- Azerbaijan Soldier Kills Seven in Shooting Rampage
Soldier opens fire on his fellow servicemen, killing seven young soldiers in military base in western part of the country
- Azerbaijan, Georgia, Romania Sign Gas Deal
Transit corridor for natural gas will bypass Russia and run directly from Caspian Sea to Europe
- The impact of the global food crisis on Azerbaijan - in pictures
Photographer David Levene visits families in the Brada region of Azerbaijan, where, despite the country's natural oil reserves, soaring food prices are threatening the community's food security
- Turkic-speaking countries summit kicks off in Istanbul
Heads of state of Caspian and Central Asian states have come together for a summit here on Wednesday to discuss establishing a council to strengthen cooperation among the Turkic-speaking countries.
Presidents of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan are holding meetings with their Turkish counterpart as part of the 10th Summit of the Heads of State of Turkic Speaking Countries between Sept. 15 and Sept. 16.
The 9th summit, held in Nakhchivan in last October, was a landmark meeting where le ... 州アジア中央ヘッドの状態のカスピ海の一環として、相手がトルコとの会合を保持しているアゼルバイジャンと、キルギス、カザフスタンの大統領はトルコ語を話す国の中でここに首脳会談が来て一緒に協力を強化するための協議会を議論確立するために、水曜日に9月16日
- Azerbaijan wins Eurovision
A mother of two and an international relations student from Azerbaijan have beaten the much-hyped Irish twins and 23 other finalists to secure their country's first win in the Eurovision Song Contest. 二つの母とアゼルバイジャンから国際関係の学生が多く、それらの国が初のユーロビジョンソングコンテストで優勝確保するアイルランドの双子、23他のファイナリストを話題に殴られている
- EU, Azerbaijan sign gas deal to bypass Russia
The European Union and Azerbaijan signed a deal in which the Caspian country commits to supply Europe with ``substantial volumes of gas,'' an agreement the EU said was important to reduce dependence on Russia. 欧州連合とアゼルバイジャンは。。u0026#39;。。u0026#39;、これでカスピ海の国がガスの実質的なボリュームを``でヨーロッパを供給するためにコミット契約を結んだEUは、当該合意は、ロシアへの依存度を低減することが重要でした
- Euro mediation bid in Caspian stand-off
The European Commission is seeking to mediate between Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan concerning plans for a natural gas pipeline to be laid on the Caspian seabed. In fact, the issues of international law have all been resolved at the technical level. It is now just a matter of wording and political will. - Robert M Cutler null, responseDetails: Suspected Terms of Service Abuse. Please see responseStatus: 40
- Turkish, Iranian, Azerbaijani foreign ministers pass joint statement
The foreign ministers of Turkey, Iran and Azerbaijan met here Thursday and passed a joint statement calling for greater trilateral cooperation and an increase in minister-level trilateral meetings.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Acting Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and their Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov had a meeting on the sidelines of the 11th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).
Their joint statement focused on the need to work toge ... トルコ、イラン、アゼルバイジャンの外務大臣は、木曜日ここに会って、大きく三国間の協力と大臣レベルの三国間会合の増加を求める共同声明を可決した
- Iran to lift visa requirements for neighboring states: FM
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Tehran plans to lift visa requirements for citizens of neighboring countries, local satellite Press TV reported on Monday.
The move will help Iran increase its interactions and communication with neighboring countries, Mottaki said on Sunday in the northwestern province of Ardebil, the report said.
