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Georgia mourns victims of Shovi mudslide as questions raised if deaths were avoidable

Some have criticised the government’s handling of the disaster, accusing it of failure to forecast the mudslide and to alert civilians.

Georgia mourns victims of Shovi mudslide as questions raised if deaths were avoidable

Some have criticised the government’s handling of the disaster, accusing it of failure to forecast the mudslide and to alert civilians.

Death toll continues to rise in mudslide in Georgia’s Racha 

The death toll rose to 11 on Friday, with 25 others unaccounted for.

Death toll continues to rise in mudslide in Georgia’s Racha 

The death toll rose to 11 on Friday, with 25 others unaccounted for.

Mining to be halted in Soyudlu after Aliyev threatens ‘provocateurs’

The move came a day after Azerbaijan’s president publicly acknowledged the protests. 

Mining to be halted in Soyudlu after Aliyev threatens ‘provocateurs’

The move came a day after Azerbaijan’s president publicly acknowledged the protests. 

Azerbaijan’s Soyudlu enters third week under police blockade 

A checkpoint was established at the entrances to the village following environmental protests that were violently dispersed by police.

Azerbaijan’s Soyudlu enters third week under police blockade 

A checkpoint was established at the entrances to the village following environmental protests that were violently dispersed by police.

Azerbaijani police lock down village after environmental protests

Entry and exit to the village of Soyudlu has been blocked since Wednesday, where protesters were violently dispersed and detained. 

Azerbaijani police lock down village after environmental protests

Entry and exit to the village of Soyudlu has been blocked since Wednesday, where protesters were violently dispersed and detained. 

New pro-queer and feminist green party launches in Georgia

Several hundred supporters and members attended the launch of the Georgian Greens party in Tbilisi.

New pro-queer and feminist green party launches in Georgia

Several hundred supporters and members attended the launch of the Georgian Greens party in Tbilisi.

Opinion | Local voices were ignored in the auctioning of Racha's forests

Residents of Racha discovered that forests covering almost a third of their region had been auctioned off to a private owner only after the deal had been closed.

Opinion | Local voices were ignored in the auctioning of Racha's forests

By Salome Kobalava

Residents of Racha discovered that forests covering almost a third of their region had been auctioned off to a private owner only after the deal had been closed.

Emergency services battle forest fire in Borjomi

A forest fire has been devastating large areas of Borjomi municipality for the past four days. 

Emergency services battle forest fire in Borjomi

A forest fire has been devastating large areas of Borjomi municipality for the past four days. 

Demands for action on air pollution in Rustavi

Despite pushing lawmakers to amend air pollution legislation, activists in Rustavi are now fighting for the rules to be implemented. 

Demands for action on air pollution in Rustavi

Despite pushing lawmakers to amend air pollution legislation, activists in Rustavi are now fighting for the rules to be implemented. 

Georgian Government auctions off massive swath of land for hunting

A total of 1,000 square kilometres of land was leased to a limited liability company for 49 years.

Georgian Government auctions off massive swath of land for hunting

A total of 1,000 square kilometres of land was leased to a limited liability company for 49 years.