Russian security forces have killed an al Qaeda emissary who fought alongside Chechen rebels, officials said Wednesday.
Chechen security agents have killed a top al Qaeda militant believed to responsible for numerous terrorist attacks in Russia's Northern Caucasus region, officials announced Friday.
The man claiming responsibility for last month's deadly bombing at Moscow's main international airport is the self-declared mastermind behind numerous terrorist attacks and is described by the U.S. government as "the leader of the Chechen insurgency."
There has been no claim of responsibility yet for the devastating suicide bombing at Moscow's airport on Monday -- but analysts say it bears all the hallmarks of the "Caucasus Emirate" and its leader, Doku Umarov.
The appointment of legendary Dutch midfielder and former Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit as the manager of a team in the once-war-torn Russia republic of Chechnya has left football experts and Caucasus watchers stunned.
A bombing and a shootout caused deaths and injuries on Saturday in Russia's tense Caucasus region, Russian media reported, citing local authorities.
Hostages held as attackers hit Chechen parliament. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.
Three suicide bombers launched an attack on the Chechen parliament Tuesday, killing at least three people, officials told CNN.
A week of Nobel Prize announcements comes to a climax on Friday with the unveiling of the winner of the Peace Prize, perhaps the world's most prestigious award.
The identity of the killer of human rights activist Natalya Estemirova is known, and the person who arranged her slaying will soon be found, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday on the one-year anniversary of her death, according to state-run Russian media.
CNN's Ivan Watson profiles Chrystal Callahan, an former Canadian fashion model who anchors the news in Chechnya.
The news in Chechnya has an unlikely Canadian face: a former fashion model with a catchy name who anchors the news in English on state-run TV.
It has been ten years since my last visit to Chechnya. I knew the place had changed. I didn't realize how much.
Post-war Chechnya is relatively peaceful, but many concerns remain. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
A bombing outside a planned performance by a dance company from the restive Russian republic of Chechnya left six people dead and more than 40 wounded on Wednesday, state media reported.
Five repair workers were killed and three police officers injured Thursday when a roadside bomb exploded in the Russian republic of Dagestan, the Investigation Committee of the Russian Prosecutor's Office said.
A spokesman for the president of Chechnya flatly rejected an Austrian police investigation that implicated the Chechen leader in the 2009 murder of a Chechen dissident in Vienna.
CNN's Matthew Chance visits the Moscow subway the day after the suicide attack that killed dozens of people.
Russian officials suspect Chechen separatists in the deadly bombings that rocked two subway stations in central Moscow on Monday, highlighting a longstanding threat to the country's stability.
Moscow's mayor talks about the fatal bombings at two city subway stations.
Monday's bomb attacks on the Moscow subway bear the hallmarks of an operation carried out by female Chechen suicide bombers called "Black Widows," according to security analysts.
Female suicide bombers detonated explosions that rocked two subway stations in central Moscow during rush hour on Monday morning, killing dozens of people, officials said.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sets out a list of priorities following twin suicide blasts on the Moscow subway.
Four policemen were killed by a suicide bomber Tuesday in southern Chechnya, the office of the Chechen president said.
At least two police officers in Russia's restive region of Chechnya were killed Friday when two bombs went off in the capital, Grozny, the Russian Interior Ministry said.
The head of a humanitarian agency in Chechnya and her husband were found dead early Tuesday, their bodies stuffed in the trunk of their car, a prosecutor's spokeswoman said.
Three men went on trial Wednesday in connection with the killing of Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, Russia's RIA-Novosti news agency reported.
The head of a leading Russian human rights group accused the presidents of Russia and Chechnya of complicity in murdering their top activist in Chechnya.
CNN's Matthew Chance reports on reaction to the killing of prominent Russian human rights activist Natalia Estemirova.
Four police officers were killed Sunday by a suicide explosion in the center of Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, the Russian state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported, citing police at the scene of the attack.
A leading human rights activist was abducted and killed in Russia Wednesday, the organization she worked for told CNN.
The president of the troubled Russian republic of Ingushetia was wounded in an assassination attempt Monday when a blast hit his convoy.
