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UK donates £500,000 to aid clearance of deadly landmines in Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh region

The British Foreign Office has announced it is providing £500,000 to help clear landmines in and around the recently liberated Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. The money will help “to make the area safe, prevent injuries and save lives” following the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Figures show 160 people have been killed or injured by […]

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Azerbaijan, only Muslim country in Paralympic top 10 enjoys gold rush!

Azerbaijani athletes took home gold for the Islamic world as the only team from a Muslim-majority nation to finish in the top ten at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics on Sunday. Beating their previous record set in London in 2012, the Paralympians from the South Caucasus state won 10thplace with 19 medals, the highest result achieved […]

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Celebrating the “unequalled” legacy of Azerbaijan’s great writer Nizami Ganjavi and his ‘Encyclopaedia of Literature of the East and the West’

Nizami Ganjavi is one of Azerbaijan’s greatest poets and thinkers. Following a decree by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, in Janury, 2021 was declared the “Year of Nizami Ganjavi”. The aim is to promote Nizami throughout the world and to further explore his legacy. It should be noted that although there […]

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World Cup Qualifiers: all 16 fixtures for Azerbaijan, Turkey and the UK Home Nations

On Wednesday, the qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup get underway, with Azerbaijan, Turkey and all four home nations, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, all in action. Azerbaijan, Turkey, England, and Scotland face three opponents in the eight day schedule set aside for international games. Northern Ireland and Wales play twice. Highlights include Denmark […]

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Turkish Airlines crew help deliver Afghan baby Havva on evacuation flight

There was drama of a positive kind on a flight taking evacuees from Afghanistan to Birmingham. One of the refugees, 26-year-old Soman Noori, went into labour on a Turkish Airlines flight from Dubai to Birmingham. The Afghan refugee, who had left Kabul with her husband and two young children the previous day, gave birth to […]

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UK “single largest foreign investor” in Azerbaijan as new opportunities open up post-Brexit

Brexit has created new opportunities for the UK and Azerbaijan, a leading Azerbaijani MP has said. “In my opinion, leaving the EU opened new perspectives for our mutual cooperation. After Brexit the UK is not limited any more in any way of cooperation with the world, including Azerbaijan” Javanshir Feyziyev, the Head of Azerbaijan-UK Interparliamentary […]

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Azerbaijan’s Samira Efendi competes in tonight’s Eurovision final

The Eurovision Song Contest is back after a year’s enforced absence due to the coronavirus pandemic. Twenty three countries will compete in Saturday’s televised final, among them Azerbaijan. Representing the Turkic republic is 30-year-old singer Samira Efendi, who impressed with her live performance of Mata Hari at the first semi-final on Tuesday, booking her spot […]