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IOC: No Blanket Ban On Russian Athletes

The International Olympic Committee says it will not impose a blanket ban on Russian athletes at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro following damning reports on the country’s doping record, but will leave the decision on these athletes' participation to the relevant individual sporting federations.

Jitters In Ukraine As Religious Processions Approach Kyiv

Two religious processions converging on Kyiv -- one from the east, another from the west -- have Ukrainian authorities warning that provocations could spark violence in the capital. More

Turkish-born New Jersey resident Nesibe Kilic says she would consider leaving the United States if Donald Trump is elected president in November.

Amid Trump Campaign, NJ Muslims Step Up Outreach

The president of the largest mosque in northern New Jersey says Donald Trump's campaign for the White House has galvanized his community to raise its profile and reach out to non-Muslim neighbors. More

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Funeral For Three Generations Of Kazakh Family Killed In Nicei
July 22, 2016
A grandmother, a mother, and a two-year-old were laid to rest in Kazakhstan -- all victims of the truck attack in France. (RFE/RL's Kazakh Service)

Video Funeral For Three Generations Of Kazakh Family Killed In Nice

A grandmother, a mother, and a two-year-old were laid to rest in Kazakhstan -- all victims of the truck attack in France. (RFE/RL's Kazakh Service)

Video Memorial For Slain Journalist Sheremet

Ukrainians bade farewell to a journalist killed by a car bombing on the streets of Kyiv, as police investigations continued. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)

Video Migrants Launch Hunger Strike In Serbia

Hundreds joined a protest in central Belgrade, calling on Hungary to open its border to people who wish to seek political asylum in the European Union. (RFE/RL's Balkan Service)

Video Night Fighting In Eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian government forces and Russia-backed separatists exchanged mortar and machine-gun fire for two hours, amid a sharp increase in fighting. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)

Video Azerbaijan Takes Over Private University Linked To Turkish Cleric

Azerbaijan's government has taken over a private university widely linked with controversial Turkish cleric Fetullah Gulen, and put it under the control of a school owned by the state oil company. Students at the Qafqaz University in Baku were left wondering what was happening to their institution.

Video Armenian Police Clash With Demonstrators Supporting Violent Opposition Group

Several hundred Armenian protesters supporting a radical opposition group holding hostages at a police station have clashed with security forces in the capital, Yerevan.

Video Journalist Pavel Sheremet Killed By Car Bomb In Kyiv

Award-winning Belarusian journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed when the car he was driving was destroyed by a bomb in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. Authorities described Sheremet's death on July 20 as a "skillfully" planned "murder."

Video Hundreds Mourn Kazakh Police Officers Killed By Gunman

A public funeral was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, for two police officers who were killed in a shooting attack. A total of six people were killed in the July 18 attack, and several were wounded. (RFE/RL's Kazakh Service)

Video Separatists In Eastern Ukraine Stage Fake Riot Against Pretend Monitors

Residents in Ukraine's separatist-controlled eastern city of Luhansk staged a fake riot involving hundreds of locals. The exercise on July 19 was organized by a local pro-Russian activist group on the streets of the city.

Video Some Hostages Released; Armenian Police Pounce On Opposition Supporters

Police dragged away supporters of an opposition group in Yerevan, as a deadly siege of a police station in the Armenian capital stretched into a second day.

Video Drug Raids Launched In Pakistan's Khyber Tribal Region

Pakistani security forces made a number of arrests during raids searching for narcotics and illegal firearms in the Khyber tribal region. (RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal)

Video Activists Target Belgrade Mayor In Waterfront Development Protest

Activists gave a rough reception to Belgrade's mayor and city council chairman who are overseeing a highly controversial waterfront property development project.


Video A New Face For Chisinau?

Moldovan architecture students have proposed bold new designs for the capital, Chisinau, with the goal of giving the city a recognizable landmark. Whether they have any chance of being built is an open question. (RFE/RL's Moldovan Service)

Video Russian Tourists Start Making Turkish Vacation Plans

Moscow's relations with Ankara took a dramatic downturn last year when Turkish forces shot down a Russian plane near the Syrian border in November. Russia imposed sanctions and cut off charter flights. But officials have now announced that Turkish vacation packages will be allowed once again.

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July 22, 2016

U.S. Congressmen Urge Turkmenistan To Release Nepeskuliev

Seven U.S. Congressmen have sent a letter to Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, calling for the release of RFE/RL Turkmen Service contributor Saparmamed Nepeskuliev.
July 07, 2016

RFE/RL Calls For Turkmen Journalist’s Release

Marking one year since the detention of RFE/RL contributor Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, RFE/RL joins a chorus of international organizations calling for his freedom.
June 10, 2016

RFE/RL Announces Thomas Kent as New President

Thomas Kent, a longtime Associated Press journalist, has been appointed the new President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), effective June 27.
June 03, 2016

RFE/RL Russian Service Audio Archives -- Now Online

RFE/RL welcomed the publication this week of an online, fully searchable database of audio programs produced over decades by its Russian Service, known as Radio Svoboda.