Russia declared an end Thursday to its 10-year anti-terror "operation" in the autonomous republic of Chechnya.
A masked man shot and killed on Monday a Russian human rights lawyer known for his work on abuses by the Russian military in the breakaway region of Chechnya, Russian media reported.
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Scenes of the aftermath of a quake in Chechnya on saturday.
At least 12 people were killed Saturday in an earthquake in Russia's Chechnya region, Russian news agencies reported.
A Russian journalist died Wednesday from gunshot wounds sustained the night before -- the second Russian journalist fatally gunned down this week.
Terrorists increasingly favor using women as suicide bombers to thwart security and draw attention to their causes, a new FBI-Department of Homeland Security assessment concludes.
Britain shares concerns with the U.S. over greater security checks at airports. CNN's Paula Newton reports.
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The posh Neva Express train, favored by senior officials and business people, was blown up by a homemade bomb in the Novgorod area en route from Moscow to St. Petersburg
Russia train blast investigation
At least 17 people were killed when a Russian-made Mi-8 military transport helicopter crashed in the volatile province of Chechnya Friday.
Eighteen people are dead after a Russian-made Mi-8 military transport helicopter crashed in the volatile province of Chechnya.
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Chechnya's pro-Moscow government said a brother of separatist leader Doku Umarov surrendered on Friday in response to Moscow's call for rebels in the volatile southern region to lay down arms.
A group linked to al-Qaeda said Monday it is holding four Russian diplomats hostage and demanded Moscow withdraw its troops from Chechnya and "release all our brothers and sisters" from prison within 48 hours.
Police in Chechnya killed rebel leader Abdul-Khalim Saidulayev during a special operation Saturday, according to Interfax, the Russian news agency.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Tony Blair have pledged to increase their joint efforts to combat terrorism.
Garry Kasparov, the former world chess champion who quit to focus on political activities, on Monday accused Russian officials of interfering in his four-day trip to the troubled Caucasus region.
The alleged recruiter of six Yemeni-Americans from upstate New York who went to al Qaeda military training camps in the summer of 2001 denies recruiting the men or being connected to the terrorist organization linked to the September 11 attacks.
Russian Security Services paid $10 million for information leading to the death of Chechen rebel leader Aslan Maskhadov, a representative for Russia's FSB intelligence agency said Tuesday.
Aslan Maskhadov, a rebel leader and former president of Chechnya, maintained terrorist attacks perpetrated by Chechens were "unavoidable" because of Russia's policies.
Chechen rebel leader Aslan Maskhadov -- who had a $10 million bounty on his head -- has been killed by Russian troops, according to Russian news agencies.
Moscow has again lashed out at the decision by Britain's Channel 4 News to air an interview with Chechen terrorist Shamil Basayev.
Exiled Chechen rebel envoy Akhmed Zakayev has suffered an arson attack at his London home, the British Foreign Office has confirmed.
The Arabic language TV news network Al-Jazeera on Friday aired what it claims is a new audiotape from al Qaeda's No. 2 man, Ayman al-Zawahiri. CNN has not authenticated the tape. CNN's Senior Editor for Arab Affairs Octavia Nasr translated the its message.
The Arabic news channel Al-Jazeera Friday aired what it claims is a new audiotape from al Qaeda's No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahiri, issuing a call to action in the Muslim world.
One of two female suicide bombers who set off explosives on Russian passenger jets, killing all 89 aboard, bribed her way aboard the plane, according to Russian Prosecutor General Vladimir Ustinov.
President Vladimir Putin has agreed to a parliamentary investigation in an apparent response to public criticism over last week's deadly school hostage siege.
Russia's foreign minister has accused Western countries of displaying double standards by granting asylum to Chechen separatist figures.
Aslan Maskhadov, a rebel leader and former president of Chechnya, has said there is "no justification" for the seizure of the school in Beslan.
Shamil Basayev, the rebel warlord who prosecutors say masterminded the deadly school hostage siege in Beslan, is a household name in Russia after a decade of conflict in the mainly Muslim province of Chechnya.
