Trump has proved a blessing for Iranian hardliners and a ratcheting up of the anti-Tehran rhetoric from Washington could boost their chances against incumbent President Rouhani.
Scrapping of direct election of president will leave ruling party facing no real political checks on power, observers say.
Armenian government campaign would be more enticing if it undertook structural reforms to improve the investment environment.
BTA pursuing Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov through the international courts as bank's collapse continues to have repercussions for local banking sector.
Ankvab received death threats after returning from exile in Russia to run in parliamentary election.
Capital amnesty programme falls well below target, largely benefits corrupt elite and ignores offshore money flows.
Energy transparency initiative suspends Baku over crackdown on human rights.
Almazbek Atambayev arrests prominent opponent and restricts freedoms in run-up to shift towards non-executive presidency.
European judges put temporary block on decision to hand back control of opposition channel to former owner.
Provisional deal hinges on Problem Loans Fund absorbing KKB's rotten loans.
Landmark case has sparked criticism over politicisation of judiciary and state of press freedom in Georgia.
Eurofer has declared that Iranian steel exports have become a “threat” to European producers.
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