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U.S., European countries call on Russia to withdraw from Georgian territory (09.08.2019)

The United States and five European countries have marked the 11th anniversary of the five-day war between Russia and Georgia and urged Moscow to withdraw its military forces to the positions held before hostilities broke out.

Armenian leader blames Baku for lack of results at Nagorno-Karabakh talks (18.07.2019)

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian has blamed Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev for the lack of "concrete results" in negotiations aimed at resolving the decades-long dispute between their countries over Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Pashinian made the remarks in an...

Protests over police violence in Georgia reach two-week milestone (04.07.2019)

Demonstrators rallied in the center of the Georgian capital for a 14th straight night, demanding the resignation of the country’s interior minister.

Georgians hold seventh night of protests (27.06.2019)

Protests have been continuing in Georgia's capital, with thousands of people rallying for a seventh night in Tbilisi, amid persistent anger about police violence and the government's policies toward Russia.

Georgia ruling party head announces electoral reform after protests (24.06.2019)

Georgia’s ruling party has announced electoral changes in line with demands of protesters who have taken to the streets of the capital Tbilisi in the past days. … Changing the electoral system from a mixed to a proportional system from 2020 was one of the demands of thousands of demonstrators who...

Georgia's Russia protests benefit Mikheil Saakashvili (21.06.2019)

A visit by Russian parliamentarians to Georgia has sparked mass protests, injuring hundreds. Relations between the countries have been tense since before the 2008 war — and now old wounds are being reopened.

Georgia protesters return to streets despite speaker resignation (21.06.2019)

Thousands took to the streets of Georgia's capital once again after anti-Russia protests the night before left hundreds injured. Russia's Vladimir Putin has also suspended flights to Georgia over the situation. For a second night in a row, thousands of people protested outside Georgia's parliament...

No breakthrough evident at Nagorno-Karabakh talks In Moscow (14.04.2019)

The Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers have agreed to press ahead with efforts to end the conflict over Azerbaijan's breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, but no major progress was evident after a meeting in Moscow.

Aliyev rejects Armenian proposal to include Karabakh officials in peace talks (14.03.2019)

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has rejected an Armenian proposal on a change to the talks format on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian reiterated on March 14 that the inclusion of officials from the disputed region in the settlement process...

Race for Karabakh leadership gets off to early start (12.02.2019)

Three prominent figures already have signaled their intention to run for the de facto presidency of Nagorno-Karabakh, the unrecognized Armenia-backed republic. Since the “Velvet Revolution” last year in Armenia, there has been a conspicuous cooling of ties between Yerevan and Stepanakert.