ONS: 02 September 2013

by admin on September 2, 2013

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Egyptian authorities ordered former President Morsi to stand trial on charges of inciting the killing of 10 protester

  • AMERICAS: New reports indicated that the NSA’s spy program targeted the leadership of Mexico and Brazil

  • ASIA: In Afghanistan, Taliban suicide bombers attacked a US base in Nangarhar province, though no NATO troops were killed

  • EUROPE: Ukraine’s parliament is set to debate several European integration bills

  • MIDDLE EAST: A UN team set out to investigate an Iranian exile camp north of Baghdad following alleged attacks by Iraqi soldiers

  • TECHNOLOGY: Since 2007, US government agents have used a massive AT&T database of phone records as part of counter-narcotics operations

 

TOP STORY

  • Syria: France to present evidence linking Assad government to chemical attacks

    • President Obama will seek support from Senator McCain (R-AZ) to win Congressional approval.

    • French President Hollande is under political pressure to allow a parliamentary vote on Syria.

    • The Arab League blamed Assad government for chemical attacks.

    • Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said Moscow was ‘absolutely’ unconvinced by evidence presented by the US.

    • Coverage: Al Jazeera, AFP-1, AFP-2 AP, INDE, LAT, RIA Novosti, Xinhua

 

AFRICA

  • Egypt: Authorities ordered former President Morsi to stand trial on charges of inciting the killing of 10 protesters. (UPI)

  • Egypt: The African Union said it wanted the Muslim Brotherhood as part of a political roadmap presented by authorities in the country. (AFP)

  • Senegal: President Sall fired Prime Minister Mbaye and replaced him with former Justice Minister Toure. (AFP)

 

AMERICAS

  • Region: New reports indicated that the NSA’s spy program targeted the leadership of Mexico and Brazil. (AP)

  • Mexico: Police arrested the alleged leader of the Juarez drug cartel, Alberto Carrillo Fuentes, in Nayarit state. (AFP)

  • USA: Al-Qaeda has repeatedly tried to breach US intelligence agencies, prompting investigations of thousands of current employees. (AFP)

 

ASIA

  • Region: Representatives from North and South Korea will hold the first session of a joint committee on restarting the Kaesong Industrial Complex. (Itar-Tass)

  • Afghanistan: Taliban suicide bombers attacked a US base in Nangarhar province, though no NATO troops were killed. (AP)

  • Pakistan: Police registered a murder case against former President Musharraf over student killings during a military raid in Islamabad in 2007. (Xinhua)

 

EUROPE

  • Albania: The country launched reforms to improve the efficiency of its judicial system. (Xinhua)

  • Azerbaijan: Human Rights Watch warned that the government had increased efforts to stifle dissent ahead of October elections. (AFP)

  • Ukraine: The country’s parliament is set to debate several European integration bills in the coming week. (Interfax)

 

MIDDLE EAST

  • Region: The UN airlifted 100 tons of emergency aid to Syrian refugee children in northern Iraq. (Xinhua)

  • Iraq: A UN team set out to investigate an Iranian exile camp north of Baghdad following alleged attacks by Iraqi soldiers. (AFP)

  • Syria: Russia dispatched a reconnaissance ship to the Syrian coast to monitor Western military movements. (AFP)

 

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Communications: Since 2007, US DEA agents have used a massive AT&T database of phone records as part of counter-narcotics operations. (NYT)

 

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Tropical Storm 15W

    • Location: 24 NM W of Kadena AB

    • Winds: 35 knots

    • Movement: E at 9 knots

    • Map

  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report

  • Earthquakes: Panguna, Papua New Guinea

    • Magnitude: 6.1

    • Depth: 49.4 km

    • Map

  • Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia

    • Magnitude: 6.5

    • Depth: 132.1 km

    • Map

  • Volcanoes: Veniaminof, Alaska

    • Ongoing eruptive activity may produce minor ashfall along Aleutian Range. (Coverage)

  • Global Disease Outbreaks:

    • Novel Coronavirus (Sars)

      • Cases: Global Number of Cases as of 30AUG: 104 (Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Italy, France, Germany, Jordan, Qatar, UAE, United Kingdom)

      • Deaths: Global Number of Deaths as of 30AUG: 49 (Saudi Arabia, France, United Kingdom)

      • Sourcing: WHO, WHO-2

 

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (03SEP)

  • Global: Forbes Global CEO Conference begin sin Nusa Dua, Indonesia (to 05SEP).

  • Asia: 10th Annual ASEAN-China Expo will begin in Nanning; Cambodian PM Hun Sen will attend (to 06SEP).

  • Europe: President Vladimir Putin will meet with Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan in Moscow.

  • Europe: Anniversary of Britain and France declaring war on Germany – 1939.

  • France: German President Joachim Gauck will visit France for talks with French President Francois Hollande and PM Jean-Marc Ayrault, he will also visit the site of a Nazi massacre (to 05SEP).

  • Marshall Islands: Pacific Islands Forum begins in Majuro (to 06SEP).

  • Pakistan: PM Nawaz Sharif has called a meeting of federal cabinet on the law and order situation in Karachi.

  • Qatar: National Day, anniversary of independence from the United Kingdom – 1971.

  • South Sudan and Sudan: South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit will visit Khartoum to hold summit with his Sudanese counterpart Omar al- Bashir on outstanding issues between the two countries.

 

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