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February 13, 2014
A bombing targets police in the Pakistani city of Karachi, Afghan women protest legislation on domestic abuse, and Bosnia-Herzegovina sees an eighth day of antigovernment protests in this roundup of news from countries covered by RFE/RL.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Feb. 13

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RFE/RL in the Media

Foreign Policy cites RFE/RL reporting on Karzai releasing prisoners 
The Blaze cites RFE/RL on Iran and Hezbollah 
RIA Novosti cites RFE/RL on the postponement of Islam Karimov's trip to Prague 
 
Russia
# "The Making of Brand Putin" - Kristen Anderson, Daily Beast 
# "Also Cheering at the Olympics: Russian Critics" - Andrew Kramer and Steven Lee Myers, "New York Times" 
# IOC seeks "clarification" after sentencing of environmental campaigner 
Amazing video of Russians illegally climbing China's largest building 
# Most popular app in Sochi? Tinder 
 
Ukraine
# Police and protesters look to February 17 deadline 
# Ukraine protesters fighting back against extremist claims 
 
Eastern Europe 
# Belarusian civil campaign to recall Israeli Ambassador after comments on political prisoners 
 
Iran
# Tehran building ties with Islamic Jihad and Fatah, isolating Hamas 
# Al-Qaeda offshoot releases video of Iran embassy attack 
# "Iranian Economy Bouncing Back" - Max Boot, "Commentary" 
Photos: The first female miner (in Persian)  
 
Iraq
Escaped inmates from Iraq fuel Syria insurgency 
# Militants seize northern Iraqi villages 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Afghanistan follows through with freeing 65 "dangerous" prisoners 
Photos: 25 years of Afghanistan 
# Pakistan begins preparing for potential Afghanistan refugee crisis 
# "Could Pakistan Become a Sharia State?" - Michael Kugelman, CNN 
 
Central Asia
# Tajikistan's lobbying efforts may have included commissioned commentaries in Forbes 
# Tajikistan unhappy with Iranian company's tunnel work 
 
Balkans
# Turkey says no time to waste in Bosnia crisis 
# Former European High Representative blames EU for Bosnia unrest 
 
Caucasus
# Iran backs visa-free regime with Armenia 
# Showing of "Nymphomaniac" film cancelled in Yerevan 
 
Of Interest
# On measuring the real impact of news 
# Whisper and Secret messaging apps give users privacy social media lacks 
 

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