06 November 2019 Military News
- US Air Force's JSTARS Communications Plane Returns Home After 18-Year Qatar Deployment Sputnik 06 Nov 2019 -- The US Air Force is finally bringing its E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) aircraft home after an 18-year deployment to the Middle East. The communications and intelligence aircraft has been coordinating US military operations since 2002, but it's becoming outdated.
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- Atlantic Resolve aviation units complete transfer of authority Army News 06 Nov 2019 -- Col. Bryan Chivers, commander of the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, welcomed Col. Michael S. McFadden, commander of the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, and his Soldiers during a Transfer of Authority ceremony here Nov. 1.
- Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade transfers authority to 1st Armored Division CENTCOM 06 Nov 2019 -- Authority for the NATO Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade was transferred from 1st Infantry Division to 1st Armored Division at a ceremony on Bagram Airfield Nov. 1, 2019.
- Navy to Christen Expeditionary Fast Transport Newport DoD 06 Nov 2019 -- The Navy will christen its newest Expeditionary Fast Transport, the future USNS Newport (T-EPF 12), during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony Saturday, November 9, at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.
- Readout of Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper's Meeting With Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Dr. Khalid Al Attiyah DoD 06 Nov 2019
- Remarks by Secretary Esper at an Enhanced Honor Cordon Welcoming Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs Al Attiyah to the Pentagon DoD 06 Nov 2019 -- Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper; Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs Dr. Khalid Al Attiyah
- Esper, Qatari Defense Minister Discuss Partnership, Regional Issues DoD News 06 Nov 2019 -- Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper welcomed Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Khalid Al Attiyah today to the Pentagon in an enhanced honor cordon for bilateral talks between the two leaders.
- Navy to Christen Expeditionary Fast Transport Newport NNS 06 Nov 2019 -- The Navy will christen its newest Expeditionary Fast Transport, the future USNS Newport (T-EPF 12), during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony Saturday, November 9, at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.
- PCU JFK Commanding Officer and Crew Unveil Official Seal NNS 06 Nov 2019 -- Capt. Todd Marzano, commanding officer, Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) and his crew officially unveiled the seal of the U.S. Navy's second Ford-class aircraft carrier currently under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding, Nov. 6.
- Three Destroyers Return to Norfolk From 7-Month Deployment NNS 06 Nov 2019 -- The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyers USS Mason (DDG 87), USS Nitze (DDG 94), and USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) returned to Norfolk Naval Station Nov. 5, marking the end of a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 6th and 5th Fleet areas of operation.
- Air Force tests plasma reactor to degrade, destroy synthetic chemical compounds in groundwater US Air Force 06 Nov 2019 -- Civilian researchers completed a two-week field demonstration using an innovative plasma technology to degrade and destroy perfluorooctane sulfonate and perfluorooctanoic acid, known as PFOS and PFOA, in groundwater.
- US Defence Secretary Esper Warns Russia, China Flex AI Military Muscles Sputnik 06 Nov 2019 -- Pentagon Warns US Allies Against Hi-Tech Cooperation With China
- Russia Ups the Ante in the Arctic VOA 06 Nov 2019 -- From launching the world's first "combat icebreaker" to training soldiers on how to handle sleds pulled by reindeer, from rebuilding Soviet-era airbases and radar stations to adapting weapon systems and armored vehicles for cold-weather warfare, Russia is bolstering its military presence in the Arctic - and is keen to advertise the fact with war games and test firings of new missiles.
- Secretary General arrives in Germany to prepare NATO leaders' meeting, commemorate fall of Berlin Wall NATO 06 Nov 2019 -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrived in Berlin on Wednesday (6 November 2019) for talks with the German government and to participate in commemorations for the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Over the course of his four-day visit, the Secretary General is meeting with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Chancellor Angela Merkel, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, and members of the Bundestag's defence and foreign affairs committees.
- North Macedonia's Possible Accession to NATO Undermines Stability in Europe - Moscow Sputnik 06 Nov 2019 -- The US Senate supported Skopje's efforts to obtain membership in NATO in October. However, the talks on the issue have recently been postponed.
- Russia, India Working on Defence Industry Cooperation Program Until 2030 Sputnik 07 Nov 2019 -- Russia and India are coordinating a program of defence industry cooperation until 2030, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov said Wednesday. India is one of the largest buyers of Russian weaponry.
