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19 coronavirus cases in president’s office

Baku, Azerbaijan | AFP |  Nineteen staff in the office of Azerbaijan’s president have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said, as authorities in the repressive Caucasus nation struggle to contain an escalating crisis. A further 13 infections were also confirmed among employees of the emergency situations ministry and the …

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Arsenal’s Mkhitaryan to miss Europa League final over safety fears

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal’s Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss the Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku amid fears over his safety. Mkhitaryan’s well-being was a concern for Arsenal due to the tense political dispute between Armenia and final hosts Azerbaijan. The Premier League club have decided …

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Pope visits Azerbaijan on Caucasus peace tour

Baku, Azerbaijan | AFP |  Pope Francis on Sunday arrived in mainly Muslim Azerbaijan on the last leg of his peace tour of the volatile ex-Soviet Caucasus region, just months after visiting arch-foe Armenia. The pontiff held a mass for the country’s tiny Catholic community in the capital Baku ahead …

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