caucasus region

Olympic wrestling: Varner wins gold for US


August 12th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Jacob Varner grappled to the gold medal for the United States in the Olympic men's 96kg freestyle wrestling here at the ExCel Arena Sunday, beating ... Read more...

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Russia to form air defence force for Sochi Olympics


June 25th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 25 (IANS) Russia is to form an air defence force to ensure the security at the Sochi Olympics, a military official said Monday.The special force, to be set ... Read more...

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April talks last chance for Iran to avoid US attack


March 14th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned that the six-nation negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme to be held in April would be the last ... Read more...

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Freezing cold sweeps Georgia


February 12th, 2012 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Tbilisi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Georgian capital Saturday experienced its coldest day in almost four decades at minus nine degrees Celsius, the meteorological agency said.Temperatures in some parts of the ... Read more...

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Russia killed 300 militants in North Caucasus in 2011


December 3rd, 2011 - 4:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 3 (IANS) Russian interior forces have eliminated over 300 militants in the Northern Caucasus regions in 2011, the government said Friday.As per a report presented by ministry official ... Read more...

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Chechen rebel leader claims responsibility for last month’s Moscow airport bombing


February 8th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Feb 8 (ANI): Chechen rebel chief Doku Umarov has reportedly claimed responsibility for last month's bombing at Moscow's main airport that killed 36 people.The Telegraph quoted The Kavkaz Center website, ... Read more...

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Chechen rebel claims responsibility for Moscow bomb attack


February 8th, 2011 - 8:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 8 (IANS) Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov has claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb attack at the Domodedovo airport in Moscow last month, Xinhua reported.In a video received late Monday, ... Read more...

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Prehistoric humans ate each other: Study


December 14th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): New research on probable human teeth marks found on prehistoric human bones suggests that Neanderthals and Homo antecessor made meals of each other.The findings support prior theories that ... Read more...

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Terror attack averted in Russia’s Caucasus region


June 7th, 2010 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police in Russia have been successful in preventing a terrorist attack on a gas distribution plant in Russia's Caucasus region. Sunday's foiled terrorist attack in Nalchik, capital of ... Read more...

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Two persons killed in Russian car bomb blast


April 1st, 2010 - 10:59 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Apr 1(ANI): Two people were reportedly killed in a car bomb blast in Russia's Caucasus region on Thursday.According to reports, a explosives-laden car blew up near the region of Khasavyurt. ... Read more...

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Moscow attack: Russian security in search of 21 more ‘black widow’ bombers


March 31st, 2010 - 9:48 am ICT by ANI
Moscow, Mar.31 (ANI): Chilling images of the dead "black widow" suggest that they may have been among 30 women who were trained as suicide bombers in Turkey to strike at the heart ... Read more...

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‘Black widows’ suspected in Moscow twin blasts


March 30th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 30 (IANS/AKI) Russia has said a gang of so-called 'black widow' extremists could be behind Monday's twin attacks by women suicide bombers on Moscow's metro stations which killed at ... Read more...

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Obama condemns suicide attack in Russian Caucasus


August 18th, 2009 - 8:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (DPA) US President Barack Obama condemned the terrorist attacks in Russia's Caucasus region Monday that killed at least 20 people. The attack on the police station in Nazran, Ingushetiya ... Read more...

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Medvedev praises Sarkozy’s role in South Ossetia ceasefire


August 8th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 8 (RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday that his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy played a "big role in solving the Georgian-South Ossetian crisis", the Kremlin said in a ... Read more...

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Russian human rights activist killed in Chechnya (Lead)


July 16th, 2009 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 15 (DPA) The head of a prominent Russian human rights organisation was kidnapped and killed in Russia's troubled Caucasus region Wednesday, the Moscow state prosecutor's office confirmed. The body of Natalya ... Read more...

