Azerbaijan (i/ˌæzərbaɪˈdʒɑːn/AZ-ər-by-JAHN; Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan[ɑzærbɑjdʒɑn]), officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan Respublikası), is a transcontinental country in the Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, while having a short border with Turkey in the northwest.
The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic proclaimed its independence in 1918 and became the first Muslim-majority democratic and secular republic. It was also the first Muslim-majority country to have operas, theaters and modern universities. The country was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1920 as the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. Azerbaijan proclaimed its independence on 30 August 1991, before the official dissolution of the USSR. In September 1991, the disputed Armenian-majority Nagorno-Karabakh region re-affirmed its willingness to create a separate state as the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The region, effectively independent since the beginning of the Nagorno-Karabakh War in 1991, is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan until a final solution to its status is found through negotiations facilitated by the OSCE.
Iranian Oil Ministry says natural gas exports from the country rose by nearly a fifth in the five months to late August ... Analysts say Iran may increase its gas exports to Turkey in the near future as it prepares to take delivery of Russian gas supplies through Azerbaijan mainly for domestic consumption in the northwest.
(MENAFN - AzerNews) By Ayya Lmahamad Azerbaijan and Russia's Ryazan Region have agreed to exchange information about mutual investments and export opportunities, Azernews reports. An agreement was ... .
(MENAFN - AzerNews) By Ayya Lmahamad Baku and Brussels have discussed the global energy agenda and the measures implemented by Azerbaijan toward energy production and export, Azernews reports. The ... .
A recent clash between Azerbaijan and Armenia has resulted in the heaviest casualties since the countries’ war in 2020 ... A delicate status quo established after a 1994 ceasefire was suddenly disrupted in 2020, when Azerbaijan launched a war against Armenian forces, conquering parts of Nagorno-Karabakh.
While the world is still struggling with the consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, another war is looming over the world as Armenia and Azerbaijan reported causalities due to border clashes ... When it comes to import-export, oil and gas make up 90 percent of Azerbaijan’s exports ... India’s stand on Armenia-Azerbaijan.
Several post-Soviet republics have dramatically increased exports to Russia after its invasion of Ukraine sparked a global trade and sanctions backlash against Moscow, the RBC news website reported Wednesday ... news ArmenianTrade With Russia Raises Re-Export Questions.