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The Rundown -- October 3

RFE/RL in the Media
# Politico and Wired mention RFE/RL as an organization that is still functioning
Middle East
# "The Inside Story Of One Website’s Defense Of Assad" - Rosie Gray and Jessica Testa, Buzzfeed
# "Let Us Treat Patients in Syria" - Gro Harlem Brundtland and Elizaveta Glinka, "New York Review of Books"
# Iranian cyber-warfare commander shot dead
# 230 of 290 parliamentarians sign statement supporting Rohani
# Lithuanian FM says West may allow Iran to continue some uranium enrichment
# New moderate and reformist websites have emerged in Iran
# Iran VP calls for "ping pong diplomacy"
# "US Romance With Iran Terrifies Arab Allies" - Evelyn Gordon, "Commentary"
# Nearly 900 civilians killed in September
# "Pakistan's Terror Capital" - Omar Wareich, "Time"
# Having an abortion in Pakistan
# Security at eastern Afghanistan border highway "deteriorating rapidly"
# 14 from Greenpeace charged with piracy
# U.S. to overtake Russia as largest oil and gas producer
# Lithuania warns Russia it could cut off access to Kaliningrad
# Lukoil seeking to leave Venezuela project
# Russia's "night wolves"
Eastern Europe
# Ukrainian FM says Europe should look beyond Tymoshenko case
Central Asia
# Kazakhstan lawmaker calls for law banning "homosexual relations"
# China may offer more for Kazakhstan oil
# Azerbaijan opthamologists hold press conference to warn voters about opposition candidate's vision
# Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of resettling Syrian Armenians in Nagorny Karabakh
Of Interest
# Twitter explained through the years in "New York Times"