Georgia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19808/all en Arab Spring, Act II http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/110519/arab-spring-democracy-georgia <p> WASHINGTON &mdash; Georgia&rsquo;s case underscores that revolutionary moments matter &mdash; above all &mdash; because they seize the imaginations of the broad public.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/110519/arab-spring-democracy-georgia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Egypt Georgia Opinion Russia Thu, 19 May 2011 22:52:02 +0000 Temuri Yakobashvili 5646049 at http://www.globalpost.com Tbilisi demonstrators felt left behind by the "new Georgia" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110526/georgia-demonstration-police-violence <p> TBILISI &mdash; The majority of those who had taken to the streets were not young radicals, but middle-aged workers and retirees, huddled together gasping for air through the tear gas and rain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110526/georgia-demonstration-police-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Georgia World Leaders Conflict Zones Europe Politics Global Economy Fri, 27 May 2011 02:00:00 +0000 Nicholas Clayton 5647605 at http://www.globalpost.com From Swaziland to Papua to Georgia, here are the world's forgotten revolutions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/conflict-zones/110607/swaziland-albania-burma-myanmar-chinese-protests-mongolia-revolutions <p> LONDON &mdash; From Swaziland to Papua to Georgia, here&#39;s what the media have been neglecting &mdash; and why.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/conflict-zones/110607/swaziland-albania-burma-myanmar-chinese-protests-mongolia-revolutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Albania Arab Spring Burma China Egypt Georgia Libya Mongolia Myanmar Swaziland Syria Uighurs World Leaders Yemen Conflict Zones Europe China Culture & Lifestyle Middle East Wed, 08 Jun 2011 10:29:00 +0000 Barry Neild 5649774 at http://www.globalpost.com Is the West losing Georgia? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110701/georgia-mikheil-saakashvili-opposition-democracy <p> TBILISI &mdash; Attempting to understand Georgian politics is a bit like imagining a therapy session between Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110701/georgia-mikheil-saakashvili-opposition-democracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Georgia World Leaders Europe Politics Russia Mon, 04 Jul 2011 12:02:53 +0000 Miriam Elder 5666496 at http://www.globalpost.com Death row inmate in last minute plea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110920/reprieve-death-row-georgia <!--paging_filter--><p> In a last minute appeal for clemency, death-row inmate <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/19/troy-davis-execution-georgia-fate">Troy Davis </a>is asking the Georgia parole board to spare his life.</p> <p> He is scheduled to be killed by lethal injection in Jackson, Georgia, Wednesday, after being convicted of the murder of an off-duty policeman in 1989.</p> <p> Davis, 42 has had three brief reprieves from execution after doubts appeared over his conviction.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110920/reprieve-death-row-georgia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> crime Georgia Americas United States Tue, 20 Sep 2011 05:01:31 +0000 News Desk 5675766 at http://www.globalpost.com Five killed after flooding hits Georgian capital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120513/five-killed-after-flooding-hits-georgian-capital <p> A mother, her two young children, an elderly woman and an elderly man died after the Kura River flooded Saturday night, trapping them in their homes and causing the buildings to collapse.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120513/five-killed-after-flooding-hits-georgian-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Georgia Europe Sun, 13 May 2012 19:52:46 +0000 Luke Browne 5704120 at http://www.globalpost.com Georgia gay pride march attacked by Christian activists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120517/georgia-gay-pride-march-attacked-christian-activists A few dozen marchers took part Thursday in the deeply religious, ex-Soviet nation’s first such demonstration, waving rainbow flags to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120517/georgia-gay-pride-march-attacked-christian-activists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Georgia Europe Thu, 17 May 2012 19:05:58 +0000 Luke Browne 5704621 at http://www.globalpost.com Georgians question government claims about Russian militants http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120905/Georgia-Russia-militants-Pankisi <p>PANKISI GORGE, Georgia &mdash; Tbilisi has blamed a deadly shootout last week on Islamist militants it said took hostages after crossing the Caucasus Mountains from Russia.&nbsp;However, locals in this remote valley near the site of the gun battle close to the border indicate that most and possibly all of the 11 men reported killed by special forces troops may have been Georgian residents.