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10 Jan, 2017, 08:00 GMT "Pressure Grows on Armenia" as Call for Liberation of Azerbaijani Provinces Becomes Second Most Popular White House Petition in History

The success of a White House petition last year, calling on the Obama administration "to assist in the liberation of the Azerbaijani provinces...


27 Sep, 2016, 14:18 BST European Observers Give Stamp of Approval to Referendum Results in Azerbaijan on Constitutional Reforms

European officials observing the referendum on constitutional reforms in Azerbaijan have called the vote "free, open and sound," stressing that it...


22 Sep, 2016, 14:45 BST Baku Concerned About Venice Commission's "Partial Approach" to Azerbaijan

On the eve of a referendum on constitutional reforms, Azerbaijan voiced its concerns about a report by the Venice Commission, calling it "partial in...


12 Sep, 2016, 08:17 BST European Parliament to Respect Azerbaijan's Referendum Results

The European Parliament will respect the results of the upcoming constitutional referendum in Azerbaijan, according to the Vice-President of the...


22 Jun, 2016, 08:00 BST Azerbaijan Urges Pope Francis to Address Armenian Occupation of Its Territories During Visit to Yerevan

Ahead of his upcoming visit to Armenia, Azerbaijan has urged Pope Francis to call upon the Armenian government to end its illegal occupation of...


13 Jun, 2016, 10:25 BST White House Calls for the Return of Armenian-Occupied Territories to Azerbaijan

In response to a petition which called on the Obama administration "to assist in the liberation of the Azerbaijani provinces occupied by Armenia,"...


07 Jun, 2016, 13:06 BST Azerbaijani President Criticises Armenian Military Action at the Fourth Congress of World Azerbaijanis

In the wake of increased hostilities in the Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh and other territories occupied by Armenia, Azerbaijani President...


06 Jun, 2016, 13:37 BST U.S. President Obama and British Prime Minister Cameron Praise Azerbaijan's Role in Global Supply of Energy

In a letter to delegates at the 23rd International Caspian Oil & Gas Exhibition and Conference in Baku, U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime ...


30 May, 2016, 08:29 BST Azerbaijan Stresses Importance of White House Petition on Liberation of its Occupied Territories, Irrespective of Eventual U.S. Response

The proponent of a White House petition, which demands the withdrawal of Armenian troops that are illegally occupying some 20% of Azerbaijani...


26 May, 2016, 09:19 BST Azerbaijan Calls for "Objective Response" from White House, Following Overwhelming Support for Petition on the Liberation of its Occupied Territories

Azerbaijan is requesting an objective and comprehensive response from the White House to its petition, which is calling for the Obama administration...


07 Apr, 2016, 08:00 BST Amidst Renewed Tension in Nagorno-Karabakh and Other Occupied Azerbaijani Territories, Baku Launches Obama Petition

In the wake of renewed fighting in the Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh and other territories occupied by Armenia, Azerbaijan has launched a...


11 Feb, 2016, 10:50 GMT Azerbaijan Calls on U.S. Congressman to Recognise PACE Resolution Accusing Armenia of "Environmental Aggression"

Azerbaijan this week urged U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) to re-think his position on a resolution adopted in the Parliamentary Assembly of...


28 Jan, 2016, 09:16 GMT PACE Adopts Resolution Accusing Armenia of "Environmental Aggression" Towards Azerbaijan

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) this week adopted a resolution that accuses Armenia of "deliberately depriving"...


30 Nov, 2015, 10:39 GMT European Rapporteur Says Armenia is Creating an "Artificial Environmental Crisis" in Nagorno-Karabakh

The MP behind a report accusing Armenia of deliberately withholding water from parched Azerbaijani lands says Yerevan is using its occupation of...


02 Nov, 2015, 11:42 GMT European Observers Find Parliamentary Elections in Azerbaijan "Transparent and Democratic"

European officials observing the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan have called the election process "transparent and democratic", noting that it...


21 Oct, 2015, 07:30 BST Successive Opinion Polls Show Clear Lead for Ruling New Azerbaijan Party Ahead of Parliamentary Elections

Less than two weeks ahead of Azerbaijan's Parliamentary elections, opinion polls continue to point to a victory for the ruling New Azerbaijan Party,...


08 Oct, 2015, 07:30 BST Azerbaijan Praises Decision to Retain Election Monitors as a 'Victory for Good Sense'

Azerbaijan has welcomed the decision to retain the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) election observer mission despite moves in...


05 Oct, 2015, 10:34 BST Azerbaijan Praises Decision to Retain Election Monitors as a 'Victory for Good Sense'

Azerbaijan has welcomed the decision to retain the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) election observer mission despite moves in...


16 Sep, 2015, 08:29 BST Ahead of Azerbaijan Elections, Prominent Italian Politician Calls on Europe to "Positively Contribute" to the Process

A prominent Italian politician who is vocal on European issues says the coming elections in Azerbaijan offer a chance for European institutions to...


21 Aug, 2015, 14:57 BST Baku Warns of the Risks That Come With Europe's Negativity Towards Azerbaijan

Persistent negativity by the European Parliament (EP) directed towards Azerbaijan risks alienating an "important partner" and its people, Baku has...


20 Aug, 2015, 09:42 BST Azerbaijan Monitor: The Risks That Come With Europe's Negativity Towards Azerbaijan

Persistent negativity by the European Parliament (EP) directed towards Azerbaijan risks alienating an "important partner" and its people, Baku has...


12 Aug, 2015, 06:46 BST Baku Calls on U.S. Senators to Rethink Stance on "Strong Ally" Azerbaijan

A group of American Senators have been invited to visit Azerbaijan so that they can rethink their criticism of a strong and valuable ally to the...


10 Jul, 2015, 09:05 BST Azerbaijan Questions Moves Within European Parliament to "Pre-Judge" November Elections

The European Parliament risks pre-judging the November Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan if it heeds calls by its own election group to send no...


24 Jun, 2015, 09:43 BST Nagorno-Karabakh the "Gospel Truth" That Dominates Azerbaijan Politics, Says PACE Rapporteur

The co-author of a report calling for political and judicial reforms in Azerbaijan has told European MPs that the Nagorno-Karabakh occupation is a...


17 Apr, 2015, 08:30 BST Azerbaijan Cautions European Parliament: Don't be Selective on 'Genocide'

In the wake of the European Parliament's (EP) resolution declaring Armenian deaths during World War I to be a "genocide", Azerbaijan has cautioned...