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15 April 2016 Military News

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  • Egyptians hold demo over island deal with Saudi Arabia Press TV 15 Apr 2016 -- Egypt's police have "encircled" major routes into Cairo as the government attempts to prevent a planned protest over the decision to hand two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
  • Egypt warns against demos over Red Sea islands handover Press TV 15 Apr 2016 -- The Egyptian Interior Ministry has warned of legal action against participants in demonstrations against Cairo's decision to hand over the control of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
  • In Egypt, Tensions Flare Over Red Sea Islands VOA 15 Apr 2016 -- Tensions flared in Egypt on Friday as protests over the handover of two islands to Saudi Arabia were dispersed or prevented by security forces with tear gas and military blockades.
  • DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Blasts U.S. Annual "Human Rights Report" KCNA 15 Apr 2016 -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Friday in connection with the fact that the U.S. slandered the DPRK in an annual "human rights report":
  • Unclear on US Rules, Banks, Corporations Wary of Doing Business in Iran VOA 15 Apr 2016 -- Three months after the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, banks and other corporations are wary of doing business in the country due to concerns over running afoul of U.S. sanctions, especially as U.S. lawmakers ponder a clampdown over Iran's missile development.
  • A Man Of Modest Means? Putin Says He Made Just $133,000 In 2015 RFE/RL 15 Apr 2016 -- Kremlin opponents and Western officials have long accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of using his power to accrue massive wealth and lavish real estate, including a sprawling Black Sea estate widely referred to as "Putin's Palace."
  • Kadyrov Tries To Parry Putin Criticism, Calls Crosshairs Video 'A Joke' RFE/RL 15 Apr 2016 -- Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has sought to deflect implicit criticism from Russia's president after Vladimir Putin suggested some regional leaders in Russia were "hunt[ing] for enemies of the nation among opposition figures."
  • Explainer: Crisis In Macedonia Leads To Violent Protests RFE/RL 15 Apr 2016 -- Violent protests that led to the ransacking of Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov's office are the culmination of public anger over a long-running scandal in which the government is accused of illegally wiretapping thousands of citizens' phone conversations.
  • 5 Arrested in Britain Terror Probe VOA 15 Apr 2016 -- British police have arrested five people on suspicion of preparing terrorism attacks. Authorities say the arrests are part of an investigation involving Belgium and France.
  • Leaked Memo Says Ghana Terror Threat 'Real' VOA 15 Apr 2016 -- West Africa has been on high alert following recent terror attacks on hotels in Mali, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast. And now in Ghana, a leaked security document says Ghana and Togo are the next targets of the al-Qaida affiliate that claimed responsibility for the previous attacks. Ghanaian President John Mahama has told the nation not to panic.
  • Pakistan denies involvement in 2009 attack on CIA base Press TV 15 Apr 2016 -- Pakistan has dismissed as "preposterous" US claims that its Inter–Services Intelligence (ISI) agency helped fund a deadly attack on a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) outpost in Afghanistan in 2009.
  • Pakistan Rejects Allegation of Plotting Raid on CIA's Afghan Base VOA 15 Apr 2016 -- Pakistan on Friday rejected as "preposterous" allegations that its spy agency had links with the Haqqani network of militants and played a role in the 2009 suicide attack on a CIA base in eastern Afghanistan.
  • Parliament tensions hindering Iraq's major reforms: Abadi Press TV 15 Apr 2016 -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called on lawmakers to exercise self-restraint amid political tensions at the parliament which have delayed a vote on his cabinet reshuffle.
  • Taiwan to send mission to China to deal with Kenya deportation issue CNA 15 Apr 2016 -- Taiwan's government will send a delegation to China next week to visit a group of 45 Taiwanese fraud suspects, who were sent there from Kenya, and to discuss their release, the Ministry of Justice said Friday.
  • Taiwan works to prevent deportation of more fraud suspects to China CNA 15 Apr 2016 -- The Taiwan government has been working to ensure 52 nationals detained in Malaysia for alleged phone scams are not sent to China, Foreign Minister David Lin (林永樂) said Friday.

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