Thursday, August 28, 2014


  • Audio Slide Show Live Blog: Russian Troops 'Brought In"

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Russian forces have been "brought into Ukraine" and has called an emergency meeting of the Security and Defense Council to discuss the crisis.

  • Karzai Sets A Date -- But For Whom?

    The impasse in Afghanistan’s presidential election is far from over. But that has not stopped outgoing President Hamid Karzai from fixing a date and hastily ordering preparations for the event.

  • Together A Lifetime, Now Apart -- In Jail

    Azerbaijani rights activists Leyla and Arif Yunus are experiencing the first real separation of their 36-year marriage -- as prisoners facing charges of fraud and treason.


Battleground Ukraine



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RFE/RL Video Roundup -- August 28, 2014i
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August 28, 2014
Ukrainians protest at the Defense Ministry in Kyiv, talks between protesters and government break down in Pakistan, an early cotton harvest in Turkmenistan, plus stories from Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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Video August 21

Ukrainians protest at the Defense Ministry in Kyiv, talks between protesters and government break down in Pakistan, an early cotton harvest in Turkmenistan, plus stories from Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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Video August 27

Pakistani antigovernment protests continue, Afghan officials charge Pakistani spy agency with helping Taliban, Tajik students panic over university registration, plus stories from Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan.
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Video August 26

Antigovernment protests continue in Pakistan, wildfires burn in Kyrgyzstan, officials want to reduce lavish parties in Afghanistan, and a cricket tourney in Kabul.
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Video August 25

Opposition protesters hold their ground in Islamabad, displaced people in northwest Pakistan face expulsion from their temporary homes, shelling hits civilian homes in Iraq's Anbar Province, and Socialist Party supporters march in Moldova.
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Video August 22

Progress in Afghanistan's presidential election vote recount, protests against Russian minister in Moldova, support in Georgia for jailed Azerbaijani activists, plus stories from Russia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, and Kyrgyzstan.

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Photogallery Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

On August 23, 1939, the Soviet Union and Germany signed a nonaggression treaty in Moscow, paving the way for the Nazi and Soviet invasions of Poland the following month and the beginning of World War II.

Photogallery Wearing The Hijab In Britain

For Muslim women in the United Kingdom, the decision to wear a head scarf, or hijab, reflects a complex range of personal beliefs and competing social pressures.

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