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01 January 2012 Military News

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  • Syrian Civilian Deaths Undermine Arab League Mission VOA 01 Jan 2012 -- Syrian security forces were said to have killed at least seven more protesters Sunday as an Arab League advisory body called for the immediate withdrawal of monitors from the country, saying the unit is failing to prevent government troops from murdering civilians.
  • Israeli and Palestinian Negotiators to Meet in Jordan VOA 01 Jan 2012 -- After a long stalemate, Jordan is spearheading a new effort to revive the Middle East peace process.
  • Northeast Nigeria Under State of Emergency VOA 01 Jan 2012 -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency Saturday in parts of northern Nigeria affected by the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram. The president also closed some borders as a temporary security measure.

News Reports

  • Iran Dismisses New U.S. Sanctions RFE/RL 01 Jan 2012 -- The head of Iran's Chamber of Commerce has dismissed Washington's move to impose new economic sanctions against the Islamic republic.
  • Iran Claims Fuel Rod Production, Missile Test VOA 01 Jan 2012 -- Iran says it has successfully tested and produced fuel rods for use in nuclear power plants. It also says it has test-fired a medium-range surface-to-air missile near the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
  • Joint New Year Editorial KCNA 01 Jan 2012 -- Rodong Sinmun, Joson Inmingun and Chongnyon Jonwi, leading newspapers of the DPRK, on Sunday published a joint editorial 'Glorify this year 2012 as a year of proud victory, a year when an era of prosperity is unfolding, true to the instructions of the great General Kim Jong Il'.
  • MKO members' transfer to U.S. base begins ISNA 01 Jan 2012 -- Iranian ambassador to Iraq said the first phase of transferring Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorist group to Camp Liberty Base from Camp Ashraf began.
  • Lockheed Martin and NASA Place Two Grail Spacecraft Into Orbit Around the Moon Lockheed Martin 01 Jan 2012 -- Both of NASA’s Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft were successfully inserted into orbit around the Earth’s moon. The mission will analyze the internal structure and gravitational forces of the moon. Lockheed Martin built the twin robotic spacecraft and is conducting flight operations for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.



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