Azerbaijan’s SOFAZ names volume of foreign currency sales for June 2022

BAKU, Azerbaijan, State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) sold $278.1 million at foreign exchange auctions in June 2022, Trend reports via SOFAZ.   SOFAZ was established in 1999 and at that time its assets amounted to $271 million.   According to SOFAZ regulation, its funds can be used for the construction and reconstruction of strategically […]


Azerbaijani serviceman dies following technical accident

BAKU, Azerbaijan, A serviceman of the Azerbaijani army, Private Nurlan Aghamaliyev, who served in the Baku garrison, has died as a result of a technical accident, the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan told Trend.   According to the ministry, the incident took place on the morning of July 2.   An investigation into the fact […]


Two Azerbaijani judokas win gold medals at tournament in Romania

BAKU, Azerbaijan, The open European judo tournament for adults continues in the Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca, Trend reports.   On the first day of the competition, our judokas Nazir Talybov (60 kg), Telman Veliyev (73 kg), having defeated all their rivals, won gold medals. Rashad Yelkiev (60 kg), Ruslan Pashayev (66 kg), Nariman Mirzoyev (73 […]

Health Care

Azerbaijan reports 33 new COVID-19 cases

Azerbaijan has recorded 33 new coronavirus cases, 35 recoveries, and no deaths over the past day, the Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers told Report.   Overall, the country has reported 793,416 cases of infection, 783,333 recoveries, and 9,717 deaths since the onset of the pandemic. At present, 200 people are receiving treatment.   […]

Legal Rights

Court denies human rights activist Elchin Mamed an early conditional release

At its July 1 sitting, the Sabunchu district court of Baku dismissed human rights activist and journalist Elchin Mamed’s application for an early release on the grounds of having served half of his prison term.   His lawyer Fariz Namazli informed about it.   The defence considers the court decision unfounded and intends to file […]