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Azerbaijani reporter facing possible life sentence on treason charge

Azerbaijani reporter facing possible life sentence on treason charge

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the trumped-up treason charge on which Polad Aslanov, an Azerbaijani reporter who often covers corruption, is now facing the possibility of life imprisonm...

President Aliyev’s ‘Rotating’ Government Reform

President Aliyev’s ‘Rotating’ Government Reform

Traditionally without explaining why, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev reshuffled the country’s cabinet on Thursday, rotating various ministers and their deputies and even appointing one as minister...

Azerbaijan raises minimum wage by $41, and minimum pension by $23

Azerbaijan raises minimum wage by $41, and minimum pension by $23

Now employees cannot be payed less than $148 per month. The minimum wage in Azerbaijan will increase from 180 to 250 manat [from $106 to $148]. Starting October 1, the size of the minimum pension will...

Skating on thin ice – a sport that has ceased to exist in Azerbaijan

Skating on thin ice – a sport that has ceased to exist in Azerbaijan

Nargiz tries to tie the laces on her skates, but they tear off or are broken time and time again. She has had this recurring dream for many years. She is 42 years old, she lives in Istanbul and teache...

Popular beaches in Azerbaijan deemed unsuitable for swimming

Popular beaches in Azerbaijan deemed unsuitable for swimming

All the beaches in the village of Nabran to the north of Baku are unsuitable for swimming, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources has announced. The area has never before been deemed entirely ‘...

Azerbaijan to add mandatory religious education for university students

Azerbaijan to add mandatory religious education for university students

The announcement was greeted with skepticism in Azerbaijan, where many cherish the country’s tradition of secular rule. The Azerbaijani government plans to introduce mandatory religious education into...

Most tourists to Azerbaijan coming from Russia

Most tourists to Azerbaijan coming from Russia

In 2018, about 800,000 Russian tourists visited Azerbaijan, which is 5% more than last year, … In 2018, about 800,000 Russian tourists visited Azerbaijan, which is 5% more than last year, report...

With state help, Azerbaijani TV aims at the bottom

With state help, Azerbaijani TV aims at the bottom

Reality shows, with a heavy emphasis on relationship drama, now dominate Azerbaijani broadcasting. A lawyer, a poet, an actress and a psychologist sit in plush chairs in a slick TV studio. Across from...

Ancient monastery complex continues to be subject of disagreement between Georgia and Azerbaijan

Ancient monastery complex continues to be subject of disagreement between Georgia and Azerbaijan

While Georgian activists intensify their protests, the parties have begun negotiations on border delimitation A political conflict between Georgia and Azerbaijan continues to develop around the ancien...

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