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Date of Azerbaijani FM’s visit to Moscow defined

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will hold talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov May 25, Mammadyarov told reporters May 23.
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Karabakh conflict to be settled sooner or later – Azerbaijani FM

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will be settled sooner or later, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said May 23. ...
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EU respects Azerbaijan’s position, Merkel says

The EU respects the position of Azerbaijan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, RIA Novosti reported. ...
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Azerbaijan sends note of protest to France over Nagorno-Karabakh Republic President’s visit

On May 20, French Ambassador to Azerbaijan Pascal Meunier was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan in connection with the May 17-19 visit of the delegation led by President of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Bako Sahakyan to France....
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Azerbaijani president won’t participate in Eastern Partnership summit – top official

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev won’t be able to participate in the summit of the EU Eastern Partnership program to be held in Riga May 21-22, the president’s aide for public and political affairs, Ali Hasanov said May 20.

Jailed Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova to get John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award

Washington-based National Press Club will honor an Azerbaijani reporter, Khadija Ismayilova – arrested in December, 2014 - with John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award in July, the National press Club reports. ...
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Death toll in multi-storey building fire in Baku reaches seven

The death toll in a fire in a multi-storey building in Azadlig Avenue in Baku, Azerbaijan, has reached seven, the representative of the Azerbaijani Healthcare Ministry, Safaya Ahmadova told Trend May 19. ...
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Ankara to not allow Turkish Stream to compete with TANAP

The Turkish Stream will not affect the implementation of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) project, the former US ambassador to Azerbaijan, Richard Morningstar said May 16. ...
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Azerbaijani top official comments on arrest of local businessmen

The Azerbaijani president’s aide for public and political affairs, Ali Hasanov, commented on May 15 on the issue of arrests of several local businessmen. ...
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Appeal of Rauf Mirkadyrov - Azeri journalists accused of spying in favor of Armenia - rejected

Baku Court of Appeal has rejected the appeal of journalist Rauf Mirkadyrov against the extension of his arrest for another four months, Lawyer Fuad Agayev told Turan. The lawyer called the court's decision unlawful. Mirkadyrov himself, speaking in court, pleaded not guilty, and asked for acquittal. Agayev said Mirkadirov has health problems. The lawyer also pointed out that, in violation of the law, the case was considered not by the prosecutor in charge of the consequence of the (First Deputy Prosecutor General Rustam Usubov), but by the investigator Ibrahim Lemberansky....
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Azerbaijani, Turkish armed forces hold joint tactical drills

Azerbaijan and Turkey started holding joint military and tactical drills, the defense ministry of Azerbaijan said May 12. ...
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Azerbaijan to buy 10 planes from Ukraine

Ukraine’s state enterprise, Antonov, the country’s sole aircraft producer, began the test flights of a new transport aircraft, An-178. ...
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ICRC representatives visit Armenian trespasser, imprisoned in Azerbaijan

The representatives of the Azerbaijan office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) visited the Armenian Arsen Baghdasaryan, taken hostage in Azerbaijan, who has recently been sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment....
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Aliyev’s party. A dubious host of the first European games appals the human-rights lobby

KHADIJA ISMAILOVA, an Azeri journalist investigating corruption among the country’s ruling elite, knew that she was swimming in deep waters. In 2012 Ms Ismailova received a package containing stills from a secretly filmed sex tape of her, and a warning that unless she stopped digging it would be published online. Ms Ismailova ignored the threat, and the video was duly released. She kept on reporting anyway. In December, she was arrested on charges of inciting a fellow journalist, Tural Mustafayev, to attempt suicide. In February more charges were added, including tax evasion and abuse of power. Meanwhile Mr Mustafayev withdrew his complaint, saying that it had been made under “emotional stress”. No trial date has yet been fixed....
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Azerbaijan wants to sentence Armenian captive to 18 years of imprisonment

The Prosecutor’s Office of Azerbaijan tries Arsen Baghdasaryan, who crossed the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, as a saboteur. ...
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