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Azeri president grants awards to Baku State University employees

02.11.2009 14:31 GMT

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President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has signed a regulation to grant the Shohrat award to the employees of the Baku State University for contribution to the development of education and science.

University rector: Azerbaijan's education system has improved far less than expected

02.11.2009 13:10 GMT

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News.Az interviews the rector of Khazar University in Baku, Professor Hamlet Isakhanli, on the current state of education in Azerbaijan.

Disinfection of Azerbaijani secondary schools against swine flu starts

31.10.2009 15:36 GMT

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Disinfection of the secondary schools of Baku, Gandja and Sumgayit against A/H1N1 (swine flu) has started today.

Azeri president signs decree on personal scholarships

31.10.2009 14:00 GMT

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President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has signed a decree to issue personal scholarships.

Conference on Caspian sea`s ecological problems held in Aktau

31.10.2009 12:53 GMT

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An international scientific and practical conference on ecological problems of the Caspian Sea basin was held in Aktau, Kazakhstan.

Azerbaijan has more than 2,000 cases of HIV - official figures

30.10.2009 21:05 GMT

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A total of 2,140 have been infected with the HIV virus in Azerbaijan, and 260 people have died as a result of AIDS, MP Musa Guliyev told a parliamentary committee today.

Drug addiction prevention among youth discussed in Azerbaijan

30.10.2009 13:08 GMT

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A scientific & practical conference “The role of educational institutions in drug addiction prevention” has been organized in Baku within the framework of the Year of Child.

Azerbaijan records 1298 cases of human trafficking since 2008

29.10.2009 21:05 GMT

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Azerbaijan has recorded more than 1000 facts of human trafficking since early 2008.

November 27-30 announced as holidays in Azerbaijan on the occasion of Gurban Bayrami

29.10.2009 17:29 GMT

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Four last days of November are non-working days in Azerbaijan on the occasion of Gurban Bayrami – Eid al-Adha, spokesman of the Cabinet of Ministers Akif Ali told.

Azerbaijan to meet European Social Charter's pension levels in three to four years

28.10.2009 21:28 GMT

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The State Social Protection Fund of Azerbaijan is sure that the country will meet its commitments under the European Social Charter by raising the average pension to 40% of the average monthly wage.

Baku secondary schools to be disinfected as swine flu precaution

28.10.2009 18:34 GMT

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All secondary schools in Baku will be disinfected in order to prevent the spread of swine flu, according to a spokeswoman for the Baku City Education Office, Zamina Aligizi.

For natural reasons State Social Protection Fund of Azerbaijan has to increase expenditures by AZN 30 million

28.10.2009 17:51 GMT

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The chairman of the State Social Protection Fund of Azerbaijan (DSMF) has made a range of claims at a parlimentary session during discussion of the amendments to the Law on Labor Pension.

Second lethal case of swine flu in Turkey

28.10.2009 17:47 GMT

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Turkey has recorded the second lethal case of swine flu infection.

Turkish flags fly again at war memorial in Baku

28.10.2009 14:22 GMT

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The flags of Azerbaijan and Turkey, which had been removed from the Turkish war memorial in Martyrs' Avenue, have been raised again.

Health Ministry prepares to take measures against swine flu in Azerbaijan

28.10.2009 13:45 GMT

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Concern has been raised in Azerbaijan's parliament, the Milli Majlis, about the country's readiness for a swine flu epidemic.

Black Sea committees discuss Armenian damage to Azeri environment

28.10.2009 13:42 GMT

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Committees of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation pact's parliamentary assembly have discussed regional environmental issues at a sitting in the Greek city of Thessaloniki.

Azerbaijan adopts unpopular amendments to pension legislation

28.10.2009 13:40 GMT

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Azerbaijan's parliament, the Milli Majlis, on Tuesday passed by 104 votes controversial changes to the law "On pensions".

First anti-"swine flu" vaccines to be brought to Azerbaijan next month

27.10.2009 21:24 GMT

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World Health Organization (WHO) licensed anti- A/H1N1 ("swine flu") pandemic vaccines produced in USA, China, Australia and some other countries.

Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy launches Masters program in diplomacy and international affair

27.10.2009 20:28 GMT

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News.Az interview with Janice Austin, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid department of Azerbaijani Diplomatic Academy (ADA).

Azerbaijan to continue People's Computer project

27.10.2009 19:52 GMT

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Some 3,000 computers have been sold to teachers in Azerbaijan's secondary schools since the start of the People’s Computer project.

Over 900 kg of drugs seized this year in Azerbaijan

27.10.2009 19:21 GMT

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Law-enforcement agencies confiscated more than 908 kg of drugs in Azerbaijan in the first nine months of 2009, a hefty 60.8 per cent increase on the same period last year.

Azerbaijani parliament approves report on combating human trafficking

27.10.2009 18:05 GMT

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Azerbaijan's parliament, the Milli Majlis, has approved the report by the national coordinator for combating human trafficking, Deputy Interior Minister Vilayat Eyvazov.

State Border Service of Azerbaijan rescues wrecked Russian ship

27.10.2009 16:14 GMT

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Azerbaijan’s ships "Ayla" and "Avior" rescued the Russian motor vessel "Phili" owned by Arkhangelsk-based Vagna Shipping Ltd.

Sixty-five detained for human trafficking in Azerbaijan this year

27.10.2009 15:35 GMT

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66% questioned in Azerbaijan consider that new law not conform to European education system

27.10.2009 13:09 GMT

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Asking to the question «Does the law meet the requirements of integration into European system?» 66% respondents answered negatively.

Azerbaijani border guards neutralized illegal sturgeon fishing group on the Caspian

27.10.2009 13:06 GMT

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A criminal group seriously damaging bio-resources of the Caspian Sea by illegal fishing of sturgeon was detained on October 22 by the State Border Service of Azerbaijan, press service of the Service told.

New small settlements for 1,479 families of internally displaced persons to be built in Azerbaijan

27.10.2009 13:02 GMT

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An extended meeting of collegiate organ of the State Committee of Azerbaijan Republic on Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons’ Affairs took place.

Presidential decree regarding National Flag Square in Baku made public

27.10.2009 12:47 GMT

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President Ilham Aliyev issued an Executive Order on extra measures for acceleration of works at the construction site of the National Flag Square in Baku.

Seventy-one cases of human trafficking registered in Azerbaijan this year

26.10.2009 20:21 GMT

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Seventy-one cases of human trafficking have been registered and 18 groups neutralized in Azerbaijan so far this year, the national coordinator to combat human trafficking has reported to parliament.

480 Azeri students to contest for SOCAR scholarship

26.10.2009 18:13 GMT

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The Azerbaijan Student Admission Commission (TQDK) is to conduct test exams for scholarship from the State Oil Company (SOCAR).

Azerbaijani population reached 8.97 million people with 0.9% rise since early 2009

26.10.2009 16:45 GMT

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State Statistics Committee of Azerbaijan has announced number of inhabitants in Azerbaijan as of 1st October 2009.

Azerbaijan to switch to daylight saving time

24.10.2009 15:10 GMT

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Clocks in Azerbaijan will go back one hour at 05:00 local time on 25 October.

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