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25 March 2012 Military News

Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
Other Conflicts
News Reports

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  • Afghan Massacre Families Paid Compensation VOA 25 Mar 2012 -- Afghan authorities say the United States has paid tens of thousands of dollars to the families of victims killed in a shooting rampage allegedly by an American soldier.

Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

  • Medvedev Says Annan May Be Last Chance To Avoid Civil War RFE/RL 25 Mar 2012 -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has warned Damascus that mediation on Syria's crisis by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan could be the last opportunity to avoid a protracted conflict.
  • Annan Mission May be Last Chance to Avoid Syria Civil War – Medvedev RIA Novosti 25 Mar 2012 -- United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Syria Kofi Annan mission is, perhaps, Syria's last chance to avoid protracted civil war, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Sunday.
  • US, Allies Considering 'Non-Lethal' Aid for Syrian Rebels VOA 25 Mar 2012 -- The White House says President Barack Obama is considering providing Syrian rebels with 'non-lethal' aid in their year-long uprising against the country's autocratic leader Bashar al-Assad.
  • Peace Envoy Annan Presses Russia on Syria VOA 25 Mar 2012 -- International peace envoy Kofi Annan is trying to garner support from Russia to help stop bloodshed in Syria during the crackdown on an anti-government uprising.
  • Israel to Block UN Mission on Settlements VOA 25 Mar 2012 -- Israel intends to block a United Nations mission to investigate settlement activity in the occupied territories.
  • 7 Pakistani soldiers, dozens militants die in clashes IRNA 25 Mar 2012 -- At least seven Pakistani soldiers and dozens of militants have been killed in clashes in the country's volatile tribal regions, security officials said on Sunday.
  • MYANMAR: UN convoy reaches Kachin displaced IRIN 25 Mar 2012 -- A UN convoy of urgently needed humanitarian assistance has reached conflict-affected areas of Myanmar's northern Kachin State.

    'This is a major step forward and follows sustained advocacy on the part of the UN with both the government and Kachin Independence Organization [KIO],' UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Ashok Nigam told IRIN in Yangon.

News Reports

  • Obama Warns North Korea No More Rewards for Provocations VOA 25 Mar 2012 -- U.S. President Barack Obama warned North Korea Monday about its pursuit of nuclear weapons, saying there would be no more rewards for provocations.
  • Senegal's Wade Concedes Defeat in Presidential Runoff Election VOA 25 Mar 2012 -- Senegalese state television reports that President Abdoulaye Wade has conceded defeat in Sunday's presidential runoff election.
  • Egyptian Military Confirm Plans for Presidential Polls RIA Novosti 25 Mar 2012 -- Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF)on Friday confirmed its commitment to stage presidential elections and hold a constitutional referendum in the wake of doubts expressed by the country's Muslim Brotherhood.
  • French Gunman's Brother Charged with Complicity VOA 25 Mar 2012 -- French prosecutors have filed preliminary charges against the older brother of an Islamist gunman who shot and killed seven people during a shooting rampage in the southwestern city of Toulouse earlier this month.
  • India offers to launch satellite for South Korea IRNA 25 Mar 2012 -- Seeking to enhance ties with South Korea, India today offered to launch a satellite for Seoul and invited its businesses to invest in the country, particularly in the infrastructure sector.
  • US Missile Shield Not Aimed at Russia – McFaul RIA Novosti 25 Mar 2012 -- The U.S. missiles planned for basin in Europe have no capability against Russian missiles, U.S. Ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul said on his Twitter account on Sunday.
  • Russia Launches Proton-M Carrier Rocket RIA Novosti 25 Mar 2012 -- Russia's Proton-M carrier rocket with a U.S. telecoms satellite was launched early on Sunday from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, a spokesman for the Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said.

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