- India Reportedly Wants Russia to Expedite S-400 Missile Delivery Schedule Sputnik 06 Nov 2019 -- Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, leading an official delegation which includes over 50 businessmen, is expected to hold discussions with his Russian counterpart General Sergei Shoigu in Moscow, on all areas of bilateral military and military-technical cooperation.
- Poll: S. Koreans Oppose Trump's Cost-sharing Demands, but Support Alliance VOA 06 Nov 2019 -- South Koreans overwhelmingly oppose U.S. President Donald Trump's demand that Seoul pay more for the cost of the U.S. military presence, but remain broadly optimistic about the future of the U.S.-South Korea alliance, according to a new poll.
- Turkey Mulls Purchase of Russian Su-35 Jets Despite Potential US Reaction - Official Sputnik 06 Nov 2019 -- Turkey Backs Syria's Integrity, Will Eventually Withdraw Troops
- Erdogan Threatens Deepening Russian Ties Unless US Unfreezes Jet Sale VOA 06 Nov 2019 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is threatening to deepen military ties with Moscow unless the United States lifts its embargo on the sale of a key fighter jet.
- U.S. Increases Assistance Funding To Armenia RFE/RL 06 Nov 2019 -- The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan says President Donald Trump's administration has increased assistance funding to Armenia to more than $60 million in 2019, adding that the amount represents a 40-percent increase over last year's amount.
- Pompeo Arrives in Germany to Boost Transatlantic Ties VOA 06 Nov 2019 -- The United States is warning a key European ally on growing threats from Russia, as Germany gears up to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
- In Indo-Pacific, US Sends Conflicting Messages VOA 06 Nov 2019 -- On the same week that the Trump administration published a report outlining its engagement in the Indo-Pacific and "commitment to its future prosperity," President Donald Trump skipped important summits in the region and sent a low-ranking delegation instead.
- 6 November 2019 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 06 Nov 2019
- Agreement in Southern Yemen US Dept. of State 06 Nov 2019
- Spox: Riyadh document not to ease Yemen's problems IRNA 06 Nov 2019 -- Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said signing Riyadh document between a number of Yemeni groups and Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi will not facilitate solving Yemen's problems.
- Riyadh agreement only helps Saudi occupation of Yemen: Iran Press TV 06 Nov 2019 -- Iran says a recent power-sharing agreement between warring parties of southern Yemen will only help Saudi Arabia tighten its grip on the country.
- Israel assisting Syrian Kurdish militants 'through a range of channels' Press TV 06 Nov 2019 -- Israel's deputy foreign minister has admitted aiding Kurdish militants in Syria amid a Turkish incursion into the Arab country.
- Syrian army reaches oil fields in Kurdish-held areas in Hasakah province People's Daily 06 Nov 2019 -- The Syrian army on Tuesday deployed in new areas rich in oil fields in the countryside of Hasakah province in northeastern Syria, the latest progress in the overall deployment of the Syrian army in Kurdish-held areas near the border with Turkey, according to state news agency SANA and a source told Xinhua.
- Russia won't cooperate with US on Syrian oil fields: Deputy FM Press TV 06 Nov 2019 -- Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin says Moscow will not cooperate with Washington on controlling and exploiting the oilfields in Syria, because they belong to the war-ravaged Arab country and its people.
- Russia slams US presence in Syria as 'illegal, unacceptable' Press TV 06 Nov 2019 -- Moscow has slammed Washington's "illegal" presence in Syria amid reports that the US is building two military bases in the Arab country's oil-rich east.
- US Takes Notice as More Islamic State Branches Back New Leader VOA 06 Nov 2019 -- The latest wave of endorsements for new Islamic State leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi has U.S. intelligence officials taking notice.
- Turkey Says Forces Captured Wife Of Slain IS Leader Baghdadi RFE/RL 06 Nov 2019 -- President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkish forces in Syria have captured one of the wives and other family members of slain Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
- Turkey Captures al-Baghdadi's Wife, Sister, Brother-in-Law in Syria - Erdogan Sputnik 06 Nov 2019 -- On 27 October, US President Donald Trump announced that Daesh* leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in a raid executed by US Special Operations Forces in Syria's Idlib province.
- Erdogan Announces Turkish Capture of IS Leader's Wife VOA 06 Nov 2019 -- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that Turkish forces have captured a wife of former Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was killed during a U.S. special forces raid in Syria.
