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UN forum explores ongoing discrimination faced by people of African descent.

Participants from Europe, Central Asia and North America gathered this week at a United Nations forum in Geneva to explore ways to combat racial discrimination and to ensure effective promotion and protection of the human rights of people of African descent.

- UN - INT

Commercial activity on occupied Azerbaijani territories gives rise to criminal liability: European Commission.

Commercial activity on occupied Azerbaijani territories gives rise to criminal liability: European Commission...

- MENAFN - JO

Report: Hundreds of Islamic State Sex Slaves Face Honor Killings if They Escape.

The estimated 640 young girls from Iraq's Turkmen minority community who remain under the shackles of sexual slavery at the hands of the Islamic State face honor killings if they escape and return to their families, a former Iraqi lawmaker representing the ethnic group told Fox News.

- Breitbart - US

Four key territorial challenges risk escalating Syrian conflict after fall of Islamic State's caliphate.

Key Points The Syrian government is unlikely to adhere to the Astana de-escalation zones agreement once it has fully re-established control over Deir al-Zour province. US-backed Kurdish components of the SDF are likely to hand control of Deir al-Zour's oilfields back to the Syrian

- Jane’s - US

Turkmenistan's Iron Lady: A Strange Tale Of Corruption.

Gurbanbibi Atajanova spearheaded the Turkmen government's efforts to root out corruption for 10 years. She sent thousands of people to prison, among them scores of officials convicted of corruption. Then it was her turn.

- Radio Free Europe - US

EU's Tusk Slams Russian 'Aggression' In Ukraine.

European Council President Donald Tusk condemned what he called Russian "aggression" in Ukraine, stressing that the best future for Ukraine and other countries in the region lay in close ties with the European Union. He was speaking in Brussels after a summit of the EU's Eastern Partnership, which brings together the ...

- Radio Free Europe - US

EU dashes integration hopes of eastern countries.

The EU told Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine on Friday that it "acknowledge their European aspirations and European choice", but only "in context" of a 2016 EU decision which said that association treaties will not lead to membership. It said it supported the "territorial integrity" of all partners, but did not refer to the ...

- EU Observer - EU

Bulgarian PM: Dialogue is the Only Solution For Stability in the Former Soviet Space.

''Dialogue is the only solution for stability in the former Soviet Union, where over the years there has been a lot of tension''. This was made clear by the words of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, who participates in the Eastern Partnership meeting in Brussels. It is part of the European Neighborhood Policy and affects ...

- Novinite - BG

New chairman appointed for VTB Bank Azerbaijan Supervisory Board.

New chairman appointed for VTB Bank Azerbaijan Supervisory Board...

- MENAFN - JO

Baku awaits rainy weather on Saturday.

Baku awaits rainy weather on Saturday...

- MENAFN - JO

Forget bad weather at Baku Street Food Festival .

Forget bad weather at Baku Street Food Festival ...

- MENAFN - JO

Azerbaijan, EU ink document on Trans-European Transport network

Azerbaijan, EU ink document on Trans-European Transport network ...

- MENAFN - JO

Central Bank of Azerbaijan studying possibility of using blockchain

Central Bank of Azerbaijan studying possibility of using blockchain...

- MENAFN - JO

Azerbaijanis stage protest rally in Brussels

Azerbaijanis stage protest rally in Brussels ...

- MENAFN - JO

Azerbaijan increasing customs duties on car imports

Customs duties on import of cars will be raised in Azerbaijan starting from 2018.

- AzerNews - AZ

AZFAR Business League: Azecolab team

AZFAR Business League - ABL Cup 2017/18 among Azerbaijani companies is underway in Baku.

- AzerNews - AZ

German investments in Azerbaijan reach $496.9M

The 7th meeting of the Azerbaijan-Germany High-Level Working Group addressing a number of issues including the current state of economic and trade relations between the two countries was held in Berlin on November 22.

- AzerNews - AZ

Historical truth in Karabakh conflict is on Azerbaijan's side, says Russian expert

The historical truth in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is on Azerbaijan's side, and Russia should behave more actively in this situation and support Baku, said Maxim Shevchenko, member of the Izborsk Club expert group, addressing a round table dedicated to this issue in Moscow.

- AzerNews - AZ

More disabled people to be attracted to self-employment program

The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of Azerbaijan assigns a special role to attracting people with various categories of disability to self-employment program, Salim Muslumov, minister of labor and social protection of population, told reporters on November 24.

- AzerNews - AZ

S&P revises outlook on Kazakh Electricity Grid Operating Co.

S&P Global Ratings has revised its outlook on Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Co. to positive from stable, affirming the 'BB' long-term corporate credit rating.

