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News & Analysis

Hijab ban reinvigorates Azeri Islamic movement

Our Own Correspondent

Rabi' al-Thani 27, 14322011-04-01

In October 2010, the ruling regime in Azerbaijan banned hijab in public schools and revived an unprecedented socio-political activism of the Islamic movement. The mobilization is not only domestic, but also international. For the first time an international conference on an Islamic issue in Azerbaijan was organized.

Islamic Movement

Future of Azerbaijan from the Islamic movement perspective

Crescent International

Safar 27, 14322011-02-01

"In Azerbaijan the government has never arrested leaders of secular political parties. However, the IPA leadership was imprisoned on numerous occasions without any legal basis."

Special Reports

Islamic Iran in the Azeri-Karabakh-Armenia triangle

Maksud Djavadov

Dhu al-Qa'dah 24, 14312010-11-01

One of the ways through which the enemies of Iran attempt to discredit its Islamic credentials is by “exposing” its relations with Armenia. The narrative goes as follows: if Iran is truly an Islamic state, why does it not provide all the required assistance to Azerbaijan to liberate occupied Karabakh from Armenian nationalists? Why does Iran have non-hostile relations with Armenia?

News & Analysis

Islamic stirrings in Tajikistan and Azerbaijan

Maksud Djavadov

Shawwal 22, 14312010-10-01

No matter what the exact outcome of recent events in Tajikistan and Azerbaijan, one thing is clear: Islamic revival in the former Soviet Union is gaining momentum.

News & Analysis

Seeking a solution to the Karabakh conflict in the Sirah

Maksud Djavadov

Jumada' al-Akhirah 18, 14312010-06-01

A solution based on the principles of the Prophet’s (r) Sunnah and Sirah would allow Armenians in Karabakh to acquire true independence. The “independence” they have today has turned Karabakh Armenians into a political instrument of Russia and the US...

Daily News Analysis

Interview with Eldar Orujev, leader of the Movement for Free Azerbaijan

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Awwal 28, 14312010-03-14

Fifteen years ago Azerbaijan went through one of its most traumatic events in modern history. For many Azeris this date represents the consolidation in power of a brutal dictatorship that rules Azerbaijan to this day.

Special Reports

Zionist encroachments in Central Asia

Waseem Shehzad

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 14312010-03-01

It must also be noted that dictatorial regimes in Central Asia and Azerbaijan are not typical examples of authoritarian regimes driven by some sort of “big evil idea...


Referendum to establish monarchy in Azerbaijan?

Yusuf Abdullah

Rabi' al-Thani 05, 14302009-04-01

The democratic bug has spread so far and wide that even dictators are infected by it and find it useful to strengthen their grip on power. They use the democracy card to convince opponents that they respect the wishes of the people while they subvert the process so much that it makes mockery of the whole exercise. The subversion process starts with denying opposition candidates the opportunity to run for office. Electoral boundaries are manipulated to disadvantage opponents.


Azeris take to the streets after rigged parliamentary elections

Our Own Correspondent

Shawwal 28, 14262005-12-01

Are parliamentary elections – or, for that matter, presidential polls – inevitably rigged in a Muslim country that happens to be strategically placed, oil-rich and allied to Western countries, particularly the US? The answer seems to be "yes".


Election farce transfers power in Azerbaijan to Aliyev junior

Crescent International

Ramadan 06, 14242003-11-01

Azeri authorities launched a major crackdown on political opponents and critical journalists last month, after observers and opposition parties denounced major irregularities in the presidential elections of October 15.


Caspian summit fails to resolve key issues about dividing oil and other mineral resources

Abul Fadl

Safar 18, 14232002-05-01

The presidents of the five Caspian Sea littoral countries ended a two-day summit in Ashgabat, the Turkmen capital, on April 24 without reaching any agreement on how to share the Caspian and its rich hydrocarbon reserves.


American military exercises in Central Asia

Zia Sarhadi

Rabi' al-Thani 23, 14191998-08-16

Displaying characteristic arrogance and imperial over-reach, the US not only sent its troops for exercises into Uzbekistan but also got such arch-rivals as Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey to join in what were billed as Nato’s "Partnership for Peace" programme.


French recognition of Armenian ‘genocide’ by Turkey against Azerbaijan

M.S. Ahmed

Rabi' al-Awwal 22, 14191998-07-16

The French senate is set to consider a bill passed by the French National Assembly which recognizes the alleged genocide of Armenians by Turks during the first world war.

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