- Azerbaijan free speech activist flown out by Swiss FM Updated: Jun-13-15 7:34 am
BERLIN - A free speech activist from Azerbaijan who spent 10 months in the Swiss embassy has left the country aboard the jet of Switzerland's foreign minister.
- Azerbaijan criticized over rights as European Games begin Updated: Jun-11-15 11:29 am
BAKU, Azerbaijan - Just over a mile from the gleaming white facade of Baku's new Olympic Stadium, an oil refinery tower lights up the sky. Its flame fits neatly with Azerbaijan's marketing line to would-be tourists - "the land of fire" - but it's also a powerful reminder of the oil wealth that made it possible to build the 68,000-seat arena.