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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan. 6i
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January 06, 2014
Car bombings strike Iraq, a Kyrgyz mufti is embroiled in scandal, and Orthodox Christians welcome a new leader in Belarus. Plus stories from Ukraine, Turkmenistan, and Pakistan in this roundup of news from RFE/RL broadcast countries.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan. 6

Middle East

# The Muslim Brotherhood adjusts to life underground 
# Sisi's Christmas card to Coptic Christians 
 
Iraq
# al-Maliki warns Fallujah residents to drive out al-Qaeda militants to avoid military assault 
# Iraqi Kurds primed to take advantage of Iraq unrest 
# On why  the U.S. is not sending Iraq the weapons it's asking for 
 
Iran
# "U.S. and Iran Face Common Enemies in Mideast Strife" - Thomas Erdbrink, "New York Times" 
# "The Moral Case for Ending America's Cold War with Iran" - Peter Beinart, "The Atlantic" 
# Iran's "provocations" over the holidays 
# Laura Rozen says Zarif not eager to attend Geneva II Syria talks 
# Iran wants to increase birth rates 
# Iran tops "Financial Times" list of travel destinations in 2014 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Afghanistan panel says it will go ahead with controversial release of prisoners 
# Video: Violence against women on the rise in Afghanistan 
# UN warns drug trade can turn Afghanistan into criminal state 
# On winning hearts and minds in Afghanistan 
# Over 100,000 sign petition to stop deportation of gay Pakistani man from Australia 
 
Russia
# Rogue priest attempts to out "gay system" within the Orthodox Church 
# Russia begins Sochi clampdown 
# Russia in first WTO dispute -- over anti-dumping taxes 
# Abe's visit to controversial shrine could lead Russia to hardened stance on disputed islands 
# How the U.S. Ambassador to Russia uses social media 
 
Eastern Europe
# Novelist says Maidan is "school for revolution
# Romanian president says country should unite with Moldova to protect it from Russia 
 
Central Asia
# Uzbekistan uses car scandal to mock Tajikistan  
# Turkmenistan says it will privatize state property in July 
 
Of Interest 
# "New York Times" Twitter lessons from 2013 
# If you want to build a startup in 2014 

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