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28 July 2009 Military News

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  • U.S. Drive For Middle East Peace Gathers Pace RFE/RL 28 Jul 2009 -- The all-star lineup of officials and diplomats indicates how much political prestige U.S. President Barack Obama is investing into advancing the Middle East peace process
  • US, Israeli Officials Make Progress in Dispute Over Settlements VOA 28 Jul 2009 -- U.S. Middle East Special Envoy George Mitchell and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu say they have made progress in their dispute over Jewish settlements. Mitchell has left Israel after a visit aimed at getting Israelis and Palestinians to restart negotiations.
  • US Envoy Meets Israeli PM in Jerusalem VOA 28 Jul 2009 -- U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday to try to resolve a dispute over Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
  • Israel allows first gasoline delivery to Gaza for 10 months RIA Novosti 28 Jul 2009 -- Israel has allowed a shipment of automobile fuel for general sale into the Gaza Strip for the first time in 10 months, the deputy head of the association of gas station owners said on Tuesday.
  • Mogadishu Fighting Puts Children at Risk VOA 28 Jul 2009 -- In Somalia, the fighting in Mogadishu between the transitional government and rebels has left nearly 100 thousand people homeless. About a third have stayed in the city. Among those trying to survive are displaced children living in camps or on the streets, many doing menial jobs to earn money. Many of the children are poor and hungry.
  • Somalia: Many Displaced, Many to Feed VOA 28 Jul 2009 -- As fighting between Somali government forces and militias continues, so does the displacement of many thousands of civilians.
  • Clashes in Somalia forcing more refugees across Gulf of Aden – UN agency UN News Centre 28 Jul 2009 -- Fleeing escalating violence in the capital, Mogadishu, and central Somalia, thousands of Somalis are making the perilous journey across the Gulf of Aden to begin new lives in Yemen, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.
  • Desperate Somalis Prepare to Flee Across Gulf of Aden VOA 28 Jul 2009 -- The U.N. refugee agency reports thousands of desperate Somalis are flooding the northern town of Bossaso, waiting for the first opportunity to sail across the Gulf of Aden. Since early May, the UNHCR says 12,000 people have fled to Bosasso to escape fighting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
  • Alleged Insurgent On Tajik TV Says He Is Daghestani RFE/RL 28 Jul 2009 -- A man shown on Tajik television said he is a Daghestani with Russian citizenship and an alleged member of an insurgent group that was fighting against Tajik forces in eastern Tajikistan, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports
  • Ban voices alarm at deadly sectarian clashes in northern Nigeria UN News Centre 28 Jul 2009 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed his concern over reports of another round of sectarian violence in northern Nigeria, which has apparently led to scores of deaths.
  • Central African Republic: UN envoy warns about troubled north-east UN News Centre 28 Jul 2009 -- The situation in the north-eastern corner of the Central African Republic (CAR) remains precarious after recent attacks by armed rebels and bandits against civilians, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today, warning that aid operations are suffering because of the insecurity.
  • UN aid workers join assessment team in southern Sudan in wake of rebel attacks UN News Centre 28 Jul 2009 -- United Nations humanitarian workers have taken part in a joint assessment mission in a border area of southern Sudan where hundreds of people have fled recent attacks by the notorious rebel group known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
  • DRC: Charcoal profits fuel war in east IRIN 28 Jul 2009 -- Charcoal profits are helping to fuel the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where militia groups and some segments of the national army control the production of and trade in the commodity, say officials.
  • Up to 200 Children Killed in Khmer Rouge Death Camp VOA 28 Jul 2009 -- In Cambodia, the international human-rights trial of the head of the Khmer Rouge's most infamous prison has resumed. The court heard again that no child survived the camp, contradicting testimony earlier this month by a man who said he and his brother were held there as children.
  • RWANDA-UGANDA: Refugees fear "xenophobic" attacks IRIN 28 Jul 2009 -- Uganda has deployed security forces in the western districts of Masaka, Sembabule and Lyatonde after xenophobic attacks on Rwandan refugees aimed at driving them out of the country, say local leaders.
  • SRI LANKA: US wants focus on early returns IRIN 28 Jul 2009 -- The return home of almost 300,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sri Lanka must now be the priority for the government and humanitarian agencies assisting them, says a top US official.

