ONS: 16 June 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on June 16, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: A cabinet spokesman in Ivory Coast announced an inquiry into violence during the post-election crisis
  • AMERICAS: Three Mexican journalists facing death threats want the US government grant to them asylum
  • ASIA: At least five people were killed and 25 were abducted after Taliban crossed into Pakistan from Afghanistan to attack two villages
  • EUROPE: Greece’s PM George Papandreou said he would form a new government
  • MIDDLE EAST: Turkish forces may enter Syria to create a buffer zone
  • GLOBAL ISSUES: Ayman al-Zawahri succeeded Osama bin Laden as the leader of al-Qaida
  • TECHNOLOGY: Hackers disrupted dozens of state-linked websites in Malaysia

TOP STORY

  • Libya: Gaddafi’s son said Gaddafi would agree to internationally-supervised elections
    • Saif al-Islam said elections could be held within three months on the condition there is no vote-rigging.
    • Two NATO air strikes hit the area near Gaddafi’s compound in Tripoli.
    • President Obama defended US intervention in Libya and said he does not need Congressional authorization.
    • Coverage: AP, NYT, Reuters, WaPo

AFRICA

  • Ivory Coast: A cabinet spokesman announced an inquiry into atrocities committed during the post-election crisis. (AFP)
  • Somalia: The hijacked ship MV Orna reportedly caught fire, forcing an evacuation. (AP)
  • Uganda: NGOs called on President Yoweri Museveni to launch a probe into the killing of civilians by security forces during protests in April. (AFP)

AMERICAS

  • Mexico: Three journalists facing death threats want the US government to speed up approval of their asylum petitions. (AP)
  • Venezuela: The government will ration electricity in several regions because of recurring power outages. (AP)

ASIA

  • China: The Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy said police and paramilitary forces were mobilized in eastern China after protests in Taizhou. (AP)
  • Pakistan: At least five people were killed and 25 were abducted after Taliban crossed into Pakistan from the Afghan province of Kunar and attacked two villages. (DPA)
  • Philippines: Authorities are verifying an intelligence report that the Abu Sayyaf extremist group sent militants to bomb targets in Manila. (AP)

EUROPE

  • Greece: PM George Papandreou said he would form a new government and seek a vote of confidence. (Reuters)
  • Serbia: Chairman of the NATO Military Committee Admiral Giampaolo di Paolo said NATO would accept Serbia’s stated position of military neutrality. (Xinhua)
  • Spain: A large protest encouraged by the M-15 movement left 36 people injured in Barcelona. (UPI)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Syria: Turkish forces may enter Syria to create a buffer zone if unrest leads to a civil war. (AFP)
  • Yemen: Government forces clashed with armed tribesmen in southern province of Taiz, breaking a fragile truce. (Xinhua)

GLOBAL ISSUES

  • Al-Qaida: Ayman al-Zawahri succeeded Osama bin Laden as the leader of al-Qaida. (AP)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Malaysia: Hackers disrupted dozens of state-linked websites to protest a crackdown on entertainment piracy. (AP)
  • United States: Citigroup Inc. said a cyber attack in May affected over 360,000 of its customers. (Reuters)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Nothing to report.
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report.
  • Earthquakes: New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea
    • Magnitude: 6.6
    • Depth: 21.5 km
    • Map
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report.

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (17JUN)

  • United States: Anniversary of President Nixon declaring War on Drugs in 1971.

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