Second Chechen War http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25575/all en Two killed in Russia's Dagestan when police storm house http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/two-killed-russias-dagestan-when-police-storm-house <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Russian security forces killed a suspected militant while storming a house in Dagestan, Russian news agencies reported on Saturday.</p> <p>The raid, in which a member of the security forces was also killed, took place in Novy Khushet, a village near Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan in the volatile North Caucausus region.</p> <p>News agencies earlier reported that security forces had surrounded a house in the village where two suspected militants were holed up.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/two-killed-russias-dagestan-when-police-storm-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caucasian Front Dagestan Second Chechen War War Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 10:30:14 +0000 5733531 at http://www.globalpost.com Gunman kills supreme court judge in Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/gunman-kills-supreme-court-judge-russias-dagestan A gunman killed a senior judge in the centre of the capital of Russia's violence-plagued Dagestan province on Tuesday, law enforcement officials said. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/gunman-kills-supreme-court-judge-russias-dagestan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dagestan Hospitality Islam in Russia Law Politics Second Chechen War War World Religion Russia Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:16:00 +0000 5734973 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Deadly sieges in past 30 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/factbox-deadly-sieges-past-30-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 21 (Reuters) - Here is a look at some of the deadliest sieges in the last 30 years, after an Algerian hostage crisis ended on Saturday with heavy loss of life.</p> <p>American, Canadian, British, French, Japanese, Norwegian, Filipino and Romanian workers are dead or missing after Islamist militants seized a desert gas plant near the Libyan border, about 1,300 km (800 miles) southeast of Algiers. Algerian forces stormed the plant on Saturday and veteran Islamist fighter Mokhtar Belmokhtar claimed responsibility for the attack on behalf of al Qaeda.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/factbox-deadly-sieges-past-30-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hostage taking Religion Second Chechen War Terrorism in Russia War Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:30:04 +0000 5737208 at http://www.globalpost.com Fighting in volatile Chechnya kills 13 rebels, police -agency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/fighting-volatile-chechnya-kills-13-rebels-police-agency <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Two of the most wanted Islamist rebels in Chechnya were among 13 killed in a shootout between Russian law enforcement officers and rebels in the volatile mountain province, Interfax news agency said on Thursday.</p> <p>Brothers Khuseyn and Muslim Gakayev have been accused of organising several high-profile attacks, most recently a suicide bomb attack on an interior ministry vehicle that killed four last August.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/fighting-volatile-chechnya-kills-13-rebels-police-agency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Politics of Russia Second Chechen War War Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:00:38 +0000 5738807 at http://www.globalpost.com Council of Europe alleges torture in Russia's N.Caucasus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/council-europe-alleges-torture-russias-ncaucasus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gilbert Reilhac</p> <p>STRASBOURG, France, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The Council of Europe on Thursday accused Russian authorities of inflicting electric shocks, asphyxiation and other tortures on prisoners in an effort to suppress an Islamist insurgency in the North Caucasus.</p> <p>Its report was released after Russia for the first time authorised the publication of findings gathered by the council's committee on torture on a 2011 trip to Chechnya, Dagestan and North Ossetia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/council-europe-alleges-torture-russias-ncaucasus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Council of Europe Ethics Russia Second Chechen War Technology War Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:45:24 +0000 5739012 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Two leading Chechen rebels killed in shootout -agency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-two-leading-chechen-rebels-killed-shootout-agency <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Raises death toll to 14)</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Two of the most wanted Islamist rebels in Chechnya were among 14 people killed in a shootout between Russian forces and militants, Interfax news agency said on Thursday.</p> <p>Brothers Khuseyn and Muslim Gakayev have been accused of organising several high-profile attacks, most recently a suicide bomb attack on an interior ministry vehicle that killed four people last August.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-two-leading-chechen-rebels-killed-shootout-agency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Islam in Russia Second Chechen War Technology War Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:00:25 +0000 5739051 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian forces kill three militants in North Caucasus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/russian-forces-kill-three-militants-north-caucasus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Russian security forces killed three suspected militants on Friday in a shootout in the North Caucasus, where the government is fighting an Islamist insurgency, authorities said on Friday.</p> <p>Security forces stormed a house where suspected militants were hiding out in the town of Chegem, near the regional capital Nalchik, after the gunmen refused to surrender.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/russian-forces-kill-three-militants-north-caucasus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contemporary history Nalchik Second Chechen War War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:45:33 +0000 5739552 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia says kills last militant linked to Moscow metro bombing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/russia-says-kills-last-militant-linked-moscow-metro-bombing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Russia said on Wednesday it had killed the last surviving North Caucasus insurgent wanted for organising twin bombings on the Moscow metro that killed 40 people in 2010.</p> <p>Moscow is fighting an Islamist insurgency in the mountainous North Caucasus more than a decade since it re-established federal control over Chechnya after two separatist wars.