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Who is friend, who is foe, in Russia's war on terror?

Who is friend, who is foe, in Russia's war on terror?

Last year, 72 terrorism-related crimes were foiled in Russia, 25% more than in 2019, President Putin told the FSB.  Experts stress that extremist activity remains one of major challenges for the post-Soviet states. Bur Russians seem unclear who is friend and who is foe in their war on terror.
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Stand-off between Army and government in Armenia

Stand-off between Army and government in Armenia

Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan appeared to be well entrenched on Thursday despite the fact that the command of the armed forces called on him and his government to resign. Opposition attempts to rally round the call and force the prime minister out failed when Pashinyan called his own supporters out on the streets. Radio Liberty reporting from Yerevan estimated the pro-Pashinyan crowd to have been around 20,000.

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Erdogan loses another of the AK party grandees

Erdogan loses another of the AK party grandees

In recent days Bulent Arinc, during a TV interview, appeared to be advocating the release from prison of Kurdish political leader Selahattin Demirtas who is accused of supporting Kurdish PKK terrorist activity, and businessman philantropist Osman Kavala, who is accused of being involved in a coup attempt in 2016