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Russia records another air crash in Chechnya region

Just a day after a Russian transport plane crashed in Syria, a Russian security services helicopter has crashed in Russia’s Chechnya region, RIA news agency reported on Wednesday.

Russians march for murdered hero Boris Nemtsov ahead of presidential vote

Several thousand Muscovites marched Sunday in frigid temperatures in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov who was gunned down three years ago, a rare sanctioned opposition gathering ahead of next month's presidential vote.

Five people killed in Dagestan church shooting

Five women were shot dead in an apparent radical Islamist attack on an Orthodox church in the North Caucasus region of Dagestan on Sunday, officials and local media said.

12 ISIL widows sentenced by Iraqi court

A Turkish woman was sentenced to death and 11 other foreign widows to life in jail by an Iraqi court, for their involvement with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS).

EU court rejects sexuality tests for gay asylum seekers

The EU's top court says psychological tests should not be used as grounds to reject asylum claims from people fleeing countries where homosexuality is illegal.

Russia leads South Arabia, Tunisia as largest ISIS fighters’ exporter

Russia has replaced Tunisia as the top exporter of foreign fighters to the ranks of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, according to new figures

Emmanuel Macron faces rights test as Egypt’s Sisi visits Paris

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to Paris on Tuesday under pressure from human rights groups to end what they call France's "disgraceful policies of indulgence" towards him.

Israeli club official quits after anti-Muslim remark

The professional adviser of an Israeli football club known for its far-right fan base has resigned after saying he would never sign a Muslim player, a spokesman said on Thursday.

After helping retake Aleppo, Russia seeks to rebuild it

Flicking through before-and-after photos of Aleppo's Umayyad mosque on his phone, the city's mufti Mahmoud Akkam said he initially wanted the celebrated landmark to be restored by fellow Syrians.

US-backed forces surround IS fighters in central Raqqa

U.S.-backed forces now have Islamic State fighters surrounded in central Raqqa, a Syrian Kurdish commander said, but he predicted that driving the militants out could take up to four months.


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