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Andrej Kramaric nets late winner as Croatia beat Azerbaijan 2-1

In the group`s other fixture, Slovakia eased to a 2-0 home win against Hungary thanks to midfielder Ondrej Duda`s first-half opener and Albert Rusnak`s 85th-minute goal in Trnava. 

Mar 22, 2019, 09:48 AM IST

Azerbaijani leader calls snap presidential election

Azerbaijan`s strongman Ilham Aliyev Monday called a snap presidential election for April 11, six months ahead of schedule.

Feb 05, 2018, 14:17 PM IST

British Airways Mumbai - London flight makes emergency landing in Azerbaijan

Technical problems forced the aircraft down. It seems the problem was smoke in the first class cabin.

Dec 11, 2017, 23:37 PM IST

At least 35 dead in Iran floods

At least 35 people were killed and eight declared missing as flash floods hit northwestern Iran, state media reported today.

Apr 15, 2017, 20:49 PM IST

Road to Russia 2018: Germany aim to extend record run with win over Azerbaijan on Sunday

After Wednesday`s friendly home win over England, when Lukas Podolski ended his international career with the winning goal, Germany aim to be business-like in Baku.

Mar 25, 2017, 08:50 AM IST

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.

Sep 26, 2016, 11:54 AM IST

Boxer who followed heart into Rio Olympics 2016 Final

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

Aug 20, 2016, 00:08 AM IST

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.

Jul 22, 2016, 11:19 AM IST

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.

Apr 15, 2016, 14:06 PM IST

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.

Apr 14, 2016, 13:09 PM IST

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.

Apr 05, 2016, 20:37 PM IST

Nagorny-Karabakh clashes continue despite Azerbaijan `ceasefire`

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

Apr 03, 2016, 23:47 PM IST

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.

Apr 02, 2016, 23:39 PM IST

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.

Apr 02, 2016, 19:43 PM IST

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.

Apr 02, 2016, 14:50 PM IST

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.

Apr 01, 2016, 01:20 AM IST

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.

Feb 22, 2016, 16:10 PM IST

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

Jan 25, 2016, 11:37 AM IST

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.

Nov 02, 2015, 10:29 AM IST

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.

Nov 02, 2015, 05:41 AM IST