Iran has already lifted visa requirements for the Azerbaijani people and expects the Azerbaijani government to introduce a visa- free regime for ... イラン外相はモッタキモッタキは、国と述べた近隣の市民に必要な資格をビザ持ち上げて、イラン政府が計画し、地元の衛星を押してテレビが報じた
- Azerbaijan wins 2011 Eurovision
Voters from around Europe and beyond voted Azerbaijan the winner of Saturday's 56th Eurovision Song Contest in Duesseldorf, Germany. ヨーロッパ各地から超えて有権。。u200b。。u200b者はアゼルバイジャンデュッセルドルフ、ドイツでは土曜日の第五十六ユーロビジョンソングコンテストの優勝者票を投じた
- Eurovision Song Contest 2011 final - in pictures
Azerbaijan's Ell/Nikki win Grand Final of the 56th Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf's Fortuna Arena
- Azerbaijan wins first-ever Eurovision triumph
In the 56th Eurovision Song Contest in Germany's Dusseldorf, Azerbaijan's love song 'Running Scared' was voted the best of the 25 finalists by fans and expert juries in 43 countries in Europe and beyond. Second place went to Italy while Sweden took the third place ドイツのデュッセルドルフ第56回ユーロビジョンソングコンテストでは、アゼルバイジャンの愛の歌は。。u0026#39;怯え。。u0026#39;は、ヨーロッパ内外の43カ国のファンや専門家の審査員によってファイナリスト25の最高の票を投じた
- Azerbaijani customs seize large lot of smuggled diamonds
Azerbaijani customs authorities have seized another large lot of smuggled diamonds at the Baku airport, the Azeri-Press Agency (APA) reported Saturday.
APA quoted the Azerbaijani State Customs Committee as saying that 360.8 grams (1,804 carats) of diamonds were seized from luggage belonging to an Azerbaijani national travelling from Dubai to Baku.
The passenger was identified as Huseynov Elvin Elmar.
The customs committee said that the precious stones had been separated into 18 packages ... アゼルバイジャンの税関当局は、バクーの空港で密輸ダイヤモンドの他の大ロットを押収した、アゼリプレス庁は（APA）は土曜日と報じた
- Azerbaijan to open 1st embassy in South America
Azerbaijan will next month open its embassy in Argentina, the country's first embassy in South America, the Argentine Foreign Ministry announced in a statement Monday.
According to the statement, Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman had met Azerbaijani Ambassador to Argentina Mammad Bahaddin Oglu Ahamdzada.They discussed the possibilities of establishing a mechanism of political consultations and promoting scientific technological cooperation.
Argentina is willing to cont ... アゼルバイジャンはアメリカ来年韓国大使館の最初の月が開きますアルゼンチン、国のに大使館を、アルゼンチン外務省は、月曜日のステートメントを発表した
- Su-25 jet fighter crashes in Azerbaijan without casualty
A Sukhoy SU-25 jet fighter on Thursday crashed in western Azerbaijan but the crew escaped the crash unscathed nor were there any casualty on the ground, according to military sources.
Eldar Sabiroglu, chief of the Azerbaijani defense ministry press service, told local media that the cause of the crash was being investigated by the Azerbaijani military prosecutor's office.
The crew of the crashed SU-25 were identified as Zaur Yusifli and Khayyam Shukurov.
The jet fighter crashed to a pla ... 木曜日にSukhoyているSU - 25戦闘機は西部アゼルバイジャンで墜落した乗組員がクラッシュを無傷で脱出もなく、地面上の任意の犠牲者であった、軍事筋によると
- Clinton Sets Trip to Eastern Europe, Caucasus Region
Secretary of State to Poland, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia in trip starting next week _NULL_
- Eurovision can transform Azerbaijan | Aslan Amani
- Azerbaijan wins 2011 Eurovision Song Contest
Azerbaijan won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, the first time the country has won and in only its fourth appearance in Europe's annual pop extravaganza, watched by millions. アゼルバイジャンは土曜日、初めて国が獲得しており、何百万人が見て、ヨーロッパの年間ポップの祭典でのみ、第4外観のユーロビジョンソングコンテストを獲得した
- Next stop Baku: Azerbaijan wins Eurovision
Azerbaijan scored a spectacular first-ever victory in the 56th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, Europe's annual pop extravaganza watched by tens of millions of people. アゼルバイジャンは土曜日、数千万人が見たヨーロッパの年間ポップ催しの第五十六ユーロビジョンソングコンテストで見事初勝利を獲得しています
- Turkey, Azerbaijan sign energy agreements
Azerbaijan will sell its natural gas to Turkey under energy agreements concluded here on Monday.
