Azerbaijan (i/ˌæzərbaɪˈdʒɑːn/AZ-ər-by-JAHN; Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan[ɑzærbɑjdʒɑn]), officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan Respublikası), is a transcontinental country in the Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, while having a short border with Turkey in the northwest.
The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic proclaimed its independence in 1918 and became the first Muslim-majority democratic and secular republic. It was also the first Muslim-majority country to have operas, theaters and modern universities. The country was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1920 as the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. Azerbaijan proclaimed its independence on 30 August 1991, before the official dissolution of the USSR. In September 1991, the disputed Armenian-majority Nagorno-Karabakh region re-affirmed its willingness to create a separate state as the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The region, effectively independent since the beginning of the Nagorno-Karabakh War in 1991, is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan until a final solution to its status is found through negotiations facilitated by the OSCE.
This was a war launched by Azerbaijan, heavily supported by Turkey, including with the involvement of Jihadists from Syria and Libya, with massive cases of war crimes committed during and after the hostilities ... It is also clear that the freedom-loving Armenians of Artsakh cannot live under the sovereignty of authoritarian Azerbaijan.
As Azerbaijan marks the first anniversary of the liberation of Karabakh on Monday, hundreds of Azerbaijanis paid homage to their compatriots killed in Ganja during last year’s conflict ...Scores of houses and public and commercial buildings were also destroyed in Azerbaijan’s second-largest city.
A picture by an Anadolu Agency reporter based in the Asia-Caucasia region won the "Visitors' favorite photograph" award in a contest in Azerbaijan on Saturday ... During the 44-day conflict, Azerbaijan liberated several cities and 300 settlements and villages that were occupied by Armenia for almost 30 years.
"We believe that faith and love for God will heal the wounds caused by the tragic conflict that has lasted for many years," he said, referring to Nagorno-Karabakh, a territory internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan but was under Armenian occupation since 1991.
“We consider this gift as a sign of Your Holiness’ respect and love for our people and the Church,” said Karekin II in thanking Kiril I. Earlier on Tuesday, in a meeting Azerbaijan’s religious leader of Azerbaijan, Allahshokur Pashazadeh, Kiril I said that dominant political ...
Some football fans have cried foul after a host of traveling Irish supporters sang a song in reference to vaccine-hesitant Irish international Callum Robinson ahead of the team's clash with Azerbaijan in Baku... "Here's to you Callum Robinson, Covid loves you more than you will know," they sang, to the tune of Simon & Garfunkel's 'Mrs Robinson'.
The 2021 season takes drivers from Bahrain on the opening day to Saudi Arabia in the penultimate race later this year, with pit-stops along the way in Azerbaijan and Russia... At one point in the show, Ricciardo is interviewed about his love of the city-centre course in Baku, Azerbaijan.