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The Rundown -- March 17


RFE/RL in the Media
# Breitbart cites RFE/RL's Under the Black Flag blog's coverage of intense fighting in Tel Tamir
# Brian Whitmore's coverage of the Kadyrov connection to Nemtsov murder cited in Twin Cities Pioneer Press
Russia
# Russian soldiers who served in Crimea speak to Meduza
# Russia's northern fleet put on full alert in the Arctic
Ukraine
# Riots in Kostyantynivka after Ukrainian armored vehicle runs over child
# Fighting rages near Donetsk airport despite ceasefire
Iraq/Syria
# IS maintains hold over some parts of Tikrit; Saddam's tomb virtually leveled
# Assyrian artifacts to be returned to Iraq
# IS allies try to cut off Libya oil revenue
# Anonymous releases list of more than 9,000 IS-linked Twitter accounts
Iran
# Saudi Arabia warns Iran deal could start nuclear fuel race
# An Iran deal could make oil prices even lower
# Iran court sentences son of former president to 15 years
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Afghanistan talks with Taliban coming soon
# "How Obama Handed Afghanistan a Prisoner Dilemma" - Jenifer Fenton, Al Jazeera
# Impostor posing as ex-Pakistan cricketeer dupes BBC
Central Asia
# Tajikistan president's son to lead national anti-corruption agency
Caucasus
# Concern in Baku over Russia-Georgia-Armenia transit
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