03 July 2019 Military News
- W. Va. Guard responds to flooding in Harman Army News 03 Jul 2019 -- Response efforts continued today for the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (WVDHSEM) and the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) in Eastern West Virginia for areas impacted by heavy rainfall and flooding on Sunday, June 30.
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- US Soldiers, allies participate in night fire exercise Army News 03 Jul 2019 -- As the sun went down leaving a peach hue above the Baltic Sea, U.S. Soldiers, partner and ally countries prepare weapon systems that would soon be shot off into the night sky.
- US, Ukrainian divers participate in dive training, media day NNS 03 Jul 2019 -- Sailors assigned to Underwater Construction Team 1 participated in a July 2 media day focusing on dive mission capabilities during exercise Sea Breeze 2019 in Odesa, Ukraine.
- U.S. Naval Base Guam Forces Engage in Exercise Citadel Pacific 2019 NNS 03 Jul 2019 -- Sailors and civilians, serving aboard U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG), participated in Exercise Citadel Pacific 2019 (CP-19) June 24-28.
- CFAY Port Ops Supports Dry Dock Evolution for JMSDF Ship Enshu NNS 03 Jul 2019 -- Sailors and civilian members of U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) Port Operations and Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) assist Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) auxiliary, multi-purpose support ship Enshu (AMS 4305) during a dry dock evolution for scheduled maintenance, July 2.
- NATO Conducting Routine Patrol in the Black Sea NATO 03 Jul 2019 -- BLACK SEA (July 3, 2019) – Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) arrived in the Black Sea yesterday to conduct a routine patrol to enhance interoperability with Allies and build on cooperation with NATO Partners.
- Statement to the press by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the joint press conference with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu NATO 03 Jul 2019
- Russian Government Mum After Deadly Sub Fire VOA 03 Jul 2019 -- Russian officials have come under intense public scrutiny for their response to a submarine fire that left 14 dead. Some media figures have even alleged a cover-up, likening the government's response to that of the Soviet Union's after the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown.
- Late Reports, An Article Scrubbed: Details Scant Following Deadly Russian Submarine Fire RFE/RL 03 Jul 2019 -- At 11 a.m. on July 1, Yevgeny Karpov, a journalist from the Arctic port of Severomorsk, received a call from one of his sources at the city's naval base – the headquarters of Russia's Northern Fleet.
- Russian Sailors Who Died In Submarine Fire To Receive State Awards RFE/RL 03 Jul 2019 -- Commenting on investigations into a deadly fire involving a Russian deep-sea submarine, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has described the 14 sailors who died in the July 2 incident as "unique military specialists" who will all be nominated for state awards.
- Russia successfully tests new anti-ballistic missile People's Daily 03 Jul 2019 -- Russia has successfully tested a new anti-ballistic missile, Colonel Pavel Kuzmin, a spokesman for the Russian air and anti-missile defense command of the Aerospace force, said Tuesday.
- Russia's Putin formally suspends INF treaty with US Press TV 03 Jul 2019 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a bill to suspend the country's participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with the United States after the US suspended its obligations under the landmark nuclear arms control agreement.
- Putin Signs Law Suspending Russia's Participation In INF Treaty RFE/RL 03 Jul 2019 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed legislation that suspends the country's participation in the Cold War-era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty between Moscow and Washington.
- Putin Signs INF Treaty Suspension Into Law Sputnik 03 Jul 2019 -- The US formally suspended its obligations under the INF Treaty on 2 February, over alleged violations by Russia, and triggered a six-month withdrawal process. Moscow has denied the accusations, blaming Washington for breaching the deal. In March, President Putin signed a decree on suspending Russia's participation in the deal.
- Bolivia Interested in Purchasing Russian Military Equipment - President Sputnik 03 Jul 2019 -- Bolivia is interested in purchasing Russian military equipment, and even considering replacing US T-33 jet trainers with Russian analogues, according to Bolivian President Evo Morales.
