ONS: 22 November 2012

by TRG Alerts Admin on November 22, 2012

 

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Sudanese state media reported that security services halted a “sabotage effort” and coup attempt by opposition forces.
  • AMERICAS: Colombian Vice-President Garzon asked the FARC to hand over all underage recruits in its ranks.
  • ASIA: A suicide bombing in Pakistan’s Rawalpindi killed 23 and injured 54.
  • EUROPE: EU officials were reportedly searching for a compromise to contentious debt issues ahead of a Thursday meeting.
  • MIDDLE EAST: Syrian warplanes struck near an Aleppo hospital, killing at least 15.
  • TECHNOLOGY: Facebook ended its user-voting policy on changes to its information and privacy management.

TOP STORY

  • Israel: Ceasefire in Gaza after eight days of conflict
    • A ceasefire brokered took hold in Gaza Thursday.
    • Eight days of clashes left over 160 Palestinians and at least five Israelis dead.
    • The ceasefire had been broken by Egypt and the United States.
    • Coverage: NYT-1, NYT-2, Al Jazeera, Reuters, AFP

AFRICA

  • Algeria: The military killed four suspected Islamist militants in a raid west of Algiers. (AFP)
  • DR Congo: M23 rebel forces vowed to capture Kinshasa as they made progress against government forces. (NYT, AP)
  • Mali: A French citizen was kidnapped in the southern part of the country. (Al Jazeera)
  • Sudan: State media reported that security services halted a “sabotage effort” and coup attempt by opposition forces. (Reuters)

AMERICAS

  • Brazil: The security chief of Sao Paulo resigned due to a wave of violence. (AFP)
  • Colombia: Vice-President Garzon asked the FARC to hand over all underage recruits in its ranks. (Xinhua)
  • Mexico: The mayor of Inde accused his police force of involvement in a gang attack to kidnap him that left eight dead. (AFP)

ASIA

  • Region: North Korea threatened to attack South Korea’s Yeonpyeoung Island, which it had shelled in 2010. (AP)
  • Afghanistan: The government executed six Taliban prisoners. (NYT)
  • Pakistan: A suicide bombing in Rawalpindi killed 23 and injured 54. (Xinhua)
  • Pakistan: The Pakistani Taliban demanded India return the body of the Mumbai attacker executed on Wednesday. (AP)

EUROPE

  • Region: EU officials were reportedly searching for a compromise to contentious debt issues ahead of a Thursday meeting. (AFP)
  • Russia: Two militant attacks in Dagestan killed three and wounded one. (Xinhua)
  • Turkey: The country requested NATO deploy Patriot missile defense systems along its border with Syria. (Reuters)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Region: The US navy stated it would briefly reduce the number of aircraft carriers deployed to the Persian Gulf, due to technical problems on the USS Nimitz. (AP)
  • Syria: Warplanes struck near an Aleppo hospital, killing at least 15. (AP)
  • Syria: Activists reported that rebel forces seized a military base in the eastern part of the country. (AP)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Social Media: Facebook ended its user-voting policy on changes to its information and privacy management. (Mashable)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Nothing to report
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK

  • Nothing to report

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