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29 April 2012 Military News

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  • Afghan Government Says Taliban Process 'On Track' RFE/RL 29 Apr 2012 -- Afghanistans U.S.-backed government says talks with the Taliban remain on track toward a negotiated settlement of the decade-old Afghan war.
  • US spy aircraft kills 3 in NW Pakistan IRNA 29 Apr 2012 -- A US spy aircraft fired missiles on a house in Pakistan's north Waziristan tribal region and killed at least three people on Sunday, tribesmen in the region said.

Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

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News Reports

  • Saudi Arabia Shelters Bin Laden Widows RIA Novosti 29 Apr 2012 -- Saudi officials confirmed on Sunday that they had sheltered three widows and reportedly eleven children of the late number one terrorist Osama bin Laden, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
  • Political crisis likely to deepen in Pakistan IRNA 29 Apr 2012 -- The decision of Supreme Court convicting the Prime Minister is likely to deepen political crisis in Pakistan as the main opposition party has mounted pressure on the PM Gilani to resign.
  • El-Baradei Launches New Egyptian Party RFE/RL 29 Apr 2012 -- Egyptian reform leader Mohamed El-Baradei has launched a new political party he says aims to save the country's democratic movement.
  • Egypt Tries to Woo Back Saudi Ambassador VOA 29 Apr 2012 -- Saudi Arabia is reported to be reconsidering the decision to recall its ambassador to Egypt, after leaders in Cairo worked to heal a rift between the Arab neighbors. The Saudis closed their mission in Egypt following anti-Saudi protests there.
  • Rights Groups Call on UN Chief to Press Burma on Reforms VOA 29 Apr 2012 -- Human rights groups are calling on United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to further press Burma's military-backed civilian government to stay the course with reforms.
  • Mali Coup Leader Rejects ECOWAS Transition Decree VOA 29 Apr 2012 -- Efforts to restore civilian rule and stability in Mali appear to have hit a snag, as the military junta denounced decisions by the regional bloc ECOWAS on how the country's transition should go forward. The coup leader insists the junta will not be sidelined.



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