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Georgia marks 10th anniversary of Russia war

Tbili - Georgia on Wednesday marked the tenth anniversary of its war with Russia which has left the country dismembered with a fifth of its territory remaining under Moscow's control.

US urges Russia to withdraw from parts of Georgia

Washington - The United States on Tuesday urged Russia to pull out Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the Kremlin-backed separatist regions of Georgia.Russia recognized both as independent a decade ago, and Moscow has a significant military presence there.

10 years after Russia war, Georgia decries Moscow's ongoing 'occupation'

Tbili - Georgia on Tuesday condemned Russia's continued "occupation" of its territory, a decade after the two countries went to war over the Kremlin-backed separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Syria recognition of Russian-backed breakaway regions sparks Georgia outcry

Damascus - Syria on Tuesday recognised the Russian-backed breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent from the former Soviet state of Georgia, prompting Tbilisi to cut diplomatic ties with Damascus.

Man 'blows himself up' at TV centre in Georgian breakaway region

Moscow - An unidentified man on Monday blew himself up at the state-owned TV centre in Abkhazia, a tiny Russian-backed breakaway region of Georgia, local officials said."A man blew himself up on the territory of the TV centre.

Russia signs new agreement with Abkhazia

Moscow - Russia and Abkhazia have signed an extensive agreement on military issues and Abkhazia agreed to harmonize its foreign and defence policies with those of Russia. A Russian commander will lead a new joint force of Russian and Abkhazian troops.

Putin sparks Georgia fury with 'annexation' deal in Abkhazia

Moscow - Russia cemented control over neighbouring Georgia's rebel Abkhazia region Monday with a "strategic partnership" deal that the Georgian government said amounts to annexation.

Over 30,000 rally in Tbilisi against government

Tbilisi - Over 30,000 opposition supporters rallied on Saturday in the Georgian capital Tbilisi against the government's Russia policy and the Kremlin's backing of separatists in the breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions.

Abkhazia leader forced to flee, denounces coup bid

Sukhum - Opposition protesters stormed the presidency in Abkhazia overnight in what the leader of the Georgian breakaway region called a coup attempt, Russian news agencies said Wednesday.

Russia and Georgia to hold first bilateral meeting since 2008

Russia and Georgia shall host bilateral talks for the first time since the 2008 conflict over the separatist regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Abkhazia's leader reelected

Sergei Bagapsh has won a second term as the president of Abkhazia; a region that is accepted by Russia but considered illegitimate by much of the world.

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