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With Opening of Turkish Border, Georgia’s Armenians Grow Uneasy

Tbilisi (EAN) – A few weeks ago, residents of the village of Dadash, on Georgia’s border with Turkey, blocked the main highway connecting the two countries. Their aim, they said, was to call attention to rampant lawlessness in the area since the opening of the border post with Turkey in 2015. In particular, they assert that their livestock […]

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Saakashvili Recaptured, For Now

Kiev (EAN) – Arrested, broke free, arrested again — the spectacle around ex-Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili in Ukraine seems straight out of a Wes Anderson movie. Following a surreal game of cat and mouse with Ukrainian police, it was ultimately the common cold that got him. After a few near-captures on charges of allegedly assisting a criminal organization, the elusive […]

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Georgia: Trump Administration Boosting Military Aid

Tblisi (EAN) – The United States is stepping up its military aid to Georgia as Washington searches for new ways to encourage Georgians to continue on their pro-Western path in spite of ever-receding hopes of joining NATO. Starting next spring, US Army officers will train Georgian soldiers on defensive tactics. The new initiative, to be called the Georgia […]

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Israeli Arms Firm Investigated Over Live Drone Test on Armenian Soldiers

Baku (MEE) – The Israeli defense ministry and police are investigating an Israeli weapons manufacturer after allegations they live-tested a drone on an Armenian army position while trying to sell the vehicle to Azerbaijan. The investigation has been going on for several weeks, Haaretz reported on Tuesday, and a gag order into the specifics of the investigation remains in place. […]

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