Tuesday, July 22, 2014


News and Features from the Caucasus

Armenian Mayor Injured By Explosion In Nagorno-Karabakh

One person was killed and at least three injured when their car hit a mine in the Kashatagh Province of the disputed Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh on July 22.
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Georgia Priest Attack Worries Armenia

Armenia has expressed concern regarding an attack on priests at the Armenian Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin in Georgia's capital, Tbilisi.
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Long Prison Term Sought For Azerbaijani In Russian Murder Trial

A Russian prosecutor has asked a Moscow City Court to sentence an Azerbaijani suspect to 18 years in jail in the stabbing death of a Russian man.
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Georgian Prime Minister Reshuffles Cabinet

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has reshuffled his cabinet, saying it needed new "energy" and "efficiency."
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South Ossetia Jails Georgian For Spying

A court in Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia has sentenced a Georgian citizen to 10 years and two months in jail.
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British Minister Condemns Sentence Against Azerbaijani Activist

Britain's Minister for Europe, David Lidington, has condemned the jailing of an activist in Azerbaijan.
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Nagorno-Karabakh War Veteran In Armenia Gets Six Years For 'Fraud'

In Armenia, a veteran of the Nagorno-Karabakh war has been sentenced to six years in jail after being convicted of fraud and taking bribes.
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Armenia To Join Eurasian Union In October

Armenian officials say they expect their country to join the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EES) in October.
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Georgia Parliament To Ratify EU PAct

The Georgian Parliament has ratified the Association Agreement with the European Union.
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If Past Is Prologue, EU Needs To Up Its Game With Russia

In 2008, Moscow failed to implement key aspects of an agreement brokered by then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy in the conflict between Russia and Georgia. Will the EU be able to manage better six years later as it becomes increasingly involved in the crisis in Ukraine?
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