Friday 12 January 2018
January 08, 2018
Military In Nagorno-Karabakh Says Soldier Killed By Azerbaijani Sniper
Ethnic Armenian military authorities in Azerbaijan's breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region say one of their soldiers has been killed by an Azerbaijani sniper near the line of contact that separates the combatant sides.
December 28, 2017
Another Group In Azerbaijan's Nardaran Case Sentenced To Prison
A court in Baku has sentenced 12 men to lengthy prison terms in a high-profile case after convicting them of terrorism, publicly calling for the overthrow of the government, and inciting ethnic, religious, and social hatred.
December 27, 2017
Gays Hide, Flee Ex-Soviet Republics As LGBT Crackdowns Turn Brutal
2017 saw increased targeting of gay communities in former Soviet republics by official crackdowns and homophobic thugs. Horrific tales have emerged from Chechnya, Azerbaijan, and Central Asia -- even leading activists to create a secret “underground railroad” to bring victims to safety in the West.
December 19, 2017
Azerbaijani Deputy PM's Grandson Jailed Over Fatal Traffic Accident
A court in Azerbaijan has sentenced a grandson of the oil-rich former Soviet republic's deputy prime minister to six years in prison for his role in a high-speed traffic accident that left two people dead and two others injured.
December 13, 2017
CPJ Says Number Of Jailed Journalists Hits Historic High
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says the number of journalists imprisoned worldwide has hit another new record, which it says reflects a "dismal failure by the international community to address a global crisis in freedom of the press."
December 11, 2017
Russia, India, China Set For Talks In New Delhi On Security, Trade, Afghanistan
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is in New Delhi on December 11 to meet with his Indian and Chinese counterparts, with talks expected to focus on security and trade issues in the region and elsewhere.
December 07, 2017
Russia Says Caspian Legal Status Resolved, Agreement Ready For Signing
The Caspian Sea's legal status has been a contentious issue between its five littoral states for decades, and now an agreement is reportedly "practically ready." (The views expressed in this blog post do not necessarily reflect those of RFE/RL.)