Thursday, October 30, 2014


News and Features from the Caucasus

In Many Countries, Distance From Ebola Brings A Sense Of Safety

In many parts of Eurasia, people think they are far enough away from Africa to be safe from Ebola. Is that a false sense of security?
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Azeri Rights Activist 'Deprived Of Lawyer'

Jailed Azerbaijani human rights activist Leyla Yunus says she has been deprived of her lawyer.
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Russia Airline Plans Yerevan-Crimea Flights

The Grozny Air civil aviation company, based in the Russia's Chechnya region, is pressing ahead with plans to launch regular flights from Yerevan to Crimea, despite protests from Kyiv.
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Georgian Military In Funds Scandal

The Georgian prosecutor's office says five current and former senior military officials have been arrested on suspicion of misusing of state funds.
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Tsarnaev's Friend Convicted Of Lying

A friend of Chechen Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been convicted of lying to U.S. authorities during a terrorism investigation into the 2013 attack.
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Armenia Says Karabakh Talks 'Constructive'

The presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan have met for a third time in less than three months over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
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Armenian PM Rules Out Early Vote

Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian has dismissed opposition calls for an immediate change of government, saying that if such a change is to take place, it will not be through early elections.
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Two Azeri Citizens On Trial In Karabakh

Two Azerbaijani citizens went on trial in the country's breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region on October 27.
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Aeroflot Resumes Tbilisi Flights

State-controlled Russian airline Aeroflot has resumed flights between Moscow and the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, after a six-year hiatus caused by the war between the two former Soviet republics.
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Armenian, Azeri Leaders Meet For Talks

French President Francois Hollande will host the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan in a fresh attempt to discuss the disputed breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
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