Smallprint shows Caspian Sea summit was not the ‘summit to end all summits’

Ben Aris in Berlin August 13, 2018

Signing of convention made for a nice photocall, but expect more interminable wrangling on how to divide up the oil and gas resources.

Two police officers killed in clash with “radical religious group” in Azerbaijan

bne IntelliNews July 11, 2018

Officers were stabbed to death by an angry mob in what Azerbaijani officials said was a clash with a radical religious group in the country’s second city Ganja.

Power system overload causes blackout across Azerbaijan

bne IntelliNews July 3, 2018

Electricity supplies are gradually being restored after an explosion at the Mingachevir power plant — apparently due to a sudden hike in power consumption for air conditioners — resulted a nationwide blackout.

Azerbaijan celebrates launch of $28bn Shah Deniz 2 field set to supply gas to Europe

bne IntelliNews July 3, 2018

Giant resource linked to Italy via 3,500-km Southern Gas Corridor will enable Baku to break into EU markets.

Azerbaijan makes territorial gains in Nakhchivan as fighting with Armenia flares

bne IntelliNews June 20, 2018

The Azerbaijani army has made substantial territorial gains in the enclave of Nakhchivan, taking 11,000 hectares of land from Armenia, the defence ministry in Baku announced in a video posted on its website on June 20.