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25 July 2013 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 25 Jul 2013 [PDF]
  • Dempsey Upbeat, Encouraged by Afghan Visit AFPS 25 Jul 2013 -- Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey left Afghanistan upbeat about the progress being made there and encouraged by the attitude of U.S. service members and their partners.
  • Pakistani Taliban Attack Raises New Fears VOA 25 Jul 2013 -- Taliban militants in Pakistan have claimed responsibility for Wednesday's unprecedented suicide gun-and-bomb attack on a regional headquarters facility of the country's main spy agency. Authorities say the raid and ensuing shootout left nine people, including five attackers, dead. The high-profile attack in an otherwise sleepy district has refueled criticism of Pakistan's anti-terrorism campaign.

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  • US Lawmakers: Aid to Egypt Should Continue - for Now VOA 25 Jul 2013 -- Some U.S. lawmakers say there should be no immediate cut-off of American aid to Egypt following the military ouster of President Mohamed Morsi. The future of that assistance was the focus of a Senate hearing one day after the Obama administration announced a delay in the delivery of F-16 fighter jets to Egypt.
  • Egyptian Military Seeks to Consolidate Role VOA 25 Jul 2013 -- Egypt faces another round of rallies Friday, as the military calls on citizens to show support for their maintaining control.
  • North-South Working-level Talks End in Stalemate KCNA 25 Jul 2013 -- The sixth round of the working-level talks between the authorities of the north and the south of Korea for the normalization of operation in the Kaesong Industrial Zone took place in the zone Thursday.
  • DPR Korea: UN teams assessing flood damage from heavy seasonal rains UN News Centre 25 Jul 2013 -- United Nations assessment teams in north-eastern Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) have reached some of the areas most badly affected by two weeks of heavy seasonal rain and could report on the flood damage as early as today.
  • North Korean Leader Makes Rare Public Appearence VOA 25 Jul 2013 -- The North Korean leader made a rare public appearance Thursday morning, kicking off official events as the isolated country begins marking a key anniversary.
  • Ahmadinejad to 'continue serving Iran' Iran Press TV 25 Jul 2013 -- Iran's outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he will continue serving the Islamic Republic after he leaves office.
  • Snowden Russia asylum still under review Iran Press TV 25 Jul 2013 -- American whistleblower Edward Snowden should remain at Russia's Sheremetyevo International Airport for a little longer as his asylum plea is still under review by Russian immigration authorities, his lawyer says.
  • US officials warn Russia against giving refuge to Edward Snowden Iran Press TV 25 Jul 2013 -- US officials have warned Russia against giving refuge to American intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, after reports that he has been given documents to leave Moscow's main airport.
  • US Lawmakers Seek Sanctions on Nations Helping Snowden RIA Novosti 25 Jul 2013 -- US lawmakers on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a measure requiring the federal government to discuss possible sanctions against Russia or any other nation that provides asylum to fugitive former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who is currently holed up in a Moscow airport while seeking temporary refugee status in Russia.
  • US Lawmakers Defeat Amendment to Limit Phone Spying RIA Novosti 25 Jul 2013 -- A legislation aimed at substantially curbing the federal government's ability to collect information about Americans' phone calls failed to pass the US House of Representatives on Wednesday, Washington Post reported.
  • China Indicts Bo Xilai for Bribery, Corruption VOA 25 Jul 2013 -- A court in China has indicted disgraced politician Bo Xilai on charges of corruption and abuse of power. Bo was swept from office more than a year ago following one of China's biggest political scandals and vanished from the public limelight.
  • European Court Says Khodorkovsky Trial Not Political, But Flawed RFE/RL 25 Jul 2013 -- The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that jailed former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky's trial was not politically motivated, but that Russian court procedures violated his rights.
  • Yukos Trial Not Political, But Not Fair - European Court RIA Novosti 25 Jul 2013 -- The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Thursday that the 2005 conviction against Russian businessmen Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev was based on legitimate charges, dismissing their complaint that their prosecution was politically motivated, but found that the hearing of their case was unfair.
  • FM official: Blacklisting Hezbollah not affecting its strategic role in region IRNA 25 Jul 2013 -- Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Thursday that blacklisting Hezbollah's armed wing by the EU would not affect the strategic role played by Hezbollah in the region.
  • Nasrollah: Hezbollah expected European resolution IRNA 25 Jul 2013 -- Lebanese Hezbollah Secretary General Seyed Hassan Nasrollah, by referring to recent action of the European Union against Lebanese Islamic resistance, said that the move of the EU did not wonder us and we were expecting this decision for a long time.
  • Iran Basij force condemns EU for blacklisting Lebanon's Hezbollah Iran Press TV 25 Jul 2013 -- Iran's Basij force has condemned the European Union's recent decision to blacklist the military wing of Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.
  • Senior UN officials condemn assassination of Tunisian opposition leader UN News Centre 25 Jul 2013 -- Condemning the assassination earlier today of a Tunisian opposition leader, the top official of the United Nations and its human rights chief called on the authorities to investigate the murder, and urged Tunisian citizens to stand united against attempts to derail the country's democratic transition.
  • Tunisians Protest After Opposition Leader Assassination VOA 25 Jul 2013 -- Protests have erupted in Tunisia after the killing of outspoken opposition leader Mohamed Brahmi outside his house in the capital, Tunis, the second political assassination in the country this year.

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