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Shias subjected to strains, abuses in Azerbaijan

SHAFAQNA - After Iran, Azerbaijan is the second country with the largest Shiite Muslim population in the world. The country is home to a diversity of minorities as Sunni Muslims, Bahais, Wahhabis, and Jews. However, the Shiites remain accounting…

Over 2000 Mosques in Azerbaijan

SHAFAQNA - There are 2,246 mosques in the Republic of Azerbaijan, 210 of which are in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. This was stated at a meeting of the board of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations. The meeting…

Over 2000 Mosques in Azerbaijan

SHAFAQNA- There are 2,246 mosques in the Republic of Azerbaijan, 210 of which are in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. This was stated at a meeting of the board of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations. The meeting…
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Tensions in between Armenia and Azerbaijan escalates

SHAFAQNA - Hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan have reportedly flared up overnight, with reports of gun and mortar fire coming from the border. Moscow has called for an end to hostilities. Both Azeri and Armenian defense ministries…

Azerbaijan Bans over 730 Religious Books

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SHAFAQNA- The Republic of Azerbaijan’s government banned the import of 732 books on religious issues. The Caucasian country’s government committee for religious groups has made the decision, the Caucasus Religious Center reported. It…

Protesters in Tibriz denounce Azerbaijan's campaign against Shiites

SHAFAQNA - Scores of people in the northeastern city of Tabriz demonstrated in front of the Consulate General of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Thursday to express their protest to the violence against Muslims in the Azeri city of Nardaran. The…

Azerbaijan launches crackdown on Shia Muslims in Nardaran

SHAFAQNA - The Azeri government has launched a harsh crackdown against Shia Muslims in the country’s eastern town of Nardaran. On Tuesday, hundreds of Azeri forces carried out a raid on the town, harassing the population and tearing…

Azerbaijan and the case for peaceful religious coexistence

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SHAFAQNA - In April, the Kantor Center in Tel Aviv released a report highlighting that 2014 was one of the worst years for anti-Semitism in the last decade. This coincided with Israel’s war in Gaza against Hamas. Many of the anti-Semitic…