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The Rundown -- November 11

RFE/RL in the Media
# Read Daud Khattak's profile of Mullah Fazlullah in Foreign Policy
# "Los Angeles Times" cites RFE/RL reporting on Albania's participation in Syria chemical weapons destruction
Middle East
# "Egypt Turns to Russia As Relations With Washington Sour" - Heba Saleh and Kathrin Hille, "Financial Times"
# "Egypt's Two-Front War for Democracy" - Alaa Al Aswany, "New York Times"
# "Inching Ahead on a Deal with Iran" - Hooman Majd, "New Yorker"
# "Why France Stood Alone" - Raphael Ahran, "Times of Israel"
# Some Iranians say France should replaces U.S. as "grand Satan'; Khamenei criticizes on Twitter
# Sherman flies to Israel to quell Netanyahu
# Iranian minister shot dead
# Notorious anti-gay activist says he has fled Russia to avoid arrest
# "Russia Resurgent in the Middle East" - Neville Teller, "Jerusalem Post
# "Facing Death With Tolstoy" - Mary Beard, "New Yorker"
# Afghanistan dominates Russia-India-China meeting
# Kickstarter book project: "Afghanistan: Between Life and War"
# Pakistan creates its own "Patriot Act"
# Private schools in Pakistan ban Malala book
# Is the Saudi-Pakistan weapons deal for real?
Eastern Europe
# Are gay propaganda laws part of a plot to keep Eastern Europe in Russia's orbit?
# Moscow offers Kyiv projects to diversify economy if it avoids EU Association Agreement
# Poland considering purchasing Ukrainian anti-tank missiles
# Visit by Belarusian Ambassador to UK to Scottish parliament sparks outrage
# Moldova "can't wait to join" EU
Central Asia
# "The Banksy of Bishkek" - Nurzhan Kadyrkulova, Transitions Online
# Donald Trump promises to visit Kazakhstan, says Ms. Kazakhstan is beautiful (says everyone is beautiful)

Of Interest
# Bloomberg accused by reporters of self-censorship in China
# Parents on Facebook, teens avoiding it
# DNA evidence helping investigators identify bodies from mass graves