The news of the day: Heavy monsoon rains continue across Asia, with new deaths. In Indonesia, a man was arrested after he was accused by a religious foundation. Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said that he will create a new party if the one he currently leads is dissolved. In China, a kindergarten teacher was executed. Russia and the United States are vying for ASEAN support.
Today's headlines: the US imposes new sanctions on Burma's coup junta, but without hitting major projects. In China at least 31 people died in a restaurant explosion. The South Korean president arrived in Vietnam today. Pakistan will grant the port of Karachi to the Emirates in exchange for emergency funds. The Catholic Archbishop of Moscow interviewed by Ria Novosti about the Vatican's peace initiatives.
One year after the elections, questions are being asked about the real possibility of alliances between the various groups and movements opposing the government. But the distances remain marked and difficult to overcome. There is concern that the repercussions of what is happening in Ukraine may also excessively condition life in Georgia.
A new highway "made in China" will cross the impassable Rikoti Valley in central Georgia. Beijing is taking a major role in the life of the country, traditionally divided between the influence of Moscow and Western countries.
At the Bratislava Security Forum, the premier expression of the Georgian Dream backed the Kremlin's arguments on the war in Ukraine, heightening political tensions in the country. The campaign for the 2024 parliamentary elections looms as a crucial juncture in the confrontation between Russia and the West.
This year only Georgian colours were seen on the streets, and not EU flags as last year. The president of the republic, Salome Zurabišvili, did not miss the opportunity to stir up tensions, accusing the Georgian Dream government of pro-Russian sympathies. Messages from Armenian Prime Minister Pašinyan and Ukrainian President Zelenskyj.