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Video Georgian Defends Locals' Motives For Joining Syria Fight

A resident of Georgia's restive Pankisi Gorge has told RFE/RL's Georgian Service that he knows one of his countrymen accused this week by the United States of aiding extremist groups like Islamic State (IS) in Syria and defended natives of his poverty-stricken area who go there "to help the poor Syrian people." More

De facto Abkhaz President-elect Raul Khajimba waves an Abkhaz flag as he takes his oath of office during the inauguration ceremony in Sukhumi on September 25.

Khajimba Sworn In As Abkhaz President

Raul Khajimba has been sworn in as the president of the Georgian breakaway republic of Abkhazia. More

Georgian Soccer Refs Arrested

Eight referees of Georgia's soccer league have been arrested in connection with alleged match fixing. More

Georgian national Tarkhan Batirashvili with other Islamist militants. (file photo)

U.S. Designates Georgian Man As 'Global Terrorist'

The United States has placed a Georgian national on a list of individuals it accuses of working with extremist organizations such as the Islamic State (IS) to provide financial and material support to terrorist fighters in Syria. More

Saakashvili's Property Impounded

A Georgian court has impounded properties belonging to former President Mikheil Saakashvili. More

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Georgian Prosecutor-General Impounds Former President's Property

As part of its efforts to bring former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili to trial on charges of exceeding his authority and misuse of public funds, the Georgian Prosecutor-General’s Office has impounded property belonging to Saakashvili, his wife, and his mother. More
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Spat Over Who Speaks To UN Hints Of Looming Political Crisis In Georgia

Recent disagreements between Georgia's president and its government have locals and analysts worried about the fragile state of the country's democratic institutions -- and the possible behind-the-scenes role of former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishivili.

Pro-Independence Scots Have A Friend -- In Abkhazia

On September 18, Scottish voters go to the polls to vote in a historic referendum on whether to break their three-century-old ties with the United Kingdom. In Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia, which claims its own form of independence, support for Scottish statehood is strong.

Photogallery After An Era Of New Horizons, EU Turns Its Gaze Inward

The incoming European Commission has indicated that further enlargement will no longer be a priority for the 28-member bloc. What does that mean for EU hopefuls to the east and south?

Russian Humanitarian Aid? Past Recipients Say There's No Such Thing

Moscow says the nearly 300 Russian trucks headed for the Ukrainian border are filled with humanitarian aid. Many others are skeptical, particularly countries in the former Soviet bloc with their own bitter memories of Russian "assistance" in the form of military invasions.
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