31 July 2019 Military News
- Taliban Expects Peace Deal With US in Next Meeting VOA 31 Jul 2019 -- The Taliban says it is hopeful an agreement will be reached with the United States to end the 18-year-old war in Afghanistan when the two adversaries meet later this week in Qatar for a crucial round of peace negotiations.
- U.S. State Department wasted 103 mln USD in camp building project in Afghanistan: report People's Daily 31 Jul 2019 -- A report released Tuesday showed that the U.S. State Department squandered 103.2 million U.S. dollars on a failed camp project in Afghanistan.
- Bomb kills 34 civilians in Afghanistan Press TV 31 Jul 2019 -- A roadside bomb in Afghanistan has killed at least 34 people and wounded 10 others, with the casualties being mostly women and children.
- Dozens Killed As Bus Hits Roadside Bomb In Western Afghanistan RFE/RL 31 Jul 2019 -- A roadside bomb explosion has hit a passenger bus in the western Afghan province of Farah, killing at least 35 civilians and wounding 27 others, officials say.
- U.S. Envoy Hails 'Most Productive' Afghan Visit RFE/RL 31 Jul 2019 -- U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has wrapped up what he called his "most productive visit" to Kabul since his appointment last year to negotiate a political settlement with the Taliban to end the nearly 18-year war in Afghanistan.
Defense Policy / Programs
- US-Russian New START Treaty Unlikely to Be Extended - Bolton Sputnik 31 Jul 2019 -- The New START treaty was signed in 2010 and is currently the only Russia-US arms control treaty.
- Demise of US-Russian Nuclear Treaty Triggers Warnings VOA 31 Jul 2019 -- In December 1987, U.S. President Ronald Reagan hosted Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev at the White House for a ceremony that signaled the changing times.
- Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Billings DoD 31 Jul 2019 -- The Navy will commission its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Billings (LCS 15), during a 10 a.m. ceremony Saturday, Aug. 3, in Key West, Florida.
- 11th Marine Regiment conducts Summer FIREX 19 USMC News 31 Jul 2019 -- U.S. Marines with 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, are conducting Summer Fire Exercise, a regimental-level exercise, from July 22 to Aug. 1.
- USS Michael Murphy Supports Maritime Interdicton Operations NNS 31 Jul 2019 -- While conducting routine operations in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations an MH-60R Sea Hawk, assigned to the "Easyriders" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37, embarked aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), sighted a low profile vessel on July 25.
- Comfort Departs Costa Rica Following Closing Ceremony NNS 31 Jul 2019 -- The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) held its closing ceremony at Gimnasio el Coloso de Barranca symbolizing the completion of the hospital ship's third medical mission in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, July 27.
- USS Carter Hall Departs for UNITAS LX NNS 31 Jul 2019 -- Nearly 350 Sailors and Marines serving aboard the USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) will depart Joint Expeditionary Base-Little Creek, Aug. 4, for UNITAS.
- Parade of Ships Kicks off Seattle Fleet Week NNS 31 Jul 2019 -- Guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111), Royal Canadian navy ships HMCS Edmonton, and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC 618) participated in a parade of ships in Elliott Bay, July 29, to kick off the 70th annual Seattle Fleet Week.
- Facts and Figures about Britain's Crumbling Royal Navy Press TV 31 Jul 2019 -- Britain's Royal Navy once had pride of place in an empire where the sun was never supposed to set. Boasting fearsome names like Dauntless, Indefatigable and Ultimatum, this formidable fleet underpinned Britain's global role.
- UK Warship Engaged in War of Warnings With Iranian Forces in the Gulf - Commander Sputnik 31 Jul 2019 -- The Royal Navy began accompanying British-flagged commercial vessels sailing through the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz following reports of Iranian attempts to detain UK-flagged commercial vessels following the seizure of an Iranian-flagged tanker laden with oil off the coast of Gibraltar in early July.
