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Man abducted from occupational line
Update Time: 2017-03-27 12:12:00
Kakhaber Kisishvili, has been abducted from the occupational line by Russian soldiers. He is the local of Plavi village of Gori district.According to locals he was abducted from Otrevi village. He reported that Kisishvili has health problems.
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Greek police confiscate 8 packages with explosives
Publish Time: 2017-03-22 09:49:00
Authorities found eight packages with explosives Monday that were intended for European recipients, a police spokeswoman confirmed.The packages were identical to two sent last week to German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble and to IMF offices in Paris.A local terrorist organization, Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei, claimed responsibility for the packages last week.The eight found Monday were confiscated by authorities who located them at the Greek Post Office's distribution center in Kryoneri, Athens, police said.Police have not yet announced who the recipients were but only that the packages were to be sent to European countries.
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Meeting of Group on Incidents Prevention and Response Mechanisms to be held
Update Time: 2017-03-21 12:15:00
The meeting of Group on Incidents Prevention and Response Mechanisms will be held in Gali today. Lali Basaria, wife of Giorgi Lukava kept at Drand Prison arrived at Enguri Bridge. Basaria met with Kakhaber Kemoklidze, Deputy Head of Analytical Department of State Security Service who heads the Georgian delegation. Basaria said that her husband dad been pardoned for 55 days but he had not been handed over to the Georgian side. Kemoklidze said the Georgian side had no information about Lukava’s pardoning. Lukava, 52, has been imprisoned for already 6 years. He is charged for being chef of separatist gang in Abkhazian war. De-facto Abkhazian court sentenced Giorgi Lukava to 20 years in prison. 
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13 out of 35 candidates were elected in so called parliamentary elections in occupied Abkhazia
Update Time: 2017-03-13 20:28:00
According to preliminary information, only 13 out of 35 candidates were elected as so called Majoritarian MPs in so called parliamentary elections of the occupied Abkhazia.  The second round of so called elections will be held in 22 single-mandate constituencies on March 26.According to reports, among those 13 candidates, who have won the race is de facto ex-president Alexander Ankvab. On 12 March 2017, the so-called parliamentary elections were held in occupied Abkhazia region of Georgia. Official Tbilisi denounces the so called elections as illegitimate. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia has released a statement. The Ministry appeals to the international community to give a due assessment to the illegal so-called parliamentary elections and calls upon the Russian Federation to respect the fundamental norms and principles of international law.
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Second round of so called elections to be held in 22 constituencies of occupied Abkhazia
Publish Time: 2017-03-13 12:20:00
The second round of so called parliamentary  elections will be held in 22 single-mandate constituencies of occupied region of Abkhazia in two weeks. In 12 out of 35 constituencies the so called Majoritarian MPs were elected. In remaining one constituency, due to low turnout , the repeated election will be held in two months. The de facto Central Election Commission reports in that regard.Illegitimate elections were monitored by so called international observers, mainly from Russia, Belarus, occupied South Ossetia, the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk regions, as well as Transnistria and Nagorno-Karabak. They fixed certain violations, however according to them it will not affect the results.The so-called Parliamentary elections was  held in Georgia’s one of two occupied regions of Abkhazia on March 12. 
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So-called Parliamentary elections is being held in occupied Abkhazia
Update Time: 2017-03-12 16:35:00
The so-called Parliamentary elections is being held in Georgia’s one of two occupied regions of Abkhazia.Throughout the region, the 35 single-mandate constituencies are electing representatives for forming the de facto parliament. Polling stations are opened in the Gali district as well, where only a few hundred people can vote out of 50 thousand of population.The so-called preliminary results of the elections will be announced in 21:00.
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Queues at crossing points along the occupation line in Abkhazia
Update Time: 2017-03-06 16:34:00
Citizens are queuing unable to cross the administrative border at the so called check-point located in the Tchuburkhinji village of Gali district of occupied Abkhazia.Russian occupation regime closed the so called crossing points - Khurcha-Nabakevi and Orsantia-Otobaia along the occupation line yesterday. In addition, it is reported that de facto government plans to close Saberio-Pakhulani crossing point as well.On March 5 Georgia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement regarding the developments: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia condemns the closure of the so-called crossing points by the Russian occupation regime in the villages of Nabakevi and Otobaia, the Abkhazia region. Noteworthy that during the year of 2016 the representatives of the occupation regime closed the so-called crossing points in the villages of Tagiloni and Lekukhona. On 5 March 2017, they abolished two more so-called crossing points along the occupation line.This decision grossly violates fundamental rights to freedom of movement, privacy and family life, access to education and health care for the local population and serves for isolation of the occupied Abkhazia region from the rest of the world. The decrease of number of the so-called crossing points along the occupation line will aggravate already difficult humanitarian situation in Abkhazia region, especially the life of vulnerable groups, such as: elderlies, people in need of medical care or medical evacuation and schoolchildren, which will provoke further destabilization of the situation on the ground.Despite clear-cut appeals by the international community, including the UN, the EU, NATO, the USA, 
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So called Checkpoints in Gali district closed - Official Tbilisi expects the response of the international community
Publish Time: 2017-03-05 16:00:00
By the decision of Abkhazia's de facto government, so called Kurcha-Nabakevi and Orsantia-Otobaia  passed has been closed since morning.Locals are afraid that another point - Saberio-Pakhulani may be soon as well.It is unclear whether the school students will be able to continue study at schools located in Zugdidi and Tsalenjikha districts of Samegrelo region.The Georgian side also raised the issue at the Gali negotiations two weeks ago. Georgian Foreign Ministry calls on Russia to suspend provocative actions.Official Tbilisi expects the response of the international community.
