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Restoration of Ancient Cave City Vardzia Will End Soon


Georgia’s ancient cave city Vardzia’s restoration is ending, and sooner  historic monument will be opened.  The 12-13th Century cave city in southern Georgia is being renovated under an international program that’s being co-financed by the Government of Georgia and UK-based financing company Jackson Fund. The restoration project’s leader and UNESCO expert …

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Azerbaijan’s First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva marks her Birthday

Azerbaijan’s First Lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador and Member of the Azerbaijani Parliament, Mehriban Aliyeva marks her birthday on August 26. Mehriban Aliyeva was born in Baku, in a famous family in Azerbaijan. Her father, Professor Arif Pashayev, is an academician at the …

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Armenia Violates Ceasefire With Azerbaijan Over 175 Times in One Day

Over the past 24 hours, the Armenian military, using mortars and large-caliber machine guns, 176 times violated ceasefire on various parts of the contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said August 26. Armenian armed forces, stationed in Paravakar village of the Ijevan district of Armenia, opened …

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US Dollar Rises in Price, Euro Drops in Azerbaijan

The official rate of the US dollar and the euro to Azerbaijani manat as of August 26 is set at 1.0467 manats and 1.2059 manats, respectively. Below are the manat rates against world currencies and precious metals, according to the data from Azerbaijan’s Central Bank on Tuesday, August 26. Currencies …

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Wounded Train Attack Hero Played Dead To Survive

Mark Moogalian

When Mark Moogalian saw the gunman on the train, he was the first to rush him and tried to wrest an assault rifle from his grip. The two men struggled, and Moogalian was shot in the neck. The French-American collapsed to the floor, bleeding heavily. He made eye contact with …

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Pantiani Lake Complex To Open in Summer 2016

“Pantiani Lake, in Dmanisi municipality, with evergreen nature and  altitude of 1 500 meters  is going to host one of the most complete entertaining leisure complexes in Georgia ” reported Rati Kiria , Senior project manager in Kemo Kartli regional development agency, to CBW. “the Investor , who is a …

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Azerbaijani, Georgian Customs Services Agree on Information Exchange

The Azerbaijani and Georgian customs services signed a document in the field of technical support for an information exchange system, the Azerbaijani State Customs Committee said August 25. The representatives of the Azerbaijani and Georgian customs services met in Tbilisi August 24, the statement said. During the meeting, the participants …

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Turkey to Hold Snap Election Nov.1

Turkey Elections

Early parliamentary election in Turkey will be held Nov.1, the head of the Supreme Electoral Council of Turkey Sadi Guven said Aug.25, the Turkish news TV channel TRT Haber reported. “In accordance with the Constitution, early parliamentary election will be held in Turkey,” Guven told reporters in Ankara. “The date …

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UN to Receive Wine-Making Qvevri From Georgia

A piece of Georgian culture and tradition is going on show at the United Nations Geneva office to mark the organisation’s 70th anniversary. In 2013, Georgia’s unique traditional method of fermenting wine in qvevri was registered on the Intangible Cultural Heritage list of United Nations educational, scientific and cultural organisation …

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