Saudi Arabia sends National Guards to Yemen

21 April 2015 - 2:25pm

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has ordered deployment of the National Guards within the framework of Operation Decisive Storm in Yemen, RIA Novosti reports.

Medvedev: import substitution is not simply a nice slogan

21 April 2015 - 2:01pm

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in a report before the lower house of parliament that import substitution policy will be carried out in areas whee it is justified."We are concentrating not only on the food market. We are identifying sensitive positions where the import substitution is truly justifiable," TASS cited him.

Amsterdam Trade Bank grants Azerbaijan over 13 million euros for Internet development

21 April 2015 - 1:43pm

Amsterdam Trade Bank has granted Azerbaijan 13.7 million euros for the realization of a broadband Internet development project. Contracts for purchase of telecommunication equipment have already been signed, part of the machinery has been shipped, Trend reports.The project stipulates modernization of telecommunications in Sumqayit, Ganja, the districts of Absheron, Zaqatala, Shamkir, Khachmaz, Agdam, Barda and Tartar. The number of broadband Internet ports in 47 cities and districts will rise to 98,000.

Medical universities of Russia and Azerbaijan to cooperate

21 April 2015 - 11:30am

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received the Chancellor of the Sechenov Moscow Medical University, Pyotr Glybochko, today.At the meeting the sides discussed expansion of relations between the university and similar Azerbaijani structures for improvement of professional medical staff training, reports. Pyotr Glybochko noted that Azerbaijani students are among the best students at his university. 

Rouhani: we are determined to continue nuclear talks

21 April 2015 - 11:24am

Tehran has strong will to continue the nuclear talks with the world powers and hopes that the details and generalities of the nuclear deal will be agreed  in the next two months, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said."We hope to reach an agreement on generalities and on the details in the next two months," Xinhua agency cited him as saying.

Joint exercises of SCO special forces to be held in Tokmok

21 April 2015 - 11:12am

Joint military exercises of special forces of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) – China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan – will be held in Tokmok on the basis of the military unit No 52806 on April 21-25, RIA Novosti cited the representative of the Department of Information of Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan. 

Ukraine intends to "rebuff Russia’s armed aggression"

21 April 2015 - 11:00am

Ukraine’s parliament adopted a resolution "on rebuffing Russia’s armed aggression and overcoming its aftermath." A total of 259 MPs voted in favor of the decision, above the required minimum of 226 votes.

Iran and Azerbaijan to expand cooperation in manufacturing defense industry products

21 April 2015 - 10:51am

Iran and Azerbaijan will actively cooperate in manufacturing defense industry products. The agreement was reached during talks between Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and Azeri Minister of Defense Industry Yavar Jamalov, TASS reports with reference to the FARS news agency.

Is oil industry on the verge of change?

21 April 2015 - 10:32am

Lukoil’s President Vagit Alekperov said at Monday’s IHS CERAWeek gathering that he expects major mergers and acquisitions in the global oil and gas industry in the near future.According to Lukoil’s President, the largest oil and gas companies "will be in the center of the structural changes in the global oil industry in the near future, including the area of ​​mergers and acquisitions," TASS cited him. 

Clean Technology Center and green economy indicator to be created in Azerbaijan

21 April 2015 - 9:57am

The National Conference on Resource Efficiency & Cleaner Production (RETI) opened in Baku today.

Over 1000 observers accredited for presidential election in Kazakhstan

21 April 2015 - 9:43am

Over 1000 observers accredited  for presidential election in KazakhstanKazakhstan completed the accreditation of observers from foreign countries, international organizations and foreign media for the presidential election to be held in the country on April 26.

Rouhani names cause of Saudi Arabia's operation in Yemen

21 April 2015 - 9:33am

Saudi Arabia's military operation in Yemen was launched because of Riyadh's failures in relations with Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, the President of Iran Hassan Rouhani said."Riyadh failed to materialize its wishes in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and North Africa, and it is now trying to make up for these failures by bombing yet another country in the region," TASS cited Rouhani.

Louis Gautier to hold talks with Russia on Mistrals

21 April 2015 - 9:14am

France has made a decision to name an official in charge of holding negotiations with Moscow on the issue of the Mistral-class helicopter carriers.

Azerbaijani President to attend V-Day celebrations in Moscow

21 April 2015 - 9:03am

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev will visit Moscow to attend a military parade and celebrations dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, Press-Secretary of the Azerbaijani President Azer Gasimov told APA.

