Chechnya

Suspected Islamic State Fighter Arrested in Italy

MILAN (AP) – Italian authorities have arrested a 38-year-old Chechen accused of fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria and participating in a deadly attack on foreign and Russian journalists in Chechnya, prosecutors disclosed Saturday. Prosecutors told a news

An army trooper walks past graffiti on a concrete fence near the frontline in Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao on June 22, 2017, as fighting between government troops and Islamist militants entered its fourth week. The fighting began on May 23 when hundreds of militants rampaged through Marawi, …

Russia’s Chechnya Denies Report on Gay ‘Prison Camps’: Gay Chechens ‘Just Don’t Exist’

“More than 100 men” confirmed or suspected of being homosexual in the overwhelmingly Muslim Republic of Chechnya, an autonomous province within the Russian Federation, have been sent to a “concentration camp” where they are being tortured and killed, report various news outlets, citing the independent Moscow-based newspaper Novaya Gazeta and LGBT community activists.

Police detain a gay rights activist during May Day demonstration in Saint Petersburg, Russia, 01 may 2016 (Photo by Valya Egorshin/NurPhoto via Getty Images)