24 November 2012 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- China to launch first self-made aircraft carrier in 2013: report CNA 24 Nov 2012 -- China's first domestically made aircraft carrier will be launched next year and will be commissioned between 2015 and 2016, according to a Hong Kong magazine.
- Russia to Conduct Open Skies Surveillance Flight over US RIA Novosti 24 Nov 2012 -- Russian military inspectors will begin a survey flight this week above the United States under the international Open Skies Treaty, Russia's Defense Ministry has said.
- Ban reiterates support to establish nuclear weapon-free zone in Middle East UN News Centre 24 Nov 2012 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reaffirmed his support to convene a United Nations-sponsored Conference attended by all the States in the Middle East with the aim of establishing a zone free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.
- Nasrallah: Israel cannot win any other war IRNA 24 Nov 2012 -- Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah congratulated the Palestinian resistance and people, and all the honorable people in the world for the victory against the Israeli enemy, considering that 'once against blood has triumphed over the sword'.
- Iran's Ahmadinejad Congratulates Hamas Leader on 'Victory' RIA Novosti 24 Nov 2012 -- Iran's President Mahmud Ahmadinejad phoned Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Saturday to congratulate him on a 'great victory' over Israel.
- DRC Army Accused of Abuses During Retreat from Goma VOA 24 Nov 2012 -- Civilians in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo say soldiers from the Congolese army have been looting homes and raping residents in towns under their control, as they retreat from M23 rebels.
- African Leaders Demand Rebels Leave Goma VOA 24 Nov 2012 -- A meeting of central and east African leaders has ended with calls for the M23 rebel forces to immediately stop fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- Russian Scientist Jailed For Spying Walks Free RFE/RL 24 Nov 2012 -- Russian scientist Valentin Danilov has walked free after serving eight years of a controversial prison sentence on charges of spying for China.
- Imprisoned Russian Scientist Walks Free RIA Novosti 24 Nov 2012 -- Physicist and convicted spy Valentin Danilov walked to freedom on Saturday after serving eight years in prison, pledging that he will continue studying science.
- Egyptian Judges Condemn 'Unprecedented Attack' By President RFE/RL 24 Nov 2012 -- Defiant Egyptian judges have called for "the suspension of work in all courts and prosecution administrations" in protest against a decree granting President Muhammad Morsi extensive new powers.
- Egypt's Top Judges Resist Morsi Decrees VOA 24 Nov 2012 -- Egypt's judiciary has joined the growing opposition to a recent set of decrees by President Mohamed Morsi, which have provoked public outrage. And judges in Alexandria have announced they will go on strike to protest the decrees.
- US Congratulates Sierra Leone President on Re-Election VOA 24 Nov 2012 -- Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma has been sworn into office for a second term after winning last week's election. In a speech Friday to cheering supporters in Freetown, President Koroma promised to fight corruption and attract foreign investment.
- Thousands Rally Against Thai Government VOA 24 Nov 2012 -- Opponents of Thailand's government held a one day rally Saturday, accusing the government of corruption and mal-administration. The government fears the protests are a prelude for violence. Minor clashes occurred when police used tear gas before making arrests with seveal police officers and protestors were reported injured.
- Pakistan Suspends Cell Phone Services RIA Novosti 24 Nov 2012 -- Pakistan will suspend mobile phone networks in big cities to prevent attacks against Shia Muslims during key commemorations this weekend, British media reported on Friday.
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