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01 December 2015 Military News

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  • Islamic State Oil Trade Seduces Friends, Foes Alike VOA 01 Dec 2015 -- Oil may not be the largest revenue source for Islamic State extremists, but it has been the most seductive.
  • Indonesia Tracks Hundreds Linked to Islamic State VOA 01 Dec 2015 -- Indonesia says it is monitoring at least 300 citizens who have returned to the country after leaving to join the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.
  • Islamic State Targeting Africa: Top Africom Commander Tells VOA VOA 01 Dec 2015 -- The Syria-based Islamic State group has expanded its reach in Africa, courting Islamist extremists from Nigeria to Somalia while establishing a major nerve center close to Europe, a top leader of U.S. Africa Command told VOA.
  • Europe Turns Attention to Unofficial Mosques VOA 01 Dec 2015 -- In the wake of the Paris attacks and security alerts in Belgium, Italy and Germany, Europe's intelligence services and politicians are turning their attention to hundreds of unofficial or unlicensed makeshift mosques operating in apartments and homes in migrant-dominated areas.
  • Russian PM signs decree on economic sanctions against Turkey IRNA 01 Dec 2015 -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the implementation of special economic measures against Turkey, the press service of the Russian government said Tuesday.
  • Russia widens sanctions against Turkey Press TV 01 Dec 2015 -- Russia is expanding its sanctions on Turkey, restricting imports of Turkish fruit and vegetables in response to the downing of its bomber, a top government official says.
  • Burkina Faso's Kabore Faces Great Expectations as President VOA 01 Dec 2015 -- A few minutes after the official announcement of his victory in Sunday's presidential election in Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Chrisitian Kabore spoke to a gathering of supporters and made sure to repeat a campaign pledge.
  • Speaker urges closure of PMD case IRNA 01 Dec 2015 -- Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani urged closure of Possible Military Dimensions (PMD) case of Iran's nuclear program.
  • Rights Group Wants Bush-era Officials Tied to US Interrogations Program Investigated VOA 01 Dec 2015 -- An international human rights advocacy group says former U.S. president George W. Bush and other key former government officials should be criminally investigated for their role in the interrogation of suspected terrorists captured after the 2001 terrorist attacks on the country.
  • WFP Aid for N. Korea Drops Again VOA 01 Dec 2015 -- The World Food Program's distribution in North Korea has dropped for the third month in a row, the agency said on Monday.
  • Myanmar Opposition Win Overcomes Ethnic Identity Politics VOA 01 Dec 2015 -- The Chin National Democratic Party went into Myanmar's November 8 election holding four seats in the national parliament, and with five representatives in the Chin State regional legislature. When a new government forms early next year, the party will hold no seats at all, having been wiped out by Aung San Suu Kyi's party, the National League for Democracy.
  • Chinese Leader in Zimbabwe to Sign Deals VOA 01 Dec 2015 -- China's President Xi Jinping arrived in Zimbabwe Tuesday to start his four-day Africa tour, a visit analysts say is aimed at deepening economic and security cooperation.
  • US-Cuba Talks Underway; Focus on Migrants, Illegal Drugs VOA 01 Dec 2015 -- A surge in the number of Cubans entering the United States and methods to prevent the flow of illegal drugs between the two countries are among issues being discussed by U.S. and Cuban working groups this week.
  • UN agency launches appeal to protect Palestinian refugees from winter's harsh weather UN News 01 Dec 2015 -- Without international support, thousands of Palestinian refugees could be left in the cold this winter, a United Nations aid agency warned today, launching a $2-million 'Share Your Warmth' appeal to stave off the rigours of the bitter weather many now face.
  • Azerbaijan Deepens Crackdown On Shi'ite Stronghold RFE/RL 01 Dec 2015 -- Authorities in Azerbaijan have conducted a sweeping security operation in Nardaran, a suburb of Baku known as a traditional Shi'ite Muslim stronghold.
  • Flow of refugee and migrant children into Greece doubles, UN agencies report UN News 01 Dec 2015 -- About a third of the refugees and migrants who have drowned in the Aegean Sea this year were children, while the number of children applying for asylum in the European Union has doubled compared to 2014, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported today, warning of the increasing perils facing youngsters as winter takes hold.



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