Azerbaijan opposition supporters take part in a rally last month in the capital Baku as the country gears up to host the European Games. Photograph: Tofik Babayev/AFP/Getty

After Azerbaijan was nominated to host the inaugural European Games in 2015, Rasul Jafarov began planning the “Sports for Rights” campaign to draw int(...)

Supporters of Azerbaija’s president Ilham Aliyev celebrate his victory in the presidential elections in Baku yesterday. Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters.

Ilham Aliyev won a third term as president of the oil-producing ex-Soviet republic of Azerbaijan yesterday in an election the opposition said was marr(...)

Azerbaidjan’s president Ilham Aliyev is poised for re-election

Azerbaijan’s leader Ilham Aliyev is poised for another crushing victory in today’s presidential election, extending the reign of a dynasty that is acc(...)

Irish entry Ryan Dolan at Eurovision  in Malmö, Swedenn in May 2013.

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which produces the Eurovision Song Contest, has announced changes to rules regarding jury voting.Some 50 per ce(...)