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09 December 2015 Military News

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  • Terrorist Designation of Emrah Erdogan US Dept. of State 09 Dec 2015 -- The Department of State has designated Emrah Erdogan a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons that have committed, or pose a serious risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States.
  • US Attorney General: EU Privacy Laws Hinder Anti-Terror Efforts VOA 09 Dec 2015 -- Following the Paris terror attacks and last week's shootings in San Bernardino, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is criticizing European governments for limiting how intelligence agencies share counterterrorism information around the world.
  • FBI Chief: California Shooters Radicalized Long Before Attack VOA 09 Dec 2015 -- The head of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation says the two shooters in last week's California massacre were radicalized before they met online and started discussing jihad and martyrdom about two years ago.
  • IS Opens New Supply Route Between Syria and Iraq VOA 09 Dec 2015 -- Islamic State (IS) militants have been using a new route between Syria and Iraq to ferry supplies since Iraqi Kurdish forces cut off one of IS' crucial links in northern Iraq last month.
  • Russia long knew about Turkey's complicity with Daesh: Lavrov Press TV 09 Dec 2015 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow has long known about Turkey's complicity with the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group, but did not raise the issue publicly.
  • Lavrov: Turkey Has Long Supported Daesh Oil Trade, Terrorists' Efforts Sputnik 09 Dec 2015 -- While Russia only recently revealed evidence of Turkey's involvement in terrorist oil smuggling, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow has long known about the issue, but until recently did not want to believe that Ankara was as deeply involved as it seems to be.
  • Turkish government files suit against Gulen Press TV 09 Dec 2015 -- The Turkish government has lodged a civil suit with a US court against a US-based opponent of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, alleging human rights abuses.
  • Iran's 'PMD' case closed at IAEA: Zarif Press TV 09 Dec 2015 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the issue of the so-called possible military dimensions (PMD) of Tehran's nuclear program has effectively come to an end at the UN nuclear monitoring body.
  • US Reviewing Iran's Alleged Missile Test Sputnik 09 Dec 2015 -- The United States looking into reports that Iran launched a ballistic missile last month, which would have been a violation of UN Security Council resolutions.
  • Khodorkovsky Says New Russian Revolution 'Inevitable' RFE/RL 09 Dec 2015 -- Exiled former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has said that a new Russian revolution is 'inevitable and necessary,' and predicted President Vladimir Putin's government will be out of power within a few years.
  • Dissident Russian Tycoon Calls Revolution 'Inevitable' VOA 09 Dec 2015 -- Dissident Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky said Wednesday that a revolution in his country is 'inevitable,' just days after Russian authorities summoned him for questioning as 'the accused' in a 17-year-old murder case.
  • Retired Armenian Officer Arrested On Spy Charges RFE/RL 09 Dec 2015 -- Armenian authorities have detained a retired military officer on charges of spying for Azerbaijan.
  • Maduro orders ministers to resign after election loss Press TV 09 Dec 2015 -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered his ministers to resign so he can reshuffle the cabinet after his ruling party was trounced in parliamentary polls.
  • UN agencies launch $1.98 billion humanitarian appeal for Africa's crises-hit Sahel region UN News 09 Dec 2015 -- Warning of dire effects of climate change, abject poverty, fast population growth and a tormenting rise in violence and insecurity in Africa's Sahel region, United Nations agencies and partners today launched the Sahel humanitarian appeal for 2016, which includes a regional plan that calls for $1.98 billion to provide vital assistance to millions of people in nine countries across the region.
  • Taiwan committed to making friends with African nations: minister CNA 09 Dec 2015 -- Taiwan remains committed to making friends with African countries and will continue to inform them of the kind of assistance it can offer, Foreign Minister David Lin (林永樂) said Wednesday.
  • A Long Road to Recovery in Myanmar's Remote Chin State; VOA 09 Dec 2015 -- Earlier this year in Hakha, the capital of Myanmar's mountainous and remote Chin state, days of heavy rain saturated the ground beneath the hilltop town.

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