Category: News – Azerbaijan

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2022 and the Year of Shusha: restoring the “crown of Karabakh” to its former glory

Following the liberation of Azerbaijan lands from thirty years of occupation, the reconstruction of the Karabakh region has begun in earnest. One area that is undergoing major building work is the internationally renowned city of Shusha (or Şuşa in Azerbaijani and Turkish). Previously the cultural centre of Azerbaijan, it is now being restored to its […]

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Azerbaijan state broadcaster AzTV signs co-operation deal with influential Pakistani channel BOL

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Azerbaijan Television (AzTV) and Radio Broadcasting, or CJSC for short, and Pakistan’s BOL Network. The agreement, signed at the CJSC headquarters in Baku last week by CJSC chairman Rovshan Mammadov and BOL Network chief Aisha Sheikh, formalises existing relations between the two media outlets, with a commitment […]

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Azerbaijan delegation to participate in North Cyprus conference on Khojaly Massacre

This Saturday, the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) will host an international conference to commemorate the Khojaly Massacre, when over 600 Azerbaijanis were slaughtered in one night by irregular Armenian forces as they tried to flee to safety during the First Nagorno-Karabakh War. Politicians and senior civil society representatives from Azerbaijan will be flying […]

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Introducing Elin Suleymanov: Azerbaijan’s new ambassador in London

In July of this year Tahir Taghizadeh, Azerbaijan’s popular and long-serving ambassador to London, departed Britain. His successor, Ambassador Elin Suleymanov, arrived the following month ready to take up his new duties as the Ambassador of Azerbaijan at the Court of St. James’s. Prior to his London appointment, Ambassador Suleymanov spent 16 years in the […]

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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 […]