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The Rundown -- January 17

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan. 16i
January 16, 2014
Ukraine's opposition fails to block approval of the state budget, a Serbian politician is killed in Kosovo, more tributes for a Pakistani schoolboy, plus stories from Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Georgia in this news roundup from countries covered by RFE/RL.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan. 16

RFE/RL in the Media

# "Wall Street Journal" cites Golnaz Esfandiari's report on Iranian Intelligence Minister's aversion to corruption allegations 
Middle East
# Egypt Constitution set to win 95 percent of vote 
# Khaled Fahmy compares Egypt to North Korea 
A typo? 
# Kerry urges Syria opposition to attend peace talks 
# House shelves Iran sanctions vote 
# Iran's top nuclear negotiator says country can resume 20 percent enrichment in one day 
# An interview with Bill Burns, who led secret negotiations with Iran last year
# Iran bans wildly popular messaging app 
# Zarif says oil-for-food deal not on agenda in Moscow 
# Photos: Iranian Youth: "Inside and out
# Iraq's security forces scrutinized 
# How will Iraq play out in 2016?
# Afghanistan seeks help in drug fight 
# Former Taliban officials opening schools in Afghanistan 
# "Keep Foreign Troops in Afghanistan" - Graeme Smith, "New York Times" 
# Musharraf lawyer says he needs treatment in the U.S. 
# Gates says Musharraf refused to act against Al-Qaeda 
# Russia criticized for lack of Syria humanitarian assistance 
# A profile of opposition politician Evgeny Roizman -- The next Yeltsin
Mark Ames on Snowden joining the Freedom of the Press Foundation Board 
Eastern Europe
# Ukraine parliament passes sweeping anti-opposition laws 
# "Welcome to Little Russia" - Katya Gorchinskaya, "Kyiv Post" 
# EU and Russia in war of words over Transnistria 
# "On Armenian Genocide Politics in Europe, Canada, Armenia and the UN" - Harut Sassounian, The Armenian Reporter 
# "Azerbaijan: President Aliyev as Lady Justice" - Shahla Sultanova, Eurasianet 
Central Asia
# "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Googoosha" - Natalia Antelava, BBC 
# Snow leopards filmed in Uzbekistan for the first time 
# "Kazakhstan Eyes Its 'Cannabis Klondike'" 
Of Interest
# The weirdest deodorant commercial you will ever see  

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