Azerbaijan (i/ˌæzərbaɪˈdʒɑːn/AZ-ər-by-JAHN; Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan[ɑzærbɑjdʒɑn]), officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan Respublikası), is a transcontinental country in the Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, while having a short border with Turkey in the northwest.
The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic proclaimed its independence in 1918 and became the first Muslim-majority democratic and secular republic. It was also the first Muslim-majority country to have operas, theaters and modern universities. The country was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1920 as the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. Azerbaijan proclaimed its independence on 30 August 1991, before the official dissolution of the USSR. In September 1991, the disputed Armenian-majority Nagorno-Karabakh region re-affirmed its willingness to create a separate state as the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The region, effectively independent since the beginning of the Nagorno-Karabakh War in 1991, is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan until a final solution to its status is found through negotiations facilitated by the OSCE.
Absalamova is the fourth member of Abzas Media to be held in pretrial detention on those charges since police said they had found 40,000 euros (US$43,650) during a raid on the outlet’s office on November 20... If found guilty, they face up to eight years in prison under Article 206.3.2 of Azerbaijan’s .
According to a readout of the call from Pashinyan’s office, in addition to efforts related to the normalization of relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the issue of the humanitarian challenges stemming from the more than 100,000 forcibly displaced Artsakh residents settling in Armenia were also addressed.
Quoting the senior officers involved in the bidding process, ‘The News’ published the story “LNG deal with Azerbaijan’s SOCAR may hit snags over breach of confidentiality’ reporting that the PLL used the price offered from SOCAR as a tool to bring down the bid price from lowest bidder OQ trading, which was at $18.46 per MMBtu.
Masked police officers detained Hasanli on November 20 at his home, ahead of his planned trip to Moldova to participate in an event ... Hasanli said the money was planted, and “found” in the office hallway ... The prosecutor’s office alleges that Hasanli, Vagifgizi, and Kekalov conspired to smuggle large amounts of money into Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan police detained Hasanli on Monday and then searched his apartment and Abzas’s Baku office ... Aliyev has served as president of Azerbaijan since 2003, winning the election with 76 percent of votes ... Azerbaijan’s constitutional changes to extend the duration and terms of presidential office faced significant criticism in 2006.