MOSCOW (AP) — Chechnya's Kremlin-backed leader said Wednesday that his forces have killed six suspected militants, including a warlord accused of organizing a 2011 suicide attack at a Moscow...
MOSCOW (AP) — Two brothers attacked police with knives Monday in Chechnya, killing an officer and injuring another before being shot dead, the Russian republic's leader said.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Swedish domestic security agency said two individuals have been charged with attempted murder and accessory to attempted murder in a February hammer attack on a blogger and...
BERLIN (AP) — A Russian accused of killing a Georgian man in broad daylight in downtown Berlin on Moscow's orders went on trial for murder Wednesday, in a case that has contributed to growing...
MOSCOW (AP) — The United States on Monday slapped sanctions on the regional strongman leader of Russia's republic of Chechnya over human rights violations including torture and extrajudicial...
MOSCOW (AP) — The regional strongman leader of Russia's province of Chechnya on Thursday blamed unidentified foreign spy agencies for the recent killing in Austria of a Chechen man who criticized...
BERLIN (AP) — Police in Austria say they have detained a Russian man after one of his compatriots was shot dead near Vienna late Saturday in what Austrian media report is being considered a...
Anonymous sources in documentaries have often been reduced to a shadowy, voice-distorted figure — or worse, a pixelated blur.
But a new documentary premiering Tuesday on HBO has, with the...
MOSCOW (AP) — The strongman leader of Russia's province of Chechnya went live on Instagram Wednesday to insist that he was feeling well, in an apparent attempt to dispel media reports about his...
MOSCOW (AP) — A top official of Chechnya on Friday denied reports in state media that the region's authoritarian president, Ramzan Kadyrov, was hospitalized with suspected COVID-19...
MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of people marched on a central Moscow boulevard Saturday in remembrance of a Russian opposition leader who was gunned down five years ago while walking on a bridge adjacent...
MOSCOW (AP) — Mourners are placing lit candles and bouquets of flowers on the Moscow bridge where Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov was gunned down five years ago.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said he had rejected an offer to use body doubles for personal protection during a conflict in Chechnya.
MOSCOW (AP) — The European commissioner for human rights urged Moscow Friday to investigate a violent assault on a journalist and a lawyer in Russia's province of Chechnya.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — In documentaries, anonymous sources have often been reduced to a shadowy, voice-distorted figure — or worse, a pixelated blur. But a new documentary premiering Sunday at the...
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian group that monitors political repressions said eight people were detained by police Sunday at a march in Moscow commemorating a human rights lawyer and a journalist who...
BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Wednesday rejected an assertion by Russian President Vladimir Putin that it failed to comply with requests from Moscow to extradite a Georgian man who was killed in Berlin...
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff is urging Russia to support the investigation of a killing prosecutors say appears to have ordered by Russian or Chechen authorities,...
BERLIN (AP) — Germany expelled two Russian diplomats Wednesday over the brazen killing of a Georgian on the streets of Berlin in August as prosecutors said evidence suggested the slaying was...
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian soccer club Akhmat Grozny is facing punishment after its stadium's public address system was used to insult the referee during a game — not for the first time.
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court has imposed a heavy fine on one of the country's most prominent human rights activists for taking part in a small demonstration in Red Square.
MOSCOW (AP) — A governor in Russia's North Caucasus responsible for an unpopular land swap deal has stepped down.
Yunus-Bek Yevkurov said in a televised address on Monday that he was...
GROZNY, Russia (AP) — Police in Russia's Chechnya province say that an attacker has wounded two officers before being shot dead.
The authorities said the attack happened in Chechnya's...
ARGUN, Russia (AP) — A prominent rights activist in the Russian province of Chechnya has been released on parole in a case that generated widespread international condemnation.
GROZNY, Russia (AP) — A court in the Russian province of Chechnya granted parole Monday to a prominent rights activist whose conviction drew an international outcry.
MOSCOW (AP) — More gay men are being detained and tortured in the Russian republic of Chechnya, according to an international human rights group.
MOSCOW (AP) — Some 10,000 people are rallying in Russia's North Caucasus to protest a land swap deal with a neighboring region.
Residents in Ingushetia's capital Magas gathered on the main...
KURCHALOY, Russia (AP) — A court in Russia's province of Chechnya on Monday sentenced a prominent rights activist to four years imprisonment on drug charges widely seen as an effort by authorities...
MOSCOW (AP) — The influential speaker of Chechnya's parliament has declared a blood feud against a popular exiled blogger in what appears to be another example of intimidation of critics in...
MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of people have marched in central Moscow to commemorate Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, who was killed four years ago.
MOSCOW (AP) — Religious leaders of Russia's republic of Chechnya have inaugurated a re-opened landmark mosque in Syria's Homs, once the symbol of the rebellion against President Bashar...
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian republic of Chechnya has launched a new crackdown on gays in which at least two people have died and about 40 people have been detained, LGBT activists in Russia charged Monday.
The new allegations come after reports in 2017 of more than 100 gay men arrested and subjected to torture, and some of them killed, in the predominantly Muslim region in southern Russia.
MOSCOW (AP) — Several people have been recently detained in Russia's Chechnya region on suspicion of being gay, in a throwback to an earlier crackdown, activists said on Friday.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe says it has confirmed "very serious human rights violations" in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya.
The allegations include harassment, persecution, arbitrary arrests, torture and even extrajudicial killings of LGBTI persons, suspected drug users and teenagers.