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120905/Georgia-Russia-militants-Pankisi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Georgia Europe Russia Wed, 05 Sep 2012 21:30:00 +0000 Nicholas Clayton 5718265 at http://www.globalpost.com Georgian President suspends the country's prison staff over abuse scandal; arrests, resignations follow http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120919/georgian-president-suspends-prison-staff-abuse-scandal Georgia's entire prison staff has been suspended in a sweeping move by President Mikhail Saakashvili, after video footage showing guards allegedly abusing inmates sparked massive protests across the country. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120919/georgian-president-suspends-prison-staff-abuse-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Georgia Europe Politics Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:29:00 +0000 Talia Ralph 5719774 at http://www.globalpost.com Georgia prepares for key elections http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/elections/120928/Georgia-elections-Saakashvili-Ivanishvili-Russia <p>TBILISI &mdash; Two weeks after videos of prison guards beating and sodomizing prison inmates shocked people here, voters will take part in parliamentary elections on Monday that are being closely watched as a referendum on the pro-Western president who has led this small South Caucasus Mountains country for nearly a decade.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/elections/120928/Georgia-elections-Saakashvili-Ivanishvili-Russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Georgia World Leaders Elections Europe Politics Sat, 29 Sep 2012 16:09:37 +0000 Nicholas Clayton 5720999 at http://www.globalpost.com Georgia election: President Mikheil Saakashvili concedes defeat in historic vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/121002/georgia-election-president-mikheil-saakashvili-concedes-defeat It marks the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union that Georgia has changed governments in a democratic vote, not a revolution.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/121002/georgia-election-president-mikheil-saakashvili-concedes-defeat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Georgia World Leaders Elections Europe Tue, 02 Oct 2012 14:10:54 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5721358 at http://www.globalpost.com Early foreign policy signs from Georgia seem positive http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/early-foreign-policy-signs-georgia-seem-positive With a successful round of elections and a promising new leader, Georgia is in a prime position to boost its image domestically and abroad. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/early-foreign-policy-signs-georgia-seem-positive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Georgia Georgian elections World Leaders Diplomacy Politics Commentary GlobalPost Blogs Sun, 09 Dec 2012 13:49:05 +0000 Michael Cecire and Laura Linderman 5728260 at http://www.globalpost.com Georgian soldiers killed in Afghanistan attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/130513/georgian-soldiers-killed-afghanistan-attack Defense Minister Irakli Alasania said the soldiers were killed when a suicide bomber drove a truck carrying explosives into their base in Helmand province.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/130513/georgian-soldiers-killed-afghanistan-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Georgia Conflict Zones Want to Know Mon, 13 May 2013 22:23:32 +0000 Jill Langlois 5837164 at http://www.globalpost.com Rising church asserts itself in Georgia after Orthodox Christian protesters attack gay-rights activists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130523/georgia-tbilisi-orthodox-church-gay-rights <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">TBILISI &mdash;</span><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">Many believe the government is seeking to divert attention from a confrontation with an increasingly powerful church by arresting the head of the main opposition party, a close ally of outgoing President Mikheil Saakashvili.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">That&rsquo;s helping raise concerns about the country&rsquo;s direction months before a presidential election this fall.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130523/georgia-tbilisi-orthodox-church-gay-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Georgia World Leaders Elections Want to Know Europe Fri, 24 May 2013 10:01:00 +0000 Nicholas Clayton 5844957 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghanistan attacks rattle a staunch coalition member http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130613/georgia-afghanistan-nato-helmand-attack <p>TBILISI &mdash; When a truck bomb in Afghanistan&rsquo;s restive Helmand province killed seven soldiers serving with ISAF last week, it was the deadliest attack on coalition troops in almost a year. It&#39;s also unnerved many Georgians and prompted debate about the country&rsquo;s priorities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130613/georgia-afghanistan-nato-helmand-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan War Georgia Want to Know Europe Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:17:01 +0000 Nicholas Clayton 5857159 at http://www.globalpost.com