Houthis attack tanker in Red Sea

The Yemeni rebel movement Ansar Allah (Houthis) fired an anti-ship ballistic missile at the M/T Wind oil tanker sailing through the Red Sea, US Central Command (CENTCOM) wrote X page, APA reports. According to the information, the oil tanker, owned and operated by Greece, previously stopped in Russia and then headed to China. "The impact of the anti-ship ballistic missile caused flooding which resulted in the of loss propulsion and steering," the statement said. Source: Azeri-Press news agency

IRGC joins search for President Raisi after helicopter crash

BAKU: The military is using all available resources to locate the helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, said General Lieutenant Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, Chief of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Trend reports. According to him, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and law enforcement officers are also participating in the search. Earlier today, a helicopter carrying President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Representative of Iran's Supreme Leader in Tabriz Mohammad Ali Ali Hashemi, and East Azerbaijan Province Governor Malik Rehmati made a hard landing on its way from Hudafarin to Tabriz. Rescue teams are on their way to the crash site. Source: Trend News Agency

Azerbaijani chess player beats Armenian representative, enters top 13 at tournament in UAE

BAKU: The Sharjah Masters tournament continues in the UAE, Trend reports via Idman.biz. Azerbaijani chess players Teymur Radjabov, Eltaj Safarli, Aydin Suleymanly and Magomed Muradli played games in the sixth round today. Radjabov and Suleymanli achieved victories, while Safarli and Muradli tied. Aydin, who beat Khaik Martirosyan (Armenia), has the best results among Azerbaijani grandmasters so far. Having scored 4 points, he ranked 13th. Source: Trend News Agency

EU closely monitoring situation regarding helicopter incident involving President of Iran – Charles Michel

BAKU: The EU is closely monitoring the situation regarding the helicopter incident involving President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi, Charles Michel, President of the European Council, wrote on his page on X, Trend reports. "Following closely reports that the helicopter carrying the Iranian President and the foreign minister has been forced to land unexpectedly and their condition not yet clear. Together with EU member states and partners, we are monitoring the situation closely," the post reads. Earlier today, a helicopter carrying President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Representative of Iran's Supreme Leader in Tabriz Mohammad Ali Ali Hashemi, and East Azerbaijan Province Governor Malik Rehmati made a hard landing on its way from Hudafarin to Tabriz. Rescue teams are on their way to the crash site. Source: Trend News Agency

Presidents of Azerbaijan and Iran met in the presence of delegations-PHOTO-UPDATED-1

Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, held a meeting in the presence of the delegations on May 19 at the state border between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Islamic Republic of Iran, APA reports. Greeting the Azerbaijani leader, President of Iran Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi said: In the name of Allah. Mr. President, I am very happy that we are meeting with the honorable President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Ilham Aliyev, again and reviewing our joint discussions. It is a great happiness that this meeting is taking place in this location. A major project has been implemented here, and it is a very successful meeting for the two peoples. We will inaugurate a project the commissioning of which is of great importance for the two peoples and two states. This in itself is a significant event that very important projects can be implemented between two peoples and two states. Some may not like our meetings and our joint successes. This is important to us. The main thing is that we have implemented together what is good for our countries, states and peoples. President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said: Dear Mr. President, I believe that today's meeting and ceremony will go down as a beautiful and bright chapter in the history of Iran-Azerbaijan relations because the project we will open today is very important from the technical point of view, and at the same time, it will bring the two peoples and the two states even closer together. Of course, the joint success of our people makes our friends happy, and those who don't like it, I think it would be better if they minded their own business. The main thing is that the states of Iran and Azerbaijan show a very strong joint political will today, openly declare to their people and the whole world that we are together and will continue to be together. Iran-Azerbaijan relations are an important condition for stability in our region. Of course, such a wonderful project will improve the well-bei ng of our people and increase jobs, thus, becoming the next step towards success. I am sure that there will be many similar joint projects in the future. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, held a meeting at the state border between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Islamic Republic of Iran, APA reports. A meeting between Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, started at the state border between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Islamic Republic of Iran, APA reports. Source: Azeri-Press news agency

Rescue crews on way to site of helicopter crash involving President Raisi (VIDEO)

BAKU: Rescue teams are on their way to the location of the helicopter crash involving President Ebrahim Raisi, Trend reports. Iranian TV channels share the footage. Today, a helicopter carrying President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and the Supreme Leader's representative in Tabriz, Mohammad Ali Ali Hashemi, crash-landed on its way from Hudafar to Tabriz. Source: Trend News Agency

No disruptions in country’s affairs, says Iran’s supreme leader

BAKU: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei reassured that there will be no disruptions in the country's affairs during a meeting with representatives of the armed forces, Trend reports. He urged the Iranian people not to worry and to pray for those involved in the helicopter incident. "We hope that the esteemed president and his entourage will return safely," he added. Today, a helicopter carrying President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Representative of Iran's Supreme Leader in Tabriz Mohammad Ali Ali Hashemi, and East Azerbaijan Province Governor Malik Rehmati made a hard landing on its way from Hudafarin to Tabriz. Due to weather conditions and difficult terrain, search and rescue teams have not yet reached the crash site. Source: Trend News Agency

Fenerbahçe wins derby against Galatasaray

Fenerbahçe won the fierce Turkish derby against Galatasaray with the minimum score, 1:0. The match Galatasaray - Fenerbahçe met the 37th week of the Turkish Super League. Feneri defeated Galata with the goal scored by Çaglar Soyunçu, APA reports. He scored the winning goal in the 71st minute, while the title will be decided in the last round. With the win, Fenerbahçe is three points closer to Galatasray. The last round is played on May 26. Galatasaray plays on the road against Konyaspor, while Fenerbahçe hosts the Istanbulspor team. If Galata loses and Feneri wins, then the points at the end would be equal. So from 99 points each team. Source: Azeri-Press news agency

President Ilham Aliyev, President Ebrahim Raisi hold meeting in the presence of delegations (PHOTO)

BAKU: Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, held a meeting on May 19 at the state border between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Islamic Republic of Iran, Trend reports. Greeting the Azerbaijani leader, President of Iran Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi said: In the name of Allah. Mr. President, I am very happy that we are meeting with the honorable President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Ilham Aliyev, again and reviewing our joint discussions. It is a great happiness that this meeting is taking place in this location. A major project has been implemented here, and it is a very successful meeting for the two peoples. We will inaugurate a project the commissioning of which is of great importance for the two peoples and two states. This in itself is a significant event that very important projects can be implemented between two peoples and two states. Some may not like our meetings and our joint successes. This is important to us. Th e main thing is that we have implemented together what is good for our countries, states and peoples. President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said: Dear Mr. President, I believe that today's meeting and ceremony will go down as a beautiful and bright chapter in the history of Iran-Azerbaijan relations because the project we will open today is very important from the technical point of view, and at the same time, it will bring the two peoples and the two states even closer together. Of course, the joint success of our people makes our friends happy, and those who don't like it, I think it would be better if they minded their own business. The main thing is that the states of Iran and Azerbaijan show a very strong joint political will today, openly declare to their people and the whole world that we are together and will continue to be together. Iran-Azerbaijan relations are an important condition for stability in our region. Of course, such a wonderful project will improve the well-being of our people and increa se jobs, thus, becoming the next step towards success. I am sure that there will be many similar joint projects in the future. Source: Trend News Agency