Wednesday, October 22, 2014


  • Russian Lawyer Seeks U.S. Asylum

    A well-known Russian attorney who has accused powerful regional officials of corruption is seeking asylum in the United States, saying he fears being imprisoned in Russia on "trumped-up charges."

  • Outrage Over Isfahan Acid Attacks

    A spate of vicious acid attacks on women has sown fear in the Iranian city of Isfahan, with some blaming conservatives' calls for a campaign to enforce Islamic dress codes.

  • Fears Of IS Grow In Central Asia

    Media outlets in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan have expressed concern over the rise of Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. They have also expressed disquiet about possible threats posed by the group in Central Asia.



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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Oct. 21i
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October 21, 2014
A deadly bombing in Afghanistan, a Russian commemoration for victims of terrorism, and a hunger strike against rising energy prices in Kyrgyzstan, plus stories from Georgia, Pakistan, and Tajikistan.
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Video October 21

A deadly bombing in Afghanistan, a Russian commemoration for victims of terrorism, and a hunger strike against rising energy prices in Kyrgyzstan, plus stories from Georgia, Pakistan, and Tajikistan.
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Video October 20

A Russian opposition leader is summoned for questioning, Kyrgyz authorities collect biometric data, Georgians call for action against domestic violence, plus stories from Kazakhstan and Pakistan.
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Video October 17

Fuel shortages in Uzbekistan, wheelchair access in Moscow, a campaign against violent crime in Macedonia, plus stories from Georgia and Kazakhstan.
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Video October 16

Vladimir Putin at a military parade in Serbia, the Russian ambassador in Kyrgyzstan wants "Putin pub" renamed, a teacher in a Pakistani village opens a school on his veranda, plus stories from Ukraine and Afghanistan.
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Video October 15

Students rally in Kosovo to support Albania's national soccer team, the Afghan president urges the Taliban not to attack schools, protesters clash with police in Ukraine, plus stories from Georgia and Russia.

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Video RFE/RL, VOA Launch New Russian TV Program

“Current Time” (Nastoyashchee Vremya) is a new Russian-language TV news program produced jointly by RFE/RL and VOA. The live, daily, 30-minute program provides audiences in countries bordering Russia with content that is not otherwise available on state-controlled Russian media.

Video Kyrgyz Victims Recount Horrors Of Sex Trafficking

Gulnaz and Salima, two young Kyrgyz women, each went abroad to pursue a job offer, only to be abused, threatened, and forced into prostitution by their so-called employers. They are among countless Kyrgyz women who have become the victims of human trafficking.

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