The agreements were signed by Turkey's Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz and his Azerbaijani counterpart Natiq Aliyev.
The two countries also signed a memorandum of understanding on sale and transportation of Azerbaijani natural gas to Turkey and to Europe via Turkey.
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev also attended the signi ... アゼルバイジャンは月曜日に協定締結はここを売却するガスを自然エネルギーに下トルコ協定はアリエフNatiq対応した署名したトルコのエネルギー天然資源相はタナーユルドゥズと彼のアゼルバイジャン
- Letters: Democratic abuses in Azerbaijan
To mark the anniversary of the imprisonment of award-winning investigative journalist Eynulla Fatullayev and to express solidarity with the scores of Azerbaijani citizens arrested, attacked and harassed in recent weeks, protesters will gather outside the Azerbaijani embassy from 1pm to 2pm today.After widespread protests in the Middle East and north Africa, democracy activists and journalists have taken to the streets to demand democratic reform and improved human rights, most recently on 17 April. The government has responded by clamping down on freedom of assembly and freedom of expression.Fatullayev's case symbolises the rapid deterioration of media freedom in the country. Imprisoned even after a European court ruling in his favour, his continued persecution reveals a government unwilling to tolerate criticism. For journalists, civil activists and those using social networks to organise protests, the situation is becoming increasingly dangerous, with a spate of arrests and attacks in recent weeks. Human rights organisations have also faced closure. In the runup to World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, it is vital that the international community takes notice of the situation in Azerbaijan. Today, as Eynulla marks his fourth year in jail, we call for his release, and for the Azerbaijani government to comply with international standards on human rights – specifically the right to assembly and the right to free expression.Kate Allen Director, Amnesty International UK, Salil Tripathi Chair, writers in prison committee, English PEN, Dr Agnès Callamard Executive director, Article 19, Natasha Schmidt Assistant editor, Index on Censorship, Milica Pesic Executive director, Media Diversity Institute AzerbaijanHuman rightsPress freedomguardian.co.uk © Guardian News & Media Lim 数々の賞に輝く調査ジャーナリストEynulla Fatullayev拘禁刑の周年を記念し逮捕アゼルバイジャン市民の得点との連帯を表明するために、攻撃し、ここ数週間で嫌がらせを受けて、デモ隊は午後2時today.Afterに午後1時からアゼルバイジャン大使館の外で広範な抗議を収集する中東と北アフリカ、民主活動家やジャーナリストは、最近4月17日に民主的な改革と改善された人権、要求する通りに撮影した
- Clinton to Tackle Nagorno-Karabakh, Georgia Issues During Trip
US Secretary of state to visit Poland, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh, Georgia
- Blue have work to do to buck Eurovision voting trend
