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The Rundown -- January 21


RFE/RL in the Media

# Detention and brutal beating of two RFE/RL Ukrainian Service journalists covered by "Washington post;" Mashable; Interfax; "Kyiv Post;" RIA Novosti;
# "Commentary" cites Liz Fuller's analysis of weather Doku Umarov is really dead
# Radio Prague interviews RFE/RL President Kevin Klose (Part 1 of 3)
Ukraine
# Yanukovych issues warning
Syria/Iran
# Facing implosion of Geneva II, UN withdraws invitation to Tehran
# Confusion after invite
# "Would Iran Help Or Hurt In Geneva?" - Mike Giglio, Buzzfeed
# "With Truce offer, Assad Has Left His Regime Exposed" - Faisal Al Yafai, The National
# "Industrial scale torture" of Assad regime revealed through leaked photos
# If he had delivered a different speech
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Karzai demands end to U.S. military operations
# Video - a day in the life of a student at the first boarding school for girls
# Challenging Pakistan's breast cancer taboos
# Pakistan in nuclear plant talks with China
Russia
# Russia and Caucasus terrorists "compete" in Sochi
# As many as four "black widows" already in Sochi
# "The Putin Olympics" - Leon Aron, Politico
Central Asia
# "Kazakhstan Sees Threat From Afghan Instability" - Selina Williams, "Wall Street Journal"
# Uzbek sentenced to eight years in prison for communicating with opposition via Skype
Balkans
# Kosovo increases security after killing of Serb assembly member
Caucasus
# Black Fighter becomes first thoroughbred to win race in U.S. (its owner)
Of Interest
# There's not really a fake sunrise instead of a real sunrise in Tiananmen Square
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