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.

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.

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.

Hollywood star Steven Seagal visits Chechnya

Steven Seagal spent some time with Ramzan Kadyrov, the former militant fighter who now heads Chechnya, in the latest in a series of visits by Western celebrities to the volatile Russian republic.

Boston suspects got what they deserved: Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said he has no plans to offer any assistance to the suspects in the deadly bombings in Boston, and that the two brothers "got what they deserved".

Chechen leader denies having hit-list

Ramzan Kadyrov, leader of Russia`s Chechen republic, has denied having prepared "hit lists" of his critics.

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.

Shakira denies plans to sing for Chechnya leader

Last week, sources in Chechnya region said Shakira would be attending Ramzan Kadyrov`s 35th birthday celebration.

Chechnya leader supports polygamy, wants 2nd wife

Ramzan Kadyrov stresses Sharia allows a 2nd marriage only if 1st wife agrees.

Twelve militants killed in Chechnya

Militants were killed in an attempt to attack native village of Chechen Prez.

Suicide blast in Chechnya capital injures 7

A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Chechen capital Grozny.

Chechen leader allegedly ordered killing of rivals

The brother of two murdered opponents of Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov claimed in a letter published on Wednesday that the Kremlin-backed Chehen leader has ordered the killing of him and the remaining brothers.

8 militants killed in Chechnya: Authorities

Chechen security
forces on Friday killed eight militants in a two-hour gunbattle in
the Russian province`s south, authorities said.

Four suicide bombers detained in Chechnya: Official

Authorities in Chechnya said on Friday they had averted several major attacks as they announced the detention of four youths trained as suicide bombers in the increasingly volatile region.