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.
The prime minister’s press office said that Pashinyan “expressed concern over Azerbaijan’s deviation from the provisions of the trilateral declaration of November 9, 2020 and reaffirmed the position of the ...
NATO on Thursday urged Armenia and Azerbaijan to end hostilities as fighting flared up in the region of Karabakh, and expressed support for normalizing relations ... “NATO supports the normalization of relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan,” Colomina added.
Eight men have been arrested on suspicion of trespassing and criminal damage after storming the AzerbaijanEmbassy in central London on Thursday ...Police officers outside the Azerbaijan Embassy in London on Thursday after it was seized by protesters ... 'Officers attended and engaged with those present.
Azerbaijan is targeting to increase the share of renewable sources in its installed power capacity to at least 30 percent by 2030, as the country looks to diversify its economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, chief executive officer of Masdar, said the Garadagh plant is Masdar’s first project in Azerbaijan.
The intimate ceremony was attended by the Avetisyan family as well as representatives of the town administration and the Tufenkian Foundation’s Stepanakert and Yerevan offices. Artur was injured while fighting in the 2020 war against Azerbaijan. He was hit by shrapnel in many parts of his body after a mine explosion ... .
A press statement from Pashinyan’s office said that “issues related to the Armenia-Azerbaijan peace talks, the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh issue, the opening of regional communications, the return of captives, and the clarification of the fate of missing persons became the ...
Secretary of StateAntonyBlinken on Monday held separate calls with the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan, offering U.S ... A Russian-brokered ceasefire had the Armenia-backed government in the territory cede land to Azerbaijan ... has strategic ties with both Armenia and Azerbaijan, but a strong Armenian-diaspora in the U.S.