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Azerbaijani Hunger Striker Denied Bail
The 40-year-old faces up to five years in prison following an arrest many see as directly related to his criticism of the interior ministry.
27 Jan 23
Azerbaijani Women Embrace The Headscarf
Islam is on the rise in the oil-rich, secular South Caucasus country and the hijab is a way to make a statement.
26 Jul 22
Azerbaijani Journalist Threatened Over High-Profile Trial
Rights organisations maintain that systematic lack of action in investigating such crimes serves to empower perpetrators.
13 May 22
Azerbaijan’s Balancing Act between Russia and Ukraine
With Russian peacekeepers in Nagorny Karabakh, the region is Baku’s Achilles’ heel.
18 Mar 22
Azerbaijan-Armenia: New Games, Old Conflict
Armenians send a team, but get a hostile reception from flag-waving crowds.
10 Jul 15
Karabakh Peace Prospects Shot Down Together With Helicopter?
Mutual recriminations as helicopter downing mars efforts to rebuild dialogue between leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
20 Nov 14
Azerbaijan Closes Gülen Schools
Once seen as an instrument of Turkish soft power, the educational programme has fallen foul of a battle between Prime Minister Erdoğan and influential preacher Fethullah Gülen.
4 Jul 14
Senior Azeri Official Sacked in Spillover From Turkish Internal Strife
Leaked emails used to claim that some senior figures in Baku are linked to influential Turkish cleric.
28 Mar 14
No Signs of Turkey-Armenia Thaw
Turkey now says Armenia must mend fences with its other neighbour Azerbaijan before rapprochement can happen.
24 Dec 13