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So called Kurcha-Nabakevi and Orsantia-Otobaia passes closed
Publish Time: 2017-03-05 10:04:00
By the decision of Abkhazia's de facto government, so called Kurcha-Nabakevi pass has been closed since morning.Moambe news program correspondent reports in that regard from the scene, who says that Orsantia-Otobaia Pass has been closed as well. As the locals say, the people, who went through the so called border several days ago and are registered in the occupied territory, may be let to cross it. However, Moambe correspondent says that no one has arrived at the site yet.
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De-facto Abkhazian authorities decide to close so-called checkpoints
Update Time: 2017-03-04 12:14:00
De-facto authorities of Georgia’s one of two occupied regions of Abkhazia decided to close the so-called checkpoints of Nabakevi-Khurcha and Otobaia-Orsantia starting March 5. Concrete constructions and fences are ready for being installed to limit the movement. Border control and security measures are named as the motive for closure. Two checkpoints remain opened - Pakhuulan-Saberio to Tsou and Engluri Bridge. The first one is located in the highly-elevated zone. Locals of lower zone of Gali region will have to walk 40 kilometers to get to the Enguri Bridge. 
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German police launch series of anti-terror raids linked to mosque
Publish Time: 2017-02-28 16:58:00
German police have launched a series of anti-terror raids across Berlin linked to a mosque visited by the Christmas market truck attacker Anis Amri.The latest crackdown follows a decision to ban an association called ‘‘Fussilet 33’‘ which ran the mosque. Police said more than 450 officers searched 24 locations across the capital early on Tuesday.German authorities believe the mosque, which was shut last week, was frequented by Amri and other Islamist extremists. They also suspect it was used to funnel combatants and equipment to conflict zones.The 24-year-old Tunisian national killed 12 people in December when he ploughed a stolen truck into a Christmas market in the German capital. Amri was shot three days later in Italy.Since the attack, Angela Merkel’s government has moved to toughen up security. Measures proposed include accelerating the deportation of rejected asylum seekers and monitoring suspected extremists, Euronews reports.
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Meeting of Group on Incidents Prevention and Response Mechanisms to be held
Update Time: 2017-02-22 12:18:00
A meeting of Group on Incidents Prevention and Response Mechanisms will be held today in Gali. The Georgian side will raise the issue of release of Georgian local Giorgi Lukava being in illegal imprisonment by the occupational regime. Illegal detentions and closure of so-called border checkpoints will be considered. Lukava’s wife Lali Basaria is present at Enguri Bridge. If Lukava is not released, Basaria plans to launch protest rallies. 
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Pakistan Sufi shrine blast: 35 terrorists killed in security crackdown
Update Time: 2017-02-17 17:29:00
At least 35 terrorists were killed as the law enforcement agencies launched a security crackdown across Pakistan on Friday.The crackdown comes after a bomb ripped through the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, a revered 13th century Muslim saint, in Sehwan city of Sindh province which left 75 persons dead and hundreds injured, The News International reported.According to a statement by Sindh Rangers, 18 terrorists were killed in operations in Karachi overnight, while six were killed in Orakzai agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.At least four militants were killed in Bannu and two died in a police encounter in Dera Ismail Khan city in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.Three terrorists were shot dead during a search operation in Peshawar city and two were killed in Sargodha city of Punjab province.The Islamic State (IS) militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack at the crowded shrine on Thursday, which followed a series of extremist assaults this week. "Scores of suspects were arrested from different cities after the federal and provincial law enforcement authorities started a crackdown across the country," a government official said. According to the official, the crackdown will continue for the coming days.The Sindh government announced three days mourning period as Pakistanis vented their grief and fury on social media, bemoaning the lack of medical facilities to help the wounded. Many of the injured were flown to Karachi and other major towns in Sindh for medical facilities.Pakistan has been experiencing a fresh resurgence in terror attacks with the bombing at Qalandar's shrine the tenth assault over the past five days in the country. 
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48-years-old man detained near the occupation line
Publish Time: 2017-02-05 16:03:00
48-years-old man was detained near Tskinvali occupation line for illegally crossing the so called border.Jimsher Tielidze is from Zerti village of Gori district. He was detained with the same charges last winter, and then was released after paying the fine. The relatives suggest that the amount of fine may be doubled because of repeated detention. The family is socially vulnerable. The wife of the detainee claims that the family is not able to cover the fine.
