Tuesday, April 21, 2015

  • A screen shot from the recently released Islamic State propaganda video.

    Camp Jihad: Slushies, Rides, And Shari'a

    A new Islamic State (IS) video shows the group using child militants to indoctrinate their peers at an outreach camp in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

  • Aleksandr Zharov, the head of Russia's state agency for media oversight, didn't want to vacation in Crimea. "This is a catastrophe," he said. "I don't know what to do."

    'For Now We Stay Silent'

    A group of Russian hackers has leaked private e-mails belonging to the head of Roskomnadzor, the federal agency for media oversight. RFE/RL looks at some of the main revelations.

  • The Caucasus Emirate saw many fighters defect to the Islamic State group under the leadership of Aliaskhab Kebekov, aka Amir Ali Abu-Muhammad.

    Russian Forces Kill Top Caucasus Insurgent

    The North Caucasus insurgency has confirmed that one of the insurgents killed during a counterterror operation in Daghestan was Aliaskhab Kebekov, aka Amir Ali Abu-Muhammad, the leader of the Caucasus Emirate.

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RFE/RL Video Roundup - April 20i
April 20, 2015
A warm welcome for Chinese President Xi Jinping in Pakistan, the funeral of a journalist killed last week in Ukraine, plus stories from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. (RFE/RL)

Video April 20

A warm welcome for Chinese President Xi Jinping in Pakistan, the funeral of a journalist killed last week in Ukraine, plus stories from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. (RFE/RL)

Video April 17

Floods force thousands from their homes in Kazakhstan, Kurdish Peshmerga forces train for urban warfare in Iraq, and Bosnians cook up a four-ton pot of soup, plus more stories from Pakistan.

Video April 16

The Constitutional Court considers a controversial law enabling corrupt civil servants to be fired in Ukraine, protesters call on the government to do more to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan, plus stories from Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan.

Video April 15

Serbian pensioners protest against austerity measures, Kyrgyzstan finds dangerous chemicals in Chinese toys, and a blind photographer exhibits her work in Belarus, plus stories from Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Video April 14

Hundreds of balloons released for kidnapped Hazaras in Afghanistan, an exhibition marks the day Georgians defended their language from Soviet efforts to strip it of official status in Tbilisi, plus stories from Tajikistan and Pakistan. (RFE/RL)


Photogallery 'There Is Only The Earth': Images Of Armenian Diaspora

Armenian-American photojournalist Scout Tufankjian has traveled to more than 20 countries -- places as varied as Brazil, Ethiopia, India, and Russia -- to document the estimated 8-million-strong Armenian diaspora. She has just published her work in a new book "There Is Only The Earth."

Video Remembering The Chisinau Ghetto

In July 1941, thousands of Jews were forced to move into a ghetto in Chisinau, the capital of present-day Moldova. Today, the history of that era is not well known to the people who live there. This film by RFE/RL's Moldovan Service seeks to reveal the fates of some of those who survived the ghetto.

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