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Romanian AGERPRES News Agency publishes article on 22nd anniversary of Khojaly genocide

17.02.2014 [17:26]
The Romanian National News Agency AGERPRES has posted an article commemorating the 22nd anniversary of the Khojaly tragedy. Titled “Historical injustice”, the article was written by Chairman of the Friendship Association Romania-Azerbaijan Dumitru Balan ...

Red Bull Shakh Carpet – Flying carpets at Shahdag skiing resort!

17.02.2014 [17:17]
The most creative sporting event Red Bull Shakh Carpet will take place for the first time at the Shahdag skiing resort on February 22 at 13.00 p.m. The idea of the event, which in translation means “The Shah of Carpets” presents funny dressed participants equipped with any facilities to go down from 80 meters track down ...

Georgia sentences former premier to 5 1/2 years in jail

17.02.2014 [17:09]
A court in Georgia on Monday sentenced former prime minister Vano Merabishvili to five and a half years in prison for embezzlement in a case his lawyer and allies denounced as political persecution. The court found Merabishvili, who headed the government of ex-president Mikheil ...

Azerbaijani Ambassador meets Laotian Premier

17.02.2014 [16:49]
Azerbaijani Ambassador to the Lao People`s Democratic Republic Anar Imanov has met the country`s Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong. They discussed cooperation between the two countries in a variety of fields. The Premier congratulated Imanov on his appointment, and wished him successes during ...

Google Thinks It Can Replace Passwords With Inaudible Sounds Only Your Phone Can Hear

17.02.2014 [16:14]
Google has acquired SlickLogin, an Israeli startup that has developed an ingenious solution to the pain-in-the-butt that is "two-factor authentication" (when you have to punch in your password and a code from a text message on your phone to access a web site or app). The company lets your phone "listen" to a web site, and the confirmation of the unique ...

“Leyla Aliyeva: Justice for Khojaly!” (New strategic model against international Armenian terror)” book published

17.02.2014 [15:46]
Khojaly tragedy was seared into memory of the Azerbaijani people as one of the most dreadful acts of genocide, committed by Armenians during 26 years, of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. President Ilham Aliyev continues the political course of national leader Heydar Aliyev to ...

Azerbaijani figure skating duo moves to free program in Sochi

17.02.2014 [15:28]
Azerbaijan`s duo Yulia Zlobina/Aleksei Sitnikov will compete in the free skating program Monday as the Sochi Winter Olympic Games enter Day 11. ...

Azerbaijan may serve as role model for other countries of region, German diplomat

17.02.2014 [15:22]
The Germany-Azerbaijan symposium on the Support for Stability, Security and Cooperation in the South Caucasus has been held for the second year in a row at the German Parliamentary Society here. The event dealt with the Khojaly massacre, which claimed the lives of over 600 unarmed Azerbaijanis including the elderly ...

Azerbaijani Deputy FM visits Geneva

17.02.2014 [15:21]
Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammadguliyev is paying an official visit to Geneva, Switzerland. He will attend bilateral and multilateral negotiations as part of Azerbaijan`s bid for the World Trade Organization (WTO) membership ...

NAYORA launches new website

17.02.2014 [14:33]
Assembly of Youth Organization of Republic Azerbaijan (NAYORA) has launched its new website (www.nayora.az). The presentation was held as part of an event dedicated to the results of NAYORA`s activity in 2013 and priorities for 2014 ...

Saudi Arabia gets first female newspaper editor

17.02.2014 [14:31]
For the first time in Saudi Arabia, a woman has been named editor-in-chief of a daily newspaper published in the kingdom, The Associated Press (AP) reported on Sunday. According to the report, the English-language Saudi Gazette announced on its website that ...

President Ilham Aliyev inspects construction of National Gymnastics Arena [ Updated] VIDEO

17.02.2014 [13:55]
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his spouse Mehriban Aliyeva have today inspected construction of National Gymnastics Arena in Baku. Minister of Youth and Sport Azad Rahimov informed the Head of State and his spouse of the work carried out at the Arena ...

