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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Mongol Rally 2017: Weeks 3 & 4 - Azerbaijan to Uzbekistan - HuffPost

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Mongol Rally 2017: Weeks 3 & 4 - Azerbaijan to Uzbekistan
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Below are some photos and stories of what went down. After a delay in getting an Authorization Code in time from the Iranian Foreign Ministry, and only being allowed into Turkmenistan for 5 days I decided the best course of action was to head into ...



Watch Zahid Get Revenge Against Azerbaijan - FloWrestling

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Watch Zahid Get Revenge Against Azerbaijan
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En route to his junior world silver medal, Zahid Valencia encountered a familiar foe. In his first match at this year's Junior World Championships, the Arizona State star took it to Gadzhimurad Magomedsaidov, a two-time Junior European champion. Watch ...



Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 117 times - APA

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Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 117 times
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The positions of the Azerbaijan's Armed Forces located in Gaymagly village of Gazakh district, in Aghdam, Aghbulag, Munjuglu villages of Tovuz district, Goyali village of Gadabay districtunderwent fire from the Armenian army positions in Barekamavan ...
Armenia again breaks ceasefire with AzerbaijanTrend News Agency
Armenian and Azeri foreign ministers to meet over Karabakh in New YorkArka News Agency (press release)
Armenians violate ceasefire 117 times a dayNews.Az

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Armenian-Canadians urge Liberals to stop export of armoured ... - CBC.ca

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Armenian-Canadians urge Liberals to stop export of armoured ...
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Canada's Armenian community has launched a campaign to convince the Trudeau government to cancel export permits for the sale of Canadian-made ...

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Tax Police Raid Azerbaijan's Turan News Agency - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Tax Police Raid Azerbaijan's Turan News Agency
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Officers of the Taxation Ministry's Department for Tax Crimes Prevention came to the agency's office on August 16 and confiscated financial documents. They also checked personal belongings of the independent news agency's employees. The officers did ...



GE Oil & Gas Opens Office in Azerbaijan - USACC

GE Oil & Gas Opens Office in Azerbaijan
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Representative office of the oil service company GE Oil & Gas UK Limited was registered Azerbaijan. GE Oil & Gas UK Limited designs, manufactures, and supplies solutions for drilling and production to the oil and gas industry. The Company offers marine ...



Azerbaijan establishes Date-plum Producers and Exporters Association - News.Az

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Azerbaijan establishes Date-plum Producers and Exporters Association
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Date-plum Producers and Exporters Association has been established in Azerbaijan, at the initiative of the entrepreneurs dealing with production and export of date-plum and with the support of the Ministry of Economy. Report informs citing the ministry ...



Azerbaijan fulfills its obligations to cut oil production - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

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Azerbaijan fulfills its obligations to cut oil production
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In general, during the first 7 months of 2017, Azerbaijan's oil production declined by 8.9% compared to the same period of the previous year and amounted to 22.5 million tons, while gas production declined by 4.9% to 16,606 billion cubic meters, TASS ...



Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall to be granted academic status - News.Az

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Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall to be granted academic status
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According to the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall named after Muslum Magomayev will be given a status of Academic in early 2018. Report informs that the relevant decree was signed by the Azerbaijani Prime ...



Former UN Secretary General hails potential for expanding Azerbaijan-Korea relations - AZERTAC News

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Former UN Secretary General hails potential for expanding Azerbaijan-Korea relations
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Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who is on a visit to Azerbaijan to attend the 41st World Scout Conference, has hailed great potential for expanding Azerbaijan-Republic of Korea bilateral relations as he met with Azerbaijani FM Elmar ...
Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister meets former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moonNews.Az
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