ONS: 04 June 2012

by TRG Alerts Admin on June 4, 2012

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Nigerian President Jonathan declared three days of national mourning after a plane crash killed at least 193 people in Lagos.
  • AMERICAS: Venezuelan police captured prominent drug trafficking suspect Diego Perez Henao, and plan to transfer him to Colombian authorities.
  • ASIA: Vietnamese DM Thanh met with US Secretary of Defense Panetta over recovering dead American soldiers from the Vietnam War.
  • EUROPE: Azerbaijani troops killed three Armenian soldiers during an alleged incursion attempt.
  • MIDDLE EAST: In Iraq, a car bomb near two government offices in Baghdad killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 50.
  • TECHNOLOGY: Israel said in a statement on its military’s website that it uses cyberspace to attack its enemies.

TOP STORY

  • Syria: Russia and EU to discuss Syria amid continued violence.
    • EU President Rompuy said the bloc would continue to push for more pressure upon Syria to get the government to end its crackdown.
    • EU Foreign Policy Chief Ashton said the crisis had reached a “critical point” and that Russia’s role was “crucial” to a solution.
    • Activists reported government forces killed 15 people in a shelling attack near the border with Turkey.
    • China’s top state newspaper warned abandoning Annan’s peace plan could plunge the country “into the abyss of full-scale war.”
    • Coverage: DPA, DPA-2, AFP, Reuters

AFRICA

  • Egypt: Activists called for mass demonstrations on 05JUN to protest against the verdicts in Mubarakâ..s trial. (AFP)
  • Nigeria: President Jonathan declared three days of national mourning after a plane crash killed at least 193 people in Lagos. (Xinhua)
  • Rwanda:  HRW said officials within the Rwandan military provided up to 300 fighters as well as weapons and ammunition to rebels in DR Congo. (Reuters)
  • Sudan: Rebels in South Kordofan claimed to have killed or wounded almost 100 government fighters. (AFP)

AMERICAS

  • Colombia: An Internet portal asserted today that it was “hacked” with an alleged communiqué from the FARC. (EFE)
  • Colombia: A bomb explosion in Yaruma wounded three people ahead of mayoral elections. (EFE)
  • Mexico:  A group of contract gunmen attacked a drug rehabilitation center in Torreon, killing eleven and wounding nine. (AFP)
  • Venezuela: Police captured prominent drug trafficking suspect Diego Perez Henao, and plan to transfer him to Colombian authorities. (AP)

ASIA

  • Burma: Police fired warning shots to disperse an angry crowd following the earlier mob killing of 10 people. (AFP)
  • Japan: Police arrested former AUM Shinrikyo cult member Naoko Kikuchi in connection with the 1995 Tokyo subway sarin gas attack. (Kyodo)
  • Korean Peninsula: The DPRK’s military threatened to blow up the Seoul offices of ROK media outlets following critical coverage. (AFP)
  • Pakistan: A US drone strike targeting a militant compound in Mir Ali killed 15 insurgents. (AFP)
  • Vietnam: US Secretary of Defense Panetta agreed with Vietnamese DM Thanh to open three new areas to American teams searching for missing war-time soldiers. (AFP)

EUROPE

  • Region: George Soros said Europe has a three month window to implement necessary reforms to save the euro. (BBC)
  • Region: Azerbaijani troops killed three Armenian soldiers during an alleged incursion attempt. (AFP)
  • Cyprus: President Christofias said Cyprus could seek a bailout. (BBC)
  • Denmark: Courts convicted four men of planning a terrorist attack on a Danish newspaper that published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in 2005. (AP)
  • Turkey: A British tourist kidnapped by the PKK was freed. (AFP)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Region: Israel and the US discussed a new set of sanctions that could be imposed on Iran if upcoming nuclear talks fail. (AFP)
  • Iraq: A car bomb near two government offices in Baghdad killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 50. (AFP)
  • Yemen: A suicide bomber killed four government affiliated militiamen. (AP)
  • Yemen: Sectarian clashes between Shi’ite rebels and Sunni fundamentalists left at least 30 people dead. (Xinhua)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Cybersecurity: Israel said in a statement on its military’s website that it uses cyberspace to attack its enemies. (DPA)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: 04W (Mawar)
    • Location: 435 NM SSW of Kadena AB, Okinawa
    • Movement: NE at 9 mph
    • Winds: 109 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report.
  • Earthquake: South of Panama
    • Magnitude: 6.2
    • Depth: 9.7 km
    • Map
  • Earthquake: South of Panama
    • Magnitude: 6.4
    • Depth: 5.9 km
    • Map
  • Volcanoes: Shiveluch Volcano, Russia
    • Ash cloud reaching 9 km. (Itar-Tass)

TOMORROWâ..S OUTLOOK

  • Global: World Environment Day.
  • Middle East: Anniversary of the Six Day War beginning – 1967.
  • Serbia: Anniversary of Serbiaâ..s becoming independent from the State Union of Serbia & Montenegro – 2006.

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