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07 October 2011 Military News

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  • Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Trio of Liberian, Yemeni Women VOA 07 Oct 2011 -- For the first time in Nobel Peace Prize history, the prestigious honor has gone to a group of women, in honor of women.
  • Turkey Moves to Directly Support Syrian Opposition VOA 07 Oct 2011 -- The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is increasingly taking the lead in supporting the Syrian opposition. Erdoğan condemned the vetoing of a United Nations resolution against Damascus and has announced it will impose its own sanctions. This week saw the start of military exercises on the Syrian border.
  • Syrian opposition council to form administrative body on Saturday RIA Novosti 07 Oct 2011 -- The administrative body of Syria's opposition Transitional National Council will be formed during a meeting of opposition leaders in Cairo on Saturday, regional media reported on Friday, quoting the council's interim head, Burhan Ghalyoun.
  • More Deaths in Continuing Syrian Protests VOA 07 Oct 2011 -- Protests took place in several dozen Syrian towns and cities Friday, despite government attempts to prevent demonstrators from congregating after prayers. At least eight people died and dozens were wounded after security forces opened fire on demonstrators.
  • US Mulls Additional Pyongyang Nuclear Talks VOA 07 Oct 2011 -- The United States says it has not decided whether to hold a second bilateral meeting with North Korea to restart long-stalled talks on Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.
  • Russia puts new Rus-M carrier rocket project on hold RIA Novosti 07 Oct 2011 -- The Russian space agency has dropped plans to construct a new Rus-M carrier rocket by 2015, Roscosmos head Vladimir Popovkin said on Friday.
  • Taiwan's talks with China to get more difficult: official CNA 07 Oct 2011 -- Due to internal differences in Taiwan, the winner of next year's presidential election will face more hurdles in talks with mainland China due to a diminished political mandate, a senior adviser to President Ma Ying-jeou said Thursday in the United States.



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