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UN pledges humanitarian support as Armenia and Azerbaijan negotiate ‘lasting, peaceful settlement’ over Nagorno-Karabakh

New York: The UN Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed the continuing ceasefire in and around Nagorno-Karabakh on Friday, underlining that the Organization stands ready to provide humanitarian support to meet the needs of all civilians impacted by conflict.

Azerbaijan says consulate in Ukraine's Kharkiv attacked

Baku/Sputnik: The Azerbaijani consulate building in Ukraine's city of Kharkiv has suffered a shooting attack, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, adding that no casualties were reported.

Aliyev says Azerbaijani forces take control of 16 villages in regions surrounding Karabakh

Baku/Sputnik:  Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said on Saturday that Azeri forces had taken control over 16 settlement in the regions surrounding the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh.

Turkish Foreign Minister reaches Baku to discuss Karabakh

Baku/UNI: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrived in Azerbaijan's capital on Sunday to discuss settlements in the breakaway republic of Nagorno Karabakh with the Azeri government.

Turkey, Pakistan join hands to export jihadists to fight Armenia, say experts

Aided by Pakistan, the Turkish government is supporting jihadists groups to fight proxy wars in countries like Syria, Libya and now Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijani Defense Ministry says city of Ganja under Armenian fire

Baku/Sputnik:  The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on Monday that Ganja, the country's second-largest city, was being shelled from Armenia's Berd region.

Armenian military says 3 Azerbaijani jets downed in Karabakh

Yerevan/Sputnik: Three Azerbaijani jets were shot down in Nagorno-Karabakh on Saturday morning as fierce fighting continues in the conflict-torn region, the Armenian Defense Ministry reported.

Fresh Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh, as UN chief urges an end to fighting

New York: The UN chief is “extremely concerned” over renewed hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone that erupted on Sunday.

Car crash kills 5, injures 6 in central Azerbaijan

Baku/Xinhua: Five people, including two children, were killed and six others injured in a crash involving two passenger cars in the central Azerbaijani district of Kurdamir on Monday, the country's emergency authorities said.

Bangladesh PM completes Azerbaijan tour, returning home

Baku/IBNS: Ending her four-day official visit to Azerbaijan, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina left for Dhaka on Sunday.

1 killed, 7 injured after mini-bus carrying children overturns in southern Azerbaijan

Baku, May 6 (Xinhua/UNI) One child was killed and seven others injured when a mini-bus carrying members of a junior wrestling team came off the road and overturned in the southern Azerbaijani district of Salyan on Monday, according to the country's emergency authorities.

FROM THE FIELD: Weaving profits in Azerbaijan

New York, June 29 (IBNS): Artisans in Azerbaijan who practice the traditional art of carpet making are being provided with new business opportunities thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

Azerbaijan, at UN Assembly, calls for worldwide mutual respect to achieve development goals

New York, Sept 24 (Just Earth News): Mounting the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov stressed the critical importance of enhancing better understanding among diverse communities and encouraging mutual respect in order to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of Agenda 2030.

Azerbaijan: UN rights experts condemn prison sentencing of human rights defenders

New York, Aug 22 (IBNS): Condemning the recent prison sentencing of two prominent Azerbaijani human rights defenders, United Nations human rights experts on Friday expressed concern about the activists’ health during their pre-trial detention and called on the Government to immediately halt any persecution against human rights advocates.

Azerbaijan: UN rights office urges Government to ensure free expression and association

New York, June 17 (IBNS): Voicing concern over “a shrinking democratic space” in Azerbaijan as human rights defenders, journalists and Government critics are increasingly being deprived of their liberty, the United Nations rights office today called on the authorities to galvanize efforts to safeguard the freedoms of expression and association in the country.