea-1319543 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:09:00 +0400 Narimanfilm becomes partner of Caspian Energy Forum Baku – 2019 Narimanfilm Company has become a partner of the 9th International Caspian Energy Forum Baku – 2019 which will take place in Baku on September 19. The event will be dedicated to the 25th anniversary of signing of the Contract of the Century and https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Narimanfilm_becomes_partner_of_Caspian_Energy_Forum_Baku___2019-1319539 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:48:00 +0400 Pakistan Army Chief granted three-year extension In view of the ‘regional security environment’, Prime Minister Imran Khan has granted a three-year extension to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa till November 2022, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Pakistan_Army_Chief_granted_three_year_extension-1319519 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:54:00 +0400 Azerbaijani women volleyball players beat Slovenia in friendly The Azerbaijan national women`s volleyball team have defeated Slovenia 5-0 in a friendly match as they are preparing for the European Championship. The match took place as part of Azerbaijan`s training camp in Slovenia. https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_women_volleyball_players_beat_Slovenia_in_friendly-1319494 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:06:00 +0400 Astronomers probably just saw a black hole swallow a dead star Some 900 million years ago, a black hole released a terrible belch that echoed through the cosmos. On August 14, the resulting ripples in the fabric of spacetime passed through Earth—giving us the best evidence yet of a never-before-seen type of cosmic https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Astronomers_probably_just_saw_a_black_hole_swallow_a_dead_star-1319419 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:23:00 +0400 “Black box” of Azerbaijan’s crashed MiG-29 found A “black box” flight recorder of the MiG-29 of the Air Force of Azerbaijan that was crashed during the nighttime training flights has been found and recovered from the water. Currently, the operating status of the “black box” is being inspected to obtain information contained inside the device https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Black_box_of_Azerbaijans_crashed_MiG_29_found-1319374 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:10:00 +0400 Coutinho completes Bayern loan switch from Barcelona with €120m purchase option Philippe Coutinho has completed his loan switch to Bayern Munich from Barcelona, with a season-long agreement including a €120 million (£110m/$133m) purchase option, according to Goal.com. The Brazil international playmaker https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Coutinho_completes_Bayern_loan_switch_from_Barcelona_with_120m_purchase_option-1319372 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:08:00 +0400 UN chief condemns bomb attack on wedding ceremony in Kabul United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday condemned the bomb attack targeting civilians in Afghanistan's capital Kabul Saturday night, according to Xinhua. "The Secretary-General strongly condemns the horrific 17 August terrorist attack on a wedding ceremony in Kabul, claiming the https://azertag.az/en/xeber/UN_chief_condemns_bomb_attack_on_wedding_ceremony_in_Kabul-1319354 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:34:00 +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 $0.68 to trade at $59.32, while the price of Light crude oil at the NYMEX (New York Mercantile https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Oil_prices_jump_on_world_markets-1319280 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:26:00 +0400 Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry: Armenian armed units violated ceasefire 23 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 23 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_23_times-1319279 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:19:00 +0400 Azerbaijani wrestler claims silver at world championships Azerbaijani Greco-Roman wrestler Ulvi Ganizade has won silver at the Junior World Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. He secured the medal in the men`s 72kg weight class, after losing to Russian Sergei Stepanov 1:3 in the final https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijani_wrestler_claims_silver_at_world_championships-1319251 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:37:00 +0400 Iranian Foreign Minister to visit Japan amid US rift Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is expected to visit Japan this month, amid a growing rift with the United States, according to NHK World. The Iranian government is reportedly requesting meetings with Prime Minister https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Iranian_Foreign_Minister_to_visit_Japan_amid_US_rift-1319240 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:22:00 +0400 5.0-magnitude quake hits Taiwan A 5.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Hualien County in eastern Taiwan at 12:05 p.m. Sunday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC), Xinhua reports. The epicenter, with a depth of 6 km, was monitored at 23.74 degrees north latitude and 121.57 degrees east https://azertag.az/en/xeber/50_magnitude_quake_hits_Taiwan-1319151 Sun, 18 Aug 2019 15:40:00 +0400 Junior Azerbaijani wrestler bags silver at World Championships Azerbaijani Greco-Roman wrestler Zaur Aliyev has grabbed a silver medal at the Junior World Championships in Tallinn, Estonia after losing to Russian Anvar Allakhiarov in the final. He sealed the medal in the men`s 55kg weight class https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Junior_Azerbaijani_wrestler_bags_silver_at_World_Championships-1319150 Sun, 18 Aug 2019 15:21:00 +0400 Azerbaijan`s defense minister attends closing ceremony of International Army Games-2019 Azerbaijan`s Minister of Defense, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov, who is on a visit to Moscow, has watched a competition between the teams that qualified for the finals of the “Tank Biathlon” contest organized at the Alabino training ground and took part in the awards ceremony for servicemen who became winners https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_defense_minister_attends_closing_ceremony_of_International_Army_Games_2019-1319143 Sun, 18 Aug 2019 14:15:00 +0400 Roma extend Dzeko's contract until 2022 Italian League team Roma on Friday extended the contract of Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko for another three years, according to Anadolu Agency. “My conversations with the board, the work we’ve been doing with the coach, the relationship with my teammates and the love https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Roma_extend_Dzeko_039s_contract_until_2022-1319142 Sun, 18 Aug 2019 14:08:00 +0400 Carnage at Afghan wedding party kills scores Authorities in Afghanistan on Sunday confirmed over 60 people were killed and nearly 200 injured in late last night's suicide attack at a wedding party in the capital Kabul. Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi told Anadolu Agency the suicide bombing at the Dubai City wedding hall on Darul https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Carnage_at_Afghan_wedding_party_kills_scores-1319131 Sun, 18 Aug 2019 12:43:00 +0400 French midfielder Nzonzi joins Galatasaray Turkish football powerhouse Galatasaray signed French midfielder Steven Nzonzi from Italy's Roma on Friday, Anadolu Agency reports. "Steven Nzonzi has completed an initial loan move to Turkish side Galatasaray. Good luck, Steven! #ASRoma," the Italian club https://azertag.az/en/xeber/French_midfielder_Nzonzi_joins_Galatasaray-1319125 Sun, 18 Aug 2019 12:12:00 +0400 Kazakh warship leaves Baku port The rocket-artillery ship "Mangystau" of the Naval Forces of Kazakhstan that arrived in Azerbaijan to participate in the "Sea Cup-2019" international contest has left Baku Port https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Kazakh_warship_leaves_Baku_port-1319122 Sun, 18 Aug 2019 11:52:00 +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 machine guns,” the ministry said in a statement https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijans_Defense_Ministry_Armenian_armed_units_violated_ceasefire_21_times-1319121 Sun, 18 Aug 2019 11:40:00 +0400 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