By TRG Alerts Admin
AFRICA: The Malian government and three northern rebel groups signed a ceasefire agreement.
AMERICAS: Mexican President Peña Nieto ordered the creation of a ‘citizen’s patrol’ to bolster security in restive Michoacan state.
ASIA: Dual bomb blasts in Islamabad, Pakistan killed one patrolman and injured another.
EUROPE: A small number of Russian troops are reportedly moving away from the border with Ukraine.
MIDDLE EAST: In Yemen, at least 27 people were killed in an overnight raid by al Qaeda-linked militants on Seyoun.
TECHNOLOGY: US tech companies claimed that the FBI is violating the Constitution by banning the disclosure of what user information is given to the government.
Thailand: US cuts military aid to Bangkok following coup.
The military government detained former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and other members of her family.
The junta also detained senior politicians, activists, and academics.
The UNCHR condemned the coup and raised concerns over violations to the country’s constitution.
India recalled troops sent to Thailand for joint combat exercises.
Mali: The government and three northern rebel groups signed a ceasefire agreement. (AFP)
Somalia: At least six al Shebab militants died in an attack on parliament in Mogadishu. (AFP)
Sudan: At least 28 people died in renewed clashes between two ethnic groups in West Kordofan and East Darfur states. (AFP)
Brazil: Police in central Goias state announced the dismantling of a major drug cartel, though its leader remains at large. (AFP)
El Salvador: Six people were killed in a suspected gang attack on a bus near the country’s international airport. (AFP)
Mexico: President Peña Nieto ordered the creation of a ‘citizen’s patrol’ to bolster security in restive Michoacan state. (EFE)
China: Authorities launched an anti-terror crackdown in Xinjiang Autonomous Region, following a deadly bomb attack in Urumqi. (AP)
Japan: A US Global Hawk UAV arrived at Misawa Air Base, marking the first ever drone deployment in the country. (Kyodo)
Pakistan: Dual bomb blasts in Islamabad killed one patrolman and injured another. (AFP)
Region: The US said that a small number of Russian troops are moving away from the border with Ukraine. (AP)
Slovakia: Voting began in European Parliamentary elections, with candidates running to fill 13 Slovak seats. (Xinhua)
Ukraine: The UN has been unable to locate two Russian journalists reportedly arrested in the country five days ago. (Xinhua)
Iran: The country executed Mahafarid Amir Khosrav, a businessman convicted of leading a $2.6 billion banking scam. (AFP)
Jordan: Pope Francis arrived in the country as part of a regional tour to strengthen ties between Muslims and Jews. (AFP)
Yemen: At least 27 people were killed in an overnight raid by al Qaeda-linked militants on Seyoun, a city in south-eastern Hadramout province. (Reuters)
TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
Technology: Four major tech companies claimed that the FBI is violating the Constitution by banning the disclosure of what user information is given to the government. (The Hill)
Cyclones: Tropical Storm 01E (Amanda)
Location: 472 NM SSE of Socorro Island
Movement: NW at 4 knots
Winds: 45 knots
Hurricanes: Nothing to report.
Earthquakes: 18 km S of Kamariotissa, Greece
Depth: 10 km
Volcanoes: Nothing to report.
Global Disease Outbreaks:
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
Cases: 248 (Guinea, Mali, Liberia, Sierra Leone)
Deaths: 171 (Guinea, Liberia)
Novel Coronavirus (MERS-CoV, SARS-related)
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (25MAY)
Belgium: Chamber of representatives elections
Colombia: Presidential elections (1st round)
Jordan: Jordan Independence Day / Renaissance Day – 1946
Jordan: Eager Lion 14 multinational military exercise (to 08JUN)
Lebanon: Anniversary of Southern Lebanon’s “liberation” – 2000
Lithuania: Presidential elections
Saudi Arabia: Anniversary of the creation of the Gulf Cooperation Council – 1981
Sierra Leone: Anniversary of rebels toppling the government of Sierra Leone in a violent coup – 1997
Sudan: Anniversary of parliamentary government in Sudan overthrown in bloodless coup and Maj. Gen. Jafaar Numeiry heads new military regime – 1969
Ukraine: Presidential elections
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