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04 January 2013 Military News

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  • Iraq: UN mission condemns wave of attacks during Arba'een commemoration UN News Centre 04 Jan 2013 -- The United Nations political mission in Iraq (UNAMI) today strongly condemned the wave of attacks over the past days which killed and wounded dozens of worshippers participating in the religious Shia Muslim commemoration of Arba'een.
  • Iraq's Sunnis Protest by the Thousands VOA 04 Jan 2013 -- Thousands of Iraqi Sunnis again took to the streets on Friday, demanding an end to what they see as second-class treatment.
  • Shi'ite Cleric Visits Iraqi Church Amid Protests RFE/RL 04 Jan 2013 -- Influential Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has reached out to Iraq's religious minorities, visiting a church and a Sunni mosque in Baghdad.
  • Venezuela's Chavez Suffering From 'Severe' Lung Infection RFE/RL 04 Jan 2013 -- Venezuela's government says President Hugo Chavez is suffering from a 'severe' respiratory infection.
  • Fatah Holds Rally in Gaza VOA 04 Jan 2013 -- Tens of thousands of Palestinians from the Fatah faction held a mass rally in Gaza Friday for the first time since the rival Islamic militant group Hamas seized control of the territory in a brief civil war in 2007.
  • Senior cleric: Iran won't bow out by enemy's economic pressure IRNA 04 Jan 2013 -- Tehran Substitute Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani said enemies' economic pressure against Iran, like pressures they imposed on people during the 8-year war with Iraq's Saddam, would not make nation bow out.
  • Jalili undelines Iran's right to peaceful nuclear technology IRNA 04 Jan 2013 -- Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili once again on Friday reiterated Iran's right to having access to peaceful nuclear energy within the framework of non-proliferation treaty (NPT).
  • Iran committed to resist enemy pressures, sanctions: IRGC Commander IRNA 04 Jan 2013 -- The Iranian nation is committed to resist against the hegemonic powers' pressures and sanctions, Supreme Leader's coordinating representative at the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said here on Thursday.
  • Milky Way Could Contain 100 Billion Planets VOA 04 Jan 2013 -- It seems like hardly a week goes by without another planet being discovered in some far off stellar system, but a new study, released by the California Institute of Technology, indicates there will likely be many, many more such discoveries.



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