05 July 2013 Military News
- At Least 14 Killed in Afghanistan Suicide Bombings VOA 05 Jul 2013 -- Afghan officials say a suicide bomber sneaked into a crowded police dining hall at lunchtime Friday and detonated his explosives, killing 12 people.
- Militant attack kills 12 police in southern Afghanistan PressTV 05 Jul 2013 -- At least a dozen policemen have been killed after a bomber detonated his explosives-packed vest in an officers’ dining hall in Afghanistan's Uruzgan Province.
- Afghan howitzers continue operations in Paktika Army News 05 Jul 2013 -- Over the last four months, the Afghan Field Artillerymen of the 4th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Corps Afghan National Army have made exceptional strides incorporating indirect fires.
- India turns down Afghanistan’s request for supply of lethal weapons IRNA 05 Jul 2013 -- India has turned down Afghanistan's request for supply of lethal weapons, saying it was not 'either in a position or willing' to contribute lethal weapons right now.
- AF, Army unite to protect Transit Center AFNS 05 Jul 2013 -- When faced with a shortfall in manning, an Air Force reservist here devised a plan to join forces with the Army to keep security operations on par.
- Joint STARS: Deployed maintainers saving lives AFNS 05 Jul 2013 -- U.S. and coalition ground forces deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of operations depend on many different airframes and assets to complete their day-to-day operations.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Dempsey Discusses U.S.-Egyptian Military Relations AFPS 05 Jul 2013 -- U.S. and Egyptian military leaders are building on relationships developed over more than 30 years as Egypt goes through political turmoil.
- Missile Defense Test Conducted DoD 05 Jul 2013
- Obama Thanks Troops at White House July Fourth Celebration AFPS 05 Jul 2013 -- President Barack Obama praised and thanked U.S. military members and their families for their service to the nation during an Independence Day celebration.
- USS Nimitz Visits the United Arab Emirates NNS 05 Jul 2013 -- Sailors assigned to the USS Nimitz with embarked Carrier Strike Group 11, Carrier Air Wing 11 and Destroyer Squadron 23 arrived in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, July 5 for a scheduled port visit.
- 7th Fleet Completes Successful Visit to Darwin NNS 05 Jul 2013 -- The U.S 7th Fleet flagship and staff completed an event-filled six day port visit in Darwin, Australia, with a ceremonial celebration on board flagship USS Blue Ridge July 4.
- Sailors train Ugandan forces, prepare for advancement USMC News 05 Jul 2013 -- Sailors assigned to Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa recently completed their second 10-week training engagement with Uganda People’s Defense Force soldiers.
- EOD Airmen remove 35 tons of ordnance from range AFNS 05 Jul 2013 -- Explosive ordnance disposal Airmen perform the annual range clearance at Saylor Creek and Juniper Butte Range complexes, Idaho.
- Dempsey Calls on Americans to Discuss Civil-Military Relations AFPS 05 Jul 2013 -- America’s all-volunteer military has been a success, but society at large and service members must ensure a shared understanding exists between them.
- China Starts Largest-Ever Foreign Naval Drill With Russia RIA Novosti 05 Jul 2013 -- China began its largest-ever naval exercises with a foreign power on Friday, launching a week of fleet drills with Russia in the Sea of Japan.
- Russia, China kick off 'biggest-ever" naval drills in Sea of Japan PressTV 05 Jul 2013 -- China and Russia have begun their biggest-ever joint naval drills in the Sea of Japan amid growing indications of a broad-based enhancement of ties between former Cold War rivals.
- Russia to Field 30 Times More Cruise Missiles by 2020 RIA Novosti 05 Jul 2013 -- Russia will increase its number of cruise missiles by 30 times by the end of the current decade.
- Russian Shipyard Confirms Delivery of 3 Nuclear Subs in 2013 RIA Novosti 05 Jul 2013 -- Russia’s Sevmash shipyard confirmed earlier announced plans to deliver three nuclear-powered submarines to the Russian Navy by the end of this year.
- Indian Carrier Starts Final Trials in White Sea RIA Novosti 05 Jul 2013 -- A Russian-built aircraft carrier refitted for the Indian navy started final sea trials on Friday in the White Sea.
