ONS: 07 November 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on November 7, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: The US embassy in Nigeria warned that Boko Haram may bomb hotels in Abuja
  • AMERICAS: Otto Perez Molina won the Guatemalan presidential election
  • ASIA: Papua New Guinea PM O’Neill called for calm after riots in the port city of Lae
  • EUROPE: Italian PM Berlusconi engaged in negotiations within his governing coalition
  • MIDDLE EAST: The Arab League called an emergency meeting regarding Syria
  • TECHNOLOGY: Retired Gen. Cartwright called for openness about US development of offensive cyber weapons

 

TOP STORY

  • Greece: Government to name new coalition government PM
    • The deal came after PM George Papandreou agreed to stand down.
    • The plan envisages elections being held once the government approved an EU bailout package.
    • Greek government spokesman said a new administration would be sworn in and that a confidence vote would be held within a week.
    • The coalition will lead the country until elections, which could be held on 19 February.
    • Coverage: BBC, NYT, Washington Post

 

AFRICA

  • Kenya: Two people killed in a suspected al Shabaab attack on a church in Garissa. (AP)
  • Liberia: Presidential candidate Tubman warned the country could tip into chaos if the presidential run-off election is not delayed. (Reuters)
  • Libya: UN envoy Martin said weapons depots have still not been secured properly, and “much has already gone missing” from unguarded sites. (AP)
  • Nigeria: The US embassy warned that Boko Haram may be planning to bomb hotels in Abuja. (BBC)

 

AMERICAS

  • Colombia: At least one died and nine others were wounded in a bomb attack launched by the FARC in Cauca. (Xinhua)
  • Guatemala: Former Army General Otto Perez Molina won the presidential run-off election. (BBC)
  • Nicaragua: President Ortega took the lead in presidential elections amid reports of protests and international observers being blocked from voting stations. (AP)
  • United States: NATO Secretary General Rasmussen will hold talks with US President Obama in Washington today.

 

ASIA

  • Pakistan: At least two killed and nine injured in an attack by an unidentified suicide bomber on ANP member Hanif Jadoon in Swabi. (AP)
  • Papua New Guinea: PM O’Neill called for calm after riots in the port city of Lae left up to nine people dead. (AFP)
  • Philippines: One soldier dead and four wounded in clash between government troops and suspected leftist rebels in Mindanao’s Agusan del Sur province. (Xinhua)

 

EUROPE

  • Region: Italy and Russia started joint naval anti-terror exercises in the Ionic Sea. (ITAR-TASS)
  • Italy: PM Berlusconi negotiated with rebels in his governing coalition ahead of a key vote on Tuesday. (Telegraph)
  • Turkey: Turkish Human Rights Association investigated claims by Kurdish activists that Ankara used chemical weapons in an attack on militants last month. (Telegraph)

 

MIDDLE EAST

  • Iran: IAEA intelligence provided to UN nuclear officials showed that Iran’s government mastered the critical steps needed to build a nuclear weapon. (Washington Post)
  • Iran: President Ahmadinejad accused the United States and Israel of seeking world support for a military strike on Iran. (AFP)
  • Israel: The websites of Mossad and the Shin Bet intelligence services are back online after what officials said was a “server crash” that came in the wake of hacker threats. (AFP)
  • Syria: The Arab League called an emergency meeting in response to Syria’s failure to honor the peace plan. (AFP)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Cyber Security: Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Cartwright called for the US to be more open about its development of offensive cyber weapons. (Reuters)

 

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Tropical Depression 24W (Twentyfour)
    • Location: 183 M E of Da Nang, Vietnam
    • Movement: N  at 18 mph
    • Winds: 29 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report
  • Volcanoes:
    • La Restinga, El Hierro, Spain,
    • Submarine eruption south of El Hierro Island is getting closer to the surface

 

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (07NOV)

  • Europe: EU finance ministers meet in Brussels, Belgium.
  • Gibraltar: Parliamentary elections held.
  • Liberia: Second round of presidential elections.

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