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Russia blames 'tragic chance events' for Syria plane downing

MOSCOW, Russia - After accusing Israel of indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military plane near Syria, the Russian ...

China responds to Trump's new tariffs with its own duties

BEIJING, China - Worries among businesses in the U.S. and China intensified further this week, after both the countries exchanged ...

Pakistan Rallies To Defeat Afghanistan In Asia Cup Cricket

Pakistan, led by veteran batsman Shoaib Malik, defeated Afghanistan by three wickets in the Asia Cup cricket Super Four tournament ...

(Im)migration News Recap, Sept. 16-22

Editor's note: We want you to know what's happening, why and how it could impact your life, family or business, ...

The Week's Best: RFE/RL Stories You May Have Missed

We know that rferl.org isn't the only website you read, and it's possible that you may have missed some of ...

U.S. Renews Call For Chechen Rights Activist Titiyev's Release

The United States has expressed concern about a Russian court's decision to close rights activist Oyub Titiyev's trial to public, ...

A glimpse at the grape capital of Tajikistan

The popular nickname for Tursunzoda, a town some 50 kilometers west of the capital city, is "grape capital of Tajikistan." ...

At Least 15 Killed By Bus-Truck Crash In Western Afghanistan

Authorities in western Afghanistan say at least 15 people, including three women and two children, were killed early on September ...

Judge Orders Closed-Door Trial Of Chechen Rights Activist Titiyev

Russia's Memorial Human Rights Center says a judge in Chechnya has ordered closed-door court proceedings in the trial of Oyub ...

Kazakhstan: Telegram app trial ends badly for father of four

A court in Kazakhstan has handed down a three-year prison sentence to a father of four on charges of sowing ...

Pakistan: Saudi Arabia to Join China-Funded Development Project

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan announced Thursday that Saudi Arabia has agreed to join and invest "heavily" in its ongoing China-funded bilateral ...

Kazakhstan Man Jailed for Anti-presidential Online Comment

ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN - Kazakhstan on Thursday sentenced a man to three years in prison for inciting hatred on social media ...

No-Flow Zone: Are Russian Pop Stars Afraid To Play Daghestan

MAKHACHKALA, Russia -- Considered home to one of Russia's most conservative societies, the predominantly Muslim republic of Daghestan could turn ...

Azerbaijani Shias gather for Ashura, under close watch from the state

Azerbaijan's faithful gathered for the commemoration of Ashura, one of the holiest days on the calendar of Shia Islam, amid ...

Under Threat, Kabul's Hazara Make Call To Arms

As Kabulis commemorated Ashura, the holiest celebration on the Shi'ite religious calendar, scores of black-clad civilian recruits strapped with ammunition ...

Tajikistan: What is going on in the Pamirs

For around a week, reports have been trickling out of Tajikistan's remote eastern Pamir region of a looming security crackdown ...

Amnesty International Toils To Tell Real Videos From Fakes

When Amnesty International launched a probe this year into police crackdowns against Russian protesters, one of its research methods was ...

Armenian wrestler wins Junior World Championships gold

PanARMENIAN.Net - Greco-Roman wrestler Malkhas Amoyan took gold in the under 67kg event of the 2018 Junior World Championships, currently ...

Armenia vows to respond in kind to Azerbaijan

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Armenian Armed Forces will retaliate Azerbaijan 's provocation on the border as a result of which an ...

Azerbaijan-Georgia border dispute a political, and literal, minefield

An hour's drive from Tbilisi lies a minefield, the largest remaining in Georgia. For more than 25 years, this part ...

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Kim Jong Un wants second meeting with Trump

SEOUL, South Korea - The South Korean President Moon Jae In, who just concluded his third meeting with the North ...

Antonio Guterres calls for release of jailed journalists

NEW YORK, New York - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on the Myanmar government to pardon and release ...

UNHRC wants Myanmar military leaders on genocide charges

GENEVA, Switzerland – The independent, international body investigating violence and atrocities against the Rohingya in Myanmar has called for the sacking ...

Russia blames 'tragic chance events' for Syria plane downing

MOSCOW, Russia - After accusing Israel of indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military plane near Syria, the Russian ...

China responds to Trump's new tariffs with its own duties

BEIJING, China - Worries among businesses in the U.S. and China intensified further this week, after both the countries exchanged ...

'Hard Line' President of Vietnam Dies After Illness

Vietnamese president and former security chief Tran Dai Quang died Friday after what state media described as a serious illness. ...

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