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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan. 9i
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January 09, 2014
Former Pakistani President Zardari appears in court, Ukrainians demand the release of a jailed activist, a Russian journalist gets a suspended sentence, plus stories from Afghanistan and Belarus in this roundup of news from countries covered by RFE/RL.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan. 9

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Buzzfeed credits Golnaz Esfanidiari and RFE/RL for story on Iranian artist's video 
Gay Star News cites Andrei Shary and Claire Bigg piece on deacon claiming to out "gay lobby" in Orthodox church  
 
Middle East
# "Winning the Peace by Failing in Geneva" - Jeremy Shapiro and Samuel Charap, "Foreign Affairs" 
# "The Preacher Who Could Topple Erdogan" - Maximilian Popp, Der Spiegel 
 
Iraq
# Violence in Iraq raises concerns about oil 
# "Iran's Fingerprints in Fallujah" - David Ignatius, "Washington Post" 
# "What's Really Going on in Iraq's Anbar Province?" - Dan Murphy, Christian Science Monitor 
 
Iran
# Nuclear talks hit snag with disagreement on centrifuge research 
# Khamenei says nuclear talks show the "enmity of America against Iran, Iranians, Islam and Muslims" 
# Israeli military's Iran watchers
# How far will Iran's hardliners go
Fifty-eight senators now said to support Iran sanctions 
# Iran's thriving rap culture 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# In classified cable, U.S. envoy says Karzai unlikely to sign deal on time 
# Afghanistan to free all but 16 of disputed prisoners, despite U.S. objections 
# Authorities say girl allegedly sent on suicide mission by brother may be returned to her family 
# Pakistan ex-President Zardari in court on graft charges 
# Teenager who died falling on suicide bomber hailed as a hero  
# Writ of state needs to be restored in tribal areas, says Zarif advisor 
 
Russia
# Bodies of six men, shot, with bombs beside them, found 170 miles east of Sochi 
# Major Moscow airports ban all liquid in hand luggage in run-up to Sochi games 
# Infographic: Securing Sochi 
 
Eastern Europe
# Ukraine and Russia finalize gas deal 
# "Can Ukraine and India Go Beyond Slogans?" - Anne Applebaum, "Washington Post" 
 
Central Asia
# A hookah smoking "epidemic" in Kazakhstan? 
# Luxury cruise ship to host Kazakhstan tourists during Sochi games 
 
Balkans
# Thousands sign petition for monument to be built for Sarajevo shoe-shiner 
# Liquid cocaine trafficked between Peru and Serbia hidden in sesames and dried fruit 
 
Of Interest
# How people in Muslim countries prefer women dress in public 
# The Twitter firehose 

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