ONS: 03 June 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on June 3, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA A Chinese diplomat met with Libyan opposition leaders
  • ASIA: Indian police killed three Islamist militants in Kashmir
  • EUROPE: A fire at an arms depot in Russia forced the evacuation of 28,000 people
  • LATIN AMERICA: Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa said he would not restore diplomatic relations with Honduras
  • MIDDLE EAST: Bahrain police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters in Manama
  • TECHNOLOGY: Australia’s Attorney General said cyber attacks are a “continuous threat” to the country

TOP STORY

  • Syria: Violent protests against President Bashar al-Assad took place throughout the country.
    • Soldiers opened fire on residents fleeing the bombing of Rastan, killing at least two people.
    • Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in the cities of Lattakia and Banias as thousands prepared to march in memory of children killed by government forces.
    • Syrian opposition groups called for President al-Assad’s immediate resignation.
    • Coverage: AFP, AP, DPA, Reuters, Xinhua

AFRICA

  • Libya: A Chinese diplomat met the leader of the Libyan opposition National Transitional Council. (Reuters)
  • Nigeria: Extremists threw bombs at a child vaccine warehouse and government offices in the city of Maiduguri. (AFP)
  • Sudan: South Sudan appealed for global recognition and technical assistance. (DPA)

ASIA

  • India: Police said they killed three Islamist militants suspected of being from the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group in Kashmir. ( AFP)
  • Japan: PM Naoto Kan decided to keep four cabinet members who submitted their letters of resignation earlier this week. (Xinhua)
  • Myanmar: Senator John McCain (R-AZ) warned that Myanmar could face a revolution if the new government fails to implement democratic reforms. (AFP)

EUROPE

  • Greece: Protesters took over the Finance Ministry building in Athens. (AP)
  • Russia: A fire at an arms depot near the city of Izhevsk in Udmurtia forced the evacuation of 28,000 people. (AFP)
  • Turkey: Four more soldiers were arrested in a probe of the 2003 plot to overthrow the government. (AFP)

LATIN AMERICA

  • Region: Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa said he would not restore diplomatic relations with Honduras. (AFP)
  • Colombia: The Election Monitoring Mission (MOE) said at least 14 candidates for local elections in October have been killed since the start of the year. (AFP)
  • Mexico: The Attorney General’s Office filed charges against the alleged leader of the Zetas drug cartel for the mass killings of more than 250 people. (AP)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Bahrain: Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters in Manama. (AP)
  • Israel: Israel dispatched extra police to East Jerusalem for fears of rioting on the anniversary of the outbreak of the 1967 Six Day War. (DPA)
  • Yemen: Soldiers wounded at least seven protesters in Sanaa. (Reuters)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Australia: Attorney General Robert McClelland said cyber attacks had become so frequent that government and private networks were under “continuous threat.” (AFP)
  • United States: Boeing’s Chief of Defense, Space and Security Dennis Muilenburg said the company is under “continuous” cyber attack but there has been no breach of its databases. (AFP)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Nothing to report.
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report.
  • Earthquakes: Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan
    • Magnitude: 6.3
    • Depth: 31 km
    • Map
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report.

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (04JUN)

  • China: Tiananmen Square violence in 1989.
  • Iran: Ayatollah Khamenei is elected in 1989.
  • Tonga: Becomes independent from the UK in 1970.

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