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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Azerbaijan

This week
1st October 2023 - 4th October 2023
Tánaiste defends Dáil round of applause for Azerbaijani delegation
So far over 100,000 ethnic Armenians have fled the Nagorno-Karabakh region out of a population of 120,000.
Azerbaijan issues arrest warrant for former separatist Nagorno-Karabakh leader
Arayik Harutyunyan led the breakaway region since May 2020.
Last week
24th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
Almost entire ethnic Armenian population flees Nagorno-Karabakh
Azerbaijan said one of its soldiers was killed by an Armenian sniper on their heavily militarised border.
Separatist government of Nagorno-Karabakh says it will disband by January 2024
The unrecognised republic will cease to exist next year.
At least 20 dead and 290 hospitalised after fuel depot explosion in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh
It was not immediately clear what caused the blast.
Over 13,300 refugees flee into Armenia after Azerbaijan retakes disputed enclave
Reporters saw the refugees crowding into a humanitarian hub set up in the city of Goris to register for transport and housing.
Armenia urges UN to send mission to Karabakh to monitor rights and warns of ethnic cleansing
Azerbaijan’s foreign minister, Jeyhun Bayramov, has accused Armenia of disinformation.
Last month
September 2023
International concern mounts over ethnic Armenian civilians trapped in Nagorno-Karabakh
Up to 120,000 ethnic Armenians live in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Armenia says Azerbaijan firing on border positions despite claim of ending clash with separatists
Separatists have reported that at least 200 people have died as a result of the assault, with a further 400 wounded.
Opinion: Why Stalin's 'fatal decision' means tens of thousands in Karabakh now live in terror
Armenians and Azerbaijanis have for many years found themselves at war over the destiny of Nagorno-Karabakh, writes Donnacha Ó Beacháin.
Azerbaijan sends forces into region disputed with Armenia
Armenia has accused Azerbaijan of engaging in a policy of “ethnic cleansing”.
Last year
Three Armenians killed as fresh clashes break out with Azerbaijan at border
Last week, the two countries’ foreign ministers met for talks mediated by the US Secretary of State.
Armenia and Azerbaijan report 155 deaths after ceasefire violations
Hostilities reignited between the longtime adversaries this week.
Almost 100 troops reported killed in fierce Armenia-Azerbaijan border clash
The two countries have been locked in a decades-old conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
Thousands rally in Armenia against Karabakh concessions
Karabakh was at the centre of a six-week war in 2020 that claimed more than 6,500 lives before it ended with a Russian-brokered ceasefire agreement.
One dead and 37 injured after nightclub blast in Azerbaijan capital
The blast was caused by a leak from a tank of liquefied gas stored in the nightclub.
All time
EU leaders look to deepen relations with former Soviet republics
The EU summit with its Eastern partnership came on the same day as Russia issued Washington a series of security demands.
Luxembourg win in Azerbaijan to edge race for third in Ireland's group
The result means Stephen Kenny’s side need at least a draw against Portugal tonight to avoid finishing behind Luxembourg.
Hat-trick for Ronaldo as Portugal hammer Luxembourg and Serbia defeat Azerbaijan
A 5-0 win for Portugal tonight.
The Football Family: Azerbaijan v Ireland debrief
A free clip from the latest instalment of our football podcast, which is available exclusively to members.
Callum Robinson stars in Baku to secure Kenny a first competitive win
Robinson scored twice in a 3-0 win against Azerbaijan.
Robinson starts and Connolly dropped as Kenny names Irish team to face Azerbaijan
Andrew Omobamidele keeps his place.
Jason Knight ruled out of Ireland's clash with Azerbaijan
Adam Idah is fit to be involved.
Stephen Kenny fighting for his future in dead-rubber qualifier with Azerbaijan
The manager says his side have ‘learned lessons’ as they seek to win a first competitive game of his tenure.
Idah and Knight emerge as doubts for Azerbaijan clash
Stephen Kenny has some selection issues ahead of tomorrow night’s World Cup qualifier.
The Football Family: Azerbaijan v Ireland preview
A free clip from the latest instalment of our football podcast, which is available exclusively to members.
'We were looking around and it turns out we were the culprits - we didn’t realise we were doing anything wrong'
Jamie McGrath recalls a misadventure with Dundalk in Baku, as he returns to the city with Ireland this weekend.
'Ireland haven't been good enough over the last five years to expect to beat anyone'
We previewed Saturday’s clash with Azerbaijan on the latest episode of The Football Family podcast.
'We're not even thinking about that' - Bazunu not bothered by speculation around Kenny's future
Ireland’s teenage goalkeeper says all focus is on Saturday’s qualifier with Azerbaijan.
Ex-England U21 striker Will Keane receives first Ireland call-up for October double-header
The 28-year-old has four goals in nine matches for League One club Wigan Athletic this season.
Portugal still in control of Ireland's qualifying group after win over Azerbaijan
It finished 3-0 in Baku.
'He got his team selection wrong and I worry that he got it wrong for the wrong reasons'
The Republic of Ireland’s draw with Azerbaijan was dissected on the latest episode of The Football Family.
'It’s probably a game we deserved to win 3-1 or 4-1' - Kenny bemoans finishing after another winless game
Ireland were held 1-1 at home to Azerbaijan.
Late Duffy header spares Ireland a humiliating defeat to Azerbaijan
It finished 1-1 as fans returned to the Aviva Stadium.
Troy Parrott starts as Kenny makes three changes for Azerbaijan test
The side are seeking a first competitive win under the new manager tonight.
Kenny's Ireland must avoid the failings of Luxembourg debacle in tricky Azerbaijan tie
A first competitive win is in sight at Lansdowne Road tonight, but the manager is stressing the need for intensity.
Kenny anticipates 'really special' experience for players as they finally play in front of Aviva crowd
Almost half of the squad for tomorrow’s clash with Azerbaijan have never played front of fans at Lansdowne Road.
Matt Doherty fit to face Azerbaijan after his body 'shut down' against Portugal
Doherty struggled through the second half in Faro with illness, but says he is ready for selection as Ireland aim to build on their performance with a first win.
10-man France held by Bosnia and Luxembourg defeat Azerbaijan in Ireland's group
It finished 1-1.
Mud volcano eruption caused explosion in Caspian Sea near oil fields
Emergency services are gauging the environmental fallout of the eruption.