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Bangkok Coup Leader Becomes Prime Minister

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:26:51 +1200 | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha's hand-picked, rubber stamp legislature appointed him unopposed as prime minister on Thursday (August 21), increasing his vast security, legislative and economic powers.More >>

Japan Maritime Training Squadron visit - Open Day, Band

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:25:47 +1200 | Consulate-General of Japan

• The Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Training Squadron will make port in Auckland from Wednesday 3 September to Saturday 6 September More >>

ISIS: The Real Threat

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:42:53 +1200 | INSS Insight

In recent months the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has managed to position itself as the most significant threat to regional stability in the Middle East. The mass executions in Iraq and Syria reflect the shock ...More >>

Syria: Destruction of Declared Chemical Weapons Material

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:00:23 +1200 | UN News

The US Vessel Cape Ray on which all 581 metric tonnes of a precursor chemical for sarin gas removed from Syria were destroyed while sailing in international waters. Photo: US Dept. of Transportation More >>

The Delegitimization of Israel, Operation Protective Edge

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:50:10 +1200 | INSS Insight

Image vs. Reality: The Delegitimization of Israel in the Wake of Operation Protective Edge By Gilead Sher and Einav Yogev August 20, 2014 More >>

New military pilot training aircraft arrive in NZ

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:31:54 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says the arrival of the first two new Air Force T-6C pilot training aircraft is an important milestone. More >>

Oxfam: World must suspend arms sales to protect civilians

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:17:42 +1200 | Oxfam NZ

As the New Zealand Government prepares to ratify the global Arms Trade Treaty, and after ceasefire talks collapsed and violence erupted yet again in Gaza yesterday, Oxfam is calling on all states to immediately suspend transfers of arms or ammunition ...More >>

Back In Iraq: We Only Want To Save You

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:00:44 +1200 | Danny Schechter

Back In Iraq: We Only Want To Save You By Danny Schechter 21 August, 2014 More >>

UN mission concerned over intimidation against journalist

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:30:07 +1200 | UN News

The United Nations mission in Afghanistan today expressed its concern about the acts of intimidation against New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg, who yesterday was banned from leaving the country and told that he was being investigated for an ...More >>

UN:Welcomes destruction of Syria's chemical weapons material

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:28:04 +1200 | UN News

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomes the destruction of Syria’s declared chemical weapons material on board the United States Maritime Vessel Cape Ray. More >>

Gaza: Ban urges parties to reach ‘immediate understanding’

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:25:31 +1200 | UN News

Amid fresh violence in Gaza, Ban urges parties to reach ‘immediate understanding’ on durable ceasefire More >>

Auckland Man Fuelling Fast Jets in Darwin

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:49:15 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

Pumping up to 600,000 litres of fuel a day is business as usual for Auckland man, Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Mitchell Taylor, who is part of a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Aviation Refuelling team fuelling fast jets at Exercise Pitch Black ...More >>

Israel faces its own evil

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:12:09 +1200 | Gilad Atzmon

Just a few hours before the Hamas-Israel ceasefire in the Gaza Strip collapsed, sources in Jerusalem disclosed that Israel and the US had agreed to gradually lift the blockade of the Strip, starting with the land crossings and eventually opening up sea traffic.More >>

Auckland Museum lends support to national exhibition

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:03:18 +1200 | Auckland War Memorial Museum

Auckland War Memorial Museum is pleased to be able to make an important contribution to the new national WWI exhibition, led by Sir Peter Jackson, in the form of its own First World War Centenary projects: Cenotaph Online and Cenotaph Community.More >>

Young Kiwi speakers to represent NZ at Gallipoli 2015

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:09:06 +1200 | Returned Services Association

The RSA is delighted at the announcement made by Veterans' Affairs Minister Michael Woodhouse today, that all eight regional finalists of the 2015 ANZ RSA Cyril Bassett VC Speech Competition will be included in a group of 25 Youth Ambassadors commemorating ...More >>

PGA: Addresses NZ’s ratification of Arms Trade Treaty

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:16:45 +1200 | Parliamentarians for Global Action

President of Parliamentarians for Global Action and New Zealand MP Ross Robertson today addressed a celebration to mark New Zealand’s imminent ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which is expected within the next few weeks.More >>

Youth ambassador selection process announced

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:02:30 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Michael Woodhouse has announced plans to select 25 Youth Ambassadors to attend 2015 Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli. More >>

PGA – act now on Iraq

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:22:08 +1200 | Parliamentarians for Global Action

President of Parliamentarians for Global Action and New Zealand MP Ross Robertson is urging the international community to increase its humanitarian assistance in Iraq, and has called for the cessation of inhumane acts against the civilian population.More >>

Urge Release of Student UNIPA Robert Yelemaken and Onni Weya

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:21:21 +1200 | Step Magazine

Urge Release of Student UNIPA Robert Yelemaken and Onni Weya, Police Throw Graded Words Adu-sheep OAP More >>

General Dempsey Favors Building Vietnamese Naval

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:42:58 +1200 | United States Embassy

Washington — If the United States lifts the embargo against the sale of lethal weapons to Vietnam, U.S. Army General Martin E. Dempsey would recommend providing materials for the Vietnam People’s Navy, he said during a news conference in Ho ...More >>


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