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SOCAR commissions new well in Caspian Sea

Azerbaijan's state oil company SOCAR will additionally produce 62.05 million cubic meters of gas and 730 tons of condensate annually as it has commissioned a new well on the Gunashli offshore field, SOCAR said in a message Feb. 24.

Armenia continues breaking ceasefire with Azerbaijan

Over the past 24 hours, Armenia's armed forces have 120 times violated the ceasefire in various directions along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told Trend Feb. 25.

Armenia attempted frontline provocation, says Azerbaijan

Armenian army attempted to infiltrate through the Azerbaijani positions along the line of contact on the night from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, said the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry Feb. 25.

European Investment Bank eyes to finance TANAP, TAP

Baku hosted discussions on funding the Southern Gas Corridor , Azerbaijan's Energy Ministry said in a message Feb. 24.

Ilham Aliyev congratulates Kuwait's emir

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev congratulated Emir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on February 24.

Azerbaijan to let foreign financial organizations issue manat bonds

Azerbaijan's Financial Market Supervisory Authority is holding talks with international financial institutions for foreign financial institutions to release bonds in Azerbaijani manats, Angela Prigozhina, the World Bank senior financial sector specialist, told Trend.

Rainless weather to prevail

Changeable cloudy and rainless is forecast for February 25, the National Department for Hydrometeorology of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources reported.

Azerbaijan, Djibouti ink intergovernmental agreement on civil aviation

President of CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines Jahangir Asgarov received the delegation headed by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Djibouti, Mahmoud Ali Youssouf on February 24.

Azerbaijan to appeal to UNESCO on illegal archaeological work in occupied lands

Azerbaijan will once again raise in UNESCO the issue of violation of international law by foreign citizens engaged in illegal archaeological activity in Azerbaijan's territories occupied by Armenia, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hikmat Hajiyev told Trend.

iPhone 7 with no upfront payment just for AZN 109

Azercell Telecom, the only mobile operator distributing iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones in Azerbaijan, has launched a new iPhone' campaign on February 24, 2017.

EIB eyes financing TANAP, TAP

Reputed financial institutions of the world continue to demonstrate their interest in Southern Gas Corridor, reflecting the strategic importance of the project.

Syria's Permanent Representative to the UN discusses new format of talks

The UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura met rival negotiators for peace talks in Geneva on February 23, but even gathering them at the same negotiation table appeared uncertain as hopes remained low for a breakthrough in the Syrian crisis.

Expo honoring Khojaly genocide victims opens in Baku

A photo exhibition dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Khojaly Genocide has been unveiled in the Icherisheher , Day.Az reported.

EU, Georgia to ink deal on visa-free regime on March 1

Citizens of Georgia will be granted visa-free travel to the European Union member countries as soon as from March 1, 2017.

Putin, Erdogan talks scheduled for March 9-10

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow on March 9-10, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Turkish Deputy PM: West continues to ignore Khojaly genocide

The West continues to ignore one of the awful crimes of the 20th century - the Khojaly genocide, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus wrote in his Twitter account on February 24.

Global demand in Made in Azerbaijan' products ups

The export promotion portal of Azerbaijan - azexport.az has allowed to increase demand in Made in Azerbaijan' products.

SGC to make Azerbaijan Europe's energy security partner

The Southern Gas Corridor project will make Azerbaijan the energy security partner of Europe, Sijbren de Jong, analyst at The Hague Center for Strategic Studies and expert in energy security told Trend Feb.24.

Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan agree to expand transport connection

Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan are keen to use the transit potential more effectively and improve the transport connection between the two countries.

Azerbaijani Parliament passes bill on Khojaly genocide

The Azerbaijani Parliament has held a plenary session devoted to the 25th anniversary of the Khojaly Genocide, which was committed by Armenia's army against Azerbaijani civilians in 1992.

Local cinemas screen film 'Down the river'

Screening of Asif Rustamov's "Down the river" film started in cinemas as part of the "Days of Azerbaijani films 2017" project.

New hydro power plant to appear in Kazakhstan

New hydro power plant with a capacity of 24.9 MW will be built on Turgusun river in the East Kazakhstan region, Development Bank of Kazakhstan said in a message.

Djibouti: Azerbaijan contributing to Islamic solidarity

Azerbaijan is making a huge contribution to Islamic solidarity, and declaration of 2017 as the Year of Islamic Solidarity in Azerbaijan is a vivid proof of that, Djiboutian Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said.

