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The Rundown -- May 6


RFE/RL in the Media

# Khadija Ismayilova receives PEN Media Freedom Award; watch this incredible video
# Buzzfeed and Yahoo News cite Golnaz Esfandiari's interview with husband of activist just arrested in Iran
# Diplomat cites RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service interview with Kyrgyzstan's vice president
Ukraine
# Firtash claims US extradition request is political interference
# Israel quashed drone sale to Ukraine at Putin's request
Russia
# Russia's new Armata tank
# Britain and Nato launch biggest war games on Russia's doorstep as tensions grow
# "Once again, the West Fails to Understand Russia" - Mary Dejevsky, Independent
# Picture uncovered of woman who may have been Lenin's lover
Eastern Europe
# "Syria-bound" British family held in Turkey to be deported to Moldova
Iran
# "Debate" in Moscow over whether to support the Iran nuclear deal
# Iran arrests rights activist Narges Mohammadi
# U.S. aiming to make restoring sanctions after nuclear deal immune to veto of China and Russia
# Iran's two decade drought
Middle East
# U.S. offers millions in rewards for information on IS leaders
# Pro-Assad Palestinian militias fighting "battle to the death" against IS in Yarmouk
# The importance of water for IS
# Huthis fire into Saudi Arabia, killing at least three
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Four men sentenced to death over killing of Farkhunda
# Former Guantanamo detainees camping outside U.S. embassy in Uruguay
# Execution of Pakistan death row convict stayed in dispute over age
# "Pakistan Will Disappoint Saudi Arabia" - Marvin Weinbaun, Foreign Policy
Central Asia
# The mass exodus of Uzbekistan's Bukhara Jews
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