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26 December 2015 Military News

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  • Daesh Threatens Israel with Takeover of Palestine Sputnik 26 Dec 2015 -- Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State jihadist group (ISIL or Daesh, outlawed in Russia) said that the Daesh militants would soon establish an Islamic state in Palestine.
  • Purported Baghdadi Message Claims IS Is 'Doing Well' VOA 26 Dec 2015 -- Islamic State has released a new message purportedly from its reclusive leader, saying his self-styled 'caliphate' is 'doing well" and that airstrikes by Russia and a U.S.-led coalition have failed to weaken the group.
  • Iran's oil plunges below $30 Press TV 26 Dec 2015 -- Iran's media reported on Saturday that the price of the country's heavy crude oil had plunged to below $30 per barrel for the first time in almost 20 years.
  • Year-Ender: Iran Looks To Build On Momentum RFE/RL 26 Dec 2015 -- Months of intense nuclear negotiations between Iran and major world powers dominated the headlines in 2015. In 2016, we get to see the first signs of how the deal that was reached will shape the future of the Islamic republic.
  • Turkey's premier calls off meeting with HDP leader Press TV 26 Dec 2015 -- Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has called off a planned meeting with the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), accusing it of supporting violence in the country.
  • Turkish Prime Minister Cancels Talks With Pro-Kurdish Opposition Party Sputnik 26 Dec 2015 -- Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) leaders have shown that 'they lack the political maturity required to use politics as a means to solve problems' and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu cancelled a planned meeting HDP representatives, according to the statement of Davutoglu's office.
  • Burundi protesters slam African Union plan for peacekeepers Press TV 26 Dec 2015 -- Thousands of supporters of Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza have protested against a plan by the African Union to deploy peacekeepers to the country.
  • Modi's Trip Seen as Another Step in Cultivating South Asian Ties VOA 26 Dec 2015 -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan this week is a new step in the three countries' effort to find a more normal pattern of existing alongside each other, regional analysts say.
  • Japan confirms detention of three nationals in China Press TV 26 Dec 2015 -- Japan has confirmed the detention of three of its nationals by Chinese authorities, rejecting, however, the charges of spying leveled by Beijing against them.



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