Armed man detained on Georgian-Azerbaijani border
An armed man took a Georgian border guard hostage in an incident on 14 January.
President Aliyev compares Azerbaijan to Armenia
President Ilham Aliyev has compared Azerbaijan to Armenia saying his country has towered above the latter and that the way of getting out of the standstill for Yerevan is to make progress on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
European Parliament will not observe elections in Azerbaijan
Government officials say Azerbaijan simply did not invite the European Parliament to the polls.
Baku urges Iran, US to abstain from violence in region
“Azerbaijan calls on all parties to abstain from violence and to remain committed to strengthening regional security”, Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry stated.
Azerbaijani blogger deported before Zelensky visits Baku
According to the Azerbaijan State Migration Service, Elvin Isayev was deported on 12 December.
Azerbaijan condemns recognition of Armenian Genocide by US Senate
"The resolution on recognition of the 'Armenian Genocide' adopted by the US Senate is an attempt to falsify history," Leyla Abdullaeva, the MFA spokesperson, has declared.
Opposition ReAl Party goes for snap election in bloc
“In case they are elected into the parliament, they will function as a single bloc," Mammadov was quoted as saying.
Mijatović urges Azerbaijani authorities to respect freedoms
On 11 December, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, released a report on freedom of expression in Azerbaijan, the latest development over lawyers and the rights of IDPs.
Armenian, Azerbaijani Ministers exchange verbal blows after negotiations in Bratislava
Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Elmar Mammadyarov once again presented their countries’ positions on the settlement of the Karabakh conflict.
Baku urges not to politicize border delimitation with Georgia
Azerbaijan’s deputy foreign minister Khalf Khalafov has said both Baku and Tbilisi are trying to properly handle the demarcation of the border between the two neighboring nations, and urged both sides not to politicize the process.