In a move apparently dictated by political pragmatism, European soccer officials made sure teams from Georgia and Russia would play in different qualifying groups during the 2012 European Championship.
Washington's point man for Afghanistan will be traveling to Georgia to discuss Tbilisi's offer to facilitate the supply of arms and supplies to North Atlantic Treaty Organization troops in Afghanistan.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davitoglu has proposed an ambitious plan to create a Eurasian equivalent of the European Union to promote stability and economic growth across the world's largest landmass.
Eastern Azerbaijan's Lokbatan volcano erupted on February 5, pouring tons of muddy lava down mountain slopes for about an hour, local news services reported. The eruption, which deposited mud on an area of 1.5 hectares, ranks as the most powerful in nearly nine years.
Temur Basilia, once an aide to former Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze, was arrested in the United States for violating immigration rules, the Interpressnews agency reported February 4, citing Georgian law-enforcement officials.
Prosecutors in Russia are investigating allegations that Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze, who holds Georgian and Russian citizenship, fomented racial, religious and ethnic hatred following the 2008 Georgian-Russian war.
Georgia has decided not to send observers to monitor Ukraine's second round of presidential voting on February 7. Russian and some Ukrainian media outlets have accused Tbilisi of trying to unduly influence the vote, aiming to undermine the electoral chances of Russia-friendly frontrunner, Victor Yanukovich.