Three prominent human rights and media freedom groups have written an open letter to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev regarding the case of two bloggers currently on trial for hooliganism.
The Azerbaijani Minister of Youth and Sport has criticized RFE/RL for covering news about the interrogation of some people who voted for the Armenian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest.
The trial of two Azerbaijani bloggers arrested on charges of hooliganism has begun in Baku in a case that rights groups say is an attempt by authorities to stifle dissent.
Two opposition bloggers have gone on trial in Azerbaijan in what rights groups say is part of an attempt to silence dissent and serve warning to emerging online media in the oil-producing state.
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has invited his Azeri counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, to visit Ashgabat later this month to celebrate the finish of the Silk Road 2009 rally.
Azerbaijan has hinted at possible progress in its conflict with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh, in unusually positive comments that follow a breakthrough in ties between Armenia and Azerbaijani ally Turkey.
A Baku economic court recently upheld a decision by Suraxani authorities against the mosque and ruled that it be demolished.
A spokesman for Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry, Elkhan Polukhov, said that country is a "supporter of disarmament, not armament."
Javid Huseynov argues that one of the keys to finding a peaceful resolution for Nagorno-Karabakh is achieving the normalization of relations between the region's ethnic Armenian and Azeri communities.
Turkmenistan has announced plans to build a naval base on its Caspian Sea coast, an area at the center of a territorial dispute with Azerbaijan over oil and gas fields.
It behooves Western decision makers to fully appreciate Turkey's energy big picture or risk upcoming surprises such as Armenian electricity exports to Turkey and a Russia-dominated Turkish nuclear sector.
An Appeal’s Court in Azerbaijan has upheld a lower court’s rejection of a lawsuit brought by two young bloggers alleging “inhumane treatment” by the police as they await trial.