AzerNews (153)

Media accreditation for Baku-2017 extended

Application period of media representatives for media accreditation for Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games to be held in 12-22 May, 2017 in Baku was officially extended.

Lukashenko: People in Nagorno-Karabakh don't have decent life

People should have a decent life and I don't believe that people in Nagorno-Karabakh have a decent life today, said the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on March 28.

Russia to accelerate customs clearance of Azerbaijani agro products

Russia will organize the work of experts at the Samur border crossing point in order to reduce the time spent on the examination of agricultural products exported from Azerbaijan, the State Customs Committee said on March 28.

Expert: Sargsyan hastens his political demise by threatening Azerbaijan

Inadequate and provocative statements made by the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan during his recent visit to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan were quickly replicated and disseminated by the Armenian government and media.

Barama Media Center for students launched

Azercell Telecom LLC has set up Barama Media Center for students in cooperation with Baku State University.

Tunzala Aghayeva performs 'Hello Baku- Anthem of Volunteers'

Baku-2017 Games volunteers and star ambassador of the Games Tunzala Aghayeva performed "Hello Baku- Anthem of Volunteers" together.

President Aliyev attends conference on development of cotton-growing

A conference on the development of cotton-growing in Azerbaijan was held in the country's Saatli region on March 28 with the participation of President Ilham Aliyev.

CBA announces manat rate for March 29

Official exchange rate of Azerbaijan's national currency, the manat, against the US dollar was set at 1.7220 AZN/USD for March 29, the Central Bank of Azerbaijan said March 28.

Putin names Iran as Russia's reliable partner

Russia considers Iran to be its reliable and stable partner as 14 MoU's were signed on the sidelines of a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani held in Moscow on March 28.

Mediation group puts on new plan to refresh Karabakh peace process

There are signals for the peace process over the long-standing Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to get intensified as regional players are activating their levers to push talks forward.

Azerbaijan's national anthem sounded in French Thiais

The main composition of Azerbaijan's national team in Rhythmic Gymnastics took part in the first major competition of the new Olympic cycle.

PACE co-rapporteur to mull Karabakh conflict in Yerevan

Stefan Schennach, co-rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on Azerbaijan, tweeted March 28 that he is leaving for Yerevan, Armenia.

Bogdanov, de Mistura eye progress of Syria talks

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov discussed with UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura the issues of promoting negotiations on the settlement of the Syrian crisis in Astana and Geneva.

ISIS video threatens to destroy Iran

The so-called Islamic State terrorist group has released a 36-minute video in Persian language threatening Iran over its role in the regional developments.

Uzbek Senate OKs military-technical cooperation deal with Russia

The Senate of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan approved the law on ratification of the agreement with Russia on the development of military-technical cooperation at a meeting held on March 28, Trend reported.

OPEC deal seeks support to extend

Despite how deep the oil prices fell over the past two years, the prospects for higher prices in the mid-term seem much more real than most people may guess.

Int'l North-South Transportation Corridor: Azerbaijan calling foreign partnerships

Azerbaijan has emerged as a business-friendly destination for a range of sectors, including but not limited to agriculture, cotton, chemicals, petrochemicals and of course oil and gas.

Strong winds to blow into Wednesday morning

Rainless and changeable cloudy weather is expected on March 29.

Russian girls-band to perform in Baku

The City of Winds is preparing for a welcome of famous Russian band at a grand summer event.

14 state objects privatized at latest auction

The State Committee on Property Issues held another auction for privatization of state property on March 28.

Azerbaijani speaker: Necessary to solve conflicts in post-Soviet space

An Azerbaijani delegation led by Parliamentary Speaker Ogtay Asadov participated in the spring session of the Inter-parliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of Independent States .

Georgian citizens granted visa-free entry to EU countries

Citizens of Georgia holding biometric passports will be able to travel to EU member countries without obtaining a visa for a short visit from March 28.

Russia, Iran plan to sign deal on peaceful nuclear cooperation

Russia and Iran plan to sign a memorandum on the development of peaceful nuclear cooperation following Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 28, a source from the Russian Foreign Ministry told Sputnik.

MG U.S. co-chair: Improved plan on settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict put on negotiation table

An improved version of the previous plans on peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is put on the negotiation table, U.S. Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Richard Hoagland said at a press conference in Yerevan on March 27.

