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Norway Shows Interest In Azerbaijan’s Oil & Gas Projects

Azerbaijan, a country located on the western edge of the Caspian Sea bordering Russia to north and Iran to the south, is rich in oil and natural gas. According to data compiled by the U.S. government, its proved oil reserves are estimated to be seven billion barrels, or about 955 million metric tons


Shirin Melikova: "Azerbaijan's entire history is reflected in its carpets"

The Seven Beauties exhibition held at the All-Russian Museum of Decorative Art, which features exhibits from collections of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, was so popular that it was extended until February 10. Yesterd


Facebook Deletes Pages That Were Secretly Controlled by a Russian Propaganda Network

Facebook has deleted hundreds of pages linked to the Kremlin-backed propaganda network known as Sputnik. The pages, allegedly operated by Sputnik employees, were made to look like they were coming from outside of Russia. The Facebook pages helped spread propaganda about NATO and European politics, a


Generika Ayala Lifesavers tap Azerbaijan NT player Kseniya Kocyigit

After fortifying their floor defense with Lisbet Arredondo Reyes, the Generika Ayala Lifesavers are adding a net minder by tapping Azerbaijan National Team member Kseniya Poznyak Kocyigit as their second import for the PSL Grand Prix 2019. The acquisition was made official by Lifesavers team manager


Azerbaijan state oil company’s LNG supplies to Malta exceed obligations

Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR announced that its supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Malta last year exceeded contractual obligations, saying it sent an additional two LNG cargoes to the Island in 2018.


Azerbaijan, Armenia talk about Karabakh dispute in Paris

Top diplomats discuss negotiation process for resolving Upper Karabakh dispute, agree to continue talks in February. Azerbaijan and Armenia have agreed to continue negotiations in February as part of the Upper Karabakh dispute, an Azerbaijani news agency said on Wednesday.


World Health Organization recommends raising cigarette prices in Azerbaijan

WHO estimates that 6.5% of Azerbaijan’s population may not live to 70 due to smoking. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended raising the price of tobacco products in Azerbaijan.


Azerbaijan: imprisoned writer Rashad Ramazanov on hunger strike

Writer and blogger Rashad Ramazanov is on hunger strike and in poor health. He is one of several Azerbaijani prisoners, activists and opposition figures to join a hunger strike in solidarity with jailed anti-corruption blogger Mehman Huseynov, against whom the Azerbaijani authorities brought new spu


To boost confidence in oil cut, OPEC issues quota list

LONDON (Reuters) - OPEC on Friday published a list of oil production cuts by its members and other major producers for the six months to June, an effort to boost confidence in the move designed to avoid a supply glut in 2019.


Facebook Takes Down Hundreds of Fake Pages linked to Russian State News

Facebook announced early Thursday morning that it had removed hundreds of troll pages and accounts posing as eastern European news outlets that linked to staff of the Russian state news agency, Sputnik.


A Year in Review: Azerbaijan Optimizes Its Balanced Foreign Policy in 2018

Azerbaijan saw several important events in 2018—both domestic and external and sometimes interlinked. And a major takeaway from contextualizing the past year has been Baku’s cautious optimization of its existing balanced foreign policy. In particular, when looked at together, the events of 2018 sugg


BP Bets Big On Azerbaijan With 6 New Wells To Be Drilled

Shah Deniz is the second-largest discovery BP has made, after the Prudhoe Bay oil field in Alaska. / SOCAR AQS. BP is placing a big bet on oil-rich Azerbaijan as the British multinational oil and gas company plans to drill six new exploratory wells by 2020.


TANAP: Influence Well Beyond Energy [GGP]

The enduring importance of the Turkey-Azerbaijan relationship is anchored in a shared history, as well as economic, cultural, and political ties. In particular, joint energy projects have played a large role in deepening relations and consolidating mutual interdependence between Ankara and Baku. The


Facebook ousts hundreds of fake news accounts tied to Russia

Facebook today removed multiple accounts, Pages, groups, and Instagram profiles that were related to Russian networks. The accounts in question were masquerading as news organizations and interest pages to spread misinformation.


Another five people have gone on hunger strike in Azerbaijan. Why?

Political prisoners have joined opposition figures on a hunger strike in support of blogger Mehman Huseynov. Five political prisoners have announced a hunger strike in prison in a show of solidarity with convicted Azerbaijani blogger Mehman Huseynov.


New Immigrants Are More Culturally Different than They Used to Be

Native-born American concerns about immigration are primarily about how immigration will affect the culture of the country as a whole and, to a lesser extent, how the newcomers will affect the economy. One’s personal economic situation is not a major factor. It’s reasonable to assume that the degree


Australia Courts Vanuatu With Prime Minister Visit

This week saw a historic visit by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to the Pacific Island country of Vanuatu. The three-day visit, which began Wednesday, is the first by an Australian prime minister for bilateral talks. (Prime Minister Bob Hawke attended the Pacific Islands Forum in Vanuatu i


Azerbaijan reporter wins sex tape case against the government for failing to investigate a sex-tape blackmail against her

The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Azerbaijan’s government to compensate corruption-busting reporter Khadija Ismayilova for its failure to investigate attempts to blackmail her with sex tapes. Ismayilova hailed the January 10 ruling, but does not have high hopes that it can help alleviat


Hussein Bakji: “Turkey does its best to prevent a new crisis in relations with Russia”

Yesterday Baku hosted a conference titled “Security Problems in Eastern Europe and the Post-Soviet Area.” It was organized by the Topchibashi Center. Vestnik Kavkaza talked to Hussein Bakji, the head of the foreign relations department of the Middle East Technical University of Turkey, the Deputy Di


Zimbabweans say social media blocked in wake of violent protests

Harare, Zimbabwe (CNN)Zimbabweans said they were unable to access social media Tuesday after protests erupted over a sharp increase in fuel prices was announced by the government.