Baku

Our Awkward Uber Experience In Baku, Azerbaijan

The Michael W Travels family is currently on a month long summer trip.<p>When visiting a city, our preferred form of transportation is walking. When we …

Transportation

Azerbaijan’s only JCC sold off in painful blow to a dwindling community

Arnold Zeligman, left, teaching Hebrew to Bella Regimov, wearing head cover, and other students at The Jewish House in Baku, Azerbaijan, July 18, …

Jewish Culture

My favorite things Azerbaijan

I am arrived in Baku! Here goes:1. <b>Chess player</b>: Garry Kasparov. Maybe the greatest player of all time? He is not ethnic Azerbaijani, but grew up in …

Economics

The Yashil Bazaar: Baku's hidden treasure

Known locally as the Green Market, Yashil Bazar is Baku’s biggest.<p>Famous for nuts and dried fruits, figs, oranges, cherries and apricots, produce is brought to the capital from every region of the country.<p>"Colours, flavours and fragrances from the Caucasus. Fresh food from every corner of the …

Fragrance

Azeri Human Rights Activist Freed After Serving Five Years

A court in Azerbaijan freed human rights activist Ilgar Mammadov on Monday after he had served five years of a seven-year jail sentence which the …

Rights & Freedoms

UN supported beach cleanup campaign dedicated to " Caspian Day" in Baku

BAKU, 11 August 2018 - In marking 12 August, the "Caspian Day" in Azerbaijan, a number of the United Nations agencies have gathered to organise a …

Sustainability

Weekly OTTB Wishlist from Cosequin: Who Wants to Win a Racehorse?

Trapped N My Mind. Photo via Retired Racehorse Project.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to cheer your own racehorse down the stretch but haven’t wanted to make …

Horses

US gymnastics scandal prompts new ethics body

LAUSANNE (AFP) -<p>World gymnastics chiefs on Wednesday announced a sweeping set of measures, including the creation of an independent investigative body, following the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal in the United States.<p>The international gymnastics federation (FIG) said it had undertaken a review "of …

Gymnastics

How to Visit Azerbaijan: What to See, Do, & Suggested Itineraries

POSTED: 08/06/18 | August 6th, 2018<p>I don’t remember the first time I heard about Azerbaijan, but it’s always held an exotic allure to me. Azerbaijan …

European Travel

'Black Panther' Actors Surprised Russo Bros. With Unscripted Chants in 'Infinity War'

Calling the moment "incredibly cool," the brothers said M'Baku actor Winston Duke took charge.<p><i>Black Panther</i> was still in production while Anthony and …

Marvel Universe

This Russian Aircraft Carrier Was Built to Kill Navy Submarines and Carriers

The breakup of the Soviet Union left the ships in the hands of the Russian Federation, which could not afford to maintain them. Worse, the Nikolayev …

Military

Baku Is Vying To Become A Regional Arts Destination

There was a time when Baku – the capital of Azerbaijan – was famous for its cosmopolitan feel and its diverse art and culture scenes. While the breakup of the Soviet Union temporary shifted priorities to rebuilding Azerbaijan’s growing economy, there was little state support for contemporary, …

The Arts

SRO reveals plans for "World Challenge" title across all continental GT3 series...

Photo: Olivier Beroud Images<p>SRO Motorsports Group has announced plans for a new ‘World Challenge’ title for GT3 manufacturers across its three …

Sports Cars

Youth of the Nation: World Expo 2025 Baku the City of Opportunities

In Azerbaijan, over 65 per cent of the population is under the age of 40 and nearly 30 per cent is under the age of 20. It therefore comes as no …

Azerbaijan

The Rookie | The Players’ Tribune | The Voice of the Game

Hi team. The first triple-header in Formula One history handed us our fair share of bad luck, but we learned a lot.<p>Hi team. It was a disappointing …

Chinese Grand Prix

All you need to know about the European Grand Prix

Predictable result, uneventful race, yet Azerbaijan’s first grand prix was a winner. Here’s why.<p>It was a day to remember for winner Nico Rosberg who …

Auto Racing

New routes, airlines at Bahrain International Airport

Bahrain International Airport (BIA) announced 12 new routes for the regional hub, along with new carriers operating out of Manama.<p>Gulf Air, the …

Airports

Comic-Con 2018: See all the Hasbro Marvel Legends SDCC reveals

We rounded up as many of the Hasbro Marvel Legends images revealed at SDCC this year as possible so you can get a look at exactly what’s coming …

Comics

Can You Match Marvel Characters To Their Instagram Profile?

Even superheroes need to keep up their Instas!

Iron Man

Xinaliq: A guide to Azerbaijans wild mountains

The next day i just wanted to relax and enjoy the scenery by taking some short hikes around the village. It took quite a bit of effort to convince my …

Baku

Friends Travel from Georgia to Pay Tribute to ‘Black Panther’ at Comic-Con

Cosplay is a central part of Comic-Con and this year is no exception. One group of friends traveled by car all the way from Savannah, Georgia to …

Black Panther

Many People Had Forgotten that I was Once the Best Rapid Player, Says Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand is all set to be a part of the Chess Olympiad after 12 years. He will join the Indian team for the tournament that will be held in …

India News

Filipino gymnast to get Japanese training, scholarship

Filipino gymnast Carlos Edriel Yulo, who, based on recent performances, looms as a bright Asian Games and Olympic hopeful, recently accepted an offer …

Gymnastics

The Surreal Architecture Porn of Baku, Azerbaijan

OTT<p>The Surreal Architecture Porn of Baku, Azerbaijan<p>The fast-growing capital is not all Zaha Hadid’s, as this seaside metropolis is a dizzying blend …

News (U.S.)

British Airways flight makes emergency landing in Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — A British Airways flight carrying 214 people from London to Mumbai made an emergency landing at a Baku airport on Thursday. No one was hurt.<p>The captain of flight BAW199 requested an emergency landing at Baku's Heydar Aliyev airport after a failure of the left engine on the …

British Airways

Meet The 2018 Senior World Team

<b>USA Judo announces team for 2018 World Championships</b><p>USA Judo announces the 18 athletes who will be representing the United States at the 2018 World …

Team USA

Azerbaijan Jails 14 Over Online Discussions Of Power Outage, Shooting

Azerbaijan's Interior Ministry says 14 people have been sentenced to jail terms ranging from 10 to 30 days for online comments about a massive power …

Human Rights

Two policemen killed during protest in Azerbaijan - police

BAKU (Reuters) - Two policemen were stabbed to death in the Azerbaijani city of Ganja during a demonstration on Tuesday that local media said was a protest against the arrest of a man accused of attacking the mayor.<p>Between 150 and 200 people took part in the protest and 40 were detained, the police …

Demonstration

Iranian Influence in Nakhchivan: Impact on Azerbaijani-Armenian Conflict

Iran has traditionally had enormous influence in Nakhchivan, the large western exclave of Azerbaijan. Partially, this is an outcome of …

South Asia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visits Azerbaijan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan meets with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev at the Zagulba Palace in Baku on July 10, 2018.