Nika Melia

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Georgian   prime minister Irakli Garibashvili insisted his government was “solidly committed to dialogue, to ensure that we normalise the political situation in country as soon as possible”. Photograph:  Vano Shlamov/AFP

The European Union has begun mediating between Georgia’s feuding government and opposition amid fears for the stability of a key western ally in the s(...)

Opposition supporters march through the streets of Yerevan on Friday to demand prime minister Nikol Pashinyan’s resignation over his handling of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Azerbaijan. Photograph: Karen Minasyan/AFP via Getty Images

Thousands of Armenians and Georgians have taken to the streets of their capitals to demand that their governments step down and call snap elections, a(...)

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(...)