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24/09/2018

Pashinyan block wins landslide in Yerevan Council elections

Pashinyan ally Hayk Marutyan is set to become mayor after the My Step bloc’s sweeping victory winning 81% of the vote.

Pashinyan block wins landslide in Yerevan Council elections

Pashinyan ally Hayk Marutyan is set to become mayor after the My Step bloc’s sweeping victory winning 81% of the vote.

Dispute over history ignites ethnic clashes in Kabardino-Balkaria

Kabardian and Balkar groups clashed after a group of horsemen was blocked from riding through a Balkar village to celebrate an 18th century battle.

Dispute over history ignites ethnic clashes in Kabardino-Balkaria

Kabardian and Balkar groups clashed after a group of horsemen was blocked from riding through a Balkar village to celebrate an 18th century battle.

21/09/2018

‘Fabricated’ arson charges dropped against four in Daghestan

Charges against the men for setting fire to a local administration building were allegedly based on a confession gained under torture.

‘Fabricated’ arson charges dropped against four in Daghestan

Charges against the men for setting fire to a local administration building were allegedly based on a confession gained under torture.

ECHR rules jailing of Azerbaijani rights lawyer ‘politically motivated’

Intigam Aliyev has been a loud critic of Azerbaijan’s authorities accusing them of cracking down on independent lawyers and other forms of repression.

ECHR rules jailing of Azerbaijani rights lawyer ‘politically motivated’

Intigam Aliyev has been a loud critic of Azerbaijan’s authorities accusing them of cracking down on independent lawyers and other forms of repression.

Secret audio recordings suggest racket in Georgian Government

In a recording allegedly of one of Georgian Dream’s founders, the second in recent weeks, he is heard demanding cars from the founder of Omega Group.

Secret audio recordings suggest racket in Georgian Government

In a recording allegedly of one of Georgian Dream’s founders, the second in recent weeks, he is heard demanding cars from the founder of Omega Group.

20/09/2018

Georgia’s cannabis bill to allow home use only

The Deputy Interior Minister said additional regulations would follow if purchasing cannabis gets ‘out of control’.

Georgia’s cannabis bill to allow home use only

The Deputy Interior Minister said additional regulations would follow if purchasing cannabis gets ‘out of control’.

Fourteen men convicted in ‘secret terror trial’ in Chechnya

Relatives said they were promised the men would receive lighter sentences if they did not contact rights groups or the media.

Fourteen men convicted in ‘secret terror trial’ in Chechnya

Relatives said they were promised the men would receive lighter sentences if they did not contact rights groups or the media.

19/09/2018

Ingush Mufti unexplainedly absent from North Caucasus Muftiate conference

Muftiates of all North Caucasus republics attended except Ingushetia whose Mufti has been in public conflict with the authorities since 2015.

Ingush Mufti unexplainedly absent from North Caucasus Muftiate conference

Muftiates of all North Caucasus republics attended except Ingushetia whose Mufti has been in public conflict with the authorities since 2015.

17/09/2018

Cannabis production bill on hold in Georgia after Church protests

The head of the Church, Patriarch Ilia II, spoke out against producing cannabis in Georgia, warning it would spread drug addiction in the country.

Cannabis production bill on hold in Georgia after Church protests

The head of the Church, Patriarch Ilia II, spoke out against producing cannabis in Georgia, warning it would spread drug addiction in the country.

Armenian news site raided by police in wiretapping case

The search of Yerevan.Today’s offices was connected to recordings of phone conversations between two top security chiefs which leaked online last week.

Armenian news site raided by police in wiretapping case

The search of Yerevan.Today’s offices was connected to recordings of phone conversations between two top security chiefs which leaked online last week.