U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned that tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh could escalate into a much broader conflict.
Azerbaijan's government says it is launching a program to pay compensation to depositors in the Soviet-era Azerbaijan Savings Bank, which collapsed in the early 1990s during the breakup of the former U.S.S.R.
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has denied press reports it might exclude countries with poor human rights records from hosting future Eurovision contests.
Reports from Azerbaijan say the government has recalled its ambassador to Iran "for consultations."
The BP-Azerbaijan energy company says the flow of Azerbaijani natural gas to Turkey via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline has been halted after an explosion hit the line near the village of Sarikamis in Turkey.
Azerbaijan’s National Security Ministry says several terrorist attacks, including one planned for the eve of the Eurovision Song Contest, were thwarted by the Caucasus nation's secret services.
As pop performers competed at Baku's Crystal Hall, music fans and curious passersby took part in festivities on the streets of the Azerbaijani capital. (Photos by Abbas Atilay of RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service)
Swedish singer Loreen triumphs at the 57th Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, outscoring entries from her nearest rivals from Russia and Serbia.
Azerbaijani protests, fighting in Afghanistan, ships docking in space, Serbian presidential elections, and parliamentary fisticuffs in Ukraine.
The annual Eurovision song contest is usually watched by a TV audience of more than 100 million people worldwide. On the eve of this year's event, police on May 25 detained dozens of anti-government protesters in Baku.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia as part of an eight-day trip to countries in northern Europe, the Caucasus and Turkey, which she is due to start on May 31.
Police in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, have detained about 30 opposition protesters who were demonstrating against the country's poor human rights record.