- AFRICA: Kenyan police arrested two people suspected to have links with al Shabab who were planning a major terrorist attack in Kenya.
- AMERICAS: Two US senators released a new report detailing recommendations to prevent a future “security crisis” in the Caribbean.
- ASIA: In India, the most senior Islamic cleric in Kashmir told all US citizens to “immediately leave” the region because of the privately-produced anti-Islam film.
- EUROPE: Germany said it increased security at its diplomatic missions in the Muslim world in the wake of violent protests.
- MIDDLE EAST: IAEA director general Amano said Iran should finally “understand the message” that it needs to do more to address global concerns that it wants nuclear weapons.
- TECHNOLOGY: The founder of Friendster launched a site for browsing the news that friends have shared on social networks.
- Muslim World: Fresh protests expected at US embassies.
- At least 224 people were injured in clashes in front of the US embassy in Cairo.
- Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said the US was not responsible for the anti-Islam film and called for demonstrations to remain peaceful.
- Security forces in Yemen blocked streets surrounding the US embassy in Sanaa in anticipation of violent protests.
- Approximately 10,000 protesters in Bangladesh burnt American and Israeli flags and tried to march to the US embassy.
- Protestors outside of the US embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia said the anti-Islam film was a declaration of war.
- Coverage: AFP, AFP-2, AFP-3, Xinhua, Reuters, NYT
- Kenya: Police arrested two people suspected to have links with al Shabab who were planning a major terrorist attack in Kenya. (AFP)
- Libya: All air traffic to Benghazi was temporarily suspended for security reasons. (Reuters)
- Libya: PM Shagur said a “big advance” had been made in the probe into the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi. (AFP)
- South Africa: The government said it will no longer tolerate growing unrest in its key mining sector and will act against incitement and threats of violence. (AFP)
- Region: Two US senators released a new report detailing recommendations to prevent a future “security crisis” in the Caribbean. (AP)
- Argentina: Thousands of protesters took to the streets to protest against an initiative to change the constitution to allow President Kirchner to run for a third term in three years. (AFP)
- Colombia: The government increased the defense budget up to USD14.4 billion for 2013 in order to achieve a peace agreement with the FARC. (EFE)
- Guatemala: Officials are carrying out “a massive evacuation of thousands of people” in five communities in response to a sizable eruption from the Volcano of Fire. (AP)
- Afghanistan: British DS Hammond is considering bringing some British troops back from Afghanistan earlier than scheduled. (AFP)
- China: Six government ships sailed into waters around disputed islands. (WaPo)
- India: The most senior Islamic cleric in Kashmir told all US citizens to “immediately leave” the region because of the privately-produced anti-Islam film. (AFP)
- Japan: The government issued a safety warning to its citizens in China after six “serious” cases of assault or harassment. (AFP)
- Tajikistan: The government said frontier troops from Uzbekistan crossed into its territory this week prompting an exchange of gunfire. (AP)
- Region: The key participants in Europe’s debt crisis are gathering in Cyprus to discuss the latest developments in Spain and Greece. (AP)
- Germany: The country increased security at its diplomatic missions in the Muslim world in the wake of violent protests. (AFP)
- Russia: The lower house of parliament stripped a leading anti-Putin deputy of his mandate in an unusual move critics said was revenge for his criticism of the Kremlin. (Reuters)
- Turkey: Clashes between the government and the PKK left 75 militants and four government troops dead between 08SEP and 14SEP. (Xinhua)
- Ukraine: President Yanukovych promised the EU that the execution of the 28OCT parliamentary election will allay all its concerns about democracy in the country. (AP)
- Iran: IAEA director general Amano said Iran should finally “understand the message” that it needs to do more to address global concerns that it wants nuclear weapons. (AFP)
- Iran: Ayatollah Khamenei called on the US to punish the producers of an anti-Islam video on YouTube that sparked protests in several countries. (AFP)
- Israel: PM Netanyahu denied accusations he is interfering in the US presidential vote by pushing President Obama to take a tougher stand on Iran’s nuclear program. (AFP)
- Syria: French DM Drian said France will not send weapons to the Syrian opposition. (AFP)
- Syria: Turkish PM Erdogan said President Assad’s regime was nearing its “inevitable” end. (AFP)
TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
- Communications: The founder of Friendster launched a site for browsing the news that friends have shared on social networks. (TechCrunch)
- Cyclones: Typhoon 17W (Sanba)
- Location: 450 NM SSE of Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan
- Movement: N at 11 mph
- Winds: 172 mph
- Hurricanes (Atlantic): Tropical Storm Nadine
- Location: 765 miles NE of the northern Leeward Islands
- Movement: NNW at 15 mph
- Winds: 70 mph
- Hurricanes (Pacific): Tropical Storm Kristy
- Location: 65 miles N of Socorro Island, Mexico
- Movement: WNW at 10 mph
- Winds: 60 mph
- Hurricanes (Pacific): 50% chance of tropical cyclone formation
- Location: 800 miles SW of the southern tip of Baja California
- Movement: W at 10 mph
- Hurricanes (Pacific): 20% chance of tropical cyclone formation
- Location: 1650 miles WSW of the southern tip of Baja California
- Movement: WNW at 3 mph
- Earthquakes: Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia
- Volcanoes: Volcano of Fire, Guatemala
- Significant eruption of lava and ash.
- The aviation administration suspended all flights from the southern Mexican city of Tapachula to Guatemala City. (AP)
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (15SEP)
- Asia: Singapore and Australia end multilateral naval exercises – Kakadu.
- Europe: Armenia hosts Interaction 2012 – CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces.
- El Salvador: Independence Day celebrated – 1821.
- Guatemala: Independence Day celebrated – 1821.
- Honduras: Independence Day celebrated – 1821.
- Iran: Anniversary of earthquake that killed thousands – 1978.
- Nicaragua: Independence Day celebrated – 1821.
- Philippines: USS Frank Cable leaves Philippine port of Subic Bay.