- Germany will not join US-led Persian Gulf patrol force: Maas Press TV 31 Jul 2019 -- Germany has officially turned down a request by the United States to join its international naval force, which is supposed to protect vessels from an alleged Iranian threat as they pass through the Strait of Hormuz.
- Germany 'Reluctant' On U.S. Plan For Naval Patrols Off Iran RFE/RL 31 Jul 2019 -- Germany is "reluctant" to join a proposed U.S.-led naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz but would consider participating in a European mission, Chancellor Angela Merkel's government said July 31.
- Germany Refuses to Join US Naval Mission in Strait of Hormuz VOA 31 Jul 2019 -- Germany has rejected the U.S. call to join an international mission to protect maritime traffic in the Strait of Hormuz.
- Xi stresses focusing on reform to strengthen military Global Times 31 Jul 2019 -- Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has stressed concentrating efforts to implement the strategy of strengthening the military through reform to advance the cause of building a strong military in the new era.
- China to further raise pension benefits for retired soldiers Global Times 31 Jul 2019 -- China will further increase pension and living subsidies for disabled veterans, Red Army veterans and families of martyrs starting Aug. 1, China's Army Day.
- Defense ministry holds reception to celebrate PLA founding anniversary People's Daily 31 Jul 2019 -- A reception was held by the Ministry of National Defense on Tuesday to celebrate the 92nd anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), which falls on Aug. 1.
- PLA pushes protection, peace agenda People's Daily 31 Jul 2019 -- Underestimating the People's Liberation Army's resolve to safeguard China's sovereignty, security and development interests is "extremely dangerous", Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe said on Tuesday.
- Reshaping China's armed forces People's Daily 31 Jul 2019 -- The eyes of Shi Baodong lit up when asked about his experience at a massive military parade at Tian'anmen Square four years ago.
- New North Korean Submarine Has Potential to Carry Three Ballistic Missiles Sputnik 31 Jul 2019 -- South Korea's Ministry of National Defense revealed Wednesday that North Korea's newly constructed submarine has the ability to carry at least three submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs).
- With Latest Launches, North Korea Perfecting 'Scary Impressive' Missile VOA 31 Jul 2019 -- With its latest test Wednesday, North Korea has now launched seven ballistic missiles over the past three months, after having refrained from such launches for a year and a half.
- North Korea Conducts 2nd Ballistic Missile Test in a Week VOA 31 Jul 2019 -- North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles early Wednesday, according to South Korea's military, Pyongyang's second launch in less than a week amid stalled nuclear talks.
- N.Korea fires more missiles: Seoul Global Times 31 Jul 2019 -- North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Wednesday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, less than a week after it launched similar missiles near the same area.
- DPRK fires 2 short-range missiles off east coast: S.Korea People's Daily 31 Jul 2019 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Wednesday.
- Maximum Altitude of Missiles Launched by North Korea Amounts to 18.6 Miles - Reports Sputnik 31 Jul 2019 -- The maxim altitude of the missiles fired by North Korea early Wednesday morning amounted to 30 kilometers (18.6 miles), Yonhap news agency reported.
- South Korea Conducts Emergency National Security Council Meeting Over New Pyongyang Missile Tests Sputnik 31 Jul 2019 -- South Korea conducted an emergency meeting of its National Security Council on Wednesday over a recent missile test conducted by Pyongyang, Yonhap news agency reported.
- Indian Court Orders to Produce British Businessman Charged With Bribery to Clinch Helicopter Deal Sputnik 31 Jul 2019 -- An Indian court has issued a production warrant for a British businessman accused of paying bribes to clinch a defence helicopter deal for an Anglo-Italian firm.
- Defense Min: Iran to continue to test missiles IRNA 31 Jul 2019 -- Iran's armed forces will continue with their plans, including missile tests, Iran's Minister of Defense and Logistics of the Armed Forces Brigadier-General Amir Hatami said on Wednesday.
