Hundreds of Chechen men went off to fight with Islamic State in Syria, taking their wives and children with them. Their families hope at least for the return of the children.
Despite military defeat in the region, the "Islamic State" militant group can still "mount attacks inside Syrian territory," according to a UN report. In Iraq, the group "remains active" hiding out in desert areas.
Three traffic officers were sitting in their patrol car Friday night when gunmen drove up and opened fire. After two brutal wars in the 1990s, the North Caucasus has been beset by more violence.
A UK teenager has been sentenced to a minimum of 13 years in prison for plotting to attack London's British Museum. It was the country's first case involving an all-female terrorism cell inspired by the "Islamic State."
The United States and Turkey have agreed to deal with the row over detained US pastor Andrew Brunson diplomatically. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned Turkey of serious consequences if the pastor is not released.
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