By TRG Alerts Admin
AFRICA: Libya’s supreme court ruled that the election of PM Miitig in the interim parliament in early May was “unconstitutional”
AMERICAS: Mexican investigators found the bodies of at least 13 people in five clandestine graves outside Zumpango.
ASIA: China confirmed it will participate in the US-organised RIMPAC naval drill for the first time.
EUROPE: Iranian President Rouhani will meet with Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Turkish PM Erdogan in Ankara.
MIDDLE EAST: A suicide bomber attacked a police checkpoint at Iraq’s Tuz Khurmatu killing 14 people and wounding 50.
TECHNOLOGY: The head of the Airbus Group called on the aerospace industry to embrace competition from technology companies such as Google and SpaceX.
Pakistan: Taliban launches attack on Karachi airport.
Twenty-eight people were killed as the military fought with Taliban gunmen who besieged Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport armed with rocket launchers and suicide vests.
The military said that all 10 attackers, some dressed in army uniforms, had been killed.
After authorities initially declared the airport cleared around dawn, an AFP reporter witnessed fresh gunfire, prompting security forces to relaunch the operation.
The TTP said the attack was in revenge for its late leader Hakimullah Mehsud.
A TTP spokesman said that “the main goal of this attack was to damage the government, by hijacking planes and destroying state installations”.
Egypt: Interim PM Ibrahim Mahlab said his cabinet had resigned, allowing President Sisi to choose a new team on his first day in office. (AFP)
Libya: The supreme court ruled that the election of PM Miitig in the interim parliament in early May was “unconstitutional”. (AFP)
Nigeria: Hundreds of youths took to the streets to protest against naming the ousted central bank chief Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as Emir of Kano. (AFP)
Chile: The government reported that the rain- and snowstorm that has affected several regions left 3,588 people with property damage and 9,522 cut off by flooding. (EFE)
Mexico: Investigators found the bodies of at least 13 people in five clandestine graves outside Zumpango. (EFE)
United States: Two Las Vegas police officers and a civilian were killed in an apparent ambush that ended with the two gunmen killing themselves. (Reuters)
Region: China confirmed it will participate in the US-organised RIMPAC naval drill for the first time. (AFP)
Region: Chinese FM Wang Yi foreign minister is expected to meet newly elected Indian PM Modi. (AFP)
Afghanistan: Four people were killed as gunmen broke into a NATO logistic complex in Jalalabad. (Xinhua)
Korea, North: The government warned of “strong” action against a UN office which will be set up in South Korea to monitor human rights violations in the communist country. (Reuters)
Bulgaria: PM Oresharski ordered a halt to construction work on the Gazprom-led South Stream pipeline project planned to bypass Ukraine as a transit country. (AP)
Turkey: Iranian President Rouhani will meet with President Abdullah Gul and PM Erdogan in Ankara. (AFP)
Ukraine: Security forces released two Russian television journalists working for a defence ministry outlet after they were detained at a checkpoint in the east of the country. (AFP)
Iraq: A suicide bomber attacked a police checkpoint at Tuz Khurmatu killing 14 people and wounding 50. (AP)
Syria: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said fresh fighting between the Islamic State of Iraq and a coalition of rebels and an al-Qaeda affiliate left at least 45 fighters dead. (AFP)
Yemen: Armed tribesman kidnapped a foreign expert working for a US oil company in the country’s central province of Marib. (Xinhua)
TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
Technology: The head of the Airbus Group called on the aerospace industry to embrace competition from technology companies such as Google and SpaceX. (AFP)
Cyclones: Nothing to report.
Hurricanes: 50% chance of tropical cyclone formation
Location: 200 miles WSW of Acapulco, Mexico
Movement: WNW at 5 mph
Earthquakes: Nothing to report.
Volcanoes: Nothing to report.
Global Disease Outbreaks:
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
Cases: 248 (Guinea, Mali, Liberia, Sierra Leone)
Deaths: 171 (Guinea, Liberia)
Novel Coronavirus (MERS-CoV, SARS-related)
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (10JUN)
Israel: Israeli lawmakers will elect a successor to outgoing President Shimon Peres
Portugal: Portugal Day
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