10 May 2015 Military News
- Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort Named 'Operation Sahayogi Haat' AFPS 10 May 2015 -- U.S. military earthquake relief efforts in Nepal led by Joint Task Force 505 have been named "Operation Sahayogi Haat," which means "Helping Hand" in Nepali, by U.S. Pacific Command based out of Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii.
- US drone strike kills 13 in eastern Afghanistan Press TV 10 May 2015 -- At least 13 people have been killed in the latest drone strike carried out by the United States in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar, Press TV reports.
- Taliban militants capture Jawand District in Badghis Press TV 10 May 2015 -- Taliban militants have reportedly captured Jawand District in Afghanistan's northwestern province of Badghis.
- Afghan President Asks for Patience in Search for Peace VOA 10 May 2015 -- "A fundamental change of this kind requires some patience," Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani said Sunday while talking about the prospects of peace and a negotiated settlement with the Afghan Taliban.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Siil / Steadfast Javelin kicks off in Estonia NATO 10 May 2015 -- The largest mobilisation exercise Siil/Steadfast Javelin is currently underway in Estonia after the country restored its armed forces two decades ago.
- Japan, Philippines to stage joint naval drill Press TV 10 May 2015 -- Japan and the Philippines are planning to hold a joint naval drill in the South China Sea, military sources in the Philippines say.
- Brazil to Send Inquiry About Russian Pantsir-S1 Missile Systems' Purchase Sputnik 10 May 2015 -- Brazilian Minister of Defense Jaques Wagner said that Brazil will send an official inquiry about the potential purchase of the Russian Pantsir-S1 missile system.
- Russian Aerospace Defense to Get New Radars, Shed Older Models Sputnik 10 May 2015 -- Russian Aerospace Defense Forces (VKO) want to get rid of older radar models for the benefit of newer generation.
- Waiting List for Russian Pantsir-S1 Missile System Backed Up to 2019 Sputnik 10 May 2015 -- There is already 'a queue' for the Russian Pantsir-S1 surface-to-air missile system, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Saturday.
- Saleh formally declares alliance with Yemen's Houthis Press TV 10 May 2015 -- Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen's former president, has formally announced his allegiance to the revolutionary Ansarullah Houthi movement, lashing out at Saudi Arabia over a 'cowardly' aggression against the Yemeni people.
- Five killed in fresh Saudi assault on Yemen's Hajjah Press TV 10 May 2015 -- A fresh air attack by Saudi warplanes in Yemen's eastern Hajjah province has left at least five people killed.
- Yemen army agrees to Riyadh plan for five-day halt to Saudi military attacks Press TV 10 May 2015 -- The Yemeni army has voiced consent to Saudi Arabia's plan for a five-day halt to its military attacks against Yemen with the ostensible aim of facilitating humanitarian aid to civilians in the impoverished Arab state.
- Yemeni tribesmen attack Saudi military post near border Press TV 10 May 2015 -- Armed Yemeni tribal men have launched an attack on a military post in southwestern Saudi Arabia in retaliation against the Riyadh regime's deadly air strikes on the neighboring nation.
- Malaysian Forces Join Saudi-led Yemen Operation Sputnik 10 May 2015 -- Malaysian troops arrived in Saudi Arabia to join the Riyadh-led coalition against the Shiite Houthi group in Yemen, Saudi media reported Sunday.
- Yemen conflict is taking 'dreadful toll' on civilians: UN top relief official UN News 10 May 2015 -- The conflict in Yemen is taking a dreadful toll on civilians, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the country has warned, as he also expressed deep concern over yesterday's airstrikes on the city of Sa'ada, where scores of civilians were reportedly killed.
- Syrian army, Hezbollah drive militants out of Qalamoun region Press TV 10 May 2015 -- Syrian government forces backed by fighters from the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah have managed to drive militants out of an area in the strategic Qalamoun region, north of Damascus and along the border with neighboring Lebanon.
- Merkel, Putin Hold Talks In Moscow RFE/RL 10 May 2015 -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there was still no genuine cease-fire in Ukraine, where fighting continues despite a shaky truce deal reached in February in Minsk.
