Tuesday, December 23, 2014


  • Audio Slide Show What's Next For Islamic State?

    In 2014, the Islamic State extremist group emerged as one of the most powerful jihadi groups in the world. Will the efforts of the U.S.-led coalition be enough to stop the group in its tracks?

  • Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (R) and his Kazakh counterpart, Nursultan Nazarbaev, at a news conference in Kyiv on December 22.

    Leaders Agree On Ukraine Peace Talks This Week

    The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany have agreed to call another round of Ukraine peace talks this week. Earlier in Kyiv, the Kazakh president called on Russia and Ukraine to seek compromise.

  • When Life Hands You Rubles...

    Russians are fighting back against the dizzying dive of the ruble the best way they know how -- with humor. We look at some of the best jokes about the struggling Russian currency.




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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Dec. 22i
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December 22, 2014
Pakistan launches a new campaign against polio, Kyrgyz activists support joining the Eurasian Economic Union, Belgrade teachers protest against planned pay cuts, plus more stories from Pakistan and Macedonia.
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Video December 22

Pakistan launches a new campaign against polio, Kyrgyz activists support joining the Eurasian Economic Union, Belgrade teachers protest against planned pay cuts, plus more stories from Pakistan and Macedonia.
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Video December 19

Pakistanis march to condemn the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, Russians demand the right to direct mayoral elections, and Armenians protest over rising food prices, plus more stories from Pakistan and Georgia.
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Video December 18

Peshawar mourns after the Taliban's school attack, Muscovites rush to the stores as the ruble drops, a political prisoner is released in Belarus, plus stories from Afghanistan, Serbia, and Armenia.
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Video December 17

Funerals for the victims of a Taliban attack in Pakistan, an Eastern European summit in Serbia, and a protest against the destruction of cultural heritage in Georgia, plus stories from Macedonia and Iraq.
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Video December 16

Taliban gunmen take over a school in Peshawar in one of Pakistan's worst attacks; Kazakhs mourn the victims of suppressed protests; Georgia investigates claims of abuse in prison; and Afghanistan moves ahead with plans for an international railway.

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Photogallery Photos Of The Week #51

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond for the 51st week of 2014.

Video Russia Is Back In Afghanistan -- With Millions In Investment

Russia has been investing heavily in Afghanistan for the past two years, restoring once-abandoned factories and funding new infrastructure ventures. Moscow’s outlay on scores of projects marks its return to a country the Soviet Union considered part of its strategic backyard.

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Chechnya -- Chechen women and men pass by a Russian armoured personnel carrier in front of the destroyed presidential palace in Grozny.  Feb1996.
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Revisiting the First Chechen War

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Ukraine -- Oleksiy Matsuka, host of RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service program "Donbas Realities." Kyiv, October 15, 2014.
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Ukrainian Reporter Lauded For Courage

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Journalist Khadija İsmayilova entering a courtroom in Baku, Azerbaijan, 5 Dec 2014
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Azerbaijan Jails Khadija Ismayilova

Ismayilova, a prominent investigative journalist who contributes to... More