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05 May 2016 Military News

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  • Behind Davutoglu's Resignation RFE/RL 05 May 2016 -- Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has announced that he will not run again for the chairmanship of the ruling AKP party in an upcoming extraordinary party congress. This means he will resign as Turkey's prime minister. "I have never asked for a higher position in my own academic and political life and will never do so," he said, intimating that it was more important to maintain ties with "friends and brothers" than to risk those relationships by staying in his post.
  • Turkey's PM Resigns as Erdogan Shows Who's Boss VOA 05 May 2016 -- Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said he will step down as his ruling AK Party announced an extraordinary congress to elect a new leader. Davutoglu's decision comes amid reports of his growing differences with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
  • Turkey's Davutoglu confirms won't seek new term as AKP head Press TV 05 May 2016 -- Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has defended his term in office as a 'success', saying he will no longer stand for the leadership of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).
  • Turkey opposition dubs PM resignation 'palace coup' Press TV 05 May 2016 -- Leader of Turkey's main opposition has slammed the ouster of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as a "palace coup" aimed at consolidating the president's power.
  • North Korea Set to Celebrate Kim Jong Un's Era VOA 05 May 2016 -- North Korea's party congress starting later this week will serve as a political tool to cement Kim Jong Un's rule, analysts in Seoul and Washington said.
  • US Watching as North Korea Opens Biggest Political Meeting in Decades VOA 05 May 2016 -- North Korea has opened one of its biggest political meetings in 36 years, as the 7th Workers' Party Congress began meeting Friday in Pyongyang.
  • Ayatollah Khamenei: Iran pioneer in fighting US-led ignorance IRNA 05 May 2016 -- Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei underlined that the Islamic Republic of Iran has pioneered the confrontation with the ignorance current by taking model from the Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) designation as prophet by God.
  • Salehi: Amano presents positive report on Iran IRNA 05 May 2016 -- Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi declared that Secretary General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano has presented a good report on implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
  • Iran's Salehi, IAEA's Amano meet, discuss JCPOA implementation Press TV 05 May 2016 -- The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and the chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have discussed the implementation of Iran's nuclear agreement with world powers.
  • DRC Accuses Opposition Presidential Candidate of Recruiting Foreign Mercenaries VOA 05 May 2016 -- The Democratic Republic of Congo has launched an investigation into the alleged use of foreign mercenaries by opposition politician Moise Katumbi, government officials said Wednesday.
  • DR Congo launches probe into use of US mercenaries Press TV 05 May 2016 -- The Democratic Republic of Congo has ordered an investigation into the alleged use of foreign mercenaries by the country's opposition leader and potential presidential candidate Moise Katumbi.
  • Daesh can stage Paris-style attacks in US: Clapper Press TV 05 May 2016 -- The Takfiri Daesh (ISIL) group has the capacity of targeting the United States with attacks similar to those of Paris and Brussels, says the US intelligence chief.
  • Intelligence Official: Islamic State Growing in Somalia VOA 05 May 2016 -- Pro-Islamic State Somali militants have grown in numbers and are receiving financial and military support from Yemen, a top intelligence official told the VOA Somali Service.
  • US Navy Officer Allegedly Admitted to Spying VOA 05 May 2016 -- A U.S. Navy officer with access to highly sensitive intelligence allegedly admitted to spying and patronizing prostitutes. The alleged acknowledgement came during a two-day interrogation following his arrest at an airport in Hawaii last September.
  • Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu to step down as ruling party leader Press TV 05 May 2016 -- Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu plans to relinquish his position as the leader of the country's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) amid differences with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, officials say.
  • Bangladesh to Hang Islamist Party Leader VOA 05 May 2016 -- Bangladesh's supreme court Thursday rejected an appeal of the death sentence given to Islamist party leader Motiur Rahman Nizami for war crimes during the country's 1971 independence struggle, meaning he could be hanged at any time in the coming days.
  • More Relatives of Chinese Leaders Found to Have Hong Kong IDs VOA 05 May 2016 -- More relatives of current and former Chinese political leaders have been found to be Hong Kong residents, according to the latest batch of leaked Panama Papers.
  • Iraqi PM urges pro-reform protesters to 'respect law' Press TV 05 May 2016 -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has urged pro-reform demonstrators to "respect the law" ahead of a fresh protest rally planned to be held outside the fortified Green Zone in the capital Baghdad.
  • Uganda Bans Media From Covering Opposition VOA 05 May 2016 -- Uganda's government says journalists reporting on the activities of the opposition FDC party will lose their licenses and could be subject to arrest. Tensions have been high in Uganda since the February 18th presidential poll, which saw President Yoweri Museveni elected to a fifth term in office.
  • Kazakh President Postpones Land Privatizations Until 2017 RFE/RL 05 May 2016 -- Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has postponed a controversial plan to privatize state-owned agricultural land, as ministries tied to the plan were rocked by resignations and reprimands.



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