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16 July 2014 Military News

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  • Syrian President Begins Third Term VOA 16 Jul 2014 -- Syrian President Bashar al Assad took the oath of office Wednesday for a third seven year term in office, amid a three-year-old civil war across much of the country.
  • Assad sworn in for third term as Syrian president VoR 16 Jul 2014 -- Bashar al-Assad was sworn in for a new seven-year term as President of Syria for the third time on Wednesday, media reports. 'I pledge to respect the constitution and protect the people of Syria,' he said during a live broadcast on Syrian television at a red carpet ceremony held at the presidential palace in Damascus.
  • Cuba Agrees to Return Lourdes Intelligence Center to Russia - Report RIA Novosti 16 Jul 2014 -- Russia and Cuba have agreed on returning a Soviet intelligence facility in Lourdes near Havana to Russia for use, Kommersant business daily wrote Wednesday.
  • Russian Media: Moscow to Reopen Cuba Intel Base VOA 16 Jul 2014 -- Russia will reopen an intelligence base in Cuba that closed in 2001, according to Russian media reports on Wednesday.
  • Russia regains control of radio facility in Cuba's Lourdes base VoR 16 Jul 2014 -- Russia has retrieved the main Soviet radio interception facility – the signals intelligence center in Cuban Lourdes, the Kommersant newspaper wrote on Wednesday. 'The decision to return to Cuba can be explained by Russia's long strengthened financial capabilities, as well as cooling of relations with the US,' sources in the Russian power structures said.
  • Obama Wants to Improve Intelligence Cooperation With Germany After Spy Scandal RIA Novosti 16 Jul 2014 -- US President Barack Obama in a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel said he wants to improve cooperation in the intelligence field amid the recent spy scandal, according to the statement issued by the White House Wednesday.
  • Swedish Court Rules Wikileaks Founder to Remain in Detention VOA 16 Jul 2014 -- A Swedish court has ruled that Julian Assange will remain in detention in abstentia over allegations of sexual misconduct and molestation.
  • UN human rights chief warns of 'disturbing lack of transparency' for digital mass surveillance UN News Centre 16 Jul 2014 -- The top United Nations human rights official today warned of the "disturbing" lack of transparency in governmental surveillance policies and practices, "including de facto coercion of private sector companies to provide sweeping access to information and data relating to private individuals without the latter's knowledge or consent."
  • Iran not yet agreed to nuclear talks extension: Zarif Iran Press TV 16 Jul 2014 -- Iran's foreign minister says the Islamic Republic has not yet agreed to the extension of the ongoing nuclear talks with the Sextet of world powers beyond the July 20 deadline.
  • Malaysian Tanker Hijacked on South China Sea VOA 16 Jul 2014 -- A Malaysian-flagged oil tanker has been hijacked in the South China Sea and its cargo siphoned. It is the latest in a recent spate of such incidents blamed on sophisticated criminal gangs.



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