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Afghan Gypsies Wait for Recognition.

Official promises to ensure community has access to basic services have yet to be realized. Mah Gul, 70, works from morning to night on the streets each day as a palmist and fortuneteller. Clad in a worn, torn dress with a string of colourful beads around her neck, she grabs the attention of passersby by shouting, Let me ...

- IWPR - UK

Baku : A city of contrasts.

- Today.Az - AZ

Currency rates for March 27.

Official exchange rate of the US dollar and euro to Azerbaijani manat for March 27 was set at 1.7201 manats and 1.8654 manats, respectively.

- AzerNews - AZ

Baku : A city of contrasts.

Baku is a city of extremely sharp contrasts. Every step taken out the front door guaranteed to be an adventure.

- AzerNews - AZ

Rainless weather to prevail in Baku.

Changeable cloudy weather awaits Bakuvians on March 27, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

Baku 2017 interviews para-judo athlete Ilham Zakiyev.

Azerbaijan's para-judo athlete Ilham Zakiyev was interviewed by the official website of Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Game.

- AzerNews - AZ

Bulldozing History: Ancient Uzbek City's UNESCO Status At Risk.

In carrying out a state tourism development plan in Shahrisabz, Uzbekistan has destroyed areas of the city's historic center that had earned it global recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Opinion: Germany's Andre Schürrle proves a point in Baku.

Often criticzed and inconsistent, Andre Schürrle put in a timely performance for Germany against Azerbaijan. The BVB winger showed all of his qualities and must now aim to be more consistent.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Schuerrle on target as Germany crush Azeris to go seven points clear.

BAKU - Andre Schuerrle scored twice and set up another goal as world champions Germany cruised to a comfortable 4-1 victory over Azerbaijan on Sunday to stay on track for a spot in next year's World Cup in Russia with a seven-point lead in Group C.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Schürrle double helps Germany get the job done in Azerbaijan.

Germany kept their perfect record in qualifying intact as they beat Azerbaijan 4-1 in Baku. Andre Schürrle, Thomas Müller and Mario Gomez all found the net for the world champions.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Italy remains leader among Azerbaijan's foreign trade partners.

Italy ranked first in the list of Azerbaijan's foreign trading partners in Jan.-Feb. 2017 with a trade turnover of $461.5 million, said a report of Azerbaijan's State Customs Committee.

- AzerNews - AZ

Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan 118 times in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces have 118 times violated the ceasefire in various directions along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told Trend March 26.

- AzerNews - AZ

Ilham Aliyev receives credentials of incoming Portuguese, Danish ambassadors

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today received credentials of newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Denmark Svend Olling.

- AzerNews - AZ

Italy remains leader among Azerbaijan's foreign trade partners

- Today.Az - AZ

Ozil fit to face Azerbaijan for Germany

BAKU , March 26 — Arsenal's attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil is fit to face Azerbaijan for record-breaking Germany in today's World Cup qualifier in Baku, the German Football Association has confirmed. Gunners' star Ozil...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Azerbaijani president congratulates Bangladeshi counterpart

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev has sent a congratulatory letter to Bangladesh's President Abdul Hamid.

- AzerNews - AZ

Ozil doubtful for Azerbaijan qualifier, says coach Loew

Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil is doubtful for Sunday's World Cup 2018 qualifier at Azerbaijan after receiving treatment for a back injury, coach Joachim Loew said yesterday. Ozil, who missed their 1-0 friendly win over England on Wednesday, skipped Friday's training session before the team headed for Baku and will have to ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Germany seek to continue perfect qualifying campaign in Azerbaijan

His team haven't conceded since Euro 2016 and have a perfect World Cup qualifying record but coach Joachim Löw still wants more. An improving Azerbaijan hope to throw a spanner in the works on Sunday.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Azerbaijan may further reduce trade with neighboring countries

- Today.Az - AZ

Uzbek president to visit China in May

- Today.Az - AZ

Uzbek, Russian PMs to hold talks in late March

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijani oil prices for March 20 – 24

- Today.Az - AZ

S&P revises outlook on Kazakh Grain Insurance company

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijan, US – strategic partners: envoy

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijani president congratulates Bangladeshi counterpart

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijan`s building materials output sees strong growth

Output of Azerbaijan's building materials sector has increased 71.2 per cent in the first two months of 2017, according to the State Statistics Committee, AZERTAG reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijan may further reduce trade with neighboring countries

In case the global financial and economic crisis continues, Azerbaijan may further reduce economic relations with its foreign partners, Chairman of the State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan Aydin Aliyev told Trend.

