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Policeman kidnapped in Russia


August 24th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Armed men in masks kidnapped a police officer in Russia's troubled southwestern region of Ingushetia, officials said Friday.The abduction occurred in Malgobek town late Thursday. ... Read more...

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Suicide bomber kills seven at funeral


August 19th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least seven people were killed and 11 wounded after a suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday at a policeman's funeral in Russia.The incident occurred ... Read more...

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Chinese firm to invest $3 bn in Russian resorts


June 6th, 2012 - 8:42 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Chinese company will invest up to $3 billion to develop resorts in Russia's North Caucasus region."Our counterparts visited the Dagestan republic and cities of ... Read more...

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Russian investigator survives murder attempt


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 3 (IANS) A Russian federal investigator was injured when his car came under fire in the North Caucasus region, officials said.Two unidentified assailants fired at his car with ... Read more...

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Russian official survives murder attempt


May 29th, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 29 (IANS) A district administration official in Russia's North Caucasus region was shot at several times by unknown gunmen by he survived the assassination attempt, RIA Novosti reported.The ... Read more...

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Human rights violated across former Soviet Union: Amnesty


May 24th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Human rights violations -- including harassment to journalists for exposing abuses -- are still widespread across countries of the former Soviet Union, rights group Amnesty International ... Read more...

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Russian jailed for bombing that killed 19


April 27th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian was Friday sentenced by a court to 19 years in jail over a market bombing in 2010 that killed 19 people.Magomed Latyrov was ... Read more...

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Cop, two militants killed in Russia


March 18th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A police officer and two militants were killed in an operation Sunday in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region.Two policemen were injured in the special operation ... Read more...

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Terror attack foiled in Russia


March 14th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian security forces Wednesday prevented a terror attack by defusing nine bombs at an illegal laboratory in Nalchik city.According to the National Anti-Terrorism Committee, the ... Read more...

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Plot to kill Putin foiled (Lead)


February 27th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 27 (IANS) Russian and Ukrainian security services have foiled a plot to assassinate Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin shortly after the upcoming presidential election in the country, it ... Read more...

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Woman suicide bomber held in Russia


February 5th, 2012 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A woman suicide bomber from Moscow has been arrested in Grozny, capital of Russia's Chechnya region, an official said.The unidentified 20-year-old woman, a resident of ... Read more...

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Ethnic tensions could destroy Russia, warns Putin


January 24th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned rising nationalism posed a threat to the country's future and called for a clampdown on "disrespectful" internal migrants."Attempts to ... Read more...

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Briton hospitalised after diving in Russia


January 21st, 2012 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) British diver Martin Robson has been admitted to a hospital intensive care unit after making a 209-metre dive in the Blue Lake in Russia's North ... Read more...

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UAE Quran centre opened in Chechnya


August 27th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Grozny, Aug 26 (IANS/WAM) A centre for the study of the Quran - under the assistance of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - has been opened in the Chechen capital ... Read more...

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Terror attack foiled in Moscow


July 19th, 2011 - 5:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 19 (IANS) A major terror attack on Moscow was foiled by the country's top security agency, officials said.Alexander Bortnikov, director of the federal security service or the Federal'naya ... Read more...

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Ethnic discrimination a nationwide problem : Medvedev


July 6th, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday ethnic discrimination was a problem being faced in the entire country not just in certain Russian regions."We have problems ... Read more...

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Muslim cleric shot dead in Russia


June 14th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Muslim cleric of a village mosque in Russia was found shot dead Tuesday morning, officials said.Kurbanov, the imam of the mosque in Dagestan region ... Read more...

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Two terrorists held over deadly attack in Russia


May 31st, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two members of a militant group, which launched a deadly attack in the southern Russian city of Vladikavkaz in September 2010 that killed 17 people, ... Read more...

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Amnesty slams Russia for human rights violation


May 13th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has criticised Russia for continuing violation of human rights and freedom in the country."Freedom of assembly and expression continued to ... Read more...

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Four militants killed in Russia’s North Caucasus


April 19th, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by BNO News
DAGESTAN, RUSSIA -- Russian security forces on Monday killed four suspected Islamist militants in Dagestan, in the troubled Russia's North Caucasus, Itar-Tass news agency reported.On early Monday, two vehicles were ordered to ... Read more...

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Putin fears growing Islamic radicalism in north Africa


February 25th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he fears the growing unrest in north Africa will strengthen radical groups, which could have a negative impact on ... Read more...

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Two killed in Russia blasts


February 15th, 2011 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least two police officers were killed and about 20 injured in two successive blasts in Russia's restive North Caucasus region, an official said Tuesday.A female suicide ... Read more...

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Five police officers killed in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus


February 2nd, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by BNO News
NALCHIK, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Five police officers on Wednesday were killed in a shooting attack in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region, RIA Novosti reported.The attack took place at a cafe in ... Read more...

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Moscow airport blast aimed at foreigners


January 29th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Jan 24 suicide blast in Moscow's Domodedovo airport that killed 35 people was aimed primarily at foreigners, investigators said Saturday."It was no accident that the terrorist ... Read more...

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Car blast kills four in Russia


January 27th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dagestan (Russia), Jan 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least four people were killed and six others injured when a blast ripped through a cafe late Wednesday night in Russia's volatile southern republic of ... Read more...

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Female terrorist opened bag triggering Moscow airport blast (Roundup)


January 25th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow/Beijing, Jan 25 (IANS) A female terrorist "opened a bag" at Moscow's Domodedovo International Airport, triggering a massive explosion that killed 35 people, a source said, adding: "She was accompanied by a ... Read more...

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Two terrorists involved in Moscow airport blast


January 25th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two terrorists were involved in a suicide bomb attack at Moscow's Domodedovo International Airport that killed 35 and injured up to 180 Monday, a law enforcement source ... Read more...

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Russian police detain 2,100 to prevent ethnic clash


December 19th, 2010 - 8:46 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian police have detained more than 2,100 protesters in and around Moscow to prevent clash between ultra-nationalists and migrants.About 1,300 people, many of them with non-lethal weapons, ... Read more...

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Russia detains over 150 people in anticipation of riots


December 16th, 2010 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police have detained more than 150 people Wednesday at a major Moscow train station in anticipation of a new wave of nationalist rioting, an official said. "Over ... Read more...

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Moscow police clear Manezh Square in fear of more riots


December 14th, 2010 - 12:14 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Russian police on Monday cleared Moscow's Manezh Square to prevent more riots like the ones on Saturday in protest of the death of a football fan, the ... Read more...

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Russia needs university to teach about Islam: official


December 7th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia should open a secular university to train teachers and experts on Islam, a top official has said.Alexander Khloponin, Kremlin's envoy to the North Caucasus region, Monday ... Read more...

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Two militants killed in Russia


October 23rd, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two militants were killed in a shootout in Russia's volatile southern republic of Dagestan Saturday, police said."The incident occurred in the Kizilyurtovsk region of Dagestan. Police were ... Read more...

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Car bomb kills eight in Russia


September 9th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least eight people were killed and several injured Thursday when a car bomb exploded in a market in Russia's North Caucasus region, police said. The blast occurred ... Read more...

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10 Islamic rebels killed in northern Caucasus


August 28th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 28 (DPA) Russian special forces killed at least 10 Islamic rebels in two separate clashes in the troubled North Caucasus region, the Interior Ministry said Saturday. According to Itar-Tass, the ministry ... Read more...

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Two killed in Russia terror attack


July 21st, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least two people were killed and one injured in two suspected terror attacks at a hydropower plant and a police building in Russia's volatile North Caucasus ... Read more...

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