25 September 2011 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Pakistan's top commanders hold emergency session IRNA 25 Sep 2011 -- Pakistan's top military commanders were holding an emergency session on Sunday to discuss the 'prevailig security situation', the army said.
- Pakistan Holds Special Military Meeting Amid US Tensions VOA 25 Sep 2011 -- Pakistan army chief General Ashfaq Kayani chaired an emergency meeting with his top commanders Sunday as a war of words with the United States escalated.
- US Pakistan Relations Frazzle VOA 25 Sep 2011 -- Pakistan's army chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani chaired a special meeting of his top commanders on Sunday amid an escalating war of words with the United States. Ties between the two allies have plunged to a new low following U.S. allegations the Pakistani spy agency is encouraging and aiding deadly militant attacks on U.S.- led international forces in Afghanistan.
- Russian naval task force starts visit to Japan RIA Novosti 25 Sep 2011 -- A Russian Pacific Fleet's task force led by the missile cruiser Varyag will arrive on Sunday to Japan on a five-day friendly visit, the fleet's spokesman said.
- NATO defense system poses no threat to Iran: Turkish Ambassador ISNA 25 Sep 2011 -- Turkish Ambassador to Tehran Umit Yardim said deployment of NATO defense system pose no threat to any country particularly Iran.
- Libyan Transitional Forces Blockade Sirte As NATO Continues Air Strikes RFE/RL 25 Sep 2011 -- Forces fighting on behalf of Libya's interim rulers say they are intensifying a blockade around Muammar Qaddafi's hometown of Sirte in an attempt to wear down loyalist troops inside the city.
- Mass Grave Found in Libya With 1,270 Bodies VOA 25 Sep 2011 -- Libya's interim rulers say they have found a mass grave believed to hold the remains of 1,270 inmates killed by Moammar Gadhafi's security forces in a notorious 1996 massacre at Tripoli's Abu Salim prison.
- Israeli Foreign Minister Pledges 'Repercussions' If UN Approves Palestinian Statehood RFE/RL 25 Sep 2011 -- Israel's foreign minister says there would be 'tough repercussions' if the United Nations approves a Palestinian bid for statehood.
- Thousands In Ramallah Welcome Abbas After Historic UN Trip RFE/RL 25 Sep 2011 -- Thousands of Palestinians have welcomed home President Mahmud Abbas following his return from the United Nations, where he had submitted a historic bid for Palestinian statehood.
- Abbas Receives Hero's Welcome in West Bank VOA 25 Sep 2011 -- The leader of the Palestinians is getting a popularity boost after submitting a bid for statehood at the United Nations. But peacemaking with Israel is in limbo.
- Israelis, Palestinians Argue Their Case VOA 25 Sep 2011 -- On the eve of a U.N. Security Council meeting expected to consider a Palestinian petition for statehood, Israeli and Palestinian officials remain deadlocked over whether and under what terms negotiations should resume.
- Sudan: UN-AU coordination group takes note of peacekeeping progress in Darfur UN News Centre 25 Sep 2011 -- A tripartite coordination group of the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has concluded that the mission has made progress and that cooperation and coordination with the Sudanese Government has improved, as have security conditions on the ground.
- Yemen: Security Council urges end to violence and attacks against civilians UN News Centre 25 Sep 2011 -- The Security Council has urged all sides in Yemen to refrain from violence, including attacks against unarmed and peaceful civilian demonstrators, and called on them to abide by their obligations under international law.
- Yemeni President Calls for Power Transfer Through Elections VOA 25 Sep 2011 -- Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh says he is committed to a peaceful transfer of power through presidential elections. He made the comment in his first televised address Sunday, following his abrupt return from Saudi Arabia late last week after three months recuperating from an an assassination attempt.
- Indo-Russian collaboration project 'Koodankulam atomic plant' safe: Indian Nuke scientist IRNA 25 Sep 2011 -- Amid demands for scrapping the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project, a top atomic scientist Saturday vouched for its safety, saying all types of exigencies including a Fukushima-type mishap have been factored in.
- Twelve More Years: Is Putin's Return A Recipe For Stagnation? RFE/RL 24 Sep 2011 -- With this weekend's announcement that he will run for president in the March 2012 election, Vladimir Putin appears on track to become Russia's longest-serving ruler since Josef Stalin.
- Sea Launch resumes operations after 2-year break RIA Novosti 25 Sep 2011 -- International consortium Sea Launch resumed its operations on Saturday with a launch of a Russian-Ukrainian Zenit-3SL rocket carrying a European telecoms satellite, the company said.
|Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list|