ONS: 07 June 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on June 7, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: North and South Sudan forces skirmished
  • AMERICAS: Mexican soldiers killed eight gunmen in a shootout
  • ASIA: Japan doubled radiation estimates for Fukushima disaster
  • EUROPE: NATO and Russia launched joint training exercise
  • MIDDLE EAST: Government and al Qaeda forces fought in southern Yemen
  • TECHNOLOGY: Hacker group claimed to have hit Sony again

TOP STORY

  • Pressure continued to increase on Gaddafi
    • While Gaddafi’s foreign minister visited China, Chinese diplomats met with opposition forces.
    • NATO launched rare daytime air strikes on government compounds in Tripoli.
    • A Libyan government claim that a child was injured by a NATO strike was revealed to be a deception.
    • Coverage: AFP, Reuters, WSJ-1, WSJ-2, LAT,

AFRICA

  • Nigeria: The army announced an investigation into threats by the MEND militant group against oil facilities. (Reuters)
  • Sudan: Clashes erupted between northern and southern Sudanese forces in Southern Kordofan. (NYT)

AMERICAS

  • Cuba: Cuba convicted Marcel Marambio, a Chilean with close ties to the Cuban government, and 15 Cuban government officials of corruption. (AP)
  • Mexico: Soldiers killed eight gunmen in a shootout in Veracruz. (AP)
  • Peru: Keiko Fujimori conceded defeat to Ollanta Humala in the presidential election. (Bloomberg)

ASIA

  • Japan: Authorities more than doubled their initial estimate of the severity of the radiation release from the Fukushima plant. (WSJ)
  • Korea, North: EU officials arrived in North Korea to estimate the severity of the food shortage. (AFP)
  • Pakistan: US officials expressed skepticism that Illyas Kashmiri had been killed by a recent drone attack. (Reuters)

EUROPE

  • Region: NATO and Russia launched a joint anti-terrorism exercise, the first of its kind. (AP)
  • Region: NATO rejected Russia’s call for a “legal guarantee” that the planned missile defense system would not target Russia. (Xinhua)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Syria: 120 police and security forces were killed in Jisr al-Shognour; the government claimed it was a terrorist attack, while opposition groups claimed it was a skirmish between mutineers and loyalist soldiers. (WSJ, Reuters)
  • Yemen: 15 were killed in fighting between al Qaeda and government forces in Zinjibar. (Reuters)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Cybersecurity: The “Lulzsec” hacker group claimed to have breached Sony’s security for a fifth time, stealing code from its developer network. (WSJ)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Nothing to report
  • Hurricanes: Near 100% chance of tropical cyclone formation
    • Location: 375 miles south of Acapulco, Mexico
    • Movement: Northwest, slowly
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: 30% chance of tropical cyclone formation
    • Location: 100 miles SSW of Grand Caymans
    • Movement: Northwest, slowly
    • Map
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (0JUN)

  • United States: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan meets with President Obama.
  • Indonesia: US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia Campbell visits Indonesia.

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