Vladimir Putin has criticized Western leaders in the wake of the school siege tragedy for urging Russia to negotiate with Chechen rebels, whom he likened to al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.
Once, they were a band of rebels who fought with passion and precision; who took on a fight for independence against a clumsy giant, inflicted severe military casualties and fought their way to the negotiating table.
A top Chechen figure has said there was "no justification" for recent terrorist attacks perpetrated by Chechens but called them "unavoidable" because of Russia's policies.
Chechen never has been an easy territory for Russia -- or for its current President, Vladimir Putin.
The operation to end the school hostage crisis in Russia is over, an emergency official said late Friday, but more than 200 people have died.
At least 26 women and children have been freed by militants holding hundreds more people hostage at a school in southern Russia, Interfax news agency Interfax reports.
A reporter on the scene of the school siege in southern Russia has told CNN that negotiations have broken down, and militants holding hundreds of children hostage have turned off their mobile phones.
Armed attackers on Wednesday seized a school in a town in southern Russia in the latest in a series of terrorist attacks in Russia that have killed hundreds of people. Here is a timeline of the most significant recent strikes:
A tense standoff between Russian authorities and attackers who seized at least 100 hostages -- possibly as many as 400 -- at a school in southern Russia continued Thursday with little progress reported.
Russian investigators said Monday that explosions led to the near-simultaneous crashes of two Russian jetliners last week.
Chechen opposition candidates have reacted angrily to the election of Alu Alkhanov as president, charging the vote was tainted by fraud.
A man blew himself up after police guards approached him outside a polling station in Chechnya as voting got under way in the region's presidential election.
Alkhanov, almost certain to become president of Chechnya in this weekend's election, is a career policeman who unlike many officials who will form his government never fought against Moscow's rule.
A Moscow-backed police chief is set to become rebel Chechnya's new president in a tense election interrupted by a suspected bomb attack that ended with the bomber blowing himself up.
Chechens this weekend are choosing a replacement for their assassinated president -- the Kremlin hoping the vote will bring some stability to a region racked by a decade of violence.
One of two Russian airliners that crashed nearly simultaneously was brought down by a terrorist act, officials said, after finding traces of explosives in the plane's wreckage.
Russian artillery strikes killed 12 rebels Tuesday outside Chechnya's capital Grozny, the Interfax news agency said, citing a military spokesman.
The death toll from an attack by militants inside the Russian republic of Ingushetia and a counterattack by Russian Interior Ministry troops has risen to 92, officials say.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says those responsible for the deadly attacks in the southern republic of Ingushetia should be "found and destroyed."
After several hours of heavy fighting, Russian interior ministry troops were able to repel rebel attempts to seize government buildings in attacks on at least three towns in the southern region of Ingushetia, according to an official from the Ingush presidential office.
Russia's most wanted man, Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev, says he was behind the killing of Chechnya's pro-Moscow leader and threatened to kill more officials, including the Russian prime minister.
Chechen President Akhmad Kadyrov has been buried in a traditional ceremony in his home village, a day after he was killed in a bomb attack in Grozny.
The following are some of the major bomb attacks in, near or linked with Chechnya since fighting resumed between Russian forces and Chechen rebels in 1999:
Chechen President Akhmad Kadyrov and at least five others died in an explosion at a stadium in the Chechen capital, officials said.
The president of the Ingushetia region of southern Russia has survived a bomb attack on his motorcade, a presidential spokesman says.
An American reporter who was briefly unaccounted for near Russia's rebel Chechnya region has been found, the news group said.
Russia has opened a terror investigation into a suspected suicide bombing on a Moscow subway train that killed at least 39 people and wounded another 129.
The Moscow metro blast is feared to be the latest in a series of terrorist attacks in Russia that have killed hundreds of people. Here is a timeline of the most significant strikes since 1999:
A blast tore apart a train car in the Moscow metro Friday, killing at least 39 and wounding at least 129 others, the Russian deputy interior minister said.
Two people have been killed in the second deadly blast in the southern Russian city of Vladikavkaz in three days, according to the Emergencies Ministry.
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