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  • Azerbaijan faces critics as host of Eurovision singing contest

    Street protests and clashes. Cyberattacks. Angry words from Iran. This probably wasn’t the kickoff that Azerbaijan had hoped for as it hosts Eurovision, a glitzy singing contest this week that aims to pit the best crooners and chanteuses on the continent again
  • Israel weighs Azerbaijan as gateway to Iran, Foreign Policy says

    The latest in a series of reports that have contributed to the speculation, hints and mostly confusing about a possible Israeli strike against Iran's controversial nuclear program came Thursday in Foreign Policy. A feature titled Israel's Secret Staging...

    Eurovision spotlight puts Azerbaijan on defensive

    Eurovision, human rights, Azerbaijan, Europe: It’s a kind of “European Idol” -- a flashy international contest to choose the best singer before the eyes of millions of television viewers. When Azerbaijan was chosen to host the 2012...

    AZERBAIJAN: More than 200 anti-government protesters arrested

    More than 200 protesters were arrested Saturday during an anti-government demonstration in the capital, Baku, marking the latest in a series of government crackdowns on opposition leaders and youth activists hoping to emulate the mass protest movements...

    AZERBAIJAN: Feud over ban on Islamic head scarves fuels fears of Iranian meddling

    A full-blown ideological war appears to have erupted between Iran and the secular government in neighboring Azerbaijan after Baku earlier this year banned the wearing of Islamic head scarves, or hijabs, at schools in the Caucasus nation by introducing a.....