Saturday, January 31, 2015


News and Features from the Caucasus

'No One Arrested' For Politics In Azerbaijan

​An Azerbaijani parliamentarian has dismissed widespread claims of political prisoners being held in his country.
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Bank Of Georgia Branch Robbed By Gunman

A gunman has robbed a Tbilisi branch of the Bank of Georgia, the former Soviet republic's biggest bank.
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NATO Scouts Out Sites For Training Center In Georgia

A senior NATO official is scouting out prospective sites for a joint training center the alliance plans to establish in Georgia.
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Georgia Fears Crimea-Style Moscow Move

Georgian Foreign Minister Tamar Beruchashvili has warned that Russia could annex the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia as it did Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
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Azerbaijan Jails Journalist For Five Years For Hooliganism

A journalist in Azerbaijan has been convicted of hooliganism and sentenced to five years in prison.
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Armenian Vendors Continue Protesting New Tax Law

Hundreds of private vendors in Armenia have rallied in Yerevan against a new taxation law.
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Karabakh Officials Deny Azerbaijani Claim It Shot Down Drone

Azerbaijan says its forces had shot down an Armenian drone near the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, a claim that de facto officials in the separatist region rejected.
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Armenia Police Chief Says Protesters Will Be Prosecuted

Armenia's police chief Vladimir Gasparian says demonstrators accused of violating public order during protests over the killing of a family near Russia's military base in the South Caucasus nation will be prosecuted.
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Azerbaijani, Turkish, Turkmen Foreign Ministers Discuss Trilateral Ties

The foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Turkmenistan held a rare trilateral meeting on January 29.
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