Azerbaijan

Islam's gradual resurgence in post-Soviet Azerbaijan

After decades of state sanctioned repression by the USSR, Azerbaijanis can once again practise their faith.

Islam's gradual resurgence in post-Soviet Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Alfred Nobel's lesser-known Azerbaijan connection

The international accolade has an unusual affiliation with the Asian nation's long-standing oil industry.

Alfred Nobel's lesser-known Azerbaijan connection

Asia

Azerbaijan accused of $2.9bn money-laundering scheme

Azeri government hits back at allegations it ran a secret slush fund to pay off European politicians and launder money.

Azerbaijan accused of $2.9bn money-laundering scheme

Europe

Abducted Azeri journalist's wife rejects Georgian offer

Georgia offers citizenship to the family of investigative journalist who was taken to Azerbaijan by force from Tbilisi.

Abducted Azeri journalist's wife rejects Georgian offer

Asia

Azerbaijan strikes Armenian air defence system

Separatists in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region vow to retaliate after Azerbaijan destroys air defence missile system.

Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijan hits Armenia defence unit

Opinion

The increasing importance of investigative journalism

From the US to Azerbaijan, exposing corruption is vital despite intimidation from criminal networks and governments.

Khadija Ismayilova

by Khadija Ismayilova

Khadija Ismayilova

Opinion

Do state interests trump 'free speech'?

An Azeri journalist asks: Who has the right to set the news agenda, journalists or governments?

Azer Hasret

by Azer Hasret

Azer Hasret

War & Conflict

Separatists return bodies of soldiers to Azerbaijan

Government and rebels trade accusations after deadly clashes amid fresh tension over control of Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Rebels return bodies of soldiers to Azerbaijan

Asia

Azerbaijani president appoints wife as vice president

Move follows constitutional changes made after a tightly managed referendum last year that introduced vice presidency.

President Ilham Aliyev appoints wife as vice president

Politics

Azerbaijanis vote on boosting president's powers

Opposition and rights groups slam referendum as move to extend Ilham Aliyev's family's long-standing grip on power.

Azerbaijanis vote on boosting president's powers

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan releases investigative journalist from jail

Khadija Ismayilova on probation after nearly two years of imprisonment widely seen as attempt to silence critical voice.

Azerbaijan releases Khadija Ismayilova from jail

War & Conflict

Fresh clashes reported near Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan says its soldier killed as a result of truce violation by Armenia after two countries agreed for peace talks.

Fresh clashes reported near Nagorno-Karabakh

Nagorno-Karabakh

Two Nagorno-Karabakh soldiers 'killed by Azeri gunfire'

Soldiers shot and killed in fire from Azerbaijan early on Tuesday, Nagorno-Karabakh defence ministry says.

Two Nagorno-Karabakh soldiers 'killed by Azeri gunfire'

War & Conflict

Azerbaijan says Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire broken

Separatists violated ceasefire in breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region 119 times in past 24 hours, Azerbaijan says.

Azerbaijan says Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire broken

Opinion

Nagorno-Karabakh is not a localised conflict

It does not take a leap from reality to see how this conflict could spill over into a bigger war in the South Caucasus.

Luke Coffey

by Luke Coffey

Luke Coffey