News Reports

  • Influenza A(H1N1): UN public health arm to determine most vulnerable age groups UN News Centre 28 Jul 2009 -- The focus of the United Nations health agency’s efforts in easing the impact of influenza A(H1N1) has shifted to identifying age groups most at risk from contracting the virus, a World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson said today.
  • World Health Officials Say Two Billion People May Contract Swine Flu VOA 28 Jul 2009 -- The World Health Organization predicts the H1N1 Swine Flu virus will infect two billion people, or one out of every three persons, over the next two years. While this flu has already killed 800, the WHO says thousands more could die unless an effective vaccine is developed soon.
  • Global swine flu caseload rises 3,700 in 1 day to 163,800 RIA Novosti 28 Jul 2009 -- The number of confirmed human cases of swine flu has risen by 3,700 in the past 24 hours to 163,800 worldwide, with 998 deaths, Russia's consumer rights regulator Rospotrebnadzor said on Tuesday.
  • Swine flu cases reported in more regions of Russia RIA Novosti 28 Jul 2009 -- The number of Russians who have contracted the A/H1N1 virus has risen to 28, Russia's sanitary watchdog said on Tuesday.
  • 7 Men in N. Carolina Charged with Terror Plot VOA 28 Jul 2009 -- U.S. federal authorities have charged seven men in the southeastern state of North Carolina with plotting to carry out terror attacks abroad.
  • Moldovan Parties Trade Accusations As Campaign Ends RFE/RL 28 Jul 2009 -- Moldova's ruling Communist Party and the opposition parties have exchanged accusations of manipulation and unfair competition on the last day of official campaigning, RFE/RL's Moldovan Service reports
  • Moldovan Officials Detain, Expel Election Observers RFE/RL 28 Jul 2009 -- International election observers traveling to Moldova have been detained and others expelled, RFE/RL's Ukrainian and Moldovan services report
  • EU Watches As Moldova Prepares For 'Crucial' Poll RFE/RL 28 Jul 2009 -- EU officials describe Moldova's repeat election this week as a "crucial test," but the bloc appears to be at pains to supply remedies to potential problems that it identifies with Chisinau
  • Viable Opposition Emerges In Iraq's Kurdish Region Elections RFE/RL 28 Jul 2009 -- Northern Iraq's powerful ruling Kurdish parties appear to have fended off a strong opposition challenge during last weekend's regional elections
  • US Revoking Visas of Honduran Government Officials VOA 28 Jul 2009 -- The State Department said Tuesday it has revoked U.S. diplomatic visas held by four members of the interim government in Honduras, and is reviewing visas of other members of the administration of Roberto Micheletti. The move is seen as an effort to increase pressure for the return of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya.
  • Fiji's President to Step Down VOA 28 Jul 2009 -- Fiji's military leader Frank Bainimarama has announced that the country's president, Ratu Josefa Iloilo, is retiring.
  • Trial of Burma's Democracy Leader Concludes; Verdict Expected Friday VOA 28 Jul 2009 -- The trial of Burma's opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has concluded, and the verdict is to be announced Friday. Despite an international outcry over the trial, the Nobel Peace Prize winner is expected to be found guilty and sentenced to up to five years in prison.
  • Iran to Release 140 Post-Election Detainees VOA 28 Jul 2009 -- Iran authorities Tuesday released 140 people who had been arrested in the country's post-election unrest.
  • US Turns Off Message Board at Havana Mission VOA 27 Jul 2009 -- The State Department confirmed Monday the U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana has turned off an electronic message board that had irritated the Cuban government. The two countries, long antagonistic, have recently taken steps toward dialogue.

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