Human rights groups act on behalf of frightened victims.
Religious affiliation – Shia or Sunni – determines which side volunteers take.
Experts say the process was manipulated to suit political ends and stir ethnic tensions.
Latest in a series of leadership changes arises out of difficult evolution of state-clergy relations.
Activists put their own safety at risk by helping others.
Swanky cars and iPhones for government staff seen as excessive at a time when money is tight.
Global Voices: Europe/Eurasia
New protocols introduced to reduce the number of caesareans may be putting lives at risk.
Independent, dissenting Azerbaijani voices have never been so ostracised.
Officials obscure systemic failings – aided by an uncritical media.