- AFRICA: Somalia’s al Shebab claimed responsibility for a bombing in Baidoa that killed at least 12
- AMERICAS: Venezuelan authorities began the trial of suspected drug lord Walid Makled
- ASIA: North Korea announced it was ready to continue with a planned rocket launch.
- EUROPE: Russian Security forces killed at least six suspected militants in the North Caucasus.
- MIDDLE EAST: Iran’s chief nuclear official expressed the possibility of a compromise over nuclear materials production.
- TECHNOLOGY: The Department of Homeland Security started a project to find ways to hack into gaming consoles.
- Syria: Ceasefire unlikely to take effect
- Activists reported continued attacks by security forces as the government claimed it had begun withdrawing troops.
- Syrian forces fired across the border into Turkey during a clash with opposition groups.
- Lebanon condemned the killing of a local journalist by Syrian soldiers firing over the border.
- Coverage: AP, NYT, Al Jazeera, Reuters
- Egypt: A court blocked parliament’s creation of a constitutional assembly. (Reuters)
- Guinea Bissau: The Angolan government announced it was ending its military reform support effort for the country. (Reuters)
- Mali: A high court met to choose the country’s interim president. (Al Jazeera)
- Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed at least six across the country’s northeast. (Al Jazeera)
- Somalia: Al Shebab claimed responsibility for a bombing in Baidoa that killed at least 12. (Al Jazeera)
- Tunisia: The government forcibly dispersed a protest regarding the right for people to protest along Avenue Bourguiba in Tunis. (NYT)
- Region: Costa Rica’s trade attaché to Venezuela, who was kidnapped over the weekend by gunmen in Caracas, was released today. (Reuters)
- Mexico: Authorities reported they had discovered a tunnel containing a light aircraft, drugs and weapons allegedly belonging to the Sinaloa cartel. (AFP)
- Peru: Suspected Shining Path rebels kidnapped seven workers on the Camisea natural gas project. (BBC)
- Venezuela: Authorities began the trial of suspected drug lord Walid Makled, captured in Colombia in 2010. (AP)
- Region: North Korea announced it was ready to continue with a planned rocket launch. (Reuters)
- Afghanistan: A suicide bombing in Herat killed at least 14. (NYT)
- Afghanistan: A suicide bombing at a police compound in Helmand killed at least seven. (AP)
- Philippines: A bombing in Basilan wounded at least 22 soldiers. (Xinhua)
- Russia: Security forces killed at least six suspected militants in the North Caucasus. (Reuters)
- Turkey: Shiite groups expressed fear that sectarian conflict in Syria might spread to Turkey. (WSJ)
- United Kingdom: The European Court of Human Rights supported the extradition of five terror suspects to the US. (BBC)
- Bahrain: A bombing in Manama wounded seven police officers during protests. (Reuters)
- Iran: Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, Fereydoun Abbasi, expressed the possibility of a compromise over 20%-enriched uranium for its medical needs, which the West says can be used to produce weapons. (LAT)
- Yemen: Clashes between al Qaeda linked militants and security forces killed at least 57 in Abyan. (Reuters)
TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
- Law Enforcement: The Department of Homeland Security launched a research project to find ways to hack into gaming consoles to obtain sensitive information stored on the devices about gamers. (Wired)
- Cyclones: Nothing to report
- Hurricanes: Nothing to report
- Earthquakes: Nothing to report
- Volcanoes: Nothing to report
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (11APR)
- Global: Anniversary of the creation of the International Labor Organization – 1919.
- Middle East: Two-day Middle East Missile and Air Defense Symposium begins.
- Belarus: Anniversary of subway blast – 2011.
- Ivory Coast: President Gbagbo ousted – 2011.
- Philippines: Ex-President Arroyo’s arraignment on corruption charges scheduled.
- North Korea: Workers’ Party political conference held ahead of satellite launch.
- South Korea: Parliamentary elections held.
- Spain: UN Secretary General Ki-moon visits PM Rajoy to discuss international agenda, with a focus on Syria.
- Venezuela: Anniversary of attempted coup on Hugo Chavez – 2002.