ONS: 19 June 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on June 21, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Major conflict possibly imminent in Sudan
  • AMERICAS: Mexican troops killed 11 gunmen in shootout
  • ASIA: Militants killed 3 Pakistani soldiers
  • EUROPE: Greeks protested austerity measures
  • MIDDLE EAST: Syrian military stormed a town near Turkish border
  • TECHNOLOGY: Hackers stole information on 1.3 million Sega customers

TOP STORY

  • Libya accused NATO of killing civilians in air strike
    • The Tripoli residential district of Arada was reportedly hit by air strikes, destroying at least one apartment building and killing at least five.
    • NATO officials stated they were investigating the claims and admitted in a separate incident it mistakenly struck a column of opposition vehicles. Officials also accused the Gaddafi regime of using human shields.
    • Coverage: LA Times, AP

AFRICA

  • Egypt: Premier Sharaf stated he favored delaying elections to allow political parties more time to organize. (AFP)
  • Somalia: Six foreign nationals, including one American and three Britons, were jailed for carrying millions of dollars in foreign currency into the country. (Reuters)
  • Sudan: A US based satellite intelligence monitoring group reported it saw signs of a “major offensive” being prepared in Kordofan. (AFP)

AMERICAS

  • Mexico: 11 gunmen were killed in a shootout with government troops in Veracruz state. (AP)
  • Venezuela: Government troops battled rioting prisoners for the second day, leaving at least 3 soldiers dead and 18 wounded. (AP)

ASIA

  • Afghanistan: 8 foreign soldiers were killed across the country, four in a vehicle accident, the others by insurgent attacks. (AFP)
  • Pakistan: Taliban fighters stormed a military checkpoint in Peshawar, killing three and wounding 13. (AFP)

EUROPE

  • Greece: Thousands protested new austerity measures in Athens. (AP)
  • Italy: The head of the UNHCR visited Lampedusa to observe the conditions of North African migrants taking refuge there. (AP)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Syria: Government forces stormed the town of Bdama, near the border with Turkey. (Reuters)
  • Yemen: Twelve suspected al-Qaeda militants and two Yemeni soldiers died in clashes near Zinijibar. (AFP)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Cybersecurity: Sega announced that the personal information of 1.3 million customers was stolen by hackers. (Reuters)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Tropical storm 06W
    • Location: 230 miles NE of Manila
    • Movement: NE at 10 knots
    • Winds: 35 knots
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: 90% chance of tropical cyclone formation
    • Location: 280 miles SSE of Acapulco
    • Movement: WNW at 10 mph
    • Map
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (20JUN)

  • Austria: IAEA meeting held
  • Mali: Anniversary of 1960 independence.
  • Senegal: Anniversary of 1960 independence.
  • Global: World Refugee Day

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