05 September 2011 Military News
- NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 04 Sep 2011
- NATO's mission in Libya nearing completion - Rasmussen RIA Novosti 05 Sep 2011 -- NATO's mission in Libya could be concluded soon, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.
- RAF Tornados conduct strikes on Gaddafi troops at Sirte UK MOD 05 Sep 2011 -- British aircraft mounted a long-range mission against a military facility in city of Sebha and conducted strikes on pro-Gaddafi troops at Sirte.
- RAF imagery wing helps identify Gaddafi targets UK MOD 05 Sep 2011 -- The RAF's Tactical Imagery-Intelligence Wing has, for the last few months, been busy in Italy analysing imagery of Libya.
- What Do Afghans Know About 9/11? RFE/RL 05 Sep 2011 -- In America, it's difficult to find anyone who doesn't know precisely where they were on 9/11.
- Bodies Of Two Missing Germans Found In Afghanistan RFE/RL 05 Sep 2011 -- The bodies of two German citizens who disappeared in a province north of Kabul last month have been found.
- Pakistan arrests senior Al-Qaeda leader for external operations IRNA 05 Sep 2011 -- Pakistan army has arrested Younis Al Mauritani, responsible for planning and conduct of international operations.
- Pakistan Detains Key Al-Qaeda Figure RFE/RL 05 Sep 2011 -- Pakistan's security service has captured Younis al-Mauritani, a top Al-Qaeda figure, and two other senior Al-Qaeda operatives.
- Pakistan Captures Senior al-Qaida Leader VOA 05 Sep 2011 -- Pakistan's military said it has arrested a senior al-Qaida official and two other members of the terrorist group.
- US considers Pak spy agency dangerous IRNA 05 Sep 2011 -- Wikileaks has revealed that US officials consider Pakistani top intelligence agency as a dangerous organization.
Defense Policy / Programs
- John C. Stennis Strike Group Visits Port Klang NNS 05 Sep 2011 -- Sailors from the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSCSG) arrived in Port Klang, Malaysia for a scheduled four-day port visit Sept. 4.
- All defense contracts should be concluded this week - Putin RIA Novosti 05 Sep 2011 -- Russian PM Putin expressed hope that all contracts under 2011 state defense order will be concluded by the end of this week.
- Russian arms show to feature over 1,000 military products RIA Novosti 05 Sep 2011 -- More than 1,100 types of military equipment will be showcased at an arms show in Russia's Urals region.
- First Borey class nuclear sub to be assigned to Pacific Fleet in 2011 RIA Novosti 05 Sep 2011 -- Russia's first Borey class strategic submarine will be put into service with the Pacific Fleet in 2011.
- Monthly press briefing by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen NATO 05 Sep 2011
- Greece, Israel agree on military cooperation RIA Novosti 05 Sep 2011 -- The Defense Minister of Greece Panos Beglitis and his Israeli counterpart Ehud Barak signed a memorandum on military cooperation in Jerusalem.
- Indian Army to induct indigenous weaponised chopper ALH-Rudra IRNA 05 Sep 2011 -- Indian Army's soon going to induct the attack version of indigenously-built Advanced Light Helicopter 'Rudra'.
- Defense minister inaugurates major geographical projects IRNA 05 Sep 2011 -- Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi inaugurated the first Iranian satellite site designed to receive meteorological images.
- Iranian probe to be launched soon ISNA 05 Sep 2011 -- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said maritime patrol aircraft is being produced in Iranian defense ministry and would be unveiled in near future.
- BAE Systems Conjures Up Invisibility Cloak BAE Systems 05 Sep 2011 -- BAE Systems has tested an ‘invisibility cloak’ that allows a vehicle to blend into its surroundings. The system, which can work over infra-red and other frequencies, will be displayed in infra-red mode on a BAE Systems CV90 armoured vehicle at the UK Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition later this month.
- Unmanned reconnaissance and target engagement combined – WABEP demonstrator flights successfully completed Rheinmetall Defence 05 Sep 2011 -- Rheinmetall Defence of Düsseldorf and its partner Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have successfully tested the new WABEP system of systems.
- Inquiry Examines Possible British-led Renditions to Libya VOA 05 Sep 2011 -- British PM Cameron has set up a panel to look into allegations British security services were involved in delivering terrorism suspects to Libya.
