Wednesday, October 01, 2014


  • Cold Water Poured On Mass Grave Claims

    The OSCE has categorically denied that one of its experts said hundreds of bodies were exhumed from mass graves in eastern Ukraine and that Kyiv-backed troops have brutalized the local population.

  • Russian Judge Praises Serfdom

    The head of Russia's Constitutional Court calls serfdom "the staple" that held the nation together, and that its abolition unleashed revolutionary forces in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

  • Azerbaijani Journalist Fears Arrest

    Khadija Ismayilova has been told she faces arrest when she returns to Azerbaijan after speaking out about the months-long crackdown on independent journalists and rights activists in the oil-rich country.


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October 01, 2014
Kurdish forces battling Islamic militants in Iraq, a girls school bombed in Pakistan, Tajik babies abandoned in Russia, plus stories from Iraq and Armenia
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Video October 1

Kurdish forces battling Islamic militants in Iraq, a girls school bombed in Pakistan, Tajik babies abandoned in Russia, plus stories from Iraq and Armenia
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Video September 30

Dwindling protests in Pakistan, queues in Turkmenistan, plus stories from Georgia and Afghanistan.
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Video September 29

A new president in Afghanistan, authors gather in Kyrgyzstan, children meet film stars in Kazakhstan, plus stories from Pakistan and Armenia.
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Video September 26

A fatwa against jihad in Tajikistan, an assassination attempt in Pakistan, jazz in Moldova, plus stories from Russia and Afghanistan.
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Video September 25

A pledge of national unity in Afghanistan, a gay cultural festival in Russia, undocumented migrants in Kyrgyzstan, plus stories from Ukraine and Pakistan.

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Video Giant Lenin Toppled In Kharkiv

A giant statue of Lenin was toppled by crowds in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on September 28. Thousands of people marched through the city waving Ukrainian flags before gathering at the monument, the site of clashes with pro-Russian groups in March and April. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian service)

Photogallery Children, Pensioners At Work In Uzbek Cotton Fields

As the annual cotton harvest gets under way in Uzbekistan, officials have ordered people of all ages and professions to contribute to the harvest effort.

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Warsaw - Participants at the 2014 OSCE Human Dimension Meeting demonstrating for the release of political prisoners in Azerbaijan--23Sep2014
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