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Elmar Mammadyarov (file photo)

Russian, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers To Hold Talks

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov is in Moscow where he will hold talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov. More

Staff from RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service are held in their Baku offices on December 26 by state prosecutors who say they have a court order to close the bureau down.

RFE/RL Closes Baku Bureau

RFE/RL has closed its Baku bureau, after Azerbaijani authorities sealed the office shut in December 2014 in connection with a government-led campaign against foreign organizations. More

Russia: EU Missed Chance To Narrow Split

Russia says the two-day EU Eastern Partnership summit in Riga has lost "another opportunity to make a step toward bridging a widening gap on the continent." More

Video Disagreements Shadow EU Summit

Participants at the EU's Eastern Partnership summit have agreed on a final document affirming the bloc's relations with six neighboring countries in spite of sharp differences on key issues. More

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian meet in Riga on 21 May.

EU Partnership Summit Gathers

The European Union on May 21 reassured its six Eastern European partners that the 28-nation bloc "is as committed as ever" to building closer reations with them. More

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Still One Big Obstacle To Turkmen Gas To Europe

“The Caspian Sea is a sea of peace and friendship.” Top officials in the five Caspian littoral states -- Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan -- have been repeating that line for two decades. This mantra is about to be put to the test. More
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News Analysis: EU Eastern Partnership Summit Exposes Fault Line Between Members

The EU Eastern Partnership summit in Riga has revealed a new split in Europe that divides the European Union's six "eastern partners" themselves.

Photogallery Deadly Blaze Reveals Ugly Truth Behind Baku Beautification

With less than three weeks until the start of the European Games in Baku, authorities are coming under criticism for shoddy construction practices believed to behind a May 19 fire that left 15 people dead.

Video B.B. King Wowed Soviet Audiences

Fans around the world are mourning King's death, but for music lovers in Moscow and the countries of the former Soviet Union, King's loss strikes particularly close to home.

For Victory Day, Post-Soviets Show Their Colors -- Just Not Orange And Black

Red, purple, pink, blue-and-gold. Many people in post-Soviet countries are choosing any color, it seems, for their Victory Day symbols -- just not the orange-and-black of Russia's St. George ribbon.

PEN Honors Ismayilova As Azerbaijani Journalist Begins Sixth Month In Custody

Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova is beginning her sixth month in a Baku jail on charges she says are retribution for her corruption reporting. On May 5, she will be given a prestigious freedom-of-speech award by the PEN American Center amid international calls for her release and the release of others believed jailed for their civic activism.
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