Thursday, January 29, 2015


  • Lukashenka Warns Russia And West

    In a seven-hour press conference, Belarus's entrenched president and the man some describe as "Europe's last dictator" warns Moscow and the West that they "can't bend me over."

  • An image from a tweet by Umm Waqqas, a woman associated with the IS group. She describes her time living with IS militants like this: "I have come across such beautiful sisters who will spend mornings and nights in happiness because they are cooking the Mujahideen food,"

    Why Do Western Women Join IS?

    Western women are joining Islamic State for a variety of reasons, including religious idealism, a belief that Muslims are being oppressed, and a desire for romance and friendship, according to a new report.

  • One analyst describes Aleksandr Dugin's vision as "a radical form of anti-Westernism" that ultimately comes down to "a fascist program."

    Syriza's Russian 'Fascist' Connection

    Leaked e-mails reveal close links between leading figures in the new Greek government and people close to anti-Western Russian idealogue Aleksandr Dugin, as well as to sanctioned Russian billionaire Konstantin Malofeyev.




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January 29, 2015
A film in Serbia documents a massacre of Kosovo Albanians, protesting for unpaid wages in Kazakhstan, a strike empties the business district of Karachi, Pakistan -- plus more stories from Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan.
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A film in Serbia documents a massacre of Kosovo Albanians, protesting for unpaid wages in Kazakhstan, a strike empties the business district of Karachi, Pakistan -- plus more stories from Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan.
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Russian military support for Tajikistan, Armenia celebrates its national army day, dancing in the streets of Quetta, Pakistan -- plus more stories from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Kazakhstan.
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Video January 27

Commandos train teachers at a Pakistani women's college to use handguns against terrorists, Armenian small business owners protest lower taxes, Afghans demonstrate against Charlie Hebdo cartoons -- plus stories on Holocaust Remembrance Day in Serbia, Moldova, and Georgia.
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Video January 26

Russian security forces raid the only Tatar-language TV station in Crimea, a former senior Kazakh official says corruption charges against him are politically motivated, and Moldovans protest against the role of the Communist Party in support of a new government.
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Video January 23

Protesters in Afghanistan march against depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Pakistan announces a new strategy to eradicate polio, and a Tajik Islamic school cracks down on poorly performing students.

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Video Ukrainian Veteran Recalls Liberation Of Auschwitz

Mykola Karpenko was just 17 when he was drafted into the Soviet Army from his village in Ukraine. His unit was among those that freed the prisoners of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland on January 27, 1945.

Video 'They Told Us To Wage Jihad Against Kabul'

Afghan authorities have recently captured a number of young men who were apparently planning to carry out suicide bombings. The National Directorate of Security (NDS), the country's spy agency, presented several thwarted bombers to the media in Kabul.

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