- China Reportedly Conducts Missile Tests in South China Sea After Xi, Trump G-20 Talks Sputnik 03 Jul 2019 -- China has conducted several anti-ship ballistic missile tests in the South China Sea, two US officials told NBC News Monday.
- China, Germany to hold joint military exercise on medical support People's Daily 03 Jul 2019 -- Chinese and German militaries will hold a joint exercise on medical support from July 3 to 17 in Munich, Germany, said a source with the Health Bureau of the Logistic Support Department of the Central Military Commission of China Tuesday.
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- Saudi Arabian Military Industries & Paramount Group sign high-level collaboraton agreement on defense and security SPA 03 Jul 2019 -- Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and Paramount Group, the global aerospace and technology company, announced the signing of a high-level defence collaboration agreement, in line with the Saudi Arabia's vision for the creation of an integrated defence industrial system.
- 3 July 2019 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 03 Jul 2019
- Pentagon: China recent missile test in South China Sea 'disturbing' Press TV 03 Jul 2019 -- The US Department of Defense has accused China of exhibiting "disturbing" behavior by launching missiles in the disputed South China Sea.
- Yemeni forces say they have intercepted Saudi-led reconnaissance drone Press TV 03 Jul 2019 -- Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from the Popular Committees, have intercepted and targeted an unmanned aerial vehicle belonging to the Saudi-led military coalition as it was flying in the skies over Saudi Arabia's southwestern border region of Jizan.
- Terrorist Sleeper Cells, Daesh Fighters Remain in Iraq - Russian Mission to UN Sputnik 03 Jul 2019 -- Iraqi leaders told UN Security Council member representatives during a trip to the Middle East last week that it would be a political mistake to claim terrorism had been defeated in Iraq, Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vladimir Safronkov told reporters on Tuesday.
- Deadly Libya Bombing May Be War Crime VOA 03 Jul 2019 -- The bombing in Libya's capital that killed at least 44 people, with some reports saying as many as 55, and injured more than 130 on Tuesday night may amount to a war crime, according to a United Nations envoy in Tripoli.
- Death Toll Climbs in Libya Bombing VOA 03 Jul 2019 -- The United Nations says at least 44 people were killed and more than 130 wounded in the airstrike late Tuesday that hit a migrant detention camp outside the Libyan capital.
- 40 killed, 80 injured as airstrike hits migrant detention facility in Libya Press TV 03 Jul 2019 -- Forty people have lost their lives and 80 others sustained injuries when an airstrike struck a detention facility for illegal migrants in a eastern suburb of the Libyan capital of Tripoli.
- Air Traffic Resumes at Tripoli's Mitiga Airport After Libya Air Strike - Report Sputnik 03 Jul 2019 -- Mitiga International Airport, in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, has been a frequent target of attacks amid an ongoing military conflict in the country.
- Air Strike Hits Migrant Detention Facility in Libya's Tripoli - Report Sputnik 03 Jul 2019 -- An air strike late on Tuesday hit a detention facility for migrants in the Tajoura suburb of the Libyan capital of Tripoli, Reuters reported, citing an official at the targeted location.
- Libya detention centre airstrike could amount to a war crime says UN, as Guterres calls for independent investigation UN News 03 Jul 2019 -- An airstrike on a detention centre in Tripoli that killed scores of migrants and refugees "deserves more than condemnation", UN agencies said on Wednesday, as both the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the head of the UN mission in Libya (UNSMIL), insisted that it may amount to a war crime.
- UN accuses army, Buddhists of committing war crimes in western Myanmar Press TV 03 Jul 2019 -- United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur to Myanmar says its security forces and rebels are committing human rights violations against civilians in the country's west that may amount to new war crimes.
- Grievous violations continue against Myanmar civilians, Human Rights Council hears UN News 03 Jul 2019 -- Marginalized communities in Myanmar still face "grievous human rights violations" at the hands of security forces, a UN-appointed independent expert said this week, while repeating her call for an international and independent probe into the 2017 exodus from Rakhine state.
