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Putin sends air defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered state-of-the art air defense missile systems to be deployed at a Russian air base in Syria following the downing of one of its warplanes by Turkey, a move that raised the threat of a military confrontation between the NATO member and Moscow.

Nov. 25, 2015 8:20 AM EST

Russian crackdown on Muslims fuels exodus to Islamic State

KOMSOMOLSKOYE, Russia (AP) — Security forces in Russia's southernmost republic of Dagestan keep devout Muslims under surveillance, routinely raid their homes and haul them to police stations to give DNA samples and fingerprints.

Nov. 25, 2015 6:25 AM EST

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