Flourishing market in fake products ensures intellectual property rights remain dead letter.
On the so-called Golden Bridge, which crosses the river dividing Azerbaijan and Russia, huge sums change hands daily.
Under new rules approved late last month, banks in Kyrgyzstan can run their operations according to Islamic financial principles if they want to.
Locals in isolated Nakichevan say authorities there have ways of ensuring complaints don’t reach Baku.
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Activists fight traditions that exclude female worshippers from communal prayers.
The war confounds young people’s efforts to revitalise Ukraine’s embattled east and counter Russian propaganda.