Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan's long-time leader Aliyev appoints wife as vice president

The long-time president of the oil-rich, Caspian Sea nation of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, appointed his wife, Mehriban Aliyeva, as vice president on Tuesday.

OSCE slams referendum in disputed land in Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict

An upcoming constitutional referendum in a disputed region populated by ethnic Armenians within the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan is meritless, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said Friday.

As many as 10 dead in accident on Azerbaijani oil platform

At least one oil worker is dead and nine others missing after part of the offshore rig they were on collapsed into the Caspian Sea, company officials said Thursday.

Presidents strongly support Azerbaijan-Croatia economic cooperation

Opening an Azerbaijan-Croatia business forum in Baku on Tuesday, Presidents Ilham Aliyev and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic expressed strong support to entrepreneurs' plans to cooperate and a wish that the two countries' good political relations may be followed by development of a good business cooperation.

Croatian president addresses students in Azerbaijan

The future of the European Union and the challenges it faces, NATO enlargement and the refugee crisis were topics that interested students in Baku on Monday during a lecture by Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, who also answered questions about her private life and possible hardships in her career as a woman.

Presidents advocate enhancement of Azerbaijan-Croatia ties

Croatia and Azerbaijan are friendly countries and strategic partners that have developed good relations free of outstanding issues, and there is much room for enhancing bilateral cooperation in many areas, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his Croatian counterpart, Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, said in Baku after their talks on Monday.

Croatian president begins three-day visit to Azerbaijan

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic began a three-day visit to Azerbaijan on Sunday by meeting with Croatians working in that oil-rich country.

Croatian companies looking for new business opportunities in Azerbaijan

About 60 Croatian business people from 35 companies will visit Azerbaijan next week to take part in a business forum and hold talks with representatives of the Azeri authorities and entrepreneurs in attempt to step up cooperation in several sectors and place their products and services on that market.

Grabar-Kitarovic says Croatia interested in stepping up economic cooperation with Azerbaijan

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic will officially visit Azerbaijan on October 23-25, at the invitation of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

Croatian president to visit Azerbaijan

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic will officially visit Azerbaijan on October 23-25, at the invitation of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, according to a statement released by the Office of the Croatian President on Thursday.

Pope arrives in Azerbaijan on last leg of Caucasus trip

Pope Francis landed Sunday in Azerbaijan, a majority Shia Muslim and former Soviet state that has become a major oil and gas supplier to Europe, on the last leg of a weekend trip to the Caucasus region.

Pope suffers Orthodox snub, denounces adultery in Georgia visit

Pope Francis wrapped up a two-day visit to Georgia on Saturday after suffering a stinging snub from the local Orthodox church and offering a ringing defence of marriage as "God's most beautiful creation."

Low turnout, Orthodox snub for Pope Francis' stadium Mass in Georgia

Pope Francis celebrated Mass in a Tbilisi stadium on Saturday that was attended by a few thousand people and deserted by the leadership of the Georgian Orthodox Church, in a surprising snub to the Vatican.

Pope's Georgia trip starts with appeals for peace, Antichrist signs

Pope Francis received Friday a mixed welcome in Georgia, at the start of a three-day trip to the Caucasus, a fissile post-Soviet region that straddles Europe, Russia and the Middle East, which he is touring to preach tolerance and peace.

Azerbaijan passes referendum to extend leader's term, exit polls show

A referendum to boost the power of longtime Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev passed Monday, including the extension of the presidential term from five years to seven and the ability to dissolve parliament, the TASS news agency reported.

Azerbaijan, facing economic woes, votes on boosting leader's power

Azerbaijan held a popular referendum on Monday on whether to boost the powers of longtime President Ilham Aliyev as the oil-dependent state on the Caspian Sea struggles with a receding economy.

IN2 inks deal for its first job in Azerbaijan

IN2, a leading provider of IT services for public and private sector in Croatia, has won a deal to develop and implement a hospital software in the new international hospital Boa Dea in Azerbaijan, which is one of the most innovative hospitals in the world, the Croatian software company reported on Tuesday.

Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan ink deal to boost ties in defence, commerce

The presidents of Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan signed a declaration on Monday to boost ties in defence and commerce in the Caspian Sea region.

Putin praises ties with Iran after announcing nuclear reactor deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin praised bilateral ties with Iran on Monday after announcing last week that Russia would build eight more nuclear reactors in that country.

Merkel urges end to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, rebuffs Erdogan

Chancellor Angela Merkel rebuffed on Tuesday the attacks from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the German parliament's resolution condemning as genocide the massacre a century ago of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.

Merkel urges Azerbaijan on lasting solution to conflict with Armenia

Germany urged Azerbaijan to find a longer-lasting solution to its conflict with Armenia, as the Azerbaijani leader said a current ceasefire in a breakaway region was "unstable."

Azerbaijan: conflict with Armenia "de-escalated" in recent days

Azerbaijan's conflict with neighbouring Armenia over a long-disputed territory has "de-escalated" following a surge in fighting last weekend, Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev said Friday.

Mediators urge Armenia, Azerbaijan to negotiate in wake of truce deal

International mediators urged Armenia and Azerbaijan on Tuesday to honour their new ceasefire agreement after recent fighting in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, and to negotiate a solution to their long-standing conflict.

Armenia, Azerbaijan agree to immediate ceasefire after recent clashes

Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed on Tuesday to an immediate ceasefire after a recent surge of fighting in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, the TASS news agency reported, citing Armenia's Defence Ministry.

Armenia warns of war with neighbour Azerbaijan over disputed region

The sudden surge of violence in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh has the potential to set off an all-out war between Armenia and neighbouring Azerbaijan, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said Monday.