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May 31, 2011 ‘Frozen Conflict’ Between Azerbaijan and Armenia Begins to Boil

QUOTE: Since the early 1990s, Azerbaijan has been trying to regain control of Nagorno-Karabakh, a predominantly ethnic Armenian enclave within its borders, and secure the return of ethnic Azeris who were forced from their homes by war. A cease-fire has held since 1994...

New York Times
Jul 14, 2009 In Azerbaijan, a Donkey Suit Provokes Laughs and, Possibly, Arrests

QUOTE: Mr. Hajizada, 26, and his fellow activist Emin Milli, 30, were arrested last week in Baku, the capital, in an event their supporters say could signal the beginning of a crackdown on online media.

New York Times
Apr 08, 2008 Moscow Killings Blamed on Racism: Non-Slavs Targeted, Rights Groups Say

QUOTE: The killing of [a Moscow man], which remains under investigation, is part of a wave of racially motivated murders in Moscow that has put the city's migrant communities on edge, particularly people from Central Asia, according to human rights groups. Easily singled out because of their non-Slavic appearance, Central Asian workers have borne the brunt of the attacks by skinheads and neo-Nazis.

Washington Post
Nov 11, 2005 Azerbaijan Opposition Wants Vote Overturned

QUOTE: Azerbaijan's governing party staged a rally Thursday to celebrate its victory in parliamentary elections, but a growing alliance of opposition parties said the vote should be overturned and rescheduled.

Washington Post