22 November 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- China Quiet About Delay of US Navy's Planned Thanksgiving Hong Kong Port Call VOA 22 Nov 2007 -- The Chinese government has given no explanation for why it suddenly refused and then later allowed a United States naval carrier group to dock in Hong Kong as scheduled
- Thales Australia selected for the Capability and Technology Demonstrator Program Thales 22 Nov 2007 -- The program is administered by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and the Defence CTD Program Office.
- UN to Help DRC Disarm Rebels by Force VOA 22 Nov 2007 -- A United Nations military official says U.N. peacekeepers will help the Democratic Republic of Congo's army disarm eastern rebels by force.
- DRC: Clashes prompt new wave of IDPs as army readies for offensive IRIN 22 Nov 2007 -- Many civilians have fled the Democratic Republic of Congo town of Rutshuru amid fresh clashes between regular and dissident soldiers - renegade troops who the head of the army announced would soon be disarmed by force.
- Leaders of Egypt, Jordan Meet Ahead of Middle East Peace Conference VOA 22 Nov 2007 -- Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has hosted the leaders of Jordan and the Palestinians at three-way talks in preparation for a major U.S.-sponsored Middle East peace conference next week.
- Palestinian Authority Sends Police Force to Volatile West Bank City VOA 22 Nov 2007 -- Israeli and Palestinian negotiators hold their first peace conference in seven years next week in the U.S. city of Annapolis, Maryland
- SOMALIA: New prime minister named IRIN 22 Nov 2007 -- Nur Hassan Hussein, popularly known as Nur Ade, has been appointed Somalia's new prime minister by President Abdullahi Yusuf.
- Somalia Nominates New Prime Minister VOA 22 Nov 2007 -- Somalia's president has announced the nomination of a new prime minister for the country's embattled transitional government
- Pakistan expected to be suspended from Commonwealth IRNA 22 Nov 2007 -- Commonwealth foreign ministers were meeting in Uganda Thursday ahead of the 53-member nations' biennial summit, which is expected to confirm the suspension of Pakistan following the imposition of emergency rule earlier this month.
- Pakistani Court Dismisses Final Challenge to Musharraf Re-Election VOA 22 Nov 2007 -- Pakistan's newly appointed Supreme Court has dismissed the final legal challenge to President Pervez Musharraf's re-election victory, clearing the way for him to step down as army chief in the coming days
- British PM Stops Deportation of Burmese Asylum Seeker VOA 22 Nov 2007 -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has personally intervened in the case of an opponent of the Burmese military government who faced deportation from Britain
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