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Armenia again violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan

Over the past 24 hours, Armenia's armed forces have 123 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said July 21.

EU supports Azerbaijan's territorial integrity – ambassador

The European Union supports the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, and this position remains unchanged, Fuad Isgandarov, head of the Azerbaijani mission to the EU and the country's ambassador to Belgium, said in an interview with Trend.

Currency rates for July 21

Official exchange rate of the US dollar and euro to Azerbaijani manat for July 21 was set at 1.7012 manats and 1.9783 manats, respectively.

Khinalig - Island among mountains

For those in search of breathtaking view, look no further than the picturesque Khinalig village in Guba region.

Rainless weather to stay in Baku

The weather will be sunny in Baku and Absheron peninsula on July 21.

NFES allocates funds to agrobusiness

The National Fund for Entrepreneurship Support under the Economy Ministry of Azerbaijan in the first half of 2017 allocated almost 60 percent of concessional loans to businessmen operating in the production of agricultural products for implementation of 664 projects.

Ministry: Сourt's decision regarding Alexander Lapshin is just

Azerbaijan is a law-based state and the court's decision requires respect, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry's Spokesman Hikmat Hajiyev told Trend on July 20, commenting on the court verdict regarding Alexander Lapshin.

Russia: Venue for Azerbaijani, Armenian presidents' meeting yet to be determined

Russian Foreign Ministry rejected the media reports saying that the next meeting of the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia would be held in Moscow.

Russia, U.S. negotiate creation of group on cybersecurity

Russia and the United States are negotiating the creation of a group on cybersecurity, Russian special envoy for international cooperation in the field of information security Andrei Krutskikh said.

Ministry: Russia will continue to protect rights of Lapshin given court verdict

Russia will continue to protect the legitimate rights of Alexander Lapshin, who was sentenced to three years in prison in Baku.

Ancient tip found in Tovuz

A resident of Tovuz has found a weapon belonging to ethnic minorities.

Azerbaijan's FM meets with outgoing Tajik ambassador

Azerbaijan`s Minister of Foreign Affairs Elmar Mammadyarov has met with Tajik ambassador to Azerbaijan Zohir Saidov who is completing his diplomatic tenure in the country.

CBA announces manat rate for July 21

Official exchange rate of Azerbaijan's national currency, the manat, against the US dollar was set at 1.7012 AZN/USD for July 21, the Central Bank of Azerbaijan said July 20.

S&P reveals forecast for oil prices in 2017-2019

The prices for Brent and West Texas Intermediate crude oil will hit $50 a barrel for the remainder of 2017 and 2018 and $55 a barrel from 2019, according to Standard & Poor's base case, the rating agency said in its "EMEA Oil & Gas: A Mixed Picture In 2017" report published July 20.

Extraordinary life of Mexican artist on canvas

A photo exhibition in memory of prominent Mexican artist Frida Kahlo has opened in Art Tower gallery.

Historic day for Azerbaijan's national press

A ceremony of presenting apartments to journalists was held today on the occasion of the National Press Day in Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan maintains strong counterterrorism co-op with US – report

Azerbaijan maintained its strong counterterrorism cooperation with the United States and actively opposed terrorist organizations seeking to move people, money, and materiel through the Caucasus region, says the Country Reports on Terrorism 2016' of the US Department of State, posted on its website ...

First train on BTK route goes across Turkish section

The first test train on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars route left Turkey for Georgia.

Kyrgyzstan, Tatarstan discuss further cooperation

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev has held a meeting with the head of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov who arrived in Kyrgyzstan for a working visit to participate in the International Forum "Altai civilization and related peoples of the Altai language family" in Bishkek on July 20.

MoU on railway development between Azerbaijan, Iran approved

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree July 19 approving a memorandum of understanding between Azerbaijan Railways CJSC and Iranian Railways on the development of railways, signed on March 5, 2017, in Tehran.

SOCAR plans to implement second petrochemical project in Turkey

Azerbaijani state oil company SOCAR plans to implement a second petrochemical project in Turkey worth $3 billion until 2023.

OSCE consulting Turkmenistan in mass media sphere

Ashgabat is hosting a training organized by the OSCE Centre in Turkmenistan with the support of the country's Foreign Ministry, the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper reported.

Iran slams US annual report on terrorism

In a tit for tat reaction, Iran has described the recent US report on terrorism as baseless' accusing the states itself of sponsoring and creating terrorist groups in the world.

Azerbaijan, EU hold another round of talks on new deal

Another round of talks between Azerbaijan and the EU on a new strategic partnership agreement was held in Brussels.