- British Torture Inquiry To Examine Libya Claims RFE/RL 05 Sep 2011 -- Britain said it will examine allegations that the country was involved in rendition of terror suspects to Libya.
- Belhaj seeks apology from US/UK on transfer of dissidents to Libya IRNA 05 Sep 2011 -- The commander of the military council in Tripoli Abdul Hakim Belhaj is seeking an apology from the US and UK.
- Libyan NTC Fighters Pause in Battle for Key Town VOA 05 Sep 2011 -- Fighters for Libya's provisional authorities say they have surrounded key areas still held by forces loyal to ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi.
- Libyan Fighters Surround Gadhafi Stronghold VOA 05 Sep 2011 -- Reinforcements for Libyan provisional authority fighters headed Monday toward one of the last remaining strongholds of ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi.
- Anti-Qaddafi Forces Poised For Attack On Bani Walid RFE/RL 05 Sep 2011 -- Troops supporting Libya's new interim government have been reinforcing the encirclement of one of the last strongholds loyal to Muammar Qaddafi.
- Libyan rebels approach stronghold of Gaddafi supporters RIA Novosti 05 Sep 2011 -- Rebels have seized several districts near the city of Bani Walid, held by pro-Gaddafi forces.
- Gaddafi 'taking refuge near hometown Sirte' RIA Novosti 05 Sep 2011 -- Libya's toppled leader Muammar Gaddafi is sheltering on the outskirts of his hometown, Sirte, an aide to the NTC's military leader said.
- African Migrants in Libya Live in Fear VOA 05 Sep 2011 -- Human rights organizations say tens of thousands of African migrants in Libya have been displaced from their homes and jobs.
- Tuareg Leaders in Niger and Mali Urge Tuareg in Libya to Work With NTC VOA 05 Sep 2011 -- Tuareg leaders in Niger and Mali are urging Tuareg fighters in Libya to abandon Moammar Gadhafi and work with the country's new leaders.
- China Unaware Arms Dealers Met With Gadhafi Representatives VOA 05 Sep 2011 -- A Chinese government spokeswoman is acknowledging that officials representing Moammar Gadhafi met with Chinese arms dealers in July.
- China denies arms deal with Libya RIA Novosti 05 Sep 2011 -- The Chinese Foreign Ministry has denied that any Chinese companies signed deals to deliver arms to Muammar Gaddafi's government.
- Airstrike on Yemen Mosque Kills 7 VOA 05 Sep 2011 -- Officials and witnesses say a Yemeni jet has bombed a mosque in the south of the country, killing seven people.
- Palestinians lash out at UN Freedom Flotilla report RIA Novosti 05 Sep 2011 -- The leadership of the Palestine Liberation Organization said the UN report on inquiry into last year's Freedom Flotilla incident violated international laws.
- Dialogue with Israel only way to Palestinian state - Moscow RIA Novosti 05 Sep 2011 -- The establishment of a viable Palestinian state is only possible through peaceful dialogue with Israel, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
- SUDAN: 20,000 flee Blue Nile clashes IRIN 05 Sep 2011 -- Armed conflict and air raids, blocked humanitarian aid and potential food shortages: conditions for civilians in two states on the border with South Sudan are giving increasing cause for concern.
- Sudan Government Bans SPLM Party and Arrests Supporters VOA 05 Sep 2011 -- The Secretary General of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement's northern sector said the government of Sudan has banned his party, closed its offices and has made sweeping arrests of members across the country.
- S.Sudan government to move to new capital RIA Novosti 05 Sep 2011 -- The new nation of South Sudan has announced plans to move its capital from the bustling and crowded large city of Juba to a small town in the north that offers enough space to expand.
- At UN-backed consultative meeting, Somali regions commit to better cooperation UN News Centre 05 Sep 2011 -- The leaders of two of Somalia’s semi-autonomous regions adopted a three-point plan to ensure better communication and cooperation.
- S. Korean Authorities Urged to Drop Ambition for "Unification through Absorption" KCNA 05 Sep 2011 -- A spokesmen for the Disarmament and Peace Institute of the DPRK Foreign Ministry issued statement.
- All Koreans Called upon to Respect and Implement North-South Joint Declaration KCNA 05 Sep 2011 -- The bankruptcy of the north-south relations is attributable to the south Korean conservative authorities' policy.
