Saturday, August 29, 2015


  • 'The Worst Is Not Knowing'

    To mark International Day of the Disappeared on August 30, RFE/RL spoke to one couple in Chechnya still waiting for their son to be returned -- dead or alive -- after the first of the two wars that devastated the region.

  • What a long, strange month it's been.

    Russia's Surrealistic August

    Russia has survived its August curse so far. But that hasn't stopped Moscow's chattering classes from predicting a turbulent autumn.

  • A Hungarian soldier carries a border sign to install at a fence near the town of Morahalom, at the Serbian border, on August 24.

    New Walls Rise After Iron Curtain’s Fall

    Erecting barriers to keep undesirables at bay did not crumble with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Iron Curtain. RFE/RL looks at modern walls, fences, and barriers built with varied justifications.




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Migrants Protest Treatment In Hungaryi
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August 28, 2015
Migrants from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere protested against their treatment by Hungarian authorities holding them near the border with Serbia. (RFE/RL)
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Video Migrants Protest Treatment In Hungary

Migrants from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere protested against their treatment by Hungarian authorities holding them near the border with Serbia. (RFE/RL)
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Video Pakistanis Burn Indian Flag After Border Shooting

Demonstrators in Peshawar held an angry protest on August 28 after Indian and Pakistani border guards traded fire in Kashmir, killing nine civilians.
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Video Stream Of Refugees Continues Through Serbia

Thousands of refugees and other migrants were continuing their long journeys through Serbia toward the Hungarian border, where authorities are racing to finish a fence to block further entries.
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Video Kazakhs Protest Latest Russian Rocket Launch

Kazakh environmentalists demonstrated in Astana on August 28 as Russia launched a Proton rocket from Baikonur cosmodrome, the site of a rocket crash and major fuel spill earlier this year.
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Video EU, Balkan Leaders Address Refugee Crisis

The leaders of six countries of the Western Balkans met with EU officials at a summit in Vienna on August 27. The influx of refugees into southern Europe was at the top of the agenda.
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Video Tajikistan Hosts Joint Military Exercises Targeting Drug Trade

Special forces from the six members countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization held military exercises in Tajikistan designed to improve efforts against drug trafficking, a major cause of instability in the region.
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Video Russian Soldiers Sentenced For Murder In Tajikistan

A Russian military court at a base in Tajikistan on August 26 sentenced two Russian servicemen to long prison terms for killing a Tajik taxi driver. One of the defendants confessed the killing followed a dispute over money.
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Video Pakistanis Protest Power Rate Hikes

There was outrage on the streets of Peshawar over a 20 fold hike in electricity rates.
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Video Afghan Refugees Prepare To Leave Pakistan

More than 200 Afghan refugees in Pakistan prepare to return home under the UN's Voluntary Repatriation Program.
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Video Gas Pipeline Explodes in Uzbekistan

More than 30,000 people are without access to natural gas after a massive pipeline explosion outside the Uzbek capital of Tashkent.
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Video Pakistanis Protest Corruption

Traders in Quetta accuse Pakistan's Frontier Corps of taking bribes on trade goods at the border.

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Photogallery Afghan Refugees Flock Home Amid Crackdown In Pakistan

Almost 90,000 Afghan refugees have headed home from Pakistan in recent months. Many claim to have been beaten by police, detained, and evicted from their homes in Pakistan, which has set a December 31 deadline for their return to Afghanistan.

Video Migrants Teargassed At Greek-Macedonian Border

Macedonian riot police fired tear gas into crowds of migrants and refugees to cope with the growing surge of people trying to enter the country at its southern border with Greece. Here is our report on the unfolding human drama.

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