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A bullet hole in the window of a cafe located near the area where a knife attacker was shot dead by police officers in central Paris on Saturday. Photograph: Thibault Camus/AP Photo

A knife-wielding attacker who killed a passerby and injured four others in Paris on Saturday evening had been flagged as a security risk and interview(...)

A group of women comfort each other after a memorial service in the Russian Orthodox Church in Kizlyar, Russia on Monday, following Sunday’s gun attack.  Photograph:  RU-RTR Russian Television via AP

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack in the Russian region of Dagestan on Sunday, when a gunman opened fire on worshippers lea(...)

A man in Russia’s southern province of Dagestan shot into a crowd of people leaving a church on Sunday, killing five and injuring at least five others(...)

 Melanie, Maynat Kurbanova, Edit Schlaffer and Salita Salamova with Women Without Borders’s Mothers Schools certificates in Vienna. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Journalist Maynat Kurbanova fled Chechnya after receiving death threats for reporting on the atrocities that Russian security forces committed against(...)

Oyub Titiev: has frequently faced death threats for his work to uncover widespread official rights abuses in Chechnya. Photograph: Human Rights Watch/Memorial Human Rights Center

Law enforcers in Chechnya were once again facing criticism for rights violations on Wednesday after a prominent human rights defender in the southern (...)

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty Images

When Vladimir Putin flew into the Khmeimim military base in Syria early this month, a group of SU 30 fighter jets, the pride of Russia’s newly moderni(...)

Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson said on Friday that Russia had “not successfully” interfered in British elections, during a tense press confer(...)

Protesters gather in front of the White House after President Trump announced transgender people may not serve ‘in any capacity’ in the US military. Photograph: AFP Photo

When Donald Trump announced a ban on transgender people serving in the US military, the trending term was “distraction tactic.” It is presumably an at(...)

Has the hint of a summer we’ve had given you a taste for the sun? Do you wish you’d been more organised last January when you should have organised yo(...)

Anzor Gubashev and Zaur Dadayev, convicted of involvement in the killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, inside the defendants’ cage during their sentencing hearing at the Moscow military district court. Photograph: Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters

A court in Moscow jailed the killer of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov for 20 years on Thursday and handed four accomplices in the high-profil(...)

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