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Arsenal and Chelsea ready for Europa League battle in distant Baku

The distances and costs involved and the difficulty in getting to Baku have prevented fans from travelling.

Arsenal, Chelsea return unsold Europa League final tickets

Arsenal and Chelsea return unsold tickets for the Europa League final as fans face difficulties catching the match in Azerbaijan.

Arsenal boss Emery respects Mkhitaryan’s decision to miss Europa final

Emery says he respects Mkhitaryan’s choice and acknowledges the Armenian wanted to play but did not want to jeopardise his safety.

Arsenal’s Mkhitaryan to miss Europa League final over safety fears

Fearing for his safety, Arsenal's Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss the Europa League final as tensions escalate between Armenia and hosts Azerbaijan.

Crude oil touted as health cure in Azerbaijan

Despite warnings of crude oil's carcinogenic properties, people with ailments still flock to Azerbaijan to immerse themselves in oil for supposed health benefits.

Oil market can weather zero Iranian exports

Based on current oil supply and the potential of the US and Saudis to ramp up production, 'going to zero' could happen this year without compromising affordable crude supplies.

Gold is one wealth fund’s escape from geopolitics, credit risk

The Sofaz fund is looking to almost double its holdings of gold in 2019 to 100 tons after resuming purchases in 2018 following a five-year break.

Woman who spent £16m at Harrods bailed at extradition hearing

Zamira Hajiyeva, who was arrested last week in London, faces two charges of embezzlement in Azerbaijan.

Mkhitaryan left out of Arsenal squad due to Armenia-Azerbaijan dispute

Arsenal's Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss Thursday's Europa League clash with Qarabağ in Azerbaijan due to diplomatic tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

No fast-track NATO membership for Georgia: Merkel

NATO leaders said, during a 2008 Bucharest summit, that Georgia would become a NATO member at some point, but pressure from Germany and France denied Georgia formal membership.

Russia ring-fenced as old empire’s currencies thrive

After the toll taken by sanctions and tightening US monetary policy, the ruble is now down almost 9% against the dollar in 2018, more than double the loss of any other currency in the group.

BP launches $28bn Azerbaijan gas pipeline

The pipeline bypasses Russia and has been supported by the European Union, which is keen to reduce Europe's energy dependence on Moscow.

Azerbaijan strongman set to win poll boycotted by opposition

Due to an opposition boycott, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev is almost certain to be re-elected.

‘Land of Fire’: Azerbaijan’s history and culture

Nicknamed the "Land of Fire", Azerbaijan is home to many historically and culturally significant objects and traditions.

Mine kills three, injures two de-miners in Azerbaijan

Those killed were employees of Scottish charity The Halo Trust.

Azerbaijan discussing possible membership with OPEC

OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo recently visited Azerbaijan to discuss Azerbaijan's possible future membership of OPEC.

Fire kills 24 people in drug treatment centre in Azerbaijan

Azeri officials said the fire had probably been caused by a problem in the power network of the building containing the centre.

Azerbaijan opposition vow to boycott snap presidential vote

The election will keep President Ilham Aliyev, who has been in office for 15 years, in power.

Azeri incumbent Aliyev to run for fourth term in October presidential...

Ilham Aliyev, who has held office for 15 years, has also been criticized for human rights violations.

Don’t mention the war: Ukraine off the agenda at EU summit

The EU's summit with six Eastern European countries is not likely to make major headway in bringing these countries closer to the EU.

Pope Francis: Jangan ada lagi keganasan atas nama Tuhan

Dalam lawatannya ke sebuah masjid di Azerbaijan semalam, beliau berkata semoga nama suci Tuhan sentiasa dipuja, bukan ditukar menjadi komoditi.

Petronas to expand ties with Azerbaijan state oil firm

Petronas President Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin says the company is proud to participate in Azerbaijan’s gas development projects.

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