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05 January 2013 Military News

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Other Conflicts

  • Japan scrambles a Chinese plane flying near disputed islands CNA 05 Jan 2013 -- Japanese fighter jets scrambled a Chinese plane flying near islands at the center of a territorial dispute between Tokyo and Beijing, the Japanese Defense Ministry said Saturday.
  • Japan Scrambles Jets over Islands Dispute RIA Novosti 05 Jan 2013 -- Japan scrambled fighter jets on Saturday to intercept a Chinese plane that flew near a chain of islands claimed by both Tokyo and Beijing, NHK Television reported.
  • UN Urges End to Violence in Central African Republic RIA Novosti 05 Jan 2013 -- The UN Security Council has voiced concern over the continuing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) and urged rebels to halt their military offensive.
  • Sudans Agree to Begin Implementation Process VOA 05 Jan 2013 -- Sudan and South Sudan agreed on Saturday to start implementing all outstanding agreements immediately at the close of a two-day summit in Addis Ababa between Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and South Sudanese President Salva Kiir.
  • Reports: C.A.R. Rebels Seize New Territory VOA 05 Jan 2013 -- Reports from the Central African Republic say a rebel coalition has captured at least one more town just days before they are set to begin negotiations with C.A.R. government officials.

News Reports

  • North Korea Eyes Foreign Investment RIA Novosti 05 Jan 2013 -- North Korea is preparing to open up the country's economy to foreign investors and has invited German economic and legal experts for consultations, German media reported on Saturday.
  • Chavez Inauguration May be Postponed – Venezuelan VP RIA Novosti 05 Jan 2013 -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez could be sworn in at a later date if he fails to take the oath of office on January 10 at the National Assembly, Venezuela's vice president said.
  • Venezuela: V.P. Says Chavez Can Continue RFE/RL 05 Jan 2013 -- Venezuela's vice president says Hugo Chavez can continue as president - even if he is unable to be sworn in for a new term on January 10 because of his struggle to recover from cancer surgery in Cuba.
  • Close Chavez Ally Re-elected as Venezuelan Assembly Speaker VOA 05 Jan 2013 -- Venezuela's National Assembly has re-elected Diosdado Cabello as speaker. He is a close ally of ailing President Hugo Chavez and could take over as caretaker leader if Chavez steps down or dies.
  • Libya Confirms Gaddafi Son's Trial in February RIA Novosti 05 Jan 2013 -- Saif al-Islam, the second son of Libya's late leader Muammar Gaddafi, will go on trial within the next month, Justice Minister Salah Maraghni said on Libyan national television.
  • Karzai: Iran-Afghanistan relations in an excellent level IRNA 05 Jan 2013 -- President Hamid Karzai in a meeting with Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili said that relations between the two countries in recent years have deepened and are in an excellent level now.
  • Jalili: Iran-Afghanistan relations consolidated IRNA 05 Jan 2013 -- Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili in a meeting with President Hamid Karzai here on Saturday afternoon called mutual relations consolidated based on deep historical friendship in the days of happiness and sadness.

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