Ukraine has temporarily banned a number of foreign citizens from entering its territory over “national security” concerns. The move comes amid ongoing mass rallies, with thousands of pro-EU demonstrators demanding the government’s resignation.
Georgian Dream party's Georgy Margvelashvili from ruling coalition won the presidential election in Georgia with 62.11 percent of the vote, the central election commission announced on Monday with 100 percent of the vote counted.
After a decade of controversial rule, Mikhail Saakashvili is set to step down after Georgians elect their new president Sunday. Once a popular and powerful head of state, he steps down from a post that has been largely reduced to ceremonial functions.
A 1.8 million-year-old skull found in Georgia could turn current understanding of evolution on its head. A new study claims that early man did not come from Africa as seven species, but was actually a single ‘homo erectus’ with variations in looks.
Calls are rising again in Georgia to boycott the Winter Olympic Games in Russia’s Sochi. The issue, which seemed to have been buried with President Mikhail Saakashvili’s decline from power, resurfaced ahead of next week’s presidential election.
The anti-Russian and anti-Orthodox character of the Georgian president’s speech at the UN General Assembly forced the Russian delegation leave the room, Russia's Permanent Mission to the United Nations said in a statement.
Scuffles have broken out in the center of the Georgian capital at a rally aimed at restoring Tbilisi’s diplomatic ties with Russia, after activists from a Western-positioned NGO tried to sabotage the action.
Beatings, torture and rape in Georgian prisons, as well as a four-fold increase in the number of inmates, were the dark side of President Saakashvili’s “success story” of a crackdown on crime, the country’s Corrections Minister Sozar Subari told RT.
In August 2008, the President of Georgia, in breach of the UN Charter and in violation of other international obligations and commitments, started a conflict which resulted in the loss of civilian lives and destruction.
Five years after the Georgian army attacked South Ossetia in the war of August 2008, Georgians living on the wrong side of the border can’t return to the houses they used to live in, and don’t have jobs.