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Another unrecognized republic 'Artsakh' to appear on world map: Azerbaijan's rogue Nagorno-Karabakh holds illegal referendum.

On February 20, Azerbaijan’s breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh held a “referendum” on renaming the unrecognized republic, with a reported turnout of 76%, according to the Central Election Commission, RFE/RL reports.

- UNIAN - UA

Azerbaijan President appoints wife as First Vice President.

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev has appointed his socialite wife Mehriban as the country's 'First Vice President.' The opposition denounced the move as a 'first step to the establishment of an absolute monarchy.'

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Aliyev appoints wife vice president.

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev Tuesday appointed his glamorous wife as first vice president, the latest move seen as tightening the family's iron grip on the oil-rich Caspian nation.

- The Daily Star - LB

Turkey to offer customs privileges to Azerbaijan.

- Today.Az - AZ

Mehriban Aliyeva appointed as Azerbaijani first vice-president.

- Today.Az - AZ

Creation of Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran energy corridor in focus.

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijani President chairs Meeting of Security Council .

- Today.Az - AZ

New Secure Internet service tested in Azerbaijan.

- Today.Az - AZ

Belgium stands ready to deepen its relations with Azerbaijan.

- Today.Az - AZ

Baku,Bobruisk to become twin cities .

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijani soloist to perform in Belarus.

- Today.Az - AZ

Baku celebrates Pancake Week

- Today.Az - AZ

First VP Mehriban Aliyeva: I will justify confidence in me'

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijan's Roman Catholic Church: Perpetrators of Khojaly genocide will be punished

- Today.Az - AZ

Tourism sector discussed in Baku

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijan removed from World Anti-Doping Code's non-compliant list

- Today.Az - AZ

Khojaly genocide assessed as most terrible act of Armenians against Azerbaijanis

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijan strongman appoints wife vice president

Aliyeva is a prominent socialite and lawmaker.

- Daily Nation - KE

Baku celebrates Pancake Week

Russian holiday "Maslenitsa" was celebrated in Baku, Trend Life reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijani President chairs Meeting of Security Council

Mehriban Aliyeva has been appointed First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan by President Ilham Aliyev`s order, Azertac reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijani soloist to perform in Belarus

Afag Abbasova, a soloist of Azerbaijan Opera and Ballet Theatre will perform on the stage of Belarus National Academic Big Opera and Ballet Theatre on February 25, Trend Life reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

New Secure Internet service tested in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan's state communication operator Aztelekom is testing a new Secure Internet Service, stipulating provision of filtering service for users to secure from undesirable Internet content.

- AzerNews - AZ

ADIF paying compensations for closed banks

Azerbaijan Deposit Insurance Fund has so far paid compensations worth over 725.53 million manats to depositors of the recently closed Dekabank, Kredobank, Zaminbank, Parabank, Caucasus Development Bank, AtraBank, Bank of Azerbaijan, Ganjabank, Texnikabank and Bank Standard.

- AzerNews - AZ

Belgium stands ready to deepen its relations with Azerbaijan

The Belgian Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Ministry has issued statement on celebration of the 25th anniversary of its relations with Azerbaijan.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijan's Roman Catholic Church: Perpetrators of Khojaly genocide will be punished

The Khojaly genocide is the greatest injustice against humanity, the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Church in Azerbaijan Vladimir Fekete said on February 21 at an event in the Caucasus Muslims Office dedicated to the genocide.

- AzerNews - AZ

Tourism sector discussed in Baku

Azerbaijan Hotels and Restaurants Association, DAIR, held a meeting of experts of the Ministry of Taxes and representatives of the hospitality and local tourism sector.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijan removed from World Anti-Doping Code's non-compliant list

The World Anti-Doping Agency has removed the National Anti-Doping Organization of Azerbaijan from the list of signatories previously deemed non-compliant with the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code .

- AzerNews - AZ

BP presents 2016 year-end results

BP, the largest foreign investor in Azerbaijan's oil and gas sector, revealed its 2016 year-end results.

- AzerNews - AZ

Khojaly genocide assessed as most terrible act of Armenians against Azerbaijanis

The events in Khojaly are the most terrible act committed by Armenians against Azerbaijani people, said Mubariz Gurbanli, the Head of Azerbaijan's State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations.

