ONS: 09 June 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on June 9, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Somalia’s leaders agreed to postpone elections
  • AMERICAS: 23 Colombian police officers were arrested in a massive anti-drug bust
  • ASIA: Twenty people were killed when 150 militants attacked a security check post in Pakistan
  • EUROPE: NATO defense ministers agreed on reforms to streamline NATO
  • MIDDLE EAST: The US increased drone and fighter jet attacks on Yemeni militants
  • TECHNOLOGY: Citigroup acknowledged that a computer breach may have given hackers access to customers’ data

TOP STORY

  • Libya: Gaddafi faces growing challenges as NATO air strikes pounded Tripoli.
    • NATO air strikes hit sections of Tripoli near Gaddafi’s residence.
    • ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said he may ask for a new charge of mass rape against Gaddafi.
    • Chinese Foreign Ministry official Chen Xiaodong said China would soon welcome a visit by envoys of the Libyan opposition National Transitional Council.
    • Coverage: AFP, AP, BBC, Reuters-1, Reuters-2

AFRICA

  • Ethiopia: The Supreme Court jailed 14 people for terms of nine years to life for plotting bomb attacks. (AFP)
  • Nigeria: Gunmen killed a prison warden and a traditional chief in Nigeria’s northern state of Bauchi. (AFP)
  • Somalia: Somalia’s leaders agreed to extend the mandate of both government and parliament for a year and hold elections by August 2012. (Reuters)

AMERICAS

  • Brazil: Brasilia will boost security along its borders to stem illicit trafficking. (AP)
  • Colombia: 23 police officers were arrested in two separate anti-drug operations across the country. (AFP)
  • Mexico: Chihuahua’s Attorney General said 14,000 armed men work for drug cartels in Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua. (EFE)
  • USA: Arizona wildfires now threaten New Mexico. (Reuters)

ASIA

  • Afghanistan: Nine people were killed and five were injured when gunmen attacked a wedding party in Nangarhar province. (AFP)
  • China: The military will conduct naval training drills in the western Pacific later this month. (AFP)
  • India: The military successfully test fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile. (Xinhua)
  • Pakistan: Twenty people were killed when 150 militants attacked a security check post in Waziristan. (Reuters)

EUROPE

  • Region: NATO defense ministers agreed on reforms to streamline NATO’s structure. (DPA)
  • Italy: Police carried out coordinated raids across the country against the Calabrian mafia, known as the ‘Ndrangheta. (BBC)
  • Russia: The government reduced its electricity supplies to Belarus because of unpaid bills. (RIA Novosti)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Iran: The Revolutionary Guard published an article praising the idea of testing a nuclear weapon. (AP)
  • Syria: Britain and France drafted a UN resolution demanding the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad and calling for an end to the violence. (AFP)
  • Yemen: The US increased drone and fighter jets attacks on suspected militants. (AFP)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • United States: Citigroup acknowledged that a computer breach may have given hackers access to the data of hundreds of thousands of bank card customers. (Financial Times)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Tropical Depression 05W (Five) Warning #02
    • 180 miles west of Mumbai, India
    • Winds: 28 – 33 kt.
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: Hurricane 01E (Adrian)
    • 275 miles south of Zihuatanejo, Mexico
    • Winds: 80 – 100 kt.
    • Movement: WNW at 10 kt.
    • Map
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report.
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report.

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (10JUN)

  • Portugal: Portugal Day celebrated.
  • Zambia: US Secretary Clinton visits Lusaka.

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