ONS: 10 November 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on November 10, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Egyptian gas pipeline to Israel and Jordan destroyed  
  • AMERICAS: Widespread abuse by Mexican marines reported
  • ASIA: Indian and Pakistani PMs met at Maldives summit for talks
  • EUROPE: Russia moved closer to WTO accession after signing deal with Georgia
  • MIDDLE EAST: Iran vowed strong response to attack by US, Israel
  • TECHNOLOGY:  US charged seven Eastern Europeans for a massive online fraud scheme

TOP STORY

  • Global Issues: Financial markets rattled by Italian, Greek instability
    • Negotiations resumed over an interim government in Greece continued after a deal collapsed. Officials promised to resolve the stalemate quickly.
    • Borrowing costs on Italian bonds skyrocketed, with the government speeding up plans to establish a new set of austerity measures in a bid to reassure investors.
    • Coverage: Reuters, NYT, WSJ-1, WSJ-2

AFRICA

  • Egypt: A bombing destroyed a pipeline in the Sinai, halting gas supply to Jordan and Israel. (Reuters)
  • Liberia: A spokesmen for Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf stated if she won re-election, opposition figures may receive high level postings in the government. (Reuters)
  • Somalia: Suspected al Shabaab gunmen assassinated a lawmaker in Mogadishu. (NYT)
  • Sudan: The US condemned a bombing near the border with South Sudan as “provocative.” (AFP)

AMERICAS

  • Colombia: DM Pinzon stated the FARC was still a threat despite the death of its leader. (Xinhua)
  • Mexico: The Human Rights Watch reported widespread abuse by marines. (LA Times)
  • Mexico: Seven people were found murdered in El Pino. (EFE)

ASIA

  • Region: The leaders of India and Pakistan met on the sidelines of a regional summit in the Maldives in a bid to improve relations. (RFE/RL)
  • Japan: PM Noda is expected to announce his country’s intention to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks at the APEC summit. (Xinhua)
  • Pakistan: A clash between pro-government militia and militants in Khyber left six dead. (AFP)

EUROPE

  • Kosovo: One ethnic Serb was killed and two others were injured in a clash in northern Kosovo. (RFE\RL)
  • Russia: The last major obstacle to WTO accession was removed after signing a deal with Georgia. (WSJ)
  • Turkey: At least seven were killed by an earthquake in eastern Turkey. (Reuters)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Region: Ayatollah Khameini warned his country would respond to an attack by Israel or the US with a “strong slap and an iron fist.” (AP)
  • Syria: At least seven were killed in clashes in Idlib and Homs. (CNN)
  • Syria: The opposition National Council called for a countrywide general strike. (VoA)
  • Yemen: Clashes between forces loyal to President Saleh and opponents killed two in Sanaa. (DPA)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Cybersecurity: Six Estonians and one Russian were charged in the US for connection to a massive worldwide Internet fraud scheme. (NYT)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Tropical Cyclone 04A
    • Location: 465 miles S of Muscat, Oman
    • Movement: NW at 2 mph
    • Winds: 35 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: Tropical Storm Sean
    • Location: 390 miles WSW of Bermuda
    • Movement: N at 8 mph
    • Winds: 65 mph
    • Map
  • Earthquakes: Eastern Turkey
    • Magnitude: 5.6
    • Depth: 5.0
    • Map
    • Note: Casualties, serious damage reported.
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (11NOV)

  • Angola: Independence day celebrated – 1975.
  • Lebanon: Hearing on former PM Hariri assassination.
  • Morocco: Parliamentary elections held.
  • Palestinian Territories: UN Security Council report due on Palestinian membership.
  • Poland: Independence day celebrated – 1989.

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