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Azerbaijan lineup announced for Freestyle Wrestling World Cup in Iowa City, Iowa, April 7-8

Three-time World champion Haji Aliyev of Azerbaijan is among the stars on the Azerbaijan World Cup team. Photo by Tony Rotundo, Wrestlers Are Warriors. The wrestling federation of Azerbaijan has provided its lineup for the 2018 Men's Freestyle Wrestling World Cup at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City

TEAMUSA.ORG - 2018-03-22 15:44:15

UPDATE 1-Slovenia's Krka 2017 net profit jumps 41 percent

(Updates with details, quotes) LJUBLJANA, March 22 (Reuters) - Higher sales helped Slovenian generic drug producer Krka post a preliminary 2017 group net profit of 152.6 million euros ($187.9 million), up 41 percent from 2016. Krka, Slovenia's largest listed company with market capitalisation of a

REUTERS - 2018-03-22 12:07:47

Preview: Corto Maltese: The Golden House of Samarkand

Hugo Pratt (w & a & c) Corto Maltese sets out on another globetrotting adventure after the discovery of a Byron manuscript in a mosque on the Isle of Rhodes. Set in the years 1921-22, the action soon shifts to Turkey, Azerbaijan, and the Caspian Sea, following the footsteps of the legendary Silk Roa

GRAPHICPOLICY.COM - 2018-03-22 10:00:05

UPDATE 1-Turkcell will sell units in Kazakhstan and Moldova this year -CEO

(Adds details, background) ISTANBUL, March 22 (Reuters) - Leading Turkish mobile operator Turkcell will sell its units in Kazakhstan and Moldova this year, the company chief executive Kaan Terzioglu said on Thursday. Speaking at a news conference in Istanbul, CEO Terzioglu said the company will lo

REUTERS - 2018-03-22 09:42:46

Report: Turkmenistan border guards kill 2 Iranian fishermen

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's semi-official ILNA news agency has reported that Turkmenistan border guards opened fire, killing two Iranian fishermen and detaining another two for trespassing. Wednesday's report says the incident happened on Tuesday night when the four young fishermen were sailing near the e

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-03-22 06:24:00

Happy Nowruz! Here's how to celebrate the Persian new year, no matter where you are

You might already be celebrating the first day of spring in your own informal way, but there's another holiday that can help you ring in the season. The Persian New Year, Nowruz, occurs on the vernal equinox - the first day of spring - and it's celebrated in countries all over the world. So learn ho


Washington Visit By Leader Of Unrecognized 'Republic' Has Russia's Fingerprints All Over It

One Bako Sahakyan - "president" of "Nagorno Karabakh Republic" and a typical post-Soviet warlord with links to Russian military intelligence and Middle East terrorists from Bekaa Valley of Lebanon - has recently spent a weeklong visit in Washington, D.C. for meetings with pro-Armenian members of Con


Western leaders quiet as Putin celebrates landslide election victory

Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media LLC Image: Russian President Putin meets with co-chairs of his campaign office at the Kremlin in MoscowVladimir Putin meets with co-chairs of his campaign office at the Kremlin in Moscow on Monday. MOSCOW - Congratulations poured in fro


Putin's landslide victory met with muted reaction from the West

MOSCOW - Congratulations poured in from around the world as Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrated his landslide election win on Monday. But one group was notably silent: some of the heads of the West's leading democracies. With 99.84 percent of the votes counted by Monday morning, Putin won


Azerbaijan discussing possible membership with OPEC: sources

BAKU/LONDON (Reuters) - The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and Azerbaijan are discussing deepening cooperation, including possible Azeri membership of OPEC, two sources familiar with the talks told Reuters on Monday. Azerbaijan, along with some other non-OPEC nations led by Russi


OPEC's Barkindo says oil market improving but stockpiles still high

March 19, 2018 / 11:54 AM / Updated 3 minutes ago BAKU (Reuters) - OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo said on Monday that conditions on the oil market have been improving but that global inventories remain above the 5-year average, the important benchmark for the market. "The worst is probabl


OPEC's Barkindo hopes for oil market stability this year

BAKU: OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo said on Monday he hoped a global deal to reduce oil production would help restore stability to global oil markets in the course of the year, he told Azeri TV station Real TV in an interview. "We are beginning to see that the stability is gradual but sti


Foreign Ministry to Israelis: Have fun abroad, keep your bullets at home

When traveling abroad, keep those bullets at home, the Foreign Ministry advised Israelis on Sunday, after Dalia Hadad returned to Israel more than three weeks after being detained in Azerbaijan for entering that country with bullets in her luggage. Hadad, from Beersheba, acknowledged in an intervie


'Clarity' Has to Help Canada's Lance Stroll March on at Williams F1

At just nineteen years of age, Lance Stroll suddenly is the man with all the experience at Williams F1. Although Stroll's new team-mate Sergey Sirotkin is three years his senior, the Russian has no Grand Prix racing experience, whereas Stroll has a complete season under his belt. It's this year's wo


US defends critical trade routes - We should add Azerbaijan to the list

What is, at its narrowest point, fewer than two miles wide, through which one-third of world trade and half of all the world's oil is shipped? In fact, 80 percent of the oil and gasoline that American allies Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, as well as the less-friendly China depend on, is shipped thr


The 30th Anniversary of Artsakh's Liberation Movement Commemorated in Watertown

WATERTOWN, Mass. (A.W.)-The Armenian Youth Federation (AYF-YOARF) Greater Boston "Nejdeh" chapter hosted a dinner and presentation on March 1, the at the Papken Suni agoump (Armenian-American Social Club of Watertown) commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Artsakh Liberation Movement. Former edit


Ten companies vie to supply pipes for Bulgaria-Greece gas pipeline

SOFIA (Reuters) - Ten companies have expressed an interest to bid in a 60 million euros ($74 million) tender to supply pipes for a 185-km (115 miles) gas pipeline between Greece and Bulgaria (IGB), the Bulgarian energy ministry said on Friday. ICGB, a joint venture for the 240 million euros pipelin


America's Double Standard on Nagorno-Karabakh

One of the most important promises of Donald Trump's presidential campaign was to end the damage that special interest groups and lobbyists inflict on the United States' national interests, and to pursue an "America first" policy in the best interests of the American people. It is quite well-known t


Israel's Largest Arms Clients: India, Azerbaijan and Vietnam

The largest customers for Israeli arms between 2013 and 2017 were India followed by Azerbaijan and Vietnam, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reported Wednesday. Israel was the world's eighth largest arms exporter for the period, the SIPRI report said, accounting for 2.9 percent


Azeri central bank sees room for rate cut in April - deputy governor

March 15, 2018 / 8:57 AM / Updated 16 minutes ago BAKU, March 15 (Reuters) - Azerbaijan's central bank has room to cut its refinancing rate at the rate-setting meeting in April from the current 13 percent, Aftandil Babayev, the central bank deputy governor, told Reuters on Thursday. (Reporting by Na