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Family Of Afghan Woman Mourns Devout Life Cut Shorti
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March 27, 2015
The brutal mob killing in Kabul of a woman named Farkhunda has shocked Afghanistan. As thousands have taken to the streets to demand justice, her family and friends are mourning privately. RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan spoke to those who remember Farkhunda as a kind and pious young woman. (Produced by Tamim Akhgar and Wali Sabawoon, RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan)

Family Of Afghan Woman Mourns Devout Life Cut Short

The brutal mob killing in Kabul of a woman named Farkhunda has shocked Afghanistan. As thousands have taken to the streets to demand justice, her family and friends are mourning privately. RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan spoke to those who remember Farkhunda as a kind and pious young woman.

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Video The Daily Vertical: Putin's Cyber War At Home

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page.

Video Ukrainian Prisoners Abandoned By Their Guards

A prison in eastern Ukraine was abandoned by the guards when the area was captured by Russian-backed separatists, leaving the inmates to fend for themselves. Some took the opportunity to run away. But many others stayed – and are now baking bread for local people.


Video Flash Analysis: Saudi Air Strikes Bring New Player Into Yemen Conflict

What prompted Saudi Arabia's decision to get involved in the conflict in Yemen with air strikes targeting Huthi rebels? Mardo Soghom, RFE/RL's regional director for Iran and Iraq, says that Saudi Arabia sees Iran's growing influence in the region and fears losing control of oil routes.

Video The Daily Vertical: Bulldogs Under The Carpet

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page.


Video Whitewashing Russia's Gulag History

Perm-36 is a memorial museum to Soviet repressions on the site of the world's only preserved gulag camp. Local historians who founded the museum have been replaced at the helm by a state organization. The ousted historians now fear the change of management means Soviet crimes will be whitewashed.

Video British Farmer Embraces Russian Nationalism

John Kopiski came from Britain to Russia to do business, but after meeting his Russian wife he decided to stay. Now, after many struggles, he has established a successful farm business. He has also become a staunch fan of Vladimir Putin – and Stalin.


Video Report Exposes Extent Of Alleged Karimova Corruption

Gulnara Karimova, daughter of Uzbek President Islam Karimov, may have raked in as much as $1 billion via bribery, extortion and exploiting her position - according to a report by the Sarajevo-based Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. RFE/RL spoke to the OCCRP's Miranda Patrucic.

Video The Daily Vertical: Putin's 'Fascist International'

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page.


Video Kyrygz Mercenary Describes Fighting Alongside Separatists In Ukraine

A Kyrgyz military reserve officer has told RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service about his seven months of service as a mercenary in the ranks of the Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Manas Mambetov alleges Russian troops are increasingly replacing local and mercenary fighters in the region.

Video Staying Ukrainian In Crimea

Since Crimea's annexation from Ukraine a year ago, the vast majority of local residents have taken Russian citizenship. Those who chose to remain Ukrainian are grappling with a number of new difficulties. (RFE/RL's Russian Service)


Video Marriage Within Families Blamed In Tajik Birth Defects Cases

In parts of Tajikistan, marriage between cousins is common -- and doctors say that the custom leads to higher incidences of genetic abnormalities in those couples' children. RFE/RL's Tajik Service spoke to doctors and patients' relatives at a hospital in the Khatlon region.

Video Ukraine's War Widows

More than 1,000 Ukrainian soldiers and volunteers have died fighting pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine. Many left behind wives and children. Local charities are playing a key role in helping these families overcome financial hardship and coping with their loss. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)


Video The Unknown Soldiers Of The Donbas

Hundreds of bodies are being buried in eastern Ukraine without being identified. On the separatist side, officials say they don't have the resources to cope with the sheer volume of bodies – which were found lining the corridors at the central morgue in Donetsk.

Video Crimea: One Year After Annexation

The Russian Federation annexed the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea on March 21, 2014. The move, which went mostly unrecognized around the world, followed a Crimean referendum on joining Russia that was widely condemned as illegal. We look at the varying views on the past year's developments.


Video ‘Down Syndrome’ Slur Casts Spotlight On Prejudices

A banner at a recent protest by Russia’s pro-Kremlin “Anti-Maidan” movement plumbed new depths – with a play on words suggesting supporters of democracy had Down syndrome. The banner caused outrage among families and activists who have been working to change prejudices surrounding the condition.

Video Ukraine's Women Warriors

The conflict in Ukraine has seen fierce battles with thousands of casualties. The overwhelming majority of combatants are men -- but not all of them. Shahida Yakub from RFE/RL's Current Time (www.currenttime.tv) program profiles two women serving in uniform on opposing sides of the front lines.


Video The Daily Vertical: It's All About Kadyrov

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page.

Video The Daily Vertical: No Loose Ends

This weekend's detention of five suspects in the assassination of Boris Nemtsov looks suspiciously convenient for the Kremlin.


Video Tajik Nurse's Kidnap Ordeal

Gulrukhsor Rofieva took a job at a hospital in Yemen with the hope of saving money to buy a house in Tajikistan. Her dream turned into a nightmare when she was kidnapped by militants and held for ransom.

Video Recovering The Bodies In Donetsk

The battle for Donetsk airport was some of the fiercest in the Ukrainian war so far. After 242 days, the Ukrainian government forces retreated from the ruined terminal buildings at the end of January. Now, each day, bodies are recovered from the ruins.

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RFE/RL Video Roundup - March 27i
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March 27, 2015
A bomb attack targets police in Karachi, new fighting shakes Yemen, the Kazakh president launches his reelection campaign, plus stories from Moldova, Russia, and Tajikistan.
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Video March 27

A bomb attack targets police in Karachi, new fighting shakes Yemen, the Kazakh president launches his reelection campaign, plus stories from Moldova, Russia, and Tajikistan.
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Video March 26

Humvees in Ukraine, a $200,000 Mercedes in Serbia, plus anti-terrorism in Kyrgyzstan and a scout camp in Iraq. (RFE/RL)
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Video March 25

A suicide bombing hits Kabul, vandals disfigure a shrine to assassinated Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow, and an experiment in alternative energy in Pakistan, plus stories from Bosnia and Armenia. (RFE/RL)
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Video March 24

Thousands of Afghans demand justice in the wake of a mob killing, Kyrgyzstan marks the 10th anniversary of its Tulip Revolution, and Armenian workers accuse their employer of siphoning off their salaries.
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Video March 23

Afghans demand justice in the wake of a mob killing, Moldova's semi-autonomous Gagauzia region elects a new governor, and Tajikistan celebrates Norouz, plus videos from Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, and Ukraine.

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Banned In Iran

Bulent Kilic, a Turkish photographer for Agence France-Presse, won the First Prize in the Spot News Category, Singles, of the 2015 World Press Photo contest with this picture of a young girl after she was wounded during clashes between riot police and pro
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Ukraine -- A Ukrainian serviceman hugs a dog at a checkpoint near the eastern Ukrainian town of Gorlovka, in Ukraine, 01 October 2014.
Eastern Ukraine

Animals In The Crossfire

Photo Gallery - Transinistria "A trip into a country that does not exist", December 31, 2014
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Russia -- Daily cartoon by Sergei Elkin.
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'My Ukraine'

Frozen Conflict

Isolated Abkhazia

Czechoslovakia -- Velvet Revolution, Narodni trida, November 17, 1989
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Remembering The Velvet Revolution

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