NEWS: 13 Nov 07 Caucasus Reporting Service 419

Georgia: Misha’s Challenge
Why did Georgia’s young president respond so brutally to opposition protests, and what are his prospects now? By Sopho Bukia in Tbilisi (CRS No. 419 15-Nov-07)

Saakashvili Calls Opponents’ Bluff
State of emergency to be lifted as Saakashvili seeks early date for election. By Mikhail Vignansky in Tbilisi (CRS No. 419 14-Nov-07)

Black Sea News Blackout in Ajaria
Deprived of proper information, Ajaria is rife with rumour and suspicion. By Eteri Turadze in Batumi (CRS No. 419 15-Nov-07)

Islamic Pledge Splits Chechen Rebels
Exiled parliamentarians say they are stripping militant leader of his powers after he proclaimed himself emir. By Umalt Dudayev in Grozny (CRS No. 419 15-Nov-07)

Armenia: Steep Price Rises “Artificial”
Experts blame hike in food costs on a heavily monopolistic economy. By Naira Melkumian in Yerevan (CRS No. 419 15-Nov-07)

Story Behind the Story
Armenia: Sad Fate of Azeri Graves
Link to original article by Naira Bulgadarian in Vanadzor, Armenia. Published in CRS No. 411, 20-Sept-07 By Naira Bulgadarian in Vanadzor, Armenia (CRS No. 419 15-Nov-07)

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