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RFE/RL’s Exclusive Interview with Afghan President Hamid Karzai

Afghan President Hamid Karzai (right) sits down with RFE/RL's Akbar Ayazi in Kabul on November 26.

Akbar Ayazi, Unit Director of Radio Free Afghanistan and Radio Mashaal, interviewed Afghan President Hamid Karzai today for the president’s first public comments since surprising local leaders and international diplomats by rejecting a long-term security pact framing the terms of U.S. presence in Afghanistan after combat Read more »

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RFE/RL’s Analysis of Iran’s Nuclear Deal

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a news briefing after Iran and world powers agree in Geneva to a deal over Iran's nuclear program, at the Presidency compound in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.

  Following days of negotiations in Geneva with six world powers, Iran has agreed to curb some of its nuclear activities in return for limited sanctions relief. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Iran experts provide analysis: # FLASH ANALYSIS: Mardo Soghom, Regional Director for Iran and Read more »

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RFE/RL’s Exclusive Interviews: Lee Harvey Oswald’s Days In Minsk

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For more than two years in the early 1960s, the capital of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic was Oswald’s home. On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, RFE/RL has comprehensive reports that chart Oswald’s time in Minsk with the Read more »

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Radio Free Iraq Turns 15

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On October 30, 1998, RFE/RL’s newest broadcast service, Radio Free Iraq (RFI) took to the air. Times have changed drastically for Iraqis since then, but the crucial mission of RFI has not. RFI, known locally as Iraq Hurr, consistently leads local media in live coverage Read more »

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RFE/RL Produces Documentary on Malala Yousafzai

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Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Pakistani Taliban one year ago. On the anniversary of that attack, Radio Mashaal‘s Abdul Hai Kakar, the journalist who first brought Malala to the world’s attention in 2009 as an 11-year old girl who was being deprived of an Read more »

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RFE/RL’s Iran Experts Report On President Rohani’s UN Visit

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 at U.N.

As Iran’s President Hassan Rohani presented his first speech at the United Nations General Assembly, RFE/RL and Radio Farda offered insight into the man many believe may be Iran’s great hope for rapprochement with the West. No one is watching Rohani’s appearance with more interest, expectations, and hope Read more »

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BBG Chairman Shell Visits RFE/RL in Prague

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BBG Chairman Jeff Shell visited the Prague broadcast headquarters of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on September 3. This was Chairman Shell’s first visit to RFE/RL since his appointment as head of the BBG in early August. During his visit, Shell met with RFE/RL corporate and Read more »

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RFE/RL Reports: Government, Rebel Allies Line Up In Syria

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As the world debates how to respond to the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons, RFE/RL examines the international players on both sides of the Syrian conflict. # INTERACTIVE TIMELINE: Syria’s Civil War (Available for download) # As the possibility of a U.S.-led military Read more »

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RFE/RL Reports: What Does An Independent Afghanistan Mean For Its Women?

Rights activists fear that many of the civil liberties women have gained in Afghanistan over the past decade or so could soon be eroded.

Today Afghanistan marks 94 years of independence from Britain, but as foreign military forces prepare to withdraw from the country at the end of 2014, Afghanistan remains marred by violence that threatens its stability and progress toward greater pluralism. Women, especially, face routine violence, repressive Read more »

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RFE/RL Profiles: Outsiders, Outlanders and Just Proudly “Out”

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RFE/RL offers these original features on three distinct “Out” groups: Correspondent Richard Solash reports that gay athletes and their supporters are preparing to take a stand against Russian laws marginalizing homosexuals during February’s Winter Olympics in Sochi. What will they do? And what will be Read more »

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