- 'Violence, atrocities and impunity' reign throughout Libya, ICC prosecutor tells UN Security Council UN News 06 Nov 2019 -- Libya remains entangled in a "cycle of violence, atrocities and impunity", International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the UN Security Council on Wednesday, nearly a decade since the Court began its work in the country.
- Arakan Army Releases Firefighters Detained in Myanmar's Rakhine State Radio Free Asia 06 Nov 2019 -- The Arakan Army on Wednesday released 18 firefighters detained in October in western Myanmar's war-torn Rakhine state, saying that its soldiers are holding no others civilians except for a local lawmaker taken three days ago.
- Bangladesh: Plan to Move Rohingya to Bay of Bengal Isle Delayed Radio Free Asia 06 Nov 2019 -- The U.N.'s refugee agency says it wants to meet with Bangladesh government officials to discuss concerns about Dhaka's plan to move thousands of Rohingya from Cox's Bazar to an island in the Bay of Bengal as a way to ease pressure on overcrowded camps.
- Militants kill 15 in southern Thailand Press TV 06 Nov 2019 -- Militants have staged two attacks in Thailand's violence-wracked southern Yala Province, killing at least 15 people and wounding four others.
- At Least 15 Killed in Alleged Rebel Attack in South Thailand - Report Sputnik 06 Nov 2019 -- Suspected separatist insurgents in the southern Yala province of Thailand used explosives and scattered nails on local roads to delay pursuers late on Tuesday night after reportedly killing at least 15 people and injuring four in a shooting at a security checkpoint.
- Tajik forces kill 15 attackers on Uzbek border Press TV 06 Nov 2019 -- Tajik authorities say they have foiled an armed attack against a checkpoint on the border with Uzbekistan, killing 15 attackers.
- At Least 15 Militants Killed, 5 Captured Amid Attack on Tajik-Uzbek Border Checkpoint - Officials Sputnik 06 Nov 2019 -- Unidentified gunmen have reportedly attacked a security checkpoint on the Tajik-Uzbek border. According to Tajikistan's authorities, at least 15 militants were killed and five more detained while at least two security officers died in a skirmish.
- In Cameroon's Language Conflict, Education is Among the Casualties VOA 06 Nov 2019 -- The U.N. children's fund reports more than 855,000 children in Cameroon's Northwest and Southwest Anglophone regions are out of school, putting their future and the stability of the country at risk.
- Public Impeachment Hearings Targeting Trump to Start Next Week VOA 06 Nov 2019 -- Public impeachment hearings targeting U.S. President Donald Trump and his efforts to push Ukraine to investigate one of his chief 2020 Democratic challengers will start next week, House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff said Wednesday.
- US House Committee to Hold First Open Hearings in Impeachment Inquiry Next Week - Schiff Sputnik 06 Nov 2019 -- The US House Intelligence Committee will hold its first public hearings in the Trump-Ukraine impeachment inquiry next week, Chairman Adam Schiff said in a statement.
- 'Clear' to US Envoy in Ukraine: No Kyiv Aid Without Political Probes to Help Trump VOA 06 Nov 2019 -- The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine told impeachment investigators it was his "clear understanding" that Kyiv would not get military assistance President Donald Trump was withholding this year unless it launched investigations that would help the president politically.
- House Democrats release more transcripts of closed-door depositions in impeachment inquiry People's Daily 06 Nov 2019 -- House Democrats on Tuesday released the transcripts of closed-door testimony by two more witnesses in an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump.
- Democrats Release Transcript Of U.S. Envoy Taylor's Testimony RFE/RL 06 Nov 2019 -- The leaders of the Democratic-led committees spearheading an impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Donald Trump have released the transcript of their interview with William Taylor, the top U.S. envoy to Ukraine, saying it clearly shows improper behavior by Trump.
- U.S. Ambassador Revises Testimony, Now Says He Was Aware Of Pressure On Ukraine RFE/RL 06 Nov 2019 -- U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland has revised his earlier testimony before congressional impeachment investigators, now acknowledging he knew the administration withheld military aid to Ukraine while pressuring Kyiv to investigate President Donald Trump's rivals.
