Radio Free Europe

Tillerson To Make European Tour With Iran High On Agenda

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is due to arrive in London later on January 21 on the first leg of a weeklong trip to Europe that will also …

World Economic Forum

Greeks Protest Against Use Of 'Macedonia' In Name Dispute With Skopje

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki for a protest in a 27-year-old dispute over the name of the …

Greece

Fake News Kicks Into High Gear In Czech Presidential Runoff

Attacks against the challenger to Czech President Milos Zeman step up as voters head toward a runoff vote.

Russia

Turkish Air Strikes Target Kurdish Militia In Syria

Turkey on January 20 launched a new ground and air operation against an enclave controlled by U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in northwestern Syria, …

Syria

Pakistan closes US-funded radio station on intelligence agency’s recommendation: Officials

Special<p>| <b>Published —</b> Saturday 20 January 2018<p>Radio Free Europe Headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic. (File Photo: Reuters)<p>ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has …

Pakistan

Afghan Officials: Gunmen Attack Kabul Hotel, Battling Security Forces

KABUL -- Afghan security officials say at least three gunmen attacked Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on January 20.<p>The officials told RFE/RL's Radio …

Afghanistan

Journalism watchdog condemns closure of Radio Mashaal office in Pakistan (Source: RadioFreeEurope/Radio Liberty)

RadioFreeEurope/Radio Liberty report states that Steven Butler, coordinator of the Committee to Protect Journalism’s Asia program, termed closure of …

Middle East

Pool Of 'Clean' Russian Athletes Announced For Pyeongchang

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on January 19 that nearly 400 Russian athletes have been deemed eligible to potentially compete under …

Olympics

Twitter Says 667,775 Americans Followed Russian Tweets During 2016 Election

Twitter said it has found Russian efforts to influence the U.S. presidential election in 2016 were more extensive than it originally thought, with …

Social Media

Pence Arrives In Egypt For Middle East Tour

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Egypt for the first leg of a delayed Middle East tour that comes amid anger across the Arab world over …

Israel

Crocodile Found Living In St. Petersburg Basement

Russian police searching a suspect's home for undeclared weapons in St. Petersburg unexpectedly found a large crocodile living in the basement, …

Russia

British Tourist Beaten, Bloodied In Kyiv For 'Nonstandard Appearance'

A British tourist says he was brutally assaulted by a group of young men in central Kyiv who he believes targeted him because of his appearance.

Crime

After Protests, Iran Leadership Pushes Hard For 'Homegrown' Apps

Iran's mistrustful public has long chafed at official effort to push them onto Iranian-made apps when foreign ones are available, despite the …

Social Media

Radio Free Europe says Pakistan closes its bureau

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty says Pakistani authorities have closed the Islamabad bureau of its Pashto-language Radio Mashaal after Pakistan's …

Pakistan

Pakistan Orders Closure of US-funded RFE/RL Bureau in Islamabad

The U.S. State Department says it has expressed concerns to the Pakistani government after authorities ordered the closure of the Islamabad bureau of …

Pentagon Chief Calls Russia, China 'Revisionist Powers'

The U.S. defense secretary has called Russia and China "revisionist powers" and said the focus of U.S. military strategy was shifting away from …

South China Sea

Iran's Gold-Plated 'Koran Ship' Hits Squalls

Some Iranians are miffed that officials unveiled the extravagant, religiously inscribed replica just days after protests over poverty and an ailing …

Iran

Czech TV Slammed For Airing Suspect Russian Documentary

The airing of a Russian-produced documentary series on Soviet leaders by Czech public television violated broadcasting regulations, the Central …

Russia

UN Chief Urges Tackling 'Discrimination' In Central Asia, Afghanistan

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has told a meeting on Central Asia and Afghanistan that addressing "inequality, exclusion, and discrimination" …

Antonio Guterres

Kyiv Rebrands Its War In The East

A new bill necessitates a new name for a four-year military campaign against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Just which one is up for …

Ukraine

Draft U.S. Document Confirms Russian Plans For 'Doomsday' Weapon

The Russian weapon design was dubbed the "doomsday machine" when its plans were first glimpsed in a Russian state TV report in 2015. Now a U.S. …

War

'Gas Cooker' Blamed For Deadly Bus Fire In Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s Interior Ministry says investigators think the cause of a bus fire that killed 52 Uzbek citizens on January 18 was an open flame on a …

Uzbekistan

Truckers' Leader Rolls On After Russian Election Bid Breaks Down

The leader of Russia's nationwide truckers protest says his fledgling presidential election campaign, which he hoped would attract attention to his …

Russia

EU Calls For Release Of 'Illegally Detained' Ukrainians In Crimea, Russia

The European Union has called for the release of Ukrainian citizens being held "illegally" in Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula whose 2014 seizure by …

Ukraine

'Tragic' Measles Outbreak Kills Eight In Ukraine

Ukraine's top health official says eight people have died of complications from measles amid a recent outbreak in the country, which the World Health …

Public Health

Meet James Kirchick, visiting fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe

By Chris McKennaMy name is Jamie Kirchick. I’m a visiting fellow at the Center on the United States and Europe as well as the Project on …

Foreign Policy

German Authorities Charge Afghan Suspected In Taliban Killing

German prosecutors have filed terrorism and murder charges against a suspected member of Afghanistan's Taliban accused of participating in the …

Extremism

Tillerson: U.S. Troops Staying In Syria To Counter Assad, Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that U.S. troops will remain in Syria indefinitely not just to fight militants but also to counter the …

Syria

Five Issues With Ukraine's 'Occupied Territories' Bill

Ukraine's parliament has passed legislation on how to bring its "occupied" eastern territories back into the fold. But critics point out some flaws.

Ukraine

Ukraine Moves To Restore Control Over Separatist-Held Areas

Ukraine's parliament has passed a bill governing state policy on areas in the east that are held by Russia-backed separatists.

Ukraine