Thursday, November 26, 2015

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan often look like mirror images of strong, authoritarian nationalists. That could make it difficult for them to compromise over Turkey's downing of a Russian jet.

    'The Tsar And The Sultan'

    Often looking like mirror images of authoritarian nationalists, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could find it hard to compromise over Turkey's downing of a Russian jet.

  • Cars queue outside a petrol station in Yevpatoriya, Crimea, on November 25.

    Video Powerless In Crimea

    The annexed peninsula has been dealing with massive power shortages since saboteurs knocked down electricity pylons on the Ukrainian mainland. Residents are putting on brave faces, but frustration is mounting.

  • Strange Bedfellows

    Iran once considered the Taliban as one of the greatest threats to its security. Now, however, some see the two former adversaries united in a covert alliance against Islamic State.

Battleground Ukraine

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Displaced In Pakistan Protest End Of Food Aidi
November 25, 2015
Displaced persons from Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region protest after the authorities withdraw food aid. (RFE/RL's Radio Maashal)

Video Displaced In Pakistan Protest End Of Food Aid

Displaced persons from Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region protest after the authorities withdraw food aid. (RFE/RL's Radio Maashal)

Video Serbian Farmer Protest Stopped At Police Roadblock

Serbian farmers spend a second day stuck at a police roadblock, preventing them take a protest to the streets of Belgrade. (RFE/RL's Balkan Service)

Video Afghans Deny IS Complicity Claim

The Afghan Interior Minister denies claims made by a senior legislator that state security officials have been supporting Islamic State militants, who are reportedly engaged in fighting against Taliban forces. (RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan)

Video Clashes In Ukraine After Crimea Electricity Sabotaged

Ukrainian activists fought with security forces, preventing repairs being made to electricity transmission towers which were blown up at the weekend. Russian-annexed Crimea has been cut off from Ukrainian electricity supplies as a result of the damage. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)

Video Migrants Protest At Macedonia Border

Migrants staged a protest after Macedonia imposed new restrictions, preventing them entering the country from Greece. A number of Balkan countries have now decided that only migrants who can prove they are from conflict zones will be allowed to cross their borders. (RFE/RL's Balkan Service)

Video NATO Lifts Airspace Restrictions Over Serbia

After 16 years, NATO has lifted airspace restrictions over Serbia which it first imposed during in 1999 conflict in Kosovo. (RFE/RL's Balkan Service)

Video New Home For Street Kids In Pakistan

Up to 1,000 children living on the streets of the northern Pakistani city of Peshawar will soon be offered beds and classes at a new boarding school for street kids. (RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal)

Video Press Locked Out As Kharkiv Mayor Kernes Sworn In

Security forces blocked journalists from entering the building where Kharkiv Mayor Hennadiy Kernes took the oath of office for a second term on November 18. The controversial mayor survived an assassination attempt last year and is facing charges connected to unrest at the Maidan protests in Kyiv.

Video Aftermath Of Attack On Police Compound In Kandahar

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for an attack on a police headquarters in Kandahar Province on November 19 that left one soldier and five militants dead. (RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan)

Video Kosovo Protests Continue As Opposition Deputy Arrested

Police clashed with demonstrators outside Kosovo's parliament in Pristina for a second straight day, after the arrest of an opposition lawmaker.

Video Peshawar Hospital Patients Demand End To Doctors Strike

Patients from a main hospital in the Pakistani city of Peshawar took to the streets to demand the government intervene to end a doctors strike. (RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal)

Video More Clashes In Kosovo Over Deal With Serb Minority

Protesters and riot police clashed on the streets of Kosovo's capital, Pristina, over a controversial agreement that would give more powers to Serb-dominated areas. (RFE/RL's Balkan Service)

Video Nobel Prize Winners Go To Serbia

Three Nobel Peace Prize Winners, including Iran's Shirin Ebadi and Jody Williams from the U.S., visited refugees and migrants traveling through Serbia to offer them their support. (RFE/RL's Balkan Service)

Video World Pays Tribute To Paris Attack Victims

In a show of solidarity and support for the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks, people around the world flocked to French embassy's to lay flowers and candles. (RFE/RL's Balkan Service, Kyrgyz Service and Georgian Service)

Video Protest For Rights In Pakistan Tribal Regions

Protesters from Pakistan's restive tribal regions drove to the capital Islamabad to demand the same rights as people in the rest of the country. Under colonial-era laws which remain in place, they are subject to a different legal system -- which many feel makes them second class citizens.

Video Cricket Returns To Pakistani Town Once Held By Taliban

Thousands of spectators have turned out to watch a cricket match in the northwestern Pakistani town of Bara. It is a sign of how life is returning to normal after Pakistani security forces say they cleared the area of Taliban militants. (RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal)

Video Azerbaijani Activist Arif Yunus Released From Jail

Azerbaijani human rights activist Arif Yunus was released from jail because of his failing health. But his 59-year-old wife Leyla, who is also in poor condition, remains behind bars. (RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service)

Video Russia Truckers Protest New Road Tax

Truckers across Russia have blocked highways to protest a new road tax on heavy vehicles. They warn the tax will increase the cost of transporting goods. (RFE/RL's Current Time TV)

Video Uzbek Dissident Released After 21 Years

A leading Uzbek opposition leader has been released after 21 years in prison. Murat Juraev was imprisoned in 1994 on charges of seeking to overthrow the government, which he denies. (RFE/RL's Uzbek Service)

Video Funeral For Tajik Woman Allegedly Killed By Russian Officer

A Tajik family was beside itself with distress, as it laid to rest a 22-year-old woman allegedly killed by a Russian officer based in Dushanbe. The killing comes shortly after two other Russian troops from the base were convicted of murdering a local taxi driver. (RFE/RL's Tajik Service)

Video Hazaras Protest Beheadings In Kabul

Ethnic Hazaras protested in central Kabul after seven of their community were beheaded. There has been an upsurge in sectarian violence directed against the mostly Shi'ite community. (RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan)

Video Pakistani Printers Protest Tax Hike

Outraged printing press owners in the Pakistani city of Peshawar staged a protest to denounce a tax increase on school textbooks. (RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal)


Video Afghanistan's Female Warlord

Over 35 years of conflict, fighters loyal to the Afghan warlord known as "Kaftar," or "The Dove," have defeated Soviet, Taliban, and government troops. But what makes the story all the more incredible is that "Kaftar" is a woman. (Bashir Ghazali, Wali Sabawoon, Ray Furlong)

Video The Bosnian War And The Dayton Accords Explained

It's been two decades since the Dayton Peace Accords ended the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. We take a brief look at the turn of events behind the worst conflict on European soil since WWII and why the Dayton agreement -- a temporary solution -- has now outlived three of its main signatories.

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