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January 02, 2014
Al-Qaeda-linked militants take over a provincial capital in Iraq, Ukrainians mark the birthday of a controversial nationalist leader, the blockade of a NATO supply route in Pakistan enters its 40th day, plus stories from Tajikistan and Pakistan in this roundup of news from RFE/RL broadcast countries.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan. 2, 2014

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# "Washington Post" mentions RFE/RL being taken off AM in list of "highs and lows" in U.S.-Russia relationship 
WorldCrunch cites Golnaz Esfandiari's post on Iran's "unforgivable opposition" 
# Read Daisy Sindelar in "The Atlantic" on how Volgograd became a target for terror attacks 
 
Middle East
# Another Beirut blast 
# "The Saudi Dilemma" - Amir Handjani, The National Interest 
# First female law firm opens in Saudi Arabia 
 
Iran
Two conservatives join Iran nuclear panel 
# Iran FM to visit Turkey this weekend, amid political crisis 
# Family watches over Internet in Iran as women dies in Michigan 
# "The Invisible Man: Bill Burns and the Secret Iran Talks" - Arshad Mohammed, Reuters  
 
Iraq
# Iraqi Kurdistan on brink of reaching new international markets 
# Al-Qaeda linked group seizes half of Fallujah 
# Iraq arrests Shi'ite militia commander 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# McCain warns Karzai in meeting, but says he's still confident 
# In Afghanistan, January 1 is everyone's birthday 
# Musharraf, taken to hospital with chest pains, misses court date again 
# French restaurant in Pakistan bans Pakistanis 
 
Russia
# A deep look at corruption in Sochi 
# Exxon and Rosneft team up for Arctic oil drilling 
# "Putin's (Un) Happy New Year" - William Pomeranz, Reuters 
# Sochi's "dark secret
Critical tests in U.S.-Russia relationship in 2014 
 
Eastern Europe
# "Protesting alone" rare at Euromaidan 
# "Fighting for the Soul of Ukraine" - Tim Judah, "New York Review of Books" 
 
Central Asia
# Uzbekistan increases taxes on gas 
# Guernsey-based oil company leaving Uzbekistan following start of criminal probe 
# Banned Father Frost appears on Tajikistan state TV anyway 
 
Caucasus
# Azerbaijan official says Azerbaijani Diaspora working to show Armenian Genocide "a myth
 
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