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The Rundown -- September 9


RFE/RL in the Media

# Golnaz Esfandiari story about a female editor accused of promoting feminism carried by the "Guardian" and cited by Huffington Post, Harvard Kennedy School and Al Arabiya
# Read Golnaz Esfandiari's story about hardliner outrage over Internet humor in Informed Comment
# "USA Today" cites RFE/RL reporting on Russia sanctions
# Yahoo News uses RFE/RL video of protest in Islamabad
# "Central Asia Magazine" writes about RFE/RL Turkmen Service's contribution to free media in Turkmenistan
Ukraine
# UN says conflict death toll now above 3,000
# Russia aims to choke off gas re-exports to Ukraine
# A victory rally held in Donetsk
Russia
# BBC investigative report says Russians controlled Buk that shot down MH17
# "Putin's Crimea Is a Big Anti-Gay Casino" - Anna Nemtsova, Daily Beast
# "Give Diplomacy With Russia a Chance" - Jack Matlock, Thomas Pickering, James Collins, "New York Times"
# Putin's "guerrilla strategy"
Iraq
# Iraq swears in new parliament
# Still captive, Yazidi girl tells reporter over the phone of horrors as IS sex slave
# Captured IS fighter is Chinese
# Baghdad bureau chief's Reddit AMA
Iran
# Detente on the horizon between Iran and Saudi Arabia?
# Why Kissinger may be wrong about Iran
# Rohani criticizes strict enforcement of the veil
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Former U.S. envoy under investigation for money laundering
# Fears of Taliban backlash in Kandahar
# Floods kill hundreds in India and Pakistan
Central Asia
# Why is oil-rich Kazakhstan out of gasoline?
# Uzbekistan tightens screws on bloggers
Caucasus
# "New York Times" collects documents on Azerbaijan and think tanks
# Baku, Kyiv discuss supplies of Azerbaijani oil to Ukrainian refineries
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