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Latest Azerbaijan News

Opposition Azeri Journalist Detained

Police in Azerbaijan's Abseron district have detained a well-known opposition journalist named Seymur Hazi. More

U.S. Condemns Beating Of Azerbaijani Journalist, Rights Activist

The United States has condemned the beating of an Azerbaijani journalist and rights activist in the country's Naxcivan exclave. More

A picture released by the official website of Iran's Revolutionary Guards on August 25 shows an alleged Israeli drone that was shot down above the Natanz uranium-enrichment site.

Iran: 'Israeli' Drone Has 'Ex-Soviet' Origin

An Iranian military official said on August 27 that an alleged Israeli drone shot down close to the Natanz nuclear facility was launched from a former Soviet Republic to the north of Iran. More

Rena Safaraliyeva, executive director of Transparency Azerbaijan, says the group has been unable to receive funds from abroad.

Azeri Transparency Under Pressure

Transparency International’s office in Baku says it is being forced to suspend some of its projects in Azerbaijan because of problems receiving funds through its bank in Baku. More

Azerbaijani Activist Named As Rights Prize Finalist

Azerbaijani human rights activist Anar Mammadli has been named as one of three finalists for the 2014 Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize. More

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Fighting In Nagorno-Karabakh: War Or War Dance?

Even though the recent hostilities in the vicinity of the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh are the most serious since the signing of a cease-fire 20 years ago, most Armenian observers doubt that they presage all-out war. More
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Features & Commentary

Together A Lifetime, Azeri Activists Now Apart And In Jail

It's been nearly a month since Azerbaijani rights activist Leyla Yunus and her husband, historian Arif Yunus, were jailed on charges of fraud and antistate activity. The couple's only child, Dinara, talks about her parents' loving relationship -- and the pain of their separation.
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'The Hardest Part Is I Can't See You' -- Azeri Activist's Prison Letter To Jailed Husband

With her health reportedly deteriorating, detained Azerbaijani rights activist Leyla Yunus has penned an open letter to her husband -- who himself was arrested and charged with treason shortly after her.
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Amid Karabakh Tensions, Both Armenia And Azerbaijan View Russia Uneasily

Russian President Vladimir Putin got the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan to sit down together in Sochi on August 10 to ease tensions over Nagorno-Karabakh. But both South Caucasus countries are wary of what Moscow's intentions might be.
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Video Man's Death After Mysterious Border Crossing Sparks Row Between Baku, Yerevan

An Armenian man has died in Azerbaijan after crossing the border in mysterious circumstances. The incident has sparked a bitter dispute between the two rival countries.
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Karabakh Fighting Frays Nerves On Both Sides

Days of sometimes fierce exchanges of gunfire have revived fears that the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the breakaway Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh could once again explode. RFE/RL's Armenian and Azerbaijani services spoke to people caught in the middle of the fighting.
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Explainer: The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

What's behind the recent flare-up in violence around the breakaway Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh, and what are the chances of a settlement to the long-running dispute -- or an escalation?
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Azerbaijan Gets Tough In Bid To Silence Its Loudest Critic

Authorities in Baku have charged prominent human rights activist Leyla Yunus with treason and other charges stemming from her work to ease tensions over Nagorno-Karabakh. International advocates are concerned about the health of the 58-year-old diabetic as she awaits trial in a Baku jail.
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Photogallery World War I Anniversary: Five Historians, Two Questions

One hundred years after the beginning of World War I, historians are still wondering how it started. Meanwhile many of the rest of us wonder if the global situation today is as perilous as it was on the eve of that cataclysm.
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TeliaSonera’s Behind-The-Scenes Connection To Azerbaijani President's Daughters

An investigative report by Khadija Ismayilova in collaboration with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project shows that through a trail of owners and offshore registrations, the two daughters of President Ilham Aliyev appear to be connected to Azerbaijan’s largest mobile phone business, Azercell.
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