Top Chechen official claims blood feud against blogger

Europe 03/12/19, 09:38

The influential speaker of Chechnya's parliament has declared a blood feud against a popular exiled blogger in what appears to be another example of intimidation of critics in Chechnya.Magomed Daudov, a close ally of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, on Saturday ...

Chechen religious leaders re-open landmark mosque in Syria

World 02/21/19, 10:15

Religious leaders of Russia's republic of Chechnya have inaugurated a re-opened landmark mosque in Syria's Homs, once the symbol of the rebellion against President Bashar Assad.In 2013, Syrian government forces captured the Khalid Ibn al-Walid mosque, which sustained heavy damage ...

Chechen critic fears for his life as he faces deportation

World 12/19/18, 05:19

A gravelly voice rings out from the phone's loudspeaker: "Aren't you scared of me?"The man on the screen, 32-year-old Chechen video blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov, frowns."I'm not scared of people like you," he says, looking into the camera. "But you people ...

Russia’s highest court upheld land swap deal in Caucasus

Europe 12/06/18, 06:04

Russia's highest court has upheld a land swap deal in the North Caucasus which caused large-scale protests.Thousands of people rallied for days earlier this year after the leaders of the provinces of Ingushetia and Chechnya signed the agreement to exchange ...

Court in Russia’s North Caucasus overturns land swap deal

Europe 10/30/18, 12:58

A court in the Russian province of Ingushetia on Tuesday overturned a land swap deal with another North Caucasus region that caused large-scale protests. The Constitutional Court of Ingushetia ruled to invalidate the deal with neighboring Chechnya that was signed last ...

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