ONS: 25 May 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on May 25, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: UN will propose new mission in South Sudan after the country achieves independence
  • ASIA: A suicide bomber killed two people in Pakistan
  • EUROPE: Germany shut down airports in the north of the country because of volcanic ash
  • LATIN AMERICA: OAS will decide on 01JUN whether or not to readmit Honduras
  • MIDDLE EAST: Yemen’s President Saleh said Yemen would not become a failed state
  • TECHNOLOGY: The data of 2,000 customers of Sony Ericsson were breached by hackers

TOP STORY

  • Libya: NATO air strikes in Tripoli killed 19 people and injured over 130.
    • Six loud explosions were heard in Tripoli in what appeared to be the heaviest night of bombing in the NATO campaign thus far.
    • Russia called NATO’s latest bombings a “grave departure” from UN resolutions on Libya that authorized military action.
    • South African President Jacob Zuma plans to visit Libya next week to discuss an exit strategy Gaddafi.
    • Coverage: AFP, AP, Reuters, WSJ, Xinhua

AFRICA

  • Ivory Coast: Amnesty International accused President Alassane Ouattara of turning a blind eye to attacks against supporters of former leader Laurent Gbagbo. (AFP)
  • Sudan: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will propose a new UN mission for South Sudan after it becomes independent. (AP)

ASIA

  • Afghanistan: Taliban fighters captured a government building in Duab district of Nuristan province. (AP)
  • China: Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said China firmly opposes remarks and actions against the one-China principle. (Xinhua)
  • Pakistan: A suicide bomber destroyed a police station in Peshawar, killing at least two. (AP)
  • Thailand: Islamist militants in the southern province of Yala killed a Thai soldier. (AP)

EUROPE

  • Georgia: Thousands of opposition supporters called for President Mikhail Saakashvili to step down. (BBC)
  • Germany: German Air Safety (DFS) announced it would shut down airports in the north of the country from 0300 GMT and cancel up to 700 flights because of volcanic ash. (AP, Reuters)
  • Netherlands: Police arrested five people for involvement in a large-scale operation to export cannabis. (AFP)

LATIN AMERICA

  • Region: OAS will decide on 01JUN whether or not to readmit Honduras. (DPA)
  • Region: Police in Guatemala captured the head of a group of Zetas drug gang hit men accused of killing 27 farm workers. (AFP)
  • Colombia: The government issued a new security plan, vowing to break up criminal gangs and minimize drug trafficking. (Reuters)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Iran: The US imposed sanctions on seven foreign companies involved in Iran’s energy sector. (WSJ)
  • Syria: Canada imposed economic sanctions on Syria. (AP)
  • Yemen: President Ali Abdullah Saleh said Yemen would not become a failed state or be dragged into civil war. (Reuters)

USA/CANADA

  • United States: The death toll from the tornado that leveled Joplin, Missouri, rose to at least 122. (WSJ)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Canada: The data of 2,000 customers of Sony Ericsson was breached by hackers. (AFP)
  • United States: Google is expected to launch a digital wallet service for its Nexus brand smartphones on Thursday. (NYT)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Tropical Storm 04W (Songda)
    • Location: 430 NM ESE of Manila, Philippines
    • Movement: WNW at 5 knots
    • Winds: 90 knots
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (26MAY)

  • Global: G8 Summit in Paris.
  • Comoros: New President sworn in.

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