Monday, January 26, 2015


News and Features from the Caucasus

NATO: Georgia Training Center To Open

A top NATO official says the alliance and Georgia are working to open a joint training center in Georgia.
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Hundreds Of Armenian Vendors Protest New Tax Law

Hundreds of private vendors in Armenia have rallied in front of government headquarters in Yerevan against a new taxation law.
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Once Extremely Popular In U.S.S.R., Singer Roussos Dead At 68

World-renowned Greek singer Demis Roussos died in Athens at the age of 68.
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Lithuanian PM In Georgia For Talks

Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius is in Georgia for talks on issues including Georgia's efforts to integrate with NATO and the European Union.
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Azerbaijan, Armenia Trade Accusations Of Cease-Fire Violations

Azerbaijani and Armenian officials have exchanged fresh accusations of violations of a 1994 cease-fire.
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Georgia's Interior Minister Resigns After Death Of His Critic

Georgia's interior minister resigned on January 23, days after the suspected murder of a man who had accused him of covering up the circumstances surrounding the killing of two people by the police.
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Russia Ratifies Treaty With Abkhazia; Georgia Says Illegal

The Russian State Duma has ratified an agreement with the Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia that Tbilisi says is null and void.
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Residents Of Daghestan Celebrate Prophet Muhammad

Some 20 thousand people gathered in the capital of Russia's North Caucasus region of Daghestan -- Makhachkala, for Mevlid -- celebrations of Prophet Muhammad and his heritage.
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Russia's Grand Mufti Says Freedom Of Expression Must Have Limits

Russia's Grand Mufti Ravil Gainutdin says freedom of expression must have its limits.
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Armenia, Azerbaijan Accused Of Violating Cease-Fire

Armenia and Azerbaijan on January 23 accuse each other of fresh cease-fire violations along their border.
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