ONS: 14 July 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on July 14, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: China called on the international community to normalize relations with Sudan
  • AMERICAS: Mexican police arrested the top hitman of the Knights Templar drug gang
  • ASIA: 10 people were killed in ethnic clashes in Pakistan
  • EUROPE: Military leaders from Russia and Ukraine discussed the possibility of setting up a joint peacekeeping unit
  • MIDDLE EAST: Syrian soldiers killed four civilians in Idlib province
  • TECHNOLOGY: A new website by the American Foreign Policy Council enables users to track radical Islamic movements worldwide

TOP STORY

  • Libya: Opposition forces continued to make gains against Gaddafi as the Libya Contact Group prepared to meet in Turkey.
    • The opposition recaptured the city of Gualish and shelled Asaba.
    • Gaddafi threatened to use surface-to-surface missiles on Tripoli if the opposition managed to take control of the capital.
    • Turkey says it will propose a “road map” to help end the Libyan crisis at the Contact Group’s meeting.
    • Coverage: AFP, AP, Reuters, RIA Novosti

AFRICA

  • Nigeria: Islamists said they will not stop their attacks unless troops are withdrawn from Maiduguri. (AFP)
  • Sudan: China called on the international community to normalize relations with Sudan. (Reuters)
  • Tunisia: Soldiers fired in the air to break up clashes between hundreds of young people in the southern town of Gafsa. (Reuters)

AMERICAS

  • Cuba: Former political prisoners and members of the opposition revealed a democratic transition proposal that includes calling for a “national dialogue.” (EFE)
  • Mexico: Police arrested the top hitman of the Knights Templar drug gang in Michoacan. (AP)
  • Venezuela: A court sentenced opposition figure Oswaldo Alvarez to two years in prison for disseminating false information (AFP)

ASIA

  • Afghanistan: Khost Provincial Council Member Gul Mohammad Zazi said a NATO raid killed six civilians. (AP)
  • Pakistan: 10 people were killed, and dozens were injured in ethnic protests in Karachi. (Xinhua)
  • Vietnam: A border official accused Chinese soldiers of beating a Vietnamese fisherman near disputed islands in the South China Sea. (AP)

EUROPE

  • Region: Military leaders from Russia and Ukraine discussed the possibility of setting up a joint peacekeeping unit. (Itar-Tass)
  • Belarus: Dozens of people were detained during opposition protests. (Itar-Tass)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Israel: The Air Force bombed three sites in Gaza overnight after rockets were fired into Israel. (AFP)
  • Syria: Soldiers killed four civilians in the Jabal al-Zawya region in Idlib province. (Reuters)
  • Yemen: Security forces battled opposition protesters in Taiz, while thousands marched in Sanaa to demand President Ali Abdullah Saleh step down. (Reuters)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Worldwide: A new website by the American Foreign Policy Council enables users to track radical Islamic movements worldwide. (Xinhua)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Typhoon 08W (Ma-on)
    • Location: 425 nm. SE of Iwo To, Japan
    • Winds: 90 – 110 knots
    • Movement: W at 15 knots
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report.
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report.
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report.

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (15JUL)

  • Belarus: Protests called to push Lukashenko out of power.
  • Iran: First anniversary of twin suicide bombings in mosque in Tehran.
  • Mexico: First anniversary of first car bombing.
  • Turkey: Secretary of State Clinton visits Turkey.

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