Baku, May 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Azerbaijan will join neither NATO nor the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), but is prepared to cooperate with both, a presidential aide said. "As Azerbaijan has been participating in NATO's Partnership for Peace programme since 1995, we envision our future security model within the framework of the Non-Aligned Movement," said Ali Gasanov, head of the presidential department for socio-political issues.
Baku, May 19 (IANS) At least five Azerbaijan soldiers were killed and six seriously injured when their vehicle rammed into a tree and overturned, the government said. The accident occurred early Saturday in Guba region, some 168 km from capital Baku, reported Xinhua citing Azerbaijan's internal ministry. Though an investigation was underway , police said bad weather as well as mechanical defects might have caused the crash
Baku, May 14 (IANS) Azerbaijan won the right to stage the 42nd edition of the 2016 Chess Olympiad in the capital city of Baku from May 17 to 30.
Baku, May 1 (IANS) Azerbaijan announced the dates and participating sports for the first European Games, which will be held in 2015 here. Local media cited Sports Minister Azad Rahimov as saying at a news conference Tuesday that the competition will be held June 12-28 and include some 6,300 athletes and 19 events, reports Xinhua
Baku, Feb 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) All three crew members of a Mi-17 Hip helicopter were killed when it crashed into the Caspian Sea, the Azerbaijan defence ministry said. The body of one crew member was recovered, the ministry said. The Mi-17, which belonged to the Azerbaijani Air Force and was used for medical evacuation, disappeared from the radar screens Monday morning.
Baku, Nov 17 (IANS) Senior coach of the Azerbaijani national freestyle wrestling team Firdovsi Umudov was announced the best in the world at the seminar of the freestyle wrestling trainers association of International Wrestling Federation (FILA) in Bulgarian capital of Sofia. FILA President Raphael Martinetti who opened the seminar, awarded Firdovsi Umudov with a special cup, gold medal and a certificate of the best coach of the world 2012, reports Xinhua. Umudov has been awarded by the Technical Committee of FILA, which oversees the work of coaches throughout the year.
Baku, Sep 29 (IANS) Parimarjan Negi finally found his winning ways by grabbing a win over Tomike Sanikidze in the seventh round and moved up to joint second at the International chess Festival Baku Open 2012. He was within half a point of the leader and defending champion Sergei Zhigalko
Baku (Azerbaijan), Sep 26 (IANS) Parimarjan Negi stayed in tied third place, half a point behind twin leaders Baris Esen of Turkey and Eltaj Safarli of Azerbaijan at the end of the fourth round of the International Chess Festival Baku Open here. Negi, facing a strong Grandmaster from Azerbaijan, Gadir Guseinov, got a very early draw in just 16 moves with black pieces as the matches on the top three boards ended in draws. Esen and Safarli played a draw as did Anton Korobov and Rauf Mamedov
Baku, Sep 25 (IANS) Parimarjan Negi was tied third at the end of the third round of the International Chess Festival Baku Open here. Asian champion Negi now has 2.5 points from three rounds and is half a point behind leaders 20-year-old Azerbaijani Eltaj Safarli (2620) and Turkish Grand Master (GM) Baris Esen (2588).
Baku, Sep 23 (IANS) Football is the victim of corruption in every society, FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said. "Corruption is in our society. We are touched by it