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Miners from a coal mine in Kyrgyzstan said they haven't been paid for five months. They staged a protest on August 25 to demand the mining company pay them the salary they are owed. (RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service)
Afghan police hunted for evidence a day after an attack on American University of Afghanistan in Kabul left at least 13 people dead. (RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan)
In Siberia, a new kind of gold rush is under way. RFE/RL gained exclusive access to one site where men are illegally carving up there land in the hunt for prehistoric treasure.
Emergency workers evacuated the injured after the American University of Afghanistan campus was hit by an armed assault on August 24. (RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan)
Amid rising tensions with Russia, Ukraine marked 25 years of independence with a massive military parade in Kyiv. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)
Russian opposition activist, Roman Roslovtsev, has fled to Ukraine and is asking for political asylum. He had been arrest several times in Russia for wearing a mask of President Vladimir Putin while protesting a law that criminalizes public gatherings. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)
Tanks and missile launchers rolled through Kyiv on August 22 during a rehearsal for a military parade in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Ukrainian independence. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)
Moldova cultivates 25 years of independence.
Clashes between Ukrainian soldiers and Russia-backed separatists continued for another night in Shyrokyne, near the port city of Mariupol. The nighttime fighting has been nearly constant in the town for several weeks. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)
A court in Gyumri, Armenia, sentenced Russian Army Private Valery Permyakov to life in prison for murdering seven members of an Armenian family. The massacre last year led to widespread protests against Russia's military presence in Armenia. (RFE/RL's Armenian Service)
Supporters of Pakistan's opposition Muttahida Qaumi Movement, or MQM, stormed a TV station in Karachi on August 22, leading to clashes with police that left one person dead. Authorities then raided the party's headquarters and arrested several of its top leaders. (RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal)
Lawyers demonstrated in Islamabad on August 22 to demand stronger government action against terrorism in the wake of an attack that killed 73 people, mainly lawyers, in Quetta two weeks earlier. (RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal)
Activists held a torchlight procession in the city of Sumy on August 21 in defense of 15 suspects indicted for the deadly violence in front of the Ukrainian parliament one year ago. Members of the Right Sector and other factions called for the release of what they called "political prisoners."
Ukraine's village of Shyrokyne has been the scene of fresh clashes between Ukrainian government forces and Russia-backed separatists.
Large crowds turned out in the Caspian Sea city of Lankaran to bid farewell to a man allegedly involved in racketeering, drugs, bribery, and lots more. (RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service)
Leaders of a Russian opposition party laid wreaths at the monument to three people killed in the 1991 Moscow putsch, amid official efforts to play down the anniversary. (RFE/RL's Russian Service)
During the 1991 putsch, one of the few sources of reliable information was RFE/RL's Russian Service. As a result of its dramatic broadcasts, it received official accreditation in Russia for the first time.
The breakup of the Soviet Union began with a failed coup attempt by hard-line Communists in August of 1991. When RFE/RL asked dozens of young people living in the countries of the former Soviet Union what they know about the putsch, most of them struggled to find an answer.
Fresh clashes broke out overnight as Ukrainian troops battled Russia-backed separatists in Talakivka, near the city of Mariupol. The fighting was the latest in a recent flare-up of hostilities in the country's east. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)
Kurdish Peshmerga forces engaged in intense combat with Islamic State (IS) militants, as they tightened the noose around IS positions in Iraq's second largest city, Mosul. (VOA)
Residents of Skopje worked to clear roads and pump mud out of houses nearly two weeks after flash floods swept through the capital and nearby villages, killing 22 people. (RFE/RL's Balkan Service)
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