Post Tagged with: "Azerbaijan"

Bulgaria probes $3bn Azerbaijan Laundromat claims

September 7, 2017 10:30 pm
Bulgaria probes $3bn Azerbaijan Laundromat claims

This file photo shows Kalin Mitrev (L) and Irina Bokova (2nd L) taking a photo with Chinese President Xi Jinping (2nd R) and his wife Peng Liyuan (R) in Beijing. Bulgaria’s chief prosecutor has launched an investigation into allegations of money laundering by the country’s representative to the European Bank […]

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European Union urges urgent release of detained opposition activists in Azerbaijan

June 5, 2017 5:00 pm
European Union urges urgent release of detained opposition activists in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev (L) and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the European Commission in Brussels on February 6, 2017 (Photo by AFP) The European Union has called on Azerbaijan to immediately release detained opposition figures amid growing global concerns over reports of the Baku government’s crackdown on dissidents. […]

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Azerbaijan destroys Armenia air defense in Nagorno-Karabakh

May 16, 2017 7:30 pm
Azerbaijan destroys Armenia air defense in Nagorno-Karabakh

The undated photo shows Armenian separatists preparing to fire artillery in Karabakh. Azerbaijan has destroyed an Armenian air defense system in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.​ An unnamed official from the press service of Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that the targeted system was located in the Fisuli-Khojavend sector of […]

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Armenia urges pressure on Azerbaijan ‘to deter war’

March 8, 2017 3:25 pm
Armenia urges pressure on Azerbaijan ‘to deter war’

President of Armenia Serzh Sarkisian (C) is seen on arrival in France on the invitation of French President François Hollande, March 7, 2017. The Armenian president has called on world powers to step up pressure on Azerbaijan to prevent what he called an all-out war over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. […]

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Azerbaijan launches Iran rail link

March 5, 2017 8:00 pm
Azerbaijan launches Iran rail link

Azerbaijan has launched a rail link with Iran by sending a train across the border to Iran’s northern city of Astara. Azerbaijan officially launched a rail link with Iran on Sunday by sending a train across the border to Iran’s northern city of Astara thus taking an ambitious multimodal transport […]

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hails Azerbaijan ties as ‘brotherly, strategic’

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hails Azerbaijan ties as ‘brotherly, strategic’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) welcomes his Azeri counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, in Tehran on March 5, 2017. (Photo by IRNA) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has hailed relations with neighboring Azerbaijan as “friendly, brotherly and strategic,” saying they share close views on regional issues. Tehran-Baku ties “have made considerable progress in the past […]

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Several Azerbaijani troops killed in Karabakh clashes

February 25, 2017 7:40 pm
Several Azerbaijani troops killed in Karabakh clashes

File photo of Armenian separatists preparing to launch artillery fire in the Karabakh region. Deadly clashes have broken out between Azerbaijani troops and Armenian separatists over the breakaway Karabakh region, authorities on both sides say. Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said in a statement that Armenian forces “attempted an intrusion into Azerbaijani territory along […]

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Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev appoints first lady Mehriban Aliyeva as vice-president

February 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev appoints first lady Mehriban Aliyeva as vice-president

The file photo shows Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev (R) and his wife and newly-appointed Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has appointed his socialite wife Mehriban Aliyeva as the vice-president of the oil-rich Caspian Sea country. Mehriban Aliyeva “is appointed the first vice-president of the Republic of Azerbaijan,” the […]

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Iran to create fully-owned bank in Azerbaijan

February 16, 2017 5:30 pm
Iran to create fully-owned bank in Azerbaijan

Valiollah Seif, the governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), says the country plans to establish a bank in Azerbaijan with 100 percent Iranian ownership. Iran’s top banker says the country plans to establish a bank in Azerbaijan with 100 percent Iranian ownership. Azerbaijan’s Trend news agency in a […]

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‘Prominent Azerbaijani activist kidnapped, tortured’

January 11, 2017 10:30 pm
‘Prominent Azerbaijani activist kidnapped, tortured’

The undated photo shows prominent Azerbaijani blogger and rights campaigner Mehman Huseynov. Plainclothes attackers have abducted and tortured a prominent Azerbaijani opposition blogger and whistle-blower, the latest incident of the harsh treatment of activists and rights campaigners in the oil-rich ex-Soviet country. Mehman Huseynov, who serves as the chairman of […]

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Azerbaijan bans journalist from traveling abroad

December 8, 2016 10:30 pm
Azerbaijan bans journalist from traveling abroad

Investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, center, speaks to reporters right after her release from prison in Baku, Azerbaijan, May 25, 2016. (Photo by AP) Azerbaijan has upheld a travel ban on a prominent investigative journalist, whose conviction of corruption earlier this year angered rights groups at home and abroad. On Thurday, […]

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Azerbaijani court jails youth opposition activist for 10 years

October 25, 2016 9:30 pm
Azerbaijani court jails youth opposition activist for 10 years

The file photo shows Azeri youth activist Giyas Ibrahimov alongside a member of the security forces. An Azerbaijani court has sentenced a youth activist to 10 years in prison as the government has come under fire over its pervasive crackdown on dissent in the Caucasus country. On Tuesday, a court in the […]

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Azerbaijan’s voters take part in referendum on constitutional amendments

September 26, 2016 5:30 pm
Azerbaijan’s voters take part in referendum on constitutional amendments

A man votes at a polling station during a referendum on boosted presidency in Baku on September 26, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Azerbaijan’s voters have taken part in a referendum to vote on numerous changes to the constitution, including boosting presidency and extending his term in office. The poll on […]

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Azerbaijan delivers 22 Iranian prisoners to Iran

September 12, 2016 6:00 pm
Azerbaijan delivers 22 Iranian prisoners to Iran

Iranian prisoners extradited by Azerbaijan board a bus on the Astara border checkpoint on September 12, 2016. © IRNA Azerbaijan has delivered 22 Iranian inmates to the Islamic Republic in line with an agreement on swap of prisoners already reached between the two countries. The inmates were handed over to Iranian […]

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Iran says ready to store gas in Azerbaijan

August 11, 2016 6:30 pm
Iran says ready to store gas in Azerbaijan

Iran’s Deputy Petroleum Minister for International Affairs Amir-Hossein Zamaniniya says the Islamic Republic may start pumping natural gas into underground storage facilities in Azerbaijan in the near future. Iran says it may start pumping natural gas into underground storage facilities in Azerbaijan in the near future.   The announcement has […]

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