Turkmen President Gurbangulu Berdimuhammedov addressed the 66th session of the UN General Assembly to emphasize the importance of holding the Caspian Environmental Forum.
Today the Ministry of Education and Science of Dagestan held a meeting with heads of the departments of education of Dagestan on the implementation of measures aimed at modernization of the educational system in 2011, RIA Dagestan reports.
The Azerbaijani capital, Baku, will host an international youth forum on September 27-28, 2011, Trend reports.The 'New Generation - Responsibility without Borders' international youth forum is being organized in order to allow young people from several Caucasus countries to discuss the current situation in the region.
Police in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Dagestan were engaged on Thursday in an operation to capture a group of militants thought to be behind a deadly bomb attack, RIA Novosti reports. At least one militant was killed after security forces surrounded the militants, who are taking shelter in a house in the village of Novo-Kuli. Twin blasts in the republic's capital, Makhachkala, left one person dead and dozens injured.
Two Chechens killed in Istanbul may be terrorists of Doku Umarov, APA reports.Berg-Haj Musayev and Rustam Altemirov were suspected in organizing the blast at the International Airport of Domodedovo.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 points occurred in south-eastern Turkey this morning. The Bosphorus Seismological Observatory said that no one had been injured. The earthquake was registered at 6:22 am, with its center near the village of Reshadiye, RIA Novosti reports.
The Islamic Cultural Center has opened near the former World Trade Center in New York that had been destroyed on September 11, 2001, BBC reports.
The head of the Russian Environmental Agency (Rosprirodnadzor), Vladimir Kirillov, blames North Ossetian and Kabardino-Balkarian enterprises for polllution of the water in the Caucasus river Terek, Yuga.ru cites the Kremlin's press service.The statement was made after a local resident asked the president's office to find out who is responsible for water pollution.
The Cup of Prophet was brought to the Ahmat Kadyrov Central Mosque of Grozny, the press service of the head of the Chechen Republic's reports.Thousands of Muslims gathered today in front of the Mosque in order to see the relic. The head of the republic, Ramzan Kadyrov greeted believers and said that today is a great day.
Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov ordered the Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Policy, Mohmad Akhmadov, to present Zargan Ependiyeva from Shali with an automatic wheelchair for saving a Russian soldier.
Turkey's Southern Express was stopped at a train station in the Central Anatolian Kırıkkale province due to a bomb threat. The train was travelling between the southeastern Siirt province and Istanbul, Hurriyet Daily News reports. Eight suspects were taken into custody following the event.
The Russian Migration Service will train migrants from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine, RIA Novosti reports.Such training will include language practice, professional training and judicial schooling.Special training centers for migrants were already established in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The same centers will be also opened in Belarus and Armenia.
The crash of a Russian Tupolev Tu-154 airliner in December which killed two and injured over 80 was caused by pilot error, a flight safety watchdog said on Tuesday, RIA Novosti reports.The Dagestan Airlines plane with 163 passengers and 10 crewmembers on board flying from Moscow to Makhachkala, Dagestan, made an emergency landing at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport on December 4.