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Kramaric nets late winner as Croatia beat Azerbaijan

Croatia were forced to dig deep as they came from behind to beat unfancied Azerbaijan 2-1 at home in their opening Euro 2020 Group E qualifier after forward Andrej Kramaric scored a 79th winner on Thursday.


Ireland U19 secure European championship qualification after impressive win over Azerbaijan

The Republic of Ireland U19 team booked their place at the UEFA European Under-19 Championships after a 3-1 win over Azerbaijan in Russia this afternoon. Tom Mohan's side notched their second win of the Elite Round after goals from Tyreik Wright, Jason Knight and captain Jonathan Afolabi.


Michael Essien: Former Ghana and Chelsea midfielder moves to Azerbaijan

Former Ghana and Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has joined Azerbaijan top-tier side Sabail FK. The 36-year-old has signed a deal until May 2020 and will assist the coaching staff of the club's Under-19 side as part of his quest for a coaching badge.


EU welcomes Azerbaijan's amnesty for 400 political activists

BAKU, Azerbaijan – The European Union has welcomed Azerbaijan's decision to give amnesty to a number of political activists and journalists. European Commission spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic said the amnesty for over 400 people included representatives of political parties, non-government organization


Azerbaijan: President Pardons Dozens of Political Prisoners

In response to the March 16 decree by President Ilham Aliyev to release 51 political prisoners as part of a broader pardon of over 400 convicted individuals, Freedom House released the following statement:


At long last, peace might be possible between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Here’s what’s needed.

After decades of ethnic conflict, the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan are preparing to meet to try to resolve their long-term clash over the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. Observers have many reasons to be skeptical that yet another one-off meeting will lead to a thaw at long last.


Azerbaijan: Ex-minister among hundreds pardoned by president

BAKU, Azerbaijan – A former health minister of Azerbaijan who has been imprisoned for 12 years has been pardoned by the country's president. Ali Insanov was among 431 people pardoned or allotted reduced sentences Saturday by President Ilham Aliev ahead of the Nowruz new year's holiday.


Iran and Azerbaijan Proceed With Rapprochement as Diplomatic Exchanges Multiply

Iranian-Azerbaijani relations have been firmly on track toward rapprochement since the election of President Hassan Rouhani in Iran and the subsequent progress on the nuclear deal and lifting of Western sanctions. In the last five years, the presidents of Azerbaijan and Iran met 12 times, and offici


An Aston, A Bentley And A BMW Walk Into Azerbaijan… With The Grand Tour

This upcoming Friday you will be able to catch episode 11 of The Grand Tour’s third season, with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May taking their talents to Eastern Europe.


Oil edges above $67 as OPEC-led supply cuts support

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil edged further above $67 a barrel on Monday, supported by the prospect of prolonged OPEC-led oil supply curbs though concern that an economic downturn may dent fuel consumption curbed gains.


Aliyev Rejects Including Artsakh in Peace Talks

President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan on Wednesday rejected Yerevan’s position of returning Artsakh to the Karabakh peace negotiations, calling the suggestion advanced by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan a change in the negotiations format.


Jews and Muslims Remember Victims of 1992 Khojaly Genocide in Azerbaijan

JNS.org – The American Sephardi Federation and the Muslim American Leadership Alliance of New York held a special event last week remembering victims of the 1992 Khojaly genocide in Azerbaijan.


Azerbaijan Deploys New Military Base on the Border with Armenia

BAKU — Azerbaijan has deployed a new military unit on the border with Armenia. According to official sources, the military unit was built in the Kazakh-Agafa section of the border.


'I left for a kaleidoscope of reasons:' Daniel Ricciardo insists he did not leave Red Bull for Renault because he was 'scared' of Max Verstappen

Daniel Ricciardo goes into the season-opening Australian Grand Prix insisting that he did not leave Red Bull because he was scared of former team-mate Max Verstappen. Ricciardo was answering the accusation made by his ex-team principal Christian Horner, who said the Australian was 'running away from


Muslim Majority Azerbaijan Opens Its Arms to Evangelical Leaders in the Name of Tolerance

The Shi'ite Muslim majority country of Azerbaijan recently invited more than a dozen evangelical pastors on an official visit to the nation. But why would the president of that country be interested in evangelical Christians?


F1 live stream: how to watch every 2019 Grand Prix online from anywhere

The 2019 Formula One season is set to see the 1000th World Championship race, which will take place in China. But the excitement goes far beyond mere marks of measure, with another m-word set to tear up the tarmac – Mercedes.


New US Ambassador to Azerbaijan is a First-Class Troublemaker

In early March Washington sent a new ambassador to Azerbaijan that was appointed by the sitting US president Donald Trump personally. As it’s been revealed by a number of media sources, Earle Litzenberger is a career member of the US State department that used to occupy the position of the senior ad


Azerbaijan: Dihaj takes an electronic spin on popular folk song “Deshti Tesnifi”

They were the last Azeri act to qualify for the Eurovision grand final in 2017. Azerbaijan’s Dihaj used the experience to win over tens of thousands of new followers from Baku and beyond. Following their Eurovision performance, they won the Vision Music Award 2017 for Most Memorable Staging and lead


Europa League draw: Arsenal gets Napoli, Chelsea exhales

The Europa League draw was held in the shadows of the UEFA Champions League draw on Friday, and it’s certainly not Arsenal. The Gunners will have to get past Napoli, and vice versa, if they want a chance at upending Chelsea and winning an automatic berth in the Champions League group stage.


AzInTelecom plan to launch a back-up data centre in Azerbaijan

The company’s main data centre is based in the city of Baku, with the ministry stating that Facebook, Google, Amazon, Yahoo and other companies had expressed interest in hosting equipment in the facility back in 2016.