AZERBAIJAN Top Stories

Zeenews: French PresidentFrancois Hollande on Saturday raised rights abuses with ex-Soviet Azerbaijan`s PresidentIlham Aliyev at talks focused on its simmering dispute with Armenia over the breakaway Nagorny Karabakh....
Topix: The United States said on April 23 that it is "disturbed" by the 7 1/2-year sentence handed down to Azerbaijani human rights lawyer Intiqam Aliyev and called for his release. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf made the statement a day after a Baku court...
Topix: Iran's western provinces have been suffering the impact of dust storms since Wednesday April 22, with limited visibility and disruptions to daily life being felt from Eastern and Western Azerbaijan, Zanjan, Kermanshah, to Khuzestan, Lorestan, Ilam, Chahar...
Topix: The name of one of the greatest cellists and conductors of the 20th century, Mstislav Rostropovich is known by many people. Baku is going to host the 8th International Mstislav Rostropovich Festival on May 17-24....
noodls: (Source: President of the Republic of Azerbaijan) - It is a wonderful day today. A CultureCenter is opening after major overhaul in Lankaran. I heartily congratulate you on this wonderful occasion. I am very glad that this building has been overhauled and...
The Examiner: As noted in the previous articles in this series, it is the study of genetic ancestries through population genetics and molecular genetics which has replaced categorizing groups based on "races." A brief introduction to genetics will help the reader understand...
Al Jazeera: The Pope and the European Parliament recently urged the Turkish government to recognise the Armenian mass killings as "genocide", while others - including the US - have stopped short of using the term and called for a "full, frank" recognition of historical...
Austin American Statesman: As dawn broke, families of soldiers, leaders and visitors gathered near former battlefields, honoring thousands of Australians and New Zealanders who fought in the World War IGallipoli campaign on the 100th anniversary of the ill-fated British-led invasion....
The Guardian: Last week Wesley So was the psychologically bruised victim of a questionable refereeing decision. This week he is competing for a high prize with the world champion in the strongest tournament of 2015. ...
Big News Network: Former President of PolandAleksander Kwasniewski, who will visit Azerbaijan to attend the third GlobalOpen SocietyForum, has issued a statement on the conflicts going on in the region, APA......
Big News Network: 24 April 2015 - A United Nations human rights body has welcomed the decision by the Government of Azerbaijan to allow it "unhindered access" to places of detention across the Central Asian country ......
Big News Network: Historiographical Essay For more than a decade, I taught an area studies course at the Foreign Service Institute that focused on Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. My students were US ......
Big News Network: Triathlete Aileen Reid, boxer Michaela Walsh and badminton's Chloe Magee head the Ulster contingent selected by Ireland for the inaugural EuropeanGames in Baku, Azerbaijan in ......