Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  • U.S. freelance reporter James Foley (left) on the highway between the airport and the West Gate of Sirte, Libya on September 29, 2011.

    Purported IS Beheading Sparks Condemnation

    International condemnation is pouring in after Islamic State militants posted a video purporting to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley in revenge for U.S. air strikes against the insurgents in Iraq.

  • Famed Iranian Poet Behbahani Dies

    Simin Behbahani, one of Iran’s most prominent literary figures and a vocal human rights defender who was targeted with censorship and smear campaigns by Iranian authorities, has died at 87.

  • Strangers In Their Own Land

    The discovery of some three dozen Afghan Sikh migrants in a British-bound shipping container has put the spotlight on Afghanistan's tiny Sikh minority, who often feel alienated in their own country.

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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Aug. 19, 2014i
August 19, 2014
Barrel bombs dropped in Iraq, flooded Serbian cities rebuilt, the Sarajevo film festival in full swing, plus a story from Tajikistan.

Video August 19

Barrel bombs dropped in Iraq, flooded Serbian cities rebuilt, the Sarajevo film festival in full swing, plus a story from Tajikistan.

Video August 18

Antigovernment activists receive jail terms in Moscow, Kazakh fuel companies impose gasoline rations, and Afghans demand that war criminals be brought to justice, plus stories from Pakistan and Tatarstan.

Video August 15

Antigovernment protesters march on the Pakistani capital, Kazakh homeowners take a last stand to protect their property from demolition, Kazan hosts an evening of Tatar poetry, plus other stories from Pakistan, Georgia, and Tajikistan.

Video August 14

Armenians rally in support of Yazidis in Iraq, Ukraine sends aid to a separatist-held region, and Moldovans protest Russia's fruit embargo, plus stories from Russia and Pakistan.

Video August 13

Iraqis in Anbar Province protest the destruction of war, Afghan presidential campaign teams hammer out a power-sharing deal, Pakistan braces for Independence Day protests -- plus more stories from Pakistan, Tatarstan, and Moldova.


Video For Russians In Latvia, Citizenship Is Tricky, But Sights Are Set On Europe

As the crisis in Ukraine highlights the country's ethnic divisions, some observers are keeping close watch on other countries with significant Russian minorities. In Latvia, some 13 percent of the population are Russian-speaking non-citizens without the right to vote.

Photogallery Through Art, Children Plea For Peace In Ukraine

A group of Russian supporters of pro-European activists in Ukraine has collected antiwar drawings by children from across Europe, which they want to send to soldiers fighting pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine.

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