Friday, August 29, 2014


News and Features from the Caucasus

Boston Bomb Suspect's Sister Charged

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to bomb a New York City woman.
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U.S. Condemns Beating Of Azerbaijani Journalist, Rights Activist

The United States has condemned the beating of an Azerbaijani journalist and rights activist in the country's Naxcivan exclave.
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Iran: 'Israeli' Drone Has 'Ex-Soviet' Origin

An Iranian military official said on August 27 that an alleged Israeli drone shot down close to the Natanz nuclear facility was launched from a former Soviet Republic to the north of Iran.
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Azeri Transparency Under Pressure

Transparency International’s office in Baku says it is being forced to suspend some of its projects in Azerbaijan because of problems receiving funds through its bank in Baku.
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Azerbaijani Activist Named As Rights Prize Finalist

Azerbaijani human rights activist Anar Mammadli has been named as one of three finalists for the 2014 Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize.
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Together A Lifetime, Azeri Activists Now Apart And In Jail

It's been nearly a month since Azerbaijani rights activist Leyla Yunus and her husband, historian Arif Yunus, were jailed on charges of fraud and antistate activity. The couple's only child, Dinara, talks about her parents' loving relationship -- and the pain of their separation.
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Two Suspected Militants Killed In Russia's Volatile Daghestan

Police in Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan have killed two suspected militants in a shootout.
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Khajimba Elected Abkhaz President

Raul Khajimba has won Abkhazia's presidential election in the first round.
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Abkhazia Holds Snap Election

Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia has been holding a snap presidential election.
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Biden Voices Support For Georgia's NATO Wishes

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has told Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili that he supports his country's desire to join NATO.
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