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/russia-says-kills-last-militant-linked-moscow-metro-bombing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islam in Russia Second Chechen War Terrorism in Russia War Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 10:45:36 +0000 5747339 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia detains nearly 300 Muslims in terrorism probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/russia-detains-nearly-300-muslims-terrorism-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russian police detained nearly 300 Muslims from several countries in Saint Petersburg as part of a probe into suspected calls to terrorism, investigators said Saturday.</p> <p>They said in a statement that "271 people including citizens of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, nationals of Russia's North Caucasus and an Egyptian and an Afghani were detained to verify their suspected involvement in terrorist activity". </p> <p>The Federal Security Service (FSB) and police carried out the operation on Friday in the Apraskine Dvor central market where Muslims are known to work and pray. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/russia-detains-nearly-300-muslims-terrorism-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Second Chechen War Social Issues Technology AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 19:16:10 +0000 5751266 at http://www.globalpost.com 17 gunmen killed in Thai military base attack: army http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/17-gunmen-killed-thai-military-base-attack-army <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Scores of heavily armed gunmen stormed a military base in unrest-plagued southern Thailand, an army spokesman said Wednesday, in a major assault that left at least 17 militants dead.</p> <p>"Some 100 fully armed militants stormed the base, where there were 60 marines," Colonel Pramote Promin, southern army spokesman, told AFP. </p> <p>He said the attack, one of the most ambitious in several years of violence in Thailand's deep south, had left at least 17 assailants dead. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/17-gunmen-killed-thai-military-base-attack-army" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israeli–Palestinian conflict Second Chechen War War AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:30:38 +0000 5754068 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Suicide bomber kills three police in Russian Caucasus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/update-1-suicide-bomber-kills-three-police-russian-caucasus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Six in hospital, one person unaccounted for</p> <p>* Suicide bomber struck at police check point (Adds Interior Ministry statement)</p> <p>By Thomas Grove</p> <p>MOSCOW, Feb 14 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed three policemen and wounded another six in Russia's North Caucasus on Thursday, hours before President Vladimir Putin was to meet with officials to discuss security ahead of next year's Winter Olympics.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/update-1-suicide-bomber-kills-three-police-russian-caucasus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caucasus Emirate Entertainment Politics of Russia Second Chechen War Terrorism Terrorism in Russia Vladimir Putin War Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:45:47 +0000 5755240 at http://www.globalpost.com Suicide bomber kills three police in Russian Caucasus -agency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/suicide-bomber-kills-three-police-russian-caucasus-agency <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Feb 14 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed three policemen and injured another six at a police security checkpoint early on Thursday in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region of Dagestan, Russian agency RIA reported, citing information from the local Interior Ministry.</p> <p>The suicide bomber detonated explosives in his automobile after police stopped the car on the outskirts of the city of Khasavyurt, agencies reported. One person is still unaccounted for.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/suicide-bomber-kills-three-police-russian-caucasus-agency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Europe Islam in Russia Second Chechen War Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:48:31 +0000 5755255 at http://www.globalpost.com Suicide attack kills three police officers in Dagestan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/suicide-attack-kills-three-police-officers-dagestan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A suicide car bomb attack in the volatile Russian Caucasus region of Dagestan killed three police officers and wounded six other people Thursday, the local interior ministry said.</p> <p>The attacker blew up his car at a checkpoint at Khassaviurt, in northern Dagestan, a statement said. It said the blast left a crater that was two metres in diameter (two yards) and 1.5 metres deep.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/suicide-attack-kills-three-police-officers-dagestan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dagestan Second Chechen War Terrorism in Russia War AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:25:14 +0000 5755951 at http://www.globalpost.com Three militants shot dead in Russia's Dagestan - media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/three-militants-shot-dead-russias-dagestan-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Security officers shot dead three militants on Sunday in Russia's volatile North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, the epicentre of an Islamist insurgency, local media reported.</p> <p>Russia has tightened security in the surrounding region less than a year ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, which it is planning to host on the western side of the Caucasus mountains, 1,000 km (620 miles) from Dagestan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/three-militants-shot-dead-russias-dagestan-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dagestan Islam in Russia Second Chechen War War Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Feb 2013 09:30:32 +0000 5758008 at http://www.globalpost.com Actor Depardieu wants to make film in Russia's volatile Chechnya http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/actor-depardieu-wants-make-film-russias-volatile-chechnya <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Actor registered residency in small provincial city</p> <p>* Says he'll be back to Chechnya</p> <p>By Thomas Grove</p> <p>MOSCOW, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Film star Gerard Depardieu, who received a hug and a Russian passport from President Vladimir Putin last month, has announced he wants to make a movie in Chechnya after dining and dancing with the volatile region's strongarm leader.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/actor-depardieu-wants-make-film-russias-volatile-chechnya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Entertainment Gerard Depardieu Politics of Russia Second Chechen War War Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:00:35 +0000 5765873 at http://www.globalpost.com