- AFRICA: Somalia’s Al Shabab killed 17 in Mogadishu
- AMERICAS: Mexican military seized 15 tons of methamphetamine
- ASIA: US drone strike in Pakistan killed senior Al Qaeda leader Badar Mansoor
- EUROPE: Greek government failed to reach a bailout agreement
- MIDDLE EAST: Yemeni security forces killed two activists in Daleh
- Syria: Violence continued in the face of international uproar
- Activists reported security forces intensified a week-long assault on Homs, killing at least 24.
- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon condemned the “appalling brutality” and said he would consider a joint UN-Arab League observer mission.
- Russian FM Lavrov defended his country’s efforts to negotiate with President Assad.
- Coverage: Al Jazeera, AP, Reuters, VoA
- Egypt: Military officials announced the deployment of armed forces in anticipation of an upcoming national strike. (Reuters)
- Mali: Rebels seized the town of Tinzawatene after driving government forces into Algeria. (Reuters)
- Somalia: Al Shabab claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in Mogadishu that killed at least 17. (Al Jazeera)
- Honduras: The military admitted that 22 RPG-7 grenade launchers were stolen from an armory in 2010. (EFE)
- Mexico: The Mexican army seized 15 tons of methamphetamine in Jalisco. (AP)
- Mexico: Marines discovered two mass graves in Veracruz containing at least 15 bodies. (BBC)
- Region: The Japanese Self-Defense Force scrambled aircraft to intercept a group of Russian warplanes that strayed near Japanese airspace. (RIA Novosti)
- Maldives: The Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for former President Nasheed. (NYT)
- Pakistan: A US drone strike killed four militants in North Waziristan, including Al Qaeda chief Badar Mansoor. (AFP)
- Germany: The government expelled four Syrian diplomats for ties to espionage activity against Syrian opposition groups in Germany. (AP)
- Greece: The government failed to reach an agreement necessary for a $173 billion bailout from the EU. (AP)
- Turkey: 14 were killed in clashes between security forces and PKK militants in Eastern Turkey. (Reuters)
- Region: US and Israeli officials are divided over the rate of Iran’s nuclear development. (NYT)
- Iraq: The US State Department started to investigate how to reduce its embassy presence in Baghdad. (WaPo)
- Yemen: Security forces killed two anti-election activists in Daleh. (AFP)
TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
- Privacy: The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) sued the FTC to prevent Google’s upcoming change to its privacy policies. (AP)
- Cyclones: Tropical Cyclone Jasmine
- Location: 275 NM ESE of Noumea, New Caledonia
- Movement: SSE at 12 mph
- Winds: 125 mph
- Hurricanes: Nothing to report
- Earthquakes: Nothing to report
- Volcanoes: Nothing to report
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (10FEB)
- India: EU-Indian summit held in New Delhi.
- Pakistan: Memogate Commission’s deadline for Mansoor Ijaz to appear.