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High-profile North Korean purges and new sanctions do not indicate change in underlying stability drivers

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
Key Points On 18 May, the US secretary of state said "sanctions or other means" would be used to "ramp up international pressure" on North Korea. On 13 May, South Korea's National Intelligence Service briefed a parliamentary committee stating that North Korean minister of
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IED attack wounds four security force members in Iraq's Babil

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
FOUR members of an anti-explosives team were wounded when the improvised explosive device (IED) they were attempting to defuse detonated 6okm north of the city of Hilla in Iraq's Babil province on 30 May, Al-Mada reported. No group or individual claimed responsibility for the attack.
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Increased fragmentation of Venezuela's ruling party threatens government stability

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
EVENT Socialist Tide (Marea Socialista: MS), a faction of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela: PSUV), launched a citizens' platform on 1 June that aims to audit government expenses. The MS hopes to identify instances of corruption after it claimed
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India drops tax exemption for state defence companies

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
The Indian government has withdrawn excise and customs exemptions previously available to state-owned defence enterprises, with the aim of promoting greater competition in India's defence industrial base. Amendments to Indian excise and customs laws, which came into effect on 1 June, remove
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Iranian claims of foiled Islamic State-affiliated terrorist plots likely intended to increase support for operations abroad

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
EVENT Iran's intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi said on 29 May that the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) had foiled terrorist plots by a number of Islamic State-affiliated groups, including plots to poison a "large committee" in Tehran, and blow up Fatima's shrine in Qom. Alavi
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Islamic State's southward push in Libya increases risk to aviation in Jufra and energy assets in Murzuq basin

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
EVENT Libyan media reported on 1 June that the Misratah Third Brigade, affiliated with the Libya Dawn coalition, had withdrawn from the central Jufra district after the advance of Islamic State militants coming from Sirte, on the Mediterranean coast, and from the mountains around Hun, in Jufra.
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Mexican Air Force selects Boeing 737-800 transports

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
The Mexican Air Force (FAM) will procure two Boeing 737-800 aircraft as part of a MXN3.9 billion (USD254 million) programme that so far is the sole authorised procurement project in 2015. The aircraft will be assigned to the 502nd Air Squadron based at the No 1 Military Air Base (BAM-1) Santa
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New RAM achieves IOC

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
Key Points The US Navy declared its latest point defence missile system operational on 15 May 2015 RAM Block 2 is a far more advanced system, boasting three times the manoeuvrability of the original Rolling Airframe Missile US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has confirmed that the RIM-116C
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OSINT Summary: SVBIED attack kills 45 security force personnel in Iraq's Anbar

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
Forty-five security force personnel - reported to be predominantly police officers - were killed and 33 others wounded in a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED) attack targeting an ammunition warehouse in Tharthar district in Iraq's Salah ad Din province on 2 June. No group
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Philippines making progress with new naval base near Spratlys

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
The Philippine Navy (PN) has released images of the first major access road to a pier being built in Oyster Inlet on the South China Sea side of Palawan Island. Oyster Inlet, which is in Ulugan Bay and 18 km from Naval Station Carlito Cunanan, has been the site of a small pier and fresh water
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Portugal to buy two more OPVs

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
Portugal has approved the purchase of two additional Viana do Castelo-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) from West Sea, Estaleiros de Viana. Contractual negotiations will be carried out between the Ministry of National Defence procurement directorate (DGRDN) for a contract worth about EUR77
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Scrapping of public-sector tax, excise breaks a 'major game changer' for Indian defence firms

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
The Indian government has announced the scrapping of all preferential tax concessions to state-owned defence manufacturing entities: a move that aims to boost private sector participation in India's military sector. In its notification on 1 June, the Commerce and Industry Ministry declared the
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Shangri-La Dialogue: South China Sea dispute dominates 14th Asia Security Summit

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
The South China Sea dispute again dominated this year's Shangri-la Dialogue, the 14th annual Asia Security Summit, with the United States explicitly accusing China of militarising its presence in the Spratly Islands to assert its territorial claims. US defence secretary Ashton Carter took direct
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Spain sets out defence industrial capability priorities

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
Spain's main defence industry association has welcomed a new government initiative that highlights nine essential capabilities in the sector that it wants to prioritise and protect from possible foreign takeovers. The move will enable the industry to better compete with those in rival countries,
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Update: Taliban launch sustained attacks in Uruzgan province

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
Taliban attacks in the central Afghan province of Uruzgan that started in mid-May have intensified in the past few days, according to both sides. Afghan channel TOLOnews reported on 29 May that according to Muhammad Hanif Hanafi, a senator from the province, 54 police outposts throughout Uruzgan
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US signs defence trade agreement with Vietnam

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
Vietnam and the United States have signed a defence agreement, with the intention of opening a new era of defence trade and joint defence production. The "joint vision statement on defence relations" was signed in Hanoi on 1 June by Vietnam's Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh and
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Mitteldeutsche Zeitung: Politik/Asyl Sachsen-Anhalt zahlt Kreisen Pauschalen für Flüchtlinge

Presseportal.de - Tue, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
Mitteldeutsche Zeitung: Halle (ots) - Für die Unterbringung und Betreuung von Asylbewerbern sollen die Kreise und die kreisfreien Städte in Sachsen-Anhalt pro Person und Jahr eine Pauschale von 8 600 Euro bekommen. Das kündigte Innenminister Holger Stahlknecht (CDU) in ...

Pénurie d'eau dans les quartiers de Bamako et alentours : Le calvaire !

Malijet - Tue, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
Depuis le mois de Mars, certains quartiers du district connaissent des problèmes d’approvisionnement en eau. Et la commune I et alentours sont particulièrement victimes.
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Gros scandale à l'INPS : Fin des recrutements avant même l’ouverture du concours… L’UNTM proteste

Malijet - Tue, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
Décidément, la volonté affichée du patronat d’avoir la mainmise sur l’Institut de Prévoyance Sociale (INPS) est de plus en plus manifeste.
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Vol qualifié à Dianguinèbougou : Ils ont juste 18 et 19 ans

Malijet - Tue, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
C’est arrivé dans la nuit du 16 au 17 mai dernier aux environs de 03 heures du matin. Le sieur Diarrakè Diarra, tailleur de son état a été victime de vol dans son atelier. Il prit soin d’alerter la police du 6ème arrondissement sise à Korofina, le lendemain.
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