ONS: 06 June 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on June 6, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Russian envoy went to meet with Libyan opposition
  • ASIA: US drone strikes killed at least 21
  • EUROPE: Portugal’s center-right opposition party won parliamentary elections.
  • LATIN AMERICA: Ollanto Humala won Peru’s presidential election
  • MIDDLE EAST: 16 killed in Iraq bombings
  • TECHNOLOGY: Hackers stole passwords from an FBI affiliate

TOP STORY

  • Departure of President Saleh continued to provoke reactions in Yemen
    • Thousands of opponents to the Yemen government continued to celebrate in the streets.
    • Violence continued throughout the country; at least six were killed in Sana’a.
    • The opposition expressed support for the transfer of power to Vice President Hadi.
    • US officials expressed concern over the situation following Saleh’s departure.
    • Coverage: WSJ, WaPo-1, WaPo-2, WSJ, AP, Bloomberg

AFRICA

  • Region: Algeria began freezing Gaddafi’s and other Libyan officials’ assets. (Xinhua)
  • Libya: Russia dispatched envoy Mikhail Margelov to meet with opposition forces. (CNN)
  • Morocco: Demonstrators gathered in Rabat to protest the death of an Islamist opposition member. (AP)
  • Nigeria: Politician Dimeji Bankole, the outgoing speaker of the house, was arrested on corruption charges. (AP)

ASIA

  • Afghanistan: US government officials raised the possibility of a more rapid departure from Afghanistan than currently planned. (NYT)
  • Pakistan: Three suspected US drone strikes killed 21 militants.  (AP, CNN, NYT)
  • Pakistan: A suicide bombing in Nowshera killed at least 18 and injured over 30. (AP)
  • Philippines: Separate grenade blasts in a Mindanao Island town injured two soldiers. (Xinhua)

EUROPE

  • Greece: Over 50,000 gathered in Athens to protest austerity policies. (AFP)
  • Macedonia: PM Nikola Gruevski’s ruling coalition prevailed in snap elections. (AP)
  • Portugal: The country’s center-right opposition party, the Social Democrats, won parliamentary elections. (AFP)

LATIN AMERICA

  • Haiti: The government evacuated 50 families after the country’s largest lake overflowed. (AP)
  • Peru: Leftist candidate Ollanto Humala won the presidential election. (AFP)
  • Peru: An attack on a military patrol in Choquitaro killed five soldiers. (Xinhua)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Iraq: 17 people were killed in two separate attacks; a car bomb in Tikrit killed 13 and gunmen killed four in Baghdad. (AFP)
  • Iraq: A rocket attack struck the Camp Victory base outside of Baghdad. (DPA, AFP)
  • Israel: Security forces went on high alert following the shooting of 23 protestors along the Syrian border. (AFP)
  • Syria: Security forces killed at least 38 protestors in the northern province of Idlib. (NYT)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • USA: Lulz Security hackers stole 120 passwords from Infragard, a Georgia-based FBI affiliate. (AP)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Nothing to report
  • Hurricanes: 90% chance of tropical cyclone formation
    • Location: 450 miles south of Acapulco, Mexico
    • Movement: Northwest
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: 40% chance of tropical cyclone formation
    • Location: 175 miles south of Grand Cayman islands
    • Movement: Slowly northwest
    • Map
  • Earthquakes: West of Macquirie Island
    • Magnitude: 6.3
    • Depth: 10 km
    • Map
  • Volcanoes: Puyehue volcano, Chile
    • Erupted; spewing ash and gas 10 km high and 5 km wide. (AP)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (07JUN)

  • United States: German Chancellor Merkel visits the US on 07JUN.
  • Iraq: Protests planned as 100-day deadline expires for government deadlock.
  • Mongolia: US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia Kurt M. Campbell visits Mongolia.

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