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A shuttered television station in Azerbaijan has asked the revered Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev to put in a good word for the channel with his son, the current President Ilham Aliyev, so that it can return to broadcasting. One minor problem...
Just as its largest, government-owned bank defaults on its liabilities, Azerbaijan is shelling out on grand, lavishly mounted sports events and international celebrities, with no end in sight. The Islamic Solidarity Games, a ten-day, multi-sport...
The tiny Pacific microstate of Nauru may lose US financial support after President Donald Trump banned the provision of federal funds to countries supportive of Georgia’s “Russian-occupied territories.”   A spending law, signed by Trump on May...
It’s a case with all the features of a period thriller: priests, poison and a supposed curse. And now, the trial of a senior Georgian Orthodox Church cleric for alleged attempted murder has taken on another characteristic of a whodunit -- a heavy...
The last time a large group of Russian vehicles, revving their engines, rolled into Georgia it was 2008 and a full-fledged invasion. This time, it’s Harley Davidsons, not BMP-2s, but, with hostility toward Russia still running strong, the Georgian...
A search-and-destroy operation is underway in Armenia. The targets are enemy Azerbaijani apples, which had the audacity to cross over into Armenian territory and place themselves covertly on Armenian store shelves. But, rest assured, the Armenian...
The long-lasting battle between Turkey and Armenia over the acceptance or denial of the Armenian genocide has gone to Hollywood, which has wheeled out two historic epics to offer competing perspectives on the World-War-I-era massacre. The Promise...
Easter brings to Tbilisi the blessing of fewer people and less traffic, but also a certain smugness. With rural transplants heading out of town to visit family or family graves, natives of the Georgian capital can’t help expressing a snobbish...
Batman on April 2 set aside the cares of Gotham City and descended on Yerevan to help guard democracy amidst a parliamentary election that could prove a turning point for Armenia. With his cape flying behind him, the Dark Knight sashayed...
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili’s daughter, Ana Margvelashvili, has accused the police of fabricating evidence of illegal-drug possession against her friends and family members in possible retaliation against her father’s refusal to side...