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31 March 2016 Military News

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  • Belgium Approves Extradition of Paris Attacks Suspect to France VOA 31 Mar 2016 -- The main suspect in last November's terrorist attacks in Paris can be extradited from Belgium to France, Belgium's federal prosecutor announced on Thursday.
  • US Military Veterans Join Christian Militia in Anti-IS Fight VOA 31 Mar 2016 -- Directly north of Mosul and face-to-face with Islamic State is a small pocket of bombed and abandoned Christian villages. But across the gravel track from one of the empty villages, abandoned when IS militants stormed the area in 2014, is one row of houses that is still occupied.
  • European Intel Sharing 'Getting Better' with US Push VOA 31 Mar 2016 -- Diplomats and law enforcement officials say European security agencies are sharing more information and intelligence – and doing it more quickly – thanks in part to help from the United States.
  • Threat Remains One Year After Garissa University Terror Attack VOA 31 Mar 2016 -- This Saturday Kenya will mark the one-year anniversary of the terror attack on Garissa University. Al-Shabab militants killed 148 people there, most of them students. In the past year, Kenya says it has heightened its response capabilities. But the region, and the continent, remain on high alert for further attacks.
  • Focus on North Korea, Islamic State at Obama Nuclear Summit VOA 31 Mar 2016 -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday that in the wake of attacks in places including Brussels, there is "not only great urgency around the nuclear issue, but eliminating generally the scourge of terrorism."
  • Lax Nuclear Security Opens Gaps for IS, Other Terrorists VOA 31 Mar 2016 -- Russia's absence from the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington this week raises questions about the international community's ability to keep nuclear materials out of the hands of the Islamic State (IS) and other terrorists, say analysts.
  • US, Japan, S. Korea Urge Strict Sanctions Enforcement Against N. Korea VOA 31 Mar 2016 -- President Barack Obama and the leaders of Japan and South Korea on Thursday urged the international community to "vigilantly enforce" tougher U.N. sanctions against North Korea following Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests this year.
  • Dam Project of Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station No. 3 Completed KCNA 31 Mar 2016 -- Members of the youth shock brigade of the DPRK finished the dam project of the Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station No. 3 on Thursday.
  • DPRK FM Spokesman Blames U.S. for Escalating Tension on Korean Peninsula KCNA 31 Mar 2016 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Thursday released a statement hitting out at the U.S. for its foolish attempt to shift the blame for the escalated tension on the Korean peninsula on to the DPRK.
  • North Korea May Respond to Potential US Aggression With 'Nuclear Forces' Sputnik 31 Mar 2016 -- Pyongyang is ready to use nuclear forces against the United States, according to the statement of North Korea's Foreign Ministry.
  • Russia Says It Detained Ukrainian Spy RFE/RL 31 Mar 2016 -- Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) says it has captured a Ukrainian security officer who volunteered to spy for Moscow and will send him back because they believe he is a double agent.
  • Russian FSB Detains CIA-Trained Ukrainian Spy Sputnik 31 Mar 2016 -- Ukrainian Security Forces officer was detained by the Russian Federal Security Services, the FSB said Thursday.
  • South African Court Orders Zuma to Pay Up VOA 31 Mar 2016 -- South Africa's Constitutional Court has ordered President Jacob Zuma to repay some of the $16 million in public funds used for upgrades at his private home. The ruling Thursday comes as authorities investigate Zuma for another more recent scandal, alleged undue influence given to the wealthy Gupta family.
  • China Crackdown on Dissent Raising Questions About International Role VOA 31 Mar 2016 -- As China's influence grows and the world looks to Beijing to play a constructive role as an international stakeholder, its growing resolve to silence its critics at home and abroad is raising concerns. And instead of achieving the apparent goal of silencing its critics, China's actions are fueling a backlash, rights advocates said.
  • Presidential-Style Powers Proposed for Aung San Suu Kyi VOA 31 Mar 2016 -- The party of Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi submitted a proposal that would make her an official "state advisor," a move that would allow her to play a dominate role in running the country.
  • Senior Iraqi cleric orders supporters to halt Baghdad sit-in Press TV 31 Mar 2016 -- Prominent Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his supporters to stop a sit-in inside Baghdad's Green Zone district aimed at pressing the government to reform the country's political structure in a bid to tackle corruption.
  • Prime Minister Abadi presents new Iraqi cabinet lineup Press TV 31 Mar 2016 -- Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq has presented a list with the names of candidates for ministries as he works up a new cabinet lineup.



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