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18 Jun, 2014, 13:26 BST PACE Asked for Fair Hearing on Nagorno-Karabakh as Support for Motion Grows

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has been challenged to give a fair hearing to a motion that calls for Armenia to be...


30 May, 2014, 16:36 BST Baku "Welcomes" PACE President Brasseur's Support for Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan has welcomed the top-level support it received last week from the head of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) over...


22 May, 2014, 22:03 BST American Envoy Accused of Siding With Armenia in Sarsang Water Dispute

U.S. diplomat James Warlick has been accused of siding with Aremenia after he voiced support for Yerevan's proposal to end the dispute over the...


14 May, 2014, 15:03 BST Prominent Role in Council of Europe Triggers "Biased Campaign" Against Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan's Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and the recent landmark visit by French President François Hollande...


15 Apr, 2014, 09:32 BST Azerbaijan Warns the International Community: 'Nagorno-Karabakh is Not Crimea'

 As the crisis in Crimea continues, Azerbaijan has warned the international community against judging the territorial crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh and ...


04 Apr, 2014, 08:49 BST In the Wake of Crimea Crisis, Azerbaijan Calls on Washington to Support its Territorial Integrity

Amid the diplomatic tough talk and sanctions that have been imposed on Russia over its annexation of Crimea, Azerbaijan has this week accused...


20 Mar, 2014, 09:16 GMT "Azerbaijan's Territorial Integrity Is Just as Valid as Ukraine's"

Azerbaijan has Wednesday declared its support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine but it has also demanded that the same principles of...


14 Feb, 2014, 07:47 GMT European Parliament Pressuring MEPs Who Praised Azerbaijan Presidential Election, Says Baku

The European Parliament (EP) is said to be creating new ways to pressure Azerbaijan following news that seven MEPs who reported favourably on last...


05 Nov, 2013, 08:00 GMT Azerbaijan Boycotts Euronest Following its Election Evaluation U-Turn

During the bureau meeting of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly in Kiev, Ukraine, the head of Azerbaijan's delegation issued a statement explaining...


24 Oct, 2013, 14:40 BST Azerbaijan Criticises European Parliament's Backtracking over Recent Presidential Poll

Azerbaijan has suspended its activities in the EuroNest Parliamentary Assembly after the European Parliament (EP) defied the findings of its own...


11 Oct, 2013, 08:16 BST International Monitors Declare Azerbaijan's Elections "Free, Fair and Transparent"

Azerbaijan's just-concluded presidential elections received praise from the European Parliament and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of...


10 Oct, 2013, 09:15 BST Azerbaijan's President Aliyev Re-Elected With Overwhelming Support

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev has won re-election to his third term of office, garnering a share of the vote almost identical to the results of ...


09 Oct, 2013, 10:23 BST Incumbent Favored in Azerbaijan's Presidential Election Today

Azerbaijan holds its presidential election today, with incumbent President Ilham Aliyev benefiting from a high approval rating, and the opposition...


07 Oct, 2013, 11:05 BST ODIHR Challenged Over "Contradictory" Report on Eve of Presidential Election

Just days before nearly five million Azerbaijanis go to the polls to choose their President, the OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human...


24 Sep, 2013, 11:03 BST ODIHR Challenged on Azerbaijan Election Readiness Ahead of Presidential Poll

A Brussels-based institute has questioned the veracity of a report by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) into the...


11 Sep, 2013, 08:54 BST 1,000 Cameras Will Record the "Well-Organised" Azerbaijan Election

Azerbaijan has increased the use of video technology to ensure transparency at the upcoming Presidential election by doubling the number of cameras...


21 Aug, 2013, 08:00 BST Conference on Imminent Failure of Massive Sarsang Reservoir to be Held in September

Academics, political leaders and journalists from across the globe will gather in Tartar, Azerbaijan, in early September to discuss the condition of...


12 Jul, 2013, 10:56 BST European Parliament Withdraws Election Monitoring from Azerbaijan Ahead of Presidential Elections

The European Parliament has decided Azerbaijan no longer needs observer missions to monitor its elections, a move that has been welcomed in Baku as...


01 Jul, 2013, 12:07 BST MPs from Across Europe Call for "Urgent Action" on Dam in Occupied Nagorno-Karabakh

MPs from 18 European nations have called for "urgent and immediate political action" over the state of the Sarsang Reservoir in Armenia-occupied...


27 Jun, 2013, 08:00 BST Azerbaijan Citizens Make Personal Pleas for EU Action on the Sarsang Reservoir

 Azerbaijan's call for the European Parliament to demand Armenia carry out essential maintenance on a dilapidated dam in occupied Nagorno-Karabakh...


21 Jun, 2013, 16:52 BST Azerbaijan Defends its Commitment to Human Rights

Azerbaijan continued its drive to greater European integration, as President Ilham Aliyev met Friday with European Council President Herman van...


21 Jun, 2013, 08:00 BST European Parliament Urged to Act on Nagorno-Karabakh Dam Threat

 Azerbaijan has called on the European Parliament demanding that Armenia carry out essential maintenance on a dilapidated dam in occupied...


19 Jun, 2013, 08:00 BST Residents Living in the Shadow of Sarsang Reservoir Tell of Their Fears

The Government of Azerbaijan has begun to catalogue the personal fears of its people living downstream from the imperiled Sarsang Reservoir - the...


14 Jun, 2013, 13:06 BST Azerbaijan Warns the Human Cost of Armenian Occupation Could Dwarf the Emerging Environmental Disaster

Azerbaijan has warned that the catastrophic failure of a dam that lies in territory occupied by Armenia now poses a far greater threat to the...


12 Jun, 2013, 08:00 BST Azerbaijan Unveils Awareness and Emergency Strategy to Avert Sarsang Dam Disaster

Azerbaijan has unveiled a multi-pronged strategy aimed at saving its citizens in the event of the catastrophic failure or sabatoge of the dilapidated ...