Four workers die from carbon monoxide poisoning in Dagestan

21 April 2015 - 8:52am

Four Vietnamese workers, who were working on the construction of a private home in a suburban community, have died from carbon monoxide poisoning in Dagestan, a source in the law-enforcement bodies said."According to preliminary data, the foreigners were poisoned by carbon monoxide," RIA Novosti cited him as saying.A police spokesman said that the tragedy occurred because of incorrect operation of the diesel generator. 

Lukoil plans return to Iran’s Anaran project

21 April 2015 - 8:43am

Lukoil’s President Vagit Alekperov said his company wants to return to Iran’s Anaran oil project, which the company had abandoned due to the sanctions against Iran.

Obama and UAE Crown Prince discuss nuclear deal with Iran

21 April 2015 - 8:26am

Preparation of an agreement on Iran's nuclear program has become one of the main topics of the talks between US President Barack Obama and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is on a visit to the US capital, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said, adding that the fight against Islamic State and the situation in Yemen were also discussed.

New phase of Tsarnaev's hearings launched in US

21 April 2015 - 8:05am

The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts today will begin the second phase of the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The jury must decide whether Tsarnaev should be put to death or spend the rest of his life in prison.17 of the 30 charges against him may carry the death penalty, Interfax-Azerbaijan reports. The defendant pleads not guilty. 

Structure and funding of Agency for Nationalities approved

21 April 2015 - 7:42am

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved the structure and financing of the Federal Agency for Nationalities, the official website of the Cabinet has announced.

EC proposes updating memorandum on Trans-Caspian gas pipeline to Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan

21 April 2015 - 7:25am

Baku and Ashkhabad need to update the memorandum of understanding on laying the Trans-Caspian pipeline, Vice President of the European Commission for the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič, said.

Patriarch Kirill awards Sergey Lavrov the Order of Sergius of Radonezh

21 April 2015 - 7:13am

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia awarded Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with the first-grade order of Sergius of Radonezh at a reception dedicated to the Orthodox Easter.Lavrov was receiving the award due to his political efforts that have benefited the Russian Orthodox Church and in connection to his 65th birthday," RIA Novosti reports. 

Preservation of national culture to save Caucasus from separatism

21 April 2015 - 6:58am

After a round-table discussion on the preservation and development of national languages organized by the All-Russian Social Movement 'Russian Congress of the Caucasus Peoples', the head of the movement, Ali Totorkulov, said that the study of national languages has become quite a topical problem today in Russia.

Davutoglu: Turkey mourns with Armenians who lost relatives in World War I

21 April 2015 - 6:23am

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Turkey mourns with the relatives of those Armenians who were victims of the policy of the Ottoman Empire against the Armenian population during the First World War. "We once again respectfully remember and share the pain of the grandchildren and children of Ottoman Armenians who lost their lives during deportation in 1915," Interfax cited the head of the Turkish government. 

Ingushetia to hold European Immunization Week

20 April 2015 - 6:23pm

Ingushetia will hold European Immunization Week on April 20-25 under the slogan “To eliminate problems in immunization”.European Immunization Week was created to inform society about infection and the importance of protection from it. The Health Ministry opened a hotline on 8 (8732) 22-25-22 to tell people about the role of vaccines, consult them and answer questions.The population will receive vaccines for hepatitis B, tuberculosis, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, rrubella, parotitis, polio, flu, haemophilus influenza and pneumococcal disease.

Ministry for Emergencies warns about oncoming frost

20 April 2015 - 6:14pm

 The Main Directorate of the Russian Ministry of Emergencies in North Ossetia has warned about frost coming to the republic on April 21-23, Interfax-South reports.The air and the surface temperature will drop to – 3 degrees Celsius. Specialists advised locals to protect their plants from the frost. 

ISIS declares war on Taliban

20 April 2015 - 6:03pm

Nabi Zhan Mullahil, the head of the Helmand Province Directorate of the Afghan Interior Ministry, said that the ministry had received documents of ISIS and the Taliban Movement, stating that the two organizations had declared war on each other, TASS reports.ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called Mullah Mohammed Omar, the founder of the Taliban Movement, “an illiterate field commander” who “did not deserve trust.” Taliban leaders urged their followers to prevent ISIS from raising its flag over Afghanistan.