Positive steps towards resolving Qatar crisis outlined

Positive steps to resolve the Gulf crisis can be observed as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to visit the regional countries and Saudi-led block drops some of the requirements for Qatar to comply with.

Azerbaijani pianist performs in Paris

Azerbaijani singer and pianist Saida Zulfugarova has given a concert in Paris, France.

U.S. embassy opens Kurdemir American Corner

The US Embassy in Azerbaijan opened the Kurdemir American Corner, located in Kurdemir's Central Library on July 19.

Azerbaijani language lesson held in Amsterdam

Azerbaijani language has been taught in Amsterdam.

ADB improves growth prospects for Central Asia

The Asia Development bank has improved growth prospects for the Central Asia region, according to the bank's supplement to its Asian Development Outlook 2017 report published July 20.

Azerbaijan names ambassador to China

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree July 19 appointing Akram Zeynalli as the country's extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to China.

Russian presidential aide confirms deal with Iraq to sell T-90 tanks

An aide to the Russian president on military-technical cooperation has confirmed a contract with Iraq on the sale of a "large batch" of modernized T-90MS main battle tanks, Sputnik reported.

Azerbaijani ambassador on speedy restoration of peace in Jerusalem

Azerbaijan stands for the speedy restoration of peace and stability in Jerusalem, Azerbaijani Ambassador on Special Foreign Ministry Missions Shahin Abdullayev said.

Currency rates for July 20

Official exchange rate of the US dollar and euro to Azerbaijani manat for July 20 was set at 1.7017 manats and 1.9590 manats, respectively.

Azerbaijan presents voluntary national review at High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Ali Ahmadov has visited New York, the US to present the Voluntary National Review on Azerbaijan`s Sustainable Development Goals at High-Level Political Forum at UN Headquarters.

Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijani journalism developing, playing big, positive role in society

Azerbaijani journalism is developing and playing a big positive role in the society, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said at the ceremony of presenting apartments to journalists on the occasion of the National Press Day in a newly built building in Baku July 20.

Azerbaijan's Defense Minister meets Pakistani delegation

Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov has met a delegation headed by Lieutenant General Omar Mahmoud Hayat, Chairman of the National Disaster Management Agency of Pakistan.

Ilham Aliyev orders allocation of one-time allowance to local newspapers

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed an order to provide one-time allowance to newspapers published in the country.

Baku awaits gloomy weather

Changeable cloudy and gloomy weather is forecast for July 20.

Average monthly pension increases by 6.4pct

The average monthly pension in Azerbaijan increased by 6.4 percent.

Four days to be non-working in September

Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers has approved the schedule of non-working days in connection with Qurban holiday.

SOCAR, Gazprom intend to cooperate in gas supply

Two energy giants Azerbaijani state company SOCAR and Russian Gazprom are discussing the general directions of cooperation, which can also include natural gas supplies.

Azerbaijani, Armenian FMs to meet in New York

The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs are preparing a meeting of the Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers in New York, Russia's permanent representative to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich said on July 19.

V4 stands for deepening ties with Azerbaijan

The Visegrad Group stands for deepening strategic relations with Azerbaijan, especially in the energy sector.

Lawyer asks acquittal for blogger Lapshin

The trial on blogger Alexander Lapshin, detained in Azerbaijan, continued in the Baku Grave Crimes Court on July 19.

Javid Gurbanov: Cargo transportation via BTK railway to increase to 500,000 containers

In the framework of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project was signed an agreement to establish a logistics center.

Prospects of Israeli gas supplies to Turkey, Europe

A direct undersea pipeline to Turkey is still the most logical export route for Israeli gas because of its economic and technical feasibility, researcher in the Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies Gabriel Mitchell, focusing on energy policy issues, believes.

EU to allocate 1.5 million euros for investigation of war crimes in Syria

The European Union will allocate 1.5 million euro for the work of an independent commission created by the decision of the UN General Assembly to investigate war crimes in Syria, statement issued by the European Commission on July 19 said, TASS reported.

CBA announces manat rate for July 20

Official exchange rate of Azerbaijan's national currency, the manat, against the US dollar was set at 1.7017 AZN/USD for July 20, the Central Bank of Azerbaijan said July 19.

OSCE holds monitoring on line of contact of Azerbaijani, Armenian troops

The OSCE monitoring held along the line of contact between the Azerbaijani and Armenian troops passed without incidents on July 19, said the press service of Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry in a message.

Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey discuss development of Silk Road

Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey are doing a significant work for the development of the Silk Road.