The Ossetian divide

The conflict between Georgia and Russia involves Georgia's breakaway province of South Ossetia, but there's also a North Ossetia which is part of Russia and the Ossetian region and its politics is divided by the Russia-Georgian border.

Fighting in South Ossetia

The South Ossetian city of Tskhinvali was devastated last week by Georgia's military. The BBC's Sarah Rainsford visited the city today and sent this dispatch.


Georgia tensions still high

The World's Katy Clark reports that tensions remain high in Georgia, and today, Russian lawmakers came out in favor of independence for the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.