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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan. 8i
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January 08, 2014
Ukrainians demand a thorough investigation of the beating of an opposition journalist, cold weather causes a gas deficit in Pakistan's Swat region, Russian Orthodox believers line up to see a Christian relic brought to Moscow from Greece, plus other stories from Pakistan and Tajikistan in this roundup of news from countries covered by RFE/RL.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan. 8

RFE/RL in the Media

UPI cites RFE/RL Kyrgyz Service for reporting on alleged extremist detained in Kyrgyzstan 
# RFE/RL Russian Service reporter Andrei Babitsky quoted in "Toronto Star" article about Doku Umarov 
Interfax cites RFE/RL on Ukrainians qualifying for Mars trip 
# Golnaz Esfandiari in "The Atlantic" on 50 Iranians who are asked one question 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Czech Republic honors army dog with buffalo bone and leather collar 
# "The Trouble With the Afghanistan Blame Game" - Spencer Ackerman, "Guardian" 
# Saudi Arabia and Pakistan pledge cooperation 
 
Iran
# Iran MP says nuclear weapon necessary to "put Israel in its place
# Remembering the visit of "Iran's Hemingway" to Israel in the 1960s 
# New details on how U.S. and Iran opened direct talks 
# In "Foreign Affairs," it's time to attack and not time to attack Iran   
# "What Iran Wants in 2014" - Hassan Rohani, Project Syndicate  
 
Iraq
# Iraq "haunts Obama
# Former U.S. soldiers who fought in Fallujah call recent events "disheartening
 
Russia
# Russia's growing influence in the Middle East 
# On Kaliningrad-Gdansk shopping trips 
# Russia vetoes UN resolution on Syria air raids in Aleppo 
 
Ukraine
# Klitschko says Ukraine must "change or be destroyed
# U.S. Senate pass resolution urging Ukraine authorities to refrain from using force 
# Ukraine's Orthodox Church leader denounces Kirill 
 
Central Asia
# Protestants in Kazakhstan fined for "extremist literature
# Turkmenistan dictator plays synthesizer to ring in new year 
 
Of Interest
# Explaining "New York Times" redesign 
 

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