- Volker, Former U.S. Envoy To Ukraine, Says He Argued With Trump Against Investigating Biden RFE/RL 06 Nov 2019 -- The U.S. House of Representatives this week starting releasing transcripts of testimony as part of a probe into whether President Donald Trump attempted to abuse his office for personal political gain.
- U.S. Security Leaders Warn About Russian, Iranian Interference In 2020 Polls RFE/RL 06 Nov 2019 -- Top U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials have joined together to warn Americans about attempts by Russia, Iran, and other foreign "adversaries" to interfere with next year's presidential election.
- 'Everyone needs to do more' to help suffering Venezuelans, says UN Emergency Relief Coordinator UN News 06 Nov 2019 -- "Ordinary women, men and children face overwhelming challenges" just to survive in Venezuela today, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock said on Wednesday in the capital, Caracas.
- US Treasury slaps sanctions on five Venezuelan officials Press TV 06 Nov 2019 -- The administration of US President Donald Trump has imposed sanctions on five Venezuelan authorities as part of latest attempts by Washington to pressure Venezuela's legitimately-elected President Nicolas Maduro to resign.
- Two Individuals Plead Guilty for Working on Behalf of Iran US Dept. of Justice 06 Nov 2019 -- Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar, 39, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, and Majid Ghorbani, 60, an Iranian citizen and resident of California, have entered pleas of guilty to charges stemming from their conduct conducting surveillance of and collecting identifying information about American citizens and U.S. nationals who are members of the Iranian dissident group Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK).
- Sweden Charges Man With Spying On Iranian Exiles RFE/RL 06 Nov 2019 -- Swedish authorities say they have charged a man with spying for Iran by gathering information on Iranian exiles in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe.
- State TV unveils espionage cases, alerting people to watch out for foreign spies Global Times 06 Nov 2019 -- Three cases of foreign spies inciting defection among Chinese officials and stealing confidential military files have been exposed by China's State media, alerting people to increase awareness of national security and watch out for foreign intelligence agencies' activities in China, analysts said.
- Kremlin Says Reviewing Pardon Request From Alleged Norwegian Spy RFE/RL 06 Nov 2019 -- The Kremlin says it has received a formal pardon request from Frode Berg, a Norwegian man convicted of espionage.
- Kremlin Confirms Norway's Berg Requested Pardon, Application to Be Studied Statutorily Sputnik 06 Nov 2019 -- Norwegian national Frode Berg, jailed in Russia on espionage charges, has requested a presidential pardon, and his application will be studied in accordance with the law, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed on Wednesday.
- Roving Ambassador of Foreign Ministry of DPRK Blasts U.S. Plan to Resume Combined Aerial Exercise with S. Korea KCNA 06 Nov 2019 -- Kwon Jong Gun, roving ambassador of the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, issued the following statement Wednesday:
- S.Korea offers to DPRK sending delegation to inspect facilities in Mount Kumgang People's Daily 06 Nov 2019 -- South Korea has offered to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) sending its delegation to inspect South Korea-built facilities in the DPRK's scenic resort of Mount Kumgang, local media reports said Wednesday citing Seoul's unification ministry.
- North Korea censures planned US-South military drills Press TV 06 Nov 2019 -- North Korea has strongly denounced Washington for plans to conduct a joint military exercise with Seoul next month, as efforts to resume denuclearization negotiations hit numerous impasses.
- Six in Ten North Korean Refugees Say Kim Jong Un Responsible for Economic Woes Radio Free Asia 06 Nov 2019 -- Nearly two-thirds of North Korean refugees living in South Korea report that Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un is directly responsible for Pyongyang's economic difficulties, according to a Seoul National University survey published Monday.
- UN chief urges JCPOA parties to abide by commitments IRNA 06 Nov 2019 -- Spokesman for the Secretary-General Stéphane Dujarric said the UN chief has called all parties to abide by the commitments under Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
- AEOI: Centrifuge gas feeding valves to be opened at midnight IRNA 06 Nov 2019 -- Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) announced that in line with reducing JCPOA commitments, chains will be in passivation mode and will emit light gases tonight, adding that valves will be opened for feeding centrifuges at midnight.
- AEOI: Iran to start gas injection to centrifuges at midnight, Wednesday IRNA 06 Nov 2019 -- The process of injecting gas to centrifuges in Fordow will start at midnight and will take a few hours to get to a stable point, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi annonuced.
