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Latest North Caucasus News

Chechnya Head Says Horses Cleared To Win Prizes In Germany

The Kremlin-backed head of Russia's Chechnya region says authorties in Germany have allowed two racehorses he keeps there to receive prize money despite Western sanctions against him. More

Russia Says Four Militants Killed In Chechnya

Russian authorities say four alleged militants have been killed and two police officers wounded in a gunbattle in the North Caucasus province of Chechnya. More

Tarkhan Batirashvili (aka Umar al-Shishani) held "top military positions" within Islamic State and led "a number of attacks" over the past several years, the U.S. Treasury Department's statement says.

Kadyrov: Chechen IS Leader Killed

The head of Russia's Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, says one of the leaders of the Islamic State, Tarkhan Batirashvili, was killed. More

Soviet WWII Hero Dead At 92

Talghat Bigeldinov, a legendary Soviet pilot in World War II, has died at the age of 92 in Kazakhstan. More

Tsarnaev's Friend Convicted Of Lying

A friend of Chechen Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been convicted of lying to U.S. authorities during a terrorism investigation into the 2013 attack. More

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Not All Daghestanis Share Boosted View Of Republican Leader

Not all Daghestanis share that perception of republican head Ramazan Abdulatipov's efficiency, despite an opinion poll conducted last month by an influential Russian think tank. More

IS Militant In Kobani Issues Plea For Prayer

Amid reports that Kurdish militia fighters in Kobani are making gains against Islamic State (IS) forces, a Chechen militant fighting in the northern Syrian city has issued a plea for support and prayer from IS supporters. More
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Features & Commentary

Chechen Exile's Claims Evoke Bloody Trail Traced To Russia

A former Chechen separatist official claims he was abducted and tortured by Russian security agents in France, the latest in series of incidents in recent years of Chechen exiles allegedly being targeted abroad.

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.
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