Three Russian citizens were killed Thursday in a helicopter crash in southwestern Turkey, RIA Novosti cites local media as saying.
Around 1,000 Syrian refugees who have fled from violence in northern Syria are waiting to cross intoTurkey at the Öncüpinar border gate, a Turkish official told the Hürriyet Daily News today. The refugees have been forced to wait along the border betweenTurkey and Syria because there is not enough space at the shelter camps. More than 5,000 Syrian refugees who fled to Turkey last week from the violence in Aleppo have been placed in a newly constructed shelter camp in the
41% of people questioned by Levada Center say that they want Abkhazia to become an independent state, 43% wish the same for South Ossetia, Rosbalt reports.53% expressed such opinion a year ago. Yet, the number of people wishing Abkhazia and South Ossetia to become part of Russia has increased from 25% to 34% and from 23% to 35% respectively. Only 9% and 8% respectively want them to be part of Georgia.
Yusup-Haji Temerkhanov is accused of murdering Col. Yuri Budanov, Izvestia reports.According to genetic studies, Temerkhanov’s younger brother Yunus may be involved in the case. The murder is believed to be revenge for murder of his father at the Galdagan Village of the Kurchaloyevsky District of Chechnya by three unidentified soldiers of the military base N73881 on the night of February 13, 2000. Temerkhanov asked two other people to help him.
US torpedo ship James Williams has saved 10 Iranian and 2 Pakistani fishermen in the Gulf of Oman, spokesman of the US Navy Captain Jayson Salat said. They will be taken to the Enterprise aircraft carrier, ITAR-TASS reports.US torpedo ship Kidd saved Iranian fisherman from 40 days of detention by Somali pirates in January. Tehran warned Washington that its vessels were not allowed in the area.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Wednesday signed into law a bill granting the Russian language official status in about half of Ukraine’s regions, RIA Novosti reports.
Turkish columnist Yüksel Aytuğ caused an online firestorm today after penning an article that criticized the Olympic Games for "killing womanhood," Hurriyet Daily News reports.
Moscow’s Tverskoi District Court on Wednesday sentenced four people involved in the 2010 nationalist clashes on Manezhnaya Square to terms ranging from suspended sentences to three-year imprisonment, RIA Novosti cites the court as saying.
In an effort to fight gender inequality found within the educational system the National Education Ministry has instigated a project of reforms which includes training 60,000 teachers and administrators and editing textbooks to support gender equality, Hurriyet Daily News reports.
The Dagestani State Institute for People’s Economy has hosted a meeting of the institute’s head Yakhya Buchayev and an Azerbaijani delegation within the framework of the Russian-Azerbaijani Forum Dialog, RIA Dagestan cites Mukhtar Amirov, Director of the Center for Analysis and Information of the Committee for Youth Policy of Dagestan.Ayshat Gamzayeva, an attendant of the meeting, said that any cooperation gives new experience and valuable knowledge.
Unidentified assailants have attacked Makardin Mujaidov, a former imam of Endireyaule of the Khasavyurtovsky District of Dagestan, at about 1 am this morning, RIA Novosti reports.The assailants wounded the former imam with gunshots.tatarstan Mufti Ildus Fayzov was attacked and a high-ranking official of the local Muslim Administration Valiulla Yakupov was killed in July. Both were well-known fighters against extremism.