Dagestan

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Conor McGregor  during a press conference for UFC 229 at Park Theater at Park MGM  in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has changed a lot in its 25 years of existence, but one thing remains true – styles make fights, and Conor McGregor(...)

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(...)

Authorities in Chechnya plan to set up wedding vice squads to patrol nuptials in the region to ensure nobody gets drunk or performs inappropriate dance moves.  File photograph: Getty Images

Authorities in Chechnya plan to set up wedding vice squads to patrol nuptials in the region to ensure nobody gets drunk or performs inappropriate danc(...)

Dubliner Mark Walsh: “My break came when I was asked to work on a documentary about Salman Rushdie”

In the mid-1980s, Dubliner Mark Walsh, following college, was “attracted to the louche cosmopolitanism of West Berlin”, preferring to live “on a wa(...)

Derbent fortress in Dagestan, southern Russia. It was originally built by Persian rulers in the sixth Century. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Russia is famed for leaving the curious with more questions than answers, and the country’s most ancient city is among its most intriguing riddles.(...)

April fool’s day has rolled around for another year, bringing with it the usual super-funny-ha-didn’t-mean-it announcements from brands

April fool’s day has rolled around again, bringing with it the usual super-funny-ha-didn’t-mean-it “pranks”. Here are some of the fools of April 2015:(...)

Brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings of last April 15. Photograph: AP Photos/Lowell Sun and FBI

Russia withheld information from US law enforcement officials on one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects that could(...)

A woman visits a cemetery outside Makhachkala, capital of the violent North Caucasus region of Dagestan,  where a number of Islamic militants killed by security forces are buried.   Photograph: Ilyas Hajji/Reuters

Russian police killed the main suspected organiser of last month’s bombing of a bus in Volgograd and several other suspected militants in Dagestan to(...)

Shane Smith: “I’m very excited to be back in Dublin and want to visit old haunts.”

Shane Smith used to work in the Baggot Inn in Dublin. Now he is worth $400 million (€290 million), has a pub in London, a loft in New York and a mount(...)

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