Eurasia / News

Gazprom's 'iron embrace' comes with a sting in the tail

Will Conroy in Prague February 17, 2017

Europe may not be able to block a potential bid by the Russian group to use the TAP pipeline.

Azerbaijani banking sector incurs €800mn in losses in 2016

bne IntelliNews February 6, 2017

Azerbaijan’s banks incurred AZN1.667bn (€800mn) in losses in 2016 as the ongoing economic and banking crisis in the country takes its toll.

Trump’s ‘mad mullah’ complex threatens billions in business with Iran

Will Conroy in Prague February 3, 2017

US administration puts Tehran “on notice” for testing medium-range missile.

Italy's murky ties with Azerbaijan exposed by Volonte trial

bne IntelliNews February 1, 2017

Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly to commission an external investigation into allegations that Azerbaijan bribed its members.

Iranian families divided by Trump travel ban

bne IntelliNews February 1, 2017

Iranian hardliners call on President Rouhani to react decisively with retaliatory measures.

Kazakh President Nazarbayev’s “serious redistribution of powers” goes out for consultation

bne IntelliNews January 26, 2017

Nazarbayev on January 26 unveiled a set of draft constitutional changes that the elderly leader says will deliver “a serious redistribution of powers and democratisation of the political system as a whole”.

Syria peace talks end with ceasefire communique but rebel support is lacking

bne IntelliNews January 24, 2017

The warring parties have agreed to participate in a further round of negotiations to be held in Geneva on February 8.

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