Tuesday, September 01, 2015


  • Ukrainian national guard officers carry an injured comrade on a stretcher outside the parliament building in Kyiv, where there were violent clashes on August 31.

    Video Kyiv Urged To Reform Despite Violence

    World powers condemned deadly violence outside Ukraine's parliament on August 31 and urged legislators to keep up their work decentralizing the government through measures that implement the Minsk agreements.

  • Aid And Trade At A Migrant Camp

    Video Aid And Trade At A Migrant Camp

    There are various responses to the wave of people traveling through the Balkans to the EU. Some along the transit route are eager to volunteer their time or money to help. Others see it is a business opportunity.

  • Igor Butman

    Russian Icon Roasted Over U.S. Citizenship

    Iconic Russian jazzman Igor Butman, an ally of President Vladimir Putin's, has come under fire from Kremlin critics over his U.S. citizenship after he performed in Russian-occupied Crimea.




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Grenade Explodes Outside Ukraine Parliamenti
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August 31, 2015
At least one Ukrainian National Guard soldier was killed in clashes with demonstrators after a grenade explodes outside parliament in Kyiv.
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Video Grenade Explodes Outside Ukraine Parliament

At least one Ukrainian National Guard soldier was killed in clashes with demonstrators after a grenade explodes outside parliament in Kyiv.
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Video Ismayilova Delivers Defiant Speech

Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova says "I might be in prison, but the work will continue," in her final statement read to court ahead of trial verdict.
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Video Kyrgyzstan Celebrates Independence Day

At Independence Day celebrations, Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev said upcoming elections will be a major test for the country.
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Video Migrants Protest Treatment In Hungary

Migrants from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere protested against their treatment by Hungarian authorities holding them near the border with Serbia. (RFE/RL)
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Video Pakistanis Burn Indian Flag After Border Shooting

Demonstrators in Peshawar held an angry protest on August 28 after Indian and Pakistani border guards traded fire in Kashmir, killing nine civilians.
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Video Stream Of Refugees Continues Through Serbia

Thousands of refugees and other migrants were continuing their long journeys through Serbia toward the Hungarian border, where authorities are racing to finish a fence to block further entries.
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Video Kazakhs Protest Latest Russian Rocket Launch

Kazakh environmentalists demonstrated in Astana on August 28 as Russia launched a Proton rocket from Baikonur cosmodrome, the site of a rocket crash and major fuel spill earlier this year.
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Video EU, Balkan Leaders Address Refugee Crisis

The leaders of six countries of the Western Balkans met with EU officials at a summit in Vienna on August 27. The influx of refugees into southern Europe was at the top of the agenda.
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Video Tajikistan Hosts Joint Military Exercises Targeting Drug Trade

Special forces from the six members countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization held military exercises in Tajikistan designed to improve efforts against drug trafficking, a major cause of instability in the region.
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Video Russian Soldiers Sentenced For Murder In Tajikistan

A Russian military court at a base in Tajikistan on August 26 sentenced two Russian servicemen to long prison terms for killing a Tajik taxi driver. One of the defendants confessed the killing followed a dispute over money.
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Video Pakistanis Protest Power Rate Hikes

There was outrage on the streets of Peshawar over a 20 fold hike in electricity rates.
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Video Afghan Refugees Prepare To Leave Pakistan

More than 200 Afghan refugees in Pakistan prepare to return home under the UN's Voluntary Repatriation Program.
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Video Gas Pipeline Explodes in Uzbekistan

More than 30,000 people are without access to natural gas after a massive pipeline explosion outside the Uzbek capital of Tashkent.
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Video Pakistanis Protest Corruption

Traders in Quetta accuse Pakistan's Frontier Corps of taking bribes on trade goods at the border.

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Video Kyrgyz Mullahs Go Digital

The Kyrgyz government has launched a training course teaching Muslim clerics to use digital technology. The initiative is meant to help counter extremist groups -- which recruit through social media -- by helping moderate religious leaders make their voices heard online.

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