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RFE/RL Video Roundup - July 29i
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July 29, 2014
Iraqis condemn militants' expulsion of Christians from Mosul, Russia bans Ukrainian canned fruits and vegetables, and Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan.
RFE/RL Video Roundup - July 29
RFE/RL in the Media
 
Business Insider cites Tom Balmforth's report on efforts to brand certain governments "aggressor countries"
CNN, affiliate, use Iraqi Service video of Christian march in Dohuk
 
Russia
# New sanctions: Here's where they'll hurt; but still plenty of loopholes 
# Russia considering ban on EU fruit imports
# "Putin's Ukraine Unreality Show" - Arkady Ostrovsky, "Wall Street Journal" 
 
Ukraine
# Shaun Walker meets Igor Bezler, who threatens to execute him 
# Ukraine fighting closing in on Donetsk
# 17 Horlivka hostages reportedly released 
# CNN video: Ukraine has fired ballistic missiles at rebels 
 
Eastern Europe
# Belarus considers ban on Ukrainian beef and dairy 
# The Belarusians fighting on both sides of the Ukraine conflict 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Suicide bomber kills Hamid Karzai's cousin 
# State Department report says Pakistan not punishing attackers of religious minorities 
# Free of the Taliban, Pakistan’s Pashtun poets revive their craft
 
Iran
# Khamenei calls for Muslims around the world to help arm Gaza 
# Why Iran fears an independent Kurdistan 
 
Iraq
# Militants reportedly hold mass execution in Tikrit 
# U.S. plans largest ever sale of Hellfire missiles to Iraq 
 
Central Asia
# Turkmenistan joins list of world's worst religious freedom violators 
How strong is the Islamic movement of Uzbekistan?
# Would Turkey consider free trade agreement with Eurasian Union?
 
Caucasus
# Azerbaijan to buy Russian Yak-130 combat trainers 
 
Of Interest
# The British PR firms spinning stories for dictators 

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