In Chechnya a village gathering organised by authorities expels relatives of a fighter in Syria who reportedly inspired the Grzony attack World Bank approves $400M loan for Turkey and $400M loan for Azerbaijan for TANAP Russian police shoot dead seven militants in Chechnya More footage from the fighting in the very heart of Grozny today. FSB sources called it a "coup".Clashes with security forces reportedly in Avtury village near GroznyGrozny police are seeking three "ISIS militants" who were involved in last night's shootoutsPolice hunting for militants who fled after attack on police in Chechnya. Azerbaijan reportedly signs deal to purchase Israel's Iron Dome Attack in Grozny last night. 6 killed, according to Dozhd TV Six people reported killed in shooting in Grozny. Shooting in Grozny, Chechnya10 oilfield workers missing after part of oil platform collapses off Azerbaijan.@KavkazUzel reports 12 Chechens out of a 500-man unit sent to Syria dismissed from the army for refusing to go. Kadyrov denies he has send any troops to Syria.@JHahnEU: Georgia, Ukraine visa lib: Welcome agreement on suspension mechanism. Urge @EUCouncil, @Europarl_EN to decide asap @MFAgovge @MFA_Ukraine In Ingushetia detained the head of the regional centre of counter-extremismForeign Minister Mikheil Janelidze Georgia is participating in the Meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers on 6-7 December Brussels Iraq, Morocco and Russia (Dagestan) citizens were today's ISIS suicide bombers targeting security forces in Al-Bakr, Eastern MosulIllegal and outrageous: Russian Federal Security Service has access to personal data of Armenian citizens Rustan Aselderov Dagestani leader of ISIS in Caucasia killed by FSB' CTUб - RPGs' UCGV on the ground Azerbaijan opens its new military base near the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region Head of ISIS "branch" in Russia’s North Caucasus killed in special police operation near the southern Russian city of Makhachkala Russian police detained ex-head of KGB of AbkhaziaLeader of ISIS branch in Russia Rustam Asildarov killed in clashes with security forces, explosives found Pakistan warship PNS Alamgir passed through Istanbul this morninig on her way to Novorossiysk. This her first Black Sea deployment. SG @jensstoltenberg to PM @KvirikashviliGi: We're grateful to Georgia for its many contributions to NATO Azerbaijan shoots down Armenian drone Armenia government to renew contract with US company on Vorotan Cascade of hydropower plants Russian woman Oksana Sevastidi has been sentenced to 7 years in prison for treason for texting in 2008 about military heading for Georgia Putin: We see that difficult political events are taking place in Abkhazia. We are very much hoping the situation will come under control

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21 December 2016
In Chechnya a village gathering organised by authorities expels relatives of a fighter in Syria who reportedly inspired the Grzony attack
Shooting in Grozny, Chechnya
Kadyrov denies he has send any troops to Syria
Rustan Aselderov Dagestani leader of ISIS in Caucasia killed by FSB' CTUб - RPGs' UCGV on the ground
Azerbaijan opens its new military base near the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region
Head of ISIS "branch" in Russia’s North Caucasus killed in special police operation near the southern Russian city of Makhachkala
Leader of ISIS branch in Russia Rustam Asildarov killed in clashes with security forces, explosives found
Pakistan warship PNS Alamgir passed through Istanbul this morninig on her way to Novorossiysk. This her first Black Sea deployment.
SG @jensstoltenberg to PM @KvirikashviliGi: We're grateful to Georgia for its many contributions to NATO