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Chechnya

Four militants killed by police in Grozny shootout
Four suspected militants have been shot dead by police in the Chechen capital Grozny. The authorities claim they have foiled a series of planned terrorist attacks across Chechnya.

May 16, 2009 12:58

Suicide bomber kills two policemen and civilian in Chechnya
Two police officers and one civilian have been killed in Chechen capital Grozny by a suicide bomber near the Russian republic’s Interior Ministry building.

May 15, 2009 14:04

Religion to tackle drunk driving in Chechnya
The names of drunk drivers will now be voiced during Friday prayers, and then written on special banners put near the mosques of the Chechen republic, Russia’s Ria Novosti reports.

May 07, 2009 20:14

“I’ll resign when Chechnya prospers” – President
Ramzan Kadyrov says he’ll quit as Chechen president in 2019, when the republic “flourishes”. The leader says running a prosperous country wouldn’t interest him.

September 27, 2009 10:33

Interpol broadens wanted list for Chechen commander’s murder
Seven Russian citizens, including a parliament deputy, have been placed on Interpol’s wanted list on request of the United Arab Emirates in relation to the murder of a former Chechen military commander.

April 28, 2009 13:34

‘Oh, I’ve found those 70 kilos of TNT in the woods’
A local resident in Chechnya is to be awarded $US 44,000 for handing over to authorities 74 kilograms of TNT. He said he found them by chance.

April 23, 2009 14:03

End of counter-terrorism regime in Chechnya
The National Antiterrorism Committee has officially ended the antiterrorism regime in the Chechen Republic launched a decade ago.

January 21, 2010 00:33

“End of anti-terrorist operation in Chechnya is Kadyrov’s great success”
The end of Russia’s anti-terror operation in Chechnya is a great success for Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov and an indicator of stability in the republic, says Nadezhda Polshcha, an expert on the Caucasus.

April 16, 2009 15:39

Berezovsky financed terrorists by paying ransoms – Chechen prez
Boris Berezovsky encouraged Chechen warlords Shamil Basayev and Salman Raduyev to kidnap people so that Berezovsky could finance them by paying ransoms, claims Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov.

November 23, 2009 10:08

Murder by man with golden gun?
Dubai police have accused a deputy of the Russian parliament of being behind the murder of the former Chechen Special Forces Commander Sulim Yamadayev, who was gunned down in the United Arab Emirates last week.

April 06, 2009 17:27

Dead or alive: uncertainty over Chechen Hero of Russia assassination
There are contradicting reports on the fate of Sulim Yamadayev, a former leading commander of a crack Russian anti-terrorist battalion in Chechnya, after an assassination attempt in Dubai, UAE on March 28.

March 31, 2009 23:11

Security restrictions hamper economy – Chechen president
The president of Russia's Chechen republic has called for the country's government to end the counter-terrorist operations in the region that began almost ten years ago.

March 30, 2009 03:23