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The Rundown -- April 21

# U.S. paratroopers begin training Ukraine national guard units
# Armed with new law, Ukraine targets its shadowy banks
# What it means to use Ukrainian or Russian on Ukraine's front lines
# Russian security services say they have killed the head of a North Caucasus Islamist insurgency
# LGBT activist publicly shames Russians who send her threats
# Russia sets sights on Middle East
Middle East
# Air strike on Scud missile base rocks Sanaa
# "Why the World Missed Yemen’s Downward Spiral" - Laura Kasinoff, Foreign Policy
# At least 90,000 have been displaced near Baghdad in the last several days
# "Getting ISIS out of Iraq" - Robert Pape, New York Times
# Washington Post reporter charged with spying
# U.S. warship sent to block Iran weapons off of Yemen
# "A Message From Iran" - Mohammad Javad Zarif, New York Times
# Kidnappings rattle Afghanistan Hazara community
# Heroine from Afghanistan flooding into India
# U.S. and Saudis plan sanctions on Pakistani charity
# "Why Are We Sending This Attack Helicopter to Pakistan?" - Husain Haqqani, Wall Street Journal
# Germany to use call Turkish mass killings of Armenians genocide
# System of a Down "on facing history" and playing in Armenia
# HRW to Azerbaijan: Release activists and journalists behind bars
# Belgrade says it will arrest Thaci if he comes to Serbia