Analysis of data confirms existence of eastern European voting block, which is all but unbeatableIt's all but official: an examination of Eurovision voting data has confirmed a persistent voting gripe – the eastern European voting bloc indeed exists, and is now all but unbeatable.Analysis of the 50,000–plus points awarded in the last 35 years reveals that in the last decade the average score of several eastern European countries, and Russia, are double their old Europe counterparts.Serbia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Greece and Ukraine – whose Ruslana won the contest in 2004 – have all averaged above 130 each time they have entered. Germany musters a measly 59, the bookmakers' favourite France lags behind on 55, and the UK has a mere 40-point average.Blue have certainly got some work to do to buck the trend – the UK's Eurovision scores have been in decline for more than 30 years. In the mid-1970s, UK entrants routinely grabbed more than 11% of the points on offer – averaging around 120.However, by the end of the last decade, the UK was struggling to grab 2% of the points. Recent scores suggest the UK should be pleased if we muster 50 points this year.Still, the UK's halcyon days count for something: the UK's total of 3,016 points still places it in the all-time top spot in the Eurovision stakes. So even if Blue don't win, the UK can always look back on past glories.EurovisionEurovision 2011BlueTelevisionJames Ballguardian.co.uk © Guardian News & Media Limited 2011 | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds
- 東ヨーロッパ投。圏は確かに存在しており、現在、すべてがunbeatable.Analysisであるユーロビジョン投票データの検査では、永続的な投票の不満を認識しています：データの解析が全てですが、unbeatableIt以外のすべての公式を見る東ヨーロッパ投票ブロックの存在を確認する過去35年間で授与50,000プラスポイントは、過去10年間、いくつかの東欧諸国の平均スコア、ロシアの二重、古いヨーロッパcounterparts.Serbia、アゼルバイジャン、ブルガリア、ギリシャ、ウクライナされていることを明らかに - そのルスラナウォン2004年のコンテストは - 全130上記は、入力した各時間を平均した
- Anonymous To Release Documents Showing 'Virtual Armies' Used To Identify Dissidents
Members of the international hacking group Anonymous claim to have documents and e-mails that put Virginia-based consulting company Booz Allen Hamilton at the centre of accusations of developing software used against dissidents in countries including Azerbaijan. 国際的なハッカーグループの匿名のメンバーは、ドキュメントやアゼルバイジャンなどの国で反体制派に対して使用されるソフトウェアの開発の告発の中心にあるバージニア州を拠点とするコンサルティング会社ブーズアレンハミルトンを置く電子メールを持っていると主張している
- BP says pipelines not affected by Georgia earthquake
Wednesday's magnitude-5.3 earthquake and aftershocks in western Georgia have not affected several pipelines traversing the South Caucasus country, the owner and operator of the pipelines says.
A BP statement released Thursday in Baku, Azerbaijan, said that the earthquakes did not have any disruptive impact on the regular operations of the oil and natural gas pipelines.
The pipelines include the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan and Baku-Supsa oil pipeline and the Baku-Tbilisi-Ersrum natural gas pipeline ... 水曜日のマグニチュード5.3の地震と西グルジアで余震が南コーカサスの国を横断するいくつかのパイプラインに影響を与えていないが、所有者は、オペレータパイプラインのだ
- CIS intelligence services agree on joint action
Intelligence services of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) agreed to fight terrorism as well as counter attempts to recruit citizens into radical organizations, a Russian official said Thursday.
According to Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service spokesman Sergei Ivanov, the decision was made during the 11th meeting of the heads of security and intelligence services of the CIS countries. The meeting ended Thursday in Baku, Azerbaijan.
