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Troops mutiny ahead of NATO exercises  Georgian authorities foiled an attempted army mutiny that they believe was designed to disrupt planned NATO exercises   NATO to begin Georgia exercises  NATO is to start a series of military exercises, a day after the Georgia government thwarted an attempt by its own soldiers to stage a mutin... Anti-government clash   Anti-government protesters and riot police have clashed in the capital, amid rising national tensions   Russia vetoes U.N. mission in Georgia  Russia vetoed a resolution that would have extended the observer mission in Georgia Attack on Ingushetia regional leader   Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, the president of the southern Russian republic has been wounded in an assassination attempt. 3 bodyguards have been kill... Activist Estemirova 'found murdered'
Russia 'ends Chechnya operation'

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  Russia has ended its decade-long 'counter-terrorism operation' against separatist rebels in the southern republic of Chechnya

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  A prominent Russian human rights activist, Natalia Estemirova, was bundled into a van and abducted as she left her home in Chechnya
 She was abducted and bundled into a van in Grozny. Her body was found in Ingushetia, with gunshot wounds. Estemirova, 50, had been gathering evidence, for the human rights organisation, Memorial, of a campaign of house-burnings by government-backed militiamen
  Russian president has expressed 'outrage' at the murder of a prominent human rights activist, Natalia Estemirova
Jul.16   Chechnya president acccused over death  The head of a Russian human rights group accused the presidents of Russia and Chechnya of complicity in murdering their top activist Estemir... Jul.19   Plane crash bodies returned to families  The bodies of 152 people killed in a fiery plane crash in Iran have been returned to their families. Russian team had arrived to help study

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Aug.6     Georgians still displaced by war
  Some 30,000 people, most are ethnic Georgians, remain displaced one year after the war between Russia and Georgia over the region Aug.7     Web attack 'aimed at one blogger'  A 'massively co-ordinated' attack on Google, Facebook and Twitter was directed at pro-Georgian blogger known as Cyxymu Aug.12   Russians to boost Abkhazia bases
  Putin: Russia is to spend almost $500m next year reinforcing its military bases in Georgia's breakaway region
Aug.17     Police chief axed over suicide blast   President Dmitry Medvedev sacked the head of Ingushetia's police after a suicide bomber killed at least 19 people and injured about 60 Aug.21   Bomb blasts kill police in Chechen capital   At least two police officers in Russia's restive region were killed when two bombs went off

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Sep.1   Turkey, Armenia towards peace deal  Hours after Turkey and Armenia announced a tentative, Swiss-mediated deal, opposition politicians in Turkey were blasting the proposal Sep.18   Eurovision changes privacy rule  Eurovision Song Contest organisers may ban countries from the competition if broadcasters disclose information about voters' identities Sep.30     Georgia 'started unjustified war'
  EU-sponsored report: The war in Georgia last year was started by a Georgian attack that was not justified by international law

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Oct.10     Armenia-Turkey agreement delayed
  A landmark agreement normalising ties between two countries after a century of hostility has been delayed. Armenia is objecting a statement by Turkey     Armenia, Turkey sign historic agreement Map of Zurich Switzerland
  Turkey and Armenia are establishing diplomatic relations after nearly a century of animosity. The border has been closed since 1993
 Neither the Armenians nor the Turks gave a closing statement after the signing
Oct.14   Armenia, Turkey kick off soccer diplomacy   Armenian President Sarkisian becomes the first head of state from his country to visit Turkey to attend a soccer match between the two national...

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Nov.11   'Hooligan' satirists jailed
  Two satirical bloggers who staged an interview with a donkey were sent to prison, following a two-month trial for assault Nov.19     Corruption fight explodes on YouTube Map of Novorossiysk Russia  In series of sensational whistle-blowing postings on the Internet from police Maj. Dymovsky, who served in Russia's southern city of Novorossiysk

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