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United Nations at crossroads

The United Nations Organization was created by the 51 original member states as an intergovernmental organization tasked with the promotion of international co-operation on Oct 24, 1945.

The risk of a new economic non-order

Next month, when finance ministers and central bank governors from more than 180 countries gather in Washington, DC, for the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, they will confront a global economic order under increasing strain.

Gov't decides on base oil price in 2018 state budget

The government of Azerbaijan has based its projections for the 2018 state budget on an oil price of $45 per barrel, a source in the government told Trend.

Turkmenistan to further boost cotton industry

Turkmenistan is known worldwide for its huge oil and gas reserves, however it is not the only resource which brings the country most of its income.

Iran unveils its foreign debts

Iran's foreign debts reached ‎$9.122‎ billion by July 21, 2017, the country's Central Bank said in its latest monthly report on Sept. 14.

National movie screened at Film by Sea Int'l Film Festival

A movie by Azerbaijani filmmakers "Pomegranate Garden" was demonstrated at the Film by Sea International Film Festival.

New project to ease access to digital financial services

A new advisory project is launched in Azerbaijan to boost financial inclusion by improving access to digital financial services for individuals and smaller businesses, helping them grow and create jobs.

Azerbaijani weightlifters to compete at European Championships

Azerbaijani weightlifters will contest medals at the U15 & U17 European Championships to be held in Pristina, Kosovo from September 22-30, Azertac reported.

Oil prices up amid talks on deeper production cuts

World oil prices headed for the top on Tuesday as investors recouped the comments of the Iraqi oil minister about the intention of a number of oil-producing countries to increase production cut by another 1 percent, RIA Novosti reported.

Baku may host 2019 UEFA Champions League Final

The 2019 UEFA Champions League Final, the final match of the UEFA Champions League for 2018/19 season, may be held in Baku, RIA Novosti news agency reported quoting the Spanish media.

Expert: Armenia should start de-occupation of captured territories

The process of negotiations to solve the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has been going on for more than 20 years. Over these years, at decisive moments, Armenia has always resorted to provocations and created tension on the line of contact.

TAP announces time of starting offshore section construction

The construction of the offshore section of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline , which envisages transportation of Azerbaijani gas to Europe, will begin in 2019, TAP Managing Director Luca Schieppati said in an interview with Trend.

About 300 state objects to be privatized by late 2017

Revenues from the privatization of state property to the state budget of Azerbaijan will exceed 100 million manats until the end of 2017.

U.S. hopes for continuation of good faith negotiations on settlement of Karabakh conflict

The U.S. hopes for continuation of good faith negotiations on the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Become next honored scholar of Azercell!

Being faithful to its traditions, the company continues to offer new opportunities for the most talented students.

Tickets go on sale for Azerbaijan vs Czech Republic match

Tickets for a match between Azerbaijan and the Czech Republic in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying round have gone on sale, Azertac reported.

World Bank: Azerbaijan shows greatest growth in region for 25 years

Azerbaijan has shown the greatest economic growth in the region of European countries and Central Asia for 25 years.

Some 7,000 people to have chance to open own business

Wouldn't it be great to be able to have own business, be your own boss and earn a paycheck from the comfort of your own office?

Kazakhstan sees economic growth

The economic growth in Kazakhstan stood at the level of 4.3 percent in the first eight months of the current year.

Chinese tourists can wield influence over Azerbaijan's economy

Azerbaijan found a new way to attract tourists to discover its beauties, which recently opened to the world. After attracting thousands of tourists from Persian Gulf countries for the last two years, the country is keen to beckon tourists from Eastern Asia to help the tourism drive.

Lavrov's plan: Yerevan ready to withdraw from occupied lands of Azerbaijan?

While addressing a panel session as part of the Armenia-Diaspora Forum in Yerevan, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian has not excluded the possibility of returning some territories around Nagorno-Karabakh region to Azerbaijan.

Turkmenistan remains key natural gas holder in Central Asia

Turkmenistan remains a key natural gas holder in the center of Eurasia, an area which has long failed to realize its huge potential due to geopolitical developments and economic changes.

Grandiose Uzeyir Hajibayli International Music Festival opens

The 9th International Uzeyir Hajibeyli Music Festival kicked off at the Azerbaijan State Philharmonic on September 18.

SOCAR VP: TANAP construction completed by over 80pct

Delivering the first gas from Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz field to Turkey via TANAP in June 2018 is quite real, said Khoshbakht Yusifzade, the first vice-president of Azerbaijan's state oil company SOCAR.

