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Former Yerevan mayor arrested in Armenia

Armenia's police said they arrested former Yerevan mayor, minister of transport and communications Gagik Beglaryan at the Zvartnots airport upon his arrival from Moscow. Beglaryan was escorted to the National Security Service. He …

Uzbekistan sentences 17 people over dam burst

Uzbekistan's Supreme Court has sentenced 17 men to various jail terms and fines over the embezzlement, negligence, violation of engineering works over the Sardoba dam burst in central Syrdarya region last year, the Supreme Court press service …

Construction of Nord Stream 2 suspended till late May

The permit for the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline was suspended due to an appeal by environmentalists. "The application has a suspensive effect. Now the decision will be made by the court. But for now the …

UNM opposition leader Nika Melia refused bail

The leader of Georgia's United National Movement opposition party (UNM) Nika Melia was refused bail today.  The Judge of Tbilisi City Court Nino Chakhnashvili dismissed Melia from the courtroom because Melia called her ‘a …

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 …

Pakistan bans TikTok

TikTok was banned in Pakistan, according to local media reports, in another blow to the viral video app’s ambitions in south Asia after it was shut down in India last summer. The Peshawar High Court ordered a ban on TikTok over …