Azerbaijan

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

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Introduction

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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Azerbaijan: Investigations from the German 'underground' - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle

Azerbaijan: Investigations from the German 'underground'
Deutsche Welle
Twice a week the Azerbaijani journalist presents the program "Senin Sesin" ("Your Voice") on the Berlin-based broadcaster Meydan TV. A topic on today's program: The possibly illegal felling of a number of old trees in a park in the Azerbaijani capital ...



Andre Schuerrle scores twice as Germany rout Azerbaijan in World Cup qualifiers - Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times

Andre Schuerrle scores twice as Germany rout Azerbaijan in World Cup qualifiers
Hindustan Times
Germany conceded the first goal since July but extended their perfect record in World Cup qualifiers to five straight wins as Andre Schuerrle scored twice in Sunday's 4-1 victory in Azerbaijan. First-half goals by Schuerrle, Thomas Mueller and Mario ...
Azerbaijan vs. Germany: Score and Reaction for World Cup 2018 QualifyingBleacher Report
Mats Hummels says Germany were arrogant in Azerbaijan victorySkySports
Andre Schuerrle on target as Germany crush Azerbaijan to go seven points clearThe Sydney Morning Herald
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Remember the Hanukkah party at Trump's hotel? Azerbaijani envoy ... - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Remember the Hanukkah party at Trump's hotel? Azerbaijani envoy ...
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Elin Suleymanov, Azerbaijan's ambassador to Washington, attending AIIPAC's annual conference in Washington, D.C., March 26, 2017. (Ron Kampeas).

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Germany 'arrogant' in World Cup qualifier vs. Azerbaijan - Hummels - ESPN FC

ESPN FC

Germany 'arrogant' in World Cup qualifier vs. Azerbaijan - Hummels
ESPN FC
Germany defender Mats Hummels has said his side were guilty of an "arrogant" performance in their 4-1 World Cup qualifying win over Azerbaijan on Sunday. The defending World Cup champions made it five wins from five matches in Group C of UEFA ...
Germany and Andre Schurrle crush Azerbaijan hopesEurosport.com

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Azerbaijan appeals to OSCE MG member countries over Sargsyan's statement - APA

APA

Azerbaijan appeals to OSCE MG member countries over Sargsyan's statement
APA
Azerbaijan has appealed to the OSCE Minsk Group member countries, OSCE Permanent Council Chairperson and other institutions of the organization regarding the military exercises of Armenia in the occupied Azerbaijani territories, the illegal visit of ...
Azerbaijan appeals to OSCE over Armenia's drills in occupied landsTrend News Agency
Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers to meet to prepare meeting of their presidentsArka News Agency (press release)
Azerbaijani, Armenian FMs to meet in MoscowNews.Az

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Andre Schurrle scores two as Germany cruise past Azerbaijan - ESPN FC

ESPN FC

Andre Schurrle scores two as Germany cruise past Azerbaijan
ESPN FC
Andre Schurrle scored twice as Germany extended their perfect start in World Cup qualifying Group C to five games with a 4-1 win over Azerbaijan in Baku. Preferred by coach Joachim Low to Arsenal's Mesut Ozil in the starting lineup, Schurrle hit his ...
Azerbaijan 1-4 Germany: Andre Schurrle brace sends Die Mannschaft clear at the top of Group CDaily Mail
Azerbaijan 1 Germany 4: Schurrle inspires world champions to fifth win in fiveFourFourTwo

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Armenia continues violating ceasefire with Azerbaijan - APA

AZERTAC News

Armenia continues violating ceasefire with Azerbaijan
APA
The Azerbaijani army positions located in Jafarli, Gushchu Ayrim, Farahli, Qaymagli and Kamarli villages of Azerbaijan's Gazakh district came under fire from the Armenian army positions located on nameless heights of Ijevan district and in Shavarshavan ...
Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan 111 times in 24 hoursTrend News Agency
Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry: Before making irresponsible statements the Armenian leadership should think about the ...AZERTAC News
Azerbaijani Army targets all military objects of Armenia, Ministry saysAzerNews

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Azerbaijan reduces gas export to Turkey - APA

APA

Azerbaijan reduces gas export to Turkey
APA
In January 2017 Azerbaijan exported 590.35 million m of gas to Turkey, down 0.7% from previous year. Energy Market Regulatory Authority of Turkey reported. In January 2016 Azerbaijan exported 594.46 million cubic meters of gas to this country ...



Nebraska proclaims May 28 as Azerbaijan National Day - AzerNews - AzerNews

AzerNews

Nebraska proclaims May 28 as Azerbaijan National Day - AzerNews
AzerNews
The Governor of the State of Nebraska, the U.S., Pete Ricketts has signed a proclamation on Azerbaijan National Day. The proclamation reads: "On May 28, ...

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Population of Azerbaijan to reach 10M - AzerNews

AzerNews

Population of Azerbaijan to reach 10M
AzerNews
As for February 1, 2017, the population of Azerbaijan reached 9,816,100 people, having increased by 0.1 percent since the beginning of the year. About 12,200 births were registered this January. This indicator features 14.8 births per 1,000 people in ...