5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games underway in Ashgabat

The 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games are underway in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, said a message posted on the event's official website www.ashgabat2017.com.

Azerbaijani, Iranian, Turkish FMs to meet in Baku

Baku will host a trilateral meeting of foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkey.

Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan strengthening interparliamentary ties

The Turkmen parliament hosted a meeting with Azerbaijani delegation headed by Parliament Speaker Ogtay Asadov, the Turkmen government said Sept. 19.

Artillery shell found in Tartar region

Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action has discovered an artillery shell in the village of Askipara in Tartar region of the country.

Trump, Xi agree to 'maximize pressure' on North Korea

US President Donald Trump discussed with Chinese President Xi Jinping over the telephone the issue of North Korea and both expressed a commitment to put maximum pressure on Pyongyang by strictly enforcing existing UN resolutions, the White House said in a press release on Monday, Sputnik reported.

Azerbaijani GM wins international tournament in Turkey

Azerbaijani grandmaster Nijat Abbasov has become the champion of an international tournament held in Turkey, Azertac reported.

Azerbaijan, Moldova in memo on cooperation in the field of patent

"Patent and Trademarks Center" Public Legal Entity of the Republic of Azerbaijan and State Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Moldova has signed memorandum on cooperation, Azertac reported.

U.S. Senate approves a $150 billion boost for military budget

The US Senate has overwhelmingly approved the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that significantly boosts the country's military funding, Sputnik reported.

A double betrayal for refugee children

From Syria to Myanmar, children caught in the crossfire of conflict are victims of a double betrayal. Forced out of their homes in the biggest refugee crisis since World War II, they have now become the innocent victims of a broken promise that they would, even as refugees, be able to attend school. ...

Armenia continues breaking ceasefire with Azerbaijan

Over the past 24 hours, Armenia's armed forces have 125 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said Sept. 19. The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial ...

Currency rates for September 19

The official exchange rate of US dollar and euro to Azerbaijani manat for September 19 was set at 1.7007 manats and 2.0368 manats, respectively.

President Aliyev meets with representatives of American Jewish organizations in New York

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with representatives of the American Jewish Organizations.

President Aliyev attends Political Declaration for UN Reform High Level Event in New York

Iran exports more than 9M tons of petrochemical products

Iran has huge reserves of oil and gas and its proved reserves for 2017 are 137.6 billion barrels of oil and 27.6 trillion cubic meters of natural gas.

Tajikistan to complete Rogun HPP by selling bonds on world market

The National Bank of Tajikistan announced the successful debut and sale of government securities on the world market.

President Aliyev meets with head of Foundation for Ethnic Understanding in New York

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev met with Chairman of the U.S.-based Foundation for Ethnic Understanding Rabbi Marc Schneier and a group of evangelical Christian religious figures in New York City, U.S. on September 18.

National wrestlers to vie for medals in Lithuania

Azerbaijani wrestlers have today left for Klaipeda, Lithuania to compete at the 32nd World Military Championships to be held on September 18-25.

TAPI remains of high regional importance

The energy-rich Turkmenistan is eager to successfully deliver the multi-billion dollars Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project, which has been in the making for nearly three decades.

SOCAR overhauls offshore platform

Azerbaijani state oil company SOCAR completed a major overhaul of fixed platform #566 at the 8 March' field in the Caspian Sea, reads a message on SOCAR website.

Envoy says Nagorno-Karabakh conflict one of biggest problems for Turkey

Just as for Azerbaijan so for Turkey the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is one of the biggest problems, Ambassador of Turkey to Azerbaijan Erkan Ozoral said on September 15.

State Dep.: U.S. to continue to engage actively with sides of Karabakh conflict

The US supports a negotiated settlement to the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and will continue to engage actively with the sides as a co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, a US State Department official told Trend.

Presentation of Business League ABL Cup 2017/18 held in Baku

Presentation of the mini-football championship Azfar Business League was held at Baku Business Center on September 15.

Suriname offers Azerbaijan to set up joint agri-production

Suriname and Azerbaijan can create joint agriculture ventures, Surinamese Finance Minister Gillmore Hoefdraad, who is on a visit in Baku, said in an interview with Trend.

Expert: Gradual decline in oil inventories should result in more balanced markets in 2018

Talks and rumors on possible prolongation of the OPEC+ output cut deal continue to impact the global oil market.

Azercell - the exclusive partner of Ganja Marathon - 2017

2018 gymnastics challenges for Azerbaijan

2018 already promises to be saturated with international events for the Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation.