Azerbaijan

Country Azerbaijan
Capital Baku
Continent Asia
Currency Manat(AZN)
Languages Azerbaijani

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Azerbaijan - a nation with a majority-Turkic and majority-Muslim population - was briefly independent from 1918 to 1920; it regained its independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Despite a 1994 cease-fire, Azerbaijan has yet to resolve its conflict with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh, a primarily Armenian-populated region, assigned to Soviet Azerbaijan in the 1920s by Moscow. Armenia and Azerbaijan began fighting over the area in 1988; the struggle escalated after both countries attained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. By May 1994, when a cease-fire took hold, ethnic Armenian forces held not only Nagorno-Karabakh but also seven surrounding provinces in the territory of Azerbaijan. Corruption in the country is ubiquitous, and the government, which eliminated presidential term limits in a 2009 referendum, has been accused of authoritarianism. Although the poverty rate has been reduced in recent years due to revenue from oil production, the promise of widespread wealth resulting from the continued development of Azerbaijan's energy sector remains largely unfulfilled.

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Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan 128 times - APA

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Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan 128 times
APA
The Azerbaijani army positions in Kohnegishlag village of Aghstafa district, Gizilhajili, Gushchu Ayrim and Kamarli villages of Gazakh district came under fire from the Armenian army positions located in Paravakar, Berkaber villages of Ijevan district ...
Azerbaijan's soldiers under fire as Armenia again violates ceasefireTrend News Agency
Armenian armed units violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 128 times throughout the dayAZERTAC News
OSCE to monitor border area between Azerbaijan, ArmeniaAzerNews
News.Az -Arka News Agency (press release) -Panorama.am
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President's aide: main goal is to bring Azerbaijan to level of developed countries - APA

APA

President's aide: main goal is to bring Azerbaijan to level of developed countries
APA
Under the chairmanship of President Ilham Aliyev, deep economic reforms continues in 2003-2014, Azerbaijan's economy turned into one of the most rapidly increasing economies of the world. In a short-period, Azerbaijan has become an ...
Saudi Arabia praises Azerbaijan's contribution to oil dealAzerNews
Azerbaijani president presented piece of cover of KaabaNews.Az
Azeri Socar sees Azerbaijan gas output at 40 bcm in 2025Reuters Africa
Trend News Agency -E&P -Azerbaijan Business Center
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So nips Russian, returns to title race in Azerbaijan tiff | Sports, News ... - Philippine Star

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So nips Russian, returns to title race in Azerbaijan tiff | Sports, News ...
Philippine Star
Wesley So overpowered Russian Vladimir Kramnik in 65 moves of an English Opening to jump back into title contention in the Shamkir Chess-Gashimov ...

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Azerbaijan introduces its candidate for UNESCO director-general - vestnik kavkaza

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Azerbaijan introduces its candidate for UNESCO director-general
vestnik kavkaza
The Republic of Azerbaijan has put forward Polad Bülbüloglu (pictured), actor, politician, and diplomat as its candidate for the top job. Bülbüloglu became famous in the Soviet Union with composing jazz-influenced pop songs which has heavy Azeri folk ...



Azerbaijan, Lithuania discuss ways to develop cooperation - AzerNews

AzerNews

Azerbaijan, Lithuania discuss ways to develop cooperation
AzerNews
Azerbaijan`s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has met with Prime Minister of Lithuania Saulius Skvernelis as part of his official visit to Vilnius. The sides discussed the current status of relations and prospects of cooperation between Azerbaijan ...
Azerbaijan, Lithuania outline co-op priorities (PHOTO)Trend News Agency
APA - Date of next meeting of Azerbaijan-Lithuania ...APA
Linas Linkevicius: Lithuania supports development of Azerbaijan-EU cooperationAZERTAC News

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General: Turkey always stands by Azerbaijan - APA

General: Turkey always stands by Azerbaijan
APA
Minister Usubov noted that Azerbaijan's Interior Ministry attaches great importance to strengthening ties with the Turkish Interior Ministry and the Gendarmerie Command. He thanked the Turkish Armed Forces, as well as the Gendarmerie Command, for their ...



Azerbaijan's former health minister gets 7 years and 5 days in prison - UPDATED - APA

APA

Azerbaijan's former health minister gets 7 years and 5 days in prison - UPDATED
APA
Azerbaijan's Garadagh district court on Wednesday pronounced a verdict sentencing former minister of health Ali Insanov to seven years and five days in prison, APA reported. ***. 16:43. An Azerbaijani court on Wednesday continued the trial in the ...



Apples from Azerbaijan cause a stir in Yerevan - News.Az

News.Az

Apples from Azerbaijan cause a stir in Yerevan
News.Az
According to Haykakan Zhamanak, apples marked 'Azerbaijani product' are sold in the grocery at Hasratyan street of the Achapnyan administrative province of Yerevan beginning from yesterday", user Rachui Barsegyan wrote. On her Facebook page, ...



News.Az - New rules for motor vehicle registration approved in ... - News.Az

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News.Az - New rules for motor vehicle registration approved in ...
News.Az
The Azerbaijani parliament has approved new rules of state registration of motor vehicles, according to the amendments to the law "On Road Traffic", proposed ...

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More travelers choose Azerbaijan - AzerNews - AzerNews

AzerNews

More travelers choose Azerbaijan - AzerNews
AzerNews
A sharp jump in tourists flow to Azerbaijan cannot but rejoice both the economy and the inhabitants of the country.
APA - Azerbaijan sees 22 fold rise in UAE, 30 fold in Iraqi touristsAPA

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