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21 December 2013 Military News

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Defense Industry

  • UK ambitions suffer blow as UAE rejects jet deal Iran Press TV 21 Dec 2013 -- Britain has missed out on a multi-billion pound deal to sell 60 Eurofighter Typhoon jet fighters to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after the Persian Gulf state quit talks to buy the aircraft.

Other Conflicts

  • UN mission in South Sudan mourns fallen peacekeepers UN News Centre 21 Dec 2013 -- The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) held a memorial ceremony in Juba, the capital, today for two Indian battalion peacekeepers who died in the 19 December in a brazen attack on its base in the town of Akobo in restive Jonglei state.

News Reports

  • Iran, Sextet resume 3rd day of expert-level talks Iran Press TV 21 Dec 2013 -- Fresh expert-level talks between Iran and six major world powers have entered an unscheduled third day in Geneva aimed at devising mechanisms to implement a landmark interim nuclear deal the two sides reached last month.
  • Obama Says 'No Need' For New Iran Sanctions RFE/RL 21 Dec 2013 -- President Barack Obama has again called on U.S. lawmakers not to pass legislation imposing new sanctions on Iran.
  • US trying to justify NSA spying effort Iran Press TV 21 Dec 2013 -- Director of US National Intelligence James Clapper on Saturday declassified documents that show how the National Security Agency was first authorized to start collecting bulk phone and Internet records inside the United States and in other countries.
  • UK judge rejects Libyan activist case in favor of MI6 Iran Press TV 21 Dec 2013 -- A British High Court judge has thrown out Libyan activist Abdul-Hakim Belhaj’s case in favor of the country’s foreign spying apparatus, MI6, which kidnapped him in a joint operation with CIA in Thailand in 2004.
  • Taiwan, U.S. sign agreement on nuclear energy cooperation CNA 21 Dec 2013 -- Taiwan sealed a deal Friday with the United States to ensure supplies of nuclear fuel and facilities for the island's power plants.
  • Does Russia Deal Change The Game For Maidan Protesters? RFE/RL 21 Dec 2013 -- It's been a month since Ukrainian protesters first gathered on Kyiv's Independence Square on November 21 to express anger at their government's sudden rejection of European integration.
  • In Philippines, Ban pledges solidarity with people of typhoon-hit Tacloban UN News Centre 21 Dec 2013 -- Visiting the storm-ravaged Philippine city of Tacloban, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the resilience of the people and pledged the commitment of the United Nations to keep working with the Government to “build back better and safer” all the communities devastated by super Typhoon Haiyan, which ripped through the archipelago a little over a month ago.
  • Egypt's Morsi to Stand Trial for Prison Breaks, Murder VOA 21 Dec 2013 -- Egyptian prosecutors say ousted president Mohamed Morsi will stand trial on a third set of criminal charges, in an apparent bid to strengthen the legal campaign against the former Islamist leader and his allies.
  • US man jailed for ‘helping Iran space program’ Iran Press TV 21 Dec 2013 -- A Maryland citizen has been sentenced to eight years behind bars for allegedly assisting Iran to launch its first research satellite.
  • NASA Astronauts Complete Orbital Station Repairs Spacewalk RIA Novosti 21 Dec 2013 -- NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins ventured outside the International Space Station on Saturday and completed a series of tasks to repair a broken equipment cooling system.

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