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 - CIA World Fact Book
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'Zero anti-Semitism' in Azerbaijan, says interfaith delegation in SF - Jweekly.com

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'Zero anti-Semitism' in Azerbaijan, says interfaith delegation in SF
Jweekly.com
Azerbaijani Jewish leader Aleksandr Sharovskiy was at the airport in Brussels when he saw four charity containers three asking for donations for hungry children, one featuring a panda seeking funds for endangered animals and noticed that the ...



Is cotton the answer to Azerbaijan's oil price woes? - Brookings Institution (blog)

Brookings Institution (blog)

Is cotton the answer to Azerbaijan's oil price woes?
Brookings Institution (blog)
But by 2005, 14 years after independence, the country was planting just 112 thousand hectares of cotton. By 2015, the land dedicated to cotton production had dropped to a mere 18.6 thousand hectares, the lowest in the history of Azerbaijan (Figure 1).



Blast in Azerbaijan capital kills two - Reuters

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Blast in Azerbaijan capital kills two
Reuters
BAKU (Reuters) - Two people were killed and two were wounded on Monday in a blast in a cafe in the capital of Azerbaijan, an official from the health ministry said. The explosion hit a small cafe in a suburb of Baku next to a shopping center. There was ...
Breaking: Massive blast rocks Azerbaijan capital - Al-Masdar NewsAMN Al-Masdar News

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EU, Azerbaijan to hold talks on new agreement in late May - APA

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EU, Azerbaijan to hold talks on new agreement in late May
APA
The next stage of talks between Azerbaijan and the European Union on the new partnership agreement will be held in Baku on May 29-30, head of the Political Section, first adviser to the head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan Denis Daniilidis told APA.
Deputy FM: Talks on new EU-Azerbaijan partnership agreement to be held next weekTrend News Agency

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Hajiyev: Holding negotiations with Armenia for over 25 years - Azerbaijan's biggest compromise [UPDATE] - AzerNews

AzerNews

Hajiyev: Holding negotiations with Armenia for over 25 years - Azerbaijan's biggest compromise [UPDATE]
AzerNews
By Trend. Holding negotiations with Armenia for over 25 years is Azerbaijan's biggest compromise, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry's Spokesman Hikmat Hajiyev told Trend on May 22. He made the remarks commenting on the statement of the Armenian side, ...
Armenian foreign ministry: Karabakh needs to join talks with AzerbaijanEurasia Daily
Baku: Armenia bears int'l legal responsibility for occupation of Azerbaijani territoriesAPA
Balayan: Azerbaijan should understand - conflict settlement impossible without Karabakh participationArka News Agency (press release)
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Mexico to intensify trade ties with Azerbaijan - AzerNews

AzerNews

Mexico to intensify trade ties with Azerbaijan
AzerNews
By Rashid Shirinov. Mexico intends to increase the number of trade missions to Azerbaijan, Mexican Ambassador to Azerbaijan Rodrigo Labardini said at a press conference on May 21. He noted that these missions may include producers of alcoholic ...



Factors Contributing to Azerbaijan's Growing Domestic Military Industry - The Jamestown Foundation

The Jamestown Foundation

Factors Contributing to Azerbaijan's Growing Domestic Military Industry
The Jamestown Foundation
Azerbaijan's Defense Industry (DI) Minister Yaver Jamalov said, on April 27, that 89 percent of domestic DI output during the first quarter of 2018 was made up of special-purpose defense products, some of which are exported to more than ten countries.



Azerbaijan to mark 90th birth anniversary of Academician Jalal Aliyev - News.Az

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Azerbaijan to mark 90th birth anniversary of Academician Jalal Aliyev
News.Az
The order reads that Azerbaijan's National Academy of Sciences, together with the Ministry of Agriculture, have been instructed to prepare and implement a plan of events dedicated to the 90th birth anniversary of Academician Jalal Aliyev, taking into ...



Aftermath 2018 (3): Azerbaijan, Russia and Romania lose their perfect track record - Escdaily

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Aftermath 2018 (3): Azerbaijan, Russia and Romania lose their perfect track record
Escdaily
The semi finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 had a couple of shock exits. Greece and Armenia failed to qualify for the final for the second time in history and Azerbaijan, Russia and Romania even had to suffer that fate for the very first time ...



Azerbaijan becoming regional transport and logistics center - AzerNews

AzerNews

Azerbaijan becoming regional transport and logistics center
AzerNews
Azerbaijan's capital, which is located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, will turn into important transport and logistics center of the region in the near future. Recently, important work has been carried out to improve the transport infrastructure ...