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Latest North Caucasus News

Daghestan District Governor Arrested For Alleged Links With Criminal Group

A district governor in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region of Daghestan has been arrested on suspicion of financing a criminal group. More

Six Killed In Caucasus Counterterror Op

Russian authorities say security forces have killed six militants in the restive North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria. More

Minibus Crash Kills At Least Seven In Chechnya

A minibus travelling from Chechnya to Dagestan fell off a cliff July 21, killing at least seven people, emergency workers said. More

Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Tsarnaev Moved To High-Security Jail

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been transferred to a high-security prison in Colorado. More

Tsarnaev Asks For New Trial

Boston Marathon bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev filed a motion on July 6 demanding a new trial, less than two weeks after he was sentenced to death. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Will My IS Militant Husband Prefer His Houris Over Me When He's Dead?

If an Islamic State (IS) militant dies in battle and is awarded his 72 eternally young and beautiful virgins, will he forget all about his wife? This is a serious question for the women who join IS to marry a fighter. More

No Russian Criminal Case To Be Filed Against Would-Be IS Recruit Karaulova

Russian prosecutors will not be filing any criminal case against Varvara Karaulova, the Moscow student who may have been recruited to the Islamic State (IS) militant group, an official has said. More
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Features & Commentary

'IS Babies' -- The Chilling New Trend Among Islamic State Militants

The sharing of baby and toddler photos has become a disturbing new phenomenon among Islamic State recruits who've come from the Russian Federation and Central Asia.

Defiant And Mercurial, Chechnya's Kadyrov Flexes His Muscles

Chechnya's strongman leader Ramzan Kadyrov has displayed an increasingly mercurial public persona in recent months amid heightened tensions between him and officials in Moscow.
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