Azerbaijan is a country in the Southern Caucasus region. It is a member state of the Council of Europe, the OSCE and the NATO Partnership for Peace program.
Azerbaijan is situated on the Caspian Sea, and has borders to Russia, Georgia, Armenia and Iran. From 1920 to 1991, it was part of the Soviet Union. It has a population of almost 9,800,000 people. The capital of Azerbaijan is Baku. Here you can find an automatic compilation of DW content on Azerbaijan.
Words were his weapon against the dictatorship in Azerbaijan. Jasur Mammadov didn't want to surrender anymore - and went into exile in Germany. Here he is one of the very few journalists to have successfully built a career within a short time.
Germany made it a perfect 10 in World Cup qualification with a 5-1 win over Azerbaijan. A number of fringe players took their chance to impress including Leon Goretzka, whose brace included a stunning early backheel.
Germany still have one qualifier left, against Azerbaijan on Sunday, but Joachim Löw has already set his sights on Russia 2018. Löw has pinpointed France as one of the biggest threats and will ring the changes on Sunday.
The rift deepens between east and west over migrant quotas – Poland and European Commission clash - Duelling for Chancellor on German TV - A novel Norwegian solution to solve the North Korean crisis – Caviar diplomacy with the Azerbaijani laundromat – Terror and Catalan independence - Jewish culture is celebrated in Hungary - Wild boars and vines - And fewer women going topless on French beaches.
It’s called the “Azerbaijani Laundromat”, a money laundering scheme which funnelled 2.5 billion euros through various European states, and which also allegedly paid off officials and journalists. The scheme came to light after a joint investigation by media organisations and human rights organisations. Casey Kelso, advocacy director for Transparency International, explains this ‘caviar diplomacy’.
Daniel Ricciardo picked up his first win of the Formula One season in an action-packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The race saw Lewis Hamilton spurn a pole position and later come together with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.
Lewis Hamilton flies through a thrilling final lap to seal pole position in Baku. The Mercedes driver was in scintillating form, with German driver Sebastian Vettel forced to make do with a place on the second row.