ONS: 13 April 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on April 13, 2011


  • AFRICA: Egypt detained Hosni Mubarak and his sons.
  • ASIA: A drone strike killed six in Pakistan.
  • EUROPE: Suspects arrested for Minsk metro bombing.
  • LATIN AMERICA: Panama broke up a Colombian drug ring.
  • MIDDLE EAST: Hundreds were arrested in Baida, Syria as protests continued.
  • TECHNOLOGY: Questions arose about Google’s security certificates for applications.


  • Contact Group meets in Doha on Libya
    • NATO faced criticism by the opposition for not doing as much as it could to destroy Gaddafi’s ground forces.
    • German Foreign Minister Westerwelle said he saw “no military solution” to the crisis.
    • Italy proposed the establishment of a fund for the opposition; using Gaddafi regime assets seized or frozen internationally.
    • Coverage: NYT, AFP, Reuters


  • Egypt: Hosni Mubarak and two of his sons were detained by Egyptian prosecutors for 15 days. (NYT)
  • Ivory Coast: Laurent Gbagbo is being held in a secret location, according to Prime Minister Soro. (AP)


  • Afghanistan: A suicide bomber killed ten, including an influential elder, near the Pakistan border. (AP)
  • Japan: Two companies, Hitachi and Toshiba, submitted competing proposals for the long-term decommissioning of the Fukushima nuclear plant. (WSJ)
  • Pakistan: A US drone strike killed six in Waziristan one day after Pakistan requested all drone attacks be stopped. (Reuters)


  • Belarus: A suspect was arrested in connection to the Minsk metro bombing. (NYT)
  • Spain: Two suspected members of ETA were arrested and explosives confiscated by authorities. (AP)


  • Mexico: The spokesman for the dissident group EZLN criticized the government’s war on drug cartels as an effort to “normalize horror” in the Mexican population. (EFE)
  • Panama: Authorities broke up a Colombian drug smuggling ring, seizing 265kg of cocaine. (AFP)


  • Bahrain: Human Rights Watch called for an investigation of the suspicious deaths of three Shiites held in custody by the government. (Reuters)
  • Syria: Hundreds were arrested in Baida, prompting a mass protest by thousands of the city’s women along a major highway. (Reuters)
  • Yemen: Rival security forces clashed in Sanaa, leaving two dead. (Reuters)


  • Google: AMicrosoft revealed inconsistencies with Google’s government application security certification, prompting scrutiny. (ZDNet)


  • Cyclones: Nothing to report
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report
  • Earthquakes: Eastern Honshu, Japan
    • Magnitude: 6.0
    • Depth: 10.6 km
    • Map
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report


  • Global: NATO Foreign Ministers meet; Libya high on agenda.
  • Global: China hosts BRICS Summit 2011 in Hainan.
  • Libya: Representatives from UN, AU, OIC, EU attend meeting in Cairo.


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