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After a decade of political manoeuvring, Azerbaijan launches major oil pipeline to the West.
26 May 05
Disgruntled businessmen try to take a stand against increased bribe-taking and a lack of transparency.
12 May 05
Rivalry between two religious bodies blamed for thwarted Haj hopes of hundreds of Azerbaijani Muslims.
26 Jan 05
Economic cooperation between the two allies is hurt by a very public dispute.
3 Nov 04
A lucrative business in false disability benefits is on the rise.
11 Aug 04
Amidst accusations of failure, the Azerbaijan government decides to keep its privatisation programme going.
21 Jul 04
Azerbaijan’s “third sector” appeals for better treatment from the authorities
15 Apr 04
A new anti-corruption programme could help change Azerbaijan’s corrupt bureaucracy – if it is enforced.
29 Jan 04
Ordinary people face a double blow from new taxes on imported goods and creeping rises in the price of bread.
8 Jan 04
The construction bonanza is changing the Baku skyline, but also prompting questions about whether the industry is a cover for money-launderers.
21 Nov 03