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A Bronze Age game called 58 holes was found chiseled into stone in Azerbaijan

The game is known as 58 holes, or Hounds and Jackals. Archaeologist Walter Crist of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City described his surprising discovery of a roughly4,000-year-old example of 58 holesin present-day Azerbaijan on November 15 at the annual meeting of the American

SCIENCE NEWS - 2018-11-16 18:12:08

Georgian Muslim leader detained in Azerbaijan

On Wednesday, over 14 Georgian rights groups, includingGYLA,EMC, andTDI, urged Tbilisi to ‘immediately take all measures’ to ensure Azerbaijan grants Asadov a fair trial, access to a lawyer and family members, and his protection from inhuman treatment during his pre-trial detention.

OC-MEDIA.ORG - 2018-11-16 14:39:44

Central Bank of Azerbaijan Rules Out Issuing Cryptocurrency

Speakingto reporters in Baku on November 15, CBA first Chairman Alim Guliyev stated that the Bank treats cryptocurrencies conservatively, based on a belief that the use of digital currencies and similar financial instruments “comes with great risks”.

CCN.COM - 2018-11-16 08:29:42

Rector of Azerbaijan's main university axed

The plane was unable to take off for two hours due to being overloaded, said a anonymous source from the same delegation. Maharramov’s two-tonne luggage, which consisted mostly of wine barrels, was the problem.

JAM-NEWS.NET - 2018-11-16 00:00:00

Azerbaijan in talks with investors for 1st offshore wind farm - report

November 15 (Renewables Now) - Azeralternativenergy LLC, a company in Azerbaijan under the control of the State Agency on Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources (SAARES), is in talks with foreign investors for support for a 200-MW offshore wind project.

RENEWABLESNOW.COM - 2018-11-15 09:46:00

Azerbaijan Readies For Acrobatic Gymnastics World Cup

Azerbaijan’s capital city Baku is gearing up to host theFIG Acrobatic Gymnastics World Cupat the National Gymnastics Arena, namely from November 17 to 18. The two-day event will feature national teams from Azerbaijan, Belarus, India, Israel, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine.

CASPIANNEWS.COM - 2018-11-15 00:00:00

Major contract extension strengthens Expro’s position in Azerbaijan

Leading international oilfield services company, Expro, has strengthened the opening of its new purpose-built facilities in Baku, winning a four-year contract extension for BP’s Shah Deniz Stage 2 project.

OILFIELDTECHNOLOGY.COM - 2018-11-15 10:30:00

Three-Year Prison Term Of Jailed Opposition Leader In Azerbaijan Cut By Two Months

The court on November 14 said the sentence imposed on Gozal Bayramli, deputy chairwoman of the Popular Front Party (AXCP), was reduced after the formal charge against her was changed from smuggling to attempted smuggling.


Jewish state appoints Christian envoy to Muslim country

Deek, a highly acclaimed diplomat, is currently a senior adviser toDirector-General Yuval Rotem.Deek joined the ministry in 2008, and served as deputy head of mission at Israel’s embassy in Norway from 2012 to 2015, and as deputy chief of mission at the embassy in Nigeria from 2009-2012.“We are prou

JERUSALEM POST - 2018-11-15 19:19:00

Blundering American Ambassadors Unmask the War on Terror

If you challenge them forcefully, however, the resulting outbursts can provide stunning insights into their ineptitude and State Department policies.

FOREIGNPOLICYJOURNAL.COM - 2018-11-16 19:20:25

Youth Team Play 'Cyber Chess' vs Azerbaijan

“The 42nd Chess Olympiad in 2016 was held in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan and chess is one of the most popular sports there,” the Chess Association explained.


Russia sanctions, WADA future on menu in Azerbaijan

WADA's executive committee meets over two days in Azerbaijan and, after a tumultuous few months for the body, the sports world will be watching closely.


25-year-old ‘with mental illness’ killed in ‘exorcism’ in Azerbaijan

The Interior Ministry of Azerbaijanreportedon Monday that Murad Soltanov, a resident of Baku, was discovered in a flat with multiple bodily injuries.


Alstom Announces 1st Cargo Locomotive Shipment To Azerbaijan

“After the test phase in Kazakhstan, the first cargo locomotive AZ8A Prima T8 will arrive in Azerbaijan in the second half of December,” an unnamed official toldTrendnews agency. "From February 2019, the first locomotive AZ8A will be launched in test mode between the stations of Ganja and Boyuk-Kesi


Letter: Stand for Azerbaijan

As a result of Armenian aggression, Armenia occupies more than 17 percent of Azerbaijani territory. Zangelan was the last district to be occupied by Armenians, on Oct. 29, 1993. As a result of Armenian attack, the provincial capital Zangelan, along with 83 villages constituting 700 square kilometers


Mammadali Mehdiyev takes gold for Azerbaijan in Tashkent

The first final of the day opposed the Hungarian and top seeded athlete, Toth Krisztian, who had to go to the golden score in the semi-final Mikail Ozerler (TUR), to qualify for the last match. But slightly injured during the preliminary rounds, Toth did not compete in the final and the victory went


Man beaten to death in Azerbaijan during exorcism

The deceased, 25-year-old Murad Soltanov, was suffering from a mental disorder accompanied by seizures. The young man’s father concluded that the reason for this was evil spirits possessing his son. He found people in one of the rural towns who were, allegedly, capable of expelling any evil spirit,


Azerbaijan’s president approves PSA for Caspian Sea block

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev approved the production-sharing agreement (PSA) for Block D230in the Caspian Seaon Wednesday, local media have reported.BP will operate the block during the exploration phase with a 50% stake, while State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) will hold the rem

INTERFAXENERGY.COM - 2018-11-15 13:03:58

Why is the Norwegian embassy closing down in Baku?

For more than 20 years, Norway has been actively engaged in oil production in Azerbaijan and has participated in several large oil projects. It has also been engaged in humanitarian activities and given several grants to NGOs. In addition, citizens of Azerbaijan obtained visas through the Norwegian


Why Azerbaijan is asking tourists to “take another look”

Azerbaijanisone of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in the world, but the country stills remains off-the-beaten-path for even the most avid travelers. But now, the country is urging travelers to “take another look” and consider planning a trip to the ‘Land of Fire’.