Wednesday, August 20, 2014


  • U.S. freelance reporter James Foley (left) on the highway between the airport and the West Gate of Sirte, Libya on September 29, 2011.

    IS Beheading Sparks Condemnation

    International condemnation is pouring in after Islamic State militants posted a video showing the beheading in Iraq of American journalist James Foley, which the White House says is authentic.

  • Video Tourist Chaos In Crimea

    Moscow says it is eager to get Russian holidaymakers to the recently annexed Crimean peninsula. But the flood of tourists has proven too much for the Kerch ferry crossing, the only link between Crimea and Russia.

  • Famed Iranian Poet Behbahani Dies

    Simin Behbahani, one of Iran’s most prominent literary figures and a vocal human rights defender who was targeted with censorship and smear campaigns by Iranian authorities, has died at 87.




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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Aug. 20i
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August 20, 2014
Opposition protesters threaten the prime minister in Pakistan, Afghans celebrate independence in Tajikistan, an exhibit on repression against activists in Russia, plus stories from Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan.
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Video August 20

Opposition protesters threaten the prime minister in Pakistan, Afghans celebrate independence in Tajikistan, an exhibit on repression against activists in Russia, plus stories from Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan.
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Video August 19

Barrel bombs dropped in Iraq, flooded Serbian cities rebuilt, the Sarajevo film festival in full swing, plus a story from Tajikistan.
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Video August 18

Antigovernment activists receive jail terms in Moscow, Kazakh fuel companies impose gasoline rations, and Afghans demand that war criminals be brought to justice, plus stories from Pakistan and Tatarstan.
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Video August 15

Antigovernment protesters march on the Pakistani capital, Kazakh homeowners take a last stand to protect their property from demolition, Kazan hosts an evening of Tatar poetry, plus other stories from Pakistan, Georgia, and Tajikistan.
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Video August 14

Armenians rally in support of Yazidis in Iraq, Ukraine sends aid to a separatist-held region, and Moldovans protest Russia's fruit embargo, plus stories from Russia and Pakistan.

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Photogallery Photos Of The Week #33

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond. For more photo galleries, see our "Picture This" archive.

Video Russians In Latvia

In Latvia, some 13 percent of the population are Russian-speaking non-citizens without the right to vote.

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