The Cabinet of Ministers has taken a decision on additional measures to accelerate the socio-economic development of Baku’s Binagadi and Garadagh districts.

More than 25,000 jobs have been closed in the construction sector of Azerbaijan since the beginning of 2016, Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population Salim Muslumov told reporters Jan.26.

As many as 348 crimes were solved, 11,713 traffic accidents were registered and 111 wanted vehicles were arrested in Azerbaijan last year thanks to video surveillance services "Safe City", Interior Minister, Colonel General Ramil Usubov said on Jan.26.


State Migration Service (SMS) received 105,550 applications from foreigners and stateless persons regarding the extension of temporary stay in the country, issuance of permissions for temporary and permanent residence, acquisition, revocation and restoration of citizenship, determination of citizenship and refugee status, granting and extension of work permits, said Firudun Nabiyev, the chief of the State Migration Service.

An earthquake measuring 3.9-magnitude today struck the region near the Azerbaijani-Iranian border at 14:41 (GMT+04:00), the Republican Seismic Survey Center of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences told.

On January 24-27, the weather will be unstable in Baku and Absheron Peninsula. It will occasionally rain and intensify in some regions. Sleet and snow are expected on Jan.25. Strong north-west wind will blow on Jan.25-26.

There is no threat of the swine flu epidemic in Azerbaijan today, the chief epidemiologist of the Ministry of Health Ibadullah Agayev said.

A total of 125,435 analyses have been carried out into some 98,108 samples from atmosphere, precipitation, surface water, soil and radiation, said the annual report of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan.

The Embassy of Hungary in Baku informs the clients, that the Consular Section of the Embassy is launching an online appointment system for visa applications from 25th of January, 2016. Azadinform reports that at the same time the previous appointment system will be abolished. After this time the Consular Section will only accept the online appointment requests. 

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on Jan.15 to appoint Ilgar Mustafayev the head of the Seaside Boulevard Department under the Cabinet Minister of Azerbaijan.



UN High-Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser has hailed the organization`s relationship with Azerbaijan as he met secretary of the Organizing Committee of the 7th Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations, which will be held in Baku this year, Vasif Eyvazzade in New York.

Fire has been extinguished at another gas well on the Guneshli platform, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Emergency Situations said.

Oil prices rise

The US NYMEX crude price rose $0.33 to $30.07 a barrel.

The Health Ministry of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan dismissed recent media reports over a possible outbreak of swine flue (H1N1) in the autonomous republic.

The situation on the contact line between Azerbaijan and Armenia has remained tense as the Armenian Armed Forces shattered ceasefire a total of 110 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry said.

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