By TRG Alerts Admin
AFRICA: Clashes broke out between soldiers from the DR Congo and Rwanda on the border near Kanyesheza.
AMERICAS: The Haitian government announced that legislative elections will be held in October, three years behind schedule.
ASIA: Khair Mundos, an Islamic militant listed by the US among the “most wanted” terrorists in the world, was arrested in the Philippines.
EUROPE: Russia and Ukraine began fresh EU-brokered gas supply talks, with Moscow extending a cut-off deadline to next week.
MIDDLE EAST: French FM Fabius said Iran and world powers have “hit a wall” in nuclear negotiations over how much sensitive equipment Tehran would be permitted to keep under a comprehensive deal.
TECHNOLOGY: Google said it is planning to purchase satellite imaging company Skybox Imaging for USD500 million.
Iraq: Militants consolidate grip on Mosul.
Witnesses reported that ISIL militants were firmly in control of Mosul, patrolling the streets and calling for employees to return to work.
The governor of Ninevah province Atheel al-Nujaifi said authorities are determined to recapture the northern city of Mosul.
Jihadists seized two areas of Salaheddin province.
The International Organization for Migration said 500,000 Iraqis have fled Mosul.
Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called for the formation of units to defend religious sites in Iraq.
Region: Clashes broke out between soldiers from the DR Congo and Rwanda on the border near Kanyesheza.
Egypt: A court sentenced in absentia prominent activist Alaa Abdel Fattah to 15 years in jail on charges of participating in an illegal protest. (AFP)
Somalia: At least 12 people died in heavy fighting between rival militias in the Galgadud region. (AFP)
Sudan, South: The government and rebels agreed to end fighting and form a transitional government within 60 days. (BBC)
Brazil: Political parties launched their primaries to elect candidates for the upcoming general elections in October. (Xinhua)
Brazil: Police busted a drug trafficking ring in an operation in five states that resulted in 19 arrests and the seizure of two tons of drugs. (EFE)
Haiti: The government announced that legislative elections will be held in October, three years behind schedule. (AFP)
Region: A delegation of Thai military commanders traveled to China for talks on regional security and joint training exercises. (Reuters)
Region: Key ministers from Japan and Australia are to meet to enhance their defence relations, including a possible future submarine deal. (AFP)
Afghanistan: Seven civilians were killed in separate bomb attacks in Helmand province. (Xinhua)
Pakistan: PM Sharif wrote to his new Indian counterpart PM Modi to express satisfaction with their “meaningful” first meeting. (AFP)
Philippines: Khair Mundos, an Islamic militant listed by the US among the “most wanted” terrorists in the world, was arrested in Manila. (AFP)
Region: Russia and Ukraine began fresh EU-brokered gas supply talks, with Moscow extending a cut-off deadline to next week. (AFP)
Region: A protest by taxi drivers in at least three European countries, coupled with a train strike throughout France, is set to begin. (AP)
Spain: Lawmakers opened session to approve 76-year-old King Juan Carlos’s abdication. (AP)
Iran: French FM Fabius said the country and world powers have “hit a wall” in nuclear negotiations over how much sensitive equipment Tehran would be permitted to keep under a comprehensive deal. (LAT)
Israel: Palestinian militants in Gaza fired a rocket into southern Israel’s Eshkol region. (AFP)
Yemen: The armed forces defused two vehicle-borne IEDs in the southeastern province of Shabwa. (Xinhua)
TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
Technology: Google said it is planning to purchase satellite imaging company Skybox Imaging for USD500 million. (AP)
Cyclones: Tropical Cyclone 02A (Two)
Location: 496 NM ESE of Masirah Island
Movement: WNW at 5 mph
Winds: 63 mph
Hurricanes: Hurricane Cristina
Location: 265 miles S of Manzanillo, Mexico
Movement: W at 6 mph
Winds: 75 mph
Earthquakes: Nothing to report.
Volcanoes: Nothing to report.
Global Disease Outbreaks:
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
Cases: 248 (Guinea, Mali, Liberia, Sierra Leone)
Deaths: 171 (Guinea, Liberia)
Novel Coronavirus (MERS-CoV, SARS-related)
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (12JUN)
Global: FIFA World Cup begins in Sao Paulo, Brazil (to 13JUL)
Antigua and Barbuda: House of Representatives elections
Japan: Australian and Japanese foreign and defense ministers to meet in Tokyo for the fifth Australia-Japan Foreign and Defense Ministerial (2+2) Consultations
Iraq: Parliament to meet to discuss a joint request from President Talabani and PM al-Maliki to declare a state of emergency
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