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30 March 2016 Military News

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  • U Htin Kyaw sworn in as Myanmar's new president People's Daily 30 Mar 2016 -- U Htin Kyaw of the National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Aung San Suu Kyi, was sworn in on Wednesday as Myanmar's new president.
  • Aung San Suu Kyi appointed as Myanmar's new foreign minister People's Daily 30 Mar 2016 -- Chairperson of Myanmar's ruling National League for Democracy (NLD), Aung San Suu Kyi, was appointed on Wednesday as the country's new minister of foreign affairs, concurrently holding three other portfolios in the new government led by President-elect U Htin Kyaw.
  • Myanmar Swears In First Civilian Head of State Since 1962 VOA 30 Mar 2016 -- Myanmar has sworn in its first civilian head of state in more than five decades.
  • Myanmar swears in 1st civilian president Press TV 30 Mar 2016 -- Htin Kyaw is officially sworn in as Myanmar's first democratically-elected civilian president, ending more than five decades of military rule in the country.
  • Hollande Drops Plan to Revoke Citizenship of Terrorists VOA 30 Mar 2016 -- Blaming his political opponents, French President Francois Hollande abandoned plans Wednesday to push through deeply controversial constitutional changes that included stripping French citizenship from convicted terrorists and enshrining the state of emergency into the nation's charter.
  • French president scraps contentious anti-terror bill Press TV 30 Mar 2016 -- French President Francois Hollande has abandoned a controversial bill to change the constitution to strip militants convicted of terror offences of their French citizenship.
  • Fears Islamic State Will Use Guerrilla Tactics in Europe VOA 30 Mar 2016 -- Security agencies racing to break the web of Islamic State (IS) terror cells that have spread across the European continent are also bracing for another worrisome possibility - that the group will use guerrilla tactics honed in Syria and Iraq to carry out attacks on critical targets or infrastructure.
  • IS 'Cyrillic Jihadists' Create Their Own Community in Syria VOA 30 Mar 2016 -- Over 5,000 jihadists from the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are fighting in the ranks of the so-called Islamic State militant group in the Middle East. These Russian-speaking Muslims not only play a major role within the IS leadership, but also have built a community of their own in the areas controlled by the extremist group. In fact, they are now raising their children to be a second generation of jihadists, sources say.
  • US Will Not 'Paper Over' Differences With China in Leaders' Meeting VOA 30 Mar 2016 -- The Obama administration will not "paper over" differences with China on maritime and cyber security issues, but will promote "shared interests" in preventing destabilization on the Korean Peninsula and in promoting denuclearization, according to senior U.S. officials.
  • US Allies Seek to Manage China on North Korean Sanctions VOA 30Mar 2016 -- When the leaders from the United States, Japan and South Korea meet in Washington on Thursday to address the growing nuclear threat in North Korea, much of the discussion will be about China.
  • National Reunification Institute Issues Detailed Report KCNA 30 Mar 2016 -- The service personnel and people of the DPRK are significantly observing the third anniversary of the DPRK's line of simultaneously building up the economy and nuclear force.
  • No Force Can Stop DPRK's Conquer of Space: Rodong Sinmun KCNA 30 Mar 2016 -- The space development for peaceful purposes is an independent and legitimate right of Juche Korea, says Rodong Sinmun Wednesday in a commentary.
  • Final Ruin of American Empire Is Inescapable: Rodong Sinmun KCNA 30 Mar 2016 -- The chief of Staff of the U.S. Army in a report on the combat efficiency of the U.S. forces released at a recent Senate Armed Services Committee hearing said that the U.S. can not win the war with the DPRK if the former starts a war with military powers including the DPRK, China and Russia at any moment as the combat capability of the U.S. forces is far from the required level.
  • KPA Will Shower Baptism of Fire upon Citadel of Enemy: Rodong Sinmun KCNA 30 Mar 2016 -- The U.S. and south Korean warmongers obsessed with a foolish ambition staged such ridiculous drill under the simulated conditions of "precision strike at the office of the headquarters of the DPRK". This is the last-ditch effort of those at death beds.
  • Ma urges cooperation before meeting with Tsai CNA 30 Mar 2016 -- President Ma Ying-jeou urged bipartisan cooperation and reconciliation to lead the country through future challenges in the open portion of his meeting with President-elect Tsai Ing-wen at Taipei Guest House on Wednesday.
  • Mainland reiterates importance of 1992 Consensus to cross-Strait ties People's Daily 30 Mar 2016 -- Various achievements made during the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations would suffer if the political basis of the 1992 Consensus were undermined, a mainland spokesperson said Wednesday.
  • China warns Taiwan not to pass law on bilateral ties Press TV 30 Mar 2016 -- China has warned Taiwan against passing a law that would govern cross-strait relations, saying the move would present an obstacle to the development of the mutual ties.
  • China Warns Taiwan on Trade Supervisory Bill VOA 30 Mar 2016 -- China has warned Taiwan that a new law under review in the island's legislature could hurt the ability of the two sides to conduct negotiations and further ties.
  • 'Loyal communists' call on China's Xi to step down CNA 30 Mar 2016 -- A blog message signed by "loyal communists" on Tuesday urged Chinese President Xi Jinping to resign from all public posts, citing "five grave mistakes" by the leader.
  • Ukrainian Parties Fail To Form New Governing Coalition RFE/RL 30 Mar 2016 -- Last-minute demands raised by former Ukrainian President Yulia Tymoshenko's Fatherland party quashed hopes for a new governing coalition in Ukraine on March 29.
  • Latvia Blocks Russian Sputnik Site As Kremlin 'Propaganda Tool' RFE/RL 30 Mar 2016 -- Latvian authorities shut down Russia's pro-Kremlin news site Sputnik on March 29, calling it a "propaganda tool" and drawing an immediate rebuke from Moscow.
  • Bangladesh Court Orders Arrest of Opposition Leader VOA 30 Mar 2016 -- A court in Bangladesh issued an arrest warrant for opposition leader Khaleda Zia Wednesday over the 2015 fire-bombing of a bus that killed two people and injured many others.



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