Azerbaijan prevents Armenian sabotage

Azerbaijani army detected an Armenian sabotage group trying to carry out provocation near the Talish and Gulustan villages, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry's press service told Trend.

Vera Brezhneva to give #NUMBER1 concert in Baku

Russian pop-singer Vera Brezhneva will please her fans in Baku with a new concert.

Official: Armenians continue to kill Azerbaijani children

Despite a ceasefire reached between Armenia and Azerbaijan back in 1994 following the Karabakh War, Azerbaijani civilians, including children, still became the victims of Armenian aggression.

Federation pins great hopes on national taekwondo fighters at Baku 2017

Vice President of the Azerbaijan Taekwondo Federation, Niyamaddin Pashayev pins great hopes on national taekwondo fighters at the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games.

President: Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan ties dynamically developing

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyayev hailed the positive dynamics in the development and strengthening of the Uzbek-Kazakh strategic partnership relations, including in trade and economic areas.

Baku: Yerevan leaves no chances to positively assess conflict settlement process

Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov says he intends to discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict's settlement during an official visit to Moscow in March.

WB offers Azerbaijan to OK lending in national currency

The government of Azerbaijan may allow international financial organizations to launch issuance of manat loans.

Enjoy YARAT weekly talks

YARAT Contemporary Art Space provides a platform for a series of talks around its permanent collection and current exhibitions featuring artists, writers, musicians, researchers, entrepreneurs and others.

Arizona House of Representatives condemns Khojaly Genocide

Arizona State House of Representatives passed a proclamation on February 23, 2017 recognizing and condemning the Khojaly Genocide, which was committed by Armenia's army against Azerbaijani civilians in 1992.

Azerbaijan expands foreign trade operations to propel export

Azerbaijan is set to strengthen its position as a Digital Trade Hub and expand its foreign trade operations.

Armenian troops breach truce 70 times in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, Armenia's armed forces have 70 times violated the ceasefire in various directions along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported on February 24.

Muttonen: OSCE PA can help address contemporary challenges, conflicts

The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly , which is a platform for cooperation, dialogue and search for compromise, is able to find a solution to many contemporary challenges.

AZAL to show video footage dedicated to Khojaly Genocide during its flights

A video footage dedicated to the Khojaly Genocide will be shown on the flights of the Azerbaijan Airlines to honor the 25th anniversary of this bloody massacre.

Iran Khodro eyes to open more car plants in Azerbaijan

Iran's major car-maker plans to open new plants in neighboring Azerbaijan.

Japan set to deepen energy cooperation with Azerbaijan

Japan is keen to develop its cooperation with Azerbaijan in the oil and gas sphere.

Film honoring Khojaly victims screened at University of Siena

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Khojaly genocide, documentary" Endless Corridor" has been screened at the University of Siena, Italy, Azertac reported.

FM: Lithuania does not recognize so called 'referendum' in Nagorno-Karabakh

Lithuania has confirmed that it does not recognize constitutional and legal framework of the so-called "referendum" held in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Azerbaijani lands occupied by Armenia.

President Aliyev receives Djibouti`s FM

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev received a delegation led by Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Djibouti Mahmoud Ali Youssouf in Baku on February 24, Azertac reported.

Trump pleased by Tillerson, Dunford meetings with Russian counterparts

US President Donald Trump is pleased with the outcomes of the meetings of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Gen. Joseph Dunford with their respective Russian counterparts, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said in a briefing, Sputnik reported.

Currency rates for February 24

Official exchange rate of the US dollar and euro to Azerbaijani manat for February 24 was set at 1.7475 manats and 1.8490 manats, respectively.

President Aliyev congratulates Estonian president

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has congratulated President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid.

AZERNEWS releases another print issue

A new print edition of the AZERNEWS online newspaper was released on February 24

Beauty tips for shiny hair

Long and shiny hair still appears at the top of every woman's beauty wish list.

Rainless weather awaits Bakuvians

Rainless weather awaits Bakuvians on February 24, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources reported.

Djibouti FM to visit Baku

Djibouti`s Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf will pay a working visit to Azerbaijan on February 24-26, Azertac reported.

25th anniversary of Khojaly genocide honored in Baku

An event dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide has been held at the Heydar Aliyev Palace, the press-service of the Palace told Trend on February 23.

Russian embassy: Blogger Lapshin's rights fully respected

The Russian Embassy in Azerbaijan has confirmed that the rights of blogger Alexander Lapshin, who is being kept at the Baku detention center, are fully respected, and he has no complaints over conditions of detention.