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Country Life Vlog: Azerbaijani Cottagecore YouTube Channel’s Popularity Explained

What started as a lowkey cooking video channel at the end of 2019 became the most famous channel showcasing the Azerbaijani countryside and introducing national dishes to the worldwide audience.

29 February 2024

Leila Mekhdi

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Why the Khojaly Massacre Shouldn’t Be Forgotten Even After the Return of Karabakh

26 February 2024

Leila Mekhdi

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Country Life Vlog: Azerbaijani Cottagecore YouTube Channel’s Popularity Explained

What started as a lowkey cooking video channel at the end of 2019 became the most famous channel showcasing the Azerbaijani countryside and introducing national dishes to the worldwide audience.

29 February 2024

Leila Mekhdi

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Why the Khojaly Massacre Shouldn’t Be Forgotten Even After the Return of Karabakh

Remembering victims of the Khojaly Massacre, the bloodiest massacre of the First Karabakh War by Armenian armed forces.

26 February 2024

Leila Mekhdi

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Indian Migrants Reshape Armenia's Labor Market

It's an ironic development for a country with high levels of out-migration.

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Women’s March in Kazakhstan: Feminists vs the Mayor of Almaty

Kazakhstani women refuse to be silenced by the government, standing as a quintessential definition of the International Women’s Day.

28 February 2024

Leila Mekhdi

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Lengthy Prison Sentences for Uzbek Child Deaths Blamed on Indian-Produced Medicine

Yesterday, Tashkent’s City Count handed down sentences to 23 people related to the import of an Indian cough syrup that killed 68 children in 2022.

27 February 2024
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Turkmen Capital Removes Courtyard Benches to Prevent 'People from Getting Together'

Wooden benches in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan are being dismantled allegedly to prevent people from gathering, leading to criticism from the public.

21 February 2024
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Iran's Climate Migration Crisis Could Turn into National 'Disaster'

Climate change, government mismanagement, and population growth are all considered to contribute to Iran’s climate migration crisis.

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Iran: Lake Urmia is Drying Up, Ethnic Azerbaijanis Put Blame on the Government’s Discrimination

How Iran’s Lake Urmia is causing further divide between the ethnic Azerbaijani community in the country, and why the government needs to listen to them.

4 December 2023

Leila Mekhdi

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Hadis to Take to the Screen at Annecy

An Azerbaijani production, Hadis, was chosen from over 3200 others to be shown at the Annecy Festival. The animation is a homage to Hadis Najafi, who was shot dead during the 2022 protests in Iran.

22 May 2023

Mark Elliott