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Trial of accused marathon bomber could be moved from Boston

Boston - Wednesday's deadline for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to seek a new location for his trial passed without any apparent further efforts to move the case.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Op-Ed: US weapons finding their way into the wrong hands

After being denied a war by popular opinion and being outmaneuvered by Russia, the US began supplying arms and equipment to the Free Syrian Army (FSA) amid protests that those weapons might fall into the wrong hands; namely, those of US enemies.
In the Media by Justin King - 3 comments

Boston bombings: Pro-Tsarnaev posters displayed in Chechnya

Grozny - The face of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov dominates Grozny as his image is displayed on billboards across the city. Now another image is added to the city as posters of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have appeared, declaring his innocence.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 2 comments

Op-Ed: The Boston bombing and the unsettled state of mind

In the statements made to the press by Ruslan Tsarni, uncle of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, an important truth was revealed on the nature of the unsettled.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 6 comments

Czech Ambassador stresses Czech Republic is not Chechnya

A sudden interest in the Chechen Republic, coupled with geographical ineptness, has resulted in confusion between the Czech Republic and Chechyna on social media sites.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 26 comments

Livestream: Boston bombers 2 brothers 'from Russian region near Chechnya'

Boston - Police in Boston say one of the suspects in Monday's Boston Marathon bombings identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev has died in custody. His younger brother Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, remains at large after a shoot-out with the police
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments

One suspect dead, another still on the loose in Boston manhunt

Boston - One of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings is still on the loose, causing the Watertown-Boston area to be on a lockdown following a carjacking and firefight with police.
In the Media by Eric Morales - 18 comments

Op-Ed: The terror enigma — Gauging the threat to the 2012 Olympic Games

London - A timely analysis on the terrorist threat and the security challenges it currently poses to the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games.
In the Media by Shawn Kay - 5 comments

When does Russian diplomacy reach Old Model expiry date?

Sydney - When Bismarck was told that a Russian diplomat had died, he said, “Really? I wonder what his motive was?”, or words to that effect. Modern Russian diplomacy, particularly over Syria, hasn’t become any more transparent.
In the Media by Paul Wallis

Fossilized 'dinosaur eggs' excavated in Chechnya?

Locals in Russia's Republic of Chechnya are excited that 'dinosaur eggs' have been discovered, but scientists remain doubtful.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov plans to leave politics

Ramzan Kadyrov, president of Chechnya, has revealed that he plans to stand down from politics once he has fulfilled his task. He stated that he has no ambition to run for higher office, but would prefer to spend more time with his family.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas

Actress Hilary Swank apologizes over Chechnya appearance

Two-time Academy Award winning actress Hilary Swank has apologized for taking part in the Oct. 5 birthday celebration of Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 1 comment

Chechen poet Ruslan Akhtakhanov murdered in Moscow

Moscow - The murder of a poet in Moscow has been described by police as a contract killing. Ruslan Akhtakhanov, a well known Chechen anti-separatist, was murdered in cold blood.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 2 comments

Chechen government denies targeting ads of bareheaded women

Businesses in the Russian Republic of Chechnya have been targeted for displaying advertisements of bareheaded women. A spokesman for President Ramzan Kadyrov denies any government banning of such advertisements.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas

Celebrities slated for attending Ramzan Kadyrov's Chechnya party

Grozny - Celebrities who traveled to Chechnya to attend a party on the 35th birthday of Ramzan Kadyrov, have been criticized by Human Rights Watch for associating with the Kremlin backed leader. Under fire are Jean Claude Van Damme, Hilary Swank and Vanessa Mae.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas

Russia upset US doesn't list Doku Umarov as terrorist

Moscow - Russian authorities are concerned and dismayed after they learned Chechnyan terrorist Doku Umarov is not on the US State Department's 2010 edition of their list of terrorists.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 2 comments

Chechen rebels responsible for Russian train blast

A North Caucasus Islamist group called "Caucasian Mujahadeen" has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack on the Russian train Nevsky Express.
In the Media by Maciej Lewandowski

Suicide Bomber Kills at least 20 in Russia

At least 20 people are dead and 60 others injured after a suicide bomber attacked a police station in Igusheta Province, Russia on Monday.
In the Media by Thom W. Conroy

11 Killed in Russia During Attacks on Police, Sauna

Gunmen in the Russian Republic of Dagestan today shot dead four policemen at a checkpoint in the town of Buynaksk before entering a sauna where they killed seven female employees.
In the Media by Chris Dade - 1 comment

Human rights activist Natalia Estemirova kidnapped, murdered

Russian human rights worker Natalia Estemirova was kidnapped and murdered Wednesday as she left her home in the Chechnya region.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Is Russia assassinating its political opponents from Chechnya?

The Russian bear is back and is flexing its muscles as only it can. For those who thought that Russia was about to go into hibernation after the Cold War was over, the events of the last nine months have shown that the opposite is true.
In the Media by Julian Worker

Human Rights Activist Murdered Shortly After News Conference

Stanislav Markelov, a Russian lawyer and human rights activist, was murdered by a masked gunman. He was known for his work in human rights abuses in Chechnya.
In the Media by Can Tran - 1 comment

Chechnya reborn: The Russians won the war, human rights the issue

The Chechen wars were murderous, but Grozny, the destroyed town so familiar for so long, has been practically rebuilt. By any standards, it was a vicious war, but the maimed republic is being reconstructed with incredible speed.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 1 comment

Pro-Moscow Official Killed by Bomb Blast in Chechnya

Senior Chechen official who was injured in blast, dies of wounds
In the Media by Carolyn E. Price

Russia jails 'pro-rebel' editor

A Moscow court has jailed a journalist for five years in connection with his reporting on the Chechnya conflict.
In the Media by Iamseven - 1 comment

Shevardnadze Visits Pankisi Gorge

MOSCOW (voa) - Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze has traveled to the country's Pankisi Gorge region to show his support for a military operation aimed at clearing the area of militants. The Gorge is a source of controversy between Georgia and neig...
In the Media by Rebecca Santana

Putin Orders Probe of Helicopter Crash In Chechnya

MOSCOW (voa) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered an investigation into the crash of a helicopter that claimed at least 74 lives in break-away Chechnya. Chechen separatist rebels are claiming to have downed the helicopter loaded with Russian ...
In the Media by Lisa McAdams

Russian Military Success Is No Guarantee Of Chechnya Peace

Moscow (dpa) - Russia's recent military successes in Chechnya have dealt a severe blow to Islamic rebels.But as the generals stick to sledgehammer tactics and Moscow rules out talks with the militants, peace remains a remote prospect after 22 months of...
In the Media by Nick Allen

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