ONS: 10 May 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on May 10, 2011


  • Libya: Heavy NATO bombing of Tripoli
    • NATO air strikes targeted Gaddafi’s compound and state television offices.
    • In Misrata, opposition fighters pushed Gaddafi forces back from the city’s outskirts.
    • The UN said Libya faced disastrous food and fuel shortages.
    • Twitter users retweeted a video that suggested NATO ignored SOS calls from a refugee boat.
    • Coverage: AFP, Al Jazeera, BBC, DPA, WSJ, Xinhua


  • Chad: Incumbent President Idriss Deby won re-election. (AFP)
  • Egypt: Authorities detained the “mastermind” behind recent sectarian violence in Cairo. (AFP)
  • Nigeria: A radical Islamic sect rejected an amnesty offer by the governor-elect. (AP)
  • Somalia: Security officials at Mogadishu airport prevented over 40 Somali MPs from leaving the country. (AFP)


  • Afghanistan: Hundreds of insurgents launched an attack against a police station in Nuristan province. (AP)
  • Pakistan: A bomb blast at a court in Nowshera killed two police officers. (AFP)
  • Pakistan: The government will grant the US access to bin Laden’s wives. (AP)
  • Taiwan: Taipei will delay purchasing Blackhawk helicopters and Patriot missiles. (AP)


  • France: Security forces arrested seven Islamists in Paris. (AFP)
  • Italy: Police arrested a suspected mafia boss of the Mallardos clan. (AFP)
  • Russia: Police killed five militants in a raid in the North Caucuses. (RIA Novosti)
  • Russia: A suicide bomber in Dagestan killed a police officer. (Reuters)


  • Cuba: The country mulled easing international travel restrictions for its citizens. (Xinhua)
  • Ecuador: President Rafael Correa accused the opposition of vote manipulation in a referendum on media reforms. (AFP)
  • Mexico: Hitmen dumped six headless bodies outside of a Durango school. (Reuters)
  • Mexico: A clash in Tamaulipas killed a Mexican Marine and 11 Zetas gunmen. (EFE)


  • Iraq: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visited Baghdad to boost military ties. (AFP)
  • Kuwait: 15 lawmakers left parliament to protest the re-appointment of former ministers. (DPA)
  • Syria: Opposition activists called for a new day of mass protests. (RIA Novosti)
  • Syria: The EU placed sanctions on 13 Syrian officials, including President Basher al-Assad’s brother. (Reuters)


  • USA: Tennessee floods forced thousands from their homes. (AFP)


  • Al Jazeera released livestream apps for Android and BlackBerry that will also allow users to send photos and videos to the network. (Read Write Web)


  • Cyclones: Tropical Storm 03 W (Aere)
    • Location: 440 NM SW of Kadena AFB, Okinawa
    • Movement: NE at 08 kts
    • Winds: 35 kts
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report.
  • Earthquakes: West of Macquarie Island
    • Magnitude: 6.3
    • Depth: 1 km
    • Map
  • Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia
    • Magnitude: 7.1
    • Depth: 26.5 km
    • Map
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report.


  • France: 63rd Cannes International Film Festival opens.
  • Korea: Proposed volcano talks between ROK and DPRK.
  • Pakistan: President Zardari visits Russia through 14MAY.



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