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Azerbaijan: Country in the Caucasus of southwestern Asia
Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, and has an 11 km (6.8 mi) long border with Turkey in the northwest.


European rights body urges Azerbaijan to respect freedom of expression

Azerbaijan needs to respect freedom of expression, improve access to lawyers and uphold the rights of internally displaced persons, the top European rights watchdog said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Azerbaijan to hold parliamentary elections on February 9

Azerbaijan will hold a parliamentary election on Feb. 9, an order posted on the president's website said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Azerbaijan

Zidane confirms Bale won't feature against Galatasaray despite Wales call up [Video]Zidane confirms Bale won't feature against Galatasaray despite Wales call up

Despite being called up to the Welsh squad, Gareth Bale will not play against Galatasaray, Zinedine Zidane confirms.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:56Published


Azeri parliament asks to be dissolved, calls for snap elections

Azerbaijan's parliament on Monday formally asked President Ilham Aliyev to dissolve it and to schedule new parliamentary elections.
Reuters - Published

Azeri ruling party calls for early parliamentary election: official

Azerbaijan's ruling party has decided to ask President Ilham Aliyev to call an early parliamentary election and has initiated the dissolution of parliament, a top party official said on Thursday, a..
Reuters - Published

Wales win in Azerbaijan to keep alive automatic Euro qualification hope

Wales ease to a comfortable win in Azerbaijan to ensure their bid to qualify automatically for Euro 2020 will go down to the wire.
BBC News - Published

Wales: Aaron Ramsey returns for Wales crucial Euro 2020 qualifiers

Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale are included in Wales' squad for decisive Euro 2020 qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Hungary after recent fitness concerns.
BBC News - Published

Azeri leader dismisses head of administration in deepening shake-up

Azerbaijan's president dismissed the influential head of his presidential administration on Wednesday, part of a reshuffle since he criticized the pace of economic reforms in the oil- and gas-..
Reuters - Published

Azerbaijan's president appoints tax minister as new economy minister

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev on Wednesday appointed Minister of Taxes Mikayil Jabbarov as economy minister, according to a presidential decree.
Reuters - Published

Azerbaijan president promotes economy minister to vice PM: Azertag

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev on Tuesday relieved Economy Minister Shakhin Mustafayev of his duties and appointed him a Deputy Prime Minister, state news agency Azertag reported.
Reuters - Published

Azeri police detain scores of protesters, including opposition party leader

Police in Azerbaijan on Saturday detained scores of protesters, including the leader of the main opposition Popular Front, at the start of a planned rally against low salaries, corruption and a lack of..
Reuters - Published

Azeri PM resigns, parliament votes for Asadov as successor

Azerbaijan's parliament on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the candidacy of presidential aide Ali Asadov as prime minister, after Norvuz Mamedov tendered his resignation, the parliamentary speaker..
Reuters - Published

Harrods shopper at centre of 'McMafia' court case escapes extradition to Azerbaijan

Zamira Hajiyeva would not get fair trial in home country, lawyers say
Independent - Published

'We didn't play enough to our ability' - Relief amid disappointment for Wales manager Giggs

Wales boss Ryan Giggs saw positives as they beat Azerbaijan in a Euro 2020 qualifier, but was also disappointed by some aspects.
BBC News - Published

Bale rescues Wales with late header

Gareth Bale saves Wales from a humiliating home draw against Azerbaijan with a late goal to boost their stuttering bid to qualify for Euro 2020.
BBC News - Published

Russia strips Azeri blogger of citizenship and moves to deport him

Russia has ordered an immigrant blogger critical of the authorities in his native Azerbaijan to be deported there after revoking his Russian citizenship, his family said.
Reuters - Published

Europa League play-off: Linfield earn stunning 3-2 first-leg win over Qarabag

Two goals from an inspired Shayne Lavery help Linfield stun Azerbaijan champions Qarabag 3-2 in the Europa League play-off first leg.
BBC News - Published

Ashley Williams: Wales captain left out of squad for Euro 2020 qualifier

Captain Ashley Williams is left out of the Wales squad for their Euro 2020 qualifier against Azerbaijan in Cardiff next month.
BBC News - Published

Azerbaijan rescues crew from Iranian ship before it sinks in Caspian Sea

Azerbaijan rescued all nine crew members of an Iranian cargo vessel on Friday before it sunk in the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan's state maritime agency said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Two soldiers killed in accidental blast at Azerbaijan military base: RIA

Two soldiers were killed and one was injured after a tank shell exploded at a military base in Azerbaijan on Saturday, Russian news agency RIA cited the Azeri ministry of defense as saying in a..
Reuters - Published

Azerbaijan cancels $1 billion contract with Boeing for safety reasons

Azerbaijan airline AZAL has canceled a $1 billion contract with Boeing to purchase 10 737 MAX jets, a spokesman said on Monday, following the fatal crashes involving the aircraft in Ethiopia and..
Reuters - Published

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