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01 March 2016 Military News

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  • S. Korean president says to force DPRK to give up nuke program People's Daily 01 Mar 2016 -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday that the government will force the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to give up its nuclear program based on firmer defense readiness and international cooperation.
  • Security Council to vote fresh North Korea sanctions Press TV 01 Mar 2016 -- The UN Security Council is set to vote on a US-engineered resolution that would impose a package of unprecedented sanctions on North Korea after its recent nuclear test and rocket launch.
  • Pyongyang Rejects Seoul's Call to Abandon Nuke Program Before Peace Treaty Sputnik 01 Mar 2016 -- North Korea has rejected the call made by its south neighbor to abandon its nuclear program before having any discussions on a peace agreement, it was reported in the media Tuesday.
  • China to Strictly Follow Measures Stipulated in UN Resolution on N Korea Sputnik 01 Mar 2016 -- China will strictly follow the measures stipulated in a new UN Security Council resolution on North Korea which aims to limit Pyongyang's nuclear and military development, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Tuesday.
  • UN Security Council Delays Vote on North Korea Sanctions VOA 01 Mar 2016 -- The U.N. Security Council has postponed until Wednesday a vote on resolution that would impose new sanctions on North Korea in response to its latest nuclear test and long-range missile launch.
  • Iran's Future Leadership: Not Just Up To 'Experts' VOA 01 Mar 2016 -- The issue of succession to the supreme leadership is generally a taboo subject in Iran. It probably would not have been discussed at all in recent weeks if the current supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, hadn't alluded to his inevitable demise in a speech last September.
  • Bin Laden Predicted 'Islamic State' Would Fail VOA 01 Mar 2016 -- Osama bin Laden predicted the demise of the Islamic State (IS), warning before his death that any effort by jihadists to declare a caliphate before defeating the West would be doomed to fail.
  • Bin Laden Wanted $29 Million Estate Spent on Jihad VOA 01 Mar 2016 -- Osama bin Laden, who ordered the 2001 al-Qaida attacks on the United States that killed nearly 3,000 people, claimed in his last will to have about $29 million in personal wealth, most of which he wanted spent 'on jihad, for the sake of Allah.'
  • Al-Qaida Recruitment in Syria May Jump VOA 01 Mar 2016 -- Rebel commanders and opposition activists are warning that jihadist recruitment of Syrian fighters is likely to jump in the coming months because of the collapse of some moderate militias and a shake-up of others in the wake of a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive in northern Syria.
  • Afghanistan Welcomes Chinese Anti-terror Proposal VOA 01 Mar 2016 -- China's military chief General Fang Fenghui is in the Afghan capital, Kabul, talking to the Afghan leadership about a four-nation regional alliance against terrorism.
  • UNHCR: Europe On 'Cusp' Of Self-Induced Humanitarian Crisis RFE/RL 01 Mar 2016 -- The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has criticized European countries over a 'domino-like' buildup of tens of thousands of refugees in Greece, warning that the continent is on the 'cusp of a self-induced' humanitarian crisis if governments fail to work together.
  • Afghan Rights Group Says Women, Girls Face Invasive 'Virginity Tests' RFE/RL 01 Mar 2016 -- An Afghan human rights watchdog has urged the government to take measures against the practice of 'virginity' tests by state doctors that it says amount to 'torture' and 'sexual harassment.'
  • Ukraine Raises Electricity Rates For Households RFE/RL 01 Mar 2016 -- For more than 10 ten years, electricity rates for consumers hardly changed, and costs for power generation and distribution were passed on to industry, small businesses, and government agencies, Vasyl Kotko, the chairman of Ukraine's National Energy Regulatory Commission (NERC), explained.
  • Senior UN relief official calls for end to discrimination against displaced Muslims in Myanmar UN News 01 Mar 2016 -- Many of the Muslims displaced by inter-communal violence in Myanmar are still prevented from moving freely and often denied access to local hospitals, a senior United Nations humanitarian official said today, calling for an end to such discriminatory practices.



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