OSCE to hold monitoring on troops contact line

17.02.2014 [12:49]
In accordance with the mandate of special envoy of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, the OSCE mission will hold a monitoring on troops contact line in the Tartar-Agdara highway of Azerbaijan`s Tartar region on February 18. According to Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry, the monitoring will be held, on the Azerbaijani ...

Houston hosts amateur chess tournament in memory of grandmaster Vugar Hashimov

17.02.2014 [11:44]
An amateur rapid chess tournament in memory of Azerbaijan`s grandmaster Vugar Hashimov has been held at the Azerbaijani Cultural Center in Houston, the U.S. The tournament was attended by chess amateurs of various age groups ...

BP to put into operation some wells in Shah Deniz gas field

17.02.2014 [11:29]
BP-Azerbaijan will put into operation the SDA-03y well in the Shah Deniz gas field the first quarter of 2014. According to the company, the work in the well is being completed. The company also said the drilling of the SDX-07Ay began in September, 2013, and it would ...

Oil price changes in world markets

17.02.2014 [11:28]
The price of oil has changed in the world markets. On the New York Stock Exchange NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange) cost of the US Light crude oil decreased $0.05 to stand at $100.30. Price of British Brent crude oil at the London ICE (InterContinental Exchange Futures) has ...

“Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey: Trilateral union and future of regional policy” conference kicks off in Baku

17.02.2014 [11:27]
A conference titled “Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey: Trilateral union and future of regional policy” has today started in Baku. Organized by the the Center for Strategic Studies under the Azerbaijani President, the conference focuses on the current state of relations among the three countries ...

Armenians violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 14 times throughout the day

17.02.2014 [11:22]
The situation on the contact line between Azerbaijan and Armenia has remained tense as the Armenian Armed Forces shattered ceasefire a total of 14 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry said ...

4th issue of “IRS-Isan” magazine presented in Tokyo

17.02.2014 [11:07]
The Azerbaijani Embassy in Tokyo has hosted presentation of the 4th issue of the Japanese-language “IRS-Isan” magazine. The event brought together political and business figures of Japan ...

President Ilham Aliyev inspects construction of National Gymnastics Arena

17.02.2014 [10:29]
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his spouse Mehriban Aliyeva have today inspected construction of National Gymnastics Arena in Baku. Minister of Youth and Sport Azad Rahimov informed the Head of State and his spouse of the work carried out at the Arena ...

YARAT Contemporary Art Organisation to host solo exhibition by Rashad Alakbarov

17.02.2014 [10:02]
YARAT Contemporary Art Organisation will host a solo exhibition by Rashad Alakbarov. The exhibition will take place at Museum of Modern Art on February 21. Rashad is a conceptual artist who creates innovative installations which challenge the ...

Azerbaijani figure skating duo performs short dance in Sochi [ Updated]

16.02.2014 [22:56]
Azerbaijan`s Yulia Zlobina/Aleksei Sitnikov pair has performed short dance in the figure skating event at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. The Azerbaijani couple ranked 14th with 58.15 points among 24 pairs at the Iceberg Skating Palace. Zlobina/Sitnikov duo will be in action in the freestyle event on February 17 ...

Azerbaijani figure skating duo performs with short program in Sochi

16.02.2014 [20:51]
Azerbaijan`s Yulia Zlobina/Aleksei Sitnikov pair has been in action with short program in the figure skating event at the Sochi Olympic Games. The Azerbaijani couple was 13th to perform at the Iceberg Winter Sport Palace ...

Azerbaijan Communication Office hosts reception at European Parliament

16.02.2014 [16:45]
The Azerbaijan Communication Office has hosted a reception at the European Parliament on the initiative of Member of the European Parliament for the South-East France constituency Gaston Franco. The event brought together officials of the Parliament, as well as more than 100 MPs. ...