MOSCOW (AP) — A gravelly voice rings out from the phone's loudspeaker: "Aren't you scared of me?"
The man on the screen, 32-year-old Chechen video blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov, frowns.
"I'm not scared of people like you," he says, looking into the camera. "But you people are cruel, so I'm always on my guard."
He was apparently talking to one of the most feared men in the Russian province of Chechnya, Magomed Daudov, the right-hand man of strongman Ramzan Kadyrov.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's highest court has upheld a land swap deal in the North Caucasus which caused large-scale protests.
Thousands of people rallied for days earlier this year after the leaders of the provinces of Ingushetia and Chechnya signed the agreement to exchange unpopulated plots of agricultural land. The deal and the secretive manner in which it was adopted fueled a popular view that authorities had betrayed their interests.
MOSCOW (AP) — The interior minister of Chechnya says a woman detonated a vest of explosives at a checkpoint outside the capital of Grozny and she was the only person killed.
Chechen Interior Minister Alti Alaudinov told Russian news agencies Saturday evening the attack took place after officers at the checkpoint noticed the woman exhibiting "strange behavior" and asked her to stop and present identification.
Alaudinov says she ignored the order and instead charged the checkpoint.
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in the Russian province of Ingushetia on Tuesday overturned a land swap deal with another North Caucasus region that caused large-scale protests.
The Constitutional Court of Ingushetia ruled to invalidate the deal with neighboring Chechnya that was signed last month by their leaders, saying that it can't be implemented without approval by a referendum.
MOSCOW (AP) — An Amnesty International researcher was abducted and beaten while reporting on protests in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region, the rights group said Monday.
Researcher Oleg Kozlovsky was in Ingushetia's regional capital of Magas this month to monitor protests against a hotly-debated land swap between the southern Russian regions of Ingushetia and Chechnya when he was approached by men who told him they were protest organizers and promised him an interview.
PARIS (AP) — A human rights campaigner who has been jailed since January in the Russian province of Chechnya has been awarded a prestigious human rights prize by the Council of Europe.
The Council's Parliamentary Assembly on Monday awarded the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize to Oyub Titiev, who heads the Chechnya branch of Russian human rights center Memorial.
The chairman of Memorial's board accepted the award on Titiev's behalf.
MAGAS, Russia (AP) — The regional leader in the Russian province of Ingushetia on Monday defended a land swap in the volatile North Caucasus region even as a protest against the deal entered its fifth straight day.
Ingushetia's leader Yunus-Bek Yevkurov argued that the border deal he signed last month with the neighboring province of Chechnya would help strengthen stability. He warned against using the issue to inflame regional tensions.
MOSCOW (AP) — The regional legislature in the Russian province of Ingushetia has decided to review a land swap deal that has raised tensions in the country's volatile North Caucasus region, a lawmaker said Saturday.
MOSCOW (AP) — Several hundred people are rallying in a city in Russia's North Caucasus, protesting a land swap deal with a neighboring region.
The regions of Ingushetia and Chechnya last week signed a deal to exchange what was described as unpopulated plots of agricultural land.
Russian media reported on Thursday that several hundred protesters, some of them on horseback, gathered in the Ingush capital of Magas to protest a vote at the local legislature to ratify the agreement.
MOSCOW (AP) — Two regions in Russia's North Caucasus have signed a land swap deal, triggering protests.
About 100 people rallied on Wednesday in the capital of Ingushetia against authorities' decision to exchange a piece of land for one in neighboring Chechnya.
Local police in the city of Magas said on Wednesday that they had to disperse an unsanctioned rally of 100 people there, and local media reported that police charged at the protesters with batons.
Mohamed Salah's series of spats with his national soccer association will loom over the Egypt team as it attempts to recover from a poor — some called it disastrous — World Cup when African Cup qualifying recommences this weekend.
CAIRO (AP) — Emboldened by his global star power, Mohamed Salah has said out loud what many of his Egyptian teammates have been saying in private for weeks: Failure by the national federation to enforce discipline and stop meddling by sponsors was mostly to blame for the Pharaohs' miserable World Cup run in Russia.
MOSCOW (AP) — The leader of Russia's Chechnya has vowed to bar human rights activists from visiting his region once the trial of a prominent activist wraps up.
Speaking at a meeting with law enforcement officials in a video released on Thursday, Ramzan Kadyrov vowed to make Chechnya a "no-go zone" for human rights activists, whom he compared to "terrorists and extremists" and accused of "harming Chechnya" on the orders of the West.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks on Chechen police in Russia's Northern Caucasus.
The attacks Monday in three locations in Russia's predominantly Muslim Chechnya left several policemen injured. Five militants, aged between 11 and 16, were killed.
IS claimed responsibility Tuesday for the attack in the regional capital Grozny and in the Shali area just south of Grozny.
GROZNY, Russia (AP) — Islamic militants launched a series of attacks Monday in Russia's southern province of Chechnya, leaving five young militants dead and several police officers wounded, officials said.
The violence indicated the Islamist insurgency remains active in the mostly Muslim province despite authorities' claims that it has been eradicated. It follows an attack on a Russian Orthodox church in May that left four attackers, two policemen and a churchgoer dead.
GROZNY, Russia (AP) — Police officers have testified against a human rights activist jailed in Chechnya on trial for drug charges, in a case seen by some as punishment for his work exposing abuses by Chechen officials.
Oyub Titiev, the head of a Chechnya branch of the respected human rights group Memorial, went on trial this week on charges of drug possession. He has been behind bars since his January arrest.