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European Obstruction: NATO Reforms Moving at 'Snail's Pace'




After The Afghan Pullout, The Dangers For Central Asia




Chechen commander leads Muhajireen Brigade in Syria

Abu-Omar-al-Chechen.jpgOmar al Chechen is a key leader in the Muhajireen Brigade, a jihadist group that fights alongside the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant against the regime of President Bashir al Assad.


Veteran Sudanese jihadist killed in French airstrike in Mali

Abu Hazim al Sudani waged jihad in Afghanistan, the Philippines, Chechnya, and the Sudan before he was finally killed by the French in Mali.


Authorities in Tatarstan conducted raids in Naberezhnye Chelny, arresting two leaders of the banned Islamic group Nurcular. Security forces in Dagestan killed six militants suspected of involvement in a suicide bombing near Khasavyurt that killed four policemen and wounded six more; a special forces officer died in the raid.




Syria finds means of financial survival




Authorities detained 271 people, including migrants from Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Egypt, and Afghanistan, at Muslim prayer rooms in St. Petersburg. Security officials are seeking to dismantle a terrorist group said to be operating in the city and planning attacks. One of the detainees, Murat Sarbashev, is suspected of distributing extremist propaganda.




With Internet gaining wide influence in Russia, authorities seek to step up control over it




As NATO Prepares for Afghan Withdrawal, Uzbekistan Seeks War's Leftovers




Biden and Donilon preparing for new nuclear discussions with Russia




NATO Secretary General's Annual Report 2012




Afghanistan, Macedonia Big Movers In Press-Freedom Index




President Putin criticized Western actions in Libya and Syria as creating jihadist "blowback." The Council of Europe alleged torture of prisoners by Russian authorities attempting to suppress Islamist insurgents in the Caucasus. Two wanted Caucasus Emirate leaders were among 11 militants killed in an operation in Chechnya this week.




2 Islamic Caucasus Emirate leaders reported killed in Chechnya




A judge of Daghestan's Supreme Court who worked on cases involving Islamic terrorists and militants was assassinated in Makhachkala on Jan. 15. Last week a militant and a policeman were killed in a raid in Novy Khushet near Makhachkala where two militants were holed up.




Computer malware targets Europe agencies




UN wants to use drones for peacekeeping missions




Syria: The Story of How Jihad Was Declared




Security forces killed three militants in Kabardino-Balkaria suspected of plotting to attack churches on the Russian Orthodox Christmas holiday. Authorities said the suspects were killed after opening fire on security forces; the suspects' vehicle, which caught fire, was said to contain weapons and explosives.




US War in Afghanistan Has Echoes of Soviet Experience