Azerbaijan

How Armenia Has Navigated The Coronavirus Pandemic—despite Azerbaijan

Varuzhan Nersesyan Security, Eurasia Even as the UN secretary-general has pleaded for a global cessation of hostilities amidst this unprecedented health crisis, Azerbaijan has chosen to escalate its war rhetoric against Armenia and...
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Attack! Turkey And Azerbaijan Are Teaming Up On Drones

Caleb Larson Security, Europe The two natural allies share religious and linguistic similarities—and now drones too. The Azeri parliament recently approved of a bill that would allow the state to accept money from Turkey that would then be used...
Related topics: Turkey, Drones, Religion

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Azerbaijan Declares Strict Weekend Lockdown After Surge In Covid-19 Cases

This may not have been the country's last weekend lockdownThe intersection of Istiqlaliyyet and Nigar Refibeyli Street in a deserted Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Photo (c): Akbar Mammadov. Used with permission. Azerbaijanis kept themselves...
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Azerbaijan Making Promising Strides In Advancing Economic Freedom

Until the global economy was hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic, oil production was booming in Azerbaijan. The country’s vast hydrocarbon and other natural resources—the backbone of its economy—were enabling it to serve as a significant...

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Azerbaijan 1918-1920 Democratic Republic: Islamic World’s First Secular Parliamentary

Exactly 102 years ago, on May 28, 1918, Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (ADR) was established, to be the first parliamentary democracy among all Muslim nations. This paramount event, of historical importance, was considered a most significant...

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Azerbaijan, Among Flattening The Curve Nations

The news speaks about flattening the curve and reductions in Coronavirus detected cases the world over. Often the media mentions flattening the curve in the United States, European countries, even Israel. But what about countries that do not make...
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Chevron Exits Azerbaijan In $1.6 Billion Deal

It's finally happening. Chevron (NYSE: CVX) is selling off its investment in the oil-rich former Soviet Union nation of Azerbaijan -- and its exit couldn't come at a better time for this energy giant.Across the country and around the world, oil...
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Azerbaijani President Says Nation May Lose $1 Billion If Oil Prices Do Not Rebound After Opec+ Deal

BAKU (Sputnik) - Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said on Tuesday that the country could lose about $1 billion if oil prices do not rebound after the OPEC+ agreement.
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Azerbaijan: Coping With The Invisible Monster Covid-19

The Novel Coronavirus – an unseen enemy – snuck unnoticed into landlocked Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan is a landlocked country, strategically located between Russia and Iran in the South Caucasus region, on the western shores of the Caspian...
Related topics: Russia, Iran, Caucasus

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Azerbaijan Signals A Lockdown And A Crackdown In Fight Against Coronavirus

“How to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection,” reads this public information poster in a nearly empty cafe in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. Screenshot from BBC News Azərbaycanca's video March 18 YouTube video “Bakıda...
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Meet The International Bank Head That Swindled Millions Using Lawyers And Crooked Bankers

Meet The International Bank Head That Swindled Millions Using Lawyers And Crooked Bankers Jahangir Hajiyev, former chairman of the International Bank of Azerbaijan, used a tangled web of shell companies to move millions out of the...
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Fbi Probing Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Over Plot To Weaponize Crop-dusters - Reports

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has opened a probe into Blackwater founder Erik Prince over an alleged plot to turn crop-dusting planes into attack aircraft for use by mercenaries in Azerbaijan and Africa, media...
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Azerbaijan: Regional Force Of Stability And Connectivity

In a world where the power of conquest, subjugation and the practice of intolerance is the norm, the Republic of Azerbaijan stands out as being different. In my several visits to Azerbaijan, I learned a great deal about the meaning of the words...

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Fire Breaks Out In Biggest Shopping Mall In Azerbaijan - Video

BAKU (Sputnik) - A fire has broken out in the Sadarak shopping centre in the Azerbaijani capital Baku, the country’s Ministry of Emergency Situations said on Tuesday. The mall is considered to be the largest in the South Caucasus
Related topics: World Videos, Baku, Caucasus

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Azerbaijan's Snap Parliamentary Election Produces The Normal Results

Observers also allege widespread ballot stuffing and electoral fraudPresident Ilham Aliyev votes in Azerbaijan's snap parliamentary elections on February 9, 2020. Screenshot from AzTV's YouTube video “Prezident İlham Əliyev səs...
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Azerbaijan's Ruling Party Wins In Snap General Election

BAKU (Sputnik) – Azerbaijan's ruling party has announced its victory in the general election, which saw a turnout of almost 50 percent.
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Can Azerbaijan Deliver On Reform Promises?

There is a simple but fundamental skills gap that is not being addressed. Azerbaijan’s much-vaunted government reforms have appeared to gather pace in recent months.  Last autumn’s government reshuffle saw veteran apparatchiks replaced by...

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Azerbaijani Parliament Moves To Dissolve Itself

BAKU (Sputnik) - The president will decide on the timing of a snap parliamentary election. Elections were originally scheduled for November 2020.
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Expelling Human Rights Watch: Israel Joins Burundi, Uzbekistan And Other Authoritarian States

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – Israel on Sunday expelled the in-country director of Human Rights Watch from the country. Israel thereby joins dictatorships such as Uzbekistan, Burundi, Azerbaijan, and Egypt, which have also expelled HRW...
Related topics: Human Rights, Israel, Burundi, Uzbekistan, Egypt

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Iran 5.9 Magnitude Quake : Several Killed , Hundreds Injured. Aftershocks Rattled The Region

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck northwestern Iran early Friday, killing at least five people and injuring over 300 others, officials said. The temblor struck Tark county in Iran’s Eastern Azerbaijan province at 2:17 a.m., Iran’s...
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