A court in Baku sentenced five defendants to prison for beating to death a journalist last August after the victim had criticized a professional soccer player on social media. (RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service)
In Azerbaijan, five men have been jailed for up to 13 years in the beating death of a journalist who had criticized a national soccer star.
Residents of Baku posted videos of flooded streets and cars filling up with water after a rainstorm. The city's sewer system seemed unable to handle the deluge. (RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service)
An Azerbaijani opposition leader who was recently freed from jail has accused President Ilham Aliyev of personally orchestrating a campaign of political imprisonments in the country.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has called for "an ultimate resolution" of the decades-old Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Prominent Azerbaijani writer Akram Aylisli has been detained by police at Baku International Airport and prevented from travelling abroad to an Italian literary festival.
International organizations have welcomed the decision by the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan to release jailed human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev after nearly a year in prison.
The World Bank has provided Azerbaijan with an additional $140 million loan to complete the widening and improvement of the Baku-Shamakhi highway.
Azerbaijani military officials say two soldiers have been killed in fighting with the Armenian Army, the latest in a growing number of clashes over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Azerbaijan's Supreme Court has commuted a seven-and-a-half-year prison sentence against prominent human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev, paving the way for his release after nearly a year in prison.
Even as tributes poured in for Nazim Gadzhiyev after he was murdered in Daghestan, there were some who also said he belonged to a generation of Lezgin activists who were not in tune with today's political landscape.
Residents of the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, gathered to watch dance performances and carnival acts during the holiday of Norouz, the Persian New Year, on March 21. (RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service)