Wednesday 1 November 2006
October 30, 2006
Six Azerbaijani Oppositionists Go On Hunger Strike
Editorial offices of 'Azadliq' in Baku (file photo) (Turan) BAKU, October 30, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Six activists of the Azerbaijani Azadliq (Liberty) party have begun a hunger strike in the headquarters of the opposition newspaper of the same name.
October 27, 2006
Azerbaijan Warns Against Iran Sanctions
Aliyev (right) with Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad in Baku in May (ITAR-TASS) October 27, 2006 -- Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said today that potential sanctions on neighboring Iran because of Tehran's disputed nuclear program could have a negative impact on the region.
October 26, 2006
Azerbaijani Activists Condemn Ruling On Foreign Broadcasters
(RFE/RL) October 26, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Azerbaijani media advocates have condemned a government decision to bar a local broadcaster from airing programs of the BBC, Voice of America, and RFE/RL starting next year, RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service reported.
October 24, 2006
Karabakh Talks Continue In Paris
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov with his Armenian counterpart, Vartan Oskanian (file photo) (RFE/RL) PARIS, October 24, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian met with his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammedyarov in Paris today for talks on the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
October 17, 2006
Azerbaijan To Lead Way With Anticorruption Standards
Azeribaijani children swimming in the Caspian Sea (AFP) October 17, 2006 -- The third Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) conference on fighting corruption in the energy and mining sectors today urged poor but resource-rich countries to protect their wealth with fiscal transparency.
October 17, 2006
Belarus Wants Share Of Caspian Deals
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev (file photo) (Turan) October 17, 2006 -- Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka says his Azerbaijani counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, promised to support Belarus's push for a share in Caspian energy exploration deals.
October 16, 2006
East: UN Says Foreign Investment High, With Some Exceptions
Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Russia are all major exporters of hydrocarbons (AFP) WASHINGTON, October 16, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- The economies of Southeastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) have for the most part grown in the 15 years since the fall of the Iron Curtain, especially in oil-rich countries such as Russia and the Caspian nations. As a result, these states have attracted generous foreign direct investment.
October 11, 2006
Opposition Journalist Detained In Azerbaijan
Opposition supporters calling in November 2005 for the annulment of parliamentary elections, which they said were neither free nor fair (ITAR-TASS) October 11, 2006 -- Border guards at Baku international airport have briefly detained a prominent critic of the government.
October 06, 2006
Regional Reaction | Crisis sounds alarm bells
The current crisis between Georgia and Russia is not just a bilateral dispute. It is one with sweeping implications for the entire CIS. Other ex-Soviet republics are watching the controversy and weighing the impact it may have on their own residents.