Jon Ossoff, 30, came in first in a crowded field of candidates in a traditionally conservative 6th district, but narrowly fell short of passing the all-important 50 percent threshold.
President Giorgi Margvelashvili calls on international community to condemn Russia over Lavrov's visit to breakaway region
The sentences are likely to add to fears of a crackdown ahead of November elections, following anti-government protests.
Attacks against police are not uncommon in southern Russia's North Caucasus, which faces a simmering insurgency.
The Central Asian country's state-controlled Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper said Yashigeldy Kakayev, who was deputy prime minister in charge of the oil and gas complex, was set to be demoted.
Serzh Sargsyan's ruling party wins first vote under reformed system in former Soviet republic
Initial results will be announced on Monday
Over 2.5 million Armenians are eligible to vote for the country’s new parliament at 2,000 polling stations.
Chechnya was the scene of two rebel wars in the 1990s and early 2000s, but violence in the region has largely been suppressed under the iron-fisted rule of strongman Ramzan Kadyrov.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Moscow does not have 'single' position on hijab
OIC chief issues appeal after 25th anniversary of Khojali massacre, in which Azeri civilians were killed by Armenian forces
Kazakhstan's foreign minister confirms Turkey, Russia, Iran will attend Syria meeting
President Nursultan Nazarbayev ratifies bill that reduces his powers, according to official statement
Constitutional reform aims to transfer powers to parliament, government
The State Committee for National Security (GKNB) said Omurbek Tekebayev, who leads the nominally socialist Ata-Meken party, was detained on Sunday after landing at the country's airport.
The latest clash came after three Armenian soldiers were killed in fighting with Azerbaijani troops on December 29.
Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry reports coming under attack by Armenian forces in the occupied Karabakh region
Mehriban Aliyeva will be the country's new first vice president -- a post that also carries immunity from prosecution
Another round of Syria talks in Astana ends with decision to set up joint commission to supervise truce
Crimea is Russian territory, foreign ministry spokeswoman says one day after US says Trump expects Russia to return it
A subsequent statement from the foreign ministry said the talks would begin at 0600 GMT on Thursday.