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Suspect in Russia metro bombing was deported from Turkey: Turkish official

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ISTANBUL Akbarzhon Jalilov, the man Russian police suspect of blowing up a St Petersburg metro carriage, entered Turkey in late 2015 and was deported to Russia about a year later because of migration violations, a senior Turkish official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Suspect in Russia metro bombing traveled to Turkey, say co-workers

(This April 8 story corrects spelling of suspect's family name in paragraphs 26-27)

World, Russia, Turkey, Apr 09 2017

St. Petersburg bomber executed amateurish, flawed attack: experts

MOSCOW A Russian suicide bomber who killed 14 people in an attack on a St. Petersburg metro train conducted an amateurish, semi-bungled operation, probably with guidance but no direct support from outside backers, five security experts who reviewed publicly available evidence from the blast site told Reuters.

World, Russia, Apr 05 2017

Russia bomb suspect rented apartment in St. Petersburg month before attack

ST PETERSBURG The main suspect in a suicide bombing on the St Petersburg metro that killed 14 people had rented an apartment in the city a month before the blast, neighbors and a building maintenance worker told Reuters on Wednesday. | Video

World, Russia, Apr 05 2017

Tuesday Morning Briefing

A blast in a St Petersburg train carriage on Monday that killed 11 people and wounded 45 was probably carried out by a Russian citizen born in Kyrgyzstan, authorities from the predominantly Muslim Central-Asian state said.

Turkish cargo jet crashes into Kyrgyz village, 37 killed

BISHKEK A Turkish cargo jet smashed into a village in Kyrgyzstan on Monday as it tried to land at a nearby airport in dense fog, killing at least 37 people, Kyrgyz officials and the airline said. | Video

World, Aerospace & Defense, Jan 16 2017

Turkey says Istanbul attacker's identity established, manhunt goes on

ISTANBUL Turkey has established the identity of the gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day, its foreign minister said on Wednesday, as police detained suspected Islamic State members of Central Asian and North African origin. | Video

World, Turkey, Jan 04 2017

Gunman in Istanbul nightclub attack may have trained in Syria

ISTANBUL The gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day in an attack claimed by Islamic State appears to have been well versed in guerrilla warfare and may have trained in Syria, a newspaper report and a security source said on Tuesday. | Video

World, Syria, Jan 04 2017

COMMENTARY: China needs to talk to G20 leaders about fighting terror

Within the span of 24 hours, two unexpected events in Central Asia earlier this week may finally have dragged China into the global struggle against terrorism.  

World, Sep 06 2016

Uzbek President Karimov has died: diplomatic sources

ALMATY Islam Karimov, authoritarian president of ex-Soviet Uzbekistan for more than 25 years, has died, officials confirmed on Friday, and in an early sign of who might succeed him, his prime minister was designated mourner-in-chief at his funeral.

World, Sep 02 2016
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Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote

PARIS Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are set to face each other in a May 7 runoff for the French presidency after coming first and second in Sunday's first round of voting, early projections indicated. | Video