Politics

Georgian Dream ramping up for the parliamentary election

by | August 4, 2015

TBILISI, DFWatch--As Bidzina Ivanishvili’s party is ramping up for the 2016 parliamentary election, it is still unknown whether Georgian Dream will run as a coalition, as in previous elections. The political council of Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia

News

Over a dozen firetrucks scrambled to combat blaze at Tbilisi market

by | August 4, 2015

TBILISI, DFWatch--A huge plume of smoke seen over Tbilisi Tuesday afternoon turned out to be a fire in a warehouse selling paint at a bazaar in the city center. Rescue workers evacuated people from the warehouse at Eliava bazaar on the left bank of the Mtkvari river and

News

Explosion hits South Caucasus gas pipeline

by | August 4, 2015

TBILISI, DFWatch--An explosion in eastern Turkey on Monday damaged part of the Baku–Tbilisi–Erzurum pipeline, which carries gas from the Shah Deniz field in Azerbaijan and runs through Georgia. The cause of the explosion, which happened in Kars province,

Minorities

Georgia’s Yazidis honour the victims of the Sinjar Massacre

by | August 4, 2015

  Georgia’s Yazidi community marked the first anniversary of the Sinjar massacre and prayed for peace in the Yazidi temple in Tbilisi. Georgia’s Yazidi community gathered on 3 August in the Yazidi temple in the Varketili

Economy

Drop in Georgian wine export explained by problems in Russia and Ukraine

by | August 4, 2015

TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia’s wine export in the first seven months fell by 46 percent, compared to last year, according to the National Wine Agency. The agency explains the drop as a result of ‘unstable political economic situation’ in two of the most important

News

Three dead after pickup truck plunged off mountain road

by | August 4, 2015

TBILISI, DFWatch--A car accident claimed the lives of one man and two children in the mountainous Adjara region in the southwestern part of Georgia on Tuesday. A pickup truck was driving along a mountain road in Keda as it veered off the road and plunged down.

News

Search continues for three still missing after Tbilisi flood

by | August 4, 2015

TBILISI, DFWatch--The search is still ongoing for three persons who went missing in a massive flood in Tbilisi in the night of June 13-14. 19 persons have been confirmed dead. Employees of the Interior Ministry’s emergency service have been looking

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