28 November 2014 Military News
- Afghanistan: Security Council condemns attack on UK embassy vehicle UN News Centre 28 Nov 2014 -- The United Nations Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms the attack yesterday on a United Kingdom embassy vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan, reiterating serious concern at the threats posed by the Taliban, Al-Qaida and other terrorist and extremist groups.
- Readout of Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work's Visit to Afghanistan DoD 28 Nov 2014
- Afghan Troops 'Drive Out' Taliban From Key Southern Base RFE/RL 28 Nov 2014 -- Officials say Afghan security forces have driven out Taliban fighters from a key military base in southern Helmand Province after several hours of heavy clashes.
- Militant attack on army base kills 6 in south Afghanistan Iran Press TV 28 Nov 2014 -- At least six Afghan soldiers have been killed when Taliban militants launched an attack on a major military base in Afghanistan's troubled southern province of Helmand.
Defense Policy / Programs
- US missile system poses 'serious threat' to Asia-Pacific region: Russia Iran Press TV 28 Nov 2014 -- Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov says the United States is a serious threat to the Asia-Pacific region because it is increasing its military presence in the region with nuclear warships and strategic bombers.
- Russia Conducts Naval Drills in English Channel: Navy Sputnik 28 Nov 2014 -- A squadron of ships from the Russian Navy's Northern Fleet is holding drills in the English Channel, the Western Military District's press service said Friday in a statement.
- Russia Test-Launches Bulava Sea-Based Ballistic Missile Sputnik 28 Nov 2014 -- Russia successfully test-fired on Friday a Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from its Borey-class Alexander Nevsky nuclear-powered submarine, the Defense Ministry said.
- Iran to unveil missile-launching destroyer: Cmdr. Iran Press TV 28 Nov 2014 -- Iran's Navy will unveil a domestically-manufactured destroyer capable of carrying helicopters and launching missiles in the near future, an Iranian commander says.
- China Voice: PLA brooks no corrupt figures People's Daily 28 Nov 2014 -- The People's Liberation Army (PLA) is getting tougher on corruption, reflecting the Party's resolution to 'purify' the army.
- US to arm Israel with 3,000 smart bombs Iran Press TV 28 Nov 2014 -- The United States will arm Israel, a key ally in the Middle East, with 3,000 smart bombs as part of Washington's military aid to Tel Aviv.
- Syrian army captures several ISIL positions Iran Press TV 28 Nov 2014 -- Syrian troops have captured several ISIL positions in the cities of Deir al-Zor and Dara'a, killing Takfri terrorists there.
- Deadly Boko Haram attack forces thousands to flee Nigeria for Niger – UN UN News Centre 28 Nov 2014 -- A Boko Haram attack earlier this week on the northern Nigerian town of Dammassak left 50 people dead and forced at least 3,000 to flee to neighbouring Niger's Diffa region, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) reported today.
- Northeast Nigeria: 'Hundreds of thousands have fled' IRIN 28 Nov 2014 -- More than 400,000 people in northeastern Nigeria, who have been forced to flee their homes due to ongoing violence by militant Islamist group Boko Haram, are in 'urgent need' of assistance, humanitarian agencies say. This number is likely to increase as attacks against civilians escalate.
- Over 60 die as blasts rock mosque in northern Nigeria Iran Press TV 28 Nov 2014 -- At least 64 people have been killed and dozens injured in multiple bomb explosions at a mosque in Nigeria's northern state of Kano.
- Bombs, Gunmen Kill Scores in Kano, Nigeria VOA 28 Nov 2014 -- At least 35 people have died in a series of explosions followed by gunfire outside the central mosque in Kano, Nigeria, while the building was crowded with people attending Friday prayers.
- Children in Islamic State Propaganda Send Powerful Message VOA 28 Nov 2014 -- The so-called Islamic State militants appear to be recruiting and training children in Iraq.
- Terrorism hits education, health in Kenya's marginalized Mandera IRIN 28 Nov 2014 -- People in northern Kenya's marginalized Mandera County face a devastating loss of basic services as teachers, healthcare workers and other state employees face calls to leave in the wake of a terrorist attack which claimed 28 bus passengers.
- Lavrov: No Ties Between Anti-Russia Sanctions And Ukrainian Crisis Sputnik 28 Nov 2014 -- Western sanctions against Russia have nothing to do with the task of de-escalating the situation in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.
- Mexican President Proposes Security Reforms in Wake of Students' Killings Sputnik 28 Nov 2014 -- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto put forth a series of reforms to his country's security forces on Thursday, proposing the restructuring of municipal police organizations following the kidnapping and murder of 43 college students in the southwestern city of Iguala on September 26.
- 'The world is on the side of those who are involved in this fight' against Ebola – UN envoy UN News Centre 28 Nov 2014 -- The top United Nations officials leading the fight against Ebola have made an appeal for people who possess skills that are "quite rare" to join the global effort, such as those who can provide patient care, undertake contact tracing and analyze how the outbreak is evolving in remote areas of the virus-affected countries, saying that "deploying more people to the districts is our highest priority."
- Ebola: UN health agency advises male survivors to abstain from sex for 3 months UN News Centre 28 Nov 2014 -- The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today warned that it is possible for the Ebola virus to be present in semen for 3 months after recovery, as the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said it plans to have 2,700 teams operating throughout villages in the remote forest areas of Guinea to educate villagers and monitor the epidemic at the community level.
- North Korean Defector Answers Mystery of Leader's Missing Aunt Sputnik 28 Nov 2014 -- A North Korean defector has said that the Kim Jong-un's aunt, whose disappearance has been the subject of media speculation, committed suicide last year.
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