- Iran's flotilla docks at Baku for 2019 Sea Cup ISNA 31 Jul 2019 -- Iranian Navy Force flotilla, containing Separ and Joshan missile-launching corvettes arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan to participate in 2019 International Sea Cup for the third time.
- Iran tests missiles on regular basis: Defense minister Press TV 31 Jul 2019 -- Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says Iranian Armed Forces carry out their activities, including missile tests, according to plan and "on a regular basis."
- CENTCOM Official Claims Iran Never Warned US Before June Drone Shootdown Sputnik 31 Jul 2019 -- According to US Navy Captain Bill Urban, a spokesperson for US Central Command, Iran never warned the US before shooting down its RQ-4 Global Hawk drone last month, challenging Tehran's claim that it had.
- Turkish Official Says US Cannot Legally Exclude Turkey From F-35 Programme Amid S-400 Row Sputnik 31 Jul 2019 -- The US has repeatedly warned Ankara against purchasing the Russian air defence system, which Washington claims is incompatible with NATO systems and may attempt to exploit the capabilities of its fifth-generation F-35 fighter jet.
- Bolton seeks fivefold rise in Japan's spending on US military: Report Press TV 31 Jul 2019 -- The administration of US President Donald Trump is reportedly seeking up to a fivefold increase in Japan's spending on American military forces deployed to the Asian country.
- News on F-16V sale not likely until after September: scholars CNA 31 Jul 2019 -- A possible announcement on the U.S. granting a Taiwanese request to buy a batch of F-16V fighter jets is not likely to be made until after September after the U.S. Congress returns from its summer recess, two Taiwanese scholars said Wednesday.
- Bulgaria Gives Final Green Light To Biggest Military Acquisition Since Fall Of Communism RFE/RL 31 Jul 2019 -- Bulgaria has given the final green light to a $1.67 billion package deal to purchase eight F-16 fighter multirole jets from the United States -- the country's biggest military procurement since the fall of communism in the early 1990s.
- Hungary Defends Transit of Russian Military Goods to Serbia VOA 31 Jul 2019 -- Inspecting 10 newly arrived Russian armored vehicles at a Serbian Army base in Nis, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for "strengthening" Belgrade's military.
- Pompeo in Thailand; Talks with North Korea Officials Uncertain VOA 31 Jul 2019 -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Thailand for an ASEAN summit that comes just hours after North Korea's latest ballistic missile test, the second launch by Pyongyang in less than a week.
- Remarks by President Trump After Marine One Arrival The White House 31 Jul 2019
- Contracts for July 31, 2019
- Turkish Defense Industry Measures Price of Lost US Jet Contract VOA 31 Jul 2019 -- Washington's suspension of the sale of its F-35 warplane to Turkey has dealt a severe blow to both the Turkish military and the Turkish defense industry.
- 31 July 2019 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 31 Jul 2019
- Beijing warns US, outsiders not to amplify old disputes in South China Sea Press TV 31 Jul 2019 -- Beijing has warned the United States and other non-Asian countries not to amplify disputes in the South China Sea.
- Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT) of Yemen reviews a number of incidents and refutes allegations SPA 31 Jul 2019 -- The official spokesman of the Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT) in Yemen Legal Counselor Mansour Al-Mansour reviewed the results of assessing the incidents which included four allegations filed by international organizations and different media addressing errors allegedly committed by the Coalition Forces to Support Legitimacy in Yemen during military operations inside Yemen, confirming the correctness of the measures followed by the Coalition forces which observed the bases of engagement and the norms of the humanitarian international law.
- UN Experts: Islamic State Down But Not Out RFE/RL 31 Jul 2019 -- The Islamic State (IS) extremist group may be based mostly in Iraq, but the covert network is poised for an eventual resurgence, a group of UN experts told the international body's Security Council this week.
- Jordan's King: Two-State Solution Key to Middle East Peace VOA 31 Jul 2019 -- A U.S. delegation led by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner held talks Wednesday with Jordan's King Abdullah II about ways to revive the Mideast peace process.
