ONS: 10 August 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on August 10, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA:  US transferred embassy in Libya to Transitional National Council (TNC).
  • AMERICAS: President Santos overhauled Colombian security doctrine to tackle narco-paramilitary gangs.
  • ASIA:  S. Korea returned fire on N. Korea after finding artillery shells on disputed border.
  • EUROPE:  NATO and Russia neared agreement to open supply routes.
  • MIDDLE EAST:  Syria renewed attacks, killing 50 including 8 children.
  • TECHNOLOGY:  UK utilized social media to target identities of rioters.

TOP STORY

  • Britain: Riots continue into fourth night.
    • Following fourth night of riots, PM Cameron recalled Parliament.
    • London Metropolitan Police arrested over 750 people due to disorder and looting.
    • Riots spread to cities of Wolverhampton, West Bromwich, and Manchester.
    • In some areas, locals stepped into the role of police (Whitechapel, Dalston).
    • Coverage: CNN, Telegraph

AFRICA

  • Region: Senior US diplomats tour Africa, meet with AU president to urge downfall of Gaddafi. (AFP)
  • Libya: Khamis Gaddafi was shown on Libyan State TV tending to wounded Libyans despite claims of his death. (Reuters)
  • Libya: NATO warplanes bombed a Libyan ship in Tripoli harbour. (Reuters)
  • Libya: U.S. transfers control of Libyan embassy to TNC. (AFP)

AMERICAS

  • Colombia: In effort to combat new tactics, PM Santos delivered new security doctrine to fend off Marxist, narco-paramilitary gangs. (CSM)

ASIA

  • Korea: N. Korea fired artillery on S. Korea, S. Korea followed suit and fired on N. Korea along disputed border. (Washington Post)

EUROPE

  • Russia: Alongside NATO, Russia neared an agreement to permit the shipment of military equipment from Afghanistan to Europe via Russia.(AP)
  • United Kingdom: After fourth night of riots, PM Cameron called crisis-response team after having deployed 16,000 police Tuesday night despite spreading of riots to three new cities. (CNN)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Syria: Syrian people turn to boycott as a form of rebellion against Assad. (Haaretz)
  • Syria: In renewed attacks, forces killed 50 people in Hama. (DPA)
  • Yemen: UN Security Council indicated that Al-Qaeda could take advantage of the lack of administrative structure in Yemen. (AFP)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • United Kingdom: UK Metropolitan Police turn to social media to photograph and identify rioters. (TechCrunch)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Tropical Depression 13W (Thirteen)
    • Location: 250 NM WSW of Iwo To
    • Movement: N at 13 knots
    • Winds: 10-20 knots
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK

  • Afghanistan: Anniversary of NATO taking over command of peacekeeping – 2003.
  • Chad: Independence Day – 1960.
  • Colombia: Anniversary of Colombian and Venezuelan officials restoring relations – 2010.

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