On February 8, The Diplomat posted an op-ed by RFE/RL Radio Mashaal senior editor Daud Khattak on an unprecedented protest by thousands of ethnic Pashtuns from Pakistan’s tribal areas in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.
Deutsche Welle reported on the closure of te RFE/RL Islamabad Bureau in an article that asks "Is Pakistan Suppressing Foreign Media?"
Eurasianet cited RFE/RL Uzbek Service reporting on Uzbek president Shavkat Mirziyoev's criticisms of the country's security services, and cited RFE/RL Kazakh Service reporting on a legislative proposal to make the Kazakh president chairman-for-life of the country's Security Council.
Eurasia Review re-posted an RFE/RL article on the U.S. Justice Ministry charging 36 people from the U.S. and six other countries--Australia, Britain, France, Italy, Kosovo, and Serbia--for their alleged involvement in running a global cybercrime service
Iran News Update cited RFE/RL Radio Farda reporting in an article on possible future outcomes following Iran's mass protests; The Christian Times cited RFE/RL reporting on UN human rights expert calls for a fair trial for three Iranian Christians; and ChristianHeadlines.com cited Radio Farda reporting on a visit to Evin Prison in Tehran by a special delegation of Iranian legislators to investigate reports of detainees being killed in custody.
On February 6, L'important (France) linked to RFE/RL corresponndent Golnaz Esfandiari's article on a controversial Irnian State televison program that recommended that women suffering domestic abuse "give him a foot massage, then dry his feet, and now this part: Kiss his feet."
EUObserver (Belgium) cited RFE/RL Balkan Service data on organised crime-related murders in Serbia in an article on the new EU Strategy for the Wastern Balkans.
Transitions Online (Czechia) cited RFE/RL reporting on new legislation in Kazakhstan that would grant authorities broader powers to target the "public display of the attributes and outward signs" of "destructive religious movements."
On February 5, RFE/RL Iran correspondent Golnaz Esfandiari was interviewed by Australian Broadcast Corporation's (ABC) flagship morning current affairs program, and by the Danish newspaper Foeljeton about the ongoing protests by women in Iran against that country's mandatory Islamic dress code.
Kyiv Post cited RFE/RL Ukrainian Service reporting on revelations by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine that it had opened an additional investigaiton into possible abuses of power by former Ecology Minister Mykola Zlochevsky.
Ukrinform cited RFE/RL reporting on complaints by Ukraine's Ambassador to Germany on Twitter about a visit to occupied Crimea by a group of German lawmakers.
Jamestown Foundation's Eurasia Daily Monitor cited RFE/RL Belarusian Service discussions about the the applicability of author Gene Sharp’s methods of nonviolent action to Belarus, following Sharp's death in January 2018.
Thie Financial (Georgia) reposted RFE/RL articles on protests in Belgrade, Serbia against alleged bias at Serbia's main broadcaster, RTS; protests in Kyiv, Ukraine calling for the resignation of President Petro Poroshenko; Azerbaijan scheduling snap presidential elections for April 2018; approval by the House Intelligence Committee of the release of the Democratic rebuttal of a Republican memo accusing the FBI and Justice Department of being biased against the White House; and an announcement by the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq that it would "shift its focus" away from combat operaitons against IS militants.
Massis Post cited RFE/RL Armenian Service reporting on a rally by opposition supporters against price increases, and Asbarez cited RFE/RL Armenian Service reporting on the junior partner in the current governing coalition, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, calling for faster poverty reduction In Armenia.
On February 4, The Washington Post and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an op-ed by Jackson Diehl that cited the Pakistani government's decision to shut the Islamabad office of RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal.
UNIAN cited RFE/RL reporting about U.S. President Donald Trump's claim that he has been vindicated by a Republican-written congressional memo that alleges the FBI abused its surveillance powers during an investigation of the Trump presidential election campaign's possible ties to Russia.
On February 3, Daily Times (Pakistan) posted an op-ed by RFE/RL Radio Mashaal editor Daud Khattak on "The Power of Social Media."
On February 2, The Local (Sweden) reported on an investigation by Swedish news agency TT, in collaboration with RFE/RL's Uzbek Service, that suggests Stockholm terror suspect Rakhmat Akilov was in direct contact with high-level members of Isis before, during and after the April 2017 attack.
The Independent, The Daily Mail and Al Bawaba (Jordan) cited RFE/RL reporting on an Iranian state television program recommending that a woman massage and "kiss [her husband's] feet," even in the face of domestic abuse.
New Eastern Europe cited RFE/RL reprting on about Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's controversial New Year's holiday in the Maldive Islands in an article n the conflicts Poroshenko faces as a rich businessman attempting to fight endemic corruption in Ukraine.
OCCRP cited RFE/RL reporting about a controversial luxury vacation in the Seychelle Islands by Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko, who is already under criminal investigation by the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU).
Armenpress, News.am, and Public Radio of Armenia cited RFE/RL Armenian Service reporting on Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian's criticisms of Turkey's continued denial of the Armenian Genocide.