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Iran Nuke Deal Talks To Continue

Switzerland -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) leaves the hotel during a break after a meeting during a new round of Nuclear Iran Talks, in Lausanne, March 30, 2015

After missing a self-imposed deadline, talks on Iran's nuclear program are expected to resume after Russia's foreign minister said global powers and Tehran had reached a framework deal and Western diplomats denied it.


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Amnesty International recorded a 25 percent increase in the number of death sentences issued worldwide in 2014. (file photos)

'Alarming' Spike In Death Sentences

Amnesty International says the number of death sentences issued worldwide increased sharply during 2014 as governments used capital punishment in a "flawed attempt" to fight crime, combat terrorism, and quash internal instability. More

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RFE/RL Video Roundup - March 31i
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March 31, 2015
A burning effigy of Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka in Kyrgyzstan, progress on a Central and South Asian energy deal in Afghanistan, and a festival for a Sufi poet in Pakistan.
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Video March 31

A burning effigy of Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka in Kyrgyzstan, progress on a Central and South Asian energy deal in Afghanistan, and a festival for a Sufi poet in Pakistan.
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Video March 30

A warm welcome for a U.S. military convoy in the Czech Republic, tearful reunions as Pakistanis evacuated from Yemen return home, plus stories from Moldova and Georgia. (RFE/RL)
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Video March 27

A bomb attack targets police in Karachi, new fighting shakes Yemen, the Kazakh president launches his reelection campaign, plus stories from Moldova, Russia, and Tajikistan.
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Video March 26

Humvees in Ukraine, a $200,000 Mercedes in Serbia, plus anti-terrorism in Kyrgyzstan and a scout camp in Iraq. (RFE/RL)
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Video March 25

A suicide bombing hits Kabul, vandals disfigure a shrine to assassinated Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow, and an experiment in alternative energy in Pakistan, plus stories from Bosnia and Armenia. (RFE/RL)

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Video Farkhunda -- A Devout Life Cut Short

The brutal mob killing in Kabul of a woman named Farkhunda has shocked Afghanistan. As thousands have taken to the streets to demand justice, her family and friends are mourning privately. RFE/RL spoke to those who knew her.

Video Flash Analysis: Saudi Air Strikes In Yemen

What prompted Saudi Arabia's decision to get involved in the conflict in Yemen with air strikes targeting Huthi rebels? Mardo Soghom, RFE/RL's regional director for Iran and Iraq, gives us his take on the development.

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Iraq -- Photo of slain Baghdad Bureau Chief of Radio Free Iraq Mohammad Bdaiwi Owaid Al-Shammari, undated.
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RFE/RL Announces Journalism Prize Honoring Slain Baghdad Bureau Chief

One year after its Baghdad bureau chief was slain, RFE/RL has... More

Macedonia -- SDMS leader Zoran Zaev shows a list of journalists' names he claims were subjected to wiretapping during a press conference in Skopje, February 25, 2015.
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Wiretapping Tightens Stranglehold On Macedonian Media

Paltry coverage of the scandal adds to the outrage over allegations... More

Jawas Khan staring at his daughter's grave
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Villager Named Radio Free Afghanistan's "Person Of The Year"

RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan has named Jawas Khan, a farmer... More