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.
“It is depressing that Armenia’s membership in the CSTO did not deter Azerbaijan from aggressive actions,” Pashinyan had told the meeting in the Armenian capital ... In response, Azerbaijan’s president, Ilham Aliyev, said he was cancelling the summit as he could not accept a French role, accusing Macron of an “anti-Azerbaijan position”.
Audiences tuning into BBC World News in August were promised that they would discover “how Azerbaijan’s oil wealth enabled the capital Baku to flourish” and “gain the reputation of being the ‘Paris of the East’” in the BP-sponsored ‘Wonders of Azerbaijan’ film ... Azerbaijan has now ...
YERUSHALAYIM — The parliament of Azerbaijan has approved the opening of an embassy in Israel, which would make it the first Shi’ite Muslim country to do so ... Israel has had an embassy in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, since 1992 ... with which Azerbaijan fought a war in 2020.
Kumar received the honour at a ceremony that took place in Azerbaijan. The Jagran Prakash Group Ltd, which bestows the honour in the field of business leadership excellence, hosted its sixth achievement award event in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.