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06 January 2015 Military News

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  • Iran never gives up N. rights, says Zarif ISNA 06 Jan 2015 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran would never give up the nuclear rights of the Iranian nation, vowing to defend national interests in the nuclear talks with the P5+1 group.
  • Iran MPs support foreign minister over nuclear talks Iran Press TV 06 Jan 2015 -- Iranian lawmakers have unanimously supported the Iranian foreign minister's remarks on the performance of the country's negotiating team in the nuclear talks with the P5+1 group of world powers.
  • Iran Accuses Saudis of Oil Conspiracy VOA 06 Jan 2015 -- Iranian hard-liners are lashing out at Saudi Arabia, accusing it of conspiring with the West to keep oil prices low in a bid to harm the Islamic Republic's economy and pressure the country to conclude a nuclear deal with West. In retaliation, Iranian hawks are urging restive Shia Muslims in eastern Saudi Arabia to rebel against the ruling House of Saud.
  • Saudi crown prince makes speech in king's lieu Iran Press TV 06 Jan 2015 -- Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has delivered an annual televised speech, which is normally given by the kingdom's monarch, who is currently hospitalized and battling against pneumonia.
  • Saudi King Abdullah Vows to Deal With Falling Oil Prices with 'Solid Will' Sputnik 06 Jan 2015 -- Saudi Arabia will deal with the current global downturn in demand for oil and falling oil prices with a 'solid will,' the Saudi King Abdullah said in a statement on Tuesday.
  • Hezbollah Leader Admits to Existence of Israeli Spy in Top Leadership Sputnik 06 Jan 2015 -- The Deputy Secretary General of the Lebanese political party and militant group Hezbollah appears to have confirmed the arrest of a senior party official on charges of spying for Israel, Lebanon's The Daily Star has reported.
  • Pakistani Parliament Approves Military Courts For Terror Suspects RFE/RL 06 Jan 2015 -- Pakistan's parliament has approved a constitutional amendment enabling military courts to try civilians suspected of terrorism.
  • Pakistan to Establish Courts for Speedy Trial of Terrorism Suspects Sputnik 06 Jan 2015 -- The National Assembly of Pakistan (the lower parliamentary house) approved the 21st Constitutional Amendment and The Pakistan Army (Amendment) Bill 2015 Tuesday granting military courts the ability to try civilian terrorism suspects, the Pakistan Tribune reported.
  • Pakistan Approves Military Courts for Civilian Terror Suspects VOA 06 Jan 2015 -- Pakistan's parliament has approved the creation of special trial courts supervised by army officers to swiftly prosecute civilian terrorism suspects. The move is one of a raft of measures the country has introduced to stem violent extremism after Taliban militants massacred 150 people, almost all of them children, last month.
  • Erdogan Says Anti-Gov't 'Parallel State' Threatens National Security Sputnik 06 Jan 2015 -- Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan said on Tuesday that the 'parallel state' driven by the US-based cleric Fethulla Gulen poses a significant threat to national security, Turkish Anadolu Agency reported.
  • On first visit to hard-hit nations, new UN Ebola mission chief vows scaled-up support to end crisis UN News Centre 06 Jan 2015 -- The new Head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, arrived in Liberia today as part of his first tour of the countries in West Africa most affected by the outbreak of the virus.
  • UN health agency says no Ebola detected in Iraq, calls reports of cases 'rumours' UN News Centre 06 Jan 2015 -- Despite reports of Ebola cases in Mosul in several Iraqi media sources last week, the Iraqi Ministry of Health and the United Nations health agency have confirmed today that no cases of the disease have so far been found in the country.
  • Wave of Arrests Abroad Follow Gambian Coup Attempt VOA 06 Jan 2015 -- The Gambian government's reaction to a December 30 coup attempt has been swift and "unprecedented," according to human rights groups that say dozens of civilians and security personnel have been detained. The story has taken on an international dimension as well with arrests in Senegal and the United States.
  • Bangladesh Police Arrest Key Opposition Leader VOA 06 Jan 2015 -- Police in Bangladesh have arrested the deputy leader of the country's main opposition party following two days of protests that left four dead and dozens more injured.

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