Azerbaijan (i/ˌæzərbaɪˈdʒɑːn/AZ-ər-by-JAHN; Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan[ɑzærbɑjdʒɑn]), officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan Respublikası), is a transcontinental country in the Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, while having a short border with Turkey in the northwest.
The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic proclaimed its independence in 1918 and became the first Muslim-majority democratic and secular republic. It was also the first Muslim-majority country to have operas, theaters and modern universities. The country was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1920 as the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. Azerbaijan proclaimed its independence on 30 August 1991, before the official dissolution of the USSR. In September 1991, the disputed Armenian-majority Nagorno-Karabakh region re-affirmed its willingness to create a separate state as the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The region, effectively independent since the beginning of the Nagorno-Karabakh War in 1991, is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan until a final solution to its status is found through negotiations facilitated by the OSCE.
Azerbaijan has been announced as the host of next year’s climate summit after fraught negotiations ...Russia had blocked EU countries and Azerbaijan and Armenia were blocking each other’s bids ... But Armenia retracted its bid and agreed to back Azerbaijan ... Gas platforms off the coast of Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, in the Caspian Sea.
Abdikerimov's office is based in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan... Speaking on the same virtual panel as Abdikerimov, Shaffer described an emerging alliance among Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, pointing to a growing convergence in the messaging of these countries' diplomats in Washington and other capitals.
Azerbaijan ambassador to Kuwait Emil Karimov ... During the occasion marking the selection of the Azerbaijani city of Shusha as the “cultural capital of the Turkish world for the year 2023,” Karimov noted that Azerbaijan has become a favored tourist destination for Kuwaitis.
Azerbaijan’s swift recapture of Nagorno-Karabakh – which is recognised as part of Azerbaijan by the international community – has spurred concerns in some Western capitals that Baku might now try to take territory in southern Armenia with the aim of opening a ...
On Saturday, police in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, arrested Muradli, a presenter for the popular online broadcaster Kanal 13, on charges of minor hooliganism and disobeying police orders ... Separately, on Monday, police in Azerbaijan’s southwestern city of Lankaran detained Shahla Karim and Aytaj Mammadli, freelance reporters on assignment with U.S.
The KhataiDistrict Court in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, ordered Absalamova detained on a charges of conspiring to smuggle foreign currency into the country after summoning her for interrogation on November 30. Absalamova is the fourth journalist of Abzas Media arrested in recent days ... SEE ALSO ... ....
The Sabail District Court in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, on Tuesday ordered that Orujov be held in pre-trial detention for three months after police arrested the journalist on Monday and searched his home, office, and vehicle, according to news reports and Orujov’s lawyer, Bahruz Bayramov, who spoke to CPJ.
Yerevan, the capital, is a mix of culture and cool, and you’ve got to check out the monastic complex of Geghard and the city of Petra – they’re like time machines ...Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan, straddling Europe and Asia, is like a crazy combo of modern and ancient vibes.