ONS: 10 June 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on June 10, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: More than 10,000 people have been displaced by fighting in Kordofan, Sudan
  • AMERICAS: A US delegation met with jailed contractor Alan Gross in Cuba
  • ASIA: A suicide bombing in Afghanistan killed two policemen
  • EUROPE: Greece’s cabinet adopted a new package of austerity measures
  • MIDDLE EAST: Syria’s army began military operations in Jisr al-Shughour
  • TECHNOLOGY: Turkey prepared for attacks on official websites by the Internet vigilante group Anonymous

TOP STORY

  • Libya: NATO air strikes targeted Gaddafi’s residence and the eastern suburb of Tajura.
    • An anonymous senior NATO military official said the UN resolution justifies the targeting of Gaddafi.
    • Russian envoy Mikhail Margelov will meet with Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi Mahmoudi and Foreign Minister Abdelati al-Obeidi in Tripoli.
    • US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said shortcomings among NATO allies could jeopardize the alliance’s air war in Libya.
    • Coverage: AFP, CNN, Reuters, RIA Novosti

AFRICA

  • Gabon: President Barack Obama urged Gabon’s President Ali Bongo to root out corruption and protect human rights. (AFP)
  • Sudan: More than 10,000 people have been displaced by fighting in Southern Kordofan. (Reuters)

AMERICAS

  • Colombia: A FARC guerrilla killed a mayoral candidate in Patia. (Xinhua)
  • Cuba: A US delegation met with jailed contractor Alan Gross. (Reuters)
  • Peru: Former President Alberto Fujimori was hospitalized for a relapse in tongue cancer. (AFP)

ASIA

  • Afghanistan: A suicide bomber in Kunduz killed two policemen. (Xinhua)
  • India: Ten policemen were killed and three were injured in a landmine attack by suspected Maoist guerrillas in Chattisgarh . (AFP)
  • Pakistan: Army chief Gen. Kayani said the US should divert aid to help the “common man.” (WaPo)

EUROPE

  • France: A court ordered the arrest of five people detained over the weekend, including three members of the illegal Kurdistan Workers’ Party. (UPI)
  • Greece: PM George Papandreou’s cabinet adopted a new package of austerity measures and privatization programs. (Xinhua)
  • Russia: Two soldiers were injured in a clash with militants in Kabardino-Balkaria. (Itar-Tass)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Iraq: The Shiite militia group Kataib Hezbollah claimed responsibility for a deadly attack that killed five American troops. (AP)
  • Israel: Israeli forces arrested Wasfi Qabha, a senior Hamas official, in the West Bank. (AFP)
  • Syria: The army began military operations to restore security to the town of Jisr al-Shughour. (BBC)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Turkey: The government prepared for attacks on official websites by the Internet vigilante group Anonymous in a protest against Internet censorship. (Reuters)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Tropical Storm 05W (Sarika)
    • 280 miles southeast of Hong Kong
    • Winds: 35 kt.
    • Movement: North at 12 kt.
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: Hurricane 01E (Adrian)
    • 320 miles south of Manzanillo, Mexico
    • Winds: 120 kt.
    • Movement: WNW at 8 kt.
    • Map
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report.
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report.

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