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Political scientist Rashad Rzakuliev comments on court verdict on Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizade

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Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-speaking Countries to open office in Baku

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Azerbaijan making progress in fight against corruption - presidential official

18.11.2009 18:38 GMT

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Minister of Agriculture holds meetings within the framework of world food safety summit

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Foreign secretary asked about Britain's interest in Caucasus

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Turkey wants to change Karabakh status quo

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Turkey will do its utmost to resolve the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said.

Armenians violate ceasefire again

18.11.2009 14:24 GMT

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Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijani land will be liberated

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Web-cameras to be installed in local constituencies

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Azerbaijan’s consulate general to open in Batumi

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Azerbaijan jumps up in Transparency International’s ranking

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Baku opposes unsanctioned visits to Karabakh

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Azerbaijani FM receives Director of IAEA Executive Committee

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Turkey, Armenia discuss Karabakh - Russian Foreign Ministry

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Russia seeks end to Karabakh conflict - Foreign Ministry

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Azerbaijan distributes Nagorno-Karabakh related document in UN

18.11.2009 13:03 GMT

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Azerbaijan has distributed another document in the United Nations relating to Armenia`s military aggression against it.

Flag Day becomes a holiday in Azerbaijan

18.11.2009 12:58 GMT

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Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has instructed that 9 November be designated a public holiday, State Flag Day.

Azeri youth activists to appeal against sentence

17.11.2009 22:24 GMT

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Human rights activist Erkin Gadirli comments to News.Az on the sentence of young activists Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizade.

Azerbaijan is a democratic state - MP Bahar Muradova

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News.Az interviews Bahar Muradova, deputy speaker of Azerbaijan's parliament, the Milli Majlis.

Azeri, Georgian territorial integrity raised at NATO assembly

17.11.2009 21:17 GMT

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Azerbaijani MPs raised the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and Georgia at the 55th session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Edinburgh, MP Zahid Oruj has said.

US proposes assistance to Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan in Caspian division

17.11.2009 21:14 GMT

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Restoring trust between Armenians and Azerbaijanis will take decades

17.11.2009 20:14 GMT

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News.Az interviews Azerbaijani political scientist Zardusht Alizade.

Azeri MP: Ankara has again started to put stiff pressure on Yerevan

17.11.2009 20:02 GMT

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I consider the recent stable thaw in the Turkish-Israeli relations to be a very positive sign, MP Asim Mollazade said commenting on the resumption of the military and strategic cooperation between Turkey and Israel.

Mubariz Gurbanly: “Court verdict on Hajizade and Abdullayev’s case should not be politicized”

17.11.2009 19:48 GMT

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“We have repeatedly stated that the court decision can be appealed only in court.

Aydin Mirzazade: "Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli were not bloggers”

17.11.2009 19:47 GMT

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“I regret very much that the cases of young people Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli are so politicized.

Turkey expects Armenia to release occupied Azeri lands - ambassador

17.11.2009 18:23 GMT

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The opening of the Turkish-Armenian border is impossible unless Armenia releases the occupied lands of Azerbaijan, Turkish ambassador in Baku Hulusi Kilic said.

Azeri delegation takes part in global anti-corruption events

17.11.2009 18:14 GMT

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The sixth global forum on combat with corruption and the third session of the conference of the UN convention against corruption were held in Qatar capital – Doha on November 7-13 of this year.

Mark Loucas: "Washington and Moscow are looking forward to reduce tensions in the region"

17.11.2009 16:48 GMT

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"Azerbaijan can benefit from pursuing strong relations with both Russia and the US", - told Mark Loucas, analyst at the Fund for Peace in Washington DC.

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