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08 December 2012 Military News

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  • Hamas Marks 25th Anniversary with Mass Rally in Gaza VOA 08 Dec 2012 -- Tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered for a rally in Gaza to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of Hamas. They sang nationalist songs, flashed the victory sign and waved green Hamas flags.
  • UN Official: Refugee Camps in Western Burma 'Shocking' VOA 08 Dec 2012 -- The United Nations humanitarian affairs chief says a Rohingya Muslim refugee camp in Burma for victims of recent inter-communal violence is 'shockingly overcrowded.' Valerie Amos, head of humanitarian affairs for the United Nations, has called on the international community to press Burma to address issues of citizenship for the stateless Rohingya and move forward on reconciliation efforts within the community.
  • Insecurity in Puntland Underscores Somali Militants' Staying-Power VOA 08 Dec 2012 -- NAIROBI - utonomous Puntland region after being driven out of their strongholds in the south. Politicians from Puntland blame the region's government for creating conditions for insecurity.

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  • Egypt's Morsi Expected to Impose Martial Law VOA 08 Dec 2012 -- Egypt's top opposition leaders are boycotting a national dialogue meeting at the presidential palace Saturday, despite appeals by the country's military to resolve the current political standoff at the negotiating table. Meanwhile, Egyptian media warned that President Morsi would soon re-impose martial law.
  • Morsi Presses Ahead Despite Opposition's Talks Boycott RFE/RL 08 Dec 2012 -- President Muhammad Morsi is expected to press ahead with weekend talks on ways to end Egypt's current crisis despite vows by the country's main opposition leaders to stay away.
  • MP: US drones capture proves Iran's capabilities IRNA 08 Dec 2012 -- Member of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Hasan Asafari said on Saturday that capturing of US Scan Eagle drone by IRGC forces proved the high capabilities of Iranian forces in thwarting plots of enemies.
  • Tehran: Azeri Drones on 'Spy Missions' along Iran Border RIA Novosti 08 Dec 2012 -- Azerbaijan is using drones to carry out spying missions along its border with Iran and Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan's ethnic Armenian breakaway republic, Iran's Press TV reported on Saturday.
  • Russia Launches Gazprom Telecoms Satellite RIA Novosti 08 Dec 2012 -- A Proton-M carrier rocket blasted off on Saturday to orbit a Yamal-class telecoms satellite for Gazprom Space Systems (GSS), a telecommunications arm of Russia's energy giant Gazprom.



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