Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan (UPI) —Projects meant to exploit the strategic position of the Caspian Sea and its oil and natural gas are national priorities, Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia said. The Iranian and Russian presidents met with their Azeri[...]

MOSCOW (RFE/RL) — Russia says President Vladimir Putin is due to host talks in St. Petersburg on June 20 between the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia about the conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Kremlin aide Yury[...]

STRASBOURG (Armenpress) — The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) this week published its new report on Azerbaijan. According to the report, there are concerns about the continued use of hate speech, a crackdown on[...]

YEREVAN (Armenpress) — In an interview this week, the head of the international organizations department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, Vahram Kazhoyan, said all Armenian cultural heritage presence has been destroyed in[...]

LVIV, Ukraine (ArmeniaNow) — A brawl between Armenian and Azerbaijani delegations marred European Kung Fu championships in Lviv, Ukraine, where a fight between the two rival nations’ representatives had to be stopped because of a[...]

VIENNA (ArmeniaNow) — President Serzh Sargsyan of Armenia and President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan agreed to respect the ceasefire in Nagorno Karabagh and resume their dialogue to find a compromise peace deal during internationally[...]

BAKU (Public Radio of Armenia) — Late in the evening of May 9, the day before the birthday of former Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev, a statue dedicated to the father of the current president of Azerbaijan was covered with graffiti[...]

STRASBOURG, France (Public Radio of Armenia) — Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney is representing award-winning Azerbaijani reporter Khadija Ismayilova at the European Court of Human Rights. Ismayilova, an outspoken critic of the[...]

By Will Fitzgibbon, Miranda Patrucic and Marcos García Rey BAKU (Irish Times) — On October 31st, 2003, Ilham Aliyev, the newly elected president ofAzerbaijan, stood behind a podium and a profusion of white flowers to address[...]

BAKU (Armenpress) — Amnesty International this week launched a campaign demanding the release of Azerbaijani spouses Arif and Leyla Yunus for treatment. Azerbaijani authorities interfere with the departure abroad for emergency medical[...]

By Florence Avakian NEW YORK — The 28th anniversary of the Sumgait pogroms was remembered and commemorated on February 28 at St. Vartan Cathedral. It was sponsored and organized by Marina Bagdasarova of the Brooklyn Armenian Mission[...]