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Surveillance and internet disruption in Baku

Mar 21, 2019 - 11:18 AM

The authorities in Azerbaijan don’t need to shut down the internet or social media. They can achieve control by disruption alone.

Filipino gymnast Yulo nabs silver in Azerbaijan stint

Mar 19, 2018 - 8:43 PM

The 18-year-old is the youngest in the men's vault of the Baku World Cup but that hardly shows as he is less than a point behind the gold medal winner

RACKING UP. Carlos Edriel Yulo bags two medals from international gymnastics competitions in less than a month. Contributed photo by Munehiro Kugimiya

25 dead in Azerbaijan drug rehab center fire

Mar 02, 2018 - 8:48 PM

It took some 3 hours for 10 squads of firefighters and rescuers from the emergencies ministry to extinguish the blaze, the APA news agency reports

FIRE. Police officers cordon off the site of a fire in a drug rehabilitation clinic in Baku on March 2, 2018. Photo by Tofik Babyev/AFP

PH women pull off upset at World Chess Olympiad

Sep 04, 2016 - 8:27 PM

The Filipinas have ascended the first stage of their chess Olympus and more tests are expected

Philippine women's captain Jayson Gonzales talks to Catherine Secopito after beating Salome Melia. Photo from

Rio Haryanto optimistis raih hasil baik di Sirkuit Baku

Jun 18, 2016 - 10:09 AM

Rio Haryanto berhasil perbaiki posisi saat latihan di Sirkuit Baku GP Eropa

Rio Haryanto berhasil perbaiki posisi saat latihan di Sirkuit Baku GP Eropa. Foto dari Facebook/Manor Racing

Formula 1: GP Eropa dalam angka

Jun 17, 2016 - 2:58 PM

Pertama kalinya dalam sejarah balapan Formula 1 di Sirkuit Baku Azerbaijan

Pertama kali balapan Formula akan digelar Sirkuit Baku, Azerbaijan. Foto dari

Rio Haryanto akui Sirkuit Azerbaijan miliki tantangan dan konsekuensi berat

Jun 17, 2016 - 1:53 PM

Kata Rio Haryanto satu kesalahan kecil di Sirkuit Baku bisa mendatangkan konsekuensi cukup berat

Rio Haryanto saat memberikan pernyataan kepada media tentang Sirkuit Baku. Foto dari Twitter/@ManorRacing

490 athletes may have used meldonium at European Games - report

Mar 10, 2016 - 12:08 AM

Some 490 athletes including 13 medalists may have taken meldonium the drug responsible for tennis star Maria Sharapova s failed dope test

RAMPANT USE. Meldonium, prescribed primarily for heart issues, may have been in heavy use at the 2015 Baku Games. File photo by Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Georgia accuses Russia of 'land grab' near breakaway region

Jul 14, 2015 - 9:21 PM

Georgia decries Moscow s creeping annexation of its territory after Russian border guards moved border markers further into Tbilisi controlled area leaving a portion of an international oil pipeline in territory under Russian control

‘CREEPING ANNEXATION.’ David Vanishvili, 80, talks to journalists as he stands behind a wire barricade erected by Russian and Ossetian troops along Georgia's de-facto border with its breakaway region of South Ossetia in the village of Khurvaleti on July 14, 2015. Photo by Vano Shlamov / AFP

Baku tembak kembali pecah di Aceh, satu orang tewas

May 24, 2015 - 10:29 PM

Lepas dari perjanjian damai yang pernah dibuat antara Pemerintah Indonesia dan GAM pada 2005 kelompok bersenjata tidak menghilang dari Aceh

Polisi menyelidiki penembakan di Banda Aceh, November 2009. Foto oleh Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA

Singapore Airlines jet makes emergency landing in Azerbaijan

Jan 06, 2014 - 10:29 PM

A Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 superjumbo made an emergency landing in Azerbaijan on Monday due to a loss of cabin pressure leaving hundreds of passengers stranded at the airport in the capital Baku

3 cities still in running to host Olympics 2020

May 24, 2012 - 2:45 PM

Tokyo Istanbul and Madrid are still in the running to host the 2020 Olympics