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28 July 2015 Military News

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  • South Sudan Displeased at Non-Invitation to Obama Meeting VOA 28 Jul 2015 -- South Sudan's foreign minister says the government in Juba is disappointed after it was left out of a meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss the country's conflict.
  • Obama Caps Africa Trip With Accent on Democracy, Progress VOA 28 Jul 2015 -- As he concluded his visit to East Africa Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama spoke to African leaders in a wide-ranging speech that touched on many of the continent's most pressing issues.
  • JCPOA shows diplomacy can settle disputes: Iran president Press TV 28 Jul 2015 -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says a recent agreement reached between Iran and six world powers displayed the power of diplomacy in resolving international issues and disputes.
  • Obama Takes On GOP Presidential Candidates Over Iran RFE/RL 28 Jul 2015 -- U.S. President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls, calling their attacks on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran 'ridiculous if it weren't so sad.'
  • Kerry: Iran Nuclear Pact 'Good Deal for the World' VOA 28 Jul 2015 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told skeptical lawmakers Tuesday that if the U.S. rejects the internationally brokered Iran nuclear deal there would be 'no restraints' on Tehran developing a nuclear weapon.
  • EU's Mogherini Visits Iran, Vows to Implement Nuclear Deal VOA 28 Jul 2015 -- EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini insisted Tuesday during a visit to Tehran that she made the trip to begin implementation of the nuclear accord with Iran.
  • Florida Man, Alleged IS Supporter, Charged in Bomb Plot VOA 28 Jul 2015 -- U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday charged a professed admirer of Islamic State with plotting to bury a bomb on a Florida beach and blow it up by remote control.
  • Turkey arrests over 1,000 in 'anti-terror' raids Press TV 28 Jul 2015 -- Turkey has arrested more than 1,000 people across the country in "anti-terrorist" operations launched after a recent deadly bombing in the border town of Suruc.
  • Libyan court gives death sentence to Gaddafi's son People's Daily 28 Jul 2015 -- A Libyan court passed a death sentence in absentia on Muammar Gaddafi's most prominent son, Saif al-Islam, on Tuesday for war crimes and acts to crush peaceful protests during the country's 2011 revolution that ended his father's rule.e
  • Libyan court sentences Gaddafi's son to death Press TV 28 Jul 2015 -- A Libyan court has sentenced Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi, in connection with a deadly crackdown on the 2011 revolt against his father's rule.
  • UN human rights officials seriously concerned by verdicts in trial of former members of Qadhafi regime UN News 28 Jul 2015 -- The verdicts in the trial of 37 Qadhafi regime officials, including against the former leader's son, Saif al-Islam Qadhafi, handed down today by the Tripoli Court of Assize, has drawn serous concern from senior United Nations human rights officials in Libya, as well as in Geneva, amid fears the trial did not meet international standards on a number of fronts.
  • Kim Jong Un Hails Chinese Role in Korean War VOA 28 Jul 2015 -- In an apparent attempt to mend relations with Beijing, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has paid tribute to the Chinese soldiers who fought for the North during the Korean War.
  • North Korea: 'No Interest at All' in Nuke Deal VOA 28 Jul 2015 -- A top North Korean diplomat says his country's nuclear weapons program is not up for discussion, insisting Pyongyang's situation is 'totally different' from that of Iran.
  • US won't pardon Edward Snowden: White House Press TV 28 Jul 2015 -- The US administration of President Barack Obama has rejected an online public petition asking for the pardon of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden.
  • US to Release Israeli Spy Pollard, His Lawyers Say VOA 28 Jul 2015 -- Lawyers for convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard said Tuesday that U.S. officials have decided to free him in November after 30 years in federal prison.
  • Russia Accused of Abusing Interpol to Pursue Opponents VOA 28 Jul 2015 -- Russia is abusing the global law enforcement agency Interpol by requesting the arrest and extradition of political opponents, according to a new report. Such requests can mean that the accused are unable to travel and are often unable to open bank accounts.
  • Russia Names US NGO 'Undesirable' VOA 28 Jul 2015 -- Russian prosecutors Tuesday designated the National Endowment for Democracy, a Washington-based non-profit group funded by the U.S. Congress, as 'undesirable' -- making it the first foreign NGO to be banned in Russia under a controversial new law.
  • Russia Names U.S. NGO 'Undesirable' RFE/RL 28 Jul 2015 -- Russian prosecutors have formally determined the activities of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) to be 'undesirable,' paving the way for the nonprofit organization, funded by the U.S. Congress, to be outlawed on Russian territory.
  • S.Korea declares de-facto end of MERS outbreak People's Daily 28 Jul 2015 -- South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Tuesday declared the de-facto end of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome outbreak as all MERS suspects were freed from quarantine amid no report of new infection case for more than three weeks.



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