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 become ...

/ 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 to ...

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 Armenian ...

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 ...

Azerbaijan has more than oil: envoy

Apr 26, 2013

Azerbaijan has more than oil: envoy

While on outstanding terms diplomatically and politically, Japan and Azerbaijan still have room for improvement on the economic front, Azerbaijan Ambassador to Japan Gursel Ismayilzada said Thursday. Ismayilzada, who paid a courtesy visit to The Japan Times, said Azerbaijan has seen Japanese investment rise in ...