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30 October 2015 Military News

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  • North Korea ruling party to hold first convention in decades Press TV 30 Oct 2015 -- North Korea says it will hold the biggest convention of the ruling Workers' Party in decades next year.
  • UN Urges Russia, China To Allow Probe Of North Korean Abuses RFE/RL 30 Oct 2015 -- A United Nations investigator urged Russia, China, and other countries that have taken in forced labor from North Korea to grant him access to investigate for human rights abuses.
  • North Korea Digging Tunnel at Nuclear Test Site Sputnik 30 Oct 2015 -- North Korea has been digging a new tunnel at its nuclear test site, local media reported Friday citing an official.
  • Deep Divisions Ahead of Turkey's Sunday Election VOA 30 Oct 2015 -- Outside the Istanbul Military Museum, patriotic music blared from huge speakers on a truck bedecked with Turkey's national flag. A handful of tourists shuffled into the museum, but few locals heading to Istanbul's upscale and politically liberal Nisantasi district – a neighborhood peppered with designer label stores – paid much attention to the martial clamor, except to shield their ears.
  • Turkish Opposition Cites Pressure Ahead of Poll VOA 30 Oct 2015 -- As Turkey prepares for parliamentary elections Sunday, the leader of the opposition HDP party contends the government is blocking its candidates from campaign appearances on Turkish media.
  • Bureaucracy blocks earthquake aid in Pakistan IRIN 30 Oct 2015 -- International relief agencies are unable to reach some areas in Pakistan that were devastated by this week's earthquake, because government authorities have not granted them permission to carry out aid activities.
  • U.S. Senator Seeks To Press Azerbaijan On Political Prisoners RFE/RL 30 Oct 2015 -- A senior U.S. senator says he intends to press Azerbaijani officials to release government critics imprisoned amid what rights groups call an escalating campaign to silence dissent in the oil-rich former Soviet republic.
  • Georgian Officials Probe Alleged Saakashvili Recordings RFE/RL 30 Oct 2015 -- The Georgian State Security Service (SDSS) says it is looking into leaked wiretapped recordings -- apparently featuring the voice of ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili -- as part of an investigation into an alleged 'conspiracy to overthrow' the government.
  • NGOs in Kenya protest threatened deregistration of 959 organisations IRIN 30 Oct 2015 -- A number of key Kenyan NGOs have reacted angrily to the announcement that 959 local organisations will be deregistered for being unable to account properly for their funding, blaming a growing culture of political repression.
  • Caribbean region becomes free of highly enriched uranium - UN atomic watchdog UN News 30 Oct 2015 -- The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today announced that Jamaica completed the conversion of its research reactor to low enriched uranium this month, decreasing proliferation risks and making the Caribbean region completely free of highly enriched uranium.



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