|.|| If Russia agrees to Crimea’s request, the Crimean people will be asked two questions in the 16 March referendum, the statement says:
- Are you in favour of reuniting Crimea with Russia as a subject of the Russian Federation?
- Are you in favour of retaining the status of Crimea as part of Ukraine?
Mr Tsekov told
|.|| Under an interim deal with six world powers, Iran is to dilute half of its 20-percent-enriched uranium to a lower grade suitable for use as reactor fuel. Yukiya Amano told the agency’s 35-nation board Monday that that process “has reached the halfway mark.”
The other half of the uranium
|.|| Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Ukraine was “on the brink of disaster”.
In Crimea, Ukrainian soldiers faced off with Russian soldiers surrounding their bases while the Russian army is said to be digging trenches on the border
|.||The Assembly of Turkish American Associations mourns the victims of the Khojaly massacres in Western Azerbaijan. As Human Rights Watch documented, between February 25 and 26, 1992, the Armenian Armed Forces and Russian 366th Motor Rifle Regiment massacred 613 Azerbaijani civilians, 106 of them women and 83 of them children. Armenian forces took hostage another 1275, torturing 56 to death; another 150 remain|
|.||Anniversory of Khojaly Massacre, sad, but have to be dealt with|
|.|| Ukraine’s parliament has voted overwhelmingly to send Viktor Yanukovych and others before the International Criminal Court for “serious crimes”.
MPs passed a resolution linking the ousted president to police violence against protesters which caused the deaths of more than 100 people.
|.||The protests began in early February in the western states of Tachira and Merida when students demanded increased security after a female student alleged she was the victim of an attempted rape. Venezuela has the fifth highest murder rate in the world. Insecurity and crime are rife in many urban centres.|
|.||The policies, positions and actions of nations the world over never cease to amaze…very often to our deep chagrin. One need only look at the U.S.’s recent stab at rapprochement with Iran. The Obama administration’s obsession with leaving some sort of legacy in “cementing” a deal with Iran is just plain badly thought out and a prime example of reaching…reaching for anything positive for which the president will be remembered.|
|.|| They hurled petrol bombs, fireworks and stones at riot police on the edge of Independence Square.
A White House spokesman said the US continues “to condemn street violence and excessive use of force by either side.”
MODERN AZERBAIJANI WOMEN’S PROSE (ANTHOLOGY) PREPARED FOR PUBLICATION BY PROF. VAGIF SULTANLY AND DR. IRAJ ISMAELY
|.||This anthology presented to reader consists of the artistic prose of the last thirty years. As this period covers the collapse of the Soviet Union and Azerbaijan’s independence, the literature reflects the influence of these momentous changes of that period. This book contains the|
|.|| Also Friday, the U.N. Security Council continues discussions on a draft resolution that, among other things, expresses “grave alarm” over civilians trapped by Syrian forces.
Russia, Syria’s main ally, is threatening a veto, calling it too one-sided against the Syrian government.
|.||US Embassy to Azerbaijan has commented on article of Eynulla Fatullayev who published an article about “secret collaboration” of some representatives of Azeri civil society with US government. Responding to Turan news agency question press service of the Embassy said:|
|.|| Tiraxtur (Tractor Sazi) of Tabriz claimed the title of Iran’s Hazfi Cup for the first time by beating Mes of Kerman on Friday.
In the match held at the Bahonar Stadium in Kerman, Tiraxtur edged its host thanks to a goal from Saeid Daghighi.
|.|| China and Taiwan have held their first high-level talks since the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949.
Wang Yu-chi and Zhang Zhijun, the top cross-strait officials from each side, attended the four-day talks in Nanjing.
No official agenda
|.|| However, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi, also a senior nuclear negotiator, says his country’s defensive affairs are non-negotiable in separate talks with world powers.
Shortly after Tehran and