ONS: 24 November 2010

by TRG Alerts Admin on November 24, 2010

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Nigeria’s presidential election will be held on April 9, 2011.
  • ASIA: Afghanistan’s elections results are being announced amidst protests.
  • EUROPE: Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei claimed responsibility for parcel bombs sent to European leaders and embassies.
  • LATIN AMERICA: There could be 200,000 cases of cholera in Haiti in the coming 3 months.
  • MIDDLE EAST: Iran parliament members complain to the Guardian Council about Ahmadinejad.
  • TECHNOLOGY: The European Commission presented an “Internal Security Strategy”.

TOP STORY

  • South Korea and the US will begin a 4-day naval drill this Sunday in the Yellow Sea.
  • The exercises will include the carrier George Washington.
  • Coverage: AFP, Xinhua

AFRICA

  • Nigeria: The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced that the presidential election will be held on April 9, 2011. (Reuters)
  • Somalia: African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) accidentally shot and killed two civilians and injured another seven. (DPA)
  • Somalia: Mogadishu’s Lifeline Africa Ambulance Service released a report stating that more than 2,100 civilians have been killed in fighting this year. (AP)

ASIA

  • Region: China resumed exporting rare earths to Japan after a two-month suspension due to a territorial dispute. (BBC)
  • Afghanistan: Controversial parliamentary elections results from September are being announced amidst protests. (BBC, Reuters)

EUROPE

  • Belgium: 15 detained in Brussels in connection with a probe into an Iraq and Afghanistan war recruitment drive. (AFP)
  • Greece: Radical anarchist group, Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei, claimed responsibility for posting more than a dozen parcel bombs to European leaders and embassies. (AFP, NYT)
  • Ukraine: Agreed to participate in the European missile defense system and also offered to use its radar stations for the project. (Itar-Tass)

LATIN AMERICA

  • Colombia: Fighting between FARC rebels and the Colombian army left 7 troops and 1 insurgent dead. (DPA)
  • Haiti: A Pan American Health Organization expert warned there could be 200,000 cases of cholera in the coming three months. (AFP)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Iran: Parliament members sent a letter to the Guardian Council with a list of complaints against President Ahmadinejad which could theoretically result in the president’s impeachment. (NYT)
  • Lebanon: Hezbollah claimed Israel bugged the mobile phones of its members allowing them to track the phones’ movements. (AFP)

TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS

  • Europe: The European Commission presented an “Internal Security Strategy” which includes a method for fighting cyber fraud to tracking potential terrorists through European Union data systems. (UPI)
  • Advances in artificial intelligence and computer modeling are allowing for “cyber therapy” to aid people dealing with social problems. (NYT)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Nothing to report.
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report.
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report.
  • Volcanoes:
    • Awu, Indonesia.
    • Brumo, Indonesia.

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