Handel, an establishment Republican and former state secretary of state, defeated Democratic challenger and political novice Jon Ossoff by about five percentage points, multiple US networks projected, denying Democrats their first election victory of the year.
Mukhtarli, 43, had lived in self-imposed exile in neighbouring Georgia since 2015 after investigating Azerbaijan's strongman leader Ilham Aliyev for corruption.
Tbilisi court says process for school principal’s extradition to Turkey has started
Today marks 151 years since the Circassian genocide, of one of the worst massacres in modern history, where nearly 2 million people were driven to exile from their homeland of Circassia.
President Ilham Aliyev also calls for UNSC resolutions on stopping Armenia's occupation of Upper Karabakh to be implemented
Jon Ossoff, 30, came in first in a crowded field of candidates in a traditionally conservative 6th district, but narrowly fell short of passing the all-important 50 percent threshold.
President Giorgi Margvelashvili calls on international community to condemn Russia over Lavrov's visit to breakaway region
The sentences are likely to add to fears of a crackdown ahead of November elections, following anti-government protests.
Voters choose new 'president' of Moscow-backed South Ossetia region, change name of territory to 'Alania' in referendum
Attacks against police are not uncommon in southern Russia's North Caucasus, which faces a simmering insurgency.
The Central Asian country's state-controlled Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper said Yashigeldy Kakayev, who was deputy prime minister in charge of the oil and gas complex, was set to be demoted.
Serzh Sargsyan's ruling party wins first vote under reformed system in former Soviet republic
Initial results will be announced on Monday
Over 2.5 million Armenians are eligible to vote for the country’s new parliament at 2,000 polling stations.
Chechnya was the scene of two rebel wars in the 1990s and early 2000s, but violence in the region has largely been suppressed under the iron-fisted rule of strongman Ramzan Kadyrov.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Moscow does not have 'single' position on hijab
OIC chief issues appeal after 25th anniversary of Khojali massacre, in which Azeri civilians were killed by Armenian forces
Kazakhstan's foreign minister confirms Turkey, Russia, Iran will attend Syria meeting
President Nursultan Nazarbayev ratifies bill that reduces his powers, according to official statement
Constitutional reform aims to transfer powers to parliament, government
The State Committee for National Security (GKNB) said Omurbek Tekebayev, who leads the nominally socialist Ata-Meken party, was detained on Sunday after landing at the country's airport.