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Flare-up in tensions as Armenian troops kill Azerbaijani soldier

Bakou - Azerbaijan on Saturday accused arch-foe Armenia's troops of killing its soldier in a new clash amid a Western-mediated push to cauterise the protracted conflict in the South Caucasus.

Reporter who accused Azeri leader of corruption goes on trial

Bakou - A top Azerbaijani investigative journalist and anti-graft campaigner, who accused the country's president of corruption, went on trial Friday on charges she denounced as politically motivated.

Leading Azerbaijan rights activist goes on trial

Bakou - Prominent Azerbaijani rights activist Leyla Yunus and her husband went on trial Wednesday on charges of committing economic crimes that the couple say are politically motivated.

Op-Ed: Now is the time for the EU to engage with Turkey

Ankara - Turkey decided to vote Erdogan out of his presidential ambitions. However, this is the European Union's best moment in a decade to engage with Ankara.

Activists doubt Azerbaijan's opening up through sport

Bakou - Sport and politics do mix when the Azerbaijan hosts of the first European Games are accused by rights groups of putting on the "Games of Repression.

Criticism riles Azerbaijan ahead of European Games opening

Bakou - Pro-government activists protested on Thursday outside European embassies in Baku, as anger rose in Azerbaijan over international criticism of the country's rights record ahead of the opening of the inaugural European Games.

Clouds hover as inaugural European Games set to begin

Baku - Organisers will hope exploits by the likes of Olympic heroines Katie Taylor and Jade Jones will replace headlines over concerns for Azerbaijan's human rights record when the inaugural European Games get underway in Baku on Friday.

OSCE, Amnesty say banned by Azerbaijan ahead of European Games

Bakou - The OSCE said on Wednesday Azerbaijan ordered it to shut down its local office ahead of the European Games, while Amnesty International complained the ex-Soviet country barred it from visiting the capital.

Flying angels captured on video — truth or hoax?

A video released earlier this year captured footage of what appeared to be winged angels flying in the skies above Brazil. The footage and the debate of it's authenticity has recently gone viral.

Turkish men in miniskirts take to streets for women's rights

Turkish men are protesting against a recent attempted rape and murder of a young women by donning miniskirts and taking to the Web and marching through the streets.

Ghost super moon on February 18th will not be visible

The first "Super" moon of 2015 will rise on Feb. 18th. As the moon rises it will be a rare "Super New Moon" which means the moon will not be visible.

Detained Radio Liberty journalists questioned in Azerbaijan

Baku - Police in Azerbaijan have detained a dozen journalists working for US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty amid an ongoing crackdown on the outlet that has been criticised by Washington and rights groups.

U.S. 'disturbed' at Azerbaijan raiding Radio Liberty

Baku - Azerbaijan has raided and closed the local offices of a U.S.-funded radio station in a move that has left Washington "deeply disturbed" and raised concerns about the treatment of non-state media in the tightly-controlled Caucasus nation.

U.S.-funded Radio Liberty in Azerbaijan raided

Baku - Prosecutors in Azerbaijan on Friday raided the offices of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's local service, according to its director, who condemned the move as a crackdown on free media in the tightly controlled Caucasus nation.

Azerbaijan detains prominent journalist for 'inciting suicide'

Baku - An Azerbaijan court on Friday placed a prominent investigative journalist and anti-graft campaigner in pre-trial detention for two months, prompting Amnesty International to condemn it as a move to "gag free media.

Armenia vows 'grave consequences' after helicopter downed

Baku - Armenia threatened 'grave consequences' after Azerbaijani forces shot down a military helicopter, sparking fears of a major escalation in the conflict over the disputed region of Nagorny Karabakh.

Armenia vows 'grave consequences' after helicopter downed

Baku - Armenia threatened 'grave consequences' Wednesday after Azerbaijani forces shot down a military helicopter, sparking fears of a major escalation in the conflict over the disputed region of Nagorny Karabakh.

Germany calls for end to Azerbaijan-Armenia bloodshed

Baku - Germany's foreign minister Thursday urged an end to the festering conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia amid a fresh international drive for peace.

Op-Ed: Will Russia be next ISIS target?

New York - Despite being proposed by President Barack Obama, Russia supported a Security Council resolution condemning the Islamic jihadist group ISIS.

Five killed in fresh clash over Nagorny Karabakh

Baku - Azerbaijan said Saturday it had lost four troops in new clashes with arch-foe Armenia near the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region as mediators sounded the alarm over a spike in tensions in the protracted conflict.
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