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RFE/RL Video Roundup - June 9i
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June 09, 2014
A suicide bombing in Iraq's Kurdish region as clashes continue in western Iraq, militants attack Pakistan's busiest airport, plus stories from Russia, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, and Egypt.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - June 9

RFE/RL in the Media

Tehelka reviews Abubakar Siddique's book, "The Pashtun Question" 
# "Weekly Standard" and Newsmax uses Golnaz Esfandiari's interview with Obama's spiritual adviser after trip to Iran 
# Read Golnaz Esfandiari in "The Atlantic" on Iran's "dispute over heaven" 
# RFE/RL mentioned in "Washington Post" obituary for Isaac Patch 
 
Russia
# Russian stocks rebound from low of Ukraine crisis 
Business as usual in Russia for western oil companies, despite sanctions 
# "Russia is Burdened by the Weight of Empire" - Vladimir Ryzhkov, "Moscow Times" 
# "Homophobia in Russia Is Taking a Kafkaesque Turn" - Jay Michaelson, Daily Beast 
# Russian World Cup team banned from tweeting 
 
Ukraine
# Fighting in the east continues as talks begin; Ukraine says it has reached a "mutual understanding" with Russia 
# In first interview as president, Poroshenko says he's forced to negotiate with Russia, because west can't back security guarantees 
# Is Kyiv's battle against separatists backfiring
# Russians find easy assistance in joining Ukraine battle 
# Ukraine activists vow to hold new government's "feet to the fire
 
Eastern Europe
# Fugitive Russian mayor detained in Belarus 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# "Afghanistan's Youth: The Losers Under Any Government" - Mahbouba Seraj, Huffington Post 
# "In Afghanistan, Give Cash a Chance" - Charles Kenny, BloombergBusinessweeek 
# Can Afghanistan's economy survive without the war
# At least 29 dead in Karachi airport attack 
# "Airport Bloodshed Shows Wide Split on Pakistan’s Future" - Khurrum Anis and Faseeh Mangi, Bloomberg 
# Iran closes border with Pakistan
 
Iran
# Iran says 6 month extension in talks may be necessary 
# A history of modern Iran, told through soccer 
# "Iran Says Take Off the Veil—and Be Raped" - Shima Shahrabi, Daily Beast 
# "Iran's Youth, Ruled Over By a Long Gone Leader" - Camelia Entekhabi-Fard, Al Arabiya 
 
Central Asia
# Time lapse video shows beauty of Kazakhstan 
# South Korean president to visit Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan next week 
 
Of Interest
# Why Vox wants a different homepage than its partners 

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