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19 March 2015 Military News

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  • Islamic State Claims Attack at Tunisia Museum VOA 19 Mar 2015 -- The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Thursday for the deadly attack on Tunisia's national museum that killed 23 people, mostly foreign tourists.
  • Tunisian Parliament Calls Day of Solidarity After Deadly Attack VOA 19 Mar 2015 -- Tunisia's parliament called for a day of solidarity after gunmen opened fire at one of the capital's top tourism sites, killing 19 people and wounding more than 40 others.
  • France unveils new rules on mass communication surveillance Press TV 19 Mar 2015 -- The French prime minister has unveiled a set of phone and internet spying rules against suspected terrorists, saying the country has never faced so great a terrorist threat.
  • French Bill Aims to Broaden Surveillance Powers VOA 19 Mar 2015 -- Two months after the Paris shootings, and a day after attacks across the Mediterranean Sea in Tunisia, France has unveiled new legislation to eavesdrop on potential jihadists and other terrorist suspects. Some groups are concerned it may threaten civil liberties.
  • No nuclear deal unless agreement reached on 'everything': Iran diplomat Press TV 19 Mar 2015 -- A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says Tehran and the P5+1 group need to agree "on everything" during their discussions in order to strike a binding comprehensive accord on Tehran's nuclear program.
  • Netanyahu: Israel, US Each Other's Greatest Allies VOA 19 Mar 2015 -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the United States and Israel are each other's greatest allies and have no choice but to work together.
  • Thai Supreme Court Allows Criminal Case Against Former PM VOA 19 Mar 2015 -- Thailand's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a criminal case against the country's last elected prime minister could proceed. If convicted, Yingluck Shinawatra could be imprisoned for a decade. Her supporters see this as part of the junta's campaign to permanently eliminate the Shinawatra clan from Thai politics.
  • China Voice: China-proposed AIIB is a gift to world People's Daily 19 Mar 2015 -- As countries continue filing applications to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the eagerness for participation indicates an unmet niche for such a service.
  • More EU members to join China-led AIIB bank People's Daily 19 Mar 2015 -- The president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, on Tuesday welcomed the planned participation of a number of EU nations in Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
  • What terrorism does: Fear and anger for Christians after Pakistan bombs IRIN 19 Mar 2015 -- Fears are running high in the homes of the over 70,000 Christians in Youhanabad, a settlement in Lahore - the capital of Pakistan's populous Punjab province.
  • Tajik Leader Calls For 'Secular' Development Concept RFE/RL 19 Mar 2015 -- Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has called on prominent citizens in the Central Asian nation to outline a long-term 'national development concept' that would establish a 'democratic and secular country based on the rule of law.'
  • Obama Urged To Recognize Mass Killings Of Armenians As Genocide RFE/RL 19 Mar 2015 -- Members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a resolution on March 18 urging President Barack Obama to recognize the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman soldiers during World War I as genocide.
  • Explainer: Many Winners, But Some Big Losers As Oil Prices Drop RFE/RL 19 Mar 2015 -- The price of oil has fallen 60 percent in less than a year. Earlier this month, it looked as if that collapse might have ended with a brief recovery, but this week prices began slumping once again.
  • Guinea reports highest weekly Ebola case total so far this year, new UN data shows UN News 19 Mar 2015 -- The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has reported the highest weekly number of Ebola cases in Guinea so far this year and noted that while transmission was confined to a narrow geographically contiguous arc straddling the capitals of Guinea and Sierra Leone, the population is highly mobile, thus creating a challenge "to prevent the seeding of new outbreaks."
  • Beyond the outbreak: leading expert on what the Ebola crisis can teach us IRIN 19 Mar 2015 -- New cases of Ebola are now tailing off in Liberia and Sierra Leone, and research scientists are racing against time to learn as much as possible about what is normally a rare disease. One of those scientists is Dr Jimmy Whitworth, who has just taken up a new post as professor of international public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, leading a three year project on epidemics and preparedness.
  • Sierra Leone to lockdown 2.5 mn to stem Ebola crisis Press TV 19 Mar 2015 -- Sierra Leone has announced plans to confine nearly 2.5 million of people to their homes across the capital of Freetown as well as in north of the country for three days in a bid to curtail the deadly Ebola epidemic.
  • Iran's Influence in Iraq Deeper Than Assumed VOA 19 Mar 2015 -- Just five years ago, the United States was involved in nearly every aspect of Iraq's life, from economic reconstruction to political development to military cooperation. Now, analysts say, regional power broker Iran dominates the Iraqi landscape.
  • Iraq Surveys Show Growing Economic Worries VOA 19 Mar 2015 -- New surveys of people across Iraq show growing economic worries, more support for the new prime minister than the previous leader, and continued sharp divisions along sectarian and ethnic lines.



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