Russia's Caucasus Islamists 'pledge allegiance' to Islamic State

Islamist militants in four regions of Russia's Caucasus have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, according to a recording which was welcomed by IS after being posted online.

Austria convicts 9 would-be Islamic State members

An Austrian court on Tuesday convicted nine people of Chechen origin arrested last year on their way to join Islamic State militants together with their Turkish driver.

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.

Belgian police detain 16 in raids against Chechen jihadists

Belgian police on Monday detained 16 people for questioning during nationwide raids targeting Chechen jihadist groups, federal prosecutors said, adding some are suspected of training or fighting in Syria.

Masked attackers raid rights group`s office in Chechnya

 One of the last rights groups active in Russia`s Chechnya region said Wednesday that masked attackers were ransacking its offices as crowds of pro-government demonstrators stood outside.

Chechnya leader gives `shoot to kill` orders on Russian forces

 Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov on Thursday ordered his troops to "shoot to kill" if they encountered any unauthorised Russian forces on the territory of the small republic in the volatile North Caucasus region.

Chechen woman kidnaps her Dutch children to join Islamic State

A Chechen woman living in the Netherlands has taken her two young children against their father's will to join the Islamic State group in Syria, in what is believed to be the first such case, prosecutors said on Monday.

One of the suspects was offended by Nemtsov's comments on Charlie Hebdo: Chechen leader
One of the suspects was offended by Nemtsov's comments on Charlie Hebdo: Chechen leader

Five people, including a former Chechen policeman, have been detained over the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. Also, another suspect has blown himself up in Chechen capital of Grozny after being surrounded by the police, Russian media reported.

Chechen confesses involvement in murder of Russia`s Nemtsov

A Russian court on Sunday charged two men with the murder of opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, including a former police officer from Chechnya who confessed to his involvement in what investigators said was a contract killing.

 

Chechnya policeman 'confesses' involvement in Nemtsov murder

A Russian court on Sunday charged two men with the murder of opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, including an ex-police officer from Chechnya who confessed to his involvement in the brazen assassination.

One of Nemtsov killing suspects served in police: Report

One of the men detained on suspicion of killing Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov served in a police unit in the Russian region of Chechnya, Russian news agencies quoted a law enforcement official as saying.

Five Russians held in France on suspicion of planning attack

 Five Russians from Chechnya have been detained in southern France on suspicion of preparing an attack, local prosecutors said on Tuesday. 

Huge anti-Charlie Hebdo rally in Chechnya as global protests rumble on

The backlash over Charlie Hebdo rumbled on Monday after days of bloodshed in Niger, with a huge rally in Chechnya against the weekly`s cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, Afghan protesters burning the French flag and Gazans levelling threats against France.

'Hands off Prophet Muhammad': Thousands join anti-Charlie rally in Russia's Chechnya
'Hands off Prophet Muhammad': Thousands join anti-Charlie rally in Russia's Chechnya

 Tens of thousands of people staged a rally on Monday in Russia`s Chechnya region against French magazine Charlie Hebdo`s cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, which the predominantly Muslim region`s leader denounced as "vulgar and immoral".

Two arrested in Germany's Berlin on suspicion of supporting terrorism

The Berlin police say they have taken two men into custody on suspicion they were recruiting fighters and procuring equipment and funding for the so-called Islamic State terrorism group in Syria.

Chechen president offers `special regiment` to defend Russia

Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov on Sunday proposed the creation of a "special regiment" made up from Chechnya`s armed forces to help defend Russia from Western aggression.

US wants probe into Chechnya rights group attack

 

Washington: The United States on Monday condemned an arson attack against a human rights group in Chechnya, calling on authorities to ensure the safety of activists working in the region.

Attackers torch rights group`s office in Chechen capital

Attackers set alight the office of a prominent rights group in Chechnya after its activists criticised Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov for saying that relatives of Islamist insurgents would be punished.

Eggs thrown at Russian activists protesting Chechnya torchings

 Russian rights activists were targeted with eggs on Thursday as they held a news conference in Moscow to condemn the torching of the homes of relatives of suspected Islamist insurgents in Chechnya.

Chechnya homes torched after call to punish Islamists: Rights groups

Several houses have been torched in Chechnya after the Russian province`s leader called for relatives of Islamist insurgents to be punished in the wake of a bloody attack in the capital Grozny, rights activists said Tuesday.