- Italy, Russia to Modernize Diesel Submarine Project RIA Novosti 05 Jul 2013 -- Russia and Italy have decided to optimize their joint next-generation diesel submarine project.
- Armies get smart on energy NATO 05 Jul 2013 -- Energy costs are a significant drain on defence budgets.
- Defence partnership tackles cyber security risks UK MOD 05 Jul 2013 -- The government and a group of Britain's leading defence and security companies are working together to bolster the UK's cyber security.
- Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, 05 July 2013 United Nations 05 Jul 2013
- Russia urges probe of arms to militants in Syria PressTV 05 Jul 2013 -- Russia has called on the UNSC to probe reports that Libyan arms are making their way to Syria.
- Syria: UN human rights office underscores civilian protection UN News Centre 05 Jul 2013 -- The United Nations human rights office said it is “extremely concerned” about up to 4,000 civilians who may be trapped by heavy fighting in and around the Syrian city of Homs.
- Lebanon Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir calls for demo PressTV 05 Jul 2013 -- Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir has called on his supporters in Lebanon to hold a demonstration on Friday.
- Chief of the Defence Staff visits Lebanon UK MOD 05 Jul 2013 -- The Chief of the Defence Staff has visited Lebanon to discuss ways in which the UK can strengthen its defence relationship with the country.
- Rafah crossing closed due to security reasons after attacks in Sinai: Officials PressTV 05 Jul 2013 -- Rafah border crossing has been closed due to security reasons following deadly attacks on Egyptian soldiers in Sinai Peninsula.
- Israeli regime says enjoyed good ties with Egypt under Morsi PressTV 05 Jul 2013 -- The Tel Aviv regime says Israel enjoyed favorable security relations with Egypt under the leadership of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
- Malian Troops Enter Rebel-Held Town Under Peace Deal VOA 05 Jul 2013 -- Mali's army has entered a key rebel-held northern town, following a recent peace agreement.
- Sudan: UN peacekeeping chief urges parties in Darfur to cease hostilities amid renewed clashes UN News Centre 05 Jul 2013 -- Top United Nations peacekeeping official has urged all parties to try and defuse the intensified conflict in Darfur.
- Amid ongoing insecurity, UN voices concern for civilians in Central African Republic UN News Centre 05 Jul 2013 -- The United Nations refugee agency said it is extremely concerned for IDPs and refugees in the Central African Republic.
- Insecurity Hampers Aid Deliveries In CAR VOA 05 Jul 2013 -- The United Nations refugee agency says instability in the Central African Republic is limiting access to hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people and refugees in desperate need of assistance.
- Bomb attacks in Iraq leave eight people dead PressTV 05 Jul 2013 -- At least eight people have been killed and many others wounded in two bomb attacks in Iraq.
- Experts: Looking Beyond Egypt's Latest Revolution VOA 05 Jul 2013 -- Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, took office on June 30, 2012, only to be deposed by the military after barely completing his first year in office.
- Obama Faces Tough Choices on Egypt VOA 05 Jul 2013 -- President Barack Obama is facing difficult choices in shaping U.S. policy toward Egypt after the Egyptian military ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
- Egypt: Ban says all sides must work for peaceful return to civilian rule UN News Centre 05 Jul 2013 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban urged the security forces to protect the protesters and called on the Egyptian people to demonstrate “exclusively by peaceful means.”
- Muslim Brotherhood vows non-stop protests until Morsi returns PressTV 05 Jul 2013 -- Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood vows to continue unabated string of mass protests outside the presidential palace in Cairo until the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, returns to power.
- Egyptian Military Clashes With Muslim Brotherhood Supporters VOA 05 Jul 2013 -- Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and demonstrators who oppose him clashed late Friday in central Cairo.
- Pro and Anti-Morsi Marchers Battle in Cairo Streets VOA 05 Jul 2013 -- The Egyptian military has moved in to break up street battles between supporters and opponents of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.
- Egyptian Army and Morsi Supporters Clash VOA 05 Jul 2013 -- Gunfire broke out Friday in Cairo in a clash between supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and government troops, and clashes were reported in other locations around the country.
