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.

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.

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.