ONS: 09 April 2012

by TRG Alerts Admin on April 9, 2012

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: The US evacuated Peace Corps volunteers from Mali.
  • AMERICAS: Brazilian President Rousseff made her first official visit to the US.
  • ASIA: North Korean space officials vowed to push ahead with the scheduled launch.
  • EUROPE: Preliminary presidential election results in South Ossetia showed Tibilov as the winner.
  • MIDDLE EAST: The US Navy deployed a second aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf.
  • TECHNOLOGY: Hackers published about 2,700 emails purportedly between Tunisian PM Jebali and other members of his government.

TOP STORY

  • Syria: Escalated violence ahead of ceasefire deadline.
    • Shots from Syria into Turkey killed two Syrians and wounded 15 others.
    • China urged the government and opposition groups to abide by pledges for a ceasefire.
    • Russia may send observers to Syria as part of a UN monitoring mission.
    • Clashes continued across the country, and along the Syrian-Lebanese border.
    • Coverage: AFPAPXinhuaReutersAFP-2

AFRICA

  • Mali: The US evacuated Peace Corps volunteers due to continued instability. (Reuters)
  • Nigeria: A bomb blast in Jos injured several people. (AFP)
  • Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram gunmen fired at a policeman and his family. (AP)
  • Tunisia: Police fired tear gas to disperse a rally in central Tunis. (AFP)

AMERICAS

  • Region: The top military officials from the US and Russia Coast Guards agreed to cooperate on security in the sea in 2012. (Itar-Tass)
  • Region: Brazilian President Rousseff made her first official visit to the US. (BBC)
  • Peru: Peru’s government appealed to mining companies for heavy equipment and experts to help free nine trapped miners. (AP)

ASIA

  • Region: Indian PM Singh said he would make an official visit to Pakistan soon. (WSJ)
  • Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi will take her seat in parliament on April 23. (AFP)
  • Korea, North: Space officials vowed to move ahead with the launch, despite international warnings. (AP)
  • Pakistan: Twenty militants attacked a checkpost in Lower Kurram, leaving two soldiers and four militants dead. (AFP)

EUROPE

  • Greece: Police reported that government administrative building was gutted in an arson attack. (AP)
  • Russia: One policeman died and a second was injured in a shootout on the border between Chechnya and Ingushetia. (DPA)
  • South Ossetia: Preliminary results showed Leonid Tibilov as the winner of the presidential election. (Reuters)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Region: The US Navy deployed a second aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf. (AP)
  • Iran: World powers will hold a new round of nuclear talks with Iran in Istanbul on 14APR. (Reuters)
  • Palestinian Territories: Hamas called on all Palestinian militant groups to form a joint committee to plan ways to kidnap Israeli soldiers. (DPA)
  • Yemen: Clashes between the military and al-Qaida-linked militants left 23 dead. (AP)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Cybersecurity: Activists claiming affiliation with the hacking group Anonymous published about 2,700 emails purportedly between Tunisian PM Jebali and other members of his government. (AFP)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Nothing to report.
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report.
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report.
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report.

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (10APR)

  • Egypt: Court issues ruling dissolving constitutional panel.
  • Japan: Britain and Japan hold talks on joint arms development.
  • Russia: Anniversary of Polish Air Force crash that killed President Kaczyński – 2010.
  • Russia: Syrian FM al-Moallem holds talks with FM Lavrov.
  • Pakistan: Karachi Transport Ittehad (KTI) strike over petroleum begins.
  • Syria: UNSC deadline for the withdrawal of troops and guns from protest cities.

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