Friday, February 27, 2015


  • Video Iraq's 'Cultural Memory' Smashed To Dust

    A new video released by the Islamic State extremist group appears to show militants turning Iraq's cultural heritage into rubble as they destroy scores of priceless artifacts at a museum in the city of Mosul.

  • Moscow's legendary nightclub Krisis Zhanra is normally swarming with expats, but now it seems the good times may be coming to an end. (illustrative photo)

    Is The Party Over For Expats In Russia?

    The uptick in expatriates leaving Russia is the latest sign of a deepening isolation from the West.

  • Kazakhstan's Health Ministry has sought to reassure parents about the vaccines being used, noting that they were certified by the World Health Organization.

    Worried Sick In Kazakhstan

    A measles vaccination campaign has been suspended in Kazakhstan after some 100 teenagers reportedly fell ill. Despite protests by parents, however, health authorities are determined to resume the campaign.


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February 26, 2015
Afghans celebrate their first ever victory in a World Cup cricket match, Kyrgyzstan accuses Belarus of harboring Kyrgyz criminals, knocking down illegally built shops in Pakistan -- plus more from Afghanistan.
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Video February 26

Afghans celebrate their first ever victory in a World Cup cricket match, Kyrgyzstan accuses Belarus of harboring Kyrgyz criminals, knocking down illegally built shops in Pakistan -- plus more from Afghanistan.
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Video February 25

Sunni tribal leaders in an Islamic State-controlled Iraqi town blame Iran for a bombing, students in Tbilisi stage a mock funeral for Georgia’s battered Lari currency, Pakistani authorities tell Afghan imams to stop preaching in Pakistani mosques – plus more stories from Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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Video February 24

Afghans consult the World Food Program amid warnings of a coming drought, displaced Pakistanis call for food aid, heavy snow covers the Tajik capital, and Kyrgyzstan's Museum of Ballet opens its doors.
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Video February 23

Claims that Pashtuns are being denied identity papers in Pakistan, chemical workers pledge daily protests in Armenia, massive currency devaluation in Azerbaijan, plus stories from Georgia and Afghanistan.
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Video February 20

Pro-Russian separatists consolidate their positions in eastern Ukraine, Armenian workers demand unpaid back wages, and Tajikistan destroys seized narcotics, plus news from Pakistan.

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Photogallery Deadly Avalanches Sweep Northeastern Afghanistan

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