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The Rundown -- January 30


RFE/RL in the Media
# Washington Post mentions Khadija Ismayilova case in panning pro-Azerbaijan Washington Times supplement
# The Independent cites Rob Coalson's feature on Greece's ties to Russia
Russia
# Greece backs down, extends Russia sanctions
# Putin's daughter may have been outed -- and it may have been orchestrated by the Kremlin
# Russian military planes disrupt aviation near UK
# Russian conscripts' relatives fear they're being tricked into going to Ukraine
# In response to Ukraine crisis, Berlin to launch new think tank
Ukraine
# Polish defense minister says Ukraine peace hopes are fading
# Steven Pifer and Strobe Talbott call for arming Ukraine
Eastern Europe
# In seven-hour news conference Lukashenka warns Russia and the West
Iraq/Syria/Saudi Arabia
# Jordan lets IS deadline pass
# Inside Kobani, liberated from IS
# "Covert CIA Mission to Arm Syrian Rebels Goes Awry" - Adam Entous, Wall Street Journal
# "Israel Is the New Front in the Syrian War" - Phillip Smyth, Foreign Policy
Iran
# U.S. draws closer to Iran-tied Houthi rebels in Yemen
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Three American contractors killed in "insider attack" in Afghan capital
# The Pakistani refugees who are living in a minefield
Caucasus
# Amal Clooney argues case in Armenian genocide hearing
# Hollande urges Turkey to 'break taboos' on Armenia WWI killings
# Azerbaijan sentences opposition journalist to five years in jail
Of Interest
# On Bloomberg's new site design
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