ONS: 08 November 2014

by TRG Alerts Admin on November 8, 2014


  • AFRICA: South Sudan opposition forces finalized a peace treaty.
  • AMERICAS: Five US military bases named for Ebola mission troops.
  • ASIA: China-led APEC summit produced sweeping diplomatic and economic progress.
  • EUROPE: Russia’s ruble reached its lowest point against, prompting intervention by the Central Bank.
  • MIDDLE EAST: The UN Security Council sanctioned Yemeni ex-President Saleh and two Houthi rebel leaders for threatening the peace and stability of the country.
  • TECHNOLOGY: International raids targeted sites selling drugs and contraband on the ‘dark web’, resulting in arrests in 16 countries



  • ASIA: China-led 2014 APEC Summit produced China-Japan talks, and sweeping regional economic progress.
    • China said it hoped Japan can create favorable atmosphere for talks.
    • Chinese and Japanese foreign ministers met at APEC.
    • The two countries agreed to disagree on island dispute.
    • China, Tajikistan pledged cooperation in energy, transportation, agriculture.
    • China, Bangladesh stressed infrastructure investment.
    • Chinese and Pakistani leaders stressed friendship and cooperation.
    • APEC ministers agreed on anti-corruption network.
    • Coverage: NYT, REU-1, REU-2, XIN-1, XIN-2, XIN-3, XIN-4



  • Region: UN agency said nearly 5,000 dead from Ebola in West Africa. (WSJ)
  • Burkina Faso: The country’s army to join talks on post-uprising government. (AFP)
  • Nigeria: A suicide bomber killed at least seven at a bank in Azare. (REU)
  • Sudan, South: Mediator reported South Sudan rivals agreed to end war. (REU)


  • Colombia: Colombia Indians to try Guerrillas for killings (AP)
  • Mexico: Officials said missing 43 students were likely burned to ashes by gang. (REU)
  • Mexico: The country cancelled a USD4.3 billion China deal on doubts over bid. (Bloomberg)
  • United States: The military named five US bases for Ebola mission troops. (AP)
  • United States: President Obama seeks USD5.6 billion to fight Islamic State rebels. (AP)
  • Venezuela: Authorities said purported leader Leiva Padilla Mendoza of a Colombian paramilitary group was captured in Colombia and awaits extradition. (AP)


  • China: Intensive infrastructure projects launched to boost economy. (XIN)
  • Hong Kong: Amnesty International called for the release of pro-Hong Kong activists before APEC summit. (REU)
  • India: Police arrested suspect in plot to kill Bangladesh PM. (NYT)
  • Japan: PM Abe said TPP talks with U.S. are near ‘final stage’. (WaPo)


  • Region: US Secretary of State Kerry said Russia to exchange info on Ukraine crisis. (NYT)
  • Region: Federal Reserve Chairwoman Yellen praised a recent review of Eurozone banks. (NYT)
  • Region: Ukraine accused Russia of supplying fresh military equipment and troops to pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. (WaPo)
  • Russia: Russian ruble reached its lowest point, prompting intervention from the Central Bank. (Bloomberg)


  • Iran: Kerry said there was no link between Iran talks and other Middle East issues. (REU)
  • Iraq: Suicide attack killed 8 in the northern part of the country. (NYT)
  • Iraq: Pentagon to double US force in Iraq to help fight Islamic State. (LAT)
  • Yemen: The UN Security Council sanctioned ex-President Saleh and two Houthi rebel leaders for threatening the peace and stability of the country. (REU)


  • Cyber-security: International raids targeted sites selling drugs and contraband on the ‘dark web’, resulting in arrests in 16 countries and the seizure of multiple websites. (NYT)



  • Cyclones: Tropical Cyclone 05B (Five)
    • Location: 335 NM SE of Visakhapatnam, India
    • Movement: N at 6 mph
    • Winds: 40 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report.
  • Earthquakes: 73km NE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea
    • Magnitude: 6.6
    • Depth: 43.2 km
    • Map
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report.
  • Global Disease Outbreaks:
    • Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
      • Cases: 13,567 (DR Congo, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone,  Spain, United States)
      • Deaths: 4,951 (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone)
      • Sourcing: WHO, WHO-2
    • Chikungunya Virus Disease (CHIK)
      • Suspected Cases as of 30OCT: 776,000 (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States, US Virgin Islands, and Venezuela.)
      • Deaths as of 30OCT: 152 (Colombia, Puerto Rico, Martinique, Grenada, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Dominican Republic)
      • Sourcing: WHO, CDC, CDC-2
    • Novel Coronavirus (MERS-CoV, SARS-related)
      • Cases as of 07NOV: 909 (Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Italy, Iran, France, Germany, Jordan, Oman, Qatar, UAE, United Kingdom, Egypt, US, Yemen, Austria)
      • Deaths as of 07NOV: 331 (Saudi Arabia, France, Qatar, United Kingdom, UAE, Oman)
      • Sourcing: WHO, WHO-2



  • Cambodia: Independence Day
  • Germany: Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – 1989
  • Jordan: Anniversary of the Amman Hotel Bombing – 2005
  • Pakistan: Allama Iqbal Day – 1938



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