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Blasts Kill More Than 20 In Iraqi
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May 30, 2016
A series of blasts in and near Baghdad killed more than 20 people and injured many more. The attacks came as Iraqi Army forces, supported by militia groups, launched an assault on Islamic State militants in Fallujah. (RFE/RL's Radio Farda)

Blasts Kill More Than 20 In Iraq

A series of blasts in and near Baghdad killed more than 20 people and injured many more. The attacks came as Iraqi Army forces, supported by militia groups, launched an assault on Islamic State militants in Fallujah. (RFE/RL's Radio Farda)

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Video Iraqi Forces Battle Militants Near Fallujah

Iraqi forces traded fire with Islamic State militants in the city of Al-Karmah, some 16 kilometers northeast of Fallujah, on May 28. Iraqi troops have been battling to retake Fallujah from the militant group since the start of a major offensive on May 23.

Video U.S. Convoy Begins Key East European Maneuvers

A U.S. military convoy has set off from Germany on a 2,400 kilometer "tactical march" to join exercises in the Baltic states. The convoy passes through the Czech Republic and Poland as part of efforts to reassure NATO's eastern members in the face of a perceived threat from Russia.


Video Politicians Join Activists To Mourn Transgender Death In Peshawar

Pakistanis gathered to mourn a transgender person who was shot and killed in the northern city of Peshawar. The person, named Alisha, was shot eight times by unidentified gunmen on May 21 and died in a Peshawar hospital on May 25. (RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal)

Video Tajikistan Police Incinerate Cache Of Illicit Drugs

Police have destroyed a large cache of illegal drugs in Tajikistan. On May 27, the head of the country's drug enforcement agency helped incinerate over 370 kilograms of narcotics, including more than 16 kilograms of heroin. (RFE/RL's Tajik Service)


Video Savchenko Open To Running For President, Has Strong Words For Putin

Nadia Savchenko, the Ukrainian airwoman who was released this week after being jailed in Russia for nearly two years, has said she would consider running for president if her fellow Ukrainians want her to. At a press conference in Kyiv on May 27, Savchenko also spoke harshly of Vladimir Putin.

Video In Breakaway Abkhazia, An Alternative World Cup

Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia is hosting a World Cup in soccer -- but it's not the tournament that the world knows well. It's the championship of Conifa, a league made up of autonomous regions, stateless peoples, and others outsiders of international football. (Amos Chapple, RFE/RL)


Video Freed RFE/RL Journalist Vows To Fight For Justice And Continue Investigations

RFE/RL journalist Khadija Ismayilova says she will keep fighting to clear her name and to support the work of her colleagues in Azerbaijan. She was held on a series of charges which international observers said were retribution for her investigative reporting on Azerbaijan's ruling family.

Video 'I Kept My Spirit Really High' - Ismayilova Speaks Of Prison Ordeal

RFE/RL journalist Khadija Ismayilova, released from an Azerbaijani prison on May 25, said she was able to remain optimistic in custody, despite her ordeal.


Video Ukrainians Ponder Savchenko's Future

After nearly two years of imprisonment, Nadia Savchenko was released by Russia on May 25 in a prisoner exchange. Savchenko's defiance behind bars helped make her a hero for many Ukrainians. People on the streets of Kyiv weighed in on what migh await her.

Video RFE/RL Journalist Released From Azerbaijani Prison

RFE/RL journalist Khadija Ismayilova has been released from prison in Azerbaijan after serving around 18 months -- her conviction was widely seen as politically motivated. (RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service)


Video Savchenko Vows To Fight To Free Other Prisoners

Ukraine's Nadia Savchenko vowed to fight for the release of other prisoners still held by Russia.

Video Ukrainian Pilot Nadia Savchenko’s 708-Day Ordeal

After nearly two years in Russian jails, Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko was released in a prisoner swap on and returned to her homeland. Her ordeal lasted 708 days – many of which she spent on hunger strike -- and was punctuated by acts of defiance against the Kremlin and Russian courts.


Video Savchenko Defiant After Release By Russia

Freed Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko said she was prepared to continue fighting for her country. After nearly two years of imprisonment, she was released by Russia on May 25 in a prisoner exchange.

Video RFE/RL Journalist Ismayilova Walks Free From Azerbaijani Prison

RFE/RL journalist Khadija Ismayilova has been released from an Azerbaijani prison. She had already been jailed for 537 days on what press-freedom groups and international lawyers called politically-motivated charges. (RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service)


Video Macedonian Protesters Spray Parliament Gates, Police Question Activists

Macedonia's parliament was the latest target for antigovernment protesters, as some were later called in for police questioning. On May 24, Several used toy water guns to spray paint on the gates of parliament and other government buildings, in what activists call their "Colorful Revolution."

Video 'You Are Not Alone' - Words Of Support For Ismayilova As Journalist Set To Turn 40 In Prison

Jailed Journalist Khadija Ismayilova gets words of support ahead of 40th birthday.


Video Taliban Bomb Kabul As New Leader Announced

Taliban militants marked the announcement of their new leader with a deadly suicide attack in Kabul. (RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan)

Video Top NATO General Says Alliance Must Show Strength To Russia

General Petr Pavel, the chairman of NATO's Military Committee, says Russia equates liberal democracy with weakness and only respects power. In an interview with RFE/RL in Brussels on May 24, the Czech general said that the alliance must be ready to act when necessary. (RFE/RL's Rikard Jozwiak)


Video Top NATO General Says Russia Sees 'Compromise As Weakness'

General Petr Pavel, the chairman of NATO's Military Committee, says the alliance's planned buildup on its eastern flank is a response to Russian military actions in Georgia, Ukraine, and Syria. The Czech general spoke with RFE/RL's Rikard Jozwiak on May 24 in Brussels.

Video Georgia 'Huge Step Closer' To NATO As Drills Conclude

A Georgian unit joins NATO's rapid response force at the close of military exercises, hailed by the country's defense minister as a ''huge step'' closer towards the alliance. (RFE/RL's Georgian Service)

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Thousands Of Cyclists Create Mobile Symbol Of Kharkivi
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May 30, 2016
Some 5,000 bicyclists gathered in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on May 29 to form the shape a symbol of the city, the Mirror Stream fountain. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)
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Video Thousands Of Cyclists Create Mobile Symbol Of Kharkiv

Some 5,000 bicyclists gathered in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on May 29 to form the shape a symbol of the city, the Mirror Stream fountain. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)
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Video Georgians Celebrate Independence Day

Thousands of people crowded into the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, to celebrate 25 years of independence from the Soviet Union. (RFE/RL's Georgian Service)
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Video Belgrade Property Development Sparks Mass Protest

There was anger on the streets of the Serbian capital, Belgrade, over a controversial property development on the city's waterfront. Protesters on May 25 accused officials of sending masked gangs to demolish buildings to make way for the multibillion-euro project. (RFE/RL's Balkan Service)
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Video Macedonian Protesters Spray Parliament Gates, Police Question Activists

Macedonia's parliament was the latest target for antigovernment protesters, as some were later called in for police questioning. On May 24, Several used toy water guns to spray paint on the gates of parliament and other government buildings, in what activists call their "Colorful Revolution."
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Video Taliban Bomb Kabul As New Leader Announced

Taliban militants marked the announcement of their new leader with a deadly suicide attack in Kabul. (RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan)

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