- Pakistan Hails US Branding of Separatist Group as Global Terrorists VOA 03 Jul 2019 -- The United States on Tuesday designated a major anti-Pakistan militant organization conducting deadly attacks against local and foreign targets in the South Asian nation as a global terrorist.
- Pakistan Says Kashmir Blast Kills Five Soldiers RFE/RL 03 Jul 2019 -- An explosion has killed five soldiers and wounded one near the border with India in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, Pakistan's military said in a statement on July 3.
- Bomb Kills 5 Pakistani Troops in Disputed Kashmir VOA 03 Jul 2019 -- A rare bombing in the Pakistan-administered part of the disputed Kashmir region has killed at least five soldiers and injured another.
- Georgians Near Breakaway Regions See Quality Of Life Decline, Amnesty Says RFE/RL 03 Jul 2019 -- Georgian villagers living near demarcation lines with two breakaway regions say their quality of life has declined since physical barriers were built, cutting them off from family, land, and markets.
- DHS Inspector General: Overcrowded Migrant Centers 'A Ticking Time Bomb' VOA 03 Jul 2019 -- A new report by the Homeland Security Inspector General describes appalling conditions and wretched overcrowding at migrant detention centers in Texas with a top manager at one of the facilities saying he fears for the security of his staff, calling the situation a "ticking time bomb."
- US Homeland Security Chief Orders Probe of Agents' Offensive Facebook Posts VOA 03 Jul 2019 -- The U.S. Homeland Security chief on Wednesday ordered an immediate investigation into a report that current and former U.S. Border Patrol agents are part of a Facebook group that posts racist, sexist and violent comments about migrants and Latin American lawmakers.
- White House Slams Judge for Imposing 'Open Borders Views' on US, Warns Against 'Illegal Aliens' Sputnik 03 Jul 2019 -- Washington's frustration comes amid its efforts to tighten the screws on US asylum rules. In late June, President Trump delayed planned immigration raids, giving Congress two weeks to pass restrictions on the asylum laws. On Monday, however, Trump announced that the raids would start shortly after the nation's Fourth of July celebrations.
- US Federal Judge Blocks AG Barr's Order Permitting Indefinite Detention of Asylum Seekers Sputnik 03 Jul 2019 -- On Tuesday, a federal judge blocked US Attorney General William Barr's recent order to jail and deny bail to individuals seeking asylum in the US, which allowed authorities to detain them indefinitely.
- Customs Agency Cash Seizures at Airports Cost Travelers Millions VOA 03 Jul 2019 -- A little-known U.S. anti-money laundering law is costing international travelers millions of dollars a year, raising concerns of civil liberties' advocates that many innocent people are unwittingly being swept up by a statute designed to catch criminals.
- US Sanctions Cuban Oil, Metals Company Cubametales for Links to Venezuela - Treasury Sputnik 03 Jul 2019 -- The United States has imposed sanctions on Cuba's oil and metals company Cubametales for its links to Venezuela, the US Department of the Treasury said in a press release.
- The United States Curtails Cuban Support for Illegitimate Former Maduro Regime US Dept. of State 03 Jul 2019 -- Today, the United States removed sanctions on oil shipping company PB Tankers in response to actions it has taken to ensure that its vessels no longer were complicit in supporting the former Maduro regime. Additionally, the United States designated Cubametales, the Cuban state-run company and primary facilitator of oil imports from Venezuela, for circumventing U.S. sanctions.
- Treasury Targets Cuban Support for the Illegitimate Venezuelan Regime US Treasury 03 Jul 2019 -- "Today, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Cubametales, the Cuban state-run oil import and export company, for its continued importation of oil from Venezuela. Cuba, in exchange for this oil, continues to provide support, including defense, intelligence, and security assistance, to the illegitimate regime of former President Nicolas Maduro."
- US Hits Cuba With Sanctions in New Move Against Venezuela's Maduro VOA 03 Jul 2019 -- The U.S. is sanctioning a Cuban business for importing Venezuelan oil as part of America's ongoing effort to force the South American country's president, Nicolas Maduro, from power.
