Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia 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, and has an 11 km (6.8 mi) long border with Turkey in the northwest.
Azerbaijan's parliament on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the candidacy of presidential aide Ali Asadov as prime minister, after Norvuz Mamedov tendered his resignation, the parliamentary speaker.. Reuters - Published
Two soldiers were killed and one was injured after a tank shell exploded at a military base in Azerbaijan on Saturday, Russian news agency RIA cited the Azeri ministry of defense as saying in a.. Reuters - Published
Arsenal says Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be staying at home when the team plays Chelsea in the Europa League final because of concerns about political tension between his native Armenia and Azerbaijan,.. USATODAY.com - Published
A Russian Ural Airlines jet bound for Moscow from Bahrain with 225 people aboard made an emergency landing in Baku, Azerbaijan on Monday because of a suspected bomb on board the plane, Baku airport.. Reuters - Published