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Protesters rally in Nardaran on November 26.

Elders Demand Probe Into Azeri Raid

Authorities in Azerbaijan say two police officers and four suspected militants were killed during a raid on what the Interior Ministry described as a "criminal gang" that was planning terrorist attacks in the country. More

Azerbaijan Returns Karabakh Defector

Azerbaijan has handed over to its breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region a separatist fighter who defected earlier this year to the Azerbaijani side. More

Internet Outage Hits Azerbaijan

RFE/RL's correspondents report from Azerbaijan that a massive Internet outage affected daily life in the oil-rich former Soviet republic in the South Caucasus on November 16. More

Azerbaijani Troops Kill Two Armenian Soldiers

Azerbaijan says its troops killed two Armenian soldiers and wounded several others in what it calls an attempted attack by an Armenian "saboteur" group against Azerbaijani positions late on November 12. More

Video EU Welcomes Yunus Release

The European Union has welcomed the decision of a Baku court to release human rights activist Arif Yunus on health grounds, calling the ruling "a welcome and positive humanitarian gesture." More

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Azerbaijani Theologian Said To Have Been Plotting Coup

At least four local Shi'ite Muslims and two police officers have died in violent clashes in the settlement of Nardaran, while 14 people, including charismatic young theologian Taleh Bagirzade and three other members of the Movement for Muslim Unity he founded in January, were taken into custody. More
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'Never Been Worse': Opposition, Election Monitors Boycott Vote In Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan is holding parliamentary elections that will be boycotted by key international monitors and all of the country’s established opposition parties. The November 1 poll follows a two-year government crackdown on civil society in the oil-rich Caspian Sea state.
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