French lawmakers extend state of emergency after Nice attack
Baku-APA. French lawmakers approved a six-month extension of emergency rule on Wednesday after last week's truck attack on holiday crowds in Nice, the third deadly assault in just 18 months for which Islamist militants have claimed responsibility, APA reports quoting Reuters.
02:10 21 July
SOCAR reduces transfers to state budget
Baku. Vusal Nabiyev - APA-Economics. State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) transferred nearly AZN 99 mln to the state budget in June 2016, down AZN 24 million or 20% from the last year.
15:22 14 July
Azerbaijan sees 3.4% economic decline
Baku. Musa Ahmadov – APA-Economics. In January-June 2016, Azerbaijan’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) made AZN 27 billion, down 3.4% from the previous year, said a statement from the State Statistical Committee July 14.
10:51 14 July
Fed cautious on rate hike to avoid risk to markets
Baku-APA. The Federal Reserve is cautious about raising interest rates in order to avoid risks against the U.S. economy and markets, a leading financial analyst said Tuesday, APA reports quoting Anadolu.
02:30 13 July
A group of Azerbaijani peacekeepers seen off to Afghanistan
The peacekeeping contingent of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces has been serving under the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan since November 20, 2002.
19:07 12 July
SOCAR reduces crude oil export through Supsa port
Baku. Agshin Rafigoglu - APA-Economics. State Oil Company of Azerbaijan exported 176,120 tonnes of crude oil through Supsa port in June 2016, down 48.05% from 2015.
15:02 02 July
Man jailed for life over Baku Metro blast to appeal to Supreme Court
Baku. Shahriyar Alizade – APA. Rahib Mahsinov, one of the perpetrators of a bomb attack carried out at the “20 January” metro station in Baku on 19 March 1994 will appeal to the Supreme Court.
15:32 29 June
World ponders how to respond to NKorean missile launch
Baku-APA. North Korea’s state media on Thursday celebrated the success of a mid-range ballistic missile test from the previous day, as the world ponders the best way to respond to Pyongyang’s latest break from United Nations resolutions, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
06:23 24 June
Jagland: Council of Europe doesn’t deal with Karabakh conflict settlement
He was responding to the question from Ganira Pashayeva, a member of the Azerbaijani Delegation to PACE.
18:28 20 June
Azerbaijan gets rise in solar and wind power production
Baku. Agshin Rafigoglu - APA-Economics. In January-May 2016 the production and services in the sector of production, distribution and supply of electricity, gas and steam made AZN 740.5 mln, down 6.5% by contrast to a year earlier.
16:27 16 June
Portugal baby born to mother brain-dead for months
Baku-APA. A baby was born in Portugal to a woman who had been brain-dead for almost four months, hospital officials say, APA reports quoting BBC.
05:23 08 June
Attempted North Korea missile launch fails: South Korea
Baku-APA. North Korea attempted to fire a missile from its east coast early on Tuesday but the launch appears to have failed, South Korean officials said, in what would be the latest in a string of unsuccessful ballistic missile tests by the isolated country, APA reports quoting Reuters.
07:16 31 May
Iraqi army storms to edge of Islamic State-held Falluja; fresh bombings hit Baghdad
Baku-APA. The Iraqi army stormed to the southern edge of Falluja under U.S. air support on Monday and captured a police station inside the city limits, launching a direct assault to retake one of the main strongholds of Islamic State militants, APA reports quoting Reuters.
21:01 30 May
3 rockets hit Turkey’s SE, injuring 5 people
Baku-APA.Three rockets fired from Syria hit Turkey’s southeastern border province of Kilis on Friday, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
04:23 28 May
Islamic State commander in Falluja killed, U.S. military says
Baku-APA. U.S.-led coalition strikes supporting Iraqi forces in the recapture of Falluja have killed 70 Islamic State militants including the group's commander in the city, a U.S military spokesman said on Friday, APA reports quoting Reuters.
03:10 28 May
UNEC Rector: Turkish World Union of Economists is new space of international scientific cooperation
Baku – APA. I International Forum of Human Sciences “Great Steppe” organized by the International Turkish Academy has been held in the capital of Kazakhstan Astana.
11:04 26 May
Armenia deploys persons unfit for service to frontline
Poghosyan’s relatives told Armenian News-news.am that he is suffering from chronic gastritis and spleen enlargement. He was keeping a strict diet at home. After being drafted, he was deployed to the frontline.
10:34 24 May
NATO assures Turkey of support in fight against İSİL
Baku-APA. Turkey has been affected by İSİL terrorism the most among NATO allies, the alliance’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
22:24 19 May
Coverage of MP Mehriban Aliyeva’s amnesty initiative made public
According to the bill, the amnesty will apply to those imprisoned for having committed crimes that did not pose significant public danger; those serving penalty in correctional facilities, whose remaining prison term to the date the decision came into force is no more than a year; those serving penalty in disciplinary military units, whose remaining prison term to the date the decision was enacted is no more than a year as well as those sentenced to detention in disciplinary military units for having committed crimes that did not pose significant public danger; those sentenced to restriction on military service, correctional law, public work, deprivation of the right to hold a certain position or engage in a certain activity, those fined up to 2,000 manats, who had not paid more than 2,000 manats to the date the decision was enacted; those fined for having committed crimes that did not pose significant public danger; those conditionally sentenced to imprisonment or those freed prematurely of this kind of penalty or those whose penalty of this kind has been postponed in accordance with the Criminal Code’s Article 79.
17:44 18 May
Azerbaijan sharply decreases automobile manufacture
Baku. Agshin Rafigoglu – APA-Economics. In January-April of 2016, Azerbaijan manufactured machinery and equipment, transport facilities, cars and trailers worth AZN 64.3 mln.
16:29 18 May