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31 May 2014 Military News

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  • US Warns China at Asia Security Forum VOA 31 May 2014 -- At Asia's largest security forum, China found itself on the defensive with top officials from several countries, including the United States, Japan and Vietnam, calling on Beijing to moderate its behavior amid maritime territorial disputes in the region.
  • Beijing not to stir trouble in South China Sea: Xi Iran Press TV 31 May 2014 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged that his country will not "stir up trouble" in the disputed waters of the South China Sea claimed by six neighboring nations.
  • Beijing calls Hagel's claims of China 'inciting tensions' in S China Sea 'bullying' VoR 31 May 2014 -- China has harshly reacted to the statement of the US Minister of Defense, Chuck Hagel, who, according to the Chinese side, 'made threats', having accused China of inciting tensions in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, the asiaone.com portal reports.
  • African nations vow to fight Boko Haram Takfiri group Iran Press TV 31 May 2014 -- The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says it is taking measures to further cooperate with Central African countries in its fight against terrorism amid deadly militancy by the Takfiri militant group, Boko Haram, in Nigeria.

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  • Turkish Police Tear Gas Protesters VOA 31 May 2014 -- Turkish security forces moved on protesters in a public square in Istanbul on the anniversary of last year's anti-government demonstrations.
  • US Demands Return to Democracy in Thailand VOA 31 May 2014 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has demanded that coup leaders in Thailand release detainees and immediately hold general elections, after Thai military leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha said a return to civilian rule is probably at least a year away.
  • Algeria detects first two cases of MERS virus Iran Press TV 31 May 2014 -- Algeria has reported its first two cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), better known as the MERS virus.



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