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Asia

Azerbaijan election: President Ilham Aliyev wins fourth term

Ilham Aliyev has secured a landslide victory in a snap presidential election that was boycotted by the main opposition parties.

Asia

Azerbaijan's Aliyev set to win poll boycotted by opposition

Opposition parties say they are boycotting the presidential vote because of President Ilham Aliyev's sustained crackdown on dissent during his rule and a likely rigging of electoral results.

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan rehab centre fire kills 24

At least 31 out of 55 people were rescued from the burning one-storey building in Baku, official statement said.

Azerbaijan: Baku rehab centre hit by deadly fire

Nagorno-Karabakh

Nagorno Karabakh: The silent war next door

Nagorno-Karabakh has been in dispute since the 1991 Soviet Union collapse with tens of thousands killed in fighting.

Nagorno Karabakh:  The silent war next door

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