ONS: 06 October 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on October 6, 2011


  • AFRICA: Libyan forces closed in on the center of Sirte
  • AMERICAS: Mexican police captured a key Sinaloa cartel figure
  • ASIA: Afghans protested in Kabul demanding NATO leave  
  • EUROPE: Anti-austerity protests continued in Greece
  • MIDDLE EAST: Government and tribal soldiers clashed in Yemen
  • TECHNOLOGY: Steve Jobs died


  • Afghanistan: Authorities uncovered a plot to assassinate Hamid Karzai
    • Officials stated the plan involved one of Karzai’s bodyguards and was planned in Pakistan.
    • The accusation of a Pakistani link further strained relations between the two countries.
    • Six people were arrested on suspicion of being participants in the plot.
    • Coverage:  LA Times, NYT, Reuters


  • Algeria: The army killed eight Al-Qaeda militants along the border with Libya. (Xinhua)
  • Congo: Rebels in South Kivu killed at least 10 in two separate attacks on vehicles. (Reuters)
  • Egypt: Six prospective presidential candidates called for elections to be held in April, much earlier than currently planned by the interim government. (Reuters)
  • Libya: Government forces pushed into the center of Sirte as fighting continued. (Reuters)


  • Mexico: A Sinaloa cartel boss, Noel Nevarez, was arrested in Chihuahua. (EFE)
  • Mexico: The government announced a major operation to restore security in Veracruz. (LA Times)
  • United States: “Occupy Wall Street” protests in New York were joined by union members, and spread to several additional cities across the country. (WaPo)


  • Afghanistan: Large rallies took place in Kabul demanding NATO troops leave the country. (AP)
  • Japan: Influential political figure Ichiro Ozawa went on trial for violating political funding laws. (WSJ)
  • Korean Peninsula: South Korean officials stated the current food crisis in North Korea is not serious. (Yonhap)


  • Region: Russia said the creation of a NATO-wide missile defense shield threatened its security. (Reuters)
  • Greece: Police clashed with protesters as demonstrations against austerity measures continued throughout the country. (NYT)
  • Spain: The government agreed to host elements of the planned NATO missile defense network. (EFE)


  • Bahrain: A court granted a retrial for 20 medical personnel who were tried for treating anti-government protesters. (BBC)
  • Syria: Activists reported clashes between government troops and army defectors near the border with Turkey, killed at least seven. (AP)
  • Yemen: Government and tribal forces clashed in Sanaa. (AFP)


  • Computers & Mobile Technology: Steve Jobs, chairman and co-founder of Apple, died. (NYT, WSJ)


  • Cyclones: Nothing to report
  • Hurricanes (A): Tropical Storm Philippe
    • Location: 465 miles SSW of Bermuda
    • Movement: NNE at 8 mph
    • Winds: 70 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes (P): Tropical Depression 10-E
    • Location: 625 miles S of Mananzillo, Mexico
    • Movement: WNW at 9 mph
    • Winds: 35 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes (P): Tropical Depression 11-E
    • Location: 850 miles SSW of Baja California
    • Movement: WNW at 6 mph
    • Winds: 35 mph
    • Map
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report


  • Afghanistan: Anniversary of the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom – 2001.
  • Egypt: Anniversary of Sinai resort bombings – 2004.


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