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The Rundown -- February 12

RFE/RL in the Media
# International Business Times cites RFE/RL coverage of Minsk talks
# Foreign Policy mentions Khadija Ismayilova case in story of a dissident hiding in Swiss Embassy for months
Minsk Talks
# Follow RFE/RL's liveblog as deal seems near following all-night negotiations
# Close friend of Putin takes lead role in negotiations...for Ukraine?
# BBC reports that protesters shot at police during Maidan massacre
# U.S. weapons to Ukraine could take months
# Free speech or treason? On the journalist arrested for protesting conscription
#Putin advisor says U.S. trying to dismember Russia
# Obama asks Congress for more authorization of military force against IS
# IS sends foreign recruits into battle while local fighters stay behind
# Kayla Mueller may have been paired with IS fighter during captivity
# IS magazine claims wife of Kosher supermarket killer is in Syria
# Rohani says nuclear negotiations goal is a win-win outcome
# The death of Iran's "Dead Sea"
# What threat does IS actually hold in Afghanistan?
# Christians flee to Pakistan slum amid blasphemy allegations
# Pakistan's history of disavowing international honorees
# "Pakistan's Anti-Terrorist Enthusiasm Wanes. . . Again" - Farheen Rizvi, Huffington Post
# Financial Times interviews Aliyev's spokesman, mentions human rights once
Of Interest
# How hoaxes go viral and how to stop them