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The Rundown -- October 24


RFE/RL in the Media
# ViceNews quotes RFE/RL's "Under the Black Flag" blog by Joanna Paraszczuk
# RIA Novosti cites RFE/RL reporting on Iran-China meeting
# Golnaz Esfandiari's reporting on Iran acid attack protests cited in The Tower
# YahooNews uses RFE/RL video from Pakistan's Tirah Valley as residents are forced to flee amid fighting
Russia
# Russian ruble hits all time low
# Charred tanks in Ukraine point to Russian involvement
Ukraine
# "Why Ukraine's Revolution Remains Unfinished" - Richard Woods, Reuters
# Ukrainian soldiers' moms are protesting too
# Tymoshenko's party may not win enough votes to earn a seat in parliament
# "Ukraine Rebels Dream of New Russia" - Dina Newman, BBC
# On developing a "legal system' in Luhansk
Iraq/Syria
# FBI warns journalists that they may be targeted outside Syria
# U.S. investigating report that IS used chlorine gas
# Iraqi forces said to be months away from sustained ground offensive against IS
# IS is using banks and that could make it vulnerable
Iran
# Boeing sells first parts to Iran since 1979
# Rohani denounces bill to empower Islamic vigilantes
# After clashes, tensions rise between Iran and Pakistan
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# "Taliban Are Rising Again in Afghanistan’s North" - Azam Ahmed, "New York Times"
# Russian fighter suspected of terrorism and held in Afghanistan to be prosecuted in U.S.
# Butto's son has his political coming out
# Pakistan seeking to outlaw cannibalism
# Strains showing among Pakistan's jihadist groups
Caucasus
# Germany Foreign Minister calls for end to Azerbaijan-Armenia bloodshed
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