New Novel Describes How Chechens Ended Up in Jordan

Monday, July 22, 2019

New Novel Describes How Chechens Ended Up in Jordan

Paul Goble

Staunton, July 19 – Maymune Shishani, the descendant of Chechens who were resettled in what is now Jordan in the early years of the 20th century, tells the story of her community in a new novel, The Tears of the Wolf.  The book was written in Arabic but a Russian translation is planned (kavkazr.com/a/sleza-volka-kak-chechentsev-izgnali-v-iordaniyu/30045629.html). Read more

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Decade of Relative Stability in North Caucasus Coming to an End, Neroznikova Says

Friday, July 5, 2019

Decade of Relative Stability in North Caucasus Coming to an End, Neroznikova Says

Paul Goble

Staunton, July 3 – The decade of relative stability in the North Caucasus, a period during which the authorities were not able to resolve “the basic problem of the region,” the clash between Islamic fundamentalism and a corrupt and lawless civil power, is rapidly coming to an end, according to Yekaterina Neroznikova, a journalist who has long worked in the region.

She tells Sovershenno Sekretno commentator Anton Krivenyuk that there are likely to be leadership changes in Daghestan and Chechnya as well as more corruption scandals and that these things will only exacerbate the underlying problems of a region that remains divided into “ethnic quarters” (sovsekretno.ru/articles/kto-mozhet-rabotat-toporom-/). Read more

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بيان بشأن الأحداث المؤسفة بين إنغوشيتا والشيشان

بيان بشأن الأحداث المؤسفة بين إنغوشيتا والشيشان

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Statement on the Unfortunate Events between Ingushetia and Chechnya

Statement on the Unfortunate Events between Ingushetia and Chechnya

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Черкесский общественный лидер выступил в поддержку ингушских активистов, задержанных после митингов

Черкесский общественный лидер выступил в поддержку ингушских активистов, задержанных после митингов 

Апрель 09, 2019

Митинг в Магасе, 26 марта 2019 года

Митинг в Магасе, 26 марта 2019 года

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Research on Circassians and Chechens in Jordan

Research on Circassians and Chechens in Jordan

Rana Dajani, PhD

 

Introduction

Jordan’s population is comprised of three ethnic groups: Arab, Circassian and Chechan.

Arabs are the main inhabitants of Jordan while the two other ethnic groups have immigrated to Jordan 140 years ago. Circassians have migrated from the Cocas region while Chechans from Chechnya. Both Circassians and Chechans in Jordan have managed to maintain their identity and ethnicity during the last 100 years. One of the main ways they have done this has been through endogamous marriages, the use of the original language and the preservation of certain traditions of their respective cultures.

Dr Rana Dajani initiated a project to study these two ethnic groups.  Dr Dajani created a team of researchers from different fields of expertise from Hashemite University, the University of Jordan, The Jordan University of Science and Technology and the Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology. Our collaborator in the US is the Center of Genomics, University of Pennsylvania and Children Hospital of Philadelphia. Read more

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Said-Emin IBRAGIMOV: OPEN LETTER to Mr António Guterres Secretary-General of the United Nations, Chairman of the United Nations Security Council

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23/1 – 23.02. 2019

Said-Emin IBRAGIMOV: OPEN LETTER to Mr António Guterres

Secretary-General of the United Nations,

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