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30 March 2015 Military News

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  • Iran Nuclear Talks at Critical Stage VOA 30 Mar 2015 -- Negotiations on Iran's nuclear program in Switzerland entered a critical stage Monday as top diplomats from six world powers and Tehran tried to reach agreement on key details of a possible accord.
  • Iran Nuclear Negotiations Intensify Ahead Of Deadline RFE/RL 30 Mar 2015 -- Negotiations are intensifying in Switzerland as a deadline to reach a preliminary deal on Tehran's nuclear program looms, with differences still remaining.
  • Iran to Announce Number of Nuclear Centrifuges After March Sputnik 30 Mar 2015 -- The exact number of centrifuges for Tehran's peaceful nuclear program will be specified after the March deadline, a source in the Iranian delegation told Sputnik on Monday.
  • P5+1 Foreign Ministers Meeting Intense, Optimism Exists to Reach Results Sputnik 30 Mar 2015 -- The session of foreign ministers from the P5+1 Group and Tehran was intensive, but optimism hangs in the air on reaching results on Iran's peaceful nuclear energy aspirations, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said.
  • Araqchi: No deal yet but many issues resolved IRNA 30 Mar 2015 -- No deal on the Iranian nuclear program has been struck yet but many issues have been resolved, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said Sunday.
  • Saudi Arabia Criticizes Putin Over Letter To Arab Summit RFE/RL 30 Mar 2015 -- Saudi Arabia has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of hypocrisy over Russia's role in the Syrian civil war.
  • Turkish President Warns Iran About Trying to Dominate Middle East VOA 30 Mar 2015 -- Turkey's president warned it will not tolerate Iran dominating the Middle East, amid growing concerns inside the country that it will be sucked into a sectarian conflict with its neighbor. Observers warn that Turkey's newly-assertive policy has risks, given that relations with most of its neighbors are strained.
  • Early Nigeria Results Show Buhari Leading; Tampering Concerns Mount VOA 30 Mar 2015 -- Early results in Nigeria's closely contested election showed former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari leading incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, election officials said late Monday.
  • Concerns Mount of Possible Tampering as Nigeria Tallies Votes VOA 30 Mar 2015 -- Nigerian election officials sifted through millions of votes from this weekend's national elections Monday, as questions emerged about the tallying process and tensions rose in some states about possible vote-rigging.
  • Uzbek President Karimov Reelected,OSCE Criticizes Vote RFE/RL 30 Mar 2015 -- Uzbekistan's Central Election Commission (CEC) says incumbent President Islam Karimov has easily won reelection in a vote criticized by international observers and denounced by opponents abroad.
  • NSA considered ending phone spying program: Report Press TV 30 Mar 2015 The US National Security Agency (NSA) spying program incurred considerable costs in terms of money and civil liberties, current and former intelligence officials say.
  • NSA Considered Ending Phone Records Program Before Snowden Leak Sputnik 30 Mar 2015 -- Months before Edward Snowden leaked the National Security Agency's secret program of collecting and storing Americans' phone records, some NSA officials were proposing an end to the practice arguing that the costs outweighed its counter-terrorism benefits, the Associated Press reports.
  • Countries rushing to join AIIB People's Daily 30 Mar 2015 -- Countries are rushing to join the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as the application deadline draws near, but the United States remains conspicuously absent.
  • China Focus: Anti-graft 'Sky Net' frightens fugitive officials People's Daily 30 Mar 2015 -- The new anti-graft 'Sky Net' campaign helped return two suspects back to China on Saturday.
  • Sierra Leone's missing Ebola millions IRIN 30 Mar 2015 -- More than half of US$18 million of treasury and public donation funds supposedly spent on fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone, where the disease has claimed 3,764 lives, lacks complete paperwork and almost a third is officially "unaccounted for" according to an audit report.
  • Sierra Leone's 3-Day Ebola Lockdown is Over VOA 30 Mar 2015 -- Sierra Leone's three-day lock down has come to a close. People were told to stay at home across the country while volunteers went door to door educating people on Ebola prevention and encouraging sick people to seek treatment.



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