ONS: 13 June 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on June 13, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Gaddafi forces repelled an attack on Brega
  • AMERICAS: Mexican officials found over 200 migrants in a trailer in Chiapas
  • ASIA: A suicide blast in Islamabad killed one person
  • EUROPE: Turkish PM Erdogan won a third term
  • MIDDLE EAST: Syrian government forces took control of Jisr al-Shughour
  • TECHNOLOGY: The “Gay Girl in Damascus” blog turned out to be a hoax

TOP STORY

  • Libya: Gaddafi forces repelled an opposition attack on Brega
    • Opposition fighters continued their push to take Zawiyah.
    • The opposition is smuggling weapons through Tunisia.
    • Secretary Clinton will push the AU to get tougher on Libya.
    • A video of Gaddafi calmly playing chess was shared on social media.
    • Coverage: Al Jazeera, BBC, LAT, Reuters-1, Reuters-2, WSJ

AFRICA

  • Egypt: Security forces captured the suspect in a 2009 Cairo bombing. (Reuters)
  • Sudan: President Bashir agreed to pull northern troops out of Abyei before the south secedes on 09JUL. (Reuters)
  • Tunisia: Protesters in Tunis demanded the release of a jailed Interior Ministry critic. (Reuters)

AMERICAS

  • Colombia: A police officer and two FARC rebels died in a clash in Santander de Quilichao. (EFE)
  • Mexico: Officials found over 200 migrants in a tractor trailer in Chiapas. (AP)
  • Peru: President-elect Ollanto Humala said he may pardon former President Alberto Fujimori. (BBC)

ASIA

  • Region: The US Navy intercepted a North Korea ship suspected of carrying weapons technology to Myanmar. (NYT)
  • Korean Peninsula: South Korea’s defense minister said Pyongyang probably succeeded in miniaturizing a nuclear device. (Reuters)
  • Pakistan: A suicide blast in Islamabad killed one person. (Reuters)
  • Vietnam: The Vietnamese navy began live-fire drills in the South China Sea. (BBC)

EUROPE

  • Poland: Warsaw signed a deal with Washington on the deployment of US aircraft and training staff to Poland. (AFP)
  • Spain: A bomb detonated outside of the office of a political party in Galicia. (AP)
  • Turkey: Prime Minister Erdogan won a third term but did not capture the number of parliamentary seats needed to rewrite the constitution. (Reuters)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Iraq: A suicide bomber in Basra killed five people and injured 25. (Al Jazeera)
  • Syria: Government forces took control of Jisr al-Shughour. (Reuters)
  • Syria: State television showed images of a “mass grave” containing mutilated bodies of security forces in Idleb province. (DPA)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • The “Gay Girl in Damascus” blog turned out to be operated by an American man in Scotland. (BBC)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Tropical Cyclone 01A (One)
    • Location: 315 NM SE of Karachi, Pakistan
    • Movement: NW at 6 kts
    • Winds: 25 kts
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report.
  • Earthquakes: South Island of New Zealand
    • Magnitude: 6.0
    • Depth: 9.6 km
    • Map
  • Volcanoes: Puyehue volcano, Chile
    • Ash clouds continue to ground flights in Australia and New Zealand. (CNN)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (14JUN)

  • United States: President Obama visits Puerto Rico.
  • Egypt: Fatah and Hamas meet in Cairo.

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