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Azerbaijan`s Republic Day celebrated in Uruguay

Republic Day is a national holiday in Azerbaijan, observed annually on 28 May. This was the day in 1918, when the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic was proclaimed for the first time.

AZERNEWS releases another print issue

A new print edition of the AZERNEWS online newspaper was released on May 26.

Minister: OPEC deal extension meets Azerbaijan's interests

Azerbaijan's Energy Minister Natig Aliyev stated that the extension of the output cut deal meets the country'sinterests.

European Parliament: Status quo in Karabakh conflict fragile

Status quo in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is fragile, David McAllister, chairman of the European Parliament's committee on foreign affairs, said on May 25, RIA Novosti reports.

Azerbaijan`s Republic Day marked in Brazil

The Embassy of Azerbaijan in Brazil has organized an event to celebrate the Republic Day, Azertac reported.

Turkmen gas supplies via TAPI may start in 2020

The supplies of the Turkmen gas via the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline may start in 2020, said Muhammetmyrat Amanov, CEO of the TAPI Pipeline Company Limited.

President Aliyev visits memorial in honor of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today visited the memorial in honor of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic in the Istiglaliyyat Street in Baku,Azertac reported.

London police charge three men with terror-related crimes

The London Metropolitan Police said in a statement on Thursday they had charged three men arrested last week over an undisclosed terrorist plot, Sputnik reported.

Baku Olympic Stadium named one of the world's bests

The World Congress of Stadiums-2017 has recognized the Baku Olympic Stadium as "The best new stadium in the world" at its gathering in the capital of Qatar, Doha.

Turkish FM says PKK/YPG aims to gain territory in Syria

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday that the only goal of the "YPG militia" was to capture territory in Syria's Raqqah city, not to fight Daesh, Anadolu reported.

Armenia continues violating ceasefire with Azerbaijan

Over the past 24 hours, Armenia's armed forces have 130 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said May 26.

British police make tenth arrest in connection to Manchester bombing

British police announced on Friday morning they had made a tenth arrest in connection to the Manchester bombing that claimed lives of 22 people, Sputnik reported.

Currency rates for May 26

Official exchange rate of the US dollar and euro to Azerbaijani manat for May 26 was set at 1.7020 manats and 1.9062 manats, respectively.

YARAT to host lecture-seminar

YARAT Contemporary Art Space will host new lecture-seminar on May 31.

Rains return to City of Winds

The weather will be cloudy in Baku and Absheron peninsula on May 26, while lightning and short-rain are expected during the day.

Firangiz Alizade turns 70

Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater has staged opera "Intizar" to mark the 70th anniversary of prominent composer Firangiz Alizade.

NATO to decide on its membership in anti-IS coallition

NATO leaders are set to give the go-ahead for the alliance to formally join the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS.

Azerbaijan refutes Armenian media's groundless claims

Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry has accused Armenia of systematic blackmail and slander against international organizations.

National sambo wrestlers win two European silvers

Azerbaijani sambo wrestlers have claimed two silver medals at the European Championships held in Minsk, Belarus.

Russian region backs promotion of Azerbaijani goods in major markets

The Leningrad Region is ready to provide logistical support to the promotion of Azerbaijani goods into major Russian and European markets, Governor Alexander Drozdenko said at a meeting with Azerbaijan's Consul General in St. Petersburg Sultan Gasimov.

Uzbekistan invited to join TITR

A roundtable meeting on the topic "Trans-Caspian International Transport Route and Seaports of Kazakhstan" was held in Tashkent on May 25.

Baku sends message to whole world about unity, peace among Muslim countries

Baku sent a message to the whole world about a unity, brotherhood, peace and friendship among Muslim countries, Mohammad Reza Najafi, spokesman of the Iranian embassy in Azerbaijan, said.

Azerbaijan Fashion Week opens in Baku

Azerbaijan Fashion Week has solemnly opened in the Stone Chronicle Museum.

Azerbaijani, Georgian, Turkish defense ministers discuss military cooperation

On the background of increasing threats to stability globally, formation of new shields of cooperation seems more logical than ever.

Russian MFA says Baku, Moscow have open dialogue

Russia maintains close relations with Azerbaijan and develops them in various areas, including political, economic and humanitarian spheres, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on May 25.

Foreigners show great interest in Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Baku City Circuit, the organizer company of the Formula 1 competitions in Azerbaijan, continues intensive preparatory work in connection with Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, which will be held on June 23-25 in Baku.

