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Security high at Brussels stations after man exploded device
Publish Time: 2017-06-21 12:05:00
The Belgian government official said security will remain high Wednesday at Brussels rail facilities after a man blew up an explosive device at the city's Central Station, Associated Press reports. The man was shot by soldiers after detonating a small device there late Tuesday. He lay still for several hours while a bomb squad checked whether he was carrying more explosives and later died. No one else was hurt.Central Station re-opened at 0800 (0600 GMT) Wednesday. A police command car and several officers were still at the station, an Associated Press photographer said. Burn and blood marks remained on the floor at the scene, as workers continued to clean up and paint the area.Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon told VRT broadcaster that it is important to address security concerns but avoid over-reacting.He warned "against a society where we always and everywhere will be checked. If we do that, it would be fulfilling the aim of the terrorists." "If you protect yourself everywhere against anything, in the end we will end up in a police state," Jambon said.Belgium has been on high alert since suicide bombers killed 32 people at the Brussels airport and a subway station on March 22, 2016. Federal prosecutors, who visited the Central Station overnight, were due to hold a press conference at 0900 GMT.
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So-called Abkhazian militia releases Georgian young man
Publish Time: 2017-06-03 20:01:00
The so-called Abkhazian militia released 21-year-old Georgian citizen Khvicha Tskarozia. The young man was detained on May 6 in Gali region. The family said that the puppet regime demanded 50 thousand Rubles as a ransom. The family managed to collect 30 thousand. State Security Service said that Tskarozia’s issue was discussed during the meeting in Gali. 
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De-facto government suspends prosecution against person accused of killing Giga Otkhozoria
Publish Time: 2017-05-31 16:13:00
Rashid Kandjioghli, who stands accused of killing Georgian citizen Giga Otkhozoria in Khurcha on May 19, 2016, is no longer in the pretrial detention. At today's meeting in Gali, representatives of the Abkhazian de-facto government informed the representatives of the State Security Service of Georgia that the prosecution was suspended.According to the Analytical Department of the State Security Service of Georgia, this issue will be on the agenda not only at the Gali meetings but also at higher level meetings.The issue o frequent detentions at the so-called border and the issue of prisoner Giorgi Lukava were also discussed at today's meeting.  
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Suicide attack at Ariana Grande concert in Britain kills 22 people
Publish Time: 2017-05-23 20:05:00
Twenty-two people, including children, were killed and 59 were wounded in a suicide bomber during a concert given by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester on Monday.Victims told how an improvised explosive device carried by the attacker caused them to be thrown by the blast, which scattered nuts and bolts across the floor of the foyer area, as reported by The Telegraph.Prime Minister Theresa May said the incident was being treated as a terrorist attack, making it the deadliest militant assault in Britain since four British Muslims killed 52 people in suicide bombings on London's transport system in July 2005. Queen Elizabeth expressed her deepest sympathy on Tuesday to all those affected by the suicide bomb attack in Manchester.  She said the whole country was shocked. The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the Manchester suicide bombing. The suicide bomber is liquidated. Law enforcers are looking for other possible compliances of the attack. It is the worst terror attack to hit Britain since the July 7, 2005 suicide bomb attacks in central London in which 52 people were killed and came four years to the day Lee Rigby was murdered by Islamist extremists.
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Islamic State claims it carried out bombing that killed 22 at Ariana Grande concert
Update Time: 2017-05-23 16:14:00
The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the Manchester suicide bombing that killed 22 people - including children - in an explosion that tore through fans leaving an Ariana Grande pop concert in Manchester.As the first arrest was made in connection with the attack, Prime Minister Theresa May disclosed that the authorities believe they know the identity of the man who carried out the atrocity.Mrs May said "many" children were among the dead and 59 injured in the bombing at the Manchester Arena on Monday night as thousands of young people streamed from the venue.
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Four Georgian citizens, detained by Russian so-called border guards, released
Publish Time: 2017-05-15 20:04:00
Four citizens of Georgia, detained by Russian so-called border guards, have been released. The State Security Service confirmed the regarding information.Russian solders detained the locals of villages of Khashuri district for illegal crossing so called border in the forest two days ago.The forest is bordering the occupation line and as locals say, there is no any border marks nor wires.
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Occupied Tskhinvali representative says that installing so-called border facilities to be continued
Publish Time: 2017-05-11 18:20:00
Davit Sanakoev, the representative of the occupied Tskhinvali claims that the “the construction of facilities in separate sections of the state border will continue."After Ergneti meeting Sanakoev named the territory nearby Ioncha village of Kareli region as one of such places. "We have discussed the necessity of delimitation and demarcation at the state border. We informed the participants of the meeting that in the nearest future we will install engineering facilities in separate parts of the state border, " - Sanakoev said.
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Russian President meets with de-facto South Ossetian leader
Publish Time: 2017-05-03 10:06:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin met with de-facto president of Georgia’s one of two occupied regions of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov. Press Service of the Kremlin reports that Putin and Bibilov discussed economic issues. Russian president expressed hope that so-called South Ossetian government would actively cooperate with Russian Federation. 
