Ilham Aliyev

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Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan attends a rally with supporters in the country’s second-largest city of Gyumri. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

When huge popular protests in Armenia forced prime minister Serzh Sargsyan to resign early this week, Russia said it would not interfere in the domest(...)

Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was murdered in October last year. Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

The day after a car bomb claimed the life of Maltese investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia, in October last year, one of the 47 libel suits ag(...)

Thirty journalists have been killed so far this year, many in conflict zones but also in countries such as Russia, where journalistic probing into the(...)

Mehriban Aliyeva and Ilham Aliyev: The Azerbaijan president has named his high-profile wife “first vice-president”, allowing her to assume power if he dies or becomes incapacitated. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/AFP/Getty Images

The authoritarian president of Azerbaijan has named his wife first vice-president in the latest move by the country’s oil-rich ruling dynasty to cemen(...)

Pope Francis is welcomed by a presidential delegation upon his arrival at the International Airport of Baku. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis has arrived in Azerbaijan for a day-long visit aimed at encouraging the country’s multi-faith society and overlooking recent criticism of(...)

A month ago, at a ceremony in Helsinki to mark World Press Freedom Day, investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova was honoured by Unesco for her con(...)

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(...)

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