Wednesday, September 17, 2014


  • Fighting IS With A Coalition Of One

    Iran is not part of the international coalition against Islamic State militants. But it is waging a war of its own with the group that is likely to overlap with the U.S.-led effort in unpredictable ways.

  • Scots Have A Friend -- In Abkhazia

    Scottish voters are going to the polls to vote in a historic referendum on whether to break their centuries-old ties with the U.K. In Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia, support for Scottish statehood is strong.

  • Ukraine's Lexicon Of War

    As the conflict simmers in eastern Ukraine, supporters from both camps fight on in a war of words. The result is a torrent of new slurs -- often cryptic, at times clever, always insulting.




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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Sept 17i
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September 17, 2014
Arrests in Kosovo, floods in Serbia, women's volleyball in Afghanistan - plus stories from Kazakhstan and Pakistan.
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Video September 17

Arrests in Kosovo, floods in Serbia, women's volleyball in Afghanistan - plus stories from Kazakhstan and Pakistan
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Video September 16

A deadly suicide bombing in Afghanistan, shelling in Iraq, chewing tobacco in Kyrgyzstan, plus stories from Montenegro and Kazakhstan.
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Video September 15

The gang rape verdict in Afghanistan, the Russian rouble at an all-time low, prison sentences for mass killing in Kyrgyzstan, plus stories from Pakistan and Georgia.
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Video September 12

Polio in Pakistan, bombing in Iraq, a film prize in Tatarstan, plus stories from Tajikistan and Kazakhstan.
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Video September 11

Putin in Tajikistan, back to school in Iraq, American barbecue in Kyrgyzstan, plus stories from Pakistan and Kazakhstan.

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Video Threats Don't Slow Down Afghan Women's Cycling Team

The members of Afghanistan' national cycling team face frequent criticism and even violence from men who consider their behavior to be un-Islamic. But that hasn't deterred them from training hard, competing abroad, and encouraging other young women to exercise their hard-won freedoms.

Photogallery Deadly Floods Sweep Pakistan

More than 440 people have been killed in recent days by floods in Pakistan and Indian-administered Kashmir amid the heaviest rains in 50 years. In Lahore, the roof of a mosque collapsed after days of rain – killing 24 worshipers inside.

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Jailed Russian Blogger Describes Bolotnaya's 'Finale'

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BBG Condemns Sotloff Murder

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Bannu, July 31, 2014: Members of the family of Sadaqatullah Dawar, displaced from Pakistan's North Waziristan district.
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Local Journalists Applaud Radio Mashaal Crisis Coverage

RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal is awarded for providing unique coverage... More