ONS: 14 September 2013

by admin on September 14, 2013

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: An Egyptian court resumed the trial of Former President Mubarak, on charges of complicity in the death of protesters

  • AMERICAS: Brazil and Peru launched joint operations to target and destroy cocaine labs located on the countries’ shared border

  • ASIA: Filipino Vice President Binay said that Muslim rebels in southern Zamboanga city had agreed to a ceasefire

  • EUROPE: Tens of thousands of Polish trade unionists are set to demonstrate against the government in Warsaw

  • MIDDLE EAST: Tribal gunmen in Yemen blew up an oil pipeline in the northeastern province of Marib

  • TECHNOLOGY: The FBI acknowledged that it was behind the malware that breached the servers of Freedom Hosting

 

TOP STORY

  • Syria: Secretary of State Kerry, Russian FM Lavrov continue Syria talks for third day

    • The US and Russia agreed that Syria must give inspectors access to all chemical weapons.

    • The US conceded that Russia will not allow the UN to authorize force against Syria, though President Obama said the military option is still available.

    • Russian MP Pushkov described the US timeframe for a weapons handover ‘unrealistic’.

    • New reports claim that an elite team of Assad’s troops have hidden chemical weapons.

    • Coverage: AFP, AFP-2, Al Jazeera, BBC, Independent, NYT, WaPo, WSJ

 

AFRICA

  • Egypt: A court resumed the trial of Former President Mubarak, on charges of complicity in the death of protesters. (AFP)

  • Rwanda: A grenade attack in Kigali killed at least one person. (AFP)

  • Somalia: Amnesty International claimed that forced evictions of homeless Mogadishu residents has lead to “large-scale human rights abuses.” (BBC)

 

AMERICAS

  • Region: Brazil and Peru launched joint operations to target and destroy cocaine labs located on the countries’ shared border. (EFE)

  • Region: Ecuador hailed a settlement with Colombia that determined a method to eradicate drug crops. (Xinhua)

  • Mexico: Police clashed with protesting teachers in Zocalo Square, Mexico City. (BBC)

 

ASIA

  • Region: Four Chinese coast guard vessels again entered disputed waters close to the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands. (AFP)

  • Afghanistan: A suicide bomb attack in Kandahar killed at least three civilians. (Xinhua)

  • Japan: The country’s space agency successfully launched an Epsilon rocket equipped with a telescope, which will be used to observe distant planets. (AFP)

  • Philippines: Vice President Binay said that Muslim rebels in southern Zamboanga city had agreed to a ceasefire. (AFP)

 

EUROPE

  • Albania: Lawmakers convened in parliament to vote on PM Rama’s new cabinet. (AFP)

  • Poland: Tens of thousands of trade unionists are set to demonstrate against the government in Warsaw. (AFP)

 

MIDDLE EAST

  • Yemen: Tribal gunmen blew up an oil pipeline in the northeastern province of Marib. (Xinhua)

 

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Cybersecurity: The FBI acknowledged that it was behind the malware that breached the servers of Freedom Hosting, in an attempt to bust child porn distribution. (Wired)

 

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Tropical Storm 16W (Man-yi)

    • Location: 628 NM SSW of Yokosuka, Japan

    • Movement: NW at 13.8 mph

    • Winds: 51.7 mph

    • Map

  • Cyclones: Tropical Storm 13E (Manuel)

    • Location: 247 NM SSE of Manzanillo, Mexico

    • Movement: S at 1.1 mph

    • Winds: 46 mph

    • Map

  • Hurricanes: Tropical Storm Humberto

    • Location: 895 mi NW of Cape Verde Islands

    • Movement: W at 9 mph

    • Winds: 40 mph

    • Map

  • Hurricanes: Tropical Storm Ingrid

    • Location: 90 mi E of Veracruz, Mexico

    • Movement: NNE at 3 mph

    • Winds: 60 mph

    • Map

  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report.

  • Volcanoes: Tungurahua, Ecuador

    • Increasing degassing, crater glow (Coverage)

  • Global Disease Outbreaks:

    • Novel Coronavirus (Sars)

      • Cases: Global Number of Cases as of 07SEP: 114 (Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Italy, France, Germany, Jordan, Qatar, UAE, United Kingdom)

      • Deaths: Global Number of Deaths as of 07SEP: 54 (Saudi Arabia, France, United Kingdom)

      • Sourcing: WHO, WHO-2

 

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (15SEP)

  • El Salvador: Anniversary of independence from Spain – 1821.

  • Guatemala: Anniversary of independence from Spain – 1821.

  • Honduras: Anniversary of independence from Spain – 1821.

  • Macau: Legislative council elections.

  • Nicaragua: Anniversary of independence from Spain – 1821.

 

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