CBA announces manat rate for May 26

Official exchange rate of Azerbaijan's national currency, the manat, against the US dollar was set at 1.7020 AZN/USD for May 26, the Central Bank of Azerbaijan said May 25.

Armenia threatens to operate Khojaly airport in occupied lands of Azerbaijan

The years pass by but the issue of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict remains at present without a solution. On the contrary, the problem aggravates even more as the Armenian side always comes up with another provocation against Azerbaijan.

Minister highlights Azerbaijan's role in ensuring Georgia's energy security

Azerbaijan plays an important role in provision of Georgia's energy security, First Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia, Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze said on May 25.

MIDA starts acceptance of documents for subsidized housing

The State Housing Construction Agency under the President of Azerbaijan will start registration of persons wishing to purchase subsidized housing from May 30, 2017.

Date set for 2019 European Games in Minsk

The second European Games, to be hosted by Minsk, Belarus, is scheduled for June 21-30.

OPEC extends oil cuts for nine months

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed to extend oil production cuts for nine months to March 2018.

Russia offers EU unite data banks on terrorists

Experts from Russia and the European Union will discuss technical possibilities for unifying data banks on terrorists, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov told TASS on May 25.

Armenians set fire to occupied Azerbaijani lands

Armenia continues to tense the situation along the frontline with new provocations. Besides constantly violating the ceasefire with Azerbaijan, the occupant forces deliberately set fire to Azerbaijani territories.

Iran opens 3rd underground missile production factory

Iran has inaugurated the third underground missile production factory, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said on May 25.

Deputy minister: No restriction in deposit withdrawal from IBA

There are no restrictions or problems at the International Bank of Azerbaijan concerning the withdrawal of deposits, said depositrbaijan's Deputy Finance Minister Azer Bayramov.

Moroccan envoy: Comprehensive conditions created for athletes at Solidarity Games

Comprehensive condition was created for athletes at 4th Islamic Solidarity Games, said Moroccan ambassador in Azerbaijan Adil Embars.

Azerbaijan's tourist attractions presented to Iranians

Azerbaijan's Ambassador to Iran Bunyad Huseynov has presented the country's tourist attractions in Tehran.

'Prince' of Azerbaijani mugham to perform in Iran

Azerbaijan's famous khananda Gochag Asgarov will give a concert in Iran.

No incident during OSCE contact line monitoring

The OSCE monitoring held along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops passed without incidents on May 25, the press service of Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said in a message.

Baku 2017: Pathway to Peace

A strong message of peace and solidarity was sent out from Azerbaijan to world leaders, organizations, and religions, and just ordinary people that sports can pave the road to world peace.

Kazakhstan to investigate bond acquisition from Azerbaijan's IBA

Kazakhstan's central bank will investigate the acquisition by the state-managed pension fund of $250 million worth of bonds in the International Bank of Azerbaijan after the lender announced it would not repay some of its debts in full.

Energy Charter in Ashgabat to mull deal on energy resources transit

At the upcoming Energy Charter Forum, which will be held in Ashgabat on May 30-31, the issues of developing a multilateral framework agreement on transit of energy resources will be discussed in detail, the Turkmen Dovlet Habarlary state news agency reports, citing General Council at the Energy ...

Telecommunications network to be launched in Jojug Marjanli soon

The work has been completed on the creation of telecommunication infrastructure in the liberated Jojug Marjanli village of Azerbaijan's Jabrayil region, a source in the telecommunication market of the country told Trend on May 24.

Understanding today's stagnation

Ever since the Great Recession' of 2007-2009, the world's major central banks have kept short-term interest rates at near-zero levels. In the United States, even after the Federal Reserve's recent increases, short-term rates remain below 1%, and long-term interest rates on major government bonds are ...

Azerbaijani boxers to embark on training camp in Ukraine

Azerbaijani boxers will be on a training camp in Kharkov, Ukraine on June 14-26.

North-South transport corridor may eliminate shipping lines

The International North-South Transport Corridor may bring changes to routes for carrying cargos between Iran and Scandinavian countries abolishing shipping lines.

Armenian troops breach truce with Azerbaijan

Over the past 24 hours, Armenia's armed forces have 124 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said May 25.

Oil prices rise as OPEC moves closer to deal

World oil prices are rising on May 25 after OPEC and non-OPEC countries moved closer to agreeing on the deal extension.

Erdogan: High interest rates are tool for exploitation

Turkey's president on Wednesday branded high interest rates a tool of economic exploitation, not mere profit, Anadolu reported.