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Monday, July 21 2008, #136 (1652)

German foreign minister wraps up visit, no visible progress on peace plan

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s trip to Georgia and Russia last week left no visible progress on a Berlin peace plan for Abkhazia. (more)

The Messenger - Georgia looking for international support at UN Security Council session

Tbilisi is hoping for a show of international support at a UN Security Council session on a recent Russian flyover of Georgian territory, scheduled for today.e air forces and paratroopers, according to Russian news agency Interfax. (more)

The Messenger - Project underway in Kvemo Kartli to help residents with civil registration

Earlier this month UNICEF and UNHCR, working in collaboration with Georgian authorities, launched a project aimed at increasing the registration of children in Kvemo Kartli. (more)

The Messenger - Russia and Iran to work jointly on Iranian energy projects

Russia’s Gazprom agreed last week to cooperate with Iran’s state oil company National Iranian Oil Co. on oil and gas projects in Iran. (more)

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