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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan. 15i
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January 15, 2014
An election dispute roils southern Kyrgyzstan, Pakistanis protest over missing loved ones, Georgia plans shelters for homeless people, plus stories from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine in this roundup of news from the countries covered by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan. 15

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RFE/RL in the Media
# Satter coverage continues: Interviewed on CNN's "The Situation Room;" NBC; and Le Monde (French)    
The Blaze cites RFE/RL report on a reward in Chechnya for naming your baby Muhammad 
 
Middle East
# "The Bluster of Al-Qaeda Hides a Litany of Failure" - David Gardner, "Financial Times" 
# "Training Fighters of the Future Across Gaza" - Fares Akram, "New York Times" 
Political cartoon on Egypt vote 
# How Men in Saudi Arabia Flirt Without Getting Thrown in Jail 
 
Iraq
# Militants making gains in Anbar as Iraq attacks kills 73 
# "Bad old days" return to Baghdad 
 
Iran
# Zarif honors Hezbollah commander 
# Controversial tweet deleted from Rohani's account 
# Obama tries to convince Democratic senators to hold off on sanctions bill 
# "Obama's Losing Bet on Iran" - Michael Doran and Max Boot, "New York Times" 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# "In Afghanistan, An Alternate Approach to a Security Pact" - Stephen Hadley, "Washington Post" 
# Britain grants asylum to Afghan atheist 
# "Controversy of Apostasy in Afghanistan" - Dawood Azami, BBC 
# Children allegedly found chained up in Pakistan MP's basement 
# American hostage seen in "proof of life" video 
# The lawyer who represents Pakistan's military rulers 
 
Russia
65, 000 foreigners deported from Russia in 2013 
# Militants and security forces die in North Caucasus shootout 
# Russia accuses EU of aggressive promotion of nontraditional values 
# A brief history of Russia's battle against terrorism 
# Skype to share user data with Russian police 
 
Eastern Europe
# Ukraine opens kidnapping charges against Tymoshenko lawyer 
# Ukraine court bans protests in central Kyiv 
# Senators criticize Obama administration handling of Ukraine crisis 
# Belarus ambulance doctors are "underpaid and overworked
 
Balkans
# Bosnia opens library to house ancient manuscripts 
# "For a Native Son of Bosnia, a Serenade in Australia" - Ben Rothenberg, "New York Times" 
 
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