Azerbaijan, Turkey and Greece to discuss gas transportation issue

Questions of transportation of Azerbaijani natural gas via Turkey will be discussed at a meeting of official representatives of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Greece on the 11th of October in Athens, NewsAzerbaijan reports.As a result of the meeting, a working group for gas transportation between Turkey and Greece will be created.

Russian and Azerbaijani sportswomen lead at World Gymnastics Championship

Today is the third day of the 30th anniversary World Gymnastics Championship. After three days of contests the Russian team is leading with 253.8 points, followed by team Azerbaijan on 236.6.

New construction standards adopted in Azerbaijan

The State Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Azerbaijanhas decided to put the inter-state standards document 'Metropolitan'into force, approved by the Inter-State Science and TechnicalCommission for construction standards, standardization andcertification.According to the committee's decision of September 16,the new standards MSN 3.03-04-2005 'Metropolitan' will come into forceon October 1, replacing the SNiP 11-40-80* document, Trend reports.

No incidents at OSCE monitoring of Nagorno-Karabakh contact line

OSCE monitoring was held this Wednesday on the contact line ofAzerbaijani-Armenian forcesб but no incidents were registered, Trendreports, citing the deputy head of the Armenian Defense Ministry'spress-service Teymu Abdullayev.According to the OSCE mandate, the monitoring on September 22 was heldfrom the Tapgaragoyunlu village, in Geranboy Region of Azerbaijan.

Interview with Irina Viner

Interview with Irina Viner

The final competitions of the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championshipstook place today in the Olympiysky Stadium of Moscow. Russiansportswomen Evgeniya Kanayeva and Darya Kondakova have won gold andsilver medals. The bronze medal was won by the Azerbaijani gymnastAliya Garayeva. We have discussed the future of the Azerbaijanichampion with Irina Viner, the President of the Russian Federation ofGymnastics.- What do you think about the success of Aliya Garayeva?- She is an experienced gymnast. Her success is quite logical. Before

Azerbaijani oil. Historical review

Azerbaijani oil. Historical review

 Azerbaijani oil strategy during the Mutalibov regime. Part 1

Matthew Brayza becomes US ambassador to Azerbaijan

Matthew Brayza becomes US ambassador to Azerbaijan

The US Senate has approved Matthew Brayza, the former co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group and former deputy of the US Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, as the US ambassador to Azerbaijan.

Dragdealing band umasked

As a result of the investigation to fight against illegal dragdealing nine peopple were unmasked and arrested for last month. They transported drags from Iran to azerbaijan and then to Russia, Trend reports.Four trials are started.

Youth symphonic Orchestra of Vladimir Spivakov to pervorm in Baku and Yerevan

The Youth symphonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Spivakov will perform in Yerevan on the 24th of September, RIA Novosti reports.Is a part of tour in the CIS. On the 22nd of September there will be also a concert in Baku.

Russia wins two golds at World Gymnastics Championship

Today the final round of exercises with hoop and skipping rope were held at the Gymnastics World Championship in Moscow. As a result the Russian sportswomen got two golds, with Azerbaijani gymnast Aliya Garayeva winning bronze.

Representative of Azerbaijan visits Moscow

The director of the social and political issues department of the Azerbaijani president's administration, Ali Gasanov, has arrived in Moscow to meet with representatives of the Russian president's administration, AZerTAg reports.Gasanov has already met with the director of the inter-regional and cultural relations department of the president's administration, Sergei Vinokurov.

Red Book of Nakhchyvan published in Azerbaijan

The Red Book of the autonomous republic of Nakhchivan, containing over 200 names and descriptions of rare plants in Nakhchivan, has been published in Azerbaijan, NewsAzerbaijan reports.

Presidents of Azerbaijan and USA to meet in New York

US President Barack Obama will meet his Azerbaijani counterpart IlkhamAliyev in New York, media reports, citing the advisor of the USpresident for national security Ben Rods.The US president will arrive in New York on Wednesday to participatein the UN summit for Millennium Development Goals. On Thursday Obamawill make a speech at the UN General Assembly for restoring globaleconomy, fighting Al-Qaeda, the promotion of non-proliferation ofnuclear arms and continuing the peace process in the Middle East.

International Turkic PA Conference in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan has held the international conference for parliamentarydemocracy. The conference on parliamentary democracy in the process ofdeveloping inter-governmental ties, organized by the ParliamentAssembly of Turkic speaking countries (TurkPA), was held at the StateUniversity of Baku, Trend reports.

Azerbaijani cultural centers to be renamed

Theatres in Azerbaijan will be renamed, APA reports, citing theMinister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev.The minister noted that they are preparing new names for theatresbecause old names contain notions of Soviet ideology. This alsoincludes concert halls.

SOCAR purchases equipment to modernize 'Astara' compression station in Ukraine

The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijani Republic (SOCAR) and'Sumskoye SPA of Frunze' (Ukraine) have signed a contract on shippingequipment to modernize the 'Astara' compression station to improve itsefficiency, Trend reports.

'Yeni Azerbaijan' urges unlisted candidates for parliamentary elections to changes decision

The deputy chairman of the ruling party 'Yeni Azerbaijan' (PYA) AliAhmedov expressed confidence that unlisted PYA candidates for theparliamentary elections will change their decision, Trend reports.PYA published the list of candidates according to electoral districts.Some members of the party decided to put themselves forward ascandidates without being on the party list.Ahmedov said that such facts will not cast a shadow on the successfulrealization of the electoral campaign of such large party as PYA.

Azerbaijani and Georgian ministers of foreign affairs meet

The Azerbaijani and Georgian ministers of foreign affairs ElmarMammadyarov and Grigol Vashadze have met in New York within theframework of the 65th session of the UN General Assembly, Trendreports.They discussed the current state of bilateral relations, energyprojects and perspectives and the upcoming visit of Mammadyarov toGeorgia, a statement by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairssaid.

South African company to invest into Azerbaijani military industry

The South African company 'Paramount Group' plans to invest $1 billion by 2015 to improve production in Azerbaijan and India, APA reports,citing the president of the company Ivor Ichikovits at a presentationof engineering in Cape Town.In an interview with 'Reuters' Ichikovits said that his company viewsIndia as a perspective market and is cooperating with the Indiancompany 'Ashok Leyland'.

Turkic ministers of foreign affairs meet

Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoglu is on a visit toNew York to take part in the 65th session of the UN General Assembly.He met his Turkic counterparts, Trend reports, citing information siteHaber.the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan andKyrgyzstan had a business dinner at the Turkish House in New York.