- Merkel Urges More Russian Action to Halt Ukraine Fighting VOA 10 May 2015 -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Russia Sunday to do more to urge pro-Russian separatists to abide by a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine and end fighting with Kyiv's forces.
- Nearly 50 dead, over two dozen injured in North Waziristan tribal clashes Press TV 10 May 2015 -- Clashes between two tribes in Pakistan's North Waziristan over disputed mountain territory have claimed the lives of nearly 50 people and left tens of others wounded.
- 10 Rival Groups Sign Peace Deal in Central African Republic VOA 10 May 2015 -- The government of Central African Republic and 10 armed groups signed a peace deal Sunday aimed at ending two years of fighting that has killed thousands.
- Senate to deter nuclear deal enactment only for 2 months: Araqchi IRNA 10 May 2015 -- Iran's senior nuclear negotiator said US Senate's intervention can delay execution of a deal only for about 2 months, a lawmaker said on Sunday.
- Iran has been serious in nuclear talks: Speaker IRNA 10 May 2015 -- Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday Iran has always been serious and determined in the nulcear negotiations adding upon mutual honesty and seriousness of the other party, the talks can result in expected results.
- Salehi: Nuclear talks progressing well IRNA 10 May 2015 -- Head of Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi said on Sunday that nuclear talks between Iran and P5+1 Group are advancing well and Iranian negotiators are defending sovereignty rights and national interests properly.
- Iran not interfering in Iraq: President Fuad Masum ISNA 10 May 2015 -- Iraqi President Fuad Masum dismissed allegations that the Islamic Republic interferes in Iraq, saying Tehran's support for Baghdad in the fight against ISIL terrorists has been out of brotherly intentions.
- Iran reaffirms support for Iraq security, stability Press TV 10 May 2015 -- A senior Iranian official says Iraq's stability and security is key to regional security, stressing that the Islamic Republic will proceed with its support for the Iraqi government and nation.
- Nemtsov Report On Putin And Ukraine War To Be Released RFE/RL 10 May 2015 -- On the evening of February 25, the Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov came to his friend, Ilya Yashin, to ask for help with his latest investigation: a sensitive report on Russian soldiers secretly fighting in Ukraine.
- US Congress Mulls Future of Federal Bulk Data Collection VOA 10 May 2015 -- This week brings increased pressure on U.S. lawmakers to reform or reauthorize the National Security Agency's ability to gather domestic telephone records for anti-terrorist purposes, because the program expires at the end of this month.
- US spy agency asked German intelligence to snoop on Siemens: Report Press TV 10 May 2015 -- The US National Security Agency asked German intelligence service to spy on the European country's technology giant Siemens, a new report reveals.
- NSA Asked German Help in Spying on Siemens Over Alleged Ties With Russia Sputnik 10 May 2015 -- The US National Security Agency (NSA) requested its German counterparts to help them spy on the Germany-based technology giant Siemens, who they claimed had ties with Russia, Bild am Sonntag weekly reported Sunday citing an unnamed intelligence source.
- IS Constructs A 'Can-Do' Image In Mosul RFE/RL 10 May 2015 -- For the Islamic State (IS) group, appearances are everything. That's why, in recent days, the militant group has focused its propaganda efforts on positive developments in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
- US Security Chief Warns of 'New Phase' in Terrorist Threat VOA 10 May 2015 -- The worldwide terrorist threat has entered a 'new phase,' where media savvy Islamist extremists are successfully attracting so-called 'lone wolf' attackers to their cause, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned Sunday.
- Fighting Ends In Northern Macedonia RFE/RL 10 May 2015 -- Fighting between security forces and members of an armed group in the northern Macedonian town of Kumanovo has ended after nearly two days of violence and many casualties.
- Macedonian President: Police Prevented Widespread Terrorist Attack VOA 10 May 2015 -- Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov said police prevented what he calls a 'coordinated terror attack' after an armed group battled officers in northern Macedonia Saturday.
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