- Israel announces thousands of new settler units in West Bank Press TV 31 Jul 2019 -- Israel has reportedly approved plans for the construction of 6,000 new settler units in the occupied West Bank, in flagrant defiance of international outcry over the Tel Aviv regime's settlement expansion policies in the Palestinian territories.
- Pakistan Summons Indian Diplomat Amid "Unprecedented" Firing at Border Sputnik 31 Jul 2019 -- Pakistan summoned Indian diplomat on Wednesday morning to lodge its strong protest against the ceasefire violation by the Indian Army in several sectors along the Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border that divides the two countries.
- Sudan Protests Continue as Authorities Close Schools VOA 31 Jul 2019 -- Hundreds of protestors rallied in the central Sudanese city of Obeid Tuesday after security forces shot and killed six demonstrators, including five students, on Monday.
- Sudan's junta orders schools closed as tensions mount Press TV 31 Jul 2019 -- Officials in Sudan have ordered the shutdown of schools across the country amid an escalation of tensions over the killing of five students.
- Russian Hospital Says Tests Exclude Navalny Poisoning RFE/RL 31 Jul 2019 -- The head of a Russian medical center says laboratory tests performed on unspecified biomaterial taken from opposition politician Aleksei Navalny have excluded poisoning as a reason for his recent hospitalization.
- Russian Libertarian Party Leader Sentenced For Unsanctioned Rally RFE/RL 31 Jul 2019 -- A court in Moscow has sentenced Mikhail Svetov, the leader of the Libertarian Party of Russia, to 30 days in jail after finding him guilty of violating laws on holding public events.
- US intelligence community 'running amok,' Trump says Press TV 31 Jul 2019 -- US President Donald Trump says the American intelligence community has "run amok," voicing hope that his pick for the spy chief would "rein in" the agencies.
- Ukraine Detains Ex-Police Officer Suspected Of Spying For Russia RFE/RL 31 Jul 2019 -- Ukraine's security service (SBU) says a former police officer has been detained in the southern region of Zaporizhzhya on suspicion of spying for Russia.
- Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un's Love for People KCNA 31 Jul 2019 -- With the beginning of the hottest period of summer, a lot of Pyongyang citizens have visited the Ryugyong Health Complex and the People's Open-air Ice Rink to spend a good time.
- The U.S. Designates Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif US Dept. of State 31 Jul 2019 -- "On June 24, 2019, President Trump issued Executive Order 13876 imposing sanctions on the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Husseini Khamenei and the Supreme Leader's Office, and authorizing sanctions on others associated with the Supreme Leader. Today, the United States designated the Iranian regime's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, who has acted on behalf of the Supreme Leader."
- Treasury Designates Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif for Acting for the Supreme Leader of Iran US Treasury 31 Jul 2019 -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action today against the Iranian regime's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif (Javad Zarif), pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13876 because Zarif acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
- Iran's Foreign Minister Sanctioned by US VOA 31 Jul 2019 -- In a rare and dramatic move, the United States has imposed sanctions against the top diplomat of a foreign country.
- U.S. Sanctions Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif RFE/RL 31 Jul 2019 -- The United States on July 31 imposed restrictive measures on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, freezing any of his assets in the United States or controlled by U.S. entities, the U.S. Treasury Department announced.
- Iran FM Won't Be Considered Primary Contact in US Negotiations on JCPOA - Trump Administration Sputnik 31 Jul 2019 -- The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
- US Treasury Sanctions Iran Foreign Minister Zarif Sputnik 31 Jul 2019 -- Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has blasted the United States for what he claims is a policy failure in the Middle East and has urged its president to engage in diplomacy.
- Sweden wants to join INSTEX IRNA 31 Jul 2019 -- Sweden says it wants to join the European trade mechanism with Iran, INSTEX, as many European nations are expressing their readiness to be part of the channel.
