Press Review 08/01/14

Official newspapers write about the changes in a number of legislative acts approved by the President and the Cabinet of Ministers. The powers of the Ministry of Justice when working with non-governmental organizations and foundations in foreign countries have been widened. The human right defenders Leyla and Arif Yunusov have been declared "enemies of the people."


Azadlig suspended operations because of the high fines imposed by the publishing house Azerbaijan.


Express writes about the death of a soldier of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces from sniper bullets of Armenians on the front line.

The World Council of Churches is preparing to recognize the so-called "Armenian genocide".

The Eurasian Union has cracked after the events in Ukraine - Kazakhstan and Belarus recognize the integrity of this state within the former borders.

The Armenian President is satisfied with the activities of the OSCE Minsk Group.

Workshops are allocated for people with disabilities.


Bizim Yol writes that the Azerbaijani armed forces since the beginning of the year has lost 50 soldiers and officers killed, 40 of them being non-combat losses.

The home of HRD Rasul Jafarov was searched.

A driver beat the drunken chief of traffic police in the Ismailli district.

The period of sanctions against Russia starts.


Yeni Musavat writes about problems with U.S. visas.

Versions of change of the leadership of VTB Bank (Azerbaijan) are brought.

The first interview with Mubariz Gurbanly as chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations is published.

In the power structures of the country there is a lot of "people of Moscow."

The entrepreneur Hafiz Mammadov nicknamed Hafka has put up his property for sale.


Echo writes about the departure of the former U.S. ambassador to Baku, Richard Morningstar.

The International Red Cross is inactive against hostages - natives of Kalbajar.

Leyla Yunus has been placed in the Baku City Detention Center.

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