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02 December 2013 Military News

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  • 2 December 2013 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 02 Dec 2013
  • UN: Syria War Crimes Evidence Implicates Assad VOA 02 Dec 2013 -- The United Nations' top human rights official says evidence collected by U.N. investigators implicates Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and members of his inner circle in crimes against humanity and war crimes.
  • Syria militants take part of Syrian Christian town of Ma'loula Iran Press TV 02 Dec 2013 -- Foreign-backed militants operating inside Syria have moved into the center of the Christian town of Ma'loula after several days of fighting.
  • Taiwan belongs to Republic of China: president CNA 02 Dec 2013 -- President Ma Ying-jeou said Monday there should not be any controversy over Taiwan's status because a peace treaty signed between the Republic of China and Japan in 1952 unequivocally recognizes Taiwan as part of the ROC's territory.
  • UN peacekeeping chief in Eastern DR Congo to inaugurate new protection technology, sees progress UN News Centre 02 Dec 2013 -- On a visit to the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today, the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations said that the situation in the region, where civilians have suffered through recurrent insurgencies, showed evidence of improvement, and gave hope for further progress.
  • Ban welcomes successful second round of municipal elections in Kosovo UN News Centre 02 Dec 2013 -- Welcoming the peaceful conduct of local Kosovo elections, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all actors to build on the success of the polls and to continue to constructively in the European Union-facilitated dialogue on normalizing relations between Belgrade and Pristina.
  • Nigerian City Under 24-Hour Curfew After Attack VOA 02 Dec 2013 -- Authorities in Nigeria have imposed a 24-hour curfew in the main northeastern city of Maiduguri after suspected Islamic militants attacked an air force base and army barracks.
  • C.A.R PM Calls for Aid, Foreign Troops VOA 02 Dec 2013 -- The interim prime minister of the Central African Republic says stabilizing his violence-plagued country will require foreign financial aid as well as the deployment of international troops.
  • Mass returns from Saudi risk instability in Yemen IRIN 02 Dec 2013 -- Around 200,000 Yemeni expatriate workers have returned from Saudi Arabia since June, according to estimates from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), amid a sharp escalation in deportations as Saudi authorities crack down on those breaking labour laws - developments that risk increasing poverty and destabilizing the transition in Yemen, say analysts.
  • Education struggling to gear up in Mauritania's Mbera camp IRIN 02 Dec 2013 -- Just 4,298 of the 14,000 primary school-aged children in Mbera refugee camp in eastern Mauritania are enrolled in camp schools, aid agencies estimate. Now that the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is moving on from covering the emergency needs to longer-term issues, agencies are grappling with the challenge of getting enough schools built, improving education quality, and coming up with a continuum plan so that Malian refugee children have decent schools to return to when they go home.
  • France sends 200 new troops to CAR Iran Press TV 02 Dec 2013 -- More than 200 new French troops have arrived in the Central African Republic (CAR) to join an African-led stabilization force in the country.
  • UN envoy stresses urgency of appointing new Premier to maintain Somalia's progress UN News Centre 02 Dec 2013 -- The United Nations envoy in Somalia today highlighted the urgency of appointing a new Prime Minister as soon as possible to maintain the progress made so far in the Horn of Africa nation, after incumbent Abdi Farah Shirdon lost a confidence vote in parliament.
  • Nigerian Militants Leave Path of Destruction Near Maiduguri VOA 02 Dec 2013 -- The Nigerian army says suspected Boko Haram militants attacked military and police installations on the outskirts of the northern city of Maiduguri early Monday - the first major attack in the Borno state capital since the government imposed a state of emergency in May. There has been no official word on the number of dead or wounded on either side.

News Reports

  • China launches probe and rover to moon People's Daily 02 Dec 2013 -- China launched the Chang'e-3 lunar probe with its first moon rover aboard early on Monday.
  • Putin Signs Decree to Establish New Space Corporation RIA Novosti 02 Dec 2013 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed into law a decree to establish a state corporation that will consolidate developers and manufacturers of spacecraft.
  • Putin Signs Decree to Implement Sanctions Against North Korea RIA Novosti 02 Dec 2013 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to implement UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea, the government's legal information website said Monday.
  • Terrorism threat against US increasing: Intel chairs Iran Press TV 02 Dec 2013 -- The leaders of congressional intelligence panels say terrorism threat against the United States is increasing and that the intelligence community has less ability to counter "a growing number of threats.'
  • Who's Who In Ukraine's 'EuroMaydan' Protests RFE/RL 02 Dec 2013 -- RFE/RL looks at the politicians and street organizers driving Ukraine's 'EuroMaydan' protests following President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to reject an EU trade deal under pressure from Moscow.
  • Ukraine protests show signs of coup: PM Iran Press TV 02 Dec 2013 -- Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has criticized the ongoing democratic protests in the country, saying they show 'all the signs of a coup'.
  • Ukrainian PM Says Opposition Planning Coup, As Protests Continue RFE/RL 02 Dec 2013 -- Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov says protests in Kyiv and other cities in the country have 'all the signs of a coup d'etat.'
  • EU, Ukraine Agree to Continue Deal Talks RIA Novosti 02 Dec 2013 -- The presidents of Ukraine and the European Commission on Monday agreed to continue talks regarding association and free-trade deals that Ukraine recently said it would postpone.
  • Putin Condemns Ukraine Protests as 'Pogroms' RIA Novosti 02 Dec 2013 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that events unfolding in Ukraine should not be described as a revolution, but were rather more reminiscent of a "pogrom."
  • Thailand premier refuses to step down Iran Press TV 02 Dec 2013 -- Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has rejected as unconstitutional protesters' demand to step down.
  • Thai Prime Minister Rejects Calls to Step Down VOA 02 Dec 2013 -- Thailand's prime minister says she is open to negotiations to defuse the country's political crisis, but remains unwilling to bow to her opponents' demands to turn over the government to an unelected council. Yingluck Shinawatra also says the country's influential military will remain neutral in the standoff.
  • Egypt police fire tear gas to disperse protesters in Alexandria Iran Press TV 02 Dec 2013 -- Riot police in Egypt's second largest city of Alexandria have fired tear gas at a large crowd of protesters demanding the abolition of a new law that restricts demonstrations.

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