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27 December 2009 Military News

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  • Reports Of Deaths Mount In Iran Clashes RFE/RL 27 Dec 2009 -- Opposition and other unofficial sources claim at least eight protesters have been killed and many others injured in clashes between government critics and security forces in Iran.
  • Police open fire on anti-government protesters in Tehran RIA Novosti 27 Dec 2009 -- Iranian security forces opened fire on anti-government protesters in the capital, killing at least three people, opposition websites said.
  • Clashes Continue in Tehran for 2nd Day as Protesters Defy Government VOA 27 Dec 2009 -- Intense clashes have broken out between government security forces and opposition demonstrators for the second day in the Iranian capital, Tehran. Eyewitness reports and opposition websites say Security forces fired on the crowds in several places, causing casualties and killing four people.
  • U.S. to review air transportation security RIA Novosti 27 Dec 2009 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered a complete review of the air transportation security control system following a recent incident, a White House spokesman said Sunday.
  • Nigerian national charged with attack on U.S. passenger plane RIA Novosti 27 Dec 2009 -- A 23-year-old Nigerian man has been charged with attempting to destroy a Northwest Airlines aircraft on Christmas Day, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement.
  • US to Review Security Procedures After Detroit Airline Incident VOA 27 Dec 2009 -- The Obama administration is reviewing U.S. terror monitoring procedures after a Nigerian man attempted to blow up an airliner as it approached the city of Detroit. Administration officials say the suspect's name had been entered into a U.S. security database, but had not been added to a "no-fly" list.
  • No Security Threat in New Incident on US Plane VOA 27 Dec 2009 -- A U.S. law enforcement official says an unruly passenger was detained Sunday when a Northwest Airlines flight landed in Detroit, Michigan, but he was later declared as not a security threat.
  • S.Korea signs $20bln deal to build nuclear power plants in UAE RIA Novosti 27 Dec 2009 -- South Korea has signed a $20 billion agreement with the United Arab Emirates on building four nuclear power plants in the oil-rich Middle East country, the news agency Yonhap reported on Sunday.
  • Uzbekistan Holding Parliamentary Vote RFE/RL 27 Dec 2009 -- Uzbekistan is holding a parliamentary election in which four parties -- all of whom support the rule of President Islam Karimov -- are competing.
  • Croatians Vote In Presidential Election RFE/RL 27 Dec 2009 -- Croatians have been at the polls to elect a president to help the steer the Balkan country toward eventual membership in the European Union.
  • Josipovic, Bandic Likely to Vie for Croatian Presidency in Run-off VOA 27 Dec 2009 -- Croatia's outgoing President Stipe Mesic says he "is sorry" the former Yugoslav republic could not join the European Union during his two terms in office. He spoke at Sunday's presidential elections for a successor who is expected to lead Croatia into the European Union and help it overcome an economic crisis and corruption.



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