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South Ossetian security official meets with the Taliban 

According to a Taliban spokesperson, they discussed ‘issues related to both countries’ as well as regional security and the situation in Afghanistan.

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Criminal case opened for ‘insulting’ Facebook comment on Pashinyan photo

According to Armenian police, the case was initiated ‘without a complaint of the presumably injured party՛․

Criminal case opened for ‘insulting’ Facebook comment on Pashinyan photo

According to Armenian police, the case was initiated ‘without a complaint of the presumably injured party՛․

Iranian residents of Georgia barred from entering country with no explanation

Recent incidents of Iranian residents of Georgia being denied entry into the country have elicited criticism from Iranian officials as well as rights groups. 

Iranian residents of Georgia barred from entering country with no explanation

Recent incidents of Iranian residents of Georgia being denied entry into the country have elicited criticism from Iranian officials as well as rights groups. 

Georgian prosecutors silent on Church paedophilia allegations

Documents allegedly leaked from the State Security Service suggest that the authorities knew of at least 12 priests who were sexually abusing children.

Georgian prosecutors silent on Church paedophilia allegations

Documents allegedly leaked from the State Security Service suggest that the authorities knew of at least 12 priests who were sexually abusing children.

Son of Georgian Dream mayoral candidate faces prison time after pre-election stabbing

The incident happened during an opposition candidate’s pre-election rally in Dmanisi.

Son of Georgian Dream mayoral candidate faces prison time after pre-election stabbing

The incident happened during an opposition candidate’s pre-election rally in Dmanisi.

Construction of Georgia’s Namakhvani hydropower plant cancelled

Turkish construction firm Enka said they had pulled out due to ‘breaches of contract’ by the Georgian Government and force majeure.

Construction of Georgia’s Namakhvani hydropower plant cancelled

Turkish construction firm Enka said they had pulled out due to ‘breaches of contract’ by the Georgian Government and force majeure.

Azerbaijan’s carpet king goes to court

By court order, nearly $18 million in assets held by Vidadi Muradov and his relatives have been confiscated.

Bloodstain election billboards replace pro-vaccination ads in Georgia

The anonymous billboards featured faces of opposition leaders and government critics framed with bloodstains.

Features & Analysis

As Georgia reels from the Delta variant, the Tsinandali Festival plays on

The Tsinandali Festival may be a model for the revival of Georgia’s music scene — but its reduced scope shows that nothing escapes COVID-19.

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A personal history of trauma: thirty years of depression

One woman grapples with the emotional scars war leaves on its victims, and what it means to finally return home.

A personal history of trauma: thirty years of depression

By Larissa Sotieva

One woman grapples with the emotional scars war leaves on its victims, and what it means to finally return home.

Datablog | Georgia’s COVID-19 cases exploded due to the 2020 parliamentary elections

New analysis suggests that the 2020 parliamentary elections led to a massive rise in COVID-19 cases and deaths in Georgia. 

Datablog | Georgia’s COVID-19 cases exploded due to the 2020 parliamentary elections

By Givi Silagadze

New analysis suggests that the 2020 parliamentary elections led to a massive rise in COVID-19 cases and deaths in Georgia. 

Vaccine tourism continues to boom in Armenia

While universal vaccination initially led to interminable queues, since new regulations were adopted in July vaccine tourism in Armenia appears to be functioning without a hitch.

Vaccine tourism continues to boom in Armenia

By Armine Avetisyan

While universal vaccination initially led to interminable queues, since new regulations were adopted in July vaccine tourism in Armenia appears to be functioning without a hitch.

Will Abkhazkia’s PM step down over a broken CT scanner?

It was one of the only CT scanners in Abkhazia, and the only one used for COVID patients. 

Will Abkhazkia’s PM step down over a broken CT scanner?

By Marianna Kotova

It was one of the only CT scanners in Abkhazia, and the only one used for COVID patients. 

After far-right smear, Yazidi rights activist faces criminal charges in Armenia

Sashik Sultanyan will soon go on trial for ‘inciting ethnic hatred’, he faces between three and six years in prison if convicted. 

After far-right smear, Yazidi rights activist faces criminal charges in Armenia

By Ani Avetisyan

Sashik Sultanyan will soon go on trial for ‘inciting ethnic hatred’, he faces between three and six years in prison if convicted. 

Opinion

Opinion | Religious freedom is more limited than ever in the ‘new Azerbaijan’

Despite the instrumentalisation of religion during the war, hopes of greater religious freedom emerging in its wake are fast fading.

Opinion | Will Georgia follow Poland in the global right-wing revolution?

Blaming Russia alone for the anti-Pride pogrom misses key domestic factors — the same ones that fuelled the likes of Orbán, Kaczyński, and Trump. 

Opinion | Making love is a burden in Azerbaijan

The Azerbaijani government has failed in its duty to protect the privacy of its citizens. 

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