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31 December 2012 Military News

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  • New Year, New Problems for Egypt's Morsi RIA Novosti 31 Dec 2012 -- Six months into his presidency, as a New Year starts, President Mohamed Morsi finds himself facing tough decisions that may cause his declining popularity to diminish further.
  • Venezuelan Leader Suffers 'New Complications' RFE/RL 31 Dec 2012 -- Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro spoke on state television on December 30 to announce President Hugo Chavez has suffered 'new complications' after cancer surgery in Cuba.
  • Bombing Case Reopened Against Turkish Writer VOA 31 Dec 2012 -- Turkey is facing growing domestic and international pressure over the reopening of a bombing case against writer and sociologist Pinar Selek. The case has become the focal point of ongoing concern over Turkey's judiciary despite a decade of reform.
  • Secular Pashtun Leaders Call For Decisive Pakistani Action Against Terror RFE/RL 31 Dec 2012 -- Two prominent secular ethnic Pashtun politicians in Pakistan have called on Islamabad to take decisive action to end extremist sanctuaries in the country's northwestern tribal areas.
  • UN chief condemns latest violence in Pakistan, calls for perpetrators to be brought to justice UN News Centre 31 Dec 2012 -- Appalled by the "escalating terrorist violence" in Pakistan, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spoken out on the matter, calling for those responsible to be held accountable, according to his spokesperson.
  • Al-Qaida in Yemen Offers Bounty for US Ambassador VOA 31 Dec 2012 -- The Yemen-based branch of al-Qaida has offered a bounty for anyone who kills the U.S. ambassador to Yemen or an American soldier in the impoverished Arab state, a group that monitors Islamist websites said.
  • 23 Killed as Iraq Bombings Target Pilgrims VOA 31 Dec 2012 -- Iraqi authorities said a wave of bombings across the country has killed at least 23 people in the latest apparent effort by militants to undermine confidence in the security forces.



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