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Afghanistan
5:22 pm
Sun May 25, 2014

Obama Addresses Troops In Afghanistan On Eve Of Memorial Day

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 6:57 pm

President Obama made a surprise visit Sunday to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. The president addressed troops, thanking them for their service on the eve of Memorial Day. White House correspondent Scott Horsley is traveling with the president and joins NPR's Arun Rath.

Middle East
5:22 pm
Sun May 25, 2014

Assessing The State Of Human Rights In Iran

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 6:57 pm

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ARUN RATH, HOST:

Now, to Iran where last week security forces arrested six young men and women for dancing.

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World
5:22 pm
Sun May 25, 2014

'Chocolate King' Wins In Ukraine, Presidential Exit Polls Show

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 6:57 pm

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The Two-Way
1:48 pm
Sun May 25, 2014

Billionaire Poroshenko Claims Victory In Ukraine Election

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 3:15 pm

Exit polls show Petro Poroshenko will have a commanding victory in the first presidential elections held in Ukraine since the government was ousted in a popular uprising.

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Europe
8:02 am
Sun May 25, 2014

Separatists Shut Down Polling Places In East Ukraine Cities

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 11:51 am

Correspondent Peter Kenyon tells NPR's Rachel Martin that voting is brisk in Sunday's presidential election in Ukraine — except in the east, where pro-Russian separatists have shut down polls.

Latin America
8:02 am
Sun May 25, 2014

Contraband Venezuelan Food Pours Into Colombia's Markets

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 11:51 am

Shortages of basic foodstuffs have fueled months of protests against Venezuela's socialist government. Some food producers are smuggling food across the border to get higher prices.

Middle East
8:02 am
Sun May 25, 2014

Egypt's Women Face A Struggle No Matter Who Comes To Power

As Egyptians prepare for the presidential election Monday, Egypt's first female presidential candidate Bothaina Kamel says women must pay a price to participate in public life.
Maya Alleruzzo AP

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 3:05 pm

In 2012, Bothaina Kamel became the first woman to run for president in Egypt. She didn't get enough signatures to get on the ballot, but her candidacy became a powerful symbol.

It wasn't just because she is a woman, but also because she stands for the kind of social change many Egyptians hoped would come after the revolution that removed President Hosni Mubarak from power.

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Middle East
8:02 am
Sun May 25, 2014

El-Sissi Is Clear Front-Runner In Egypt Presidential Contest

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 3:06 pm

Egyptians go to the polls this week, and the front-runner is Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi. His supporters say he'll bring order to the country, but others say Mohammed Morsi is still the legitimate president.

Middle East
8:02 am
Sun May 25, 2014

The Pope Walks In Bethlehem, Part Of His 'Pilgrimage For Prayer'

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 11:51 am

Pope Francis visits Bethlehem on Sunday in the middle of a three-day trip to the Middle East. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondent Emily Harris about the significance of the pope's visit.

The Two-Way
5:23 am
Sun May 25, 2014

Election Underway In Ukraine, But Blocked In Restive East

A woman holds her ballot in a polling station in the eastern Ukrainian town of Dobropillya.
Dimitar Dilkoff AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 11:45 am

Ukrainians began voting Sunday in a presidential election marred by violence and all but cancelled in eastern cities, where pro-Russian separatists have shut polling places and threatened election officials.

The election is being called the most important for Ukraine since the nation won independence from Moscow 23 years ago, Reuters reported.

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