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Monday, July 7 2008, #126 (1642)

More blasts in Abkhazia conflict zone

More explosions were reported on the administrative border with Abkhazia yesterday morning, the latest in a series of bombings and attacks in Georgia’s conflict zones. (more)

Justice minister and prosecutor general posts to merge

The government is planning to merge the Prosecutor General’s Office into the Justice Ministry, according to a proposed constitutional amendment. (more)

Separatists accuse Georgia of plotting invasion

Both Abkhazia and South Ossetia claimed this weekend that Georgia is plotting military invasions to retake the two separatist regions. Georgian officials say they are committed to peaceful resolution of the country’s separatist conflicts. (more)

Turkish aid to help rural poor

While a reliable water supply is increasingly the norm for urban Georgians, access to clean water remains a dream for some rural families. (more)

The News in Brief

IMF mission downsizes Georgia office (more)

Dangerous and unsustainable escalation in Abkhazia and South Ossetia

A series of attacks in the conflict zones are dialing up the tension to a tipping point. (more)

Russia eyes gas agreement with Baku after Medvedev trip

As Russian President Dmitry Medvedev wrapped up his first official trip to Baku last week a Gazprom official reiterated that Russia is looking to purchase large amounts of Azerbaijani natural gas. (more)

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