• RFE/RL Video Roundup - October 31
    Pakistani military display weapons allegedly seized from militants, Ukraine government forces pull back near Luhansk, renewed protests against ''blasphemous'' newspaper article in Afghanistan, plus stories from Kosovo and Kazakhstan.
  • Iraq's Top Shi'ite Cleric Calls On Baghdad To Help Sunni Tribes
    Iraq's most senior Shi'ite cleric has called on the government to “offer quick support” to Sunni Arab tribes battling Islamic State (IS) militants.
  • Instability Fuels Panic Over IS In Tajikistan
    "Every fighter gets $5,000. Islamic State leaflets confuse the minds of Tajiks," reads a headline on the centralasia.ru website this week, repeating a popular rumor that has spread about the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria and Iraq.
  • U.S. Senator Calls On Azerbaijan To Free Jailed Rights Activist
    A senior U.S. senator says Azerbaijan should free human rights activist Leyla Yunus and that the jailed government critic must be given access to lawyers and doctors.
  • Can Lviv Mayor Change Ukrainian Politics Once And For All?
    The big surprise of the Ukraine's parliamentary elections was the third-place finish of the relatively unknown Samopomich, or Self-Reliance, party. RFE/RL's Ukraine Service spoke to Samopomich leader Andriy Sadovyy -- the highly successful mayor of Lviv -- about his plans for building a functioning Ukrainian government, from the ground up.
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