ONS: 10 November 2013

by TRG Alerts Admin on November 10, 2013

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Somali officials said they are considering integrating the country’s troops in Somalia into the UN-backed African Union force fighting Shebab rebels there.

  • AMERICAS: Venezuelan President Maduro said a Mexican plane forced to land in his country and destroyed earlier this week was full of cocaine.

  • ASIA: Indian PM Singh will not attend the Commonwealth Summit in Sri Lanka in protest against human rights crimes committed by the Sri Lankan military in 2009.

  • EUROPE: The Bulgarian Interior Ministry reported over 100 clandestine immigrants were turned away at the country’s Turkish border.

  • MIDDLE EAST: Turkish FM Davutoglu arrived in Iraq for meetings with top officials seeking to promote a “fresh start” between the two countries.

  • TECHNOLOGY: Several staffers at Bloomberg News alleged the company self-censors articles it believes may anger China.

 

TOP STORY

  • Iran: Geneva talks fail to produce a deal, negotiators will reconvene on 20NOV.

    • Iranian President Rouhani said “rights to enrichment” of uranium were “red lines” that would not be crossed in a future deal.

    • British Foreign Secretary Hague expressed confidence that agreement between world powers and Iran is within reach.

    • Israel Economy Minister Naftali Bennett said his government plans to lobby the US Congress to prevent a deal being reached.

    • Coverage: AFP, AFP-1, AFP-2, Reuters

 

AFRICA

  • Ethiopia: Officials said they are considering integrating the country’s troops in Somalia into the UN-backed African Union force fighting Shebab rebels there. (AFP)

  • Nigeria: Police said unidenteified gunmen attacked five villages in Benue State, killing six and burning multiple houses. (AFP)

  • Somalia: The UNSC expressed outrage over the Mogadishu hotel car bombing, which claimed at least five lives. (Xinhua)

 

AMERICAS

  • Argentina: Doctors gave President Kirchner, who underwent brain surgery, permission to return to work. (BBC)

  • Venezuela: President Maduro said a Mexican plane forced to land in his country and destroyed earlier this week was full of cocaine. (AFP)

  • Venezuela: The Miami Herald confirmed its journalist who spent nearly 48 hours in custody was released. (AFP)

 

ASIA

  • Region: Indian PM Singh will not attend the Commonwealth Summit in Sri Lanka, in protest against human rights crimes by the Sri Lankan military in 2009. (Xinhua)

  • Afghanistan: A local official reported 45 militants renounced fighting against the government in the northern Baghlan province. (Xinhua)

  • China: The Meteorological Administration raised its highest alert for Typhoon Haiyan as six crew members of a cargo boat were reported missing at sea. (AFP)

  • Maldives: The Supreme Court blocked a second round run-off in the presidential elections until 16NOV. (Xinhua)

 

EUROPE

  • Bulgaria: The Interior Ministry reported over 100 clandestine immigrants were turned away at the country’s Turkish border. (AFP)

  • Greece: Police said small clashes broke out between them and supporters of former public broadcaster ERT, as a government no-confidence vote was to take place. (AFP)

  • Germany: Kristallnacht was remembered with silent memorials and events on the 75th anniversary of this infamous Holocaust event. (DPA)

 

MIDDLE EAST

  • Iraq: Turkish FM Davutoglu arrived in Baghdad for meetings with top officials seeking to promote a “fresh start” between the two countries. (AFP)

  • Kuwait: The cabinet approved a decision to set up a high-level ministerial committee to review government subsidies on commodities and services. (AFP)

  • Saudi Arabia: Police said two were killed during a nationwide crackdown on illegal expatriates. (AFP)

  • Syria: Sources at Istanbul talks said the opposition is closer to agreeing to Geneva peace talks but first wants the blessing of rebels inside the country. (Reuters)

 

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Journalism/Censorship: Several staffers at Bloomberg News alleged the company self-censors articles it believes may anger China. (NYT)

 

WORLD

  • Cyclones:

    • Typhoon 31W (Haiyan)

      • Location: 132 miles NNE of Da Nang, Vietnam

      • Movement: NW at 21 mph

      • Winds: 92 mph

      • Map

    • Tropical Cyclone 03A (Three)

      • Location: 224 miles S of Ras Binnah, Somalia

      • Movement: WSW at 2 mph

      • Winds: 46 mph

      • Map

  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report.

  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report.

  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report.

  • Global Disease Outbreaks:

    • Novel Coronavirus (Sars)

      • Cases: Global Number of Cases as of 04NOV: 150 (Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Italy, France, Germany, Jordan, Oman, Qatar, UAE, United Kingdom)

      • Deaths: Global Number of Deaths as of 04NOV: 64 (Saudi Arabia, France, United Kingdom)

      • Sourcing: WHO, WHO-2

 

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (11NOV)

  • Global: Conference of parties to the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change will begin in Warsaw, Poland (to 22NOV)

  • Angola: Independence Day – 1975

  • Cambodia and Thailand: ICJ to issue verdict on border dispute between Cambodia and Thailand

  • Colombia: Independence of Cartagena – 1811

  • Libya: Anniversary of Niger granting asylum to Saadi Gadaffi, Muammar’s son – 2011

  • India: Asia-Europe Meeting in New Delhi (to 12NOV)

  • Iran: IAEA Head Amano holds talks with Iran

  • Myanmar: National Day – 1991

  • Nigeria: Anniversary of gunmen killing 5 Christians in Yobe state – 2012

  • Palestinian Territories: Anniversary of Yasser Arafa’s death – 2004

  • Poland: Independence Day – 1989

  • Syria: Anniversary of opposition signing unity deal in Doha to form national coalition – 2012

  • United States: Veteran’s Day

 

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