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Man abducted from occupational line
Publish Time: 2017-04-30 16:10:00
Russian soldiers abducted local form the Khurcha-Nabakevi occupation line. 52-year-old man is accused of illegally crossing so called border. The occupational regime demands 50 thousand Rubles  in return to his release.According to locals, abduction occurred several days ago and  Enver Beria is at Gali isolator for the time being. 
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"Yet another step towards annexation" - Defense Minister speaks about erecting wire fence near occupational line
Publish Time: 2017-04-30 12:05:00
Georgia’s Defense Minister Levan Izoria has made an additional comment regarding the fact of erecting wire fence by Russian soldiers in Khurcha village near the so-called border with the occupied region of Abkhazia. Izoria assesses the fact as a continuation of Russian annexation.According to him, the international community is already informed about the fact.Several days ago, after the actions of the Russian militaries, the agricultural lands belonging to two families residing in Khurcha village appeared on the territory under the control of the occupational forces.  
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Woman shot by police during counter-terrorism operation in London
Publish Time: 2017-04-28 10:32:00
Armed officers have shot a woman during a counter-terrorism operation that saw four suspects, including a teenage boy, arrested in north London.The Metropolitan Police said the operation was part of an “ongoing counter terrorism investigation” but stressed it was not connected to an incident in Whitehall earlier today.The woman, in her twenties, was taken to hospital but has not been arrested due to the seriousness of her condition. She remains under police guard.Four people were detained during the operation on Thursday evening at a property on Harlesden Road, north-west London.A Met Police statement said a 20-year-old man was arrested near the address and a 16-year-old boy and 20-year-old woman were detained inside the property. A 43-year-old woman was later arrested in Kent.All four are being held on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts and are in custody at a south London police station."The address and persons connected with it had been under observation by counter terrorism officers as part of an ongoing intelligence led operation," a statement said. "Searches at the address are ongoing, as well as further searches at linked addresses across London."The incident has been referred to the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards and the Independent Police Complaints Commission.It comes as a man is being held for allegedly attempting a terror attack after being arrested near the Houses of Parliament. The 27-year-old suspect was stopped by armed officers in Parliament Street for a search “as part of an ongoing operation”.The man, described as "very calm" by a witness, carrying a rucksack containing at least three knives when he was detained shortly before 2.30pm on Thursday, police believe.   
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Battalion of Imam Shamil claimed attack in St. Petersburg subway bombing
Publish Time: 2017-04-26 10:35:00
A website that has previously carried Al Qaeda messages on Tuesday issued a claim of responsibility for the recent subway bombing in St. Petersburg, Russia, publishing a statement from a previously unknown cell said to be working on behalf of the terrorist group.Russian investigators identified Akbarzhon A. Dzhalilov as the suicide bomber who carried out the April 3 attack, which killed 15 people and wounded at least 60. Security officials at the time said they were unsure whether Mr. Dzhalilov had acted alone, and they detained several other people in connection with their investigation.The previously unknown group claiming responsibility, the Imam Shamil Battalion, said in its statement that Mr. Dzhalilov had acted on the orders of Ayman al-Zawahri, the leader of Al Qaeda, according to a translation provided by the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks extremist propaganda. The statement also threatened additional attacks, as reported by New York Times. 
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French police have detained family members of Champs Elysees shooter
Update Time: 2017-04-21 19:02:00
French police have detained three family members of the attacker who was shot dead in Paris yesterday after killing a police officer on the Champs Elysees, - Euronews reported,A second suspect in the attack, which also left two other officers and a tourist injured, has handed himself into Belgian police after they alerted Paris of his possible involvement.The French have identified the man as a troubled 39-year old who had previously served time for the attempted murder of three police officers in 2001, and who was on the security service’s watch list.“Over the next few days more than 50,000 police officers and gendarmes will be mobilised to ensure a calm and peaceful election. Nothing must be allowed to interfere with a democratic moment fundamental to the life of our nation,” said Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.Police swept through the family home in Chelles in eastern Paris looking for evidence of links with ISIL, who claimed he was acting on their behalf. Neighbours expressed their shock.“He was a loner. Very solitary. Perhaps he had schizophrenia, I don’t know. But in any case, the guy was very solitary while he treated everyone properly. So to do this it means he lost his mind,” said one young man.Sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2005, state television France 2 reported he had recently been picked up on suspicion of buying firearms, but was released due to lack of evidence.
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De facto regime of Tskinvali region will close the so called border
Update Time: 2017-04-20 16:10:00
The de facto regime of Tskinvali region will close the administrative border in connection with inauguration of the so called elected president, Anatoly Bibilov.Inauguration will be held on April 21. As the so-called security committee is reporting, no civilians will be allowed to cross the so called border from 8 PM, April 20 to 7 AM, 22 April.