During the two-day meeting, delegations of a ... CIS）を（連邦の情報サービスは、独立国家の組織基に、カウンタの試みを募集市民もテロと戦うために合意し、ロシア当局者が明らかにした
- Letters: Azerbaijan protest
Today at 12 noon, free speech campaigners will protest outside the Azerbaijani embassy in London, calling for an end to the persecution of jailed journalist Eynulla Fatullayev. We urge all Guardian readers who believe in free speech to join us.Newspaper editor Fatullayev is serving an eight-and-a-half-year prison sentence based on trumped-up charges of terrorism and defamation. In April this year the European court of human rights ruled that he had been wrongfully imprisoned and called for his immediate release.Fatullayev is now on trial on a new accusation of possessing illegal drugs – a charge widely believed to have been fabricated in order to keep him in prison.Freedom of expression is the bedrock of human rights, without which other abuses go unheralded and unchecked. Those of us who can speak out must stand up for those to whom free speech is denied.Kate Allen Director, Amnesty International UK, Agnès Callamard Executive director, Article 19, Lisa Appignanesi President, English PEN, Carole Seymour-Jones Chair, Writers in Prison Committee, English PEN, John Kampfner Index on Censorship, Alan Ayckbourn Playwright, William Boyd Author, Philip Pullman AuthorAzerbaijanProtestFreedom of speechHuman rightsAmnesty Internationalguardian.co.uk © Guardian News & Media Limited 2010 | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds
- Roy Greenslade: Protest today against jailing of Azerbaijan journalist
Note this letter in today's Guardian:Today at 12 noon, free speech campaigners will protest outside the Azerbaijani embassy in London, calling for an end to the persecution of jailed journalist Eynulla Fatullayev. We urge all Guardian readers who believe in free speech to join us.Newspaper editor Fatullayev is serving an eight-and-a-half-year prison sentence based on trumped-up charges of terrorism and defamation. In April this year the European court of human rights ruled that he had been wrongfully imprisoned and called for his immediate release.Fatullayev is now on trial on a new accusation of possessing illegal drugs – a charge widely believed to have been fabricated in order to keep him in prison.Freedom of expression is the bedrock of human rights, without which other abuses go unheralded and unchecked. Those of us who can speak out must stand up for those to whom free speech is denied.It is signed by Kate Allen director, Amnesty International UK; Agnès Callamard, executive director, Article 19; Lisa Appignanesi, president, English PEN; Carole Seymour-Jones, chair, Writers in Prison Committee, English PEN; John Kampfner, Index on Censorship; Alan Ayckbourn, William Boyd and Philip Pullman Should you wish to join the protest, you will find the Azerbaijan embassy at 4, Kensington Court, London W8 5DL. The embassy website tells you how to get there by public transport.Press freedomAzerbaijanFreedom of speechLondonRoy Greensladeguardian.co.uk © Guardian News & Media Limited 2010 | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds
- Surgeons arrested in Ukraine for selling transplant organs
Donors were recruited and paid up to $10,000 for their kidneys and other organsUkraine's interior ministry says four surgeons and four others have been arrested for taking part in a scheme to recruit organ donors from former Soviet countries and transplant the organs into wealthy foreigners.The head of the ministry's department on human trafficking, Yuriy Kucher, says the scheme was headed by an Israeli who was arrested last month.Kucher said yesterday that they sought mostly kidneys from people in Ukraine and other countries. Most of those who sold their organs for up to $10,000 (£6,300) were impoverished young women.Surgeries were performed in Kiev, Azerbaijan and Ecuador, Kucher said. The surgeries cost up to $200,000 apiece.Those arrested have been charged with human trafficking and face up to 15 years in prison if convicted.UkraineHuman traffickingOrgan donationguardian.co.uk © Guardian News & Media Limited 2010 | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds
- Azerbaijan to double natural gas exports to Russia
Azerbaijan on Friday agreed to more than double its natural gas exports to Russia and the agreement was signed during Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's visit to the country, according to reports reaching here.
The new agreement, signed by Azerbaijani state oil company SOCAR and Russian gas giant Gazprom, was a supplement to an earlier accord signed by the two firms covering the period of from 2010 up to 2015.
According to the new deal, Azerbaijan will increase its gas exports to Russia t ... アゼルバイジャンは金曜日にここに同意するとガスの輸出を、ロシアの自然、その2倍以上への訪問の署名時にロシア大統領のメドベージェフされた契約の国に到達レポートによると、新しい契約を、巨大なガスの署名されたアゼルバイジャンの国営石油会社のSOCARとロシアガスプロムは、2015年、2010年までだったの補足から、以前の期間をカバーする企業の2つの署名合意
- CIS security, intelligence chiefs seek more cooperation to combat terrorism
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) security and intelligence chiefs on Wednesday decided to expand bilateral and multilateral cooperation so as to be more effective and efficient in coping with security threats from foreign countries.