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Moscow irked by NATO exercises in Georgia


April 17th, 2009 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 17 (RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Friday that NATO's decision to hold military exercises in Georgia next month threatens to complicate ties with Russia. The military exercises will ... Read more...

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Russia slams NATO exercise in Georgia


April 16th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Yerevan (Russia), April 16 (RIA Novosti) Russia Thursday criticised NATO's planned military exercise in Georgia, saying it could give the Georgian regime a sense of impunity and raise tensions in the Caucasus ... Read more...

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Alcohol sales restricted in Russian Caucasus region


February 18th, 2009 - 6:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 18 (DPA) Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov signed a decree Tuesday restricting alcohol sales in the predominantly Muslim Russian republic to two hours per day, Russian news agencies reported. "The fight against ... Read more...

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North Ossetian deputy PM, driver fatally shot


December 31st, 2008 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 31 (DPA) The deputy prime minister of the Russian province of North Ossetia and his driver were fatally shot in an attack Wednesday, reported the Interfax news agency, citing the ... Read more...

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Stone Age artifacts prove primitive man roamed Persian Plateau


November 28th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Nov 28 (ANI): Archeological discoveries, in the form of Stone Age artifacts on the Iranian Plateau, have proven that primitive man once passed through the region millions of years ago. ... Read more...

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Iran welcomes foreign investment in oil, gas


October 12th, 2008 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 12 (IANS) Iran is seeking foreign investment in a big way for development of the country's oil and gas deposits to ensure its energy security from big power monopoly ... Read more...

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Attack will start another world war: Iranian general


August 30th, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) A top Iranian general Saturday warned that a military attack by the West against his country would lead to another world war, the official IRNA news agency reported."The ... Read more...

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White House terms Russia’’s decision on Ossetia ‘’shortsighted”


August 28th, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.28 (ANI): The United States, Europe and several of their allies have termed Russia''s decision to recommend independence to two Georgian rebel provinces of South and North Ossetia as shortsighted." "I''m ... Read more...

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South Ossetia, Abkhazia to seek recognition


August 15th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Moscow, Aug 15 (RIA Novosti) Georgia's breakaway republics South Ossetia and Abkhazia will seek recognition as sovereign states under international law, their leaders have said. South Ossetia leader Eduard Kokoity in ... Read more...

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Mixed picture in Georgia as diplomatic efforts for peace continue (Roundup)


August 15th, 2008 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
DPA Tbilisi/Moscow, Aug 14 (DPA) The situation in Georgia was one of mixed developments on the ground Thursday amid conflicting reports about ongoing Russian military actions despite the ceasefire and apparent delays in ... Read more...

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South Ossetia, Abkhazia agree to ceasefire deal by Russia


August 14th, 2008 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Moscow, Aug 14 (DPA) In a development signalling a further move in the direction of a breakoff from Georgia, the leaders of South Ossetia and Abkhazia Thursday signed the ceasefire agreement for ... Read more...

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Russian action against Georgia justified: Gorbachev


August 14th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Moscow, Aug 14 (RIA Novosti) Russia had no choice but to launch a counterattack to Georgia's offensive in breakaway South Ossetia, but it is still possible to find a political solution ... Read more...

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Russian president orders humanitarian aid for South Ossetia


August 9th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Moscow, Aug 9 (RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered humanitarian aid to people affected by the ongoing conflict between Georgia and its breakaway region of South Ossetia. "The president ... Read more...

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Russian, Georgian armed forces in direct combat in Caucasus


August 9th, 2008 - 3:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow/Tbilisi (Georgia), Aug 9 (DPA) Russian and Georgian armed forces were locked in combat Friday over control of Caucasus region of South Ossetia, with hundreds of civilians reported killed or injured. The ... Read more...

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Russia calls for better relations with Georgia


May 26th, 2008 - 9:26 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Moscow, May 26 (RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvadev has proposed a constructive route in bilateral relations with Georgia and urged improvement in the Caucasus region's security. The Russian president, in ... Read more...

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