Friday, 5 January 2018
Protests that have rocked Iran have reached the ninth consecutive day on Friday amid rising calls for more demonstrations under the slogan “The Friday of Anger for our Martyrs” referring to the 50 protesters who were killed so far by Iranian security forces, according to the opposition. Activists called for nationwide protests hours after Friday prayers so as not to clash with pro-regime protests that include students of religious institutions, Revolutionary Guard supporters and the ...
Wednesday, 1 November 2017
Russian President Vladimir Putin began a visit to Iran on Wednesday designed to underpin closer ties between two countries at loggerheads with the United States as President Donald Trump threatens to pull out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran. Putin and his Iranian hosts are expected to discuss the nuclear deal and regional crises such as the Syrian conflict, in which Moscow and Tehran are the main backers of President Bashar al-Assad, while Washington, Turkey and most Arab states support ...
Monday, 18 September 2017
A court in Azerbaijan on Monday sentenced opposition journalist Elchin Ismayilli to nine years in prison for extortion, in a case his supporters slammed as politically motivated. The 39-year-old journalist -- whose website has often criticized local authorities in the tightly-controlled country -- was arrested in February for allegedly trying to coerce money from a top culture ministry official. Allies of the reporter, who is also a member of the opposition party National Front, insist he is ...
Thursday, 29 June 2017
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has been punished enough for driving into title rival Lewis Hamilton in Azerbaijan last Sunday and Formula One should move on, according to 2009 world champion Jenson Button. The governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) has said it will re-examine the incident on Monday and could take further action ahead of next week’s Austrian Grand Prix. “Azerbaijan GP was a pleasure to watch,” Button said on Twitter on Thursday. “Why? ...
Monday, 26 June 2017
Formula One world champions Mercedes refused to play the blame game on Monday as they sought answers for a headrest failure that cost Lewis Hamilton a victory in Azerbaijan. The triple champion was comfortably leading an already eventful race when the headrest material worked loose, forcing him to pit for safety reasons and dropping him out of the podium places. Azerbaijan was the only round of the current calendar that the Briton, who finished fifth, had yet to win and ...
Monday, 12 December 2016
Tractor Sazi is a professional football club based in the northwestern city of Tabriz where the population consists mostly of Iranian Azerbaijanis
Sunday, 21 August 2016
Azerbaijan has detained a senior opposition figure for allegedly possessing books by Gulen
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
The presidents agreed on a next round of talks, to be held in June with an aim to resuming negotiations on a comprehensive settlement
Saturday, 9 April 2016
The Russian arms sales to Azerbaijan have angered many in Armenia, which has close security and economic ties to Russia
Saturday, 2 April 2016
Arch foes Armenia and Azerbaijan said Saturday fierce clashes had erupted along the front line of Nagorny Karabakh, with Russia urging an immediate ceasefire