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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan. 13i
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January 13, 2014
Violence erupts on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border, Pakistan honors a teenager who thwarted a suicide bombing, Ukrainian activists call for a minister's dismissal, plus other stories from Iraq, Pakistan, the Russian Republic of Tatarstan, and Georgia in this roundup of news from countries covered by RFE/RL.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan. 13

RFE/RL in the Media

# Russia expels RFE/RL adviser and journalist David Satter -- Reported in The Guardian (with video); "New York Times;" BuzzfeedTimeCNN and other news outlets 
# RFE/RL Tajik Service cited in BBC for reporting on bus rap ban in Dushanbe 
 
Iran
# Tehran says there's a secret side deal in the new agreement 
# Hard liners offer praise 
# "Six Myths About Iran Sanctions" - Suzanne Maloney, Brookings 
# "The Ayatollah's Disarming Wit" - Roya Hakakian, "New York Times" 
# U.S. "concerned" about Iran-Russia oil for food deal 
 
Iraq
# At least 29 killed in car bombings targeting Shi'ite neighborhoods in Baghdad 
# Al-Qaeda's new "poster boy
# al-Maliki and Moon square off on executions 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Pentagon to continue air-dropping supplies 
# "Afghanistan Stability: A Pipe Dream?" - Michael Kugelman, Al Jazeera 
# U.S. still investing in $500 million Afghan dam 
# "Afghanistan and the 2014 Syndrome" - Martine van Bijlert, Afghanistan Analysis Network 
Islamization at top public Pakistani university 
 
Russia
# Kerry presents Russian FM with… two potatoes  
# "Paleocons for Putin" - James Kirchick, Daily Beast 
 
Caucasus
# Manchester United launches app in Azeri 
 
Central Asia
# Turkmen president reshuffles cabinet 
# In Kazakhstan, new ways to "tighten the screws" on newspapers 
 
Balkans
# Macedonia prey to global racket in icon theft 
# Kosovo cleared by FIFA for friendly match play 
# Turkey won't apologize to Serbia for remarks by Erdogan 
 
Of Interest
# Authoritarian regimes retool their media control strategies 

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