13 July 2014 Military News
- Afghan votes audit to take 3 weeks Iran Press TV 13 Jul 2014 -- Afghanistan's two presidential candidates will have to wait for almost a month again in order for a recount of total votes cast in the country's disputed run-off poll.
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- North Korea launches two more missiles into sea VoR 13 Jul 2014 -- North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea Sunday, Seoul's military said, in an apparent show of anger at an upcoming joint military drill between South Korea and the US. The North fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off the east coast at 1:20 and 1:30 am, the South's defense ministry said to AFP.
- Thousands Flee Gaza Homes Under Israel Threat VOA 13 Jul 2014 -- Thousands fled their homes in a Gaza town on Sunday after Israel warned them to leave ahead of threatened attacks on rocket-launching sites, on the sixth day of an offensive that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 160 people.
- UN chief demands end to Israeli-Palestinian fighting UN News Centre 13 Jul 2014 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday voiced alarm that, despite the Security Council's clear demand for a ceasefire, the situation in and around the Gaza Strip appears to be worsening, with grave implications for the safety of both Israeli and Palestinian civilians.
- Israel mobilizes 20,000 troops for possible ground attack along Gaza border VoR 13 Jul 2014 -- Israeli forces take up positions along the Gaza border, waiting for the green light for a possible ground offensive after six days of air strikes, reports Reuters. Israeli army tanks line up on the Gaza border Sunday. A ground war seems likely - especially in the wake of reports that Israeli commandos conducted an overnight raid on Gaza.
- Iraq Government Talks Delayed Again as Fighting Rages VOA 13 Jul 2014 -- Iraq's parliament failed on Sunday to break a damaging political deadlock that is holding up the formation of new government, making no progress on choosing new leaders who could help hold the nation together and confront the Sunni militant blitz that has drawn to within 80 kilometers (50 miles) of Baghdad.
- Iraq parliament adjourns without choosing top posts Iran Press TV 13 Jul 2014 -- Iraq's newly elected parliament has once again failed to take the first steps toward forming a new government.
- Iraqi Parliament Meeting Again Postponed, Amid Deadlock RFE/RL 13 Jul 2014 -- Iraq's parliament has postponed its meeting until July 15 after ending a session that lasted just 30 minutes, with lawmakers still deadlocked over electing a new leadership.
- Twelve killed in fresh clashes in Ukraine Iran Press TV 13 Jul 2014 -- Fresh clashes between pro-Russia forces and Ukrainian troops in eastern Ukraine have left at least a dozen civilians dead.
- Russia Warns Ukraine Of 'Irreversible' Consequences After Shelling RFE/RL 13 Jul 2014 -- Russia has threatened Ukraine with 'irreversible consequences' after a man in Russia was killed from a shell fired allegedly from Ukraine.
- Russia Warns Ukraine After Man Killed Across Border VOA 13 Jul 2014 -- Russia threatened Ukraine on Sunday with "irreversible consequences" after a man was killed by a shell fired across the border from Ukraine, an incident Moscow described in warlike terms as aggression that must be met with a response.
- Ukrainian armed forces launch new attacks on Lugansk, Donetsk regions VoR 13 Jul 2014 -- Ukrainian law enforcement units have launched another attack on both Lugansk and a Donetsk suburb using Grad launchers, Interfax reports the self-defense forces of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics as saying on Sunday. 'Immediate reports suggest that Ukrainian forces are storming the city from Aleksandrovka in an offensive supported by 50 tanks and two fighter bombers,' a spokesman for the self-defense command in Lugansk told Interfax
- UN mission calls for immediate halt to hostilities in Libya UN News Centre 13 Jul 2014 -- The United Nations mission in Libya on Sunday called for a cessation of hostilities in the capital, Tripoli, as well as in Benghazi and other parts of the country, amid reports of heavy clashes and several deaths.
- Significant gaps remain in nuclear talks: Araqchi Iran Press TV 13 Jul 2014 -- A top Iranian nuclear negotiator says significant disagreements remain in the ongoing talks between Iran and the P5+1 aimed at reaching a comprehensive agreement on Tehran's nuclear energy program.
- U.S., Iran Warn Major Disputes Remain At Nuclear Talks RFE/RL 13 Jul 2014 -- The United States and Iran are both warning that major disputes remain in the Vienna talks over Iran's nuclear program.
- No Breakthrough In Iran Nuclear Talks RFE/RL 13 Jul 2014 -- There appeared to be no breakthrough in talks between world powers and Iran, a week before the deadline to strike a landmark nuclear deal.
- No Breakthrough in Key Iran Nuclear Talks VOA 13 Jul 2014 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and three European foreign ministers failed to achieve a breakthrough in nuclear talks with Iran's foreign minister Sunday in Vienna. Working-level talks will continue, but the two sides remain far apart on central issues.
- Taiwan spying on China using drones - media VoR 13 Jul 2014 -- Taiwan has started using unmanned surveillance aircraft to spy on the deployment of Chinese missiles, media reported Sunday.
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