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Once Extremely Popular In U.S.S.R., Singer Roussos Dead At 68

World-renowned Greek singer Demis Roussos died in Athens at the age of 68. More

Residents Of Daghestan Celebrate Prophet Muhammad

Some 20 thousand people gathered in the capital of Russia's North Caucasus region of Daghestan -- Makhachkala, for Mevlid -- celebrations of Prophet Muhammad and his heritage. More

Russia's Grand Mufti Says Freedom Of Expression Must Have Limits

Russia's Grand Mufti Ravil Gainutdin says freedom of expression must have its limits. More

Kyrgyz Muslims hold banners saying "We love Muhammad" during a rally against the French magazine Charlie Hebdo's satirical cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in Bishkek on January 20.

'I Am Not Charlie' Rally In Kyrgyzstan

Some 1,000 people have demonstrated at a protest in Kyrgyzstan's capital against caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, saying cartoons like those published by French weekly Charlie Hebdo "insult the feelings of religious believers." More

WATCH: Chechens protest against Charlie Hebdo cartoons

Photogallery Chechnya Rally Hails Muslim Prophet, Assails West

A huge crowd turned out in the capital of Russia's tightly controlled, mostly Muslim Chechnya region for a demonstration against "insulting the feelings of religious believers." More

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Anti-IS Chechen Militants: We Don't Like Kurds But We're Glad When Anyone Kills IS

Chechen militants in Syria fighting in factions opposed to the Islamic State (IS) group have expressed positive reactions to this week's Kurdish victory over IS in Kobani, while insisting that they do not support the Kurds. More

Kadyrov Urges Chechens Fighting In Syria To Come Home, Turn Themselves In To Police

The Chechen leader said that Chechen nationals fighting in Syria would not be allowed to "be in the country again in an uncontrolled manner." More
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Russia's Foreign Legion Of Doubt

If Moscow is looking to its new foreign legion to help restore its Soviet-era military might, it has a bit of a minefield to clear first.
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