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11 November 2015 Military News

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  • Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 11 Nov 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Afghan President Urges Unity After Protest Over Beheadings Turns Violent RFE/RL 11 Nov 2015 -- Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has issued a call for unity after violence marred a protest in the capital over the beheadings of seven ethnic Hazaras, possibly by Islamist extremists.
  • Afghans Protest IS Brutality VOA 11 Nov 2015 -- Afghan security forces fired warning shots to disperse angry protesters in Kabul after some of them tried to storm the gate of the presidential palace. Demonstrators were in the capital protesting the beheading earlier this week of seven civilians, including three women, by militants allegedly linked to Islamic State (IS).

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News Reports

  • Key challenges for Myanmar IRIN 11 Nov 2015 -- Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party is headed for a landslide victory in Myanmar's first reasonably free elections since a 1990 vote that the NLD won but the military ignored. Preliminary results show the NLD steamrolling the Union Solidarity and Development Party, which took power in a quasi-civilian government in 2011 after 49 years of military rule. The NLD is expected to surpass the 67 percent share of the vote needed to assure a parliamentary majority – unusually high because 25 percent of seats are reserved for unlected military officials.
  • Myanmar President Congratulates Suu Kyi on Election Result VOA 11 Nov 2015 -- Myanmar President Thein Sein has congratulated opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy Party (NLD) for their apparent landslide victory in this week's parliamentary elections over the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP).
  • Leader says Iran progressed despite Western restrictions ISNA 11 Nov 2015 -- Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said conditions set by Western countries for supplying Iran with nuclear fuel prompted the country's young scientists to produce the fuel on Iran's soil.
  • Military approaches no solution to Mideast crises: Iran ISNA 11 Nov 2015 -- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned against the adoption of military approaches to resolve the ongoing crises in the Middle East.
  • How The Republican Presidential Hopefuls Would Take On Putin RFE/RL 11 Nov 2015 -- Foreign policy is not the driving issue of the U.S. Republican Party's primary campaign for the 2016 presidential nomination, but when the topic comes up, it often boils down to one name - Russian President Vladimir Putin - and how to deal with him.
  • Japan, South Korea to Resolve Comfort Women Dispute Soon VOA 11 Nov 2015 -- In Seoul Wednesday officials from Japan and South Korea held working level talks to settle the controversial historical dispute over Japan's forced prostitution of Korean women during World War II.
  • German Bundestag Committee Unable to Fully Supervise Intelligence Agency Sputnik 11 Nov 2015 -- The German parliamentary oversight committee (PKG) is not capable of supervising the BND, the country's intelligence agency, on a full scale, committee head Andre Hahn said Wednesday.
  • German Intelligence Spied on Own Diplomat, French Foreign Minister Sputnik 11 Nov 2015 -- The German intelligence agency (BND) has been spying on Hansjorg Haber, a German diplomat and head of the EU Delegation to Turkey, in a possible breach of the country's constitution, local media reported Wednesday.
  • Astana To Sign Expanded Cooperation Deal With EU RFE/RL 11 Nov 2015 -- Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Masimov says his country will sign an expanded partnership agreement with the European Union next month.
  • Ban warns against cuts in development aid to finance response to refugee crisis UN News 11 Nov 2015 -- Reducing development assistance to finance the cost of refugee flows is counter-productive, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today, declaring that "helping people in need should not be a zero-sum game."

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