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06 February 2011 Military News

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  • UN chief urges restraint after latest Thai-Cambodian border clashes UN News Centre 06 Feb 2011 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday voiced concern about repeated armed clashes between Cambodia and Thailand around their common border, and called on both sides to exercise restraint and resolve their dispute through dialogue.
  • Thai-Cambodia Cross-Border Shelling Intensifies VOA 06 Feb 2011 -- Border clashes between Thailand and Cambodia intensified Sunday as thousands of Thai residents fled villages near the disputed area of Preah Vihear. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen sent a letter to the United Nations Security Council, calling for an emergency meeting to help end the fighting.
  • Sudan Referendum Commission to Announce Final Results Monday VOA 06 Feb 2011 -- An official of South Sudan’s Referendum Commission said senior members of the organization are scheduled to meet President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and his cabinet in the capital, Khartoum, before announcing the outcome of the landmark referendum late Monday.
  • Jhalanath Khanal Sworn in as Nepal's New PM VOA 06 Feb 2011 -- Nepal's newly elected Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal was sworn in Sunday at a ceremony in Kathmandu, ending a seven-month political stalemate that has delayed the drafting of a new constitution.
  • Palestinians disappointed by Middle East Quartet's settlement stance RIA Novosti 06 Feb 2011 -- Palestinians on Sunday said they were disappointed that the Middle East Quartet refused to heed their call for unilateral statehood and failed to take a strong stance on Israel's settlement construction, when it met on February 5 in Germany.
  • Saakashvili says August war aimed to end Georgia's democracy RIA Novosti 06 Feb 2011 -- Georgia's leader Mikheil Saakashvili said Russia planned to give a blow to Georgia's democracy and disrupt hydrocarbons supplies to Europe during the August 2008 conflict.
  • 50 Killed in Sudan Army Infighting VOA 06 Feb 2011 -- Sudan's military says recent army infighting related to southern Sudan's anticipated independence has killed at least 50 people.
  • Chechen Rebel Leader Promises More Terror Attacks on Russia VOA 06 Feb 2011 -- Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov is vowing to carry out more terrorist attacks on Russia, and says Moscow faces "a year of blood and tears" if it does not relinquish control of the largely-Muslim North Caucasus.

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