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  • Georgian PM criticizes NGOs for being biasedirakli_gharibashvili_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili on Monday criticized non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for not being objective. He said during a meeting with students that it is important for democracy to have a strong, objective and u...

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  • Slight increase in money transfers to GeorgiaNational_Bank
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia's National Bank noted a one percent increase in money transfers into the country in August 2014, compared to the same period last year. The amount of money transferred from abroad in August was 225.1 million lari (130.1...

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News

  • Schools in Turkey to start teaching Georgian languageschool_class_-_Ministry_of_Education_and_Science
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The Turkish Ministry of Education has adopted a plan to teach Georgian in the schools, according to a Facebook post by the Georgian embassy in Turkey. In its post, the embassy writes that if there are 10 or more students at a g...
  • Sixth Georgian from Pankisi Gorge dies in Syrian war Mideast Syria
    TBILISI, DFWatch--An 18 year old Georgian has died in the Syrian civil war. He is the sixth fighter to die in the war who is a native of Pankisi Gorge. Pankisi Gorge in the northeast of Georgia was used as a jihadist base during both Chechen war...
  • Western Georgia flooded by heavy rainguria_flood_2014-09-24
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A storm of strength five hit western Georgia early in the morning on September 24 and caused damage to infrastructure, floods and landslides in the Adjara and Guria regions. In Guria, a river flooded a school in Shemokmedi, stu...
  • Tbilisi denies that it offered US to host training camp for Syrian rebelsirakli_alasania_-_chuck_hegel_-_sept_2014
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The Georgian government denies that it has offered the US to host a training facility for Syrian rebels fighting both the Assad government and the ISIS, against whom the US and some of its allies wage a military operation. Fore...
  • Decision in Girgvliani trial expected in two weeksvano_merabishvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A verdict in one Georgia’s most controversial murder cases is expected two weeks from now, with a former interior minister as one of the defendants. The defense made its closing remarks in Tbilisi City Court Wednesday in the ...
  • Georgian MP: three out of five pregnant women opt for an abortionmaternity-ward
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The head of the healthcare committee in the Georgian parliament wants tougher punishment for illegal abortions. In 2012, there were about forty thousand registered legal abortions in Georgia. But committee head Dimitri Khundadz...
  • Saakashvili's former head of security also subject to asset freezejanashia11
    TBILISI, DFWatch--After slapping an asset freeze on former President Mikheil Saakashvili, the Georgian Prosecutor’s Office got court approval to do the same with the property of his almost inseparable head of security, Temur Janashia. Sitting ...
  • Court hearing into 2005 death of Georgian PM focuses on autopsyZurab_Zhvania
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The trial into the circumstances surrounding the death of Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania in 2005 continued in Tbilisi on Monday. The investigation into Zhvania's death was reopened after the change of government in 2012....
  • Storm causes landslides and power cuts in western Georgiastorm_batumi_01
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A storm Sunday night left about 7,000 households without electricity in Batumi, a city on the Black Sea coast. According to local media, a further 1,800 families are without electricity in Khelvachauri municipality. There ha...
  • Saakashvili's Georgian bank accounts also seized, lawyer claimsmikheil_saakashvili_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The Prosecutor’s Office in Georgia has seized the bank accounts of former President Mikheil Saakashvili, his attorney wrote in a Facebook update on Sunday. This comes only days after the a ruling in the Appeals Court which co...
  • Georgian president says he may resigngiorgi_margvelashvili2
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has said he may dissolve parliament or step down if this is needed to avert a political crisis. After months of simmering conflict between him and the government, both part of the same c...
  • Groups sound final alarm for threatened landscape in GeorgiaKhaishi_demonstration_2014-01-29
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Opponents of the Khudoni hydropower project met in Mestia on Thursday to sound the final alarm before a massive dam floods parts of the unique Svaneti region, threatening an age-old cultural landscape. The Svaneti region is a r...
  • Court in Georgia orders seizure of ex-President Saakashvili's propertytbilisi_city_court
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The Appeals Court in Georgia Friday upheld a decision to seize the property of former president Mikheil Saakashvili, along with the property of his spouse, sons, parents and grandmother. To most Georgians, it has been unknown u...
  • Georgian president denies that he plans to split from coalitiongiorgi margvelashvili inauguracia
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia’s president has rejected suggestions that he is planning to set up his own political party, despite an apparent widening split between him and the government coalition. Speculations of a possible new opposition party ...

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Minorities

  • Georgian man stabs sister for not wearing hijabmosque_duisi_pankisi
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A man from Pankisi Gorge stabbed his sister in the breast with a knife for refusing to wear a hijab. The brother, 35, inflicted 7 wounds on his 33 year old sister, a former police officer. Georgia's Pankisi Gorge is located ...
  • Discussion: Reasons for instances of religious intoleranceZaur Khalilov_Beka Mindiashvili_ Giorgi Gotsiridze _
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A few days ago, in a town on Georgia’s Black Sea coast, local Orthodox Christians hung a pig’s head on the entrance to a Muslim madrasa school which was to be opened in few days, insulting the religious feelings of Muslims. ...

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