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24 September 2011 Military News

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  • Putin Announces Presidential Bid, With Medvedev Backing RFE/RL 24 Sep 2011 -- Former two-term Russian president and current Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has ended years of speculation by accepting the nomination for a fresh presidential bid after the current president, Dmitry Medvedev, backed him at a weekend party congress.
  • Medvedev backs Putin for Russian president RIA Novosti 24 Sep 2011 -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has proposed Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to run for president in next year's election, ending months of speculation over which man would run for the post.
  • Putin Announces Run For President in 2012 VOA 24 Sep 2011 -- Russia's President and Prime Minister have unveiled a plan to switch jobs next year.
  • Syrian Forces Kill 5 in Central Homs VOA 24 Sep 2011 -- Syrian security forces killed at least five people in the central Homs region, in the latest government crackdown on dissent.
  • At Least 40 Dead in Yemen Clashes VOA 24 Sep 2011 -- At least 40 people are dead Saturday after clashes between forces loyal to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and student protesters and military forces protecting them in the capital Sana'a. Violence escalated a day after the president unexpectedly returned to the country and called for a truce.
  • New Libyan, Egyptian Leaders Make UN Debut VOA 24 Sep 2011 -- The Arab Spring blew through the U.N. General Assembly hall on Saturday as Libya's interim prime minister made his debut at the podium and called on the international community to lift sanctions against his country. He was followed by Egypt's foreign minister, who hailed his people for overthrowing long-time leader Hosni Mubarak in February.
  • Ukraine, U.S. to sign memorandum on high enriched uranium on Sep. 26 RIA Novosti 24 Sep 2011 -- Kiev and Washington will sign on September 26 a memorandum on the high enriched uranium that Ukraine pledged to remove from its territory, the Ukrainian foreign minister said.



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