Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry has demanded an explanation from Microsoft Corp. for allegedly indicating the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh territory as an independent state on its portal MSN.com, the APA news services reported on August 5.
The site's search listings for the weather in Nagorno-Karabakh do not include "Azerbaijan" as the country of location; rather, the territory exists on its own. MSN.com, however, places the word "disputed" in parentheses after Nagorno-Karabakh's name, and also used the Azerbaijani name for Karabakh's capital. (Khankendi; Karabakh's government uses the Armenian Stepanakert -- ed).
Baku has tasked its embassy in the United States to seek an explanation from Seattle-based Microsoft, the APA report said.