- Rouhani declares start of gas injection to 1044 centrifuges IRNA 06 Nov 2019 -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a message referred to Iran's 4th step of reducing JCPOA commitments and said gas injection to 1044 centrifuges will start on Wednesday.
- Iran feeds 2000kg UF6 into Fordow Enrichment Plant IRNA 06 Nov 2019 -- Iran has put the 2800 kg cylinder including 2000 kg uranium hexafluoride (UF6) has been put in Fordow Enrichment Plant.
- Iran resumes uranium enrichment at Fordow plant in 4th cut to nuclear commitments Press TV 06 Nov 2019 -- Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says it has officially started injecting gas into hundreds of centrifuges at underground Fordow nuclear plant in the fourth step away from the 2015 nuclear deal.
- Iran preparing to inject gas into Fordow centrifuges in 4th step away from nuclear deal Press TV 06 Nov 2019 -- Iran is making final preparations for injecting gas into centrifuges at Fordow enrichment facility as part of a fourth step in suspending its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal in reciprocation for Washington's pullout and Europe's failure to meet its end of the bargain.
- Tehran Begins Uranium Enrichment at Fordow Facility - Iran Atomic Energy Organisation Sputnik 06 Nov 2019 -- Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Behrouz Kamalvandi, said Wednesday that preparations for the fourth stage of a reduction in Iran's commitments to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as Iran nuclear deal, have begun.
- Iran Confirms Prevention of IAEA Inspector From Accessing Uranium Plant Last Week Sputnik 06 Nov 2019 -- The Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) has confirmed that it prevented an inspector from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from getting access to the premises of the Natanz uranium enrichment plant last week.
- Iran Stepping Back From Nuclear Deal With Increased Fordow Activity VOA 06 Nov 2019 -- Iranian media reported Wednesday that Iran has put a container containing 2,000 kilograms of uranium hexafluoride in its Fordow nuclear facility in order to begin injecting uranium gas into centrifuges.
- AEOI reveals reason behind preventing IAEA inspector to enter Natanz Complex IRNA 06 Nov 2019 -- The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) announced that the IAEA inspector was prevented from entering Natanz Enrichment Complex due to concerns over carrying suspicious materials.
- IAEA monitor leaves Iran over concerns of carrying suspicious material Press TV 06 Nov 2019 -- Iran says an inspector of the International Atomic Energy Agency has left the country after she was prevented from entering a nuclear site of the Islamic Republic for carrying "suspicious" materials.
- Russia blames US for JCPOA current situation IRNA 06 Nov 2019 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the concerning situations with regard to Iran nuclear deal is due to the fact that the US not only violated its commitments under the deal but has urged other parties to do so.
- Russia says Iran's 4th step away from JCPOA no violation of NPT Press TV 06 Nov 2019 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Tehran's decision to resume uranium enrichment at Fordow nuclear facility is an "extremely alarming" move, but does not violate the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
- Israeli ministers moot war scenario with Iran: Ex-envoy Press TV 06 Nov 2019 -- Israeli ministers have reportedly held several meetings to review the likely scenario of a potential war with Iran, with the participants speculating that the Islamic Republic could deal paralyzing blows to the regime in the course of such a confrontation.
- Iran 'doing just fine' as US rejects easing oil sanctions Press TV 06 Nov 2019 -- US State Department's special representative for Iran Brian Hook has ruled out any easing of sanctions on Iran's crude exports, saying President Donald Trump is in "no hurry" to end the coercive measures.
- Netanyahu Says Israel Will Not Allow Iran to Develop Nuclear Weapons Sputnik 06 Nov 2019 -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel would not let the Iranian regime to build nuclear weapons, following Tehran's announcement to expand its uranium enrichment efforts.
- Expansion of Uranium Enrichment Activities by Iran is 'Nuclear Extortion' - US State Dept Sputnik 06 Nov 2019 -- Ali Akbar Salehi, vice president and head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, announced earlier on Tuesday that Tehran would begin enriching uranium on 6 November at a 5-percent level at a facility in Fordow, where the process had earlier been suspended by the Iran nuclear deal.
- Key Party decision published People's Daily 06 Nov 2019 -- A milestone document made public on Tuesday highlights China's strong resolve to pursue the development path of socialism with Chinese characteristics as well as its firm determination to improve the system and capacity of governance through continued reform and opening-up.
