Wednesday, April 01, 2015


Iran Nuclear Talks Continue Past Deadline

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond wait for a meeting  in Lausanne, Switzerland, on March 31.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will extend his stay in Switzerland until "at least" April 2 to continue talks between six world powers and Iran over Tehran's controversial nuclear program.


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A light installation shows the official logotype of the 2018 FIFA World Cup during its unveiling ceremony at the Bolshoi Theater building in Moscow in October 2014.

FIFA Urged To Take World Cup From Russia

Thirteen U.S. senators have written to FIFA, soccer's world governing body, urging the organization to replace Russia as host of the 2018 World Cup. More

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RFE/RL Video Roundup - April 1i
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April 01, 2015
Nationalists protest against a play by Oscar Wilde in Russia, Pakistanis rally in support of Saudi airstrikes on Yemen, Iraqi Christians celebrate New Year, plus stories from Afghanistan and Tajikistan. (RFE/RL)
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Video April 1

Nationalists protest against a play by Oscar Wilde in Russia, Pakistanis rally in support of Saudi airstrikes on Yemen, Iraqi Christians celebrate New Year, plus stories from Afghanistan and Tajikistan. (RFE/RL)
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Video March 31

A burning effigy of Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka in Kyrgyzstan, progress on a Central and South Asian energy deal in Afghanistan, and a festival for a Sufi poet in Pakistan.
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Video March 30

A warm welcome for a U.S. military convoy in the Czech Republic, tearful reunions as Pakistanis evacuated from Yemen return home, plus stories from Moldova and Georgia. (RFE/RL)
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Video March 27

A bomb attack targets police in Karachi, new fighting shakes Yemen, the Kazakh president launches his reelection campaign, plus stories from Moldova, Russia, and Tajikistan.
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Video March 26

Humvees in Ukraine, a $200,000 Mercedes in Serbia, plus anti-terrorism in Kyrgyzstan and a scout camp in Iraq. (RFE/RL)

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Video Farkhunda -- A Devout Life Cut Short

The brutal mob killing in Kabul of a woman named Farkhunda has shocked Afghanistan. As thousands have taken to the streets to demand justice, her family and friends are mourning privately. RFE/RL spoke to those who knew her.

Video Flash Analysis: Saudi Air Strikes In Yemen

What prompted Saudi Arabia's decision to get involved in the conflict in Yemen with air strikes targeting Huthi rebels? Mardo Soghom, RFE/RL's regional director for Iran and Iraq, gives us his take on the development.

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Iraq -- Photo of slain Baghdad Bureau Chief of Radio Free Iraq Mohammad Bdaiwi Owaid Al-Shammari, undated.
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RFE/RL Announces Journalism Prize Honoring Slain Baghdad Bureau Chief

One year after its Baghdad bureau chief was slain, RFE/RL has... More

Macedonia -- SDMS leader Zoran Zaev shows a list of journalists' names he claims were subjected to wiretapping during a press conference in Skopje, February 25, 2015.
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Wiretapping Tightens Stranglehold On Macedonian Media

Paltry coverage of the scandal adds to the outrage over allegations... More

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Villager Named Radio Free Afghanistan's "Person Of The Year"

RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan has named Jawas Khan, a farmer... More