ONS: 10 October 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on October 10, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Tunisian police used teargas on hundreds of militant protestors
  • AMERICAS: Entire municipal police force came under corruption investigation in Mexico
  • ASIA: Pakistani army killed 30 militants in border raid
  • EUROPE: Belgian government confirmed plans to take over local arm of Dexia bank
  • MIDDLE EAST: FM al-Moallem’s threat to opposition support came under fire
  • TECHNOLOGY: US government issued court order forcing Google Inc and Sonic.net Inc to turn over Wikileaks exchange

TOP STORY

  • Egypt:  Security forces attacked Coptic Christians in Cairo
    • Christians protested the burning of a church in Southern Egypt in September
    • Security forces reintroduced a curfew for Cairo
    • Casualties included 23 Christians and 3 soldiers, while 156 were injured
    • Coverage: AFP, AP, DPA

AFRICA

  • Libya: NTC forces attacked Gaddafi’s security headquarters in Sirte. (Reuters)
  • Libya: US officials alleged that Libya has lost anti-aircraft missiles. (USA Today)
  • Tunisia: Police in Tunis employed teargas to disperse hundreds of Islamists throwing stones, knives, and batons. (Reuters)

AMERICAS

  • Guatemala: In an attack near the Government Ministry, four men were gunned down. (EFE)
  • Mexico: During an ambush, six police officers were killed in a suspected drug gang attack. (AFP)
  • Mexico: The entire police force of Linares was held for investigation of corruption and ties to organized crime. (AP)

ASIA

  • Afghanistan: A rocket attack fired by insurgents in Kunar province killed 2 civilians. (Xinhua)
  • China: In attacks on 2 cargo ships in the Mekong River, eleven Chinese were killed. (Xinhua)
  • Korean Peninsula:  North Korea threatened military action against South Korea over propaganda leaflet distribution. (DPA)
  • Pakistan: The army killed 30 in raid on Afghan border.(Reuters)

EUROPE

  • Belgium: PM Leterme confirmed plans to take control of Dexia, a Franco-Belgian bank, in a 4.0 billion euro deal. (AFP)
  • Denmark: The government took control of Max Bank after the bank admitted a failure to reach solvency. (Xinhua)
  • Poland: According to exit polls, Poland’s Civic Platform party won a second term. (AFP)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Region: The meeting of the Middle East Quartet ended with no resolution or timetable. (Xinhua)
  • Iraq: Controlled detonation of mines went wrong, resulting in death of 6. (AP)
  • Israel: Police arrested a member of “price tag,” the second suspect detained following an arson attack on a mosque. (Reuters)
  • Syria: Opposition member criticized FM al-Moallem’s threat against countries that recognize the opposition’s National Council. (DPA)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Cybersecurity: US government issued a secret court order forcing Google Inc and Sonic.net Inc to turn over emails from WikiLeaks volunteer Jacob Appelbaum. (WSJ)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Tropical Depression 23W (Twentythree)
    • Location: 780 nm ESE of Manila, Philippines
    • Movement: WSW at 11 knots
    • Winds: 25 knots
    • Map
  • Hurricanes (P): Tropical Storm Irwin
    • Location: 785 miles SW of Baja, California
    • Movement: E at 6 mph
    • Winds: 50 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes (P): Hurricane Jova
    • Location: 260 miles SW of Manzanillo, Mexico
    • Movement: E at 6 mph
    • Winds: 100 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes (P): 50% Chance of Tropical Cyclone Formation
    • Location: A few hundred miles South of Gulf of Tehuantepec
    • Movement: NE at 5-10 mph
    • Map
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report.
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report.

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (10OCT)

  • Europe: OSCE Mediterranean Conference held in Budva, Montenegro.
  • Global: World Economic Forum meeting held in the United Arab Emirates.

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