ONS: 26 October 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on October 26, 2011


  • AFRICA: Tunisian Islamist party called for coalition government
  • AMERICAS: Mexican police raided a cartel armored-vehicle shop
  • ASIA: Bombing of fuel truck in Afghanistan killed at least 12
  • EUROPE: Eurozone leaders prepared for debt crisis meeting  
  • MIDDLE EAST: Yemen ceasefire ended, at least 19 killed in clashes
  • TECHNOLOGY: IBM named Rommett as new CEO


  • Libya: NATO mission not yet over
    • NTC officials stated that NATO would be welcome to continue its mission until the end of 2011.
    • NATO postponed deciding to formally end its mission in order to consult with the UN and the new government over possible continuance.
    • Coverage: AP, Reuters


  • Kenya: Police arrested a terror suspect following a series of attacks on Nairobi. (VoA)
  • Somalia: Gunmen kidnapped three aid workers in northern Somalia. (WSJ)
  • Tunisia: The moderate Islamist party Nahda called for a coalition government following its victory in recent elections. (LA Times)


  • Colombia: A bomb planted outside a government office in Bogota killed two police officers attempting to diffuse it. (EFE)
  • Mexico: Four dismembered bodies were found in Juarez. (CNN)
  • Mexico: Authorities arrested 10 at an auto repair shop suspected of armoring vehicles for use by drug cartels in Sinaloa. (AP)


  • Afghanistan: The bombing of a fuel truck in Bagram killed at least 12 civilians and injured dozens. (Al Jazeera)
  • Afghanistan: Government officials stated that President Karzai will announce the formal transfer of security control from NATO to Afghan forces in 17 areas next month. (AFP)
  • India: Five civilians were injured by a grenade attack in Kashmir. (AFP)
  • Pakistan: US military personnel and former Taliban insurgents claimed to have seen the Pakistani government providing active support- training and material- to the Taliban in Afghanistan according to a BBC report. (BBC)
  • Thailand: PM Shinawatra warned residents that waters might flood inner Bangkok. (VoA)


  • Region: Eurozone leaders prepared for Wednesday’s meeting on the debt crisis. (Reuters)
  • Russia: Gunmen killed two Russian soldiers in Dagestan. (DPA)
  • Turkey: The death toll of Sunday’s earthquake rose to over 450. (Reuters)


  • Iraq: Three bombings in Mosul killed at least five and injured at least 22. (Reuters)
  • Syria: The government staged a pro-Assad rally in Damascus ahead of Wednesday’s visit by Arab League officials. (AP)
  • Yemen: A brief ceasefire between government and tribal forces ended when clashes resumed in Sanaa, killing at least 19. (Al Jazeera)


  • Industry: IBM nominated Virginia Rommett as its new CEO. (NYT)


  • Cyclones: Nothing to report
  • Hurricanes: Hurricane Rina
    • Location: 235 miles SSE of Cozumel, Mexico
    • Movement: 5 mph
    • Winds: 110 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: 10% chance of tropical cyclone formation
    • Location: Over south-central Caribbean sea
    • Movement: W at 15 mph
    • Map
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report


  • Europe: EU Interior Ministers meet in Luxembourg.
  • India: Anniversary of troops deployed to Kashmir – 1947.
  • Ireland: Presidential elections held.
  • South Korea: Military begins annual Hoguk military exercises in the Yellow Sea.
  • Syria: The opposition Popular Front holds its founding congress.
  • Turkmenistan: Independence day celebrated – 1991.


Leave a Comment