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01 February 2014 Military News

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  • Karzai won't sign security pact with US: NATO Iran Press TV 01 Feb 2014 -- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says Afghan President Hamid Karzai will not sign a security pact with the United States that would allow thousands of foreign troops to stay in Afghanistan after 2014.
  • Two US warships headed to Black Sea ahead of Olympics Iran Press TV 01 Feb 2014 -- Two American warships are headed into the Black Sea in advance of the Winter Olympics in Russia, reflecting concerns about the security of the games.

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  • Ban urges annual Munich security summit to back UN efforts in Syria, DR Congo, South Sudan UN News Centre 01 Feb 2014 -- Amid a global landscape filled with both volatility and opportunity, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged leaders attending an annual security conference in Germany to work together – and with the United Nations –"to build the world of security that people deserve and that is within our power to deliver."
  • Over 136,000 killed in Syria crisis: NGO Iran Press TV 01 Feb 2014 -- The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has put the death toll from the Syrian crisis at more than 136,000.
  • Ban: Syria Talks Need More Seriousness, Urgency VOA 01 Feb 2014 -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says Syria's government and its political opponents should bring greater seriousness and urgency to international efforts to end their conflict. Their first round of talks ended Friday with little progress on how to end the fighting or increase humanitarian access.
  • Syria rejected US talks bid without Kerry apology - FM Muallem Voice of Russia 01 Feb 2014 -- Syria's foreign minister said Saturday his delegation had rejected a US request for direct talks unless Secretary of State John Kerry apologised for his remarks at the Geneva-2 talks.
  • South Sudan rebel leader says president should resign Iran Press TV 01 Feb 2014 -- South Sudan's rebel leader, Riek Machar, says President Salva Kiir should step down, accusing Juba of attempting to sabotage the peace talks aimed at ending the violence in the country.
  • AU force recaptures CAR's Sibut from Seleka fighters Iran Press TV 01 Feb 2014 -- The African Union (AU) peacekeeping force deployed to the Central African Republic (CAR) says it has regained control of the town of Sibut from Seleka fighters.
  • CAR President Vows Protection for Muslims VOA 01 Feb 2014 -- The new president of the Central African Republic, Catherine Samba-Panza, has promised that starting next week, the country's security forces will be re-organized to protect Muslims as well as Christians.
  • World Comes Together to Fund CAR Peacekeeping Mission VOA 01 Feb 2014 -- The African Union says international donors have pledged $314 million to fund an African peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic. The announcement came at the end of a donor conference held at African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.
  • Security Council condemns 'heinous' terrorist attack in northern Lebanon UN News Centre 01 Feb 2014 -- The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the "heinous" terrorist attack which killed at least four people and wounded dozens of others today in Hermel, Lebanon, a town near the country's northern border.

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