- Venezuela's Maduro Says Likely to Reach Agreement With Opposition by End of 2019 Sputnik 03 Jul 2019 -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said an agreement between his government and the country's political opposition would likely be reached by the end of the year, adding that his administration is open to dialogue with all opposition groups.
- Venezuela's Maduro says peace will come by year-end Press TV 03 Jul 2019 -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he is certain a peace agreement with the country's opposition will be reached until the end of the year, despite remarks just earlier by opposition figure Juan Guaido ruling out negotiations with the government.
- Sudan opposition agrees to direct talks with military council Press TV 03 Jul 2019 -- Sudan's main opposition alliance has agreed to hold direct talks with the ruling military council after a call from African Union and Ethiopian mediators to resume the stalled negotiations.
- Restrictions, unmet promises, unbridled violence in Sudan, a 'recipe for disaster', says Bachelet UN News 03 Jul 2019 -- After nationwide protests across Sudan on Sunday, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday called on Sudanese authorities to lift restrictions on the internet and launch independent investigations into all acts of violence against demonstrators, and allegations of excessive force, including attacks on hospitals.
- DPRK Mission to UN Slams US as 'Hell-Bent on Hostile Acts' Against North Korea - Report Sputnik 03 Jul 2019 -- The North Korean Mission to the United Nations said Wednesday in a statement that it is "ridiculous" for the United States to be "obsessed with sanctions and a pressure campaign" against Pyongyang, according to Reuters.
- Trump-Kim Handshake May Be Meaningless Without Bridging Denuclearization Differences VOA 03 Jul 2019 -- President Donald Trump may have jumpstarted a new round of working-level talks with Pyongyang at his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but experts say their handshake is meaningless unless negotiators make a headway in bridging the countries' divergent approaches toward denuclearization.
- US Pushing Contrasting Assessments of Iran Threat VOA 03 Jul 2019 -- Escalating tensions between the United States and Iran are exposing potentially contrasting U.S. assessments of the threat Tehran represents to Washington and its allies and interests in the region.
- Rouhani: Iran Ready to Enrich Uranium 'Any Amount We Want' VOA 03 Jul 2019 -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that Iran would begin enriching uranium at higher levels within days unless it sees more help on sanctions relief from the other signatories to a 2015 agreement that placed limits on its nuclear program.
- Iran "will gain nothing" by breaching nuclear deal: French Foreign Ministry Global Times 03 Jul 2019 -- France on Wednesday told Iran that it was not in Tehran's interest to break with the nuclear accord and boost the enrichment level of its uranium beyond the limits agreed with major world powers in Vienna in 2015, urging Tehran to refrain from any move that may further fuel tensions in the region, the French Foreign Ministry said.
- Iran urges US to correct mistake, return to JCPOA IRNA 03 Jul 2019 -- The best way for the United States is to return from its mistake, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said while referring to the US unilateral withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal – known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – on May 8, 2018.
- FM spox: No one dying for INSTEX in gov't IRNA 03 Jul 2019 -- Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday that no one is dying for the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges in Iranian government, adding that INSTEX is not enough and should be a prelude to fulfill 11 commitments by the European Union.
- IRGC commander highlights Iran's deterrence might IRNA 03 Jul 2019 -- Iran's global power is known to the world as the country enjoys high deterrence capacity and has been able to crash the fabricated might of the US, said Commander of Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Major-General Hossein Salami on Wednesday.
- Iran's commitment to JCPOA to be as much as Europe's: Zarif IRNA 03 Jul 2019 -- Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Wednesday said that Iran will comply with the nuclear deal to the extent that the European signatories fulfill their obligations.
- INSTEX in first step to be launched IRNA 03 Jul 2019 -- After months of debates over the European financial mechanism to keep the JCPOA going, the INSTEX eventually entered the executive phase to increase hopes for the effectiveness of the nuclear deal; The phase that in which the power of the European Union, along with its political will, is judged and evaluated.
