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05 July 2016 Military News

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  • Three Bombings Target Saudi Holy Sites, Eid Celebrations RFE/RL 05 Jul 2016 -- A suicide bombing outside one of Islam's holiest sites killed four Saudi security forces, and similar attacks outside a Shi'ite mosque and a U.S. Consulate in two other Saudi cities raised fears of a coordinated assault on the kingdom.
  • French Inquiry Advises Creation Of 'National Antiterrorism Agency' RFE/RL 05 Jul 2016 -- French lawmakers have recommended sweeping changes to the country's intelligence services in response to mounting concerns over the dangers posed by international terrorism.
  • French Intelligence Needs Overhaul After Deadly Paris Attacks Sputnik 05 Jul 2016 -- One of the reasons for Paris November 2015 attacks was the intelligence services malpractice, which is why is needs to be reformed.
  • Paris Attacks Inquiry Calls for New Umbrella Intel Agency VOA 05 Jul 2016 -- A U.S.-style national terrorism center? That is one of the recommendations coming from a French parliamentary inquiry into last year's Paris attacks. It also cites intelligence shortfalls leading up to the attacks and limits to the current state of emergency.
  • Iraqi interior minister quits after fatal Baghdad bomb attacks Press TV 05 Jul 2016 -- Iraq's Interior Minister Mohammed al-Ghabban has stepped down from his position following one of the deadliest ever bombings in the Arab country claimed by the Takfiri Daesh terrorists group.
  • Turkey charges 17 more suspects over Istanbul airport attack Press TV 05 Jul 2016 -- Turkey has charged 17 people, mostly Russians, over the recent deadly gun and bomb attack at Istanbul's international airport which was blamed on the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group.
  • Shamkhani stresses unfaltering implementation of JCPOA IRNA 05 Jul 2016 -- Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani stressed the ceaseless implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
  • Commentary: Ling Jihua sentenced to life; All are equal before the law People's Daily 05 Jul 2016 -- Former Director of General Office of the ??CPC? Central Committee Lin Jihua on Monday was sentenced to life for bribery, illegally obtaining state secrets, and abuse of power. Ling accepted bribes totaling over 77.08 million yuan (11.6 million U.S. dollars) personally and through his family, according to the first-instance ruling by the First Intermediate People's Court of Tianjin.
  • Russia Buying Chinese Yuan To Diversify Away From Dollar, Euro RFE/RL 05 Jul 2016 -- Russia's central bank has started buying the Chinese yuan to diversify its foreign-currency reserves away from the euro and U.S. dollar and become less vulnerable to Western sanctions.
  • Heavy Rain Witnessed in DPRK KCNA 05 Jul 2016 -- Heavy rainfall was witnessed in North and South Hwanghae and Kangwon provinces and other parts of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea from 12:00 Monday to 9:00 Tuesday.
  • Juno Spacecraft Enters Jupiter's Orbit VOA 05 Jul 2016 -- There were hugs, "high fives" and handshakes at Juno mission control at Jet Propulsion Laboratory Monday, as the unmanned spacecraft completed its engine burn to enter Jupiter orbit and start its 20-month mission mapping the giant planet.



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