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31 min ago | Groong

ANKARA: Azerbaijan detains rights activist accused of espionage

World Bulletin, Turkey Aug 1 2014 Azerbaijan detains rights activist accused of espionage Amnesty International said the treason charges against Leyla and Arif Yunus were "trumped up and were part of a process of ongoing harassment against them".

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31 min ago | Groong

US and Council of Europe are concerned about arrest of Azerbaijani human rights activist Leyla Yunus

US and Council of Europe are concerned about arrest of Azerbaijani human rights activist Leyla Yunus 19:10 01/08/2014 » REGION The criminal charges levied against prominent human rights activist Leyla Yunus and her husband on July 30 are deeply concerning and represent a further restriction on peaceful civil society activities in Azerbaijan.

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31 min ago | Groong

Prominent Activist Charged With Treason in Azerbaijan

The New York Times Aug 1 2014 Prominent Activist Charged With Treason in Azerbaijan By NEIL MacFARQUHARJULY 31, 2014 MOSCOW -- Leyla Yunus, a prominent human rights activist in Azerbaijan, was jailed for three months on Thursday pending a trial.

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Fri Aug 01, 2014

Armenian Liberty

Press Review

"Hayots Ashkhar" says the Armenian Foreign Ministry should issue a "very tough statement" and demand an emergency meeting of the OSCE Minsk Group in connection with the latest ceasefire violations in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone.

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Groong

Bako Sahakyan: We Do Not Want War

Bako Sahakyan: We Do Not Want War By MassisPost Updated: July 31, 2014 STEPANAKERT.

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Today.Az

President orders extra measures over construction of highway in Jalilabad District

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has signed an Order on extra measures related to the construction of the Alar-Tezekend-Uctepe-Aligasimli-Ceferkhanli highway in Jalilabad District.

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Armenian Liberty

8 More Azeri Soldiers Killed Near Karabakh

Azerbaijan - President Ilham Aliyev inspects weapons put on display at the site of exercises held by the Azerbaijani army, 26Jun2014.

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ARMINFO news agency

Georgi Kolarov: The second Nagorno-Karabakh war is inevitable

Mr. Kolarov, do you think it is possible to draw a parallel between the past Bulgaria-Macedonia relations and the current Armenia-Artsakh ones? On 2 August 1903, in the territory of present-day Macedonia and Northwestern Greece the Bulgarians' biggest anti-Ottoman rebellion broke out.

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Today.Az

July month of joy, stress, thrill for 60,000 in Azerbaijan

By AzerNews The future of some 60,000 Azerbaijani students was decided in July as they sit for the entrance exam, graduating from secondary schools to universities.

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Trend

Russia may stop funding Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan

Baku, Azerbaijan, August 1 By Elena Kosolapova - Trend: Russian Finance Ministry plans to stop funding Baikonur Cosmodrome located in Kazakhstan as of 2016, Russian Izvestia newspaper reported on August 1. The financing of space industry in the draft federal budget for 2016-2018 sharply decreased in the last two weeks, a source in the Russian ... (more)

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Groong

Hidden Europe: The eye-opening spots you've never heard of

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia July 30 2014 Hidden Europe: The eye-opening spots you've never heard of Travel DateJuly 29, 2014 Expect the unexpected when you venture to the ancient Caucasus, writes Isobel King.

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Groong

RPA: Nagorno-Karabakh Prime Minister's statement had no message to negotiators

RPA member: Nagorno-Karabakh Prime Minister's statement had no message to negotiators by David Stepanyan Wednesday, July 30, 15:10 The statement of the Nagorno-Karabakh Prime Minister had no special message to the negotiators engaged in the Karabakh peace process, Vahram Baghdasaryan, Head of the Parliamentary Faction of the ruling Republican Party ... (more)

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Groong

Not Drawn In By Geopolitical Struggle

Caucasus Business Forecast Report July 29, 2014 Tuesday Not Drawn In By Geopolitical Struggle BMI View: Azerbaijan 's government will refrain from commit ting to deeper integration with the EU or the Eurasian Economic Union , as it attempts to play one off against the other in order to secure investment from both sides.

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Weekday Magazine

Azerbaijan Gets Tough In Bid To Silence Its Loudest Critic

In a video posted in April, the 58-year-old activist stands outside a Baku police station shouting as loudly as possible that she was detained for hours without being allowed to eat and only being allowed to use the restroom in the company of a male police officer.

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Trend

Azerbaijan starts overhaul at railway section westward

"Azerbaijan Railways" CJSC started overhaul at the 2.3 kilometer Padar-Sygyrly section as part of the overhaul of the Baku-Boyuk Kesik railway , the company said on July 31. The company completed repairing a section of the Baku-Boyuk Kesik railway in December 2013 which extends for 317 kilometers.

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Arka News Agency

OSCE monitoring of line of contact between Karabakh and Azerbaijan to take place Friday

STEPANAKERT, July 31. /ARKA/. The OSCE Mission is to carry out on Friday a planned monitoring of the contact line between Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan, north of Kuropatkino village in Martuni region, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic , the press office of NKR's foreign ministry reported.

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Today.Az

Azerbaijan becoming self-sufficient as cuts food import

By AzerNews Ensuring food security remains a challenge for Azerbaijan, which could decrease its dependence on import food products.

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Today.Az

Azerbaijan received flag of International Chemistry Olympiad - PHOTOS

By AzerNews The 46th International Chemistry Olympiad was held in the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Hanoi from July 20 to 29. The event brought together 291 pupils from 77 counties.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Trend

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake jolts Kazakhstan

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 31 By Elena Kosolapova - Trend: An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale was recorded in Kazakh Almaty region on July 31, Kazakhstan's Seismological Expedition of the Science Committee under Education and Science Ministry reported.

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Armenian Liberty

Yerevan Reaffirms Support For Karabakh Peace Plan

President Serzh Sarkisian underlined on Wednesday his apparent differences with the political leadership of Nagorno-Karabakh when he reiterated that international mediators' existing plan to end the conflict with Azerbaijan is largely acceptable to Armenia.

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