Risking lives for Christmas trees – BBC News

BBC News published this video item, entitled “Risking lives for Christmas trees – BBC News” – below is their description. In the Caucasus Mountains of the Republic of Georgia, villagers make a vital seasonal income harvesting the seeds of Nordmann firs for export to Europe, where they will become Christmas trees. Pickers climb to the … Read more Risking lives for Christmas trees – BBC News

As Pompeo visits Georgia, thousands protest over election results

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “As Pompeo visits Georgia, thousands protest over election results” – below is their description. Thousands of Georgians unhappy over the way a recent parliamentary election was held took to the streets of the capital Tbilisi on Wednesday, as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks with … Read more As Pompeo visits Georgia, thousands protest over election results

Georgia elections: Protesters defy crackdown to call for a new poll

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Georgia elections: Protesters defy crackdown to call for a new poll” – below is their description. Georgia’s opposition supporters continue to protest against the results of last month’s parliamentary election. On Sunday, police used water cannon to disperse hundreds of protesters outside the Central Election Commission where … Read more Georgia elections: Protesters defy crackdown to call for a new poll

Thousands take to streets of Tbilisi to protest election results, Georgia

RT published this video item, entitled “Thousands take to streets of Tbilisi to protest election results, Georgia” – below is their description. Opposition parties and their supporters gathered in front of the parliament in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, calling for a rerun of the parliamentary elections. RT YouTube Channel Got a comment? Leave your thoughts … Read more Thousands take to streets of Tbilisi to protest election results, Georgia

Ruling party leads in Georgia’s parliamentary vote: Exit polls

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Ruling party leads in Georgia’s parliamentary vote: Exit polls” – below is their description. As the votes were counted on Saturday, Georgia’s ruling party claimed victory as early results showed it had won 54 percent. But opposition parties say the race is not over yet, and that … Read more Ruling party leads in Georgia’s parliamentary vote: Exit polls

Azerbaijan-Armenia clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh escalate

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Azerbaijan-Armenia clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh escalate” – below is their description. Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused one another of firing into each other’s territory as the flare-up in fighting entered its third day. Their dispute centres on the region of Nagorno-Karabakh. In one incident, Armenia says Azeri ally … Read more Azerbaijan-Armenia clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh escalate

More troops killed as clashes rage in Nagorno-Karabakh

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “More troops killed as clashes rage in Nagorno-Karabakh” – below is their description. Fierce fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia has killed dozens of soldiers and at least 11 civilians. The conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region escalated sharply on Monday. The two sides pounded each other with rockets … Read more More troops killed as clashes rage in Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenia and Azerbaijan trade blame in Nagorno-Karabakh flare-up

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Armenia and Azerbaijan trade blame in Nagorno-Karabakh flare-up” – below is their description. There have been international calls for calm after at least 16 soldiers and civilians were killed during heavy fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan on Sunday. It is the latest flare-up in a long-running conflict … Read more Armenia and Azerbaijan trade blame in Nagorno-Karabakh flare-up

Fighting erupts between Armenia, Azerbaijan over disputed region

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Fighting erupts between Armenia, Azerbaijan over disputed region” – below is their description. Armenia says neighbouring Azerbaijan has attacked civilian settlements in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region and its residents to seek refuge in shelters as the worst clashes since 2016 raise the spectre of another large-scale war. … Read more Fighting erupts between Armenia, Azerbaijan over disputed region

Georgian churches remain open for Easter despite lockdown

Health officials in Georgia are braced for a spike in infections after churches were allowed to stay open for the Orthodox Easter. Gatherings of more than three people are banned in the country but that does not apply to Easter services. Critics have accused the government of failing to hold the leaders of the Eastern … Read more Georgian churches remain open for Easter despite lockdown

Georgia state of emergency over coronavirus

The small country of Georgia may only have 49 confirmed COVID-19 infections – but the virus has sent its economy into shock. A state of emergency has been introduced, banning gatherings of more than 10 people. While the government has announced an assistance package for businesses and households – many people are already jobless. Al … Read more Georgia state of emergency over coronavirus

Georgia priests bless Tbilisi city in bid to contain COVID-19

The Orthodox Church in Georgia has taken a unique approach to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, by sprinkling holy water. Georgia has detected 34 cases of infection and priests say they have turned to God to save the country. They have been driving around the capital to bless residents and commuters. Al Jazeera’s Robin Forestier-Walker reports … Read more Georgia priests bless Tbilisi city in bid to contain COVID-19

Inside the Georgian lab accused of testing biological weapons

Fact-checking organisations are warning that not enough is being done to combat disinformation in Georgia. They say there are anti-Western websites mirroring Russian claims that Georgia hosts a secret biological weapons laboratory run by the United States. Al Jazeera was given special access to the laboratory at the centre of the allegations. Al Jazeera’s Robin … Read more Inside the Georgian lab accused of testing biological weapons

US vice president condemns Russia’s occupation of Georgian land

US vice president condemns Russia’s occupation of Georgian land US Vice President Mike Pence has been in Georgia where he has condemned Russian occupation of one-fifth of the country and promised new sanctions against the Kremlin. Pence visited US troops in the former Soviet republic as part of his regional tour aimed at reassuring NATO … Read more US vice president condemns Russia’s occupation of Georgian land