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RSF Calls For Withdrawal Of Charges Against Azerbaijani Politician

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the arrest of Faiq Amirov, a leading member of the Popular Front of Azerbaijan party. More

Five-year-old Joaquim Villano of Rio de Janeiro celebrates on the shoulders of his uncle after Brazil defeated Germany in the men's soccer gold-medal match at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Brazil Wins First Men’s Soccer Olympic Gold

Host Brazil beat Germany on penalties in Rio to win their first men's Olympic soccer gold medal and send the soccer-mad nation into ecstasy. More

Azerbaijan Arrests Four With Ties To Turkish Cleric Gulen

Azerbaijan authorities said they arrested four men with ties to Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, who Turkey has blamed for masterminding last month's attempted coup. More

Georgia's Vladimer Khinchegashvili snagged a gold medal in Rio's 57-kilogram men's freestyle wrestling tournament.

Georgia's Khinchegashvili Grabs Wrestling Gold; Iran, Azerbaijan Get Bronze

Georgia's Vladimer Khinchegashvili snagged a gold medal in Rio's 57-kilogram men's freestyle wrestling tournament, beating silver medalist Rei Higuchi of Japan. More

Iran's Hassan Aliazam Yazdanicharati celebrates after winning against Russia's Aniuar Geduev in their men's 74kg freestyle final match.

Iranian Wrestler Beats Out Russian, American To Take Gold Medal In Rio

Iranian wrestler Hassan Yazdanicharati won gold in the men's 74-kilogram freestyle competition at the Rio Olympics after the defeat of heavily favored competitors from Russia and the United States. More

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Azerbaijan's Central Bank Downplays Rumors Of Fresh Devaluation Of Manat

Just five weeks after Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev established a Financial Stability Council, the country's banks are experiencing an unprecedented demand for foreign currency. More

Suspected Shi'ite Insurgent Group On Trial In Azerbaijan

Eighteen men said to be members of an extremist religious group that sought to provoke mass unrest in order to seize power reject the charges as fabricated; several say they have been subjected to torture in an attempt to induce them to incriminate themselves, fellow defendants, and respected opposition leaders. More
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Video Failed 1991 Coup Changed U.S. Diplomacy Toward U.S.S.R.

A failed coup in August 1991 by hard-liners in the Soviet government is widely seen as contributing to the dissolution of the Soviet Union by the end of 1991. To mark the 25th anniversary of the so-called August coup, RFE/RL spoke with former U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns about Washington's perspective during those heady events.
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