Chechnya

Clashes Between Taliban & Afghanistan Forces Haunt Ghazni

<b>Video Editor:</b> Mohd Ibrahim<p>Afghanistan’s Ghazni has turned into a ‘ghost town’ ever since it was put under siege by Taliban on Friday. Afghanistan's …

Afghanistan

Pakistan denies claims about having links with Taliban attack on Afghanistan's Ghazni, calls allegations 'baseless'

<b>Islamabad:</b> The Pakistan Foreign Office has denied allegations that Pakistani citizens supported the Taliban attack on Afghanistans Ghazni last week, …

Pakistan

The Only Escape for Chechen Men is MMA Glory

It’s a fantasy the country’s president is all-too-happy to have his fighters perpetuate on InstagramIn a small gym under a railway tunnel in Grozny, …

For Men

Trump Signs Defense Bill Suspending Russian Military Flyovers

The defense act states that Russia must allow U.S. observation flights over Moscow, Chechnya, Kaliningrad and the breakaway Georgian republics of …

Russia

Russian Court Jails Native Of Ingushetia On Terrorism Charges

A court in Russia has jailed a native of the North Caucasus region of Ingushetia on terrorism-related charges.

Caucasus

Gay singer Zelim Bakaev went missing a year ago in Chechnya—what happened to him remains a mystery

Advertisement<p>A year since the disappearance of Chechen gay singer Zelimkhan (Zelim) Bakaev, his family, fans and activists are still searching for …

LGBTQI

Escape to Thailand: 12 serene landscapes that will drift you to paradise

Meet the photographer<p>Christoper Roche<p>"Having recently been to Mount Kailash in Tibet, Chechnya and Kurdistan, it was suggested that I might enjoy …

Hong Kong

Fleeing Zimbabwe, Deported by Zambia: Daily Brief

Plus: A show trial in Russia's Chechnya; police beating caught on video in Papua New Guinea; Argentina's Senate refuses to respect women's rights; …

Human Rights

Beyond skyscrapers and parks, little has changed in Chechnya

The absurd, Kafkaesque trial of Oyub Titiev proves the Chechen Republic's impressive makeover is only skin deep.<p>Flying into Grozny, the Chechen capital dominated by brand-new skyscrapers and a massive four-towered mosque, it's hard for me not to reflect on the other times I'd travelled here.<p>In the …

European News

Showing Solidarity in Moscow, in a Chechen Courtroom, and Everywhere

Today, as I sat in a tiny courtroom in Shali, a 40-minute drive from Chechnya’s capital, at a hearing in the show trial of human rights defender Oyub …

Human Rights

Gay activists in Russia arrested for celebrating Pride

A group of about 60 LGBTQ activists assembled in St. Petersburg, Russia yesterday and roughly half of them were arrested. The incident occurred in …

LGBTQI

Man Convicted Of Killing Notorious Russian Colonel Buried In Chechnya

Thousands of people have gathered in the Chechen village of Geldagen for the burial of Yusup Temerkhanov, a native of the village who died on August …

Crime

Police just detained dozens of LGBT activists in Russia

Police have detained around 30 LGBT activists in St Petersburg.<p>A total of about 60 campaigners assembled in Palace Square after their request for a …

LGBTQI

Nephew Of Chechen Leader Kadyrov Becomes Grozny's New Mayor

A nephew of Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Russia's North Caucasus region of Chechnya, has been appointed by local legislators as Grozny's mayor.

Russia

Rights Group Memorial Deems Jailed Russian Activist A Political Prisoner

The Moscow-based human rights group Memorial says it has determined that Mikhail Savostin, an activist charged with illegal drug possession, is a …

Rights & Freedoms

Gunmen kill two police in Russia's Dagestan

Three traffic officers were sitting in their patrol car Friday night when the gunmen drove up and opened fire. After two brutal wars in the 1990s the …

Extremism

Two Russian Police Officers Killed By Gunmen In Daghestan

Two police officers in the Kizilyurtovsky District of Russia's volatile Daghestan region were killed on July 20 when their patrol was attacked by …

Extremism

Two police officers killed in gun attack in Russia's Dagestan

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two police officers in Russia’s volatile Muslim-majority Dagestan republic were killed on Friday when their patrol was attacked by gunmen, a police spokesman said.<p>The republic borders Chechnya, where Moscow has waged two wars against separatists since the Soviet Union broke up in …

Extremism

‘Barry’ review: This TV show about an assassin who is bitten by the acting bug is a hit

The Emmy-nominated show charts Barry Berkman’s unsuccessful efforts to quit contract killing for a life on the stage.<p>Bill Hader, the comic chameleon …

Entertainment (India)

Russia's Influence Over Trump Should Terrify LGBTQ+ Americans - them.

Treason Day. The Mueller Investigation. The Senate Judiciary Committee. Conspiracy and collusion. These terms have been popping up on our social …

LGBTQI

Human rights activist on trial in Chechnya on drug charges

Police officers have testified against a human rights activist jailed in Chechnya on trial for drug charges, in a case seen by some as punishment for …

Human Rights

SIX Season 2 Episode 8 Review: Scorpions in a Bottle

Look who has the upper hand now.<p>Michael Nasry proved his worth to the Prince on SIX Season 2 Episode 8 proving that Gina and Bear made the wrong …

Buddhism

LGBT advocates outraged over Trump’s deference to Putin

U.S. President <b>Donald Trump</b> faced criticism after his Helsinki news conference with Russian President <b>Vladimir Putin</b> (Screen capture via YouTube)The …

Donald Trump

Halting Start For Chechen Rights Activist's Trial Amid Dispute Over Venue

The politically charged drug-possession trial of a prominent human rights activist in Chechnya has gotten off to a halting start as jailed defendant …

Rights & Freedoms

Survivor of Chechen 'Gay Purge' Is Kidnapped by Father in Russia

A gay survivor of a Chechen concentration camp was kidnapped by his father.<p>Zelimkhan Akhmadov had been taking out the trash Friday from a safehouse …

LGBTQI

Finnish Newspaper Targets Trump And Putin With Giant Billboards Lauding Free Press

The U.S. and Russian leaders are meeting in Helsinki.<p>President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin were welcomed to Helsinki, Finland, with a potent message about the importance of press freedom ahead of their bilateral summit.<p>Helsingin Sanomat, one of the country’s top news outlets, …

Donald Trump

20 Year-Old Man Who Escaped Chechnya Gay Purge Kidnapped In Russia

Zelimkhan Akhmadov, a 20 year old gay man, had escaped from Chechnya and fled to Russia following multiple detentions from authorities due to his …

LGBTQI

Russian police may have took part in ‘attempt to kidnap’ survivor of anti-gay Chechen purge

There was reportedly an attempt to kidnap a survivor of Chechnya’s anti-gay purge in Russia.<p>Akhmadov had fled persecution in his home country, where …

LGBTQI

Survivor of Chechnya’s anti-gay purge is kidnapped by his own father

A 20-year-old survivor of the ongoing anti-gay purge in Chechnya has been rescued after being kidnapped by a small mob of individuals, including his …

LGBTQI

He escaped Chechnya’s anti-gay violence. Until his father helped police kidnap him.

A survivor of Chechnya’s anti-gay violence who had fled the country was kidnapped last week by his father.<p>Zelimkhan Akhmadov, 20, left Chechnya last …

LGBTQI