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06 March 2015 Military News

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  • Nemtsov Relative Believes One Word May Have Cost Politician His Life RFE/RL 06 Mar 2015 -- From Islamist extremists to spurned lovers to Russian President Vladimir Putin, speculation continues to swirl about who killed opposition leader Boris Nemtsov last week, a stone's throw from the Kremlin, and why.
  • Reporter's Notebook: How Putin's Television Covered The Nemtsov Killing RFE/RL 06 Mar 2015
  • Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Released From Jail RFE/RL 06 Mar 2015 -- Prominent Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny has walked out of a Moscow detention center and vowed to continue challenging President Vladimir Putin's government folling the slaying of Kremlin critic Boris Nemstov.
  • Turkey Cracks Down on Political Dissent, Again VOA 06 Mar 2015 -- Prosecutors are increasingly demanding jail time for people engaging in political dissent – from a former beauty queen to a top newspaper editor. And their efforts are likely to intensify in the run-up to June's general election even as human rights groups voice alarm over the crackdown.
  • Iran Nuclear Talks Intensify Ahead of March 31 Deadline VOA 06 Mar 2015 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the foreign ministers of Germany, Britain and France will meet in Paris on Saturday to discuss the status of talks with Iran, ahead of the March 31 deadline for a framework agreement.
  • Mousavian says nuke deal could lead to US-Iran cooperation on Daesh IRNA 06 Mar 2015 -- As nuclear talks enter a crucial stage, a nuclear deal between Iran and P5+1 group could pave the way for possible cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Daesh, Iran's former nuclear negotiator has said.
  • Sanctions, agreement don't go together: Zarif IRNA 06 Mar 2015 -- Western economic sanctions should be lifted completely, rather than gradually, before an agreement can be reached in talks on the Iranian nuclear issue, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted saying.
  • Slaying Of Tajik Opposition Leader Draws Nemtsov Comparisons RFE/RL 06 Mar 2015 -- Umarali Quvatov was a fierce critic of Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, the founder of a banned opposition party considered to be extremist by Dushanbe, and a tycoon-in-exile who faced fraud charges at home.
  • Tajik Opposition Tycoon Quvatov Killed In Istanbul RFE/RL 06 Mar 2015 -- Fugitive Tajik opposition politician and businessman Umarali Quvatov has been killed in Turkey, associates and officials said.
  • History, Religion Hamper Efforts to Counter IS Propaganda VOA 06 Mar 2015 -- The militant group that calls itself the Islamic State (IS) has proved adept at radicalizing young Muslims, and Western countries, including the U.S., are finding that history and long-held beliefs in the Middle East put them at a disadvantage when countering IS's recruitment efforts.
  • Edward Snowden: 21 Countries Refused Me Asylum Under US Pressure Sputnik 06 Mar 2015 -- the Oscar-winning documentary about his role in revealing the US government surveillance program – Edward Snowden made a surprise appearance. But instead of attending in the flesh, the audience saw Snowden the same way we've all been forced to: via live video link from Moscow.
  • Saudi Arabia reports 10 more MERS-linked deaths Press TV 06 Mar 2015 -- The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has killed 10 more people in Saudi Arabia over the past week, raising health officials' concern about containment of the deadly virus.
  • British Man Arrested for Hacking Into US Dept of Defense Sputnik 06 Mar 2015 -- Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) confirmed that a 23-year-old man from Sutton Coldfield in the British Midlands region was arrested and accused of taking part in the cyber attack, where hackers obtained the details of about 800 of the department's staff, including email addresses and phone numbers.
  • NASA Scientists Find Compelling Evidence of Large, Ancient Ocean on Mars Sputnik 06 Mar 2015 -- located in Hawaii and in Chile – to track changes to the Martian atmosphere over six years and specifically look at how different forms of water molecules in the Martian air varied in different places through changing seasons.
  • NASA's Dawn Mission Arrives to Mysterious Dwarf Planet Ceres Sputnik 06 Mar 2015 -- NASA's Dawn mission completed its trip to the dwarf planet Ceres, making the probe the first human-made object to visit one of the dwarf planets in our solar system.

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