Azerbaijan

8 November 2017
Azerbaijan Moves to Drastically Cut Number of Lawyers
The Azerbaijani parliament has approved amendments to the country’s civil code that would effectively bar roughly 90 percent of the country’s legal professionals from practicing law. From EurasiaNet.
By Mike Runey
 
31 October 2017
Trans-Caucasus Railway Opens Premium

Decades in the making, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars could further isolate Armenia.

 
4 October 2017
Gay Detainees Freed, Baku Says Premium

Status of those sent for STD treatment unclear, as more allegations emerge about police torture of gays and transgender women.

 
2 October 2017
Late Bloomers Premium

The Czech weapons that have appeared in Azerbaijan might indicate that Central Europeans are finally learning the realpolitik games of the West.

By Martin Ehl
 
25 September 2017
Dozens Held in Baku LGBT Roundup Premium

Activists draw parallel to last spring’s brutal crackdown on Chechen gays.

 
20 September 2017
New Revelations From 'Azerbaijani Laundromat' Could Shake German Elections Premium

A representative from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party allegedly received payments as part of the money-laundering operation.

 
Caspian Sea
18 September 2017
Baku Takes Larger Stake in Massive Oilfield Premium

Aliev cheers ‘even more profitable’ new contract, which foresees $40 billion in new investment by oil majors.

 
12 September 2017
Azerbaijan Pardons Blogger, Releases Journalist Premium

Mehman Aliyev has been released from pretrial detention, while travel blogger Alexander Lapshin was pardoned.

 
5 September 2017
OCCRP Investigation Finds $2.8 Billion Azerbaijani ‘Laundromat’ Premium

Secret money-laundering scheme allegedly used to pay off European politicians, lobbyists, and a former CNN producer for their support. 

 
30 August 2017
Caspian Sea Shrinking at Alarming Rate, Scientists Say Premium

Rising temperatures linked to climate change are most likely responsible for steadily falling water levels in the Caspian Sea, a new study contends.

 

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