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Baku (Azerbaijan)

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  • Pro-Azerbaijani letter is an outrage

    In his letter "The U.S. should back off its criticism of Azerbaijan's handling of the Safarov case" (Sept. 10), Emil Israfilbek displays very concerning signs of lack of compassion and understanding for human rights, by writing that he is unable to...
  • U.S. official resigns a year before first European Games

    U.S. official resigns a year before first European Games
    European sports officials have hit a snag in their effort to stage a smaller version of the Olympics. The top official for the inaugural 2015 European Games has resigned his post about a year before the competition is scheduled to take place in Baku,...
  • Local Q&A: Filligar

    Local Q&A: Filligar
    Filligar, a band of brothers anchored by siblings Johnny, Ted and Pete Mathias (longtime pal Casey Gibson rounds out the lineup), has become accustomed to life on the road. In addition to sustaining a hectic tour schedule, the roots-rock group, which...
  • Eurovision spotlight puts Azerbaijan on defensive

     
    Eurovision, human rights, Azerbaijan, Europe: It’s a kind of “European Idol” -- a flashy international contest to choose the best singer before the eyes of millions of television viewers. When Azerbaijan was chosen to host the 2012...
  • Azerbaijan faces critics as host of Eurovision singing contest

     
    Street protests and clashes. Cyberattacks. Angry words from Iran. This probably wasn’t the kickoff that Azerbaijan had hoped for as it hosts Eurovision, a glitzy singing contest this week that aims to pit the best crooners and chanteuses on the...
  • Israel weighs Azerbaijan as gateway to Iran, Foreign Policy says

     
    The latest in a series of reports that have contributed to the speculation, hints and mostly confusing about a possible Israeli strike against Iran's controversial nuclear program came Thursday in Foreign Policy. A feature titled Israel's Secret Staging...
  • AZERBAIJAN: President Aliyev compared unfavorably to hot-headed mobster in WikiLeaks cable

     
    Azerbaijani President Iham Aliyev awoke Friday to the diplomatic equivalent of a severed horse head in his bed. According to a leaked U.S. diplomatic cable, the staff of the U.S. Embassy in Baku has been comparing the president, rather unflatteringly,.......
  • IRAN: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia squeezed between Tehran and Washington

     
    Armenia finds itself in an unfriendly neighborhood and engaged in a highly militarized 20-year territorial dispute with Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave. It has long pulled off a diplomatic coup, maintaining simultaneous close relations with...
  • AZERBAIJAN: WikiLeaks depicts lifestyles of Baku's rich and powerful

     
    Documents released by WikiLeaks about the Azerbaijani political and business elite read less like diplomatic cables and more like the latest episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” Two cables, which originated from the U.S. Embassy in Baku in...
  • AZERBAIJAN: Feud over ban on Islamic head scarves fuels fears of Iranian meddling

     
    A full-blown ideological war appears to have erupted between Iran and the secular government in neighboring Azerbaijan after Baku earlier this year banned the wearing of Islamic head scarves, or hijabs, at schools in the Caucasus nation by introducing a.....
  • AZERBAIJAN: More than 200 anti-government protesters arrested

     
    More than 200 protesters were arrested Saturday during an anti-government demonstration in the capital, Baku, marking the latest in a series of government crackdowns on opposition leaders and youth activists hoping to emulate the mass protest movements...
  • From the archives: Gorbachev Challenged by New Ethnic Turmoil

    MOSCOW -- The two southern Soviet republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan appear headed for a major new confrontation that will seriously test the ability of President Mikhail S. Gorbachev to find political solutions to the country's mounting ethnic problems....