Azerbaijan: Excavations by Armenia around Shusha mosque ‘vandalism’
The conduct of excavations by Armenia around the Shusha mosque is part of this country’s systematic policy of vandalism, like the destruction and looting of cultural and religious monuments in Azerbaijan’s occupied territories, their appropriation, and the changing of their nature, Hikmat Hajiyev, spokesman for Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry told APA on Monday.
15:10 27 March
2,000 protest against St.Isaac Cathedral’s transfer to Orthodox Church in St. Petersburg
About 2,000 people have rallied in downtown St. Petersburg protesting against transfer of St. Isaac’s Cathedral to the Russian Orthodox Church, an official with the St. Petersburg authorities told TASS on Saturday, APA reports quoting TASS.
02:31 19 March
Nine nominations received for post of UNESCO Director-General
The Chairperson of the Executive Board of UNESCO, Mr. Michael Worbs, has officially announced the names of the nine candidates received for the post of Director-General of UNESCO.
10:32 17 March
First VP Mehriban Aliyeva meets UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Marianna Vardinoyannis
First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva has today met with UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, President of the Friends’ Association for Children with Cancer “ELPIDA” and the “Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation” Marianna Vardinoyannis, who is in Baku to attend the 5th Global Baku Forum.
16:11 16 March
Air Arabia implements its first flight to Baku
Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africaəs first and largest low-cost carrier, launched its inaugural service from Baku earlier today.
13:44 16 March
Appeal to int’l organizations: Save Heritage of Albania’s Autocephalous Church and Turkic Christians
Regional ethnographer, researcher Edward Vartanov (Russia), researcher Arthur Aghajanov (Ukraine), who is originally from Nagorno-Karabakh, and a group of activists of the “Movement for the Restoration of Autocephalous Church of Albania and the Heritage of the Turkic Christians” posted on Avaaz.org (Avaaz is a global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere) an appeal to international organizations (Appeal to international organizations: Save the Heritage of Autocephalous Church of Albania and the Turkic Christians).
14:00 14 March
New round of intra-Syrian talks kicks off in Astana
Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov made a statement on Tuesday concerning a new round of the intra-Syrian Astana talks that started recently, APA reported citing Sputnik International.
10:49 14 March
Azerbaijani ambassador to Russia nominated for post of UNESCO director-general
Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to Russia Polad Bulbuloglu has become a candidate for the post of the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
15:20 13 March
Prof Lotfi A.Zadeh congratulates Mehriban Aliyeva
Lotfi A.Zadeh, Professor Emeritus and Director, Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing, has congratulated Mehriban Aliyeva on her appointment as Azerbaijan’s First Vice-President.
16:02 09 March
Syrian government forces enter Palmyra, drive back Islamic State: monitors
Russian-backed Syrian government forces and their allies fought their way into Palmyra on Wednesday, driving back Islamic State militants who have held the historic city since December, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group reported, APA reports quoting Reuters.
05:10 02 March
Syria air force bombed convoy, U.N. says in Aleppo probe
Syrian government aircraft deliberately bombed and strafed a humanitarian convoy, killing 14 aid workers and halting relief operations, U.N. investigators said on Wednesday in a report identifying war crimes committed by both sides in Syria's war, APA reports quoting Reuters.
04:21 02 March
Armenian attempts to disrupt Khojaly commemoration concert in Paris backfire catastrophically
Despite the significance of 26 February 2017 as the actual date of the 25th anniversary of the Khojaly massacre, a group of extremist Armenians in Paris demonstrated their intransigence with a violent protest outside the Église Saint-Roch, the concert venue, in Paris.
14:03 27 February
Azerbaijan to appeal to UNESCO over illegal archaeological activity in occupied lands
Azerbaijan will once again raise at UNESCO the issue of illegal archaeological activity in its occupied territories, Hikmat Hajiyev, spokesman for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, told APA on Friday.
17:40 24 February
Heads of Azerbaijan’s religious confessions congratulate Mehriban Aliyeva
Heads of Azerbaijan’s religious confessions have sent a congratulatory letter to Mehriban Aliyeva on her appointment as First Vice-President of Azerbaijan, the Caucasian Muslims Office told APA.
18:02 21 February
President: Mehriban Aliyeva has been playing important role in Azerbaijan’s socio-political life for years
Mehriban Aliyeva, for many years, has been playing an important and active role in the socio-political and cultural life of Azerbaijan, said Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
14:57 21 February
Mehriban Aliyeva appointed first vice-president of Azerbaijan
Mehriban Aliyeva has been appointed first vice-president of Azerbaijan upon President Ilham Aliyev’s order.
12:27 21 February
Russia releases footage of wide damage at Syria's Palmyra - VIDEO
The Syrian Army, backed by the Russian Aerospace Forces, is advancing on the ancient city of Palmyra occupied by ISIL. The city is less than 20 kilometers away, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday, APA reported citing Sputnik International.
16:21 13 February
Russian envoy to Azerbaijan shares memories of assassinated ambassador Andrey Karlov
The fact that Andrey Karlov had been appointed ambassador to Turkey, a country of huge importance to Russia, explains a few things, Russia’s ambassador to Azerbaijan, Vladimir Dorokhin, told reporters on Tuesday.
18:29 20 December
MP: Azerbaijan sees dialogue with Israel as platform to raise Palestinian issue
Azerbaijan is not the only Muslim country seeking to develop bilateral relations with Israel, Azerbaijani MP Bakhtiyar Aliyev, who is a member of the Azerbaijan-Israel interparliamentary working group, told APA.
18:41 13 December
Azerbaijan comments on Armenian media reports on Lavash
Armenian officials have made provocative statements after the Lavash flatbread-making tradition was included to the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage under the title of “Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, Yufka”.
19:00 07 December