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State Security Service: all state agencies are provided with all details of Giorgi Giunashvili case
Publish Time: 2017-02-05 16:00:00
State Security Service released a statement regarding the decision of so called Tskhinvali Court on sentencing 20 years of imprisonment to Giorgi Giunashvili.According to the statement, on February 3, 2017, the so-called Tskhinvali Court sentenced Giorgi Giunashvili to 20-year illegal imprisonment and the so-called court’s decision, as well as charges against Giunashvili are fabricated and have no any legitimate basis.The Security Service will continue to discuss the issue at the meetings of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) and the Geneva international discussions.De facto regime claims Giorgi Giunashvili is suspected of subversive-terrorist activities.
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Giorgi Giunashvili sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment by de-facto Tskhinvali court
Publish Time: 2017-02-05 12:05:00
Giorgi Giunashvili arrested in Tskhinvali was sentenced to 20 years in prison by de-facto court.Giorgi Giunashvili, arrested in June 2016, was sentenced to 20-year imprisonment on the basis of several charges filed against him. Puppet regime claims he is suspected of subversive-terrorist activitiesFamily members  ask the government of Georgia, the United States Ambassador to Georgia, the EU Monitoring Mission and other international organizations to take appropriate measures and to immediately release the illegally detained person. The Georgian side raised the issue of releasing Giunashvili at meeting of Group on Incidents Prevention and Response Mechanisms in Ergneti village for several times. 
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Whereabouts of Giorgi Lukava still not known
Update Time: 2017-01-29 16:08:00
Whereabouts of Giorgi Lukava is  still unknown. The family of Giorgi Lukava, who is imposed imprisonment across the territory of occupied Abkhazia region,  is trying to determine the man’s whereabouts. He disappeared from Drandi prison three days ago.Family members claim that Lukava, who is participant of Abkhazia war, contacted them and told that his transfer from Drandi prison to another penitentiary facility was planned. Lukava’s family is asking from the government for help. The State Security Service is informed and reportedly, the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) is also notified. The de-facto Abkhazian authorities do not confirm Lukava’s transfer to another location. The man was arrested in Abkhazia 5 years ago and was sentenced to life-imprisonment.  
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Russian Defense Ministry denies Georgia's claims of firing range construction in Abkhazia
Update Time: 2017-01-11 12:18:00
The Russian Defense Ministry denied Georgia's claims about alleged construction of a Russian firing range in Abkhazia, Sputnik news agency reports. "We were surprised by remarks that the Advisor to the President of Georgia – Foreign Relations Secretary Tengiz Pkhaladze said about the alleged construction of a Russian firing range in the village of Tsebelda in Abkhazia," the press service of the Southern military district said in a statement."No construction or any other work in the interest of Russia's 7th military base has been carried out or planned in the village of Tsebelda," the statement said. 
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US adds Bin Laden's son to terror blacklist
Publish Time: 2017-01-06 09:17:00
The United States has added the son of the late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to the US counterterrorism blacklist, in a move that would keep him from accessing the US financial system. The State and Treasury departments said on Thursday that they had designated Hamza bin Laden a "global terrorist" who they said had "called for acts of terrorism in Western capitals". Hamza, who is in his mid-20s, has become active as a member of al-Qaeda since his father's death at the hands of US Special Forces on May 2, 2011.Egyptian deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri has since taken up the reins of the organisation, but Hamza has also issued audio messages to supporters. He was officially named an al-Qaeda member in 2015, the US state department said. In August 2015, al-Qaeda released an audio message that it claimed had come from Hamza, in which he urged attacks on the US and its allies. Osama bin Laden, who founded al-Qaeda and was the alleged mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks in the US, was killed by American special forces who raided his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.Hamza was thought to be under house arrest in Iran at the time, and documents recovered from the compound indicated that aides had been trying to reunite him with his father. According to letters found in the US raid on Osama's hideout in Pakistan, Hamza wrote to his Saudi-born father asking to be trained to follow him.Bruce Riedel, an analyst with the Brookings Institution think-tank in Washington, has called Hamza the "new face for al-Qaeda" and "an articulate and dangerous enemy", Reuters news agency said.The US also added Ibrahim al-Banna, a senior member of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) to the counterterrorism blacklist on Thursday. Al-Banna, who was born in Egypt, has described al-Qaeda's 2001 attacks on New York and Washington as "virtuous", and threatened to target Americans in the United States and abroad, the state department said.Before joining AQAP, he was a leader of Egyptian Islamic Jihad in Yemen, it said, adding that al-Banna threatened to target Americans abroad and urged Saudi tribes to unite with AQAP in Yemen to fight against Saudi Arabia. Any property
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US Senators visited occupation line
Publish Time: 2017-01-02 01:56:00
The U.S. Senators' delegation visited the village of Khurvaleti, Gori district. Village is located alongside the occupation line. Representatives of the Information and Analytical Department of the State Security Service briefed the delegation members of all the challenges and dangers coming from the Tskhinvali region.In addition, the representatives of the State Security Agency spoke about the problems faced by the local population on a daily basis due to barbed wire fences and other artificial barriers.US Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Amy Klobuchar are visiting Georgia.
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