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12 February 2016 Military News

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  • Congress passes tougher sanctions on North Korea Press TV 12 Feb 2016 -- The US House of Representatives has passed legislation which would impose tougher sanctions on North Korea for conducting nuclear tests and launching missiles considered by the US and South Korea as ballistic.
  • US Congress Hits North Korean Leadership with Tough Sanctions VOA 12 Feb 2016 -- Something very rare happened in the U.S. Congress this week: Republicans and Democrats agreed to support tough action on North Korea after a series of provocations by Pyongyang.
  • South Korean Companies Appeal to Save Kaesong Complex VOA 12 Feb 2016 -- South Korean companies hit hard by Seoul's decision to suspend operations at an inter-Korean industrial complex are trying to save the joint venture from being permanently abandoned.
  • All S.Koreans withdraw from joint factory park with DPRK People's Daily 12 Feb 2016 -- All of South Koreans on Thursday withdrew safely from a jointly-run factory park with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) after Pyongyang's decision to deport all South Korean nationals from the park.
  • DPRK expels all South Koreans from Kaesong Industrial Zone People's Daily 11 Feb 2016 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) announced on Thursday that it is expelling all South Koreans from the Kaesong Industrial Zone (KIZ) and closing the joint-run complex.
  • Daesh has used, can make chemical weapons: CIA director Press TV 12 Feb 2016 -- The Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group has used chemical weapons in its attacks and is capable of making small quantities of chlorine and mustard gas, says the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director.
  • CIA: Islamic State Has Chemical Weapons VOA 12 Feb 2016 -- The director of the Central Intelligence Agency said Islamic State fighters in Syria have used chemical weapons.
  • Pakistani forces detain nearly 100 militants in Karachi: Military Press TV 12 Feb 2016 -- Nearly 100 people have been arrested in Pakistan on suspicion of having ties to al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups and planning terror attacks across the Asian country, a military spokesman says.
  • Pakistan Dismantles Al-Qaida's Main Regional Network VOA 12 Feb 2016 -- Pakistan announced it has dismantled al-Qaida's main network in South Asia and foiled plans to break out of jail a man involved in the murder of journalist Daniel Pearl.
  • EU Set To Drop Most Sanctions On Belarus For Good RFE/RL 12 Feb 2016 -- EU foreign ministers are poised to allow most of the bloc's sanctions against Belarus to expire when they meet next week in Brussels, diplomatic sources have told RFE/RL, but an arms embargo will apparently remain in place.
  • Navalny Lawsuit Against Putin Rejected By Court RFE/RL 12 Feb 2016 -- A Moscow court has rejected opposition leader Aleksei Navalny's lawsuit against President Vladimir Putin accusing the Russian leader of a conflict of interest in the awarding of $1.75 billion in government financing to a company partly owned by his son-in-law.
  • Venezuela court approves Maduro's 'economic emergency' decree Press TV 12 Feb 2016 -- A top court in Venezuela has approved President Nicolas Maduro's "economic emergency" decree, granting the head of state expanded authority over the country's struggling economy.
  • Europe's restrictive measures draw UN concern as refugee and migrant influx continues UN News 12 Feb 2016 -- With the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe showing no signs of easing in 2016, the United Nations refugee agency today reiterated its concern over increasing restrictive measures on the part of European Member States, stressing that greater support mechanisms must be urgently implemented to protect the fundamental human rights of the more than 2,000 people who continue risking their lives every day to reach Europe.
  • How Burundi's political crisis has crippled its economy IRIN 12 Feb 2016 -- The crisis that erupted in Burundi in April 2015 following Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to seek a controversial third term as president has claimed more than 400 lives and caused more than 230,000 people to flee the country, according to the UN. But it isn't just citizens who have suffered - the economy is in a bad way too.
  • Former PMs Face Off Sunday in CAR Presidential Vote VOA 12 Feb 2016 -- With two days left until the final round of the presidential election in the Central African Republic, a VOA sampling of opinions in the northern prefecture of Nana Gribizi found that the campaign message of former Prime Minister Faustin Archange Touadera was resonating with many voters.
  • Kenya's Deputy President Wins Key Ruling at ICC VOA 12 Feb 2016 -- The International Criminal Court ruled Friday that some testimony against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto and a co-defendant, who are on trial for alleged war crimes related to post-election violence, was inadmissible.

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