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European Rights Body Sees no Progress in Azerbaijan

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Europe’s main human-rights body expressed concern Thursday about a lack of progress on the human-rights situation in Azerbaijan. Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg urged Azerbaijan to act urgently to uphold fundamental human rights, such as freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. Hammarberg said the government in Baku has failed to implement recommendations […]

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Azerbaijan Denies Links With Downed Drone

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Azerbaijan’s defense ministry has denied any connection with the unmanned aircraft reportedly downed in its breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region. Armenian media reported Wednesday that an Azerbaijani drone was shot down in the disputed territory on September 12. Images allegedly showing the downed wreckage of the spy plane were posted on the video-sharing website YouTube the same […]

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Russia, Azerbaijan Discuss Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has met with his Azerbaijani counterpart, Ilam Aliyev, for talks focusing on the conflict between Azerbaijan and neighboring Armenia over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. The two leaders met Tuesday in the Black Sea resort of Sochi to discuss ways to peacefully resolve the long and often violent dispute over the majority […]

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CPJ: Azerbaijan Bars Entry to Photographer, Citing Her Armenian Origin

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based media rights group says Azerbaijan has denied entry to a freelance photographer for the Bloomberg news agency because of her Armenian origin. The Committee to Protect Journalists says Diana Markosian, who also freelances for Voice of America, flew to the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, from the Latvian capital, Riga, on June 27, but was […]

Armenia, Azerbaijan Trade Accusations for Nagorno-Karabakh Failure

Posted June 25th, 2011 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Armenia and Azerbaijan on Saturday blamed each other for failing to resolve their long and often violent dispute over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. In a meeting Friday in the Russian city of Kazan, Armenian President Serzh Sarkisyan and his Azeri counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, were unable to agree on a basic principles agreement that would have […]

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Armenia, Azerbaijan Fail to Agree on Nagorno-Karabakh

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Armenia and Azerbaijan have failed to reach an agreement in their long and often violent dispute over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, but said they had made some progress during a summit hosted by Russia. In a meeting Friday in the Russian city of Kazan, Armenian President Serzh Sarkisyan and his Azeri counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, were […]

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Armenia, Azerbaijan pressured to agree over Nagorno-Karabakh

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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The United States and Russia are urging the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan to come to an agreement in their long and often violent dispute over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh at a summit hosted by Russia. Armenian President Serzh Sarkisyan and his Azeri counterpart Ilham Aliyev meet Friday in the Russian city of Kazan, hosted […]

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Azerbaijan, Serbia Plan Infrastructure, Energy Projects

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has concluded a two-day visit to Serbia aimed at boosting political, economic and cultural ties between the two countries. President Aliyev and his Serbian counterpart Boris Tadic announced that a new strategic partnership between the two counties will result in concrete joint projects, such as the construction of highways, energy infrastructure […]

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