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UAE leads Gulf foray into Caspian Sea market

UAE leads Gulf foray into Caspian Sea market

Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan offer an increasingly attractive proposition

Independent: These had been the best Islamic Solidarity Games

Independent: These had been the best Islamic Solidarity Games

The next Solidarity Games will be held in Istanbul in 2021

Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Pledge Game-Changing Energy, Power Cooperation

Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Pledge Game-Changing Energy, Power Cooperation

Ashkhabad and Tashkent signed a few agreements

Tbilisi, Baku and Ankara trying to work out formula for military-political and military-technical cooperation

Tbilisi, Baku and Ankara trying to work out formula for military-political and military-technical cooperation

A trilateral meeting of the Azerbaijani, Georgian and Turkish defense ministers was held in Batumi on May 23.

Manchester Arena attack: All-too-familiar scenes

Manchester Arena attack: All-too-familiar scenes

They underscore Europe's vulnerability to acts of terror

Iran fights for regional leadership

Iran fights for regional leadership

Hassan Rouhani has to overcome the most acute geopolitical challenges during his second presidential term

Trump#039s visit to the Middle East has intensified the clash between Saudi Arabia and Iran

Trump's visit to the Middle East has intensified the clash between Saudi Arabia and Iran

"Is that a serious foreign policy or is the US "simply milking" Saudi Arabia for billions of dollars?" Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif asks

 Oil prices whipsaw in wild trading as potential holdout Iraq supports OPEC deal

Oil prices whipsaw in wild trading as potential holdout Iraq supports OPEC deal

However, there is no any objection from OPEC members to a nine-month extension

Iran: hardliners vs. reformists

Iran: hardliners vs. reformists

Brooding Iran hardliners say they must still be heard after Rouhani win

What Syrian-peace negotiators in Geneva must learn from Russia

What Syrian-peace negotiators in Geneva must learn from Russia

Unless this latest round acknowledges battlefield reality, the UN-sponsored talks will continue their slide into irrelevance

Elections in Iran: Ruhani’s  victory means no radical change of course

Elections in Iran: Ruhani’s victory means no radical change of course

At the centre of Friday’s contest were differing views over incumbent President Hassan Rouhani’s signature accomplishment:

New drilling rig in Azerbaijan

New drilling rig in Azerbaijan

Ilham Aliyev: "Foreign companies invest in Azerbaijan, but this facility was invested by Azerbaijani state"

Russia-US: secret contacts and classified information

Russia-US: secret contacts and classified information

Putin offers transcript of Trump meeting with Lavrov

Russia is buying up US debt

Russia is buying up US debt

But China and Japan both own a bigger part of US debt

Elections in Iran: view from Europe

Elections in Iran: view from Europe

EU positions in dialogue with Iran have no solid foundation

Armenian government: new faces, old essence

Armenian government: new faces, old essence

Despite the effective work of the Cabinet, many economic problems were not solved

What#039s next for the Belt and Road in Central Asia?

What's next for the Belt and Road in Central Asia?

Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan hope for China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway's inclusion into the Belt and Road framework

What consequences will American isolation policy produce?

What consequences will American isolation policy produce?

The Myopic Campaign to Make Russia a Pariah

Where does #039One Belt One Road#039 lead?

Where does 'One Belt One Road' lead?

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Not only the transport infrastructure of Eurasia is changing, but also its financial architecture

Issue of religious freedom in Azerbaijan

Issue of religious freedom in Azerbaijan

Secularism in Azerbaijan isn't just a constitutional norm, it's a way of life