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22 November 2012 Military News

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  • Dy FM congratulates new victory to Gaza people, resistance leaders IRNA 22 Nov 2012 -- Deputy Foreign Minister in Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian congratulated Wednesday congratulated new victory to Gaza people and resistance leaders, reiterating that Palestinian resistance gave crashing response to Tel Aviv.
  • Tense Israeli-Hamas Cease-Fire Holding In Gaza RFE/RL 22 Nov 2012 -- Reports suggested a cease-fire agreement between Israel and the Islamist movement Hamas appeared to be holding on November 22.
  • Ceasefire Between Israel, Hamas Comes Into Effect RIA Novosti 22 Nov 2012 -- An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between Israel and the Hamas Islamist group has come into effect, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reported on Wednesday evening.
  • Iran Supplied Gaza with Weapons - Hamas Political Leader RIA Novosti 22 Nov 2012 -- Iran supplied Gazan militants with weapons, Khaled Meshaal, the political leader of Islamist group Hamas, said on Wednesday.
  • Tehran Claims Arms Technology Transfer to Hamas RIA Novosti 22 Nov 2012 -- Iran has transferred arms production technology, but not weapons, to the Palestinian Hamas movement, an Iranian Foreign Ministry source said on Thursday.
  • Israelis Skeptical as Gaza Cease-Fire Takes Hold VOA 22 Nov 2012 -- A cease-fire that ended eight days of deadly fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza is taking hold. But expectations in Israel are low.
  • NATO to Discuss Patriot Missile Request by Turkey RIA Novosti 22 Nov 2012 -- Turkey's request to deploy Patriot missile systems that the country says are necessary to protect its border with conflict-torn Syria will be considered soon, NATO's secretary general said on Wednesday.
  • Russia Warns Against NATO Missiles on Syrian Border RIA Novosti 22 Nov 2012 -- Russia's Foreign Ministry cautioned Thursday against Turkey's intention to deploy NATO Patriot missiles on its border with Syria.
  • Tens of Thousands Flee M23 Fighting Near Goma VOA 22 Nov 2012 -- Tens of thousands of people fled fighting Thursday near the town of Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • DRC: No power, little safe water in Goma IRIN 22 Nov 2012 -- Thirty-one bodies have been collected from streets in and around the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) city of Goma since rebels took it over on 20 November. Ten were government troops (FARDC), the rest, civilians, according to an NGO worker.
  • SRI LANKA: Scraping by with scrap IRIN 22 Nov 2012 -- Every evening when the setting sun creates long shadows against walls and pillars of bombed-out buildings, half a dozen flatbed trucks line up in the northern Sri Lankan town of Mullaittivu. They have become a permanent early evening fixture in this shell of a town, where some of the worst battles during the final phase of the island's civil war were fought in early 2009.

News Reports

  • Egypt's Morsi Grants Himself Sweeping Powers VOA 22 Nov 2012 -- Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has issued a decree granting himself far-reaching powers and ordering retrials of former officials who tried to violently suppress last year's popular revolution against longtime president Hosni Mubarak.
  • Egyptian Leader Orders Retrial in Protester Killings RIA Novosti 22 Nov 2012 -- Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has ordered the retrial of all people accused of attacking demonstrators during the mass protests that led to former President Hosni Mubarak's ouster in February 2011.
  • US Ambassador Revisits Benghazi Controversy VOA 22 Nov 2012 -- America's U.N. ambassador has defended comments she made in the days following the September terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya,
  • PAKISTAN: Inflation hits food security IRIN 22 Nov 2012 -- Despite efforts by the Pakistani government and international organizations, inflation, declining income, natural disasters and stagnating domestic productivity are hampering attempts to achieve food security for the country's 180 million citizens.
  • Dozens Killed In Pakistan Bombings; Taliban Claim Responsibility RFE/RL 22 Nov 2012 -- A suicide bomb attack on a Shi'ite procession in Rawalpindi, near Pakistan's capital, has killed 23 people and wounded 60 others.
  • Pakistani Taliban Vows to Avenge Mumbai Gunman Execution VOA 22 Nov 2012 -- The Pakistani Taliban is vowing to avenge India's execution of the sole surviving Pakistani gunman who took part in the 2008 terror attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai.
  • Sudan Government Arrest 12 Over 'Coup Plot' RIA Novosti 22 Nov 2012 -- The Sudanese government arrested 12 top military officers on Thursday including former national security service head Salah Abdalla Gosh, on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government, Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman said.
  • Afghanistan Also Pinched by Iran Sanctions VOA 22 Nov 2012 -- In the span of a few weeks, the Afghan currency has dropped several points against the dollar. Government officials and money exchangers in Kabul say that Iranian businessmen, hungry for foreign exchange in the face of international sanctions, are buying up dollars from the Afghan economy and driving the Afghani down.



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