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06 January 2010 Military News

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  • Western countries have 25 days left for nuclear swap (Analysis) IRNA 06 Jan 2010 -- The Western countries have 25 days left for the deadline Iran has set for them to supply fuel for Tehran medical research reactor. Otherwise, the Islamic Republic of Iran will make preparations to produce 20 percent uranium fuel.
  • Interview: Embassy Hostage-Turned-U.S. Envoy Compares '79 To Iran Today RFE/RL 06 Jan 2010 -- U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iran John Limbert tells RFE/RL that there are similarities between the current postelection unrest in Iran and the events that led up to that country's 1979 Islamic Revolution.
  • Akbar Ganji: My Advice For Iran's Green Movement RFE/RL 06 Jan 2010 -- and must be done -- is to focus on the core democratic demands of the movement -- free and fair elections, the right to peaceful gatherings, the freedom of political parties, resignation of President Mahmud Ahmadinejad, the creation of a truth commission to look into the June 12 vote -- and get the support of as many prominent national figures as possible in order to create a national consensus.
  • New York Times: Iran Hiding Nuclear Program in Tunnels VOA 06 Jan 2010 -- The New York Times reports Wednesday that Iran has been hiding much of its nuclear infrastructure in tunnels and bunkers across the country over the past decade.
  • Thai court refuses to release crew of N.Korean arms plane on bail RIA Novosti 06 Jan 2010 -- A Thai court has refused to release on bail the crew of an arms-laden cargo plane seized in Bangkok in mid-December, a Kazakh Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.
  • Pakistani FM seeks report on U.S travel screening IRNA 06 Jan 2010 -- Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has sought a report from the Foreign Office about the U.S. decision to subject passengers from 14 countries including Pakistan to new airport security.
  • African Countries Step Up Airport Security Measures VOA 06 Jan 2010 -- Reaction to the attempted bombing of a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day has been mixed among the six African nations with direct air links to the United States.
  • US Grand Jury Indicts Airline Attack Suspect VOA 06 Jan 2010 -- A U.S. grand jury has indicted the suspect in the December 25 bombing attempt of a U.S. jetliner.
  • Obama Says U.S. Knew Enough To Prevent Failed Airplane Attack RFE/RL 06 Jan 2010 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has said the country's intelligence agencies had enough information to disrupt the attempted terror attack on a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day but failed to understand the bigger picture.
  • Attacks Underscore Need for Vigilance Against Al-Qaida AFPS 06 Jan 2010 -- The United States will pursue “any and all means possible” to support the Yemeni government as it confronts the terrorist threat within its borders that threatened the United States directly in a failed Dec. 25 attack, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said today.
  • Yemen Authorities Promise Extra Security Measures VOA 06 Jan 2010 -- Authorities in Yemen say they have arrested three men responsible for a security threat that closed down several western embassies in Sana'a this week. While the immediate problem appears to be resolved and the embassies reopened, the presence of al-Qaida in Yemen has raised alarms around the world.
  • Yemeni security forces arrest three al-Qaeda militants RIA Novosti 06 Jan 2010 -- Yemeni security forces have arrested three suspected al-Qaeda militants who were wounded in a raid on Monday, the Arabic satellite news channel Al Arabiya reported on Wednesday.
  • Yemen Claims 3 Al-Qaida Militants Captured in Connection with Embassy Threat VOA 06 Jan 2010 -- Yemeni officials say police have arrested three al-Qaida militants responsible for a security threat that prompted a two-day closure of Western embassies in the capital.
  • Suspected Islamic Militants Kill Policeman in Srinagar VOA 06 Jan 2010 -- An attack by suspected Islamic militants in Indian Kashmir has killed one policeman and wounded eight others. The attack follows a relative lull in militant violence in the region, which has been wracked by a separatist insurgency for two decades.
  • EGYPT: Half of all schoolchildren to be offered H1N1 inoculations IRIN 06 Jan 2010 -- Egypt launched a programme on 3 January to inoculate half the country’s schoolchildren against H1N1 influenza in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus.
  • Death toll from swine flu outbreak in India tops 1,000 RIA Novosti 06 Jan 2010 -- The death toll from the swine flu outbreak in India has exceeded 1,000 people, the Indian Health Ministry reported on Wednesday.
  • Tajikistan Sentences Man For Spying For Uzbekistan RFE/RL 06 Jan 2010 -- A Tajik citizen has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after being convicted of spying for Uzbekistan, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports.
  • NASA reports discovery of 5 exoplanets RIA Novosti 06 Jan 2010 -- NASA's Kepler space telescope, designed to find Earth-size planets in the habitable zone of sun-like stars, has discovered its first five new planets beyond the solar system, NASA has reported.
  • US Intelligence Officials to Obama: Message Received VOA 06 Jan 2010 -- A top United States official says intelligence agencies "got" the message after President Barack Obama lashed out at them following a failed attempt to blow up a U.S-bound plane on Christmas Day, December 25.
  • Nigeria Begins Another Round of Elections amid Uncertainty over President’s Health VOA 06 Jan 2010 -- Nigeria begins another election cycle in three weeks with a governorship race in the southeastern state of Anambra. But the month-long absence of President Umaru Yar’Adua has led to delays in enacting laws on electoral reforms. Also on hold are court challenges to elections held three years ago.
  • PHILIPPINES: Mayon quietens, but threat remains IRIN 06 Jan 2010 -- Thousands of evacuees from the area around Mayon volcano in the Philippines have returned home as the mountain gradually calmed down three weeks after it began spewing lava and ash.



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