Unlike previous incomers, recent arrivals are expected to be awarded asylum or complementary protection.
All students have to learn in Russian, in a move condemned as “an obvious manifestation of racial discrimination”.
The country is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, but production and consumption of fossil fuel continues to grow.
Infections are on the rise as conspiracy theories fuel scepticism, further hobbling immunisation efforts.
Enmity and toxic rhetoric dominate discourse amid a second round of critical local elections.
Europe’s leading human rights organisation calls on both sides to cooperate.
New bill aims to rein in ultra-rich, but some think it does not address the system empowering them.
Claims that the new system is being implemented without proper public consultation and will weaken democracy.
Ethnic Georgians say that the de facto Abkhazia government is using their land as a dumping ground.
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New protocols introduced to reduce the number of caesareans may be putting lives at risk.
Independent, dissenting Azerbaijani voices have never been so ostracised.
Officials obscure systemic failings – aided by an uncritical media.