Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Pakistan Army Chief Criticizes U.S. Drone Strike On Taliban Chief

Pakistan's military says the country's army chief has met with U.S. Ambassador David Hale to express Islamabad's serious concerns over a drone strike on Pakistani soil that killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansur.

Kazakhstan Reduces Charges Against Chief Of Journalists' Union

Kazakh authorities have softened the charges against the head of the Kazakh Journalists Union and chairman of the National Press Club, a local media rights group says.

Reports: Savchenko Returning To Ukraine After Being Released In Russia

Reports say Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, who has been jailed in Russia, has been released in an apparent prisoner swap and is aboard a plane flying to Kyiv.

Azerbaijani Supreme Court To Hear Appeal By RFE/RL Investigative Journalist Ismayilova

Azerbaijan’s Supreme Court is considering on May 25 an appeal by internationally recognized investigative reporter and RFE/RL journalist Khadija Ismayilova.

Kazakh Minister Apologizes For Remarks About Kyrgyz

Kazakhstan’s minister of culture and sports has apologized for his remarks about Kyrgyzstan and its turbulent recent history, which have sparked resentment in the neighboring country.


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