The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe's (PACE) special rapporteur on political prisoners in Azerbaijan says he still has not received an official invitation or visa to visit that country.
U.S.-based pro-democracy group Freedom House calls popular uprisings that have swept the Arab world the greatest challenge to authoritarian rule since the collapse of Soviet communism.
Iranian-Azerbaijani tensions -- which have been escalating for weeks -- have apparently erupted into a cyberskirmish that has affected dozens of websites in both countries.
The websites of several Azerbaijani state bodies were hacked on January 16 and some were inaccessible for several hours
Armenia has officially confirmed reports that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will soon host another meeting between his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts on the unresolved conflict over the breakaway Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Police have attacked hundreds of Azerbaijani taxi drivers protesting in Baku against new restrictions on the use of privately owned automobiles for taxis.
Representatives of five extra-parliamentary opposition parties met on January 12 in Baku to formalize the creation of a new Resistance Movement for a Democratic Society.
A spokesman for the Azerbaijani Interior Ministry says the traffic policemen in an RFE/RL video that appears to show them casually stopping motorists and taking bribes have been dismissed after an internal investigation.
Just seven months after joining the Non-Aligned Movement, Azerbaijan is now revitalizing its engagement with the NATO alliance.
A major film adaptation of one of the Caucasus's best-known literary works is now in the pipeline.
This video by RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service was filmed on December 31. The video shows traffic police officers stopping cars in Baku and seemingly -- some might say unashamedly -- taking bribes from numerous drivers.
Azerbaijani social-media activists have launched a Facebook campaign called the Great Movement of the People in an attempt to strengthen public supervision of government actions it considers illegal.