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13 May 2014 Military News

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  • 13 May 2014 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 13 May 2014
  • Syria: UN-Arab League Envoy Brahimi resigns UN News Centre 13 May 2014 -- With the international community "hopelessly divided" over how to end more than three years of bloodshed in Syria, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced that he has regretfully accepted the resignation of Lakhdar Brahimi, the Joint United Nations-League of Arab States Special Representative on the crisis.
  • UN Special Envoy to Syria Resigns VOA 13 May 2014 -- The United Nations and Arab League special envoy to Syria, Lakdar Brahimi, has resigned.
  • As China Cracks Down in Xinjiang, Uighurs Turn Up in SE Asia VOA 13 May 2014 -- Ethnic Uighur Muslims in China have long had tense relations with the government, which they accuse of policies aimed at their political and cultural marginalization. For years, some Uighurs have fled China to live abroad. But as China carries out another security crackdown in Xinjiang, activists say rising numbers are arriving in Southeast Asia, where they face an uncertain future.
  • Nigerian Parents ID Daughters on Boko Haram Video VOA 13 May 2014 -- The father of one of the nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria says he recognized his daughter in a video released by militant group Boko Haram.
  • Nigeria Wants Help to Find Girls, Contain Boko Haram VOA 13 May 2014 -- As protesters gear up to mark a full month since hundreds of girls were kidnapped by Islamist militants, Nigerian officials are calling on the international community to not only help find the girls, but develop a long-term plan to 'contain' the insurgency.
  • US deploys surveillance aircraft over Nigeria in search for kidnapped schoolchildren VoR 13 May 2014 -- The US has deployed manned surveillance aircraft over Nigeria to assist in efforts to find schoolchildren kidnapped in April by Boko Haram extremists, a senior Obama administration official told journalists.
  • Emotions Running High in Vietnam Over China Dispute VOA 13 May 2014 -- Tension is rising in Vietnam with protests reported nationwide amid the country's dispute with Beijing over a Chinese oil drilling platform deployed near the Paracel islands.
  • China urges U.S. to 'reflect on' its acts on South China Sea People's Daily 13 May 2014 -- BEIJING, May 13 -- China on Tuesday urged the United States to reflect on its acts on the South China Sea.
  • The South China Sea issue-a test for ASEAN People's Daily 13 May 2014 -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers issued a statement on the South China Sea issue in Myanmar on May 10.
  • The Philippines' tough stance can only end in embarrassment People's Daily 13 May 2014 -- This year, the Philippines' conduct on the South China Sea issue has been bewildering: At first, it pretended to be a victim of China's 'threat of force', complained that China was preventing it from supplying the warship beached on the Ren'ai Reef, and accused China of refusing to accept arbitration on the issue. Then before the quest for sympathy had even had a chance to run its course, the Philippines suddenly adopted a hard line. On May 6, 2014, armed personnel from the Philippines detained a Chinese fishing boat around the Half Moon Shoal in the Nansha Islands, and on the same day a senior military official of the Philippines announced a so-called 'Defense Plan of the South China Sea' through Japanese media channels.
  • Chasing bullets in the DRC IRIN 13 May 2014 -- Her job is to track and trace small arms and ammunition in Africa's conflict zones.
  • Ivoirian refugees return to homelessness IRIN 13 May 2014 -- Tens of thousands of western Côte d'Ivoire residents who fled deadly election turmoil three years ago have returned home, where survival is a daily struggle as more than half of them remain homeless.
  • Bringing perpetrators of serious crimes to justice vital for Libya's transition - ICC Prosecutor UN News Centre 13 May 2014 -- Ensuring that there is no impunity for those alleged to have committed serious crimes in Libya is crucial to bring lasting peace to the country, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) stressed today, as she lamented the slow progress to date in this vital aspect of the democratic transition.
  • Anbar IDPs in Baghdad fear for their safety IRIN 13 May 2014 -- Displaced families who have fled the ongoing violence in Iraq's troubled Anbar Province say anti-Anbar hostility is leaving many too scared to register with the authorities, pushing them into the shadows and cutting them off from aid and public services.

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