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Armenia: Get the jab or pay up

Unvaccinated public and private sector employees will be mandated to take a PCR test every week, which they will have to pay for out-of-pocket.

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Georgia’s evergreen COVID-passport vexes vaccination advocates

Critics fear the latest version of Georgia’s COVID passport, meant for domestic use, does little to push those hesitant to get vaccinated.

Georgia’s evergreen COVID-passport vexes vaccination advocates

Critics fear the latest version of Georgia’s COVID passport, meant for domestic use, does little to push those hesitant to get vaccinated.

Dozens arrested in Baku during protest demanding release of Saleh Rustamli

Opposition activist Tofig Yagublu said he had been beaten and tortured by police after his arrest.

Dozens arrested in Baku during protest demanding release of Saleh Rustamli

Opposition activist Tofig Yagublu said he had been beaten and tortured by police after his arrest.

Daghestan court reaffirms 2-year probation sentence for man who killed ex-wife

Tagir Velagaev had previously worked for Daghestan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Daghestan court reaffirms 2-year probation sentence for man who killed ex-wife

Tagir Velagaev had previously worked for Daghestan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Saakashvili insists ‘Georgia did not have a criminal for a president’ in court appearance

For the first time in Georgia’s history, a former head of state has appeared in court to face trial over power abuse charges

Saakashvili insists ‘Georgia did not have a criminal for a president’ in court appearance

For the first time in Georgia’s history, a former head of state has appeared in court to face trial over power abuse charges

Kaladze announces all-man cabinet for Tbilisi

The mayor’s spokesperson defended the lack of women, stating that the men nominated had 'fulfilled their duty honestly over the last four years’.

Kaladze announces all-man cabinet for Tbilisi

The mayor’s spokesperson defended the lack of women, stating that the men nominated had 'fulfilled their duty honestly over the last four years’.

Prominent Azerbaijani opposition figure to escalate hunger strike amid grave health concerns

Doctors have reportedly said that Saleh Rustamli may suffer ‘irreversible’ organ damage.

Georgian Communications Commission levies fines on TV channels for 'political' content

Opposition-leaning channel Mtavari was fined $35,000, while government-leaning Imedi was fined $800.

Features & Analysis

Torture and survival in Chechnya

A harrowing story of one human rights activist’s abduction, torture, and exile.

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Datablog | Is it ok to cancel debts ahead of elections?

In the run up to several recent elections, the government, or those close to it, have announced amnesties on people’s debts or fines. 

Datablog | Is it ok to cancel debts ahead of elections?

By Makhare Atchaidze

In the run up to several recent elections, the government, or those close to it, have announced amnesties on people’s debts or fines. 

A history of displacement: Meskhetians in Azerbaijan and Ukraine cling to their identity

Seventy-seven years have passed since Stalin deported the Meskhetians from Western Georgia to Central Asia.

A history of displacement: Meskhetians in Azerbaijan and Ukraine cling to their identity

By Ismayil Fataliyev

Seventy-seven years have passed since Stalin deported the Meskhetians from Western Georgia to Central Asia.

The EU and Armenia, partners in reform? 

After Nikol Pashinyan’s landslide election victory, the EU has shown renewed confidence in the Armenian government with billions of euros in hand. 

The EU and Armenia, partners in reform? 

By Ani Avetisyan

After Nikol Pashinyan’s landslide election victory, the EU has shown renewed confidence in the Armenian government with billions of euros in hand. 

‘Everything that breathes must be born’: Abkhazia’s total ban on abortion 

The ban is back in the news after a woman spoke about a relative being forced to carry her pregnancy to term despite medical complications. 

‘Everything that breathes must be born’: Abkhazia’s total ban on abortion 

By Marianna Kotova

The ban is back in the news after a woman spoke about a relative being forced to carry her pregnancy to term despite medical complications. 

Street art in Georgia: Vandalism or self-expression? 

Not so long ago, Tbilisi residents used to complain that street art was a blemish on the face of the city, now it’s one of the city’s most famous attractions.

Street art in Georgia: Vandalism or self-expression? 

By Tata Shoshiashvili

Not so long ago, Tbilisi residents used to complain that street art was a blemish on the face of the city, now it’s one of the city’s most famous attractions.

Opinion

Opinion | The far-reaching reasons for the Batumi tragedy

The collapse of a residential building in Batumi that took the lives of nine people, including three children, shook Georgia.

Opinion | The ignored, the unwanted, and the unforgiven

Victory Day was a showcase for the new dominant state narrative in Azerbaijan, but recent border violence has revealed its limits. 

Opinion | Back to the ‘no war, no peace’ limbo

The Second Nagorno-Karabakh transformed Armenians from victors into the vanquished and so revealed 30 years of illusion and hypocrisy.

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