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Magomed Magomedov, a member of the Dagestan parliament representing the United Russia Party, was arrested for links to Islamist insurgents. A suspected insurgent was killed and four police officers were wounded in western Dagestan after two insurgents threw grenades at the officers during a special operation. The mother of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokar Tsarnaev said neither she nor her husband will attend Dzhokar's trial in the US.




President Putin said that wanted NSA leader Edward Snowden "is a free man," and added that Russia has no extradition agreement with the US. Putin also stated that Russian special security services "are not engaged with him and will not be engaged." Snowden is at Moscow airport, Putin confirmed.




Obama's hands-off approach to extraditing Snowden draws criticism




Officials: Obama's policy team trying to 'rein in' Kerry over pledges to allies, rivals




US officials worried about security of files Snowden is thought to have




US Threatens Russia With Retaliation on Edward Snowden




Dagestan and the Tsarnaev brothers: The radicalisation risk




How Many Chechens Are Fighting In Syria?




Boris Johnson: We've left it too late to save Syria - this conflict can never be won




Putin backs Assad and berates West over proposal to arm Syrian rebels




Syria, Russia dismiss US chemical weapons claims




US puts jets in Jordan, fuels Russian fear of Syria no-fly zone




Syria: Britain, US and France in urgent talks on arming rebels




US Helps Allies Trying to Battle Iranian Hackers




Russia Wants Tourism, Not Terrorism, For Embattled Caucasus




Analysis: Golan fighting spells more Syria trouble for Israel




French foreign minister says Syrian rebels need arms




A National Antiterrorist Committee (NAK) special operation arrested Yulai Davletbayev, who was suspected of preparing terrorist attacks in Moscow. The suspect had been working as a taxi driver in the city, which enabled him to conduct surveillance of possible attack sites. He allegedly led a cell of terrorists affiliated with the Turkistan Islamic Party. He and his cell had trained and fought in the Afghan/Pakistan area since 2010 and recently returned to Russia to carry out attacks; they planned to return to Afghanistan after the attacks.




Analysis: Putin gambles by taking down Dagestan strongman




US lawmakers in Russia report no 'specific' clues prior to Boston attack