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The Iranian embassy in Azerbaijan has explained the closing of theAstara border post.The consul of the Iranian embassy, Behruz Zare Mirzai, told Trend onMonday that he contacted the authorities of Astara.Mirzai said that the border post is operating in normal mode. Heexplained that there was a major flow of people on January 8, whichresulted in delays at the border crossing. At 18.00 all the citizenscrossed the border.

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A delegation headed by the Azerbaijani Minister of Foreign Affairs,Emar Mammadyarov, is on a visit to Kuwait to participate in theinter-governmental commission of Azerbaijan and Kuwait, ANS PRESScites the ministry.The minister will meet Crown Prince Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabahand Prime Minister Nasser Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah.They will hold a joint press conference and give interviews to theEr-Ray newspaper and the Sabakh TV channel.The visit will end on January 11.

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The Caucasian Muslim Council has issued a declaration in Baku inconnection with the arrest of the leader of Azerbaijani Islamic party.The irresponsible statement by the party leader, Movsum Samedov, is aprovocation against the people and the state, aimed at breakingnational unity, threatening stability and creating tensions, themessage reads.

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Rumours about a possible rise in energy prices on the domestic market of Azerbaijan do not correspond to reality, claimed the head of the Public Relations department of the Ministry of Economic Development of

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The Azerbaijani Prosecutor's Office held an extended operationalmeeting on Friday aimed at discussing the results of work carried outby the central office of the Prosecutor General in 2010, as well asthe challenges it faces ahead, Trend reports.In his speech at the meeting, Prosecutor General Zakir Garalov notedthat 2010 was a successful year for Azerbaijan. According to Garalov,success has been achieved in all the areas of the country under theleadership of the head of the state, independent statehood has been

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Azerbaijan has passed the registration of the company VietnamesePetroviyetnam, the website of the Ministry of Taxes of Azerbaijan hasannounced, Trend reports.In April last year, the company SOCAR (the State Oil Company ofAzerbaijan) and the Petroviyetnam oil corporation signed a "Memorandumof understanding in the oil and gas sector and an agreement onlong-term deliveries of Azerbaijani oil to the Vietnamese OilRefinery” in Baku.The head of SOCAR, Rovnag Abdullayev, stated earlier that the Asianmarket is one of the company's priority targets.

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A museum will be founded in the Oguz district of Azerbaijan. Theexhibition will present the remains of a state unknown to history,theHead of the Sheki, Gakh and Oguz expedition of the Institute ofArchaeology and Ethnography of the Azerbaijani National Academy ofSciences, Nasib Mukhtarov, told Trend.The remains of a previously unknown ancient state dating back to theII millennium BC were found at the end of 2010 in Azerbaijan. Thefindings of archaeological excavations in the village of Kerimli in

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The Azerbaijani Cabinet has introduced adjustments to the rules forleasing agricultural and technological equipment of the state leasingcompany, Aqrolizing, Trend reports.Legal bodies and individuals taking equipment from Aqrolozing forlease need to pay 10% of its price as pre-payment, the rest needs tobe paid within 9 years.Pre-payment for equipment worth over 40,000 manats was 10%, under40,000 manats – 20%.

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The International Bank of Azerbaijan is the leader in the list ofcurrency trading of Baku Interbank Currency Exchange (BBVB) onUSD/AZN_TOD instrument, according to December 2010, the exchange saidin a message on Friday, Trend reports.ASB, Unibank, Expressbank and Bank Silk Way are among the leaders. TheInternational Bank of Azerbaijan carried out 35.05% of the totaloperations on the currency market, ASB – 14.61%, Unibank – 4.43%,Expressbank – 3.23%, Bank Silk Way – 3.01%.

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Police have revealed details of the murder of a Russian officer at theGabala radar station.According to APA, Major Sergey Mikhailovich Grachyov was murdered onthe night of December 31, 2010, during New Year celebrations. A groupof officers from the radar station was invited to celebrate atGrachyov’s apartment. The officers had an argument. Money and gold wasstolen from Grachyov’s apartment. The police registered the murder onJanuary 2. Grachyov was found beheaded.

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The National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan has proposed postponingmilitary service for young people, in oredr to provide a constanteducation process, Vice-President of the academy Arif Gashimov toldthe ruling Yeni Azerbaijan party, Trend reports.He said that young males with a Bachelor's or Master's degree have toserve in the army, which is why post-graduate studies are mainlycarried out by females. After establishing families, their studiesbegin to drag.

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KCA Deutag has signed a contract with the UK’s BP, operator of theAzeri-Chirag-Guneshli and Shakh-Deniz fields in the Azerbaijani sectorof the Caspian Sea, to manage all the drilling work of BP in theCaspian Region, Trend reports on Friday.The contract lasts 5 years and can be prolonged by 5 more.Approximately 700 people are working on the KCA Deutag projects, over500 of them are Azerbaijani citizens. The Chirag drilling platformbelongs to KCA Deutag and is rented by BP.

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The Education Ministry of Azerbaijan has opened a hotline forcomplaints concerning the university winter examination session, theMinisterial press-service told Trend.All in all there are 51 higher education institutions in Azerbaijan,15 of which are private. During last year’s winter session theMinistry received about 70 complaints via the hotline.

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The head of the Republic of Dagestan, Magomedsalam Magomedov, visitedthe city of Khachmaz today during an unofficial visit to Azerbaijan,APA reports.The delegation visited the monument to Heydar Aliyev, the Museum ofHeydar Aliyev and a monument to a prominent political figure fromDagestan, Aziz Aliyev, as well as a number of other cultural sights.

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Venezuela doubts its ability to produce 10 million tons of oil forBelarus, and is offering Azerbaijani oil to Belarus in order tosupport the conditions of the contract between Caracas and Minsk, theAmbassador of Venezuela to Belarus, Americo Diaz Nunez, said today ata video-briefing in Minsk.According to the president of SOCAR, Rovnag Abdullayev, in accordancewith an agreement between Belarus and Venezuela, Azerbaijan willsupply Belarus with 5 million tons of oil annually.

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Armenia has again violated the ceasefire. Armenian forces in theoccupied village of Marzili in Agdam District opened fire atapproximately 08.15 on January 6. An Azerbaijani soldier, GuseynovUlvi Iftkhar ogly, was wounded, the press-service of the AzerbaijaniDefense Ministry said, Trend reports.Guseynov, born in 1991, was called up in January 2010 at the Garadagrecruitment office.

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A Russian officer, 42-year-old Major Sergey Mikhailovich Grachyov, wasmurdered by a comrade-in-arms at the Gabalin radar station inAzerbaijan on january 2, APA reports.The murderer’s name has not been revealed.

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