Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Latest North Caucasus News

People gather at School No.1 on September 1 to commemorate the victims of the 2004 Beslan school siege.

Beslan Mothers Take Gov't To Court

A nongovernmental organization representing the parents of the nearly 200 children killed at a school in the Russian town of Beslan 10 years ago say they are seeking justice abroad as Russian courts have failed them. More

Boston Bomb Suspect's Sister Charged

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to bomb a New York City woman. More

Two Suspected Militants Killed In Russia's Volatile Daghestan

Police in Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan have killed two suspected militants in a shootout. More

Kadyrov's Office Denies Reports Of Massive Search For Lost Phone

A spokesman for Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen Republic, is denying reports that more than 1,000 people were searched or interviewed in an attempt to recover the leader’s lost mobile telephone. More

Reputed Kyrgyz Crime Boss 'Cannot Be Extradited' From Russia

A reputed crime boss from Kyrgyzstan who was released from prison last year under false pretenses and left for Russia cannot be extradited to Kyrgyzstan. More

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Chechens Now Fighting On Both Sides In Ukraine

A former Chechen rebel commander has appealed to the West to provide "comprehensive military assistance" to the Ukrainian people, whom he describes as victims of Russian imperial aggression, just as the Chechens were 20 years ago. More

Yet Another 'Coup' Trial Ends in Karachayevo-Cherkessia

The incidence of alleged plots in Karachayevo-Cherkessia Republic to overthrow the government and the imputed objective of establishing a state based on shariat are all the more implausible given that the republic is one of the least Islamicized republics of the North Caucasus. More
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Features & Commentary

In Beslan, Struggle For A 'New Life' Decade After Tragedy

Nadezhda Guriyeva watched two of her children die in the 2004 Beslan school terrorist attack. Ten years later, as with many touched by the tragedy, a new life remains elusive for Guriyeva.

It Takes A Village To Find Ramzan Kadyrov's Phone

When Ramzan Kadyrov misplaces his cell phone, there's hell to pay. After the Chechen strongman reportedly lost his mobile at a museum opening, police are said to have held hundreds of people in an effort to locate it.
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