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16 July 2008 Military News

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Other Conflicts

  • Ban encouraged by prisoner exchange between Israel and Hizbollah UN News Centre 16 Jul 2008 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed today's long-anticipated prisoner exchange between Israel and the Lebanese group Hizbollah, following months of United Nations-backed mediation efforts.
  • Five Prisoners Freed by Israel Welcomed in Lebanon VOA 16 Jul 2008 -- Hundreds of people in Lebanon have welcomed the arrival of five former prisoners in the capital, Beirut, following their release from Israel as part of a prisoner exchange.
  • Israel, Lebanon start landmark prisoner swap RIA Novosti 16 Jul 2008 -- Hezbollah returned to Israel on Wednesday the bodies of two dead soldiers whose capture in July 2006 sparked a 34-day war between the Jewish state and the radical Islamic group.
  • Israel, Hezbollah Swap Prisoners VOA 16 Jul 2008 -- Israel and the Lebanese Shi'ite militant group Hezbollah carried out a prisoner exchange Wednesday - swapping five Lebanese prisoners for the bodies of two Israeli soldiers
  • Tbilisi pins hopes on German plan to resolve Abkhaz conflict RIA Novosti 16 Jul 2008 -- Tbilisi hopes that a German plan for the resolution of the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict will receive wide support, a senior lawmaker said on Wednesday, adding that if it did not then the former Soviet state would be forced to take unilateral steps.

News Reports

  • Preliminary Power-Sharing Pact Eludes Zimbabwe Ruling Party, Opposition VOA 16 Jul 2008 -- Preliminary talks on power sharing between Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change continued Wednesday as negotiators worked on a draft memorandum of understanding setting the ground rules for talks on establishing either a government of national unity or a transitional authority
  • Global shortfall of $3.4 billion in humanitarian aid at mid-year point, UN says UN News Centre 16 Jul 2008 -- The United Nations, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and 239 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) need an extra $3.4 billion to respond to the world's most severe crises for the rest of the year, they announced today.
  • Mugabe's Party, MDC to Sign Deal on Talks VOA 16 Jul 2008 -- Zimbabwe's ruling party and the opposition are expected to sign an agreement soon that could lead to substantial talks on ending the country's ongoing political crisis.
  • ZIMBABWE: Talking about the talks about talks IRIN 16 Jul 2008 -- Once the talks between the ZANU-PF party and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) begin in earnest they are likely to mirror the current civil society debates on a solution to Zimbabwe's debilitating political and economic crises.
  • Moscow refuses to extradite Yushchenko poisoning suspect to Kiev RIA Novosti
  • 16 Jul 2008 -- Russia has refused to extradite a former Ukrainian security service deputy head suspected of involvement in the poisoning of President Viktor Yushchenko in 2004, Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office said Wednesday.
  • Medvedev Unveils Little New In Russia's Foreign-Policy Course RFE/RL 16 Jul 2008 -- When Dmitry Medvedev became Russian president in May, many wondered whether the soft-spoken young lawyer would find ways to set himself apart from his domineering predecessor, Vladimir Putin.

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