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Azerbaijan: Country in the Caucasus of southwestern Asia
Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a landlocked country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, and has an 11 km (6.8 mi) long border with Turkey in the northwest.

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Coronavirus forces postponement of Baku F1 race [Video]

Coronavirus forces postponement of Baku F1 race

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix becomes the eighth race of the Formula One season to fall victim to the coronavirus.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 06:32Published
Racing Point aim to turn water into wine [Video]

Racing Point aim to turn water into wine

The Racing Point Formula One team unveil their pink car or the 2020 season.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:49Published

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Azerbaijan said on Saturday it had closed its border with Iran for two weeks to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
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Following coronavirus outbreak in Iran, Armenia closes border and Azerbaijan keeps it open

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A weekend parliamentary election in Azerbaijan was marred by numerous procedural violations, raising serious doubts about how free or fair it was, international observers said on Monday.
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European rights body urges Azerbaijan to respect freedom of expression

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Azerbaijan's parliament on Monday formally asked President Ilham Aliyev to dissolve it and to schedule new parliamentary elections.
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