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July 9, 2018 2:03 PM Russian rights activist goes on trial in Chechnya

MOSCOW: A leading Russian rights activist went on trial in Chechnya on Monday, charged with drug possession in a case that has sparked concern from Western officials and rights groups. Oyub Titiyev, 60, heads a branch of Russia's top rights group Memorial, the last such body to remain active in the North Caucasus region ruled with an iron fist by strongman 16

June 13, 2018 1:03 AM Salah makes World Cup headlines for Chechnya photo

GROZNY, Russia: Mohamed Salah, a star attraction ahead of football's 2018 World Cup in Russia, has made headlines for a smiling photo with Ramzan Kadyrov, strongman of Chechnya where his Egypt team have set up camp. "Mo Salah was woken from his sleep so a man accused of 'torture and extrajudicial killings' could have a photo with him during training 25

May 29, 2018 11:49 PM Russian journalist shot dead in Kiev: Police

KIEV: A Russian war correspondent who fled to Kiev after criticising Moscow's role in the conflict in eastern Ukraine was shot dead Tuesday in the Ukrainian capital, police said. Arkadi Babchenko was the second Kremlin critic living in Kiev to be killed in less than two years, and police said they suspected the crime was linked to his work. Pavel Cheremet 17

September 20, 2017 3:02 PM Russia agrees to accept court ruling on Beslan compensation

MOSCOW: A ruling by the European Court of Human Rights criticising Russia's handling of the Beslan siege which left hundreds dead will not be contested, the justice ministry said Wednesday. In April the ECHR found "serious failings" in Russia's response to the 2004 school siege in which 330 people died, 186 of them children. It ordered Russia to pay a total 15

July 28, 2017 12:01 PM Islamic State is on Australia’s doorstep: Their secret dens and a mobile phone confirms it

AS he descends the dozen steps into total darkness, Corporal Roger Morillo pauses for a moment, less to allow his eyes to adjust and more to note the gravitas of what lies beneath. The air is dank, the relentless monsoonal rains outside have seeped through the underground plastered walls and the bespectacled young soldier sighs as he twists his slight 152

July 22, 2017 3:15 PM German runaway girl who converted to Islam is found in Iraq

A German girl who ran away from home shortly after converting to Islam has been found as Iraqi forces liberated the northern city of Mosul from Islamic States forces, German and Iraqi officials said Saturday as authorities tried to figure out what to do with her. The 16-year-old teenager, only identified as Linda W. in line with German privacy laws, is getting 18

July 22, 2017 2:27 PM The Latest: German girl arrested in Mosul is runaway teen

Three Iraqi intelligence and investigative officials have confirmed that the German teenager apprehended the basement of a home in Mosul's Old City earlier this month is Linda W., a girl who ran away a year ago from her home in Germany after converting to Islam. The city hall in Pulsnitz, photographed Saturday, July 22, 2017. A German girl, who ran away from home shortly 13

July 13, 2017 10:46 AM Russia sentences Nemtsov hitmen to lengthy jail terms

MOSCOW: A Russian court on Thursday handed jail terms ranging from 11 to 20 years to five Chechen men for organising and carrying out the contract killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. Zaur Dadayev, who carried out the shooting, was sentenced to 20 years in prison while four other defendants were jailed for between 11 and 19 years, judge Yury Zhitnikov 4

July 10, 2017 12:08 AM Honking Horns Hail the Liberation of Mosul From Islamic State

Three years after Mosul’s abrupt fall to jihadists alerted the world to Islamic State’s growing strength, territorial ambitions and barbarity, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi traveled to the city to declare it liberated once more. Abadi congratulated the Iraqi people and fighters on a “great victory” as the last pockets under Islamic State control 13

July 1, 2017 10:42 PM World Pride: Thousands rally for global LGBT rights in Madrid

Hundreds of thousands of people marched Saturday in a global gay pride demonstration in Madrid under tight security, and a parade of 52 floats took the festivities through the Spanish capital and into the night. The rally was led by all of Spain’s major political parties, both left and right, who carried a large banner that read “For LGBTI Rights All Over the World 13