ONS: 21 July 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on July 21, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: US said it will send aid to areas of Somalia controlled by al-Shabaab
  • AMERICAS: US DHS warned thousands of utility plants of potential terrorist attacks
  • ASIA: India successfully test-fired its new short range Prahaar missile
  • EUROPE: Germany and France agreed on a “common position” on a new bailout for Greece
  • MIDDLE EAST: Yemen’s Army killed several al-Qaeda militants, including two leaders
  • TECHNOLOGY: Colombia’s President Santos’ Facebook page was hacked

TOP STORY

  • Libya: Gaddafi urged Libyan tribesmen to fight to retake the opposition-held mountains.
    • White House spokesman Jay Carney said the US agrees with France’s view that Gaddafi could stay in Libya as long as he gives up power.
    • Russia’s Emergency Situation Ministry delivered 36 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Benghazi.
    • Coverage: AP, Itar-Tass, NYT, Reuters, WSJ

AFRICA

  • Egypt: Assistant Minister of Defense Mamduh Shahin said voting in parliamentary elections will be held in three rounds in October. (Xinhua)
  • Ivory Coast: President Alassane Ouattara established a commission of inquiry into crimes committed during post-election violence. (Reuters)
  • Somalia: The US said it will send aid to famine-hit areas of Somalia controlled by al-Shabaab. (BBC)

AMERICAS

  • Mexico: Prosecutors accused former Mayor of Cancun Gregorio Sanchez of smuggling Cuban migrants. (AP)
  • United States: DHS warned thousands of utility plants that they could be the targets of “violent extremists.” (AFP)

ASIA

  • Afghanistan: Two Britons suspected of fighting for the Taliban were arrested by British armed forces. (BBC)
  • India: The military successfully test-fired its new short range Prahaar missile. (RIA Novosti)
  • Pakistan: Four people were killed and seven others injured in a bomb attack on an oil and gas company vehicle in Jafarabad. (Xinhua)

EUROPE

  • Region: Germany and France agreed on a “common position” on a new bailout for Greece. (AFP)
  • Russia: Three militants were killed and one detained during police operations in Dagestan. (Itar-Tass)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Palestinian Territories: Palestine’s President Mahmud Abbas said his efforts to seek UN membership for the Palestinians would not affect negotiations with Israel. (AFP)
  • Yemen: The Army killed several al-Qaeda militants, including leaders Aidh al-Shabwani and Awadh al-Shabwani, in Abyan. (Xinhua)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Colombia: President Juan Manuel Santos tweeted his Facebook page was hacked by the group Anonymous. (AFP)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Tropical Storm 08W (Ma-on)
    • Location: 245 nm. S of Yokosuka, Japan
    • Movement: SE at 12 knots
    • Winds: 35 – 45 knots
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: Tropical Storm Bret
    • Location: 235 mi. SE of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
    • Movement: NE at 9 mph
    • Winds: 40 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: Tropical Storm Cindy
    • Location: 800 mi. ENE of Bermuda
    • Movement: NE at 23 mph
    • Winds: 50 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: Hurricane Dora
    • Location: 210 mi. SSW of Manzanillo, Mexico
    • Movement: WNW at 15 mph
    • Winds: 135 mph
    • Map
  • Earthquakes: Solomon Islands
    • Magnitude: 6.0
    • Depth: 22.5 km.
    • Map
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report.

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (22JUL)

  • United States: President Obama meets with New Zealand PM Key in Washington.
  • Venezuela: Anniversary of Venezuela’s temporary breaking of relations with Colombia – 2010.

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