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Azerbaijan holds referendum on boosted presidency

Azerbaijanis went to the polls Monday in a controversial referendum on handing extra powers to long-serving President Ilham Aliyev, with opposition and rights groups criticising the proposed constitutional changes as undemocratic.

Boxer who followed heart into Rio Olympics 2016 Final

Boxer who followed heart into Rio Olympics 2016 Final

Sotomayor will face Uzbekistan`s Fazliddin Gaibnazarov in Sunday`s gold-medal clash.

Pakistan taking unpleasant interest in imposing upon India their vicious motives: Khurshid

Pakistan taking unpleasant interest in imposing upon India their vicious motives: Khurshid

Lashing out at Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz for calling upon the international community to take appropriate steps to fulfil its commitments towards the people of Jammu and Kashmir under the UNSC resolutions, former union minister and senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Thursday said this is extremely unacceptable as Islamabad has been taking unpleasant interest in imposing upon India their vicious motives through the acts of terrorism.

Nagorno-Karabakh says one of its soldiers killed by Azeri gunfire

Nagorno-Karabakh`s defence ministry said on Friday that one of its soldiers died late on Thursday after he was hit by gunfire from Azerbaijan`s forces.

Armenia-backed forces report 97 dead in Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

Armenian-backed forces have lost 97 soldiers, volunteers and civilians in renewed fighting over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, including 77 killed between April 2-5, the Armenian Defence Ministry said.

Ceasefire agreed in Nagorno-Karabakh battle, claims Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan's defence ministry said it has agreed on a cease-fire in the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region starting noon local time today, after the heaviest fighting in the disputed region since 1994.

Nagorny-Karabakh clashes continue despite Azerbaijan `ceasefire`

Nagorny-Karabakh clashes continue despite Azerbaijan `ceasefire`

Clashes between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces rumbled on Sunday, despite Baku announcing a ceasefire.

Armenian, Azerbaijan forces in deadly clashes as Putin urges ceasefire

Armenian, Azerbaijan forces in deadly clashes as Putin urges ceasefire

Fierce clashes left at least 30 Azerbaijani and Armenian soldiers dead Saturday as Russia and the West urged an immediate ceasefire after a major escalation in violence over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region.

Azerbaijan says Armenian forces kill 12 soldiers, down helicopter

Azerbaijan said Saturday that Armenian forces killed 12 of its soldiers and shot down a helicopter as fierce fighting erupted between the arch-foes over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region.

Armenia, Azerbaijan say fighting surges along Karabakh frontline

Arch foes Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other Saturday of unleashing heavy weaponry across the front line of Nagorny Karabakh, in an apparent surge of violence in the festering dispute over the breakaway region.

Dnipro handed one-year European ban by UEFA

Last season`s Europa League runners-up Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk of Ukraine were handed a one-year European ban by UEFA on Thursday for breaching financial regulations.

Dnipro will sit out a season for any European tournament for which they may qualify in the next three years.

Three presidents due in Iran this week

Presidents of three countries -- Azerbaijan, Switzerland, and South Africa -- will visit Tehran in the next few days, the country`s foreign ministry announced on Monday.

Air India London-mumbai flight diverted to Azerbaijan as passenger taken ill

 A medical emergency onboard a Mumbai-bound Air India aircraft from London forced the aviation authorities to divert the flight to Baku airport in

Azerbaijan President cements power in boycotted parliamentary polls

 Azerbaijan's ruling party won an outright majority Sunday in parliamentary polls that were boycotted by the mainstream opposition, near-complete results showed, cementing strongman President Ilham Aliyev's grip on power.

Azerbaijan prez cements power in boycotted parliamentary polls

The Central Election Commission said Aliyev's Yeni (New) Azerbaijan party took at least 69 seats in the country's 125-seat parliament.

Nico Kovac and Luka Modric at loggerheads after Croatia's tepid run

Nico Kovac and Luka Modric at loggerheads after Croatia's tepid run

Croatia coach Niko Kovac and captain Luka Modric have fallen out after picking up only one point in their last two Euro 2016 qualifiers in Azerbaijan and Norway.

Azerbaijan jails top journalist for seven and a half years: Lawyer

Azerbaijan on Tuesday sentenced award-winning investigative journalist and anti-graft campaigner Khadija Ismayilova to seven and a half years in jail on corruption charges she denounced as trumped-up, her lawyer said.

Dortmund face Henrikh Mkhitaryan Azerbaijan visa headache

Dortmund face Henrikh Mkhitaryan Azerbaijan visa headache

Borussia Dortmund may be forced to do without Armenian midfield star Henrikh Mkhitaryan for October`s Europa League clash in Azerbaijan because of a diplomatic dispute, according to media reports.

World champions Germany get kind qualifying draw for 2018 World Cup

World champions Germany get kind qualifying draw for 2018 World Cup

World champions Germany avoided facing some of their strongest rivals when the draw for the European qualifying groups for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia was made on Saturday.

Flare-up in tensions as Armenian troops kill Azerbaijani soldier

Azerbaijan on Saturday accused arch-foe Armenia`s troops of killing its soldier in a new clash amid a Western-mediated push to cauterise the protracted conflict in the South Caucasus.