Baku to host Third Japanese Culture Festival

Baku will host the Third Japanese Culture Festival aimed at bringing the two nations closer.

Azerbaijani floorball team win Special Olympics World Winter Games

The Azerbaijan national floorball team have become the winner of Special Olympics World Winter Games held in Graz, Austria.

President Aliyev arrives in Saatli

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev arrived in the Saatli region on March 28.

Italy gives green light to TAP pipeline

Italy gave the green light to construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline , one of the core projects of the Southern Gas Corridor.

Oil futures supported by weaker dollar, but bloated supply still weighs

Oil prices rose on Tuesday, supported by a weak dollar, but crude continued to be weighed down by surging U.S. production and uncertainty over whether an OPEC-led supply cut is big enough to rebalance the market, Reuters reported.

Azerbaijani envoy presents credentials to Argentine President

Azerbaijani Ambassador Rashad Aslanov has handed his credentials to President of Argentina Mauricio Macri.

Azerbaijan: UN can't be apart from Karabakh conflict settlement

The United Nations, which reflects the will of international community, never was and never can be apart from the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict's resolution process.

North Korea tests rocket engine: US officials

North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that U.S. officials believe could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, officials told Reuters on Monday, Reuters reported.

Land of Fire becomes attractive destination for travelers

Azerbaijan, a South Caucasus country located at the junction of the two world civilizations, turns into one of the popular tourist destinations of the region.

Currency rates for March 28

Official exchange rate of the US dollar and euro to Azerbaijani manat for March 28 was set at 1.7201 manats and 1.8691 manats, respectively.

Unstable weather awaits Bakuians

Rainless and changeable cloudy weather is forecast for March 28.

Enjoy literature and music night at YARAT

YARAT Contemporary Art Space invites everyone to enjoy a themed literature and music night dedicated to the modern time mysteries and illusions on April 1.

Air cables being replaced with optical cables in Baku

Baku Telephone Communications Production Association updates the transmission towers for optical cabling by air, the association informed on March 27.

OSCE MG co-chairs meet Armenian FM

Armenia's Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian held a meeting with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, who are on a visit in Yerevan, the Armenian Foreign Ministry tweeted Mar. 27.

CBA announces manat rate for March 28

Official exchange rate of Azerbaijan's national currency, the manat, against the US dollar was set at 1.7201 AZN/USD for March 28, the Central Bank of Azerbaijan said March 27.

Francophonie Weeks due in Baku

Francophonie Weeks in Baku will kick off on March 30.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov steps down from role as FIDE President

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced his resignation from the position of FIDE President.

ADB replaces officer for Shah Deniz project

The Asian Development Bank has replaced the officer for Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz Stage II Investment Plan Project Preparatory Technical Assistance.

Turkey bans almost entire list of Russian agricultural imports

Turkey has officially sent the information on duties on products from Russia to the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, Vesti.ru reported.

Bulgaria might lose gas contract with Azerbaijan?

Bulgaria may lose the gas contract with Azerbaijan if the construction of Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria is not completed by 2020, said Bulgaria's Energy Minister Nikolay Pavlov in an interview with "24 chasa".

Azerbaijani Army targets all military objects of Armenia, Ministry says

Azerbaijan will suppress any threat from Armenia immediately and decisively, the country's Defense Ministry stated.

Miss & Mister Turkvision Azerbaijan 2017 finalists named

Baku has hosted the semi-final of the beauty contest Miss & Mister Turkvision Azerbaijan 2017.

Iranian wrestler killed in Syria

An Iranian wrestler has been killed in Syria, Iran Wrestling Federation's website reported March 27.

Azerbaijan to welcome Turkish exporters

A delegation of the Turkish Eastern Black Sea Exporters Association will visit Azerbaijan and Georgia on May 2-6, said Ahmet Hamdi Gurdogan, the head of the association.

GUAM urges to solve conflicts based on states' territorial integrity

Conflicts in the GUAM area should be solved based on sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of internationally recognized borders of states, says the final statement of the heads of governments of the GUAM member states.

GUAM countries ink documents on cooperation

A protocol to the Agreement on the establishment of the GUAM Free Trade zone was signed by the prime ministers of the member states of the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development – GUAM at the meeting in Kiev on March 27.