In their 11th meeting started in Baku of Azerbaijan on Tuesday, the CIS Council of Heads of Security Agencies and Intelligence Services discussed prospects of strengthening and developing cooperation mechanisms aimed at preventing security threats, accordi ... CIS諸国（独立国家）のセキュリティと知性首長は水曜日の連邦の国々の外国からの対処とセキュリティ上の脅。効率的で効果的な決定に展開二国間以上になるように協力を、多国間
- Aliyev Presses Clinton to Help Solve Nagorno-Karabakh Dispute
Azerbaijani President tells U.S. Secretary of State Clinton Sunday Karabakh conflict with Armenia is a major threat to regional security アゼルバイジャン大統領は長官をアルメニアとステートクリントン日曜日カラバフ紛争の指示地域の安全保障にとって大きな脅威である
- Eurovision 2010: full list of winners, 2010 participants and UK performance since 1956
It's the Eurovision final this Saturday. Pick your favourites from the list of participants• Get the dataThe final of the Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Oslo on Saturday night. Josh Dubovie will be representing the United Kingdom with his song That Sounds Good To Me, penned by popmeisters Mike Stock, Pete Waterman and Steve Crosby. Can he better the credible fifth place of last year's UK entrant Jade Ewen (ably supported by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber)?Josh's entry aside, the participants are a mixed bag of heartfelt ballads and campy Europop, which is what we love about Eurovision after all. A competition for statisticians and mathematicians, run by Kaggle, puts Azerbaijan's Safura, singing Drip Drop, in first place, followed by Germany (Satellite, sung by Lena) and Armenia (Apricot Stone, sung by Eva Rivas). Azerbaijan and Armenia will of course need to make it through the semi-final tonight to be sure of performing on Saturday.Check out the table below for this year's contestants (including at semi-final level - some of these have already been voted out of the competition), and download the spreadsheet to see the UK's finishing position in all Eurovisions since it started in 1956 - and the full list of all winners ever, with ISO country codes.Download the data• DATA: Eurovision 2010World government data• Search the world's government with our gatewayCan you do something with this data?Flickr Please post your visualisations and mash-ups on our Flickr group or mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org• Get the A-Z of data• More at the Datastore directory• Follow us on TwitterData summary EurovisionPop and rockKaty Stoddardguardian.co.uk © Guardian News & Media Limited 2010 | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds
- Europe must defend free expression | Thorbjørn Jagland
As we celebrate World Press Freedom Day, everyone should remember that our democracy depends on this important rightThe fate of imprisoned editor Eynulla Fatullayev is a matter of grave concern. He has been jailed for three years on dubious charges by the Azerbaijani authorities. He is an award-winning journalist who was just doing his job. The European Court of Human Rights decided last month that he should be released immediately.The court decision said Azerbaijan had violated three articles of the European Convention on Human Rights, including article 10 concerning the right to freedom of expression. Azerbaijan signed the convention in January 2001, and ratified it in April 2002. As a signatory, Azerbaijan is legally bound to comply with these rulings. Nothing more needs to be said.The fate of artist Lars Vilks and cartoonist Kurt Westergaard also concerns me. They have both received death threats. Westergaard barely escaped an attempt on his life. They are both under threat from Islamists for their caricatures of Muhammad and of Islam. They are not in prison, but the threat of violence will make their life a prison.As secretary-general of the Council of Europe, I strongly believe that freedom of expression is fundamental to our values, and something that all 47 member states must always defend, with neither compromise nor apology.As we celebrate World Press Freedom Day, we see that freedom of expression is threatened not just in Europe but around the world. Google left the Chinese market because of censorship concerns. An episode of the popular American comedy programme South Park was censored after Islamists threatened the show's creators for their depiction of the prophet Muhammad.In 2010 we mark 60 years of the European convention on human rights. Article 10 of 我々は世界報道自由の日を祝うように、誰もが私たちの民主主義は投獄エディタEynulla Fatullayevのこの重要なrightTheの運命に依存忘れてはならない重大な懸念の問題です