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Tuesday, August 5 2008, #147 (1663)

South Ossetia tense after deadly clashes

The separatist region of South Ossetia is quiet but on edge after a weekend of the most severe violence in years. (more)

Svans guarding Tusheti: A weekend with Georgian border guards

A“Is there life on Mars?” asks a hung-over Georgian military analyst as he wakes up in a Border Police tent far, far away from home. (more)

President praises ‘firm authority’ of Church as Patriarch of Alexandria visits

President Mikheil Saakashvili and Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Theodore II (more)

Regional youth camp trains Georgians, Armenians, Azeris

A youth summer camp is gathering 21 young adults from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia in Ureki, Georgia this month. (more)

The News in Brief

New head of UN mission in Georgia (more)

South Ossetia violence signals urgent need for attention

This weekend South Ossetia saw its worst violence in years. It would be a mistake to write off the deadly attacks as another summer flare-up. (more)

Press Scanner

“Learning the Georgian language forbidden in Gali region” (more)

How would you react if the South Ossetians shelled Georgian towns like Gori?
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