Azeri police detain dozens of Peaceful Anti-Govt. Demonstrators

Azerbaijan Police Detains Dozens of Musavat Party ActivistJNN 11 Dec 2012 BAKU – Police in Azerbaijan detained around 30 activists on Monday who rallied in Baku to demand President Ilham Aliyev’s resignation, the latest in a string of protests opposition groups hope will ratchet up pressure on the government , trying to stage a peaceful demonstration against the government of President Elham Aliyev in the capital Baku. Continue reading

Iranian President prays in the main Baku mosque

JNN 26 Nov 2010 Baku :The Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited Teze-Pir Mosque during his official visit to Baku.

During the visit, he met with the head of the Muslims of Azerbaijan and the Caucuses, Sheikh ul-Islam Allahshukur Pasha-zade, who highly appreciated the state of relations between Azerbaijan and Iran and recalled the long-term historic relations of religious figures with Iran Muslim leaders in the time of the Soviet Union.

Pasha-zade expressed his gratitude to Iran for supporting Azerbaijan’s position with the international institutions.

The President spoke at a meeting of Muslim scientists and officials of Iran and Azerbaijan and addressed the students of Baku Islamic University.

President Ahmadinejad also visited the mosque library to see ancient religious manuscripts and conducted the common prayer together with other believers.