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25 May 2012 Military News

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Other Conflicts

  • 50 Syrians Killed in Anti-Assad Clashes VOA 25 May 2012 -- More than 50 people, including 13 children, have been killed in the town of Houla in Homs province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
  • Strife in Syria Ripples Into Lebanon's Sectarian Divide VOA 25 May 2012 -- TRIPOLI, Lebanon - Some 700 people in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli staged a rally Friday to demand the release of Sunni Islamist leaders who they said were detained for opposing Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. The demonstration comes amid fears that the conflict in Syria could further enflame sectarian tensions in Lebanon.
  • Syrian Forces Blamed for 9 Deaths as Protests Erupt VOA 25 May 2012 -- Syrian protesters launched anti-government rallies on Friday as activists blamed security forces for at least nine deaths in attacks that continue to erode a shaky cease-fire.
  • UN agency boosts services for Sudanese refugees in South Sudan UN News Centre 25 May 2012 -- The United Nations refugee agency said today it is expanding relief operations for refugees in the Yida camp in South Sudan, where the number of people fleeing conflict in neighbouring Sudan has risen to more than 35,000.
  • Somalia's leaders clear obstacles to ending transitional period - UN official UN News Centre 25 May 2012 -- Leaders in Somalia have agreed to set up a Constituent Assembly that will adopt the East African nation's new constitution in line with an existing roadmap to end the current transitional governing arrangement by an upcoming deadline, the United Nations envoy for the country said today.
  • US Condemns Mali Violence VOA 25 May 2012 -- The United States has strongly condemned this week's violence in Mali and called on coup leader Amadou Sanogo and his allies to stand aside and allow for the restoration of civilian rule.
  • NEPAL: Divided over federalism IRIN 25 May 2012 -- Just days before Nepal's Constituent Assembly (CA) reaches its fifth deadline to agree on a new constitution on 27 May, the country remains divided over the issue of federalism.

News Reports

  • Secretary-General welcomes further talks on Iran's nuclear capabilities UN News Centre 25 May 2012 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomes the recently concluded talks between Iran and the E3+3 grouping – made up of the United Kingdom, the United States, US, China, France, Germany and Russia – his spokesperson said today.
  • Jalili: Talks held in good atmosphere IRNA 25 May 2012 -- Secretary of Supreme National Security Council of Iran (SNSCI), Saeed Jalili, said here on Thursday that the Tehran-G5+1 talks were held in a good atmosphere.
  • Jalili meets with Ayatollah Sistani IRNA 25 May 2012 -- Secretary of Supreme National Security Council of Iran (SNSCI), Saeed Jalili, met and conferred with Iraqi Religious Leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, here on Friday.
  • First Privately-Built Capsule Docks With Space Station RFE/RL 25 May 2012 -- The first privately built spacecraft to ever be launched into space has docked with the International Space Station (ISS).
  • Islamist Candidate Likely to Face Former PM in Egypt Runoff VOA 25 May 2012 -- Egypt's presidential race appeared headed on Friday to a decisive and polarizing runoff between the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood's candidate and another with strong ties to former President Hosni Mubarak's regime.
  • Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Claims Early Election Lead VOA 25 May 2012 -- CAIRO - As election officials count the vote from Egypt's historic presidential election, the Muslim Brotherhood is claiming its candidate is in the lead. But Mohamed Morsi appears to be just one of several candidates who are doing well in a race that is headed to a run-off.
  • Pakistan Parliament Speaker rules PM Gilani can't be disqualified IRNA 25 May 2012 -- Pakistan Parliament's Speaker has ruled that Prime Minister, Yusuf Raza Gilani, cannot be disqualified in the wake of his last month's conviction for contempt of court after he refused to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.
  • SAHEL: Sharp price hikes cause alarm IRIN 25 May 2012 -- Unexpectedly sharp price rises in April for local cereals like millet, rice and maize in parts of Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad mean many vulnerable people in the drought-hit Sahel could find it even harder to get enough to eat.
  • UN human rights chief concerned over instability and violations in Guinea-Bissau UN News Centre 25 May 2012 -- The top United Nations human rights official said today she remains concerned over continuing instability in Guinea Bissau, following the coup there last month and reports of human rights violations, including the violent repression of a peaceful demonstration, looting and arbitrary detention of civilians.

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