Wednesday, October 07, 2015

  • People flee amid ongoing fighting between government forces and Taliban militants in Kunduz on October 6.

    UN, Charity Groups Have Fled Kunduz

    The UN says all international aid organizations have left the embattled Afghan city amid heavy fighting and the accidental bombing of a hospital.

  • Dear Mr. Putin, God Won't Forgive You

    Prominent journalist Oleg Kashin has invoked the spirit of Solzhenitsyn's famous A Letter To The Soviet Leaders in a searing critique of the Russian president that has electrified the country's chattering classes.

  • Video New Kinder On The Block

    The large number of people seeking refuge in Germany -- an estimated 1 million or more -- has placed a heavy burden on schools, where special classes are beginning to teach the children of newcomers basic German.

Battleground Ukraine

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Taliban Suicide Attackers Strike Afghan Capitali
October 06, 2015
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for a night time suicide bombing on the Afghan capital Kabul on October 5. (RFE/RL's Afghan Service)

Video Taliban Suicide Attackers Strike Afghan Capital

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for a night time suicide bombing on the Afghan capital Kabul on October 5. (RFE/RL's Afghan Service)

Video Armenian Activists Protest Change To Constitution

Opposition groups demonstrated outside the Armenian parliament to protest proposed changes to the country's constitution. Activists fear the amendments are part of a ploy by sitting president Serzh Sarkisian to remain in power. (RFE/RL's Armenian Service)

Video Pakistan's Pashtuns Protest Discrimination Over ID Cards

Protesters demanded the Pakistan government issue all Pashtuns with national ID cards which are needed for voting and obtaining as a passport. (RFE/RL's Pakistan Service)

Video Syrian Opposition Groups Hold Reconciliation Talks

Syria's fractured opposition groups met in the Kazakh capital Astana aimed at uniting the country's various political factions. (RFE/RL's Kazakh Service)

Video Ukrainian Police Arrest Illegal Amber Miners

Ukrainian security forces arrested 100 illegal amber miners in the Volyn region who tried to block a major highway. (RFE/RL's Current Time TV)

Video Protesters Demonstrate Against Putin At UN

Hundreds of protesters denounced Russian President Vladimir Putin's appearance at the UN General Assembly in New York on September 28. The demonstrators spoke out against Russia's annexation of Crimea and the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Video Trial Of Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko Resumes In Russia

A single demonstrator protested outside the trial of Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko as the court hearing resumed in Russia's Rostov region on September 29. Savchenko is accused of complicity in killing two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine, charges she vehemently denies.

Video Moldovan Capital Sees More Mass Protests

An estimated 20,000 anticorruption protesters in Moldova held another large rally in the capital Chisinau on September 27. They once again called for the resignation of the country's president over the disappearance of $1 billion from three of the country's banks. (RFE/RL's Moldovan Service)

Video Moldovan Protesters Set Up New Tent City In Chisinau

Protesters in the Moldovan capital Chisinau have set up a second tent city. It comes as anti-corruption activists called for further demonstrations against the government on Sunday, September 27th. (RFE/RL's Moldovan Service)

Video Freed Political Prisoner Calls For Boycott Of Belarusian Vote

Recently released political prisoner and opposition leader Mikalay Statkevich addressed a rally in Minsk where he called for a boycott of the upcoming presidential election, saying that the vote is pointless when opposition figures are barred from running.

Video Thousands Celebrate At Moscow's Largest Mosque

Some 10,000 worshipers marked the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha or Kurban Bayram at Moscow's new Cathedral Mosque. The celebration comes a day after the $170 million complex was officially opened.

Video A Look Inside Moscow's Largest Mosque

From the 46-meter high gold leaf dome to the handcrafted stone walls, gaze at the grand features of the new Moscow Cathedral Mosque. (RFE/RL's Current Time TV)

Video Chaos On Serbian-Croatian Border As Truckers Block Crossing

Truckers continue their protest against Croatia's blockade of transports carrying nonperishable goods from Serbia. They caused chaos on the largest highway between the two countries by blocking all traffic. (RFE/RL's Balkan Service)

Video Savchenko Defiant

The trial of Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko has begun in Russia. She is accused of involvement in the killing of Russian journalists, but many see the trial as simply another means for Russia to bring pressure to bear on Ukraine.

Video Crimean Tatars Block Roads To Crimea

Hundreds of Crimean Tatars have blocked roads and prevented supplies from reaching Crimea via Ukraine. They want Ukrainian companies to stop trading with Crimea as a way to protest the peninsula's annexation by Russia last year. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)

Video Migrants Forge Route Through Croatia

Refugees and migrants camped out near the train station in Tovarnik, Croatia, on September 18 after crossing into the EU country from Serbia. Croatia has seen thousands of new arrivals as migrants sought a new route into the EU after Hungary sealed its border with Serbia.

Video Civilians, Servicemen Among Casualties In Peshawar Mosque Attack

At least 16 people were killed when Taliban militants attacked a mosque inside a military base in Peshawar, northwest Pakistan, on September 18. The attack set off a firefight that left at least 17 others dead.

Video Migrants And Refugees Struggle At Balkan Borders

From Hungary to Serbia to Croatia, migrants and refugees tried to push northward toward more prosperous European Union countries, struggling with closed borders, unfriendly authorities, and exhausting detours along the way. (RFE/RL's Balkan Service)

Video Turkmenistan Reduces Suburbs To Rubble As Demolition Program Continues

Bulldozers smashed down houses in suburbs of the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat, in the latest phase of the country's controversial demolition program. The demolitions are not reported in Turkmen media, and homeowners say they receive no compensation.

Video Funeral For Tajik Security Chief Killed In Gunbattle

A funeral has been held for a senior Tajik security official, killed in a gun battle with supporters of a former government official.


Photogallery Photos Of The Week

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 40th week of 2015.

Video 'Chaos' Reigns At Berlin Migrant Center

At the main migrant center in Berlin, there has been a twenty-fold increase in migrant numbers -- and officials are struggling to cope.

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