- Sweden intending to join INSTEX ISNA 31 Jul 2019 -- Sweden's Ambassador to Russia, Peter Ericson announced that his country intends to join INSTEX, a joint mechanism for settlements with Tehran.
- Zarif: INSTEX should not be tool for US orders IRNA 31 Jul 2019 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) should not be a tool for US orders.
- Iran ready, if Riyadh ready for talks: Zarif ISNA 31 Jul 2019 -- Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif said if Riyadh is ready for talks, Tehran is ready too.
- Iran to definitely scale back more JCPOA commitments under current circumstances: Zarif Press TV 31 Jul 2019 -- Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran is determined to go for the third stage of suspending its commitments under a 2015 multilateral nuclear deal if the European co-signatories keep failing to uphold their end of the bargain.
- Iran criticizes Europeans' failure to fulfill commitments under JCPOA Press TV 31 Jul 2019 -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticized the failure of European signatories to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to fulfill their commitments under the 2015 multilateral nuclear deal.
- Trump Warned EU, Chinese Firms May Face US Sanctions Over Iran if Nuclear Waiver Not Issued - Report Sputnik 31 Jul 2019 -- In May, the US extended key sanctions waivers on Tehran's civilian nuclear programme for 90 days, a year after Washington unilaterally withdrew from the 2018 Iran nuclear deal. The waivers stipulate the continuation of work at the Arak, Fordow and Bushehr power plants and facilities in the Islamic Republic.
- 3rd nuclear step still on agenda unless EU makes a move: Iran Press TV 31 Jul 2019 -- Iran says it is still planning to take the third step in reducing its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal with six world powers unless Britain, France and Germany -- the three European signatories to the agreement -- take a major step towards fulfilling Iran's demands.
- Iran planning massive projects to use flare gas: Official Press TV 31 Jul 2019 -- Iran has massive plans to use flared gas burnt or vented in oil and gas facilities across the country, says an energy ministry official.
- US poised to renew anti-Iran nuclear sanctions waivers in blow to hawks: Report Press TV 31 Jul 2019 -- The US is reportedly expected to extend waivers from sanctions that allow the remaining signatories to a 2015 nuclear deal to continue their nuclear cooperation with Tehran, in what would be a blow to ardent Iran hawks in the White House.
- Iran govt. approves to drop four zeros, revert to toman Press TV 31 Jul 2019 -- The Iranian government has approved to revalue its rial tenfold and revert to the currency's old name, the toman, the Fars news agency reported on Wednesday.
- Iran Planning To Ax Four Zeros From Currency RFE/RL 31 Jul 2019 -- Iran's government has approved a plan to slash four zeros from the national currency, the rial, as the country tries to cope with high inflation.
- Macron Calls For 'Break' To Ease Tension Between Iran, U.S. RFE/RL 31 Jul 2019 -- French President Emmanuel Macron has called for tensions between Iran and the United States to be scaled down on July 30 after speaking with Iranian President Hassan Rohani.
- PLA HK garrison commander says violence in HK touches bottom line, 'intolerable' Global Times 31 Jul 2019 -- The commander of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison in Hong Kong on Wednesday condemned recent violence on the streets of Hong Kong and vowed to firmly safeguard China's sovereignty and national security.
- White House should tell Hong Kong extremists to stop violence: FM Global Times 31 Jul 2019 -- China mocked on Wednesday the US claim of Chinese military activities near Hong Kong as the Foreign Ministry demanded the White House contribute to peace rather than violence in the special administrative region of China.
- HK radical forces distort truth, smear police Global Times 31 Jul 2019 -- As Hong Kong authorities moved forward with riot charges against dozens of radical protesters in their first major legal action after violence and chaos persisted in the city for weeks, anti-government forces in the city and beyond launched more physical and verbal attacks against the police.
- 44 People Charged with Rioting in Hong Kong VOA 31 Jul 2019 -- Prosecutors in Hong Kong have charged 44 people with rioting following an unauthorized protest Sunday that led to a violent confrontation with police.
