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24 February 2016 Military News

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  • Balkans border closures cause chaos as refugees find 'too few places' to go, UN agency chief warns UN News 24 Feb 2016 -- Europe is backing into an even greater refugee crisis by tightening border restrictions on the hundreds of thousands fleeing conflicts elsewhere, the head of the United Nations refugee agency has said on a visit to the island of Lesvos in Greece.
  • Uganda Opposition Gathers Evidence to Challenge Election Outcome VOA 24 Feb 2016 -- Uganda's main opposition party says it's working hard to gather evidence to legally challenge the outcome of the February 18 general election.
  • Uganda's Besigye Challenges 'Illegal' Detention VOA 24 Feb 2016 -- Uganda's main opposition presidential candidate, Dr. Kizza Besigye said he has asked his lawyers to challenge in a court of law what he called his continued "illegal" detention by the police.
  • Bolivia's Morales Accepts Referendum Defeat VOA 24 Feb 2016 -- Bolivian President Evo Morales acknowledged defeat in a referendum aimed at allowing him to run for a fourth term in 2019.
  • Morales loses referendum to run for fourth term Press TV 24 Feb 2016 -- Bolivian President Evo Morales has lost a referendum on a constitutional change to allow him to seek a fourth term, official results show.
  • Long-Distance IS Threat Roils Bosnia, Top Islamic Cleric RFE/RL 24 Feb 2016 -- Authorities in Bosnia-Herzegovina are scrambling to provide extra security for the country's most senior Islamic cleric, Grand Mufti Husein Kavazovic, after a Bosnian thought to be fighting with the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Syria issued a threat via the Internet.
  • Iran's Hard-Liners Accuse Britain Of Backing Moderates In Upcoming Vote RFE/RL 24 Feb 2016 -- Iranian hard-liners are trying to undermine their moderate opponents ahead of the February 26 parliamentary elections by alleging that their list of candidates is supported by Great Britain.
  • Enemy failed in plots against Iran: Ayatollah Khamenei ISNA 24 Feb 2016 -- Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said enemy has failed to prevent the Iranian people's allegiance to the Islamic establishment through pressure over the past 37 years.
  • The upcoming elections in Iran ISNA 24 Feb 2016 -- The Iranian people will go to the polls on Friday to elect jurisprudential experts for the fifth term of the Assembly of Expert as well as representatives for the 10th parliament.
  • Iran sees new oil deals of up to $15 billion ISNA 24 Feb 2016 -- Iran is expecting to sign $10-15 billion of oil deals within a year under a new contract model which is undergoing modifications, head of the top state oil company NIOC said.
  • Critics Warn N. Korean Sanctions Are All Pain, No Gain VOA 24 Feb 2016 -- A significant minority of South Koreans oppose Washington and Seoul led efforts to impose harsh economic sanctions on the Kim Jong Un government. These critics say this confrontational approach has fueled regional tensions and they warn that further punitive measures will only worsen the poverty stricken conditions in the North and greatly increase the risk of war.
  • Commerce Minister declares China successfully becomes a consumption driven economy People's Daily 24 Feb 2016 -- China has successfully made the transformation from an economy whose growth is mainly driven by investment and foreign trade to one that is powered by domestic demand, especially consumption, said Gao Hucheng, minister of commerce, during a press conference held by the State Council Information Office on Tuesday.
  • Chinese President Continues to Expand Media Controls VOA 24 Feb 2016 -- China's recent announcement of a stringent new publishing law for online content and a visit by the country's increasingly powerful leader to several state-run media headquarters is but the latest chilling sign of President Xi Jinping's efforts to exert increasing control over society, analysts say.

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