Feb 21, 2017

Azerbaijan strongman appoints wife vice president

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev on Tuesday appointed his glamorous wife as first vice president, the latest move seen as tightening the family’s iron grip on the oil-rich Caspian nation. The elevation of Mehriban Aliyeva — a prominent socialite and lawmaker — sees her now ...

Dozens dead in Nagorny Karabakh clashes

Apr 3, 2016

Dozens dead in Nagorny Karabakh clashes

Fierce clashes over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region left at least 30 Azerbaijani and Armenian soldiers dead Saturday, prompting Russia and the West to call for an immediate cease-fire. Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian said 18 Armenian troops were killed and some 35 wounded in the ...

Dec 29, 2014

Detained Radio Liberty journalists questioned in Azerbaijan

Police in Azerbaijan have detained a dozen journalists working for U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty amid an ongoing crackdown on the outlet that Washington and rights groups decry. The Baku offices of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty were sealed on Friday after prosecutors and armed ...

Aug 11, 2014

Putin meets with Armenia and Azerbaijan leaders

Russian President Vladimir Putin held a joint meeting Sunday with the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia, as concerns mount over the escalation of fighting over the South Caucasus region Nagorno-Karabakh. Putin met with Armenian President Serge Sarkisian and Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev in Sochi ...

Aug 5, 2014

Death toll rises in Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict

Azerbaijan and Armenia on Monday both reported more losses in a sharp escalation of fighting over the South Caucasus region Nagorno-Karabakh, with 18 soldiers now confirmed dead. The Azerbaijani region and some adjacent territory have been under the control of Armenian soldiers and ethnic ...

Azerbaijan's elite wooing British lawmakers

Dec 1, 2013

Azerbaijan's elite wooing British lawmakers

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It operates from an exclusive Mayfair address and throws lavish parties for politicians of all parties. Ostensibly an independent trade body, The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) regularly takes members of Parliament, members of the European Parliament and British government officials on trips to the ...