- Fears Of Ethnic Tensions Rise In Iran Amid Azeri Clashes, Kurd Offensive RFE/RL 05 Sep 2011 -- Iran has launched a fierce security clampdown in the country's Azeri and Kurdish regions amid fears of rising ethnic tensions on its northern borders.
- State TV Says Iran Guards Kill 22 Kurd Rebels RFE/RL 05 Sep 2011 -- Elite Revolutionary Guards have killed 22 rebels of the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) in a new offensive along the northwestern border with Iraq.
- China dismisses report of confronting Indian naval ship IRNA 05 Sep 2011 -- China dismissed as 'groundless' a media report that its navy had confronted an Indian naval ship in the South China Sea.
- Syria Grants Red Cross Access to Prison VOA 05 Sep 2011 -- The International Committee of the Red Cross says its delegates, for the first time, have been allowed to visit people detained by the Syrian authorities.
- Activists: Syrian Troops Kill 3 People VOA 05 Sep 2011 -- Syrian rights activists say government security forces have killed at least three people in attacks on towns and villages in central and northern Syria.
- Syrian Forces Raid Villages Near Turkish Border, As ICRC Chief Visits RFE/RL 05 Sep 2011 -- Activists and residents say Syrian security forces have raided towns and villages in central Syria and near the Turkish border.
- Stormy Trial Resumes for Egypt's Ex-President VOA 05 Sep 2011 -- Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak returned to court for a third hearing in his trial on charges of corruption and complicity in the killing of protesters.
- Protesters Clash With Police In Cairo As Mubarak Trial Resumes RFE/RL 05 Sep 2011 -- Protesters have clashed with police outside of the court where the trial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is resuming.
- Mubarak returns to court - supporters, opponents clash outside RIA Novosti 05 Sep 2011 -- The trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak resumed behind closed door.
- Egypt prepares for third session of ex-president's trial RIA Novosti 05 Sep 2011 -- The third session of trial of Egyptian ex-president Hosni Mubarak and his sons will be held in Cairo on Monday, but it will not be broadcast live by Egyptian TV channels.
- Iran to increase the number of “Natanz” centrifuges ISNA 05 Sep 2011 -- The Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Agency, Fereydoon Abbasi: "The process of centrifuges production will be corrected and optimized."
- Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant starts powering electrical grid RIA Novosti 05 Sep 2011 -- Iran's first nuclear power plant at Bushehr has fed its first kilowatts of electricity into the national grid.
- Horn of Africa food crisis remains dire as famine spreads in Somalia – UN UN News Centre 05 Sep 2011 -- The United Nations agricultural agency called for greater efforts bring the food crisis in the Horn of Africa under control.
- UN: Famine Spreads to New Region in Somalia VOA 05 Sep 2011 -- The United Nations says more than half of Somalia's population, four million people, is now in crisis as famine spreads, and 750,000 are at risk of death.
- Famine Spreads In Somalia, Killing Hundreds Daily RFE/RL 05 Sep 2011 -- The United Nations has warned that as many as 750,000 people could die in the coming four months after what is said to be East Africa's worst drought for 60 years.
- Liberia Braces for Possible Legal Challenges to Referendum Results VOA 05 Sep 2011 -- Liberians are bracing for a possible legal challenge to the results of last month’s constitutional referendum.
- Cameroon's Longtime Leader to Seek Re-election in October VOA 05 Sep 2011 -- Cameroon's long-time president, Paul Biya, stands a good chance of re-election this October against what analysts say is a weak and divided opposition.
- New Legal Questions For Assange In Australia VOA 05 Sep 2011 -- Julian Assange, the Australian-born founder of the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, could face prosecution in Australia.
- Latest Wikileaks Haul Bolsters Reports Zimbabwe's Mugabe Has Cancer VOA 05 Sep 2011 -- US diplomatic cables released by whistle-blowing website Wikileaks include one quoting a top official saying President Robert Mugabe has prostate cancer.
- Zambia’s Political Parties Witness Printing of Ballots VOA 05 Sep 2011 -- An official of Zambia’s electoral commission says political parties and other stakeholders are monitoring the printing of ballot papers for the September 20 general elections.
- Turkmenistan's 'Rukhnama' To Be Replaced With New 'Nama' RFE/RL 05 Sep 2011 -- Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov will soon release a new "spiritual guidebook" for the country.
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