Armenia's National Assembly has adopted a controversial government bill allowing the existence of a limited number of foreign-language schools in Armenia.
The municipal authorities and businessmen in Ganca, Azerbaijan's second-largest city, are preparing to celebrate President Ilham Aliyev's 49th birthday on December 24 with a 49-meter-long cake.
Several thousand people taking part in an Ashura ceremony in a village near Baku have protested a ban on the wearing of hijabs in schools.
Oil giant BP reportedly suffered a major explosion on a gas platform in Azerbaijan in September 2008.
Police in the Azerbaijani capital Baku have broken up a demonstration for the right to wear Islamic heads scarves in schools.
Armenian President Serzh Sarksian says his country will recognize Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent country if Azerbaijan uses force to resolve their dispute over the breakaway region.
Hundreds of people protested in Azerbaijan today for the right to wear Islamic head scarves in schools, challenging the strictly secular regime.
Corruption is on the rise in many countries, but so is the number of people willing to report incidents of it, according to a new report by the watchdog group Transparency International.
Armenia has threatened to formally recognize the breakaway Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent state if Baku tries to use force to win back the disputed enclave and other Armenian-controlled territories near it.
Delegates at the OSCE's two-day summit in Astana, Kazakhstan, had hoped for a breakthrough deal on a new OSCE action plan to strengthen the organization in the future.
The OSCE's first summit in more than a decade wraps up today in Kazakhstan, with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev saying that something should be done to prevent the organization from losing its "potential."
Officials from four human rights organizations will meet with Council of Europe officials in Strasbourg to discuss the case of imprisoned Azerbaijani journalist Eynulla Fatullayev.