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February 26, 2014
Crimean Tatars in Ukraine storm the regional parliament, Afghans demand a stronger stance against the Taliban, Azerbaijanis commemorate a wartime tragedy, plus stories from Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, and Macedonia in this roundup of news from the countries covered by RFE/RL.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Feb. 26

RFE/RL in the Media

BloombergBusinessweek cites RFE/RL Azerbaijani service on protests in Azerbaijan
# Sergei Danilochkin, head of RFE/RL's Iraqi Service to speak at One World festival on world's moral dilemma in Syria 
Yahoo News uses RFE/RL Ukrainian Service video of protests in Crimea 
# "Financial Times" quotes Natalie Sedletska, of RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service, on the process of sifting through Yanukovych's documents 
 
Ukraine
# New prime minister, Yatsenyuk, warns of tough days ahead  
# Last act of DC lobbyists of Yanukovych was lobbying against Tymoshenko release in the fall 
# Crimea separatism "is just a show
# Set to be grander than the one outside Kyiv, unfinished palace abandoned by workers 
 
Eastern Europe
# Belarus will consider monitoring Ukraine elections 
 
Russia
# Sikorski says it was phone call from Putin that convinced Yanukovych to compromise
# Russia orders urgent troop maneuvers near border; had warned Pentagon  
# Russian media evokes World War II in talking about Ukraine 
# Investigators ask to put Navalny under house arrest 
# Infographic: Russian naval fleets 
# Video: Russian hockey fans chant "glory to Ukraine
 
Iran
# New information on how Stuxnet infiltrated Iran nuclear facility 
# "Iran's Moderate Mask and the Execution of a Poet" - Diana Moukalled, Al Arabiya 
# Could the increasing presence of India in Iran be angering the Pakistanis
# Qatar FM visits Iran, backs "political solution" in Syria 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Daunting obstacles to healthcare in Afghanistan 
# As U.S. whittles down detainee population in Afghanistan, it struggles with what to do with most dangerous 
# Pakistan has highest infant mortality rate in the world  
# Pakistan announces "first ever counter-terror policy
 
Central Asia
# "Moderate Islam? Look to Central Asia" - Frederick Starr, "New York Times" 
# Tajikistan launches its own social networking site 
# Kazakhstan to create a new national airline 
# Two serial killers jailed for life in Uzbekistan 
 
Caucasus
# U.S. urges Georgia to integrate with the EU 
# Georgia asks U.S. to protect it from Russian influence in Ukraine-style crisis 
Anxious times for Armenian migrants in Russia 
 
Of Interest
# How Slate's doing its daily podcast 
Ruby Tuesday  

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