An ethnic Armenian soldier near Nagorno-Karabakh’s town of Martuni: two soldiers were killed by Azeri mortar fire today, separatist officials said. Photograph: Reuters

Deadly skirmishes have continued around the disputed Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh, despite a ceasefire between Azeri and Armenian forces and Ru(...)

US Secretary of State John Kerry (right) with Azerbaijani President Ilam Aliyev at the State Department in Washington, DC, on March 30, 2016.  Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty

On October 31st, 2003, Ilham Aliyev, the newly elected president of Azerbaijan, stood behind a podium and a profusion of white flowers to address pre(...)

Armenian artillery position of the self-defence army of Nagorno-Karabakh in Martakert, Nagorno-Karabakh on April 3rd. Photograph: Vahram Baghdasaryan/ EPA/Photolure

International envoys will meet on Tuesday to try to end fighting in the disputed Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh. At least 36 people have reported(...)

Mossack Fonseca’s office in Panana. The firm has branches in Hong Kong, Miami, Zurich and more than 35 other places around the globe . The firm is one of the world’s top creators of shell companies, corporate structures that can be used to hide ownership of assets.

A massive leak of documents exposes the offshore holdings of 12 current and former world leaders and reveals how associates of Russian President Vlad(...)

A house  damaged during clashes between Armenian and Azeri forces in the   Nagorno-Karabakh region, which is controlled by separatist Armenians, in a still image taken from video footage. Photograph: Nagorno-Karabakh Military Handout/Reuters TV

A new wave of fighting broke out in the Nagorno-Karabakh region on Saturday, killing dozens and drawing international calls for an immediate ceasefire(...)

 Ilham Aliyev with Kazakhstan’s president Nursultan Nazarbayev. A drop in oil prices has made it harder for him to deliver on his promise to raise living standards. Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/EPA/Ria Novosti/Kremlin pool

The people of Azerbaijan will vote in a parliamentary election on Sunday overshadowed by a merciless crackdown on human rights in the oil-rich forme(...)

Katie Taylor’s determination to keep winning gold medals shows no signs of tapering off. Photograph: Ryan Byrne

Another brilliant spike in the already high performance of Irish boxing means Katie Taylor is not the only one leaving Baku with next year’s Olympics(...)

The president of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev congratulates gold medalist and compatriot Ilham Zakiyev at the European Games in Baku. Photograph: Getty.

I recognise this feeling. The adrenaline crash. The crankiness and mild bloating. The last clean T-shirt plastered to my back in greasy sweat. The str(...)

The staging of a major sports event is always about much more than sport. For the Romans the bread and circuses, a means of appeasing the disgruntled (...)

Boxer Katie Taylor leads the Ireland team into the stadium during the opening ceremony for the  2015 European Games at the National Stadium  in Baku, Azerbaijan. Photograph: Francois Nel/Getty Images

History in the making – or how winning a medal of any colour at the first European Games in Baku will make a little piece of history, even if it’s nev(...)