ONS: 01 July 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on July 1, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Moroccans voted on constitutional reform
  • AMERICAS: Hugo Chavez admitted to undergoing cancer treatment in Cuba
  • ASIA: China celebrated communist party’s 90th year
  • EUROPE: Economists warned Greece about consequences of rejecting bailout
  • MIDDLE EAST: Three protesters killed in Syria
  • TECHNOLOGY: Anonymous declared war on the city of Orlando

TOP STORY

  • Libya in talks with opposition
    • Gaddafi’s daughter, Aisha Gaddafi, told French television the government was in talks with the opposition, contradicting opposition claims they were no longer in contact with Tripoli.
    • The African Union summit in Equatorial Guinea was divided over Libya’s conflict.
    • Opposition forces were pushed back from the town of Bir al-Ghanam, south of Tripoli.
    • Reuters-1, Reuters-2

AFRICA

  • Congo: UN observers found government soldiers raped 121 women in the eastern part of the country in June. (AP)
  • Egypt: Secretary of State Clinton announced the US will seek to improve relations with the Muslim Brotherhood. (WaPo)
  • Egypt: Almost 2,000 protesters joined pro-democracy activists in Tahrir square to support reforms. (AFP)
  • Morocco: A referendum on constitutional reforms proposed by King Mohammed VI was held. (AFP)

AMERICAS

  • Mexico: A leader of the Zetas cartel, Hernando Hernandez, was killed in a shootout with soldiers in Nuevo Leon. (EFE)
  • Venezuela: Hugo Chavez announced he had cancer and underwent treatment in Cuba. (NYT)

ASIA

  • China: The ruling communist party celebrated its 90th anniversary; Hu Jintao gave an address stressing economic growth and stability. (Reuters)
  • South Korea: The defense ministry announced it would expand its cyber warfare unit in response to ongoing North Korean hacking efforts. (AFP)

EUROPE

  • Greece: The parliament approved the austerity measures required to obtain the EU-IMF loan. (WaPo)
  • Italy: Authorities arrested mob boss Gaetano Riina, brother of the former head of la Cosa Nostra. (AP)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Bahrain: An independent investigation into the violence surrounding the uprisings earlier this year was announced. (Reuters)
  • Lebanon: The government issued an arrest warrant for four Hezbollah members suspected of involvement in the 2005 murder of former premier Rafiq Hariri. (AFP)
  • Syria: Protests spread into Aleppo. Activists said three civilians were killed in clashes in the Jabal al-Zawiyah region. (AFP, NYT)
  • Syria: European and US representatives at the UN sharply criticized the Syrian crackdown on protesters. (Reuters)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Cybersecurity: Hacker group Anonymous announced a cyber-war campaign against the City of Orlando. (NYT)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Nothing to report
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (02JULY)

  • Colombia: Anniversary of Ingrid Betancourt and 3 American contractors rescued from the FARC – 2008.

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