Police in Azerbaijan on Saturday detained scores of protesters, including the leader of the main opposition Popular Front, at the start of a planned rally against low salaries, corruption and a lack of democracy in the energy-rich ex-Soviet state.
Russia's biggest mobile phone
operator MTS said on Thursday it had no firm agreements
on the possible sale of its Ukrainian unit, after a report said
Azerbaijan's Bakcell was seeking approval from the Ukrainian
authorities to buy it.
Azerbaijan's parliament on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the candidacy of presidential aide Ali Asadov as prime minister, after Norvuz Mamedov tendered his resignation, the parliamentary speaker said.
You can practically taste the forest when you dine at the Gabala Khanlar restaurant. Chef Zahir Musayev chops meat on a tree trunk for his signature kebabs and cooks meat for another dish—the famous shepherds’ meal known as dasharasi—between two stone slabs. Owner Khanlar Karimov opened the restaurant deep in the forest of Gabala, Azerbaijan, nearly 30 years ago. There wasn’t electricity or even a hotel nearby at the time. But Karimov was drawn to the natural beauty of the location. It’s easy to see why.
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