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October 13, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Chevron to Hunt Oil in South Caspian Sea: Chevron Overseas Exploration Ltd., a subsidiary of San Francisco-based Chevron Corp., said it has agreed with the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic, or SOCAR, to evaluate the area's potential. Chevron will also aid in transferring advanced technology to the former Soviet republic.
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October 13, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Chevron to Hunt Oil in South Caspian Sea: Chevron Overseas Exploration Ltd., a subsidiary of San Francisco-based Chevron Corp., said it has agreed with the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic, or SOCAR, to evaluate the area's potential. Chevron will also aid in transferring advanced technology to the former Soviet republic.
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November 9, 1998 | From Associated Press
An opposition rally in this capital turned bloody for the second straight day Sunday, when an unidentified gang attacked several opposition leaders. Among the victims was Azerbaijan's first president after the breakup of the Soviet Union, Abulfaz Elchibey, who was forced from office in June 1993. Democratic Party leader Ilyas Ismailov and Liberal Party leader Lala Shovkhet-Gajiyeva and several of their party colleagues also were beaten by unidentified attackers.
OPINION
June 2, 2002
Re "Afghanistan Aims to Revive Pipeline Plans," May 30: I wonder if average Americans understand that oil is the real reason we are in Afghanistan and that our sons and daughters are fighting for that cause. Breaking up the Taliban and Al Qaeda was necessary for stabilization in installing an oil pipeline through Afghanistan to the oil-rich Caspian Sea Basin. There's so much more to this story, and I hope newspapers start printing what a lot of us have been talking about for the last year.
NEWS
January 24, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Soviet tanks, artillery and warships today fired on oil tankers blockading the harbor of the Azerbaijani capital of Baku to protest the government's military occupation of their war-torn republic, news and eyewitness reports said. Yusif Samed-Ogli, a poet and member of the nationalist Popular Front, said he saw several vessels sunk during the 40-minute bombardment.
WORLD
June 19, 2005 | From Associated Press
In the biggest protest in years, thousands of demonstrators chanting "freedom" and carrying portraits of President Bush marched across Azerbaijan's capital Saturday, demanding the resignation of the government and free parliamentary elections. The gathering of about 20,000 marchers, the second such rally in as many weeks, was organized by three leading opposition parties that formed the Azadlig (Freedom) bloc to run in parliamentary elections set for November.
NEWS
April 28, 1996 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russia and Kazakhstan signed an agreement Saturday giving private oil companies from Russia and the West part-ownership of a planned pipeline through the two countries, ending a deadlock over who will transport oil from one of the world's richest untapped fields. The deal clears the way for a group led by Chevron Corp.
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November 13, 1999 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russia's military has taken control of the second-largest city in Chechnya, Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin declared Friday, and, buoyed by popular support for his war in the separatist republic, Putin confirmed that he will run for president next year. The seizure of Gudermes marks an important step in Russia's campaign to crush Chechnya.
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November 24, 1996 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what may be a final retreat from separatist Chechnya, Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin on Saturday ordered the last 6,000 of his defeated troops to leave the war-shattered republic so it can elect its own leaders in peace. Yeltsin's decree cleared the way for an agreement between Russian and Chechen authorities, signed later in the day, to restore trade and free movement of people for the first time since hostilities erupted in December 1994.
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December 18, 1997 | VANORA BENNETT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One child huddles in the corner of an empty room. Others grope for crumbs on the dusty floor. All of them are naked and very thin. Wordless screaming echoes behind them, and meaningless smiles play on their bruised, sore-covered faces. These are video images shown last month on Russia's commercial television channel, NTV. They show conditions in a home for mentally retarded children in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan.
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November 14, 2000 | MICHAEL HARRIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The split-up of post-communist Yugoslavia in the 1990s was the subject of Robert D. Kaplan's last book of travel and political journalism, "Balkan Ghosts." The possible disintegration of a wider swath of the world in the early 21st century is the subject of "Eastward to Tartary." As in Bosnia and Kosovo, Kaplan warns, the West may have to deal with explosive conflicts in regions--such as the oil-rich Caspian Sea--about which it knows far too little.
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