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Latest Azerbaijan News

Activist Detained In Azerbaijan

Another human rights defender has been detained in Azerbaijan. More

Khadija İsmayilova

Azeri Journalist Ismayilova Fined In Libel Case

Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor who faces an array of charges she says are politically motivated, has been convicted of libel and fined 2,500 manats ($3,180). More

Arif Yunus

Baku Extends Activist's Pretrial Detention

A court in Azerbaijan has reportedly ordered human rights activist Arif Yunus can be held in pretrial detention for at least five more months. More

Stavros Lambrinidis

EU Rights Envoy Urged To Press Azerbaijan On Jailed Activists

Leading rights watchdogs are urging the European Union special representative for human rights to use his visit to Azerbaijan to press for the release of dozens of activists and journalists jailed on what they say are politically motivated charges. More

Azerbaijan Devalues Currency

​The Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) has abruptly devalued the country's currency against the dollar and the euro. More

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Court Jails Russian For Fighting With Caucasus Emirate, Islamic State In Syria

A court in Nalchik, the capital of the Russian republic of Karbardino-Balkaria, jailed a resident of the republic on February 25 for 18 months for fighting in Syria with the Caucasus Emirate, a North Caucasus-based militant Islamist group. More

Iran Seeking Role In Selling Gas To Europe

Iranian officials have been signaling to potential customers in Europe, potential suppliers in the Caspian Basin, and transit country Turkey that Iran is not merely ready to get into the game, but perhaps even essential to it. More
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Features & Commentary

U.S. Jewish Groups Back Azerbaijan Despite Rights Concerns

Amid international criticism of Azerbaijan’s human rights record, U.S.-based Jewish organizations are firm in their support of Baku.

Azerbaijani Journalist Ismayilova Remains Defiant

Investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova -- a prominent contributor to RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service -- has been in custody in Baku for more than one month. Despite a mounting international outcry, there is no end in sight for her ordeal.

Muslim Press Reacts To Charlie Hebdo Attack

Media in the Muslim world have published a wide variety of reactions to the deadly attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

What's The EEU And What Are Its Chances?

It once was touted as an eastern alternative to the European Union and an attempt to resurrect the Soviet Union. But as the Eurasian Economic Union comes into existence with its three founding members -- Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan -- already squabbling, the future of the Kremlin's pet project looks uncertain.
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