Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Latest Georgia News

Former Georgian Prime Minister Vano Merabishvili (right) attends a preliminary hearing of his case at the court  in Kutaisi, May 22, 2013

New Jail Term For Georgian Ex-PM

Former Georgian Prime Minister Vano Merabishvili has been sentenced to three years in prison in connection with the 2006 killing of Georgian banker Sandro Girgvliani. More

Georgia, Russia Struggle To Normalize Relations

Georgian Prime Minister Irakly Garibashvili says attempts by Tbilisi to normalize politcal relations with Russia have thus far been unsuccessful. More

Tbilisi Concerned Over Abkhazia Pact

Tbilisi has voiced concern over a reported Kremlin proposal to create a joint armed force of Russia and Georgia's breakaway Abkhazia region. More

U.S. 6th Fleet Flagship Berths At Georgian Port

The USS Mount Whitney, flagship for the Europe-headquartered U.S. 6th Fleet, berthed at Georgia’s Black Sea port of Batumi on October 14. More

Georgian 'Jihadist' Dies In Syria

Another man from Georgia's Pankisi Gorge has been killed while fighting in Syria alongside Islamic State militants. More

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Evidence Suggests Chechens Linked To Umar Shishani Fighting For IS In Kobani

Fresh evidence has emerged indicating that a Chechen faction with close ties to Islamic State military emir (commander) Umar Shishani is among the IS militants battling Kurdish militias in Kobani. More

Should Georgia Fear IS Threat To Its Pankisi Gorge?

Is Georgia's Pankisi Gorge supplying a particularly high number of jihadis to Syria, and are militants from Pankisi joining Islamic State or other groups? More
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Features & Commentary

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?
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