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26 May 2013 Military News

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  • Syria: Ban urges political solution UN News Centre 26 May 2013 -- Secretary-General expressed extreme concern by the intense fighting in Syria.
  • Kerry Travels to Jordan for Syria Talks VOA 26 May 2013 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry travels from Ethiopia to Jordan Sunday for a World Economic Forum that is expected to include talks on Syria.
  • Syrian Opposition Disputes Prevent Decision on Peace Talks VOA 26 May 2013 -- Syria's main opposition coalition has held unscheduled meetings in Istanbul as internal disputes prevent it from deciding whether to join a U.S. and Russian-backed peace conference with Damascus.
  • Syria Willing 'In Principle' To Attend Geneva Talks RFE/RL 26 May 2013 -- Syria has agreed in principle to attend a proposed international conference in Geneva next month aimed at resolving the country's ongoing civil conflict.
  • Syria to Attend Geneva Peace Conference – Foreign Minister RIA Novosti 26 May 2013 -- Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said Damascus will attend next month’s peace conference in Geneva aimed at helping resolve the country's crisis.
  • Rockets Land in Hezbollah Stronghold in Beirut VOA 26 May 2013 -- Several rockets fired by unknown assailants exploded Sunday in the southern fringes of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, in areas considered a stronghold of the Shi'ite militant group Hezbollah.
  • Somali President says Kenyan Peacekeepers 'Misbehaved' VOA 26 May 2013 -- Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamed has expressed concern about Kenyan peacekeepers in the Somali port city of Kismayo, as the government seeks to regain control of the region.
  • Somali Militants Attack Kenyan Police VOA 26 May 2013 -- The Somali militant group al-Shabab said on Sunday its fighters had killed eight Kenyans, including policemen, in a cross-border raid and had taken two captives back into Somalia.
  • Joint efforts critical to achieve peace in eastern DR Congo – UN chief UN News Centre 26 May 2013 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed that African countries have a “historic opportunity” to end the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and underlined that joint efforts will be critical to stabilize the region.
  • In West Bank Shadows, Repressed Hamas Breathes on VOA 26 May 2013 -- Led by the secular Fatah party, the Western-backed PA has pursued surveillance, firings, arrests and torture to bar its Islamist militant rivals Hamas from public life in the West Bank, since the Palestinian territories were split in 2007 when Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip coastal enclave.
  • Kerry Hopeful on Palestinian Economic Plan VOA 26 May 2013 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says global business leaders are moving to invest as much as $4 billion in the Palestinian economy, to support efforts to find a comprehensive peace plan with Israel.
  • Colombia: Ban welcomes agreement between government and FARC UN News Centre 26 May 2013 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the announcement that the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) have reached an agreement on rural development.
  • Colombia, Rebels Reach Land Reform Agreement VOA 26 May 2013 -- The government of Colombia and the country's largest rebel group, FARC, have agreed on land reform, after more than six months of peace talks.

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