Merkel warns of growing anti-semitism in wake influx from the Arab world
Baku-APA. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday urged citizens to remain vigilant and to beware of anti-Semitism especially when directed by young people coming from “countries where hatred of Israel and anti-Semitism is widespread”, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
05:30 24 January
Azerbaijani parliamentarians to visit Strasbourg
Baku – APA. Members of the Azerbaijani Parliament’s permanent delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Rafael Huseynov, Rovshan Rzayev, Elkhan Suleymanov, Sevinj Fataliyeva, Ganira Pashayeva, Sahiba Gafarova, Fazil Mustafa, Elshan Musayev, Sabir Hajiyev, Vusal Huseynov and Muslum Mammadov will be on a visit to Strasbourg on January 24-30 to attend the PACE winter session.
17:11 23 January
WAPFP calls on Baku to refuse mediation of co-chairs
The party told APA that according to WAPFP's chief, MP Gudrat Hasanguliyev, this statement once again displays the essence of the Minsk Group co-chairs’ work to date and their positions towards the settlement of the conflict. “With this statement, the Minsk Group co-chairs once again demonstrated their pro-Armenian positions regarding the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict by ignoring the international law and proving the lack of their moral and legal rights to further continue their mediation mission”, said Hasanguliyev.
14:45 23 January
OSCE MG says it appreciate PACE interest in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement
The co-chairs said they understand that the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) may consider resolutions on the conflict in the near future and remind PACE, and other regional and international organizations, that the Minsk Group remains the only accepted format for negotiations.
15:21 22 January
Ahmet Davutoglu: "US will not pressure Turkey to better control border"
Baku-APA. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu ruled out Thursday the possibility of the U.S. pressuring Turkey to better monitor the border with Syria, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
07:37 22 January
Polish PM defends reforms in EP meeting
Baku-APA. Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo addressed the European Parliament (EP) in Strasbourg on Tuesday to "dispel any doubts and remove misunderstandings" on recent controversial reforms put in place by Warsaw, APA reports quoting Xinhua.
05:22 20 January
EU's Tusk warns Europe has two months to tackle migration crisis
Baku-APA. European Council President Donald Tusk issued a stark warning on Tuesday that the European Union had "no more than two months" to tackle the migration crisis engulfing the 28-nation bloc or else face the collapse of its passport-free Schengen zone, APA reports quoting Reuters.
20:52 19 January
Duma speaker confirms Russia to skip PACE’s January session
"We are not going in January for sure," Sergei Naryshkin told reporters.
16:28 18 January
Russian delegation refuses to take part in PACE winter session
"Discussion of Russian participation unfolded at the Friday meeting of the Security Council that was attended by both the speaker (Valentina Matviyenko and Sergei Naryshkin). The foreign Ministry issued a report, which presented several options, including options not to go at all or go, but in part. However, there is no guarantee that Russia will return powers, which it lacks in PACE. We don’t want to go to Strasbourg to get another political flip-flops", — told RBC source in the state Duma.
10:22 18 January
Azerbaijani ombudsman issues statement on 26th anniversary of January 20 tragedy
“On the night of January 19-20, 1990, military units and armored vehicles of the Soviet Army, without warning, burst into Baku, Sumgayit and other cities and regions of Azerbaijan. Under the instructions of the former Soviet leaders, 147 civilians regardless of nationality, age and gender were killed, 744 were wounded, hundreds went missing and 841 people were arrested illegally. Even after declaring a state of emergency on 20 January, 21 more people were killed. Soldiers attacked even the ambulances and medical servants who came to help the wounded, they were also killed and wounded,” the statement reads.
18:23 15 January
Azerbaijani official: Crucial steps taken towards mutual understanding during president’s meeting with US official
“It is natural, because these relations aren’t built upon some random interests,” Mammadov said.
17:53 14 January
Britain's Cameron woos Berlin and Budapest in EU reform battle
Baku-APA. British Prime Minister David Cameron secured encouraging signals from the leaders of Germany, Hungary and the Netherlands as he swung through Europe Thursday, despite key reservations over an EU reform deal he wants at a summit next month, APA reports quoting AFP.
04:52 08 January
Congratulatory address of Ilham Aliyev to the people of Azerbaijan on the occasion of the Day of Solidarity of World Azerbaijanis and New Year
Baku - APA. Congratulatory address of Ilham Aliyev to the people of Azerbaijan on the occasion of the Day of Solidarity of World Azerbaijanis and New Year
00:11 01 January
Staff of Azerbaijani delegation to PACE to be changed
He said such changes take place after every parliamentary election, adding that changes will be made this time too and parliamentary speaker Ogtay Asadov is to send a letter to PACE in this regard on January 15.
14:42 30 December
Polish Senate backs contested court reforms, despite EU warnings
Baku-APA. Poland's Senate approved controversial reforms to the country's highest court which have triggered protests at home and EU warnings that they could undermine the rule of law, in a overnight session, APA reports quoting AFP.
20:55 24 December
Joint Working Group on human rights holds meeting - UPDATED
Mammadov said that a number of issues were discussed at the two-hour meeting.
13:00 24 December
Draft resolution “On state of human rights in USA” submitted to Azerbaijani parliament - FULL TEXT
The author of the draft resolution is Rovshan Rzayev, the Deputy Chairman of the Legal Policy and State-Building Committee at the Azerbaijani Parliament, Member of the Board of Directors of ”Azerbaijani Community of the Nagorno-Karabakh Region of the Republic of Azerbaijan“ Public Union.
10:20 24 December
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev celebrates his birthday
Ilham Heydar Aliyev was born in Baku on December 24, 1961. He attended a secondary school in Baku from 1967 till 1977. In 1977, he entered the Moscow State University of International Relations (MSUIR). In 1982, upon his graduation, Ilham Aliyev had continued his education as a postgraduate student in MSUIR.
00:01 24 December
President Aliyev: Azerbaijani-Turkish relations withstood many tests - PHOTOSESSION
The head of state congratulated Ismail Kahraman on the victory in the November parliamentary elections and on his appointment to the high position of Chairman of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, and wished him successes in his activity.
19:00 22 December
Joint Working Group on human rights to hold meeting
Human rights defenders, MPs and senior officials of the Presidential Administration will attend the meeting.
16:11 22 December