Friday, May 22, 2015

While Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah (right) is said to not be against engagement with Pakistan, he reportedly expected President Ashraf Ghani (left) to consult him before moving forward.

Afghan Unity Government Split On Intelligence-Sharing Deal

A controversial security deal with Pakistan has exposed deep divisions in Afghanistan's unity government. More

A rally in support of Novorossia in St. Petersburg in February

Out With A Whimper: Novorossia, 2014-2015

Separatist authorities in Ukraine's self-declared Luhansk and Donetsk people's republics have announced they are abandoning plans to create a pro-Kremlin breakaway state. We look at the brief history of the so-called Novorossia project. More

Since he came to power, Russian President Vladimir Putin has tightened the government's grip on the media and used television to seek to consolidate control over the country. (file photo)

Russia Plans 'Patriotic' TV Channel For Children

Russia's government has approved the creation of a new TV station aimed to instill patriotism in Russian children, the daily Izvestia reports. More

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (left) and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani hug during Sharif's visit to Kabul on May 12.

Afghan Intelligence Deal With Pakistan Sparks Uproar

The Afghan government is fending off a storm of criticism after it signed a security deal with Pakistan, which many Afghans accuse of supporting the Taliban. More

PHOTO GALLERY: At Least 15 Killed In Baku High-Rise Apartment Fire

Photogallery Deadly Blaze Reveals Ugly Truth Behind Baku Beautification

With less than three weeks until the start of the European Games in Baku, authorities are coming under criticism for shoddy construction practices believed to behind a May 19 fire that left 15 people dead. More

Recent Features

Photogallery What Is Killing Off Kazakhstan's Rare Antelope?

Herds of one of Central Asia's most iconic animals, Kazakhstan's saiga antelope, are dwindling rapidly and no one seems to know why.

Ukraine's Top Traffic Cop Resigns Amid Evidence Of Lavish Lifestyle

The acting head of Ukraine's traffic police has stepped down after reports showed he and his family appeared to be living far beyond the means of a public servant, with several luxury cars and a large villa.

Mystery Of Missing Tajik OMON Commander Deepens

Tajik authorities vow to shed light on the fate of a missing OMON commander amid sensational reports he was arrested abroad while holding a fake passport and extradited home.

Soccer Club Gives Ukraine Something To Cheer About

For a country weary of war, soccer club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk has given Ukrainians reason to smile.

Name Your Poison -- Exotic Toxins Fell Kremlin Foes

The discovery of poison from an exotic Asian plant in the stomach of Aleksandr Perepilichny, a wealthy Russian whistle-blower who died suddenly in England in 2012, has raised suspicions of a KGB-style assassination. RFE/RL takes a look at various poisons thought to have been used in attacks -- some of them fatal -- against Kremlin opponents and critics over the years.

Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine 'Have Right To European Dream'

European Council President Donald Tusk says Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine have the right to aspire to EU membership but he will not deliver an “empty promise” about the prospects of such integration.

Russian Hockey Early Exit Sparks Backlash

The Russians continue to generate headlines for all the wrong reasons after reaching the final of the ice hockey world championship.

Russian POW Video Raises War Crime Questions For Ukraine

Did Kyiv violate the Geneva Conventions by releasing an interrogation video of an alleged Russian soldier captured fighting alongside separatists in eastern Ukraine?

Reporter's Notebook: After Years Of Work In Russia, An Uzbek Wedding In Tajikistan

Anvar wanted to have a traditional Muslim wedding, rather than the vodka-soaked nuptials ubiquitous in Soviet Tajikistan. He had worked for years in Russia to build his own house. And now the day had come.

Kyrgyz Group Wrecks Day Against Homophobia

Plans by LGBT activists to celebrate a day against homophobia in Kyrgyzstan were spoiled when their party at a trendy Bishkek restaurant was ruined by nationalist, wannabe gay-wedding crashers.
More Features

Most Popular Articles