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Latest Azerbaijan News

Karabkah Says It Killed Azeri Soldiers

Nagorno-Karabakh says its forces have killed two Azerbaijani soldiers in an operation to recover the bodies of three crew members whose helicopter was shot down by Azerbaijan earlier this month. More

The breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region’s leader  Bako Sahakyan (left) greets Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian at Stepanakert airport on November 13.

Karabakh Dismisses Baku Airspace Warning

Authorities in Azerbaijan’s breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region have dismissed a statement by Baku warning it had declared the airspace over the territory closed. More

Azerbaijan Says Airspace Over Nagorno-Karabakh Closed

Azerbaijan has warned that the airspace over its breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region is closed after the Azerbaijani military shot down a helicopter belonging to the ethnic Armenian-controlled territory's forces. More

Baku claims it shot down the helicopter after it "attempted to open fire" on its troops. (file photo)

U.S. Concerned About Downing Of Nagorno-Karabakh Helicopter

Washington has expressed concern about the downing by Azerbaijani forces of a military helicopter of the self-proclaimed “self-defense forces” of Nagorno-Karabakh – a breakaway region of Azerbaijan that is controlled by ethnic Armenians. More

An Armenian Mi-24 combat helicopter flies near Yerevan. (file photo)

Baku 'Shoots Down' Armenian Helicopter

Azerbaijan's military says it has shot down an Mi-24 combat helicopter near the breakaway territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and reports said three people were killed, in what Armenia's Defense Ministry called an "unprecedented provocation." More

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'Women Are Afraid Of Us,' Says Azerbaijani IS Militant

A militant who refers to himself as "Khattab, the Terror of Azerbaijan,” appears in a new video that has been widely shared on Russian-language, pro-Islamic State social-media networks. More

Azerbaijan Moderates Stance At Paris Karabakh Talks

Few observers seriously believed that the Paris talks between the Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders would yield significant progress, let alone a breakthrough, in resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. But a softening of Baku's negotiating position is one of several reasons why the meeting may herald a new phase in the talks. More
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Features & Commentary

Video Full Transcript: Interview With New EU Enlargement Chief Hahn

In an exclusive interview with RFE/RL, the EU's new neighborhood and enlargement negotiation commissioner, Johannes Hahn, speaks about his view on the latest developments in Ukraine, the future of the Eastern Partnership and his approach to Belarus and Azerbaijan. In his first extended appearance for international media he also set out his strategy for Western Balkan countries such as Serbia, Bosnia, and Macedonia.

Journalist Group Says Reporters' Killers Almost Never Face Justice

Murdering journalists is one way to keep the public in the dark about criminal activities. It is also virtually risk-free, since worldwide 90 percent of the killers never face justice.

In Many Countries, Distance From Ebola Brings A Sense Of Safety

In many parts of Eurasia, people think they are far enough away from Africa to be safe from Ebola. Is that a false sense of security?

Sparks Fly Over Scholar’s Azeri Ties

A scholar who consistently promotes Azerbaijan in the U.S. media and to American officials reacted angrily at a Columbia University event this week on European energy when a student asked her about her failure to disclose her ties to Azerbaijan's state-owned energy giant SOCAR.

Can The Sakharov Prize Save Leyla Yunus?

Activist Leyla Yunus has been transferred to Azerbaijan's most notorious detention center after already spending nearly three months behind bars on what supporters say are false charges.

Azerbaijani Journalist Fears Arrest As Part Of Continuing Crackdown

Leading Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova has been told she faces arrest when she returns to her country. Ismayilova has spoken out about the months-long crackdown on independent journalists and human rights activists in the oil-rich country.

Anar Mammadli, A Tireless Rights Advocate

Jailed Azerbaijani human rights defender Anar Mammadli, the recipient of the 2014 Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize, has tirelessly denounced the deepening crackdown on human rights in Azerbaijan.
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