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Open Caucasus Media brings you news, commentary, multimedia, and investigations from the North and South Caucasus.

Coronavirus live updates | Georgia to open for ‘green zone’ countries only

Live updates with the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic around the Caucasus.

Azerbaijan re-arrests opposition activists detained for ‘quarantine violation’ 

Three members of the Popular Front Party were re-arrested on new charges shortly after their administrative detentions came to an end. 

European Court rules against Azerbaijan but clears Hungary in axe-murder case

The ECHR ruled that Azerbaijan had ‘approved’ and ‘endorsed’ Ramil Safarov’s murder of Gurgen Margaryan during a NATO training in 2004. 

Coronavirus live updates | Georgian lawmakers mull fines for violating anti-coronavirus rules 

Live updates with the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic around the Caucasus.

Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan and family test positive for COVID-19

The Prime Minister said that they were not showing any symptoms and that he would continue to work from self-isolation.

Coronavirus live updates | Abkhazia extends anti-corona restrictions until mid-June

Live updates with the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic around the Caucasus.

Armenian COVID-19 ‘fake news’ site was funded by US

The website was founded by a doctor known for conspiratorial and violently homophobic views.

Coronavirus live updates | Georgia's public transport to operate starting Friday

Live updates with the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic around the Caucasus.

COVID-19 outbreak in Daghestan ‘significantly understated’

Cases of the virus are often being miscategorised as ‘community-acquired pneumonia’. 

Chechens ‘beaten and detained’ by security forces for leaving home on Eid al-Fitr

Audio messages detailing the alleged attacks were disseminated through WhatsApp groups.

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