Participants hold Georgian national flags during an opposition rally in support of Georgian opposition leader Nika Melia in front of Georgia’s government building in Tbilisi on Tuesday. Photograph: Zurab Kurtsikidze/ EPA

When the president of the European Council, Charles Michel, makes his scheduled visit to Tbilisi next month it will not be plain sailing. The deterior(...)

 A man holds a Georgia-shaped sign depicting the national flag during an opposition rally in support of Nika Melia in front of parliament in Tbilisi on Tuesday. Photograph: Zurab Kurtsikidze/EPA

Thousands of Georgians protested in their capital, Tbilisi, after police stormed the headquarters of the country’s main opposition party and arrested (...)

Giorgi Gakharia, who has stepped down as Georgia’s prime minister. “Unfortunately, I could not reach a consensus with my team on this issue,” he said.  Photograph: Lex Van Lieshout/ANP/AFP via Getty Images

Georgia’s prime minister Giorgi Gakharia has resigned as plans to arrest an opposition leader split the government and pitched the Black Sea state int(...)

A woman attends a protest rally in front of the parliament building in Tbilisi, Georgia on Monday. Photograph: Zurab Kurtsikidze/EPA

Georgian protesters gathered again in central Tbilisi on Tuesday evening, a day after police used water cannon to disperse them and arrested 37 people(...)

Two women stand in front of election posters of opposition candidate Sofio Giorgadze and Ketevan Mamulshvili of the ruling Georgian Dream party, in Tbilisi. Photograph: Zurab Kurtsikidze/EPA

Georgia’s two main parties claim they are poised for victory in parliamentary elections on Saturday, amid tension stoked by car and gun attacks on pol(...)

Mikheil Saakashvili  is widely blamed for starting Georgia’s brief but disastrous war with Russia in 2008. Photograph: Irakli Gedenidze/Reuters

He wanted to be remembered and loved as a latter-day David the Builder, the medieval king who ruled over a golden age for Georgia, but Mikheil Saakash(...)

Georgia’s president-elect Georgy Margvelashvili following his landslide victory in Georgia’s presidential election on Sunday. Photograph David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

Georgia will not allow political persecution and will seek better relations with Russia, the country’s new president has pledged, as the European Unio(...)

Russian soldiers riding an armoured personnel carrier on August 22nd, 2008, near Igoeti, on the road from Tbilisi to Gori, Georgia. Photograph: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

Mobile phones ping with a peculiar message in the Georgian village of Ergneti: “Welcome to Russia! ” Tbilisi’s official territory stretches on (...)

Former Georgian prime minister Ivane Merabishvili (C) listens to his lawyer during a preliminary hearing of his case. Photograph: Irakli Gedenidze

The European Union has warned Georgia that it is under close scrutiny after two more of President Mikheil Saakashvili’s clo(...)

Police stand guard during the gay rights    rally in Tbilisi. Photograph: Reuters

The European Union has denounced a violent attack by thousands of Georgians – with Orthodox priests in the vanguard – on a (...)