- China to build first harbor for sea launch of space rockets Global Times 31 Jul 2019 -- China plans to construct its first harbor for launching rockets from sea at a coastal city in East China's Shandong Province this year, aiming to make maritime launches more frequent and systematic, the project developer said on Wednesday.
- Taipei regrets Beijing's ban on independent travel to Taiwan CNA 31 Jul 2019 -- The Presidential Office expressed regret over China's banning of independent travel to Taiwan Wednesday, saying that political motivations have affected normal exchanges between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait.
- China bans individual travelers from visiting Taiwan CNA 31 Jul 2019 -- China on Wednesday announced that individual travelers from that country will be banned from visiting Taiwan starting August, citing the current strained cross-strait relations, five-months before Taiwan holds a presidential election in January 2020.
- Mainland individual trips to Taiwan discontinued due to ties in limbo Global Times 31 Jul 2019 -- A pilot program allowing residents of 47 Chinese mainland cities to travel to the island of Taiwan on individual trips will be suspended starting August 1 due to "the current cross-Straits ties," according to a notice published on the website of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China on Wednesday by the Association for Tourism Exchange across the Taiwan Straits.
- Final test of Nahid-1 telecom satellite accomplished IRNA 31 Jul 2019 -- Iran's Minister of Communications and Information Technology said the final test of Nahid-1 telecommunication satellite have been accomplished.
- India Opens Office in Moscow Ahead of its First Ever Manned Space Mission Sputnik 31 Jul 2019 -- In a bid to take space co-operation with Russia to the next level, the Indian government has approved the setting up of an ISRO Technical Liaison Unit (ITLU) in Moscow. The two countries have signed an agreement to select and train astronauts for the Gaganyaan programme, which is expected to cost more than $1.31 billion.
- Reports: Al-Qaida Heir Hamza bin Laden Is Reportedly Killed VOA 31 Jul 2019 -- The son and heir of al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden is presumed dead, apparently killed in a U.S.-supported operation, according to reports.
- UN working 'intensively' to stop Ebola in eastern DR Congo, following second case in major border town UN News 31 Jul 2019 -- Senior UN officials tasked with controlling the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have responded to Tuesday's confirmation of a second case of Ebola in Goma, a major trading town in the vast country's restive east, near the border with neighbouring Rwanda, which resulted in the death of the patient.
- Fears Growing Congo's Ebola Could Spread to Neighboring Countries VOA 31 Jul 2019 -- As the Ebola epidemic in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo enters its second year, experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) are voicing concern about the growing risk of the virus spreading to neighboring countries.
- Second Ebola Death in DRC City of Goma VOA 31 Jul 2019 -- Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say the person who was confirmed as the second case of Ebola in the city of Goma has died.
- Zelenskiy's Economic Team Head Wants New IMF Loan, To Lift Farmland Sale Ban RFE/RL 31 Jul 2019 -- Ukraine wants a new, longer-term International Monetary Fund (IMF) program with an emphasis on attracting foreign investment, selling state-owned assets, and lifting the ban on the sale of farmland.
- Armenian Authorities Not Seeking Arrest Of Prominent Judge RFE/RL 31 Jul 2019 -- Armenia's Special Investigation Service says law-enforcement authorities are not seeking the arrest of a judge who suspended former President Robert Kocharian's trial and released him on bail, and who is now charged in a separate forgery case.
- Migration and the climate crisis: the UN's search for solutions UN News 31 Jul 2019 -- Throughout human history, migration and climate have always been connected, but in the modern era, the impacts of the man-made climate crisis are likely to extensively change the patterns of human settlement.
- Haiti Anti-Corruption Protesters Demand US Stop Supporting President Moise VOA 31 Jul 2019 -- Haiti's anti-corruption protesters have a message for U.S. President Donald Trump: change your strategy.
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