- AzerNews - AZ

Karabakh conflict hinders Armenia's participation in global projects

Such strategic initiatives as the Southern Gas Corridor, as well as the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, have the potential to deepen the participation of the South Caucasus countries in global supply chains, reads an article posted on the website of The Jamestown Foundation.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijani oil prices for March 20 – 24

Average price of AZERI LT CIF, extracted at Azerbaijan's Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli block of fields, was $51.99 per barrel on March 20-24 or $0.55 per barrel less than the previous week.

- AzerNews - AZ

S&P revises outlook on Kazakh Grain Insurance company

The International Rating Agency S&P Global Ratings has revised its outlook on Kazakhstan-based Grain Insurance Co. JSC to developing from positive, the rating agency said.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijan`s GDP grows 0.4 per cent

Azerbaijan`s Gross Domestic Product increased 0.4 per cent in the first two months of this year to make AZN 10,042,600,000 , the State Statistics Committee said, AZERTAG reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

Turkmen president dissatisfied with local airlines' development

Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers recalled that he had earlier given instructions concerning the development of local airlines, the Turkmen government said in a message.

- AzerNews - AZ

Lukashenko planning official visit to Turkmenistan

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko is expected to pay an official visit to Turkmenistan on Mar. 29-31, the Turkmen government said in a message.

- AzerNews - AZ

CIS FMs to convene in Tashkent

The Uzbek capital of Tashkent will host a gathering of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States on April 7, AZERTAG reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

Turkmenistan, OSCE mull joint projects

Ashgabat hosted discussions on projects to be implemented jointly by the Turkmen government and the local OSCE Center, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in a message.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijan, US – strategic partners: envoy

Azerbaijan is in a strategic partnership with the US, said Elin Suleymanov, Azerbaijan's ambassador to the US, in an interview posted on the kgou.org website.

- AzerNews - AZ

Dozens arrested in Kyrgyzstan protest over jailed dissident

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan " Supporters of a jailed former lawmaker tried to break through a police cordon outside the national security agency's headquarters in Kyrgyzstan's capital, but police turned them back with flash grenades....

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Kyrgyzstan: Clashes Break Out as Returning Exiled Politician Detained

A self-exiled and wanted opposition politician returned to Kyrgyzstan on March 25 to face questioning by the security services, sparking a rowdy demonstration by his indignant supporters that degenerated into ugly scuffles with police. This episode of unrest has further ratcheted up unease in a decisive election year as ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Germany aim to 'ruthlessly' extend record run

Record-breaking Germany face Azerbaijan on Sunday.

- Daily Nation - KE

World › Russia, Turkey, Iran must hold talks to stop Syria violence: U.N.

Russia, Iran and Turkey need to convene more Syrian ceasefire talks as soon as possible to bring the situation on the ground under control, U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Friday. De Mistura is mediating political talks in Geneva, while a separate series of talks in the Kazakh…

- Japan Today - JP

Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan Dream of Surge in Trade and Freer Borders

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has hailed what he described as the fall of barriers dividing his nation and Uzbekistan since the ascent to power of Uzbek leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The two met for high-spirited talks in Astana on March 23 that focused as much as anything on mutual admiration. Only in the last ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Kyrgyzstan: Ruling Party Expels Free-Thinking MP

One of the youngest and most active members of Kyrgyzstan's parliament has been expelled from the pro-presidential Social-Democratic Party . The SDPK's political council explained on March 24 that the views of Zhanar Akayev, 31, had drifted too far from its official platform. The speculation is that the decision was taken ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Koscielny not taking Luxembourg lightly

France defender Laurent Koscielny has warned it would be wrong to underestimate the challenge of minnows Luxembourg when they head to Stade Josy Barthel. Les Bleus currently top Group A, three points ahead of Holland and Sweden, while their hosts have just one point from their opening four World Cup 2018 qualifiers. ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Uzbek president to visit China in May

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will pay a state visit to China in May.

- AzerNews - AZ

Uzbek, Russian PMs to hold talks in late March

Prime ministers of Uzbekistan and Russia Abdulla Aripov and Dmitry Medvedev will mull economic cooperation between the two countries in Moscow Mar. 28, a representative of the Uzbek government told Trend.

- AzerNews - AZ

Armenia continues breaking ceasefire with Azerbaijan

Over the past 24 hours, Armenia's armed forces have 117 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told Trend Mar. 25.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijani MP draws NATO PA`s attention to threats posed by Karabakh conflict

- Today.Az - AZ

Baku to host 2nd Asian Kempo Games

- Today.Az - AZ

Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia

A detailed look at the Afghan border, a discussion of dictators, and a secret report on Semipalatinsk; recommended reads.

- The Diplomat - US

Degree of irregularities in Armenia's general election likely to determine level of protests and escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh

Key Points The ruling Republican Party of Armenia's dominance on political scene is likely to end after the elections. Azerbaijan might well be tempted, given Armenia's preoccupation with the elections, particularly if there are widespread protests, to initiate a controlled escalation of the

- Jane’s - US

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