ONS: 01 June 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on June 1, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Sudan asked the UN to withdraw its mission by 09JUL.
  • ASIA: North Korea rejected a proposal by South Korea to hold diplomatic summits.
  • EUROPE: Two landmines exploded in Turkey, killing one person.
  • LATIN AMERICA: Mexican police arrested 25 Zetas drug cartel members and collaborators.
  • MIDDLE EAST: Islamist militants killed five soldiers in Yemen.
  • USA/CANADA: Two Iraqis suspected of taking part in the insurgency were arrested in Kentucky.
  • TECHNOLOGY: L-3 Communications warned employees that hackers were targeting the company.

TOP STORY

  • Libya: NATO air strikes pounded Tripoli as Gaddafi faces growing challenges.
    • NATO extended its operations in Libya for an additional 90 days.
    • Former members of the British Special Air Service (SAS) are in Misrata, advising the rebels and supplying information to NATO, according to a report by the Guardian.
    • South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma said Gaddafi is not prepared to leave his country after failed negotiations.
    • Coverage: AFP, AP-1, AP-2, RIA Novosti, The Guardian

AFRICA

  • Egypt: Egyptian activists rejected talks with the ruling military junta. (AFP)
  • Somalia: The Chief of the U.S. Pacific Command Adm. Robert Willard said piracy in Somalia can only be defeated if the international community helps restore governance. (AP)
  • Sudan: The Sudanese government asked the UN to withdraw its mission by 09JUL. (DPA)

ASIA

  • Afghanistan: President Hamid Karzai said he will no longer allow NATO air strikes on houses. (AP)
  • Korean Peninsula: North Korea rejected a proposal by South Korea at a secret meeting in May to hold a series of three summits. (Reuters)
  • Pakistan: 200 militants crossed the border from Afghanistan and attacked a Pakistani checkpoint, killing at least five security troops. (AP)
  • Japan: Japanese opposition parties submitted a no-confidence motion against PM Naoto Kan. (AP)

EUROPE

  • Russia: Russia and NATO announced they will conduct joint maneuvers against air terrorism from 06JUN to 10JUN. (Itar-Tass)
  • Turkey: Two landmines exploded on a road in Mardin province, killing one person. (AFP)

LATIN AMERICA

  • Colombia: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she was confident the US Congress will ratify the free trade agreement with Colombia. (DPA)
  • Mexico: Police arrested 25 Zetas drug cartel members and collaborators in the state of Hidalgo. (AP)
  • Venezuela: President Hugo Chavez condemned US sanctions against Venezuela’s state oil company and mocked U.S. concerns about Venezuela’s ties with Iran. (AP)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Iraq: One person was killed and nine were wounded in separate bomb attacks in Baghdad. (Xinhua)
  • Syria: Troops bombarded the southern town of Hirak, killing eight people. (AP)
  • Yemen: Islamist militants, who overran the town of Zinjibar, killed five soldiers in an ambush. (AP)

USA/CANADA

  • United States: Two Iraqis suspected of taking part in the insurgency in Iraq were arrested in Kentucky. (UPI)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • United States: Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs will discuss a new service for storing and retrieving media online, called iCloud, at its Worldwide Developers Conference. (USA Today)
  • United States: An executive at L-3 Communications warned employees that hackers were targeting the company using information on the SecurID key fob system stolen from a breach at RSA Security.(Wired)

WORLD

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

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (02JUN)

  • Italy: Becomes a Republic in 1946.

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