Criminal in Caucasus

Saakashvili's health deteriorated - doctor

The health condition of Georgian ex-President Mikhail Saakashvili, who has been on a hunger strike in prison since October 1, has deteriorated and he needs to be taken to hospital, his personal doctor Nikoloz Kipshidze said on Sunday. …

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Robber of Bank of Georgia branch in Kvareli detained

The armed robber who attacked the Bank of Georgia branch in Kvareli, eastern Georgian region of Kakheti earlier today has been detained, the Georgian Interior Ministry reports. The individual, identified only as …

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Armed man attacks Bank of Georgia branch in Kvareli

An armed man is currently holding 10-15 individuals hostage in a hold up of a Bank of Georgia branch in the Kvareli district of eastern Georgia, witnesses on the ground say. He is allegedly holding a hand-grenade and is demanding half a …

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Some 250 militants eliminated in Caucasus over 5 years

The united grouping of forces in the North Caucasus eliminated 250 militants with the assistance of Russia’s National Guard in 2016-2021, the National Guard press office reported on Friday. "In 2016-2021, the united grouping …

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Drug dealers detained across Georgia

Georgian police have arrested 20 drug dealers in various cities of Georgia such as Tbilisi - Ponichala district, Rustavi, Batumi, Kutaisi and Bolnisi municipality in Georgia's eastern Kvemo Kartli region today. The police said that …

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Glasses stolen from Mahatma Gandhi monument in Tbilisi

Someone has stolen glasses from the Mahatma Gandhi monument in the Varketili district of Tbilisi, Mayor Kakha Kaladze said today.  The monument of Indian political and spiritual leader was presented to the public on July 10, 2021 …

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Narek Sargsyan sentenced to 5.5 years in prison

A local court in Yerevan has sentenced Narek Sargsyan, the nephew of former president Serzh Sargsyan, to 5.5 years in prison. The criminal case against Narek Sargsyan was launched in June, 2018, by the National Security Service of …

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Namakhvani HPP protesters and police clash in Rioni Gorge

Eight individuals protesting against the construction of the Namakhvani hydro power plant (HPP) in western Georgia have been detained after a clash between protesters and police in the village of Gumati last night, the Ministry of Internal …

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Armed man takes hostage at bank in Georgia

Georgian police officers have reportedly been sent to the site to tackle the situation. The Georgian Interior Ministry has not commented on the matter yet. An armed man has broken into a branch of a bank in Georgia’s capital …

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Man injured in shooting in Almaty

Today, in the morning, a conflict between the two men escalated into a shooting, the press service of the Almaty police department informed. "As a result of the conflict that occurred between two unknown men, one of them, born in …

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Court rules to terminate prosecution of Kocharyan

A first instance court in Yerevan chaired by Judge Anna Danibekyan ruled today to terminate the criminal prosecution of ex-president Robert Kocharyan and three other defendants under Article 300.1 of the Criminal Code. They all were charged with …

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