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A steep rise in Russian gas prices is making Azerbaijan and its South Caucasian neighbours look for new energy sources.
7 Jan 06
Azerbaijanis who fled during the Karabakh conflict were able to vote for a member of parliament who may not set foot in the disputed region.
10 Nov 05
Azeri oil industry employees secure substantial pay rise following mass industrial action.
5 Nov 05
Failed comeback by leading opposition politician Rasul Guliyev ends with several government ministers sacked.
20 Oct 05
Salary hikes for force blighted by endemic corruption not expected to get at root of problem.
30 Sep 05
The start of election campaigning has reignited the controversy over how independent the country’s new public service television station is.
8 Sep 05
Arrest of opposition activist on spying charge heats pre-election passions in Baku.
10 Aug 05
Baku’s overtures towards an unrecognised territory cause controversy.
28 Jul 05
President condemns opponents as “common criminals”, but there are signs that having made its point, the government may release seven convicted men.
28 Oct 04
The Azerbaijani government is defying international pressure to sell off the largest bank in the region.
5 May 04