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Russian Foreign Minister wraps up visit in occupied Abkhazia
Update Time: 2017-04-19 20:18:00
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is wrapping up his 2-day visit in Georgia’s one of two occupied regions of Abkhazia. Lavrov talked about the support for the “Abkhazian course” during the meeting with de-facto Abkhazian President Raul Khajimba. "We are interested in supporting your course, aimed at ensuring equal rights for everyone in order the citizens to feel peaceful here," Lavrov said.The Russian Foreign Minister also noted the importance of "implementation of the agreements reached between two countries." "We have good plans, supported by two governments," he added. The so-called Abkhazia President said that important changes had been carried out since Sergey Lavrov's last visit.
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Sergey Lavrov to visit occupied Abkhazia on April 18-19
Update Time: 2017-04-17 16:07:00
Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister plans to arrive in occupied Abkhazia on April 18-19.Lavrov will participate in the opening ceremony of a new building of Russian Embassy in Sokhumi. On April 19 Lavrov will hold a meeting with de-facto Abkhazian leader and de-facto Minister of Foreign Affairs. Lavrov visit to occupied Abkhazia has been negatively assessed in Tbilisi. 
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US drops 'largest non-nuclear bomb' in Afghanistan area populated by Isis members
Update Time: 2017-04-14 12:45:00
The US has dropped the "mother of all bombs" - the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the US military - on an area of eastern Afghanistan known to be populated by Isis-affiliated militants.The Pentagon said the strike was the first time the 21,000lb weapon had been used in combat operations.A spokesperson for the US Department of Defence confirmed to The Independent that a MC-130 aircraft dropped a GBU-43 bomb at 7pm local time.The weapon is known in the US Air Force by its nickname MOAB, or "mother of all bombs". MOAB stands for massive ordinance air blast. Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump said the bomb was dropped on a cave complex believed to be used by fighters affiliated to Isis in the Achin district of Nangarhar, close to the border with Pakistan.The mission had been in the planning stages for months, the Pentagon said in a separate statement. However, they "did not have the information" on whether the mission was being planned during the previous Obama administration.US Army General John W Nicholson, commander of the country's forces in Afghanistan, said in a written statement that the strike was designed to minimise the risk to Afghan and US forces conducting clearing operations in the Achin area "while maximising the destruction" of Isis fighters and facilities. He said Isis has been using improvised explosive devices, bunkers and tunnels to strengthen its defences.White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the US had used a “large, powerful and accurately-delivered weapon” to disrupt the movements of militants in the country.  
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According to preliminary results Anatoliy Bibilov is leading with 57.98 % in so called elections
Update Time: 2017-04-10 20:15:00
According to preliminary results of so called presidential elections held in occupied Tskinvali region, Anatoliy Bibilov is leading with 57.98 %, only 30% voted for so called incumbent President Leonid Tibilov. The so called Central Election Commission reports in that regard. The final results will be published in five days. Anatoliy Bibilov has served for so called Peacekeeping unit deployed in Tskinvali region since 1992. He actively participated in fights against the Georgian military units during Russian aggression in 2008. Having rank of Lieutenant General, he served as so-called Minister of emergency situations of occupied Tskhinvali region. During last two years, he headed the de facto Parliament. The result of so called referendum has been already known. According to decision of 78% of voters the occupied Tskhinvali region will be named as “Republic of South Ossetia — State of Alania” as of today. So called presidential elections and referendum were held  in occupied Tskhinvali region yesterday. 
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Ketevan Tsikhelashvili - Tskinvali region became isolated area bounded by wire fences, where the residents do not have any feeling of progress
Publish Time: 2017-04-10 10:26:00
The so-called election and referendum in Georgia's occupied territories have nothing common with justice. The international community is informed as much as possible and does not recognize the current processes, - Ketevan Tsikhelashvili, State Minister for Reconciliation and Civil Equity made the regarding statement while commenting about the deployments in occupied Tskinvali region.“This process has nothing common with expression of the will of the Ossetian people, especially when hundreds of people were expelled from this territory. Tskinvali region became the isolated area bounded by wire fences, where the residents do not have any feeling of progress. Our Ossetian brothers will soon realize, that it is yet another step towards their isolation and occupation” - Ketevan Tsikhelashvili said.So called presidential elections was held  in Occupied Tskhinvali region yesterday. In parallel, the referendum was held about renaming South Ossetia into Republic of Alania. 
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So called presidential elections ongoing in Occupied Tskhinvali region
Publish Time: 2017-04-09 16:21:00
So called presidential elections are ongoing in Occupied Tskhinvali region. All so called presidential candidates have already arrived at the polling stations and fixed their choice. Three people are running for so called presidency - incumbent so called President Leonid Tibilov, so called parliament speaker Anatoly Bibilov and employee of the so called State Security Committee Alan Gagloev. N parallel, The referendum is being held about renaming South Ossetia into Republic of Alania. Across the region 72 polling stations have been opened at 8 AM. 
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