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19 Sep 13
Mountain villagers take over disused army base because their own homes are falling apart.
The minaret is dismantled so it can be inspected for a possible breach of planning rules. (Photo: Samkhretis Karibche newspaper)
6 Sep 13
As Muslims call for rebuilding and Christians say no, officials who cited planning violation struggle to contain damage.
Houses in the village of Dranda built for Abkhaz refugees from Syria: (Photo: Nizfa Arshba)
29 Aug 13
Five hundred diaspora members have arrived so far.
Georgian economy minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili. (Photo: Georgian government website)
23 Aug 13
But critics say schemes to attract foreign investment may not be enough.
Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev. (Photo:
22 Aug 13
Russian prime minister talks of improving relations five years after 2008 war, but makes it clear there will be no compromise on key issues.
A Russian army vehicle in South Ossetia, August 2008. (Photo: Yana Amelina/Wikimedia Commons)
7 Aug 13
Still hanging on as president, Mikheil Saakashvili is threatened with investigation by a hostile government.
15 Jul 13
Refugees from past wars navigate path between adapting to life where they are, and their hopes of returning home one day.
Georgian foreign minister Maia Panjikidze. (Photo: Georgian foreign ministry)
10 Jul 13
Minister insists decision made internally, not connected with American concerns about Tbilisi as haven for Iranian sanctions-busters.
Anna Arganashvili, head of the gender equality department at the Georgian ombudsman’s office. (Photo courtesy of A. Arganashvili)
10 Jul 13
Total illegal, the custom has not been tackled aggressively by authorities who seem to fear treading on people’s toes.