- Iran to determine level of uranium enrichment: FM Zarif ISNA 03 Jul 2019 -- Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday stressed that Iran will raise enrichment level and determine the amount of it in the 2nd phase of reducing its commitments under the nuclear deal.
- On July 7, Iran's enrichment level to be based on its needs: President Rouhani ISNA 03 Jul 2019 -- Iran's President described the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) beneficial for all nations, the region and the world, stressing that the best way for the United States is to fix its mistake, saying, "If the US is so much afraid of the word fire, then it must not start the flames".
- Iran to comply with JCPOA in same manner as Europe: Zarif ISNA 03 Jul 2019 -- Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed that Iran is committed to the full implementation of the nuclear deal as long as Europe implements its economic commitments.
- European powers urge Iran to reverse uranium enrichment decision People's Daily 03 Jul 2019 -- Top diplomats from the European Union, France, Germany and the UK said on Tuesday that they are extremely concerned with Iran's exceeding of stockpile limit for low enriched uranium and urged Tehran to reverse course.
- Arak reactor to resume pre-deal activities if EU fails to meet pledges: Rouhani Press TV 03 Jul 2019 -- President Hassan Rouhani says Iran's Arak heavy water nuclear reactor – which was agreed to be redesigned under a 2015 nuclear agreement – will resume its previous activities after July 7 if the other signatories to the deal fail to uphold their end of the bargain.
- Russia vows to help Iran remain equal energy player Press TV 03 Jul 2019 -- Russia says it supports Iran in the face of US sanctions and wants the Middle Eastern powerhouse to remain an equal player in the energy market despite American efforts to blot Tehran out of the market.
- Iran blocked enemy's path to war: IRGC Press TV 03 Jul 2019 -- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)'s chief commander hails Iran's significant progress in the defense sector, saying the country has effectively deterred the enemy from waging war on it.
- Rohani: Iran Prepared To Enrich Uranium At Higher Level Despite International Warnings RFE/RL 03 Jul 2019 -- Iran will boost its uranium enrichment after July 7 to whatever levels it needs beyond the concentration limit set under the 2015 nuclear deal, President Hassan Rohani has said, defying calls by world powers to adhere to the agreement.
- Iran Abandoning Several JCPOA Commitments to Save Nuclear Deal - Rouhani Sputnik 03 Jul 2019 -- Tehran is partially discontinuing its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plane of Action (JCPOA) treaty in a bid to salvage the multilateral nuclear deal, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday.
- Iranian President Rouhani Calls on US to Return to JCPOA and Resume Negotiations Sputnik 03 Jul 2019 -- The ever-increasing tensions between Washington and Tehran have risen since the Iranian military downed an American drone, claiming it had crossed the country's border, while the US insisted it had been operating over international waters.
- EU urges Iran to return to permissible limits of enriched uranium stockpile IRNA 03 Jul 2019 -- EU foreign policy chief and foreign ministers of three European members of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in a statement on Tuesday called on Iran to return to the permissible ceiling of enriched uranium stockpile under the nuclear deal.
- Britain Summons Chinese Ambassador Over Hong Kong Row VOA 03 Jul 2019 -- Britain has summoned the Chinese ambassador after he said that relations between Beijing and London had been "damaged" by Britain's backing of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
- China protests to UK over 'fantasizing' about Hong Kong Press TV 03 Jul 2019 -- China has protested to Britain after London warned Beijing of "serious consequences" if it breached an agreement over the handover of Hong Kong from the British Empire to China.
- China protests Hunt's HK comments, calls him immersed in 'colonial illusion' Global Times 03 Jul 2019 -- China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday lodged strong discontent and opposition to the UK over Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt's remarks about Hong Kong and said he is still immersed in a "colonial illusion."
- Taiwan separatists warned against helping HK secessionists Global Times 03 Jul 2019 -- Experts warned secessionists from the island of Taiwan to abandon their illusion of colluding with secessionists from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) to justify their separatist actions and attempt to subvert the "one country, two systems" framework for national reunification.
