Sunday, March 01, 2015


News and Features from the Caucasus

Saakashvili, Nuland Discuss Ukraine Crisis

A U.S. State Department official says former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili met with Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland in Washington this week to discuss the Ukraine crisis.
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Ex-Police Chief Detained In Turkey Over Journalist's 2007 Murder

A former Turkish police intelligence chief has been detained as part of an investigation into negligence by officials in the 2007 murder of ethnic Armenian journalist Hrant Dink.
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Six Suspected Militants Reportedly Killed in Daghestan

Russian news agencies say six suspected militants have been killed in a security operation in the North Caucasus region of Daghestan.
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Armenia Wants Russia To Freeze Gas Price

Armenia says it is seeking to freeze the price it pays for Russian natural gas, a key source of electricity in the economically struggling South Caucasus nation.
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Three Suspected Militants Reportedly Killed in Daghestan

Russian news agencies say three suspected militants were killed in a security operation in Russia's North Caucasus region of Daghestan on February 25.
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Saakashvili Lobbies In Washington For Arms To Be Sent To Ukraine

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili says he is meeting with U.S. lawmakers and officials in Washington to discuss "increasing legislative pressure" to provide weapons to Ukraine.
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WHO Urges Europe, Central Asia To Step Up Measles Vaccination

The World Health Organization (WHO) says measles vaccinations must immediately be stepped up across Europe and Central Asia.
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Georgia Marks Anniversary Of Red Army Invasion

Georgian flags flew at half-staff as the nation marked the anniversary of the Red Army invasion in 1921, now officially known as as the Day of the Soviet Occupation.
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Activist Detained In Azerbaijan

Another human rights defender has been detained in Azerbaijan.
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Murdered Family Relatives Want Russian Transfered To Armenian Custody

Relatives of a seven-member family killed in a massacre in Gyumri in January are demanding that the Russian soldier charged with the killings be handed over to Armenian authorities.
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