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Monday, May 5 2008, #084 (1600)

Abkhaz claim to down more Georgian spy planes amid high tensions

Tensions continued to mount in Georgia’s separatist region of Abkhazia over the weekend. (more)

Georgia suffers first combat losses in Iraq

Two Georgians soldiers were killed in Iraq on when a roadside bomb struck their vehicle on May 2. (more)

Saakashvili calls for peace and unity at ‘critical time’

President Mikheil Saakashvili said that the country’s main aim is to “achieve peace” when he addressed his ruling National Movement’s party congress on May 3. (more)

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Armenian oil refinery project to cost USD 2 billion

The construction of a new oil refinery in Armenia will cost USD 2 billion, according to Armenian Energy Minister Armen Movsesyan. (more)

Russian natural gas price to increase

Kazakhstan is planning improvements to its oil transit system in order to supply the Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan pipeline, Kazakh Energy Minister Sauat Mynbayev has said. (more)

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“National Movement member wants to shut down a newspaper” (more)

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