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05 June 2014 Military News

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  • Obama Makes 'No Apologies' on Bergdahl Release VOA 05 Jun 2014 -- President Barack Obama said on Thursday he would make "no apologies" for agreeing to a deal that released Taliban detainee U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, despite controversy in Washington that Congress was not notified ahead of time.

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  • 5 June 2014 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 05 Jun 2014
  • China urges political settlement on Syria issue People's Daily 05 Jun 2014 -- China on Thursday called for all parties involved to adhere to a political settlement on the Syria issue after the country's incumbent President Bashar al-Assad was reelected.
  • Supporters of Syria militants to lose power: Assad Iran Press TV 05 Jun 2014 -- President Bashar al-Assad says the clout of supporters of terrorists operating inside Syria is in decline.
  • Libya's Supreme Court Declares PM's Election Illegal VOA 05 Jun 2014 -- Libya's Supreme Court says one of the country's two rival prime ministers, Ahmed Maitiq, was named 'illegally,' due to the absence of a quorum during the vote. In the country without a permanent constitution and a disputed parliament, the decision appears to leave caretaker Prime Minister Abdallah Thani in charge. But, Thani says no final decision will be made until Monday.
  • Hundreds Killed in Nigeria Militant Attack VOA 05 Jun 2014 -- Gunmen believed to be Boko Haram militants have killed hundreds of civilians in new attacks in northeastern Nigeria.
  • Cameroon Villages Fear Boko Haram Infiltration VOA 05 Jun 2014 -- There is growing concern in Cameroon that the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram is infiltrating villages along the border. The arrest of 18 suspected members of the group has sparked wide criticism that the army is focused only on northern part of the country, and is ignoring other parts of Cameroon's long, winding border with Nigeria.
  • In Nigeria, World Cup Excitement Tempered With Fear VOA 05 Jun 2014 -- As the World Cup in Brazil approaches, Nigerians are looking forward to watching their team compete for the fifth time in the country's history. Recent attacks on football 'viewing centers' have cast a shadow on the event, however, and many fans in Nigeria say for this World Cup, they will stay home.
  • World Leaders 'Deeply Concerned' about Asia Maritime Tensions VOA 05 Jun 2014 -- The Group of Seven industrialized nations said it is 'deeply concerned' about tensions in the East and South China Sea, where Beijing is involved in territorial disputes with its neighbors.
  • Vietnam Shows Boat Ramming Video, China Opposes VOA 05 Jun 2014 -- Vietnam has released a video showing a Chinese vessel sinking a Vietnamese fishing boat last week in the South China Sea.
  • UN tribunals crucial for delivering justice for Rwanda, former Yugoslavia, Security Council told UN News Centre 05 Jun 2014 -- What began as 'bold experiments' in international justice two decades ago have resulted in ensuring accountability for the worst of crimes, officials from the United Nations tribunals dealing with the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda told the Security Council today, as they highlighted ongoing efforts to bring the work of their respective bodies to a close.
  • South Sudan: as rains set in, UN agency boosts aid operations to reach remote areas UN News Centre 05 Jun 2014 -- As the rainy season begins in South Sudan, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has scaled up its emergency response operations with large-scale airdrops to provide remote communities with livelihood kits that will allow them to plant crops, fish waterways and protect livestock from fatal diseases.
  • Iraqi forces repel Samarra terror attack Iran Press TV 05 Jun 2014 -- Iraqi forces in the city of Samarra have foiled an effort by a notorious al-Qaeda-link terrorist group to wage an attack on one of the holiest sites of Shia Muslims.

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