New appointments made for vacant posts in Cabinet of Ministers - UPDATED
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has signed an order on amending the order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated April 21, 2018 on the new composition of the Cabinet of Ministers.
19:24 23 April
No appointments for some posts in new gov’t, some officials remain in place - LIST
There have been no appointments for some posts in the new composition of government approved with the order of President Ilham Aliyev on Saturday.
19:20 21 April
List of religious figures to be rendered financial support presented to Moral Values Promotion Foundation
The list of religious figures who will receive financial support is being specified in Azerbaijan, Mubariz Gurbanli, acting chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, said on Thursday, APA reports.
12:04 19 April
Nazim Ibrahimov: Backers of anti-Azerbaijani group are well-known - INTERVIEW
Q: The 6th Global Baku Forum with the participation of presidents of several countries and well-known politicians was an important event. The forum was expected to play a significant role in delivering Azerbaijan’s realities to the world community and to give a worthy response to the propaganda of anti-Azerbaijani circles. To what extent did these expectations succeed?
15:43 03 April
Admission to Azerbaijan Institute of Theology in 2018 depends on resolving issue of premises
Tasks related to the Azerbaijan Institute of Theology have been determined by the decree of the country’s president, Mubariz Gurbanli, chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, told APA.
11:52 29 March
Haji Javad Mosque in Baku to open this year
The construction of Haji Javad Mosque in Baku has been finalized, and the opening of the mosque will be held this year, Mubariz Gurbanli, chairman of the State Committee of Azerbaijan for Work with Religious Organizations, told APA on Thursday.
11:45 29 March
Azerbaijani SEC announces competition for 24 vacancies in 7 state bodies
Azerbaijan’s State Examination Center (SEC) has announced an interview-type competition for recruitment in 24 vacancies on A and B type administrative positions in 7 state bodies.
10:42 14 March
Azerbaijani State Committee prevents import of books promoting religious radicalism
Last year, 1,540 religious books were examined on the basis of appeals received by Azerbaijan’s State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, said Nahid Mammadov, a committee official.
18:40 27 February
Azerbaijan’s State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations granted new powers
Azerbaijan’s State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations has been granted new powers in accordance with the decree signed by President Ilham Aliyev on 15 February 2018 to make amendments to the Regulations on the committee.
16:23 16 February
Azerbaijani FM meets with delegation of Holy See
Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with the delegation headed by Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See's Secretariat of State.
14:18 12 February
Azerbaijan to establish Institute of Theology
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has signed an order to establish an Institute of Theology.
18:27 09 February
Illegal place of worship found in Khazar district
On February 7, the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the State Security Service and the local executive power body in a joint operation inspected an illegal place of worship in Bina settlement, Khazar district.
18:01 07 February
Azerbaijani Interior Ministry: 162 people violated freedom of religion in 2017
Some 162 people violated freedom of religion in Azerbaijan last year, said Oktay Taghiyev, deputy chief of the public security department of the Interior Ministry.
13:39 29 January
Above 300 Azerbaijanis reportedly killed in battles in Syria, Iraq – State Committee
There is information that more than 300 Azerbaijanis, who joined the ranks of radical religious groups in Syria and Iraq, have been killed so far, Sayavush Heydarov, deputy chairman of Azerbaijan’s State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, told APA.
11:40 29 January
Mubariz Gurbanli: Rules regulating cemeteries and funerals ready
"There will not be a draft decision on cemeteries in Azerbaijan. In this respect, the Cabinet of Ministers will approve the rules governing burials and funerals. The rules are ready to be approved,” Chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations Mubariz Gurbanli told APA.
12:35 24 January
Azerbaijan approves action plan to combat religious extremism
The Azerbaijani State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Prosecutor General’s Office and the State Security Service have signed an action plan to continue the struggle against religious extremism in 2018.
16:09 17 January
Azerbaijan revokes registration of 19 religious communities in 2017
There are 793 state registered religious communities (765 – Islamic, 28 – non-Islamic) in Azerbaijan, said Aliheydar Zulfugarov, department head at the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations.
18:24 11 January
63 different radical books prevented from being imported to Azerbaijan
“Considering that certain radical propagating against our national identity are eager to import, publish and disseminate religious books in an attempt to influence the ongoing processes in the area of religious activity in the country, preventive measures are being taken to inhibit religious discrimination and confrontation and to prevent the import and publishing of religious books promoting animosity, hatred, extremism, and radicalism,” Ali Heydar Zulfugarov, head of the department on religious affairs under the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, said at a consultation dedicated to the results of 2017, APA reported.
18:19 11 January
State Committee: Radical groups prevented from taking roots in Azerbaijan
This year serious steps have been taken in Azerbaijan to promote national-moral values, and significant work has been done within the “Year of Islamic Solidarity”, the chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, Mubariz Gurbanli, told APA.
13:48 27 December
Azerbaijani State Committee chairman stresses need for intra-Islamic dialogue
There is a need for dialogue, cooperation, in particular, for intra-Islamic dialogue in the world, said Mubariz Gurbanli, Chairman of the State Committee of Azerbaijan for Work with Religious Organizations.
12:00 27 December