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17 June 2007 Military News

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  • Australian Soldiers Board ESG 7 Ships for Talisman Saber Navy NewsStand 17 Jun 2007 -- Landing on a U.S. amphibious assault ship at sea from a Marine Corps helicopter was just one of many firsts for the command staff of the Australian Army's 3rd Brigade (3BDE), who arrived on USS Essex (LHD 2) June 12, while another element of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment embarked USS Juneau (LPD 10).
  • BHR Holds Change of Command Ceremony in Bahrain Navy NewsStand 17 Jun 2007 -- Capt. Neil R. Parrott relieved Capt. Steve Greene as commanding officer of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) (BHR) here June 14 during a ceremony in the ship's hangar bay.
  • Task Group 40.0 Departs Iquique After Completing Navy NewsStand 17 Jun 2007 -- Team Work South concluded in Iquique on June 12 with a port visit by ships from Task Group 40.0, deployed for Partnership of the Americas (POA) 2007.

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Other Conflicts

  • Abbas Swears In Emergency Palestinian Government VOA 17 Jun 2007 -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has sworn in a new cabinet, just hours after he overruled constitutional limits on his authority and established an emergency government
  • OPT: Aid agencies back to work in the Gaza Strip IRIN 17 Jun 2007 -- UN agencies and many humanitarian organisations resumed full operations in the Gaza Strip on 17 June after internecine violence last week brought their activities to a standstill.
  • Palestinian govt. without Hamas a partner - Israel PM RIA Novosti 17 Jun 2007 -- Israel's premier has said a new Palestinian government without the radical Islamic movement Hamas is a partner, which raises hopes for further peace talks.
  • Mideast negotiators agree new Palestinian govt. legitimate RIA Novosti 17 Jun 2007 -- A quartet of mediators in the Middle East conflict agreed Sunday that the Palestinian leader's decision to dissolve a coalition government and form an emergency Cabinet is legitimate, a joint statement said.
  • Former Serbian Minister Arrested in Montenegro RFE/RL 17 Jun 2007 -- Authorities in Montenegro have arrested a former Serbian government official and police commander wanted in The Hague for murder and persecution of ethnic Albanians in Kosovo.

News Reports

  • Astrium and Thales Alenia Space win Arabsat contract for 5th generation satellites Thales 17 Jun 2007 -- Arabsat, the 30-year old leading Arab communications satellite operator based in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has selected a consortium of European companies Astrium and Thales Alenia Space to build their 5th Generation satellites. A firm contract for the two first satellites, Arabsat-5A and BADR-5, was signed in Riyadh on 16 June 2007.



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