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Critic of Putin-backed Chechen strongman assassinated

Blogger who frequently spoke out against Chechen leader tied to Putin had fled to Sweden 5 years ago.

Critic of Putin-backed Chechen strongman assassinated

Putin ally calls for use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine

The warlord and Putin confidant ruling Chechnya slammed Russian commanders who had given up territory and called to eliminate Ukraine.

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Watch: Chechen soldiers now fighting alongside Ukrainian forces

These young fighters say they are waging a 'just' war against an 'oppressive regime' that murdered their families.

Watch: Chechen soldiers now fighting alongside Ukrainian forcesplayer

Chechnya: Reports of police roundups, forced inoculation

Authorities in Russia's North Caucasus republic have warned that those refusing COVID vaccine will not receive virus treatment.

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Chechnya inaugurates 'Europe's largest mosque'

The impressive-looking mosque, decorated with marble, can hold more than 30,000 people.

Chechnya inaugurates 'Europe's largest mosque'

Chechen leader: Jews are the enemy

Head of Republic of Chechnya says Jews are the 'greatest enemy' of Islam, cites killing of Jews by Mohamed in meeting in Jordan.

Chechen leader: Jews are the enemy

Nonexistent Jewish community condemns Israel

Chechnya’s Jewish community doesn’t exist — but it’s angry at Israel.

Nonexistent Jewish community condemns Israel

'Chechnya imprisons homosexuals in concentration camps'

About 100 SSA men arrested, three of them killed in Muslim state. Merkel asks Putin to intervene.

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Russian special forces 'embedded in ISIS'

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov claims Russian intelligence has successfully infiltrated Islamic State terror group.

Russian special forces 'embedded in ISIS,' top official says

Chechen Leader Dedicates Israel's Biggest Mosque

Among mosques in Israel, only the Al-Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount is larger than the 32,000 square meter mosque at Abu Ghosh.

Chechen Leader Dedicates Israel's Biggest Mosque, after Al Aqsa

Saudi Arabia Releases Banned Names Registry

Banned names have Western, royal connotations.

Saudi Arabia Releases Banned Names Registry

Chechnya: Name Your Baby Mohammed, Get $1,000

President of Russian republic announces his mother's charity will pay babies named after Mohammed on birthday of Islam's founder.

Chechnya: Name Your Baby Mohammed, Get $1,000

Attack on Russian Chemical Weapons Site Foiled

Officials in Moscow say security forces foiled a potentially lethal attack on a highly sensitive chemical weapons storage facility.

Attack on Russian Chemical Weapons Site Foiled

Islamist 'Serial Butcher' Assassinated

Elite Chechen security forces assassinate radical Islamist who killed and beheaded hundreds of men loyal to the Assad regime in Syria.

Islamist 'Serial Butcher' Assassinated

Mysteries: What's the Motive? Did They Act Alone?

Boston terrorists were Muslims from the Caucasus area, near Chechnya. Not much else is known yet.

Mysteries: What's the Motive? Did They Act Alone?

Two Russian Hit-Men Arrested in Plot to Kill Putin

Russian authorities have arrested two men involved in a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Putin after presidential elections next week.

Two Russian Warlord Hit-Men Arrested in Plot to Kill Putin

35 Dead in Moscow Airport Attack

At least 35 were killed in a suicide terror bombing at the Moscow Airport on Monday. Warning: graphic video.

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Suicide Bomber in Chechnya

A Muslim suicide bomber killed at least four people at the Russian-Backed parliament in Chechnya, where Muslim insurgents are challenging Moscow.

Muslim Suicide Bomber Attacks Parliament in Chechnya

IHH Foe of Israel and Chechnya

The Muslim country of Chechnya is looking to Israel for help in understanding how to fight a common enemy – IHH terrorists.

IHH Terrorists Are Common Enemy of Chechnya and Israel

Third Terror Attack in Russia

Muslims launched the third suicide bombing in a week in Russia, killing two in a terrorist attack Thursday in the republic of Dagestan.

Third Muslim Terror Attack in Russia

Moscow Terror Attack Kills 40

Terrorism in Europe: At least 40 people are dead in a double suicide attack on Moscow metro stations.

Moscow Terror Attack Kills 40

Beslan Killers Attack President

The president of Ingushetia is fighting for life after an assassination attempt by the Chechen Muslims who slew children in Beslan in 2004.

Beslan Child-Murderers Strike Again, Hit Ingushetia's President