- AzerNews - AZ

State Committee: Armenians killed 189 children during Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Despite the announcement of the ceasefire in 1994, unfortunately, Azerbaijan continued to record the facts of killing of Azerbaijani children by Armenians, Hijran Huseynova, chairman of Azerbaijan's State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs, said on November 24.

- AzerNews - AZ

Residents in Uzbekistan's remote districts to receive gas cylinders

In Uzbekistan, residents of remote districts and towns, where there is no centralized gas supply, will receive gas cylinders, the Uzbek media reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

European Union reaffirms support to territorial integrity of Azerbaijan

The European Union remains committed in its support to the territorial integrity, independence and sovereignty of all its partners, reads a declaration adapted following the Eastern Partnership Summit held in Brussels on November 24.

- AzerNews - AZ

Air forces of Azerbaijan, Turkey hold staff talks in Baku

Officials of Air Force of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Air Force of the Republic of Turkey held staff talks in Baku on November 24, said the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.

- AzerNews - AZ

Number of earthquakes in Azerbaijan revealed

Every year, several hundred thousand earthquakes occur on the globe, and about a hundred of them are destructive, causing death to people and entire cities.

- AzerNews - AZ

EU encourages to open visa liberalisation dialogue with Azerbaijan

The European Union has encouraged the opening visa liberalisation dialogue with Azerbaijan, reads a declaration adapted following the Eastern Partnership Summit held in Brussels on November 24.

- AzerNews - AZ

Intellectual Game Championship underway

The second Azerbaijan's Intellectual Game Championship, organized by IRELI Public Association and Azerbaijan Ministry of Youth and Sports is underway.

- AzerNews - AZ

Join 4G network in regions and get internet from Azercell as gift!

Azercell Telecom LLC, the leading mobile operator of Azerbaijan, recently announced the launch of 4G network in Barda, Shamkir and Lankaran, along with Baku, Absheron peninsula and Ganja.

- AzerNews - AZ

CBA announces manat rate for November 27

Official exchange rate of Azerbaijan's national currency, the manat, against the US dollar was set at 1.7001 AZN/USD for November 27, the Central Bank of Azerbaijan said on November 24.

- AzerNews - AZ

Forget bad weather at Baku Street Food Festival

The food festival "Sweet November", organized with the support of the Office of the State Historical and Architectural Reserve "Icherisheher" and the Meal for Real culinary project, gathers all foodies near the symbol of Baku, Maiden Tower.

- AzerNews - AZ

Baku awaits rainy weather on Saturday

Rainy weather is expected in Baku and Absheron peninsula on November 25. North-west wind will blow.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijan to present BTK railway's potential in China

- Today.Az - AZ

EBRD ready to support improvement of business environment in Azerbaijan

- Today.Az - AZ

Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan increase flight frequency

- Today.Az - AZ

Gymnastics competitions continue in Baku

- Today.Az - AZ

Turkmenistan, Afghanistan sign MoU on railway construction

- Today.Az - AZ

Two Azerbaijani cities among the popular destinations for New Year

- Today.Az - AZ

Uzbekistan's industrial city to implement green project

- Today.Az - AZ

S&P revises outlook on Kazakh Electricity Grid Operating Co.

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijani movie continues global success

- Today.Az - AZ

Iran not to exclude possibility of gas export to Tajikistan

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijan to witness 2 lunar, 3 solar eclipses

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijani singers record virtual duets

- Today.Az - AZ

European Union reaffirms support to territorial integrity of Azerbaijan

- Today.Az - AZ

Residents in Uzbekistan's remote districts to receive gas cylinders

- Today.Az - AZ

Resilience from people on the edge of global change

Mongolia's herders and Madagascar's fishermen share challenges and strategies for adapting to a changing environment.

- SciDev.net - UK

Uber's merger with Yandex.taxi gets green light from Russia and Belarus

Uber's merger with ride-sharing company Yandex in Eastern Europe is one step closer to completion after getting the green light from Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service . The Belarus Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation has also approved the deal, leaving Kazakhstan's regulatory body as the last main hurdle. Back in ...

- VentureBeat - US

Azerbaijan, Pakistan mull military co-op

Azerbaijan, Pakistan mull military co-op ...

- MENAFN - JO

Azerbaijan appeals to int'l organizations to return body of its serviceman

Azerbaijan appeals to int'l organizations to return body of its serviceman...

- MENAFN - JO

UK-Azerbaijan co-op to result in wide range of products

UK-Azerbaijan co-op to result in wide range of products ...

- MENAFN - JO

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