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24 December 2011 Military News

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  • Russians Attend Mass Protests RFE/RL 24 Dec 2011 -- Tens of thousands have taken to the streets in Moscow and other Russian cities in the largest protest to date against alleged fraud in the December 4 parliamentary elections.
  • Tens of thousands mass in fresh Russia vote protest RIA Novosti 24 Dec 2011 -- Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in Moscow Saturday to press demands for new parliamentary elections and wholesale liberalizing reform in Russia, turning the temperature up on Vladimir Putin and his plans to return to the Kremlin.
  • Tens of Thousands Protest Alleged Election Fraud, Putin's Rule in Moscow VOA 24 Dec 2011 -- Tens of thousands of Russians have rallied on a Moscow street to protest alleged fraud in a December 4 parliamentary election won by the ruling party of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
  • Russian spy chief resigns RIA Novosti 24 Dec 2011 -- The chief of Russia's military intelligence (GRU), Col. Gen. Alexander Shlyakhturov, resigned from his post on Saturday, the Kommersant business daily reported.
  • Iran MP says invitation for IAEA inspectors, sign of peaceful N-work ISNA 24 Dec 2011 -- The Head of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iran's Parliament Alaeddin Boroujerdi said Iran's invitation for the IAEA inspectors shows the country's nuclear activities are peaceful and are under the framework of the IAEA and NPT regulations.
  • US Money Transfers to Somalia at Risk VOA 24 Dec 2011 -- The international aid organization Oxfam says thousands of Somali families could be cut off from much needed aid if a U.S. bank goes through with plans to discontinue its money-wiring services at the end of this month.
  • Funeral for Damascus Bombing Victims Turns Into Pro-Assad Rally VOA 24 Dec 2011 -- A mass funeral in Damascus for the victims of a double suicide car bombing on Friday has turned into a strong show of support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose government is under pressure from a nine-month opposition uprising.



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