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25 December 2016 Military News

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  • Tunisian police warn of Takfiris' return from Iraq, Syria Press TV 25 Dec 2016 -- Tunisian security authorities have warned of the return of thousands of Takfiri militants fighting for terrorist groups in Iraq and neighboring Syria to the small Mediterranean country, demanding "exceptional measures" to combat the phenomenon.
  • 8 new aircraft to be delivered to Iran within three months IRNA 25 Dec 2016 -- Eight new passenger planes are to be delivered to the Airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran Air) by the end of the Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2017) Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development for International Affairs Asghar Fakhriyeh-Kashan has announced.
  • Iran Says It Will Pay Half Price For Boeing Planes RFE/RL 25 Dec 2016 -- Iran has said it will only pay half of the price announced for 80 new planes from U.S. firm Boeing.
  • Work Starts On First China-Russia Highway Bridge RFE/RL 25 Dec 2016 -- Chinese state media are reporting that construction of the first China-Russia highway bridge across the Amur River began on December 24, more than 28 years after it was first proposed and more than a year after an agreement on the project was reached.
  • Dozens Killed as Political Tensions Rise in DRC VOA 25 Dec 2016 -- Dozens of civilians have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo over the weekend, stoking concerns about political instability.
  • At least 34 people killed over weekend in DR Congo Press TV 25 Dec 2016 -- At least 34 people have been killed over the weekend in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Philippines' Duterte threatens to 'burn down' UN Press TV 25 Dec 2016 -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, known for his colorful rhetoric, has threatened to "burn down" the United Nations headquarters in New York over mounting international criticism of his crackdown on suspected drug dealers.
  • Venezuela opposition shuns talks with government Press TV 25 Dec 2016 -- The Venezuelan opposition has rejected the resumption of Vatican-backed talks with the government next month.



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