Azerbaijani citizen carrying large amounts of narcotics detained in Georgia

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30.11.2009 15:15 GMT

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2,000 Azerbaijanis who ended hajj have started to return home today.

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27.11.2009 23:30 GMT

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Azerbaijan is an integral part of the Muslim world, Ilham Aliyev

27.11.2009 20:40 GMT

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President Ilham Aliyev has extended greetings to the people of Azerbaijan on Gurban holiday.

Journalists say presidential official Ali Hasanov most accessible

26.11.2009 20:03 GMT

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Ali Hasanov, head of the public policy department at the Azerbaijani presidential administration, has been named the official most accessible to the media following a poll of 100 journalists in September.

Iranian ambassador wished happiness to Azerbaijani People on Eid al-Adha holiday

26.11.2009 19:38 GMT

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Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Azerbaijan Muhammad Bagir Bahrami congratulated Azerbaijani People on Eid al-Adha holiday.

Events devoted to Azerbaijani women organized in Germany

26.11.2009 18:45 GMT

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Debates, music and poetry evenings on "Between tradition and emancipation: an Azerbaijani woman as an example for women in Eastern Europe” has been held in Cologne (Germany) .

Number of foreign students grows in Azerbaijan

26.11.2009 18:32 GMT

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More than 7,000 foreign students are currently studying in the country, Deputy Minister of Education Elmar Gasimov has said.

Azerbaijani scientists to discuss Islamic architecture legacy in Italy

26.11.2009 18:03 GMT

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A scientific conference on the theme “Problems of Protection & Restoration of Islamic Architecture Legacy” is to be held in Florence, Italy, on 1-5 December.

Azerbaijani pilgrims not among victims of floods

26.11.2009 17:58 GMT

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"Azerbaijani pilgrims feel well and they have no problems.

Crisis center: Civil marriage does not mean living with the first comer

26.11.2009 17:00 GMT

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Cohabitation before marriage is normal in Europe”, Matanat Azizova, chief of the Women’s Crisis Center, told.

Baku conference discusses bill to combat domestic violence

26.11.2009 13:13 GMT

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Azerbaijan's State Committee on Family, Women and Children and the OSCE Office in Baku held a conference on domestic violence on Wednesday.

Ilham Aliyev allocates AZN 1 mn for development of healthcare service in Aghdam

26.11.2009 13:10 GMT

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President Ilham Aliyev issued an order on additional measures to improve material and technical basis of the healthcare service in Aghdam.

President of Azerbaijan signs decree on drafting Azerbaijani citizens

26.11.2009 13:05 GMT

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Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev decreed on call-up of Azerbaijani citizens from January 1 to 30, 2010 and retirement of the military servicemen.

Turkish envoy's wife hosts charity event in Baku

25.11.2009 21:47 GMT

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The International Women's Club in Baku held a charity event today hosted by Gunay Kilic, wife of the Turkish ambassador.

Spiritual leader congratulates Azerbaijani people on Eid al-Adha

25.11.2009 20:47 GMT

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The chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Department, Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade, has congratulated the Azerbaijani people on the upcoming Eid al-Adha holiday, known as Gurban Bayram in Azerbaijani and the Festival of the Sacrifice in English.

Azerbaijani ombudsman supports bill to ban prenatal gender identification

25.11.2009 20:36 GMT

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Azerbaijani ombudsman Elmira Suleymanova has supported adoption of the bill “On reproductive health and family planning” banning the prenatal gender identification.

94.2 % of city libraries in Azerbaijan equipped with computers

25.11.2009 19:53 GMT

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The Azerbaijani State Statistical Committee carried out statistical supervision on implementation of normative standards on activity of libraries on 1st September, 2009.

Azerbaijani cooks win eight medals in Moldova

25.11.2009 18:42 GMT

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Azerbaijani chefs have brought home a clutch of eight medals - three gold, three silver and two bronze – from an international contest in Moldova.

Unregistered religious communities banned in Azerbaijan from 1 January

25.11.2009 18:17 GMT

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Religious communities that have not been registered by the state will not be allowed to operate from 1 January 2010, the chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Structures, Hidayat Orujov has said.

Labour pensioners quantity reaches 1.3 million in Azerbaijan

25.11.2009 17:48 GMT

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According to the State Social Protection Fund (DSMF) of Azerbaijan, quantity of those who get labor pensions in the country increased by 23,712 people for Jan-Oct 2009.

Azerbaijani cuisine days was held in Brussels

25.11.2009 17:24 GMT

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Gourmets in the Belgian capital had an opportunity to taste a wide range of Azerbaijani dishes.

Jails situated in the center of Baku to transfer in the regions

25.11.2009 17:17 GMT

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“We intend to transfer the jails situated in the center of Baku to the regions,” Deputy Justice Minister, chief of the Penitentiary Service Nazim Alakbarov told journalists.

Azerbaijan to have four nonworking days

25.11.2009 16:00 GMT

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As Gurban holiday in Azerbaijan will be marked on November 27 and 28 and November 28 is Saturday, Monday is also declared nonworking.

Baku seminar discusses prisoners' rights, torture prevention

25.11.2009 15:45 GMT

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A seminar in Baku is discussing the application of a protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture and the creation of a national mechanism to prevent torture.

Azerbaijan, Georgia discuss bilateral cooperation in education

25.11.2009 14:49 GMT

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Azerbaijan's education minister Misir Mardanov has met his Georgian counterpart Niko Gvaramia in Tbilisi to explore prospects for bilateral cooperation.

Azerbaijan's minimum consumer basket is $170 per month - NGO

25.11.2009 14:44 GMT

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The non-governmental Centre for Economic Research has used an alternative methodology to calculate the minimum subsistence expenditure in Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijani women living in Europe to be more socially active

25.11.2009 13:07 GMT

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Union of Azerbaijani Women’s Organization in Europe has established initiative group, press service of Azerbaijan State Committee for Diaspora told.

Eid al-Adha to be marked in all mosques

25.11.2009 13:04 GMT

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The chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Department, Sheikh-ul-Islam Haji Allahshukur Pashazade, has outlined plans for the Eid al-Adha holiday, or Gurban Bayram (Festival of the Sacrifice) as it's known in Azeri.

Eid al-Adha celebrations tend to be superficial in Azerbaijan - imam

25.11.2009 12:58 GMT

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News.Az interviews Ilgar Ibrahimoglu, doctor of theology, imam of the Juma Mosque in Baku's Old City.

Amounts received by local NGOs announced

24.11.2009 22:07 GMT

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Within the framework of the Eastern Partnership and other programs the EU has assigned means to a number of state and nongovernmental organizations in several directions.

Azerbaijan's consul speaks at Los Angeles synagogue

24.11.2009 20:04 GMT

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Azerbaijan's consul general in Los Angeles, Elin Suleymanov, spoke in front of a packed house at the weekly sabbath service at Temple Judea synagogue in the LA suburbs.

Depression to prevail over other diseases by 2020

24.11.2009 19:40 GMT

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By 2020 depression will prevail over other diseases leaving behind such current leaders as infectious and cardiovascular diseases, said Sevil Asadova, coordinator on psychic health under the WHO in Azerbaijan.

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