- Clashes Reported As Morsi Backers Rally In Cairo, Other Cities RFE/RL 05 Jul 2013 -- Several supporters of ousted Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi were said to have been wounded by gunfire as a crowd tried to march toward barracks in Cairo where he was being held.
- Dozens injured in pro, anti-Morsi clashes in Beheira PressTV 05 Jul 2013 -- Dozens of people have been injured as supporters and opponents of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi clashed in the Nile Delta province of Beheira.
- Egypt Braces for New Round of Protests VOA 05 Jul 2013 -- Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood called for mass protests Friday against the military-backed ouster of President Mohamed Morsi.
- Egypt Military Backs Right To Protest RFE/RL 05 Jul 2013 -- Egypt’s military has pledged to guarantee the right to protest but warned against actions that could threaten national security.
- Iranian Ayatollahs on Egyptian Crisis RFE/RL 05 Jul 2013 -- "Islamic Awakening" was the Iranian establishment's term of choice for the popular uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa.
- UN official urges Egyptians to restore rule of law, ensure protection of human rights UN News Centre 05 Jul 2013 -- A top United Nations official today urged all parties in Egypt to ensure calm and the protection of human rights.
- African Union Suspends Egypt VOA 05 Jul 2013 -- The African Union announced that Egypt’s membership has been suspended due to the military action in Cairo that deposed President Mohamed Morsi and suspended the nation's constitution.
- African Union suspends Egypt after Morsi ouster PressTV 05 Jul 2013 -- A senior official of the African Union (AU) says the Union has suspended Egypt membership after the military ousted president, Mohamed Morsi.
- Britain softens condemnation of Egypt’s military intervention in politics PressTV 05 Jul 2013 -- British Foreign Secretary William Hague says his country will continue to work with Egypt's interim authorities despite not supporting the military intervention.
- Turkish PM Condemns Removal of Morsi VOA 05 Jul 2013 -- Unlike its key Arab allies, Turkey has condemned the overthrow of the Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.
- Turkey says ouster of Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi ‘unacceptable’ PressTV 05 Jul 2013 -- Turkey has denounced the overthrow of Egypt’s democratically-elected President Mohamed Morsi as an ‘illegitimate’ military coup, saying Ankara does not accept the move.
- DPR Korea: UN human rights probe begins work UN News Centre 05 Jul 2013 -- The United Nations panel set up to investigate human rights violations in the DPRK began its work.
- Pakistani PM Says China Ties 'Sweeter Than Honey' RFE/RL 05 Jul 2013 -- Visiting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has met with his Chinese counterpart, Premier Li Keqiang.
- China's Anti-Corruption Drive Uncovers Scandals VOA 05 Jul 2013 -- China’s high-profile anti-corruption push continues to make headlines, with a regular stream of officials brought down for abusing power.
- South Africa: Mandela Not in Vegetative State VOA 05 Jul 2013 -- The South African government has denied a report that former president Nelson Mandela is in a vegetative state.
- President Says Mandela Not In 'Vegetative State' RFE/RL 05 Jul 2013 -- South Africa’s president says anti-apartheid icon and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela is not in a “vegetative state.”
- Mugabe Threatens to Pull Zimbabwe Out of SADC VOA 05 Jul 2013 -- Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe launched his campaign to extend his 33 years in power by threatening to pull his country out of the Southern African Development Community.
- Prosecutor Seeks Six-Year Jail Term As Navalny Trial Concludes RFE/RL 05 Jul 2013 -- Russian prosecutors have demanded a six-year jail sentence for opposition leader Aleksei Navalny.
- No Breakthroughs in Australia-Indonesia Talks VOA 05 Jul 2013 -- Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd met his Indonesian counterpart, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, for talks that focused on trade and border security.
- Kenya Farmers Call on Britain to Reverse Khat Ban VOA 05 Jul 2013 -- Kenyan politicians and khat traders are calling on the government to initiate talks with British officials to reverse the ban on khat.
- Vatican Approves Sainthood for Pope John Paul II VOA 05 Jul 2013 -- The Vatican says the late Pope John Paul the Second will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church.
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