Controversial Georgian ex-Chief Prosecutor reconfirmed to his post

The confirmation of Irakli Shotadze has been met with protests and a boycott from opposition groups.

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Aliyev and Pashinyan face off in Munich debate

The Azerbaijani President and the Armenian Prime Minister engaged in a tense discussion over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Aliyev and Pashinyan face off in Munich debate

The Azerbaijani President and the Armenian Prime Minister engaged in a tense discussion over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Azerbaijani police strand Baku protesters around the country

Police detained dozens of protesters in Baku taking them by bus and leaving them up to 300 kilometres away.

Azerbaijani police strand Baku protesters around the country

Police detained dozens of protesters in Baku taking them by bus and leaving them up to 300 kilometres away.

Protests in south Daghestan due to gas supply disruptions

Local residents left without gas blocked the Rostov–Baku federal motorway as temperatures in the area plummeted to −10°C.

Protests in south Daghestan due to gas supply disruptions

Local residents left without gas blocked the Rostov–Baku federal motorway as temperatures in the area plummeted to −10°C.

State Audit: Tbilisi’s bus drivers ‘illegally overworked, underpaid’

The Tbilisi Transport Company was found to have been violating the labour rights of bus drivers, endangering them and their passengers.

State Audit: Tbilisi’s bus drivers ‘illegally overworked, underpaid’

The Tbilisi Transport Company was found to have been violating the labour rights of bus drivers, endangering them and their passengers.

Former Marneuli Mayor acquitted of inhumane and degrading treatment

Temur Abazov was charged in 2018 after videos emerged appearing to show a man being forced to wipe urine on his face and apologise to officials.

Former Marneuli Mayor acquitted of inhumane and degrading treatment

Temur Abazov was charged in 2018 after videos emerged appearing to show a man being forced to wipe urine on his face and apologise to officials.

Azerbaijan cancels election results for ‘at least 4 constituencies’ due to electoral fraud

Azerbaijan’s Central Election Committee announced it was investigating 17 other seats over images of electoral fraud posted online.

Police violently disperse Azerbaijan election protest

A spontaneous protest started by a single candidate was violently dispersed by police, with protesters and journalists injured. 

Features & Analysis

In the new Armenia, worries about the conduct of security agencies persist

A series of high-profile Pashinyan opponents have been arrested or otherwise investigated in recent months. 

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Inside Georgia’s textile industry: Part II — Undercover

Investigative journalist Tamuna Chkareuli goes undercover as an employee at the Geo-M-Tex factory.

Inside Georgia’s textile industry: Part II — Undercover

By Tamuna Chkareuli

Investigative journalist Tamuna Chkareuli goes undercover as an employee at the Geo-M-Tex factory.

Analysis | Despite opinion shift a third of Georgians still prefer sons to daughters

CRRC-Georgia examines how attitudes towards having sons and daughters have changed over the last decade.

Analysis | Despite opinion shift a third of Georgians still prefer sons to daughters

By CRRC

CRRC-Georgia examines how attitudes towards having sons and daughters have changed over the last decade.

Armenia’s copper capital no longer? The uncertain future of Alaverdi

The copper smelter in Alaverdi, the city’s largest employer, was forced to shut down in 2018 due to excessive pollution.

Armenia’s copper capital no longer? The uncertain future of Alaverdi

By Gayane Mkrtchyan

The copper smelter in Alaverdi, the city’s largest employer, was forced to shut down in 2018 due to excessive pollution.

Azerbaijan’s soaring food prices

As debate around the causes and possible solutions to the problem continue, it is the most vulnerable who are paying the biggest cost.

Azerbaijan’s soaring food prices

By Gulnur Kazimova

As debate around the causes and possible solutions to the problem continue, it is the most vulnerable who are paying the biggest cost.

Being Baha’i in Armenia

Armenia’s small Baha’i community has lived in the country for over a century; now they are finding their place in the new post-revolutionary order.

Being Baha’i in Armenia

By Armine Avetisyan

Armenia’s small Baha’i community has lived in the country for over a century; now they are finding their place in the new post-revolutionary order.

Opinion

Opinion | This election was our first ‘OK boomer’ to Azerbaijan’s political order

From boredom and camaraderie to confrontations with carousel voters, this was my experience as an observer in Azerbaijan’s recent election.

Opinion | In Russia, calling yourself a Circassian is always a political stance

As Russia’s 2020 census approaches, a campaign for Circassians to label themselves as Circassians has breathed new life into the nationalist movement.

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