Former Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze who helped end the Cold War in his capacity as the Soviet Union`s last foreign minister, died on Monday aged 86, his aide told AFP.
Undeterred by the conflict triggered by Ukraine`s swing towards Europe, the former Soviet republics of Moldova and Georgia will sign a trade and political pact with the European Union this month with Russia warning both countries against the move.
French President Francois Hollande will soon visit Georgia as Paris seeks to boost ties with the pro-Western ex-Soviet country, his foreign minister said on Thursday.
Georgia`s Prime Minister on Saturday proposed his close ally, Interior Minister Irakly Garibashvili, to succeed him when he steps down in the next few weeks, after election.
More than one million Georgians, about one quarter of the country`s population, have signed a demand for President Mikheil Saakashvili to resign.
Bidzina Ivanishvili and his political opponent, President Mikhail Saakashvili, will have to work together for the first year of the new government.
The Georgian Interior Ministry units on Wednesday sealed off a gorge near the border with southwestern Russia`s Dagestan region.
The demonstration, which drew at least 40,000 people, was seen as a test of the opposition`s public support in Tbilisi ahead of a parliamentary election in October.
Terror attack in India, a botched attempt in Georgia, 3 blasts in Thailand have prompted Israeli diplomats to be extra vigilant.
Day in Pics: 18th September
Showbiz World - September 18, 2014
Aamir Khan's sensational 'PK' posters