- Commentary: Violence must be punished to safeguard Hong Kong stability People's Daily 03 Jul 2019 -- While people from all walks of life in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) were immersed in festivities commemorating the return of Hong Kong to the motherland and the establishment of the HKSAR on July 1, in complete contrast, some protesters were storming the region's Legislative Council on the other side of the city.
- DPP raises alert about technology threats from China CNA 03 Jul 2019 -- The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) warned Wednesday that Taiwan is facing a threat from China regarding technology, including theft of intellectual property and personal data, and security breaches in various sectors from agriculture, technology and commerce.
- Legislature approves bill to bar ex-officials from China activities CNA 03 Jul 2019 -- The Legislative Yuan passed an amendment bill Wednesday to bar certain retired high-ranking military officers and senior political appointees from engaging in political activities organized by the Chinese authorities.
- IMF Approves $6 Billion Loan For Pakistan RFE/RL 03 Jul 2019 -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has given Pakistan a $6 billion, three-year loan requested by Prime Minister Imran Khan's government to help resuscitate the country's ailing economy.
- Trump-Khan Meeting Raises Hopes for Better US-Pakistan Ties VOA 03 Jul 2019 -- U.S. President Donald Trump will host Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan later this month at their first meeting. Officials and analysts in Islamabad hope it could mean a change in often-acrimonious bilateral relations.
- Rahul Gandhi Quits as Head of India's Congress Party VOA 03 Jul 2019 -- Rahul Gandhi has quit as head of India's main opposition Congress Party, taking responsibility for its humiliating rout in recent general elections. His resignation leaves the party, which has been led by a member of the Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty for decades, in crisis.
- U.S. To 'Strengthen' Ties With New Kazakh Government RFE/RL 03 Jul 2019 -- Following talks with Kazakhstan's foreign minister, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the United States seeks to "strengthen" its ties with the energy-rich Central Asian state.
- UN expert urges ban on spy tech sales to Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi's murder Press TV 03 Jul 2019 -- A UN expert, who recently concluded a probe into the state-sponsored assassination of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, has called for sanctions on surveillance technology sales to Riyadh, amid reports that the regime has been using such spyware to keep track of the dissidents living abroad.
- Australia Foils Alleged Islamic State-Inspired Plot in Sydney VOA 03 Jul 2019 -- A court in Sydney has charged two men arrested during counterterrorism raids with involvement in the Islamic State terror group. Australian investigators continue to interview the alleged mastermind of an Islamic State-inspired plot to attack buildings, including churches, courts and embassies. He has also been accused preparing an act of terror.
- Will Post-Brexit London Remain Global Financial Hub? VOA 03 Jul 2019 -- Four centuries ago, the world's first multinational company was established in Amsterdam. The Dutch East India Company was created by a government-directed merger of rival trading companies and went on to dominate the Asian spice trade.
- UN Commission Warns of New Burundi Political Crisis in 2020 VOA 03 Jul 2019 -- A U.N. commission on Burundi says the country is poised for another political crisis when it holds elections next year. The three-member commission of inquiry says the ruling party is trying to harass and intimidate opponents and creating the conditions for unfair elections.
- Organizers Of Ongoing Protests In Georgia Say They Are Changing Tactics RFE/RL 03 Jul 2019 -- As mass demonstrations in Georgia near the two-week mark, organizers calling for the resignation of the country's interior minister over police violence during the initial rally against Russian influence are changing their tactics to ensure that their protests do not fade away without results.
- Pakistan Registers Terror Financing Cases Against Leader of Banned Militant Group VOA 03 Jul 2019 -- Pakistani counterterrorism officials have registered 23 cases related to terrorism financing against more than a dozen people, including Hafiz Saeed, a central figure in the Mumbai attacks of 2008 that killed more than 170 people.
- Kyrgyz Ex-President's Supporters Protest As Possible Arrest Pending RFE/RL 03 Jul 2019 -- Some 1,000 supporters of Almazbek Atambaev have gathered in the Kyrgyz capital, demanding the charges against the former president be dropped.
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