Tuesday, October 13, 2015

  • Mohammad Dalaeen

    From Student To Suicide Bomber

    What transformed Mohammad Dalaeen, a Jordanian medical student studying in Kharkiv, Ukraine, into Abu al-Bara al-Urdani, a suicide bomber who blew himself up in Iraq?

  • Police are seen next to a fire caused by a Molotov cocktail thrown by protesters during clashes in Pristina on October 12.

    Protesters, Police Clash In Kosovo

    Protesters besieged the central police station in Pristina hours after a prominent Kosovar opposition politician was detained, lobbing concrete and stones at police, who returned fire with tear gas.

  • Local residents in Donetsk return to homes damaged by shelling in August.

    'Life Resembles Survival On A Desert Island'

    In a new installment of our Letters From Donbas, residents of rebel-held towns in eastern Ukraine write movingly about their struggles to get on with their lives amid the chaos and uncertainty.

Battleground Ukraine

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Life Resumes In Kunduzi
October 12, 2015
After fierce fighting, life in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz was slowly returning to normal -- but the signs of fighting were plain to see.

Video Life Resumes In Kunduz

After fierce fighting, life in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz was slowly returning to normal -- but the signs of fighting were plain to see.

Video Jailbreak In Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz security forces launched a manhunt after prisoners convicted of terrorism and religious extremism escaped from a jail near the capital, Bishkek. Three prison guards were killed in the escape.

Video Opposition Protests After Election In Belarus

Opposition activists took to the streets of Minsk after elections in Belarus gave President Alyaksandr Lukashenka another five-year term of office. The protest, late on October 11, came as results showed Lukashenka had won 83.49 percent of the vote. Opposition leaders had called for a boycott.

Video Tajik Mother Sentenced For Killing Children

A Tajik court hears the shocking case of a mother who drowned her own children, after a marital problem. The judge hands out an 18-year sentence.

Video Grenade Attack At Shi'ite Shrine In Kabul

At least one person was killed as a grenade was thrown at a Shi'ite shrine in Kabul. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack.

Video Protest Against Child Marriage In Pakistan

A small protest was held in Peshawar, northwest Pakistan, calling on the authorities in the Khyber-Pakhtunkwa Province to enforce tougher laws against the widespread practice of child marriage.

Video Music And Dance On The Long Road To Europe

Refugees and other migrants making their way through Serbia took a break with an impromptu dance performance outside the main bus station in Belgrade. Serbia is a major transit country for refugees from Syria heading to the EU. (RFE/RL's Balkan Service)

Video Taliban Suicide Attackers Strike Afghan Capital

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for a night time suicide bombing on the Afghan capital Kabul on October 5. (RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan)

Video Armenian Activists Protest Change To Constitution

Opposition groups demonstrated outside the Armenian parliament to protest proposed changes to the country's constitution. Activists fear the amendments are part of a ploy by sitting president Serzh Sarkisian to remain in power. (RFE/RL's Armenian Service)

Video Pakistan's Pashtuns Protest Discrimination Over ID Cards

Protesters demanded the Pakistan government issue all Pashtuns with national ID cards which are needed for voting and obtaining as a passport.

Video Syrian Opposition Groups Hold Reconciliation Talks

Syria's fractured opposition groups met in the Kazakh capital Astana aimed at uniting the country's various political factions. (RFE/RL's Kazakh Service)

Video Ukrainian Police Arrest Illegal Amber Miners

Ukrainian security forces arrested 100 illegal amber miners in the Volyn region who tried to block a major highway. (RFE/RL's Current Time TV)

Video Protesters Demonstrate Against Putin At UN

Hundreds of protesters denounced Russian President Vladimir Putin's appearance at the UN General Assembly in New York on September 28. The demonstrators spoke out against Russia's annexation of Crimea and the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Video Trial Of Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko Resumes In Russia

A single demonstrator protested outside the trial of Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko as the court hearing resumed in Russia's Rostov region on September 29. Savchenko is accused of complicity in killing two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine, charges she vehemently denies.

Video Moldovan Capital Sees More Mass Protests

An estimated 20,000 anticorruption protesters in Moldova held another large rally in the capital Chisinau on September 27. They once again called for the resignation of the country's president over the disappearance of $1 billion from three of the country's banks. (RFE/RL's Moldovan Service)

Video Moldovan Protesters Set Up New Tent City In Chisinau

Protesters in the Moldovan capital Chisinau have set up a second tent city. It comes as anti-corruption activists called for further demonstrations against the government on Sunday, September 27th. (RFE/RL's Moldovan Service)


Video Watch This Disabled Boy's World Change In Two Minutes

Nurgazy has always had a long and difficult trek to school. Unable to use his legs, he relies on schoolmates to push him on the bumpy roads of his remote mountainous village in Kyrgyzstan. All he wants is a four-wheeler -- and he might just get it.

Video In Belarus, A Brave History Of Unflinching Opposition

Three candidates faced off against longtime Belarusian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka in presidential elections last weekend. But for many, Lukashenka's real opponent was a man who chose not to run: Mikalay Statkevich.

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