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February 03, 2014
A student kills two at a Moscow school, five Pakistanis die in a movie theater attack, Tatarstan hosts an international dog sled race,plus more stories from Georgia, Kosovo, Pakistan, and Tatarstan in this roundup of news from countries covered by RFE/RL.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Feb. 3

RFE/RL in the Media

RT quotes RFE/RL Russian Service interview with Mikhail Kasyanov  
 
Russia
# Lots still not yet ready in Sochi 
# Hackers attack gay Russian dating app 
# Teenage girl punished for spreading gay propaganda 
# The Sochi Olympians who have spoken out against the anti-gay law 
# Sochi killing stray dogs ahead of Olympics 
# Russia defends Damascus over delays in chemical weapons disposal 
 
Ukraine
# Russia's foreign ministry warns protesters against "provocative steps
Stalin statue unveiled in Volhynia 
# "Don't Let Putin Grab Ukraine" - Timothy Snyder, "New York Times" 
 
Middle East
# Kerry reportedly tells senators administration's Syria policy is failing 
# Al-Qaeda breaks ties with ISIS 
 
Iran
# Iran begins handing out food relief packages  
# Largest winter storm in 50 years blankets northern Iran 
# Clinton backs Obama in holding off on Iran sanctions 
# Iran press office head at the UN warns in op-ed that Kerry, Obama rhetoric threatens nuclear deal  
 
Iraq
# At least 23 killed in Iraq car bombings 
# Iraq's oil exports dropped in January 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Abdullah Abdullah vows to sign security deal with U.S. if elected 
# Karzai in secret talks with the Taliban 
# Morale of U.S. troops in Afghanistan improves 
# "The Pakistani Taliban's PR Offensive" - Huma Yusuf, "New York Times" 
# The potential impact of climate change on Pakistan 
 
Central Asia
# Kazakhstan's "next Tyson
 
Balkans
# Police in Sarajevo criticized for failing to prevent attack on gay film festival 
# Protesters demand university dean in Kosovo resign 
 
Caucasus
# "Dozens" killed in Karabakh border clashes 
# A diamond scandal in Armenia 
 
Of Interest
# "The Wars Robert Gates Got Wrong" - Jonathan Alter, "New Yorker" 
 

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