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'ISIS commander Abu Omar al-Shishani likely killed in US air strike'

'ISIS commander Abu Omar al-Shishani likely killed in US air strike'

In November, a US air strike killed Islamic State's senior leader in Libya, known as Abu Nabil.

Chechen strongman confirms man beheaded by IS was Russian

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov on Thursday confirmed the man executed by the Islamic State group in a recent video was a Chechen from Russia.

Daughter of slain Kremlin critic demands grilling of leader

The daughter of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Netmsov has filed a complaint over investigators' refusal to question Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov over her father's murder, her lawyer said on Wednesday.

Belgium raids suspected Islamists, fails to confirm attack plot

Belgian police raided suspected Islamist militants, mostly of Chechen origin, on Monday but found no evidence to confirm suspicions that they were planning an attack, prosecutors said.

Turkey detains Russian student trying to cross into Syria

 Turkish authorities have detained a female Russian student as she attempted to cross into war-torn Syria, Russian authorities said Friday.

Boston bombing victims recall day of pain, chaos, grief

Celeste Corcoran was hurled into the air by a bomb at the Boston Marathon finish line two years ago. Gillian Reny saw blood gushing from her legs and wondered if she would survive. William Campbell waited hours for his daughter to emerge from surgery only to learn she had been killed by the blasts.

Jury finds Tsarnaev guilty in Boston Marathon bombing

 The jury hearing the Boston Marathon bombing on Wednesday found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of killing three people and injuring 264 in the April 15, 2013 attack on the city`s best-attended sporting event, as well as fatally shooting a police officer four days later.

Suspects in Nemtsov killing probably tortured: Russian rights activist

Suspects in Nemtsov killing probably tortured: Russian rights activist

A former Chechen police officer who admitted to taking part in the murder of Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov "likely confessed under torture", a member of the Kremlin`s rights council told AFP Wednesday.

Chechen leader had `no right` to punish rebels` relatives: Putin

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday criticised Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov for saying that families of Islamist insurgents would be punished for a rebel attack on Grozny, a statement quickly followed by torching of several houses.

Gun battle breaks out in Chechen capital

Several police died in clashes with militants who attacked a traffic post in the Chechen capital Grozny and then stormed a building housing local media, Russian officials said on Thursday.

Kurds battle jihadists for Syria town on brink

Kurdish fighters mounted a desperate defence Friday of a Syrian border town besieged by Islamic State group jihadists as President Bashar al-Assad`s regime warned neighbouring Turkey against intervening on its soil.

Chechen leader denies sending fighters to Ukraine

The Kremlin-backed leader of Chechnya has denied sending fighters to support pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, but said some could have gone of their own accord.

Chechen killed by FBI in Boston bombing probe was unarmed

A Chechen man, who was fatally shot by an FBI agent last week during an interview about one of the Boston bombing suspects, was unarmed, US law enforcement officials have said.

`Dead Boston bomber involved in 2011 triple murder`

Deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev participated in a 2011 gruesome triple murder outside Boston along with a Chechen killed during a confrontation with law enforcement officers, according to media reports.

Chechens not fighting in Syria: Kadyrov

Around 16,000 people have died in Syria since the start of the almost 17-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, the UN says.

Islamist rebel urges `total war` with Russia

The Chechen Islamist rebel leader who
is Russia`s most wanted man has issued an appeal for recruits
for a "total war" against the Russian state, in a new video
message posted.

Chechen rebel claims responsibility for Moscow bomb attack

Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov has claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb attack at the Domodedovo airport in Moscow last month.

Court, do not steal women: Chechen leader tells his men

Chechen strongman leader Ramzan Kadyrov urged young men to learn the art of courtship as the former rebel seeks to root out the ancient practice of
bride-stealing in his volatile region.

Blast suspect is Chechen: Danish police

Danish police say they
believe they have pinned down the identity of the one-legged
man suspected of setting off a small explosion in a Copenhagen

Chechen militant kills self, policeman in blast

Police in Chechnya
say a militant detonated explosives as officers tried to
detain him, killing himself and one policeman.