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03 March 2019 Military News

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  • Decommissioned F-117 Nighthawks Were Used in Syria, Iraq in 2017 – Report Sputnik 03 Mar 2019 -- The once famous F-117 stealth attack jets were decommissioned several years after one was shot down over Yugoslavia in March 1999 by a Soviet-made S-125 missile defence system and after the F-22 took over some of the F-117's roles, when precision strikes were deemed essential for a mission.
  • 350 Taliban members killed in 1 week IRNA 03 Mar 2019 -- Afghanistan Defense Ministry in a statement announced that 350 members of Taliban, including 12 commanders, have been killed in various areas of the country.
  • Afghan Loya Jirga Aimed At Discussing Peace Talks Delayed RFE/RL 03 Mar 2019 -- A planned meeting of hundreds of Afghan politicians and tribal, ethnic, and religious leaders aimed at discussing negotiations with the Taliban has been postponed, officials say.

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  • Russia will prevent US intervention in Venezuela: Official Press TV 03 Mar 2019 -- A Russian official says Moscow will do all it can to prevent potential intervention in Venezuela by the United States, which has not ruled out the military option to overthrow the elected government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
  • Guaido Calls for Protests in Venezuela Ahead of His Return VOA 03 Mar 2019 -- Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido called on the Venezuelan people to take to the streets Monday to coincide with his planned return after touring Latin American allies.
  • US Seeks to Form Coalition For Gov't Change in Venezuela - Bolton Sputnik 03 Mar 2019 -- Earlier, in February, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who has described Guaido as a "US puppet" and accused Washington of trying to stage a coup in Venezuela, said that the opposition leader must be tried if he returns. Guaido may now face up to 30 years in prison for violation of the travel ban.
  • Guaido Vows to Return to Venezuela After Ecuador Visit - Reports Sputnik 03 Mar 2019 -- The self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela Juan Guaido crossed into Colombia in late February in defiance of a Venezuelan Supreme Court order barring him from leaving the country due to an ongoing investigation.
  • Russia says ready to consult with U.S. on Venezuela based on UN Charter People's Daily 03 Mar 2019 -- Russia is ready for consultations on the Venezuela crisis with the United States in accordance with the principles of the UN Charter, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Saturday.
  • Top Democrats Vow to Intensify Trump Probes VOA 03 Mar 2019 -- Top Democratic lawmakers vowed Sunday to step up their investigations of U.S. President Donald Trump and his connections to Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
  • WikiLeaks Whistle-blower Manning Subpoenaed to Testify in Case Against Assange Sputnik 03 Mar 2019 -- Earlier, The Daily Beast reported that another WikiLeaks volunteer, David House, had agreed to testify before the grand jury in the case in exchange for immunity, noting that he was "walking around on the street [and] not [sitting] in an embassy".
  • Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Leaves Vietnam KCNA 03 Mar 2019 -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, successfully finished the official goodwill visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and left Hanoi on Saturday.
  • Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Makes Official Goodwill Visit to Socialist Republic of Vietnam KCNA 03 Mar 2019 -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, laid a wreath before the mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh on Saturday morning.
  • Iran reject's UAE FM's false claims at OIC meeting ISNA 03 Mar 2019 -- Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bahram Qassemi says some countries have got used to making false claims in order to cover up their destructive policies.
  • China's top political advisory body warns West over 'ulterior motives' Press TV 03 Mar 2019 -- China's top political advisory body has repudiated growing Western criticism of the country's methods, saying there are ulterior motives behind what an official characterized as smear campaign.
  • CPPCC starts annual session Global Times 03 Mar 2019 -- China's top political advisory body said Sunday that it has played a positive role and offered valuable input to the country's social and economic development over the past year and will continue to rally unity and support for the country this year, as it faces many challenges.
  • China's top political advisory body starts annual session People's Daily 03 Mar 2019 -- China's top political advisory body started its annual session Sunday afternoon in Beijing, raising the curtain of a key season in the country's political calendar.
  • Sino-US cooperation is 'best option' for all People's Daily 03 Mar 2019 -- The signing of a mutually beneficial trade agreement at an early date will not only benefit China and the United States, but also will be good for the world economy, a spokesman for China's top political advisory body said on Saturday.
  • SpaceX Dragon 2 Successfully Docks With ISS - NASA Sputnik 03 Mar 2019 -- Dragon 2, also known as Crew Dragon, atop a Falcon 9 rocket, was launched at 2:49 am EST (07:49 GMT) from NASA's Kennedy Space Center for its first unmanned test mission to the ISS.
  • Space X Crew Capsule Reaches Space Station VOA 03 Mar 2019 -- The first American commercially built-and-operated crew spacecraft in eight years docked successfully Sunday at the International Space Station.
  • Taiwan ready to share experience as victim of China's hostility: MOFA CNA 03 Mar 2019 -- As country that has been subjected to China's political belligerence for many years, Taiwan would be willing to share that experience with other nations that might be facing a similar problem, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said in its latest report to the Legislature.
  • Taiwan protests exclusion from WHO flu vaccine meeting in Beijing CNA 03 Mar 2019 -- Taiwan was unable to attend a recent World Health Organization (WHO) meeting on flu vaccines because of political interference from China, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Sunday, expressing dissatisfaction with the invitation process.
  • Estonia's Liberal Opposition Party Declared Winner In General Election RFE/RL 03 Mar 2019 -- The opposition liberal Reform Party has scored a victory over the ruling center-left Center Party of Prime Minister Juri Ratas, according to final results of the March 3 election in which the far-right also emerged with increased support.
  • European Parliament Urges Kosovo To Drop 100 Percent Tariff On Serbian Goods RFE/RL 03 Mar 2019 -- The European Parliament has urged Kosovo to withdraw its 100 percent tariff on goods from Serbia to help restart normalization talks between the Western Balkan neighbors.
  • Algeria's Bouteflika vows not to 'serve full term' if elected Press TV 03 Mar 2019 -- Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has for the fifth term submitted his candidacy for the country's presidential votes, but offered to step down after a year if re-elected for a fifth term in office amid mass protests against his 20 years in power.
  • Algerians stage fresh protests as Bouteflika eyes 5th term Press TV 03 Mar 2019 -- Thousands of people have staged new rallies in the Algerian capital and other cities to demand that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika abandon his plan to stand for a fifth term in the upcoming election.
  • Algeria's Bouteflika Seeks Fifth Term as President Amid Protests VOA 03 Mar 2019 -- Longtime Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said Sunday that he would not serve a full term if elected again in April, as protests against his intention to run for another fifth term continued.

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