Azerbaijani human rights activist Leyla Yunus was released from prison due to poor health. (RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service)
Prominent Azerbaijani human rights activist Leyla Yunus has been freed from prison due to her deteriorating health, although she and her fellow activist husband still face treason charges.
A court in Kyiv has sentenced two Azerbaijani citizens for attacks against Maidan activists during the early 2014 protests that brought down Ukraine's former President Viktor Yanukovych.
Armenian authorities have detained a retired military officer on charges of spying for Azerbaijan.
The deputy chairman of Azerbaijan's opposition Popular Front Party, Fuad Qahramanli, has been arrested in Baku in connection with a deadly security operation in the city's suburbs last month.
Mourners in Azerbaijan have attended the first funerals for victims of a massive oil rig fire that began on December 4. (RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service)
In the wake of the downing of a Russian jet by Turkey, Turkic-speaking countries that are also formerly part of the Soviet Union face some serious challenges in balancing ties between Moscow and Ankara.
Flames licked high into the night sky at a Caspian Sea oil rig, as Azerbaijani firefighting ships doused water on the blaze three days after it began in a storm. Reports indicated dozens of people have been killed. (RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service)
Azerbaijani officials say one of their army officers has been killed as a result of a shoot-out along the contact line with Azerbaijan's breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Hopes faded for more than 20 oil workers still missing as rescue workers pulled bodies from the Caspian Sea, three days after a fire swept through a drilling rig off Azerbaijan's coast.
Azerbaijani authorities have detained the former head of the country's biggest bank on suspicion of fraud and misappropriation of public funds.
Authorities in Azerbaijan have found the body of a second dead oil worker and were searching for 29 others missing since a storm caused their Caspian Sea offshore oil rig to catch fire.