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Azerbaijan: Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Sunday

The pontiff made a 10-hour visit aimed at encouraging the country’s multi-faith society but at the same time overlooking recent criticism of a referendum that extends the president’s term and…

The pontiff made a 10-hour visit aimed at encouraging the country’s multi-faith society but at the same time overlooking recent criticism of a referendum that extends the president’s term and…

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Azerbaijan votes to extend Aliyev's time in office

Officials in the Caucasus country say lengthening the president's term from five to seven years was backed by a 'vast majority' of voters.

Officials in the Caucasus country say lengthening the president's term from five to seven years was backed by a 'vast majority' of voters.

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Azerbaijan referendum to extend presidential term underway

Azerbaijan has been voting in a constitutional referendum to extend the chief of state’s term in office to seven years from five.

Azerbaijan has been voting in a constitutional referendum to extend the chief of state’s term in office to seven years from five.

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Azeris asked to entrench Aliyev power in referendum vote

Monday sees Azeris going to a referendum vote on constitutional changes that have been criticised by the Council of Europe as posing a “serious risk to the balance of…

Monday sees Azeris going to a referendum vote on constitutional changes that have been criticised by the Council of Europe as posing a “serious risk to the balance of…

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Nagorno-Karabakh: a deadly conflict that threatens to spread

In this edition of Insiders we head to Nagorno-Karabakh, a self-proclaimed republic that seceded from then communist Azerbaijan when the Soviet Union fell apart in…

In this edition of Insiders we head to Nagorno-Karabakh, a self-proclaimed republic that seceded from then communist Azerbaijan when the Soviet Union fell apart in…

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Nagorno-Karabakh: a time-bomb in the Caucasus?

Last April, fighting between troops from the self-proclaimed republic of Nagorno-Karabakh and the Azerbaijan army rekindled a conflict that had been frozen for more than 20…

Last April, fighting between troops from the self-proclaimed republic of Nagorno-Karabakh and the Azerbaijan army rekindled a conflict that had been frozen for more than 20…

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Nagorno-Karabakh: peace or more peril?

Sophie Claudet: Valerie, what is so important about Nagorno-Karabakh that is worth fighting over?

Sophie Claudet: Valerie, what is so important about Nagorno-Karabakh that is worth fighting over?

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Putin in Baku for talks with Azerbaijan and Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in the Azerbaijan capital Baku for talks with President Ilham Aliyev, and Iran’s President Hassan Rohani ahead of his meeting with Turkey’s president on Tuesday in

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in the Azerbaijan capital Baku for talks with President Ilham Aliyev, and Iran’s President Hassan Rohani ahead of his meeting with Turkey’s president on Tuesday in

Sport

Rosberg triumphs in Baku to extend championship lead

Nico Rosberg cruised to victory in the first Formula One race held in Azerbaijan on Sunday and increased his championship lead over Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton to 24…

Nico Rosberg cruised to victory in the first Formula One race held in Azerbaijan on Sunday and increased his championship lead over Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton to 24…

Culture

The remote mountain village that has its very own language

As you set off on the road that leads to Khinalig, one of the highest and most remote mountain villages in the Caucasus, you know you are in for

As you set off on the road that leads to Khinalig, one of the highest and most remote mountain villages in the Caucasus, you know you are in for

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Hot design: the towers that look like flames

They call it the new iconic symbol of modern Azerbaijan, a landmark in the capital that can be seen from all vantage points. The Baku Flame Towers

They call it the new iconic symbol of modern Azerbaijan, a landmark in the capital that can be seen from all vantage points. The Baku Flame Towers

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Postcards from Azerbaijan: The Baku Flame Towers

Opened in 2013, the towers are used for a hotel, apartments and offices and the tallest has a total of 38 floors

Opened in 2013, the towers are used for a hotel, apartments and offices and the tallest has a total of 38 floors

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Prominent journalist freed in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova - an investigative reporter for Radio Free Europe - has been released on probation.

Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova - an investigative reporter for Radio Free Europe - has been released on probation.

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Clashes claim lives in Nagorno-Karabakh

Violence in and around the disputed region continues, despite agreement on the need for a ceasefire in Vienna.

Violence in and around the disputed region continues, despite agreement on the need for a ceasefire in Vienna.

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Nagorno Karabakh: an Azeri perspective

This editorial was written by the European Azerbaijan Society to offer one view on the situation in the Nagorno Karabakh region.

This editorial was written by the European Azerbaijan Society to offer one view on the situation in the Nagorno Karabakh region.

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Nagorno Karabakh: an Armenian perspective

This editorial was written by the European friends of Armenia to offer one view on the situation in the Nagorno Karabakh region.

This editorial was written by the European friends of Armenia to offer one view on the situation in the Nagorno Karabakh region.