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Azerbaijan 'crackdown on dissent' condemned by Amnesty The report accuses Baku of a "wave of intimidation and arrests" Amnesty International has urged the world community to act over continuing human rights violations in Azerbaijan. The human rights
Armenian community in Sweden swiftly blocked Azeri efforts to discuss a Karabakh resolution at the Swedish parliament. The Armenian community in Sweden sent a letter to the parliament demanding to cancel the discussions. They said that the Azeri
Iran's official news agency says a border clash between Iranian forces and guards from Azerbaijan has killed one Azeri soldier. Monday says the Azeri border guard was shot dead after illegally crossing into Iran. Continued Below The news agency
Court Sentences Activist to Two Years on Draft Evasion Charges Published: May 18, 2011 A court in Azerbaijan on Wednesday sentenced the political activist Bakhtiyar Hajiyev, who used Facebook to help organize antigovernment demonstrations, to two
President Mikheil Saakashvili has described Georgia as the cultural crossroads of the Caucasus, a place where various ethnicities can easily mix. But a look at attempts at language integration for the country's minority ethnic Azeri and Armenian
Washington has approached the government of Azerbaijan on the need to protect freedom of expression, a U.S...Anti-government protesters led by the opposition Musavat movement last week called on Azeri President Illham Aliyev to step down.
Amid allegations Tehran is exploiting Arab unrest to destabilize its Persian Gulf rivals and Israel claims it has seized Iranian arms bound for Hamas, Iran is also suspected of instigating trouble in neighboring Azerbaijan, a key source of oil for
Hundreds of people protested in Azerbaijan on Friday for the right to wear Islamic headscarves in schools, challenging the strictly secular regime. Around 800-1,000 people took part in the demonstration outside the ministry of education, far more
1. (C) "Iran view from Baku" is the first in an occasional series from Embassy Baku Iran Watcher that will report on short and/or partially documented items of interest to Iran information consumers, but not necessarily warranting separate cables.
Delegates from Turkic countries gathered Thursday in Istanbul at the World Turkic Forum to highlight the common ties among their countries while promoting steps toward the creation of a more overarching Turkic identity. In a globalized world, we want