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22 November 2011 Military News

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  • CIA spies 'caught' in Iran, Lebanon – U.S. media RIA Novosti 22 Nov 2011 -- Several dozen spies working for the CIA in Iran and Lebanon have been caught, ABC News said, citing U.S. officials with connections to the intelligence community.
  • Libya's NTC Unveils New Government VOA 22 Nov 2011 -- Libya's National Transitional Council has unveiled a new Cabinet that will govern the country until it holds its first elections since the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi.
  • Egypt to Form New Government, Military to Transfer Power VOA 22 Nov 2011 -- Egypt's military rulers have agreed to form a new government and promised to transfer power to a civilian body by July.
  • EGYPT: Rule of law under siege IRIN 22 Nov 2011 -- Demonstrations in Cairo's Tahrir square against Egypt's interim military rulers have reportedly left at least 33 people dead and more than 1,500 injured since they began on 19 November.
  • Egypt Military Pledges To Speed Up Power Transfer RFE/RL 22 Nov 2011 -- Egypt's military rulers have announced that presidential elections will be held by the end of June.
  • Egyptian Protesters Call For 'Million-Man March' Against Military Rule RFE/RL 22 Nov 2011 -- Thousands of Egyptians are converging on Cairo's Tahrir Square in response to a call by activists for a "million-man march" after an offer by the civilian cabinet to resign failed to quell unrest.
  • Egypt military rulers start crisis talks with political forces RIA Novosti 22 Nov 2011 -- Egypt's ruling military council is in talks with the country's political forces on Tuesday to discuss ways of ending the current political crisis, the Egyptian TV said.
  • UN Members Condemn Syrian Crackdown VOA 22 Nov 2011 -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is facing mounting international pressure to end his crackdown on dissent as the death toll from the country's violence continues to rise.
  • Turkish PM calls on Assad to cede power RIA Novosti 22 Nov 2011 -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday became the second leader of an Islamic country to call on embattled Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, a former close ally, to cede power for the sake of peace in his country.
  • Death Toll Continues to Mount in Syria VOA 22 Nov 2011 -- The death toll continues to mount in Syria where President Bashar al-Assad faces increased pressure to resign.
  • UN Envoy: Saleh Agrees to Step Down VOA 22 Nov 2011 -- A United Nations envoy to Yemen says negotiators have reached agreement on a plan that calls for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down in a bid to end the country's political crisis.
  • Former senior Khmer Rouge figure defends action before UN-backed trial UN News Centre 22 Nov 2011 -- The second-in-command of the Khmer Rouge today told a United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal, where he is facing trial for genocide and other charges, that he had been trying to protect Cambodia from aggression when the notorious regime ruled the country in the late 1970s.
  • 'Iran absence in IAEA nuke free confab, objection to report' ISNA 22 Nov 2011 -- Iran said its absence in the IAEA recent conference on Middle East free from Nuclear Weapons was its first reaction to the agency's recent report and nuclear weapons of Zionist regime.
  • West 'ratchets up' pressure on Iran with new sanctions RIA Novosti 22 Nov 2011 -- The U.S., Britain and Canada have imposed new sanctions against Iran over its disputed nuclear program in a move that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton described as a 'significant ratcheting-up of pressure.'
  • Space station crew land safely in Kazakhstan RIA Novosti 22 Nov 2011 -- The Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft carrying three crewmembers of the International Space Station (ISS) landed safely in Kazakhstan on Tuesday morning, Russia's Mission Control said.
  • Russian experts baffled by probe's erratic behavior RIA Novosti 22 Nov 2011 -- Russian Federal Space Agency experts are puzzled by the rising orbit of the Phobos-Grunt unmanned Mars probe, Roscosmos deputy head Vitaly Davydov said on Tuesday.
  • Russia's space agency wants to focus on Moon if Mars mission fails RIA Novosti 22 Nov 2011 -- If Russia's Phobos-Grunt Mars mission fails the country's space agency may focus on Moon exploration, the deputy head of the Roscosmos agency said on Tuesday.
  • Press Conference by President of Kyrgyzstan United Nations 22 Nov 2011
  • SOMALIA: Unemployment fuels youth exodus from Somaliland IRIN 22 Nov 2011 -- A high unemployment rate in the self-declared independent Republic of Somaliland, especially among school-leavers and university graduates, has fuelled an increase in migration, with hundreds of young people embarking every month on a perilous journey to Europe through the Sahara Desert, officials said.
  • Hamilton Sundstrand Rocketdyne to Power ‘Curiosity’ Rover on Mars Hamilton Sundstrand 22 Nov 2011-- When the Mars Science Laboratory embarks on its voyage to Mars on Nov. 25, Hamilton Sundstrand Rocketdyne products will be onboard to make the mission possible.
  • Historic First Image Downloaded from VIIRS Raytheon 22 Nov 2011 -- Raytheon Company's Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite has produced its first image aboard the recently launched NASA NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) spacecraft. The visible spectrum image shows the East Coast of the United States in unprecedented sharpness and detail.



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