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Alarm over safety of Leyla Yunus following transfer to Prison of the Ministry of National Security

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, an OMCT-FIDH joint programme, is alarmed by the recent decision of transferring Ms. Leyla Yunus, member of the OMCT General Assembly, to the Investigative Prison of the Ministry of National Security.
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Divers find dead bodies of 3 workers killed in SOCAR platform accident

The dead bodies of 3 of the 4 workers, missing after an accident at the faulty platform #441 of the Narimanovneft oil and gas production department, have been found, a joint statement from Azerbaijan’s State Oil Company (SOCAR) and the Emergency Situations Ministry said Oct. 23. ...
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Quake hits Azerbaijan

A quake has hit the northern region of Azerbaijan....
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Stability in Azerbaijan, Turkey connect S.Caucasus and Balkan countries - PM

Sustainable stability in Azerbaijan and Turkey contributed to the creation of an energy corridor that will connect the countries of South Caucasus and the Balkan countries, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, Turkish news agency Anadolu reported Oct. 22. ...
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Azerbaijan-Hungary cooperation to be mulled in Baku

The Hungarian Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Peter Szijjarto will discuss in Baku the prospects for development of bilateral relations of Azerbaijan and Hungary. ...
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Russia’s Caspian Flotilla ships leave Baku port

The ships of the Russian Navy’s Caspian Flotilla left the port of Baku on Oct. 20, the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan told Trend. ...
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Azerbaijan to change rules for employing migrants

The executive authorities in Azerbaijan will control the provision of labor migrants’ rights by employers, the Azerbaijani parliament Milli Majlis told Trend Oct. 15. ...
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Azerbaijan ready for big peace agreement on Karabakh - FM

Azerbaijan would wish that every meeting on the settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was effective in order for this process to move ahead, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said Oct.15....
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Non-oil sector ensures almost 60% of tax revenues to Azerbaijani state budget

The Azerbaijani Taxes Ministry transferred tax payments in the amount of 5.35 billion AZN to the state budget in January-September 2014, the ministry's website reports. ...
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Azerbaijan one of fastest growing economies in its region – U.S. congressman

Azerbaijan is one of the fastest growing economies in its region, U.S. Congressman from Texas Henry Cuellar said during a roundtable discussion at the University of the Incarnate Word, said the statement on the website of the U.S. House of Representatives....
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Quake hits Azerbaijani sector of Caspian Sea

An earthquake hit the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea, said the statement posted Oct.11 on the website of the Republican seismological service center of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences (ANAS). ...
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New overpass building on Baku-Guba-Russian border highway

Azeryolservis OJSC of the ministry of transport of Azerbaijan has completed part of the work on the construction of a three-span overpass parallel to the previously constructed one on the 16th kilometer of the Baku-Guba-Russian border road, the press service of Azeryolservis OJSC of the ministry of transport of Azerbaijan told Trend Oct.10. ...
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Road accident in Azerbaijan leaves 2 dead, 40 injured

A serious road accident has occurred in Azerbaijan’s Goygol district (western part of the country), leaving two people dead and 40 more injured, Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Emergency Situations said....
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Egypt tightens visa regime for Azerbaijani citizens

Egypt has tightened the visa regime for Azerbaijani citizens, Egyptian embassy in Azerbaijan told Trend on Oct.8....
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Armenian and French FMs discussed Sargsyan-Aliyev meeting

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Edward Nalbandian met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of France Laurent Fabius on October 7 in the framework of the working visit to Paris. The negotiations agenda included the Karabakh conflict settlement issue....
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