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.
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.
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
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...