- AzerNews - AZ

First VP Mehriban Aliyeva: I will justify confidence in me'

Mehriban Aliyeva, who has been appointed the First Vice President of Azerbaijan, thanked President Ilham Aliyev for the high confidence in her, Azerbaijan's AzTV channel reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

Law on cashless payment to be applied soon

A new law on non-cash payments will come into force in Azerbaijan starting from April 2017.

- AzerNews - AZ

National artists' 'Travel from East to West'

The Center of the Modern art in Baku invites you to join "Traveling from East to West".

- AzerNews - AZ

CBA announces manat rate for February 22

Official exchange rate of Azerbaijan's national currency, the manat, against the US dollar was set at 1.7447 AZN/USD for February 22, the Central Bank of Azerbaijan said on February 21.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijan's damage from Armenian occupation surpasses $819B

Armenia's aggression against neighboring Azerbaijan resulted not only in the occupation of 20 percent of its internationally recognized territories, but also caused great economic and moral damage to the Azerbaijani population.

- AzerNews - AZ

FM Mammadyarov leaves for Turkey

Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has left Baku for Ankara to take part in an international conference titled Khojaly genocide, crimes against humanity and terrorism'.

- AzerNews - AZ

President: Mehriban Aliyeva plays important, active role in Azerbaijan's socio-political life

Upon President Ilham Aliyev's order, Mehriban Aliyeva has been appointed the First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijan strongman appoints wife vice president

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev on Tuesday appointed his glamorous wife as first vice president, the latest move seen as tightening the family's iron grip on the oil-rich Caspian nation. The elevation of Mehriban Aliyeva , a prominent socialite and lawmaker , sees her now become the country's second most senior official ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Government in Azerbaijan: It's a Family Affair!

President Ilham Aliyev just made his wife First Vice President. What did your Valentine give you?

- Global Voices - US

Azerbaijan's Aliyev names wife as vice-president

Appointment consolidates first lady's position as frontrunner to succeed her husband

- Financial Times - US

Azerbaijan's leader names his wife as vice president

Azerbaijan's president on Tuesday appointed his wife as the first vice president of the ex-Soviet nation — the person next in line in the nation's power hierarchy.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Azerbaijan leader Ilham Aliyev appoints wife Vice-President

The appointment follows constitutional changes made after a referendum in 2015 that introduced the powerful position of first Vice-President.

- The Hindu - IN

President Ilham Aliyev appoints wife as vice president

Move follows constitutional changes made after a tightly-managed referendum last year that introduced vice presidency.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Azerbaijan's Aliyev picks wife as vice-president

Unusual move cements his family's tight grip on power in ex-Soviet nation

- Financial Times - US

Azerbaijan: President Names His Wife as VP

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has appointed his wife, Mehriban Aliyeva, as the country's first vice president, a move that had been anticipated since the VP post was created as the result of a constitutional referendum last year. The move places the first lady first in line of succession, a responsibility that formerly ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Azerbaijan's Leader Just Appointed His Wife as His Vice President

She's now second in line in the country's power hierarchy

- TIME Magazine - US

RFE/RL: Aliyev appoints wife as first vice president of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has appointed his wife as first vice president, a newly created post that puts her first in line to take over if he dies or is incapacitated. The post RFE/RL: Aliyev appoints wife as first vice president of Azerbaijan appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Azerbaijan leader Ilham Aliyev appoints wife Vice-President

Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev on Tuesday appointed his wife as first Vice-President, the latest move seen as tightening the family's iron grip on the oil-rich Caspian nation.Mehriban Aliyeva is ...

- The Hindu - IN

Azerbaijan strongman appoints wife vice president

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev Tuesday appointed his glamorous wife as first vice president, the latest move seen as tightening the family's iron grip on the oil-rich Caspian nation

- The Daily Star - LB

The Armenia-Azerbaijan war: A refugee's story

The lynching of a woman in the Soviet Union in 1988 gives insight into why reconciliation remains so hard in the 30-year long war on Europe's eastern fringe.

- EU Observer - EU

Azerbaijan's leader names his wife first as vice president

BAKU, Azerbaijan — Azerbaijan's president on Tuesday appointed his wife as the first vice president of the ex-Soviet nation.Ilham Aliyev...

- Townhall.com - US

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