- Vice premier reiterates support for HK government and police Global Times 06 Nov 2019 -- Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng highly praised the work of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government and the Hong Kong police force, and said the central government firmly supports the SAR government's efforts in stopping violence and chaos and restoring order.
- Pro-Beijing Hong Kong Lawmaker Injured in 'Knife' Incident on Campaign Trail Radio Free Asia 06 Nov 2019 -- A pro-Beijing lawmaker was taken to a hospital in Hong Kong on Wednesday after a man drew what appeared to be a knife and lunged towards him.
- Joint Statement Of Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, The United States, And The World Bank US Treasury 06 Nov 2019 -- The foreign ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan and their delegations met with the Secretary of the Treasury and the President of the World Bank in Washington, D.C. on November 6, 2019.
- Trump Holds Talks with Foreign Ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan VOA 06 Nov 2019 -- The foreign ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan met Wednesday in Washington with President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to discuss the Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD) on Ethiopia's Blue Nile.
- Reported Attack In Tajikistan Could Have Broad Implications For Central Asia RFE/RL 06 Nov 2019 -- A deadly attack on a Tajik border post reported early on November 6 is disturbing for many reasons, including the fact Tajik officials are blaming the so-called Islamic State (IS) militant group for the assault that authorities say left at least two security servicemen and 15 militants dead.
- Seventeen Killed In 'Islamic State Attack' On Tajik Border Post RFE/RL 06 Nov 2019 -- Militants of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group have attacked a border post in Tajikistan, killing a border guard and one police officer, Tajik authorities say.
- Mexico's President Dismisses Trump's Suggestion About Waging War on Drug Cartels VOA 06 Nov 2019 -- Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador reiterated his opposition Wednesday to a suggestion from U.S. President Donald Trump that Mexico wage war against its drug cartels after suspected gang members massacred nine U.S. women and children in the northern part of that country.
- Iraq imports over quarter of its electricity from Iran: Official Press TV 06 Nov 2019 -- An Iraqi official has said that the Arab country heavily relies on Iran for its electricity needs, saying more than a quarter of power needed in the country is imported from Iran.
- Iraqi Government Must 'Engage' with Protestors, US Embassy Says VOA 06 Nov 2019 -- The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad called on Iraqi leaders Wednesday to "engage" with participants in the country's largest anti-government protests in decades.
- Iraqi officials order to lift curfew in Baghdad despite ongoing anti-govt. protests Press TV 06 Nov 2019 -- Iraqi security officials have ordered to lift the curfew in the capital Baghdad, despite ongoing demonstrations against political parties that control the government.
- Indian Space Agency Was Alerted to Cyber Attack Ahead of Failed Lunar Mission - Reports Sputnik 06 Nov 2019 -- The lander of India's second lunar probe, Chandrayaan-2 lost contact with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s earth station minutes before its scheduled soft-landing on the Moon's South Pole on 7 September, crushing the country's hope of making space history.
- Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Discharged From Hospital Sputnik 06 Nov 2019 -- Three-time Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, serving a seven-year jail term, but granted bail on medical grounds, was hospitalised in October after his health deteriorated.
- Bolivia's Morales thanks supporters for 'rejecting coup' Press TV 06 Nov 2019 -- Bolivian President Evo Morales has thanked his supporters for having thwarted a "coup d'état" against his government, as protests against his re-election enter the third week, with demonstrators calling for his resignation.
- Thailand PM Refuses Entry to Cambodia Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy Ahead of Repatriation Bid Radio Free Asia 06 Nov 2019 -- The head of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy will not be permitted to enter Cambodia through Thailand, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said Wednesday, likely derailing his plans to return home from self-imposed exile later this week.
- Cholera prevention efforts underway to protect millions in Sudan's Khartoum state UN News 06 Nov 2019 -- A campaign has got underway to prevent the spread of a deadly cholera outbreak to Sudan's populous Khartoum state, home to more than eight million people, UN medics said on Wednesday.
- Mekong River Commission Says Dams Are Causing of Sharp Shifts in Water Levels Radio Free Asia 06 Nov 2019 -- The Mekong River Commission Tuesday acknowledged that climate change played a role in this year's widely varying water levels on the Mekong, but said that dam construction was the main culprit in sharp water level increases and decreases, emphasizing a need for data-sharing between countries.
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