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11 Jun, 2013, 11:18 BST Threat to Water Reservoir Pushes 'Frozen Conflict' Back in the Spotlight

The threat to the lives of more than 400,000 people living beneath a dangerously run-down reservoir in Armenian-occupied Nagorno-Karabakh has forced...


10 Jun, 2013, 18:47 BST Azerbaijan's Internal Security is Vital to Europe's Energy Security, Vienna Conference Told

Azerbaijan is ready to play a greater role in Europe's long-term energy security but it has reminded the international community that in return,...


10 Jun, 2013, 09:13 BST Experts Warn of "Catastrophic Flood" Threat Posed by Reservoir in Nagorno-Karabakh

International engineers working in conjunction with the Turkish Water Department have mapped out a "catastrophic flood" scenario imposed by the...


04 Jun, 2013, 10:31 BST Azerbaijan Fends Off "Biased" Euronest Proposals in the Interests of Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan has successfully blocked more than 25 "biased and immoral" proposals before the Spring Session of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly in...


28 May, 2013, 07:19 BST World Bank, IMF Conference in Azerbaijan Warned not to Forget Nagorno-Karabakh as it Addresses Other Conflicts

A Conference in Azerbaijan involving The World Bank, the IMF and MPs from 70 nations has been warned not to forget the two-decade old...


24 May, 2013, 07:57 BST World Bank, IMF and Parliamentarians Convene in Baku to Hear Of The "Great Example" of Azerbaijan

The World Bank, the IMF and more than 200 MPs have convened in Baku to be told Azerbaijan is a "great example of what resources combined with...


21 May, 2013, 12:59 BST Azerbaijani War Veterans Warn Germany Not to Turn a "Blind Eye" to Rising Nationalism

The Azerbaijani Veterans Union has warned Berlin not to allow "inaction and silent consent" to usher in a new era of nationalism in Germany where...


23 Apr, 2013, 10:56 BST Armenia's Upcoming Chairman Role in Council of Europe Prompts Concerns From Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan has challenged the decision to hand the chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to neighbouring Armenia,...


22 Apr, 2013, 11:56 BST Azerbaijan Cracks Down on Corruption, Cuts Bureaucracy and Improves Government Services With Wide-Ranging Initiative

An Azerbaijani Government service set-up to cut bureaucracy, strengthen transparency and improve the ease of doing business in the republic will take ...


03 Apr, 2013, 09:13 BST Azerbaijan in the Spotlight as World Economic Forum Comes to Baku

More than 200 global and regional leaders from business, government and civil society are scheduled to attend the World Economic Forum in Azerbaijan...


25 Mar, 2013, 10:02 GMT Reason Given by Herkel for Silencing Azerbaijan During PACE Session Dismissed as "Beyond Reality"

The explanation provided by Andres Herkel for interrupting and then barring an Azerbaijani delegate from speaking while addressing the Committee of...


21 Mar, 2013, 13:10 GMT Azerbaijan Silenced as it Questions "Illegitimate" Election in Neighbouring Armenia

Azerbaijan was silenced at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Wednesday after one of its delegates was heckled and then...


19 Mar, 2013, 11:49 GMT Azerbaijan Challenges International Community to Reject "Illegitimate" Armenian Election

The Head of the Azerbaijani delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly, Elkhan Suleymanov, called the recent elections in Armenia...


24 Jan, 2013, 10:41 GMT Council of Europe Rejects Report on Azerbaijani Prisoners in Landmark Vote

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Wednesday rejected a Legal Affairs Report on Political Prisoners in Azerbaijan by...


15 Jan, 2013, 13:20 GMT Opening of Khankendi Airport in Armenian-Occupied Nagorno-Karabakh Violates International Law, Warns Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan has strongly condemned the planned opening of Khankendi airport in Armenian-occupied Nagorno-Karabakh. Ahead of the next meeting of...


02 Jan, 2013, 09:44 GMT Azerbaijan Says Europe Can't Ignore Frozen Conflict of Nagorno Karabakh in 2013

Azerbaijan has taken its case over the occupation of its land by Armenia to five separate European parliaments in 2012 and has vowed to continue...


14 Dec, 2012, 14:15 GMT Andorra and Azerbaijan Set to Strengthen Ties During Andorran Presidency of Council of Europe

Following Andorra's recent assumption of the rotating Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Andorra and Azerbaijan...


23 Nov, 2012, 10:45 GMT Spain and Azerbaijan Committed to Building Trust and Increase Cooperation While Raising Awareness About Frozen Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

The importance of building mutual trust between Spain and Azerbaijan in the areas of peace and security, energy and trade was highlighted at a...


14 Nov, 2012, 17:37 GMT Azerbaijan's Religious Tolerance Isan Interfaith Model Says UK Parliamentary Conference

A conference at Britain's Parliament agreed that Azerbaijan is ready to use its historical position as a tolerant and multi-faith nation to promote...


14 Nov, 2012, 12:48 GMT Council of Europe Establishes New Monitoring Rules for New Member States to Enhance Cooperation

In an effort to enhance cooperation among its member states, the Council of Europe Wednesday decided to establish new rules to its monitoring...


09 Nov, 2012, 12:41 GMT Parliamentary Conference Agrees That Azerbaijan's Religious Tolerance Can Be An Interfaith Model

A conference at Britain's Parliament agreed that Azerbaijan is ready to use its historical position as a tolerant and multi-faith nation to promote...


12 Oct, 2012, 11:53 BST "Democracy Died in Strasbourg" Says MP Suleymanov in Letter to Council of Europe

"Democracy died in Strasbourg last week," said Azerbaijani MP Elkhan Suleymanov in his letter to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe...


05 Oct, 2012, 10:26 BST Azerbaijani President Aliyev Calls for Nagorno-Karabakh Frozen Conflict to be Settled

Speaking at the Baku International Humanitarian Forum Thursday, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said it is time for the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict...


03 Oct, 2012, 12:07 BST Senior Statesmen and Nobel Prize Winners Will Attend the 2012 Baku International Humanitarian Forum on October 4-5

A high-profile line-up of world-renowned statesmen and scientists is expected to attend the 2012 Baku International Humanitarian Forum, which will...


28 Sep, 2012, 17:27 BST Azerbaijan Committed to Forging Stronger Ties With the EU

During a meeting with the former President of the European Commission, Jacques Santer, MEPs and other European premiers and ministers on the...