Monday, May 04, 2015


  • Afghan security forces fire from an armored vehicle during a battle with Taliban insurgents in Kunduz Province on May 3.

    Afghanistan's Mysterious Influx

    Residents of northeast Afghanistan are accustomed to seeing the launch of the Taliban's annual spring offensive, but there is something foreign to this year's edition. "Nobody knows where they're from," one man says.

  • Iraq's only female Yazidi member of parliament, Vian Dakhil, said that it was "unfortunate" that some politicians in Nineveh Province had "intentionally or unintentionally confused the Yazidi street by disseminating inaccurate information that cannot be confirmed."

    'Irresponsible' Claims Of Yazidi Mass Killings

    Yazidi activists and a lawmaker have sharply criticized reports that Islamic State has carried out a fresh massacre of hundreds of Yazidis, saying there is no reliable source or confirmation to back up the claims.

  • Zarif Raked Over The Social-Media Coals

    Former political prisoners, journalists, and bloggers in Iran were quick to take to social media to dismiss the Iranian foreign minister's claim that Tehran does not jail people for their opinions.


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May 04, 2015
Protests after a billion dollars vanish from banks in Moldova, a new trial for prominent imprisoned opposition leader in Belarus, a suicide bomber targets a busload of government employees in Afghanistan, plus stories from Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Tajikistan. (RFE/RL)
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Video May 4

Protests after a billion dollars vanish from banks in Moldova, a new trial for prominent imprisoned opposition leader in Belarus, a suicide bomber targets a busload of government employees in Afghanistan, plus stories from Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Tajikistan. (RFE/RL)
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Video May 1

May Day parades in Crimea and Kyiv in Ukraine, hundreds attend the funeral of Kazakh star Batyrkhan Shukenov in Almaty, the population shrinks by nearly 15 percent in Georgia, plus stories from Pakistan and Tajikistan. (RFE/RL)
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Video April 30

Aid arrives for flood-stricken Tajikistan, a historic first stage performance by deaf actors in Kyrgyzstan, and Georgia's currency hits a 16-year low against the U.S. dollar. (RFE/RL)
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Video April 29

Ukrainian nationalists protest at the presidential administration in Kyiv, a Bosnian Serb policeman is laid to rest after being killed by a suspected Islamist militant, Kurdish students protest against a Turkoman university president in Iraq, plus stories from Pakistan and Kazakhstan. (RFE/RL)
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Video April 28

Motorcyclists of Russia's Night Wolves club are barred from the EU, Bosnian police are on high alert after a shooting, and Pakistan begins to recover from devastating storms, plus stories from Georgia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.

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