Sunday, November 23, 2014


News and Features from the Caucasus

Karabkah Says It Killed Azeri Soldiers

Nagorno-Karabakh says its forces have killed two Azerbaijani soldiers in an operation to recover the bodies of three crew members whose helicopter was shot down by Azerbaijan earlier this month.
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Russian Duma Paves Way For Kyrgyzstan's 'Eurasian' Integration

Russia's lower parliament house on November 21 ratified an agreement governing economic cooperation with Kyrgyzstan as it integrates with "Eurasian" structures that President Vladimir Putin is using to tighten Moscow's ties with other former Soviet republics.
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Two 'Militants' Killed In Daghestan

Officials in Russia's volatile North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan say local police have killed two suspected militants.
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Russia, South Ossetia Draft 'Integration' Treaty

Russia and Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia are working on a new "comprehensive agreement on integration," Boris Chochiev, the head of administration for the breakaway region's de facto president, said on November 20.
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Three Guantanamo Detainees Transferred To Georgia

The United States has transferred to Georgia three detainees from the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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Russia Says Will Not Press 'Allies' On Territorial Issues

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow will not pressure its "allies" to recognize Crimea as a part of Russia or to join it in recognizing Georgia's breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia regions as independent states.
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'Armenian Orphan Rug' Displayed In Washington

A rug woven by orphans of Armenians killed by Ottoman Turks nearly a century ago has been displayed at the White House Visitor's Center.
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Chechnya Head Says Horses Cleared To Win Prizes In Germany

The Kremlin-backed head of Russia's Chechnya region says authorties in Germany have allowed two racehorses he keeps there to receive prize money despite Western sanctions against him.
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Russia Says Four Militants Killed In Chechnya

Russian authorities say four alleged militants have been killed and two police officers wounded in a gunbattle in the North Caucasus province of Chechnya.
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Video Georgia Remains On Pro-West Path

Georgia's prime minister has said his country's path toward integration with Europe is irreversible.
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