Pipeline group lauds Azeri, Turkish plans

ZUG, Switzerland, June 27 (UPI) -- The signing of an agreement between Istanbul and Baku on a natural gas pipeline is a boost for energy security in southern Europe, a pipeline consortium said.

Baku, Ankara embrace TANAP gas project

ANKARA, Turkey, June 26 (UPI) -- The Turkish government announced that Azeri President Ilham Aliyev arrived in Ankara to sign an agreement on a natural gas pipeline.

Europe concerned by Azeri rights issues

BRUSSELS, May 25 (UPI) -- Members of the European Parliament called on Azerbaijan to end its suppression of human rights, adding Baku must get in line with international standards.

HRW: Azeri forces rough up protesters

BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 22 (UPI) -- Authorities in Azerbaijan are sending the wrong message about freedom of assembly as host of a Eurovision contest, Human Rights Watch Said.

Caspian gas consortium picks TAP pipeline

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The consortium controlling Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz II natural gas field this week tapped the proposed Trans-Adriatic Pipeline as a possible route to Europe.

Caspian exemption from sanctions sought

LONDON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Britain and energy multinational BP say they have lobbied the U.S. government to exempt a major Caspian Sea gas field from new sanctions imposed on Iran.

Bulgaria, Azerbaijan confirm gas deal

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Azerbaijan will make good on commitments to supply Bulgaria with 1 billion cubic meters of gas per year, Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov said this week.
Baku hails U.N. vote, Armenia not worried

Baku hails U.N. vote, Armenia not worried

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Azerbaijan hailed its election as a UN Security Council member this week as a great breakthrough while Armenia says it won't affect its dispute with Baku.

Iran playing energy games in Baku?

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 31 (UPI) -- Tehran may be meddling in Azeri affairs in an effort to keep Western energy investors at bay, a regional analyst said.

Iran suspected in Azerbaijan unrest

BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 16 (UPI) -- Amid allegations Tehran is exploiting Arab unrest to destabilize its Persian Gulf rivals and Israel claims it has seized Iranian arms bound for Hamas, Iran is also suspected of instigating trouble in neighboring Azerbaijan, a key source of oil for the West.
Baku condemned for reaction to protests

Baku condemned for reaction to protests

BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 15 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch complained authorities in Azerbaijan had closed-door trials for demonstrators who took part in peaceful protests last week.

Ex-ambassador: Prince Andrew must go

LONDON, March 11 (UPI) -- A former senior officer in the British Foreign Office called Thursday for Prince Andrew to be removed as a trade ambassador.
Kiev, Baku discuss energy strategies

Kiev, Baku discuss energy strategies

KIEV, Ukraine, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Azerbaijan and Ukraine agreed to establish a working group to increase the Azeri supplies of energy resources, the Ukrainian president announced.
Obama: Ahmadinejad offensive, hateful

Obama: Ahmadinejad offensive, hateful

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said in New York Friday remarks to the United Nations by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were "offensive" and "hateful."

Eni in Baku to discuss gas projects

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 20 (UPI) -- Italian energy company Eni met with top government officials in Azerbaijan to discuss transporting gas across the Caspian Sea, executives said.
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Ilham Aliyev
Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev (C-R) smiles as he makes his way after arriving at Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran, Iran on October 16, 2007. Presidents of the Caspian Sea littoral states including Iran, Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan are attending the day-long summit. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)

Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev (Azerbaijani: İlham Heydər oğlu Əliyev, Илһам Һејдәр оғлу Әлиев, ایلهام علیف; born 24 December 1961, Baku) is the President of Azerbaijan since 2003. He also functions as the Chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party and the head of the National Olympic Committee. Apart from his native Azerbaijani, he speaks English, French, Russian, and Turkish.

Ilham Aliyev is the son of Heydar Aliyev, who was Azerbaijan's president from 1993-2003.

In 1977 Aliyev entered the Moscow State University of International Relations (MSUIR) and in 1982 continued his education as a postgraduate. In 1985 he received a PhD degree in history. In 1985-1990 Aliyev has been lecturing at MSUIR.

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