ONS: 26 September 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on September 26, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Angolan police blocked protest against President Santos
  • AMERICAS: Mexican gunmen killed four in Ciudad Juarez
  • ASIA: Afghan employee of US embassy compound in Kabul shoots at CIA building, killed one American
  • EUROPE: Eurozone debt crisis rescue package upgraded
  • MIDDLE EAST: Rampant violence continued in Yemen
  • TECHNOLOGY: Samsung/Apple war intensified

TOP STORY

  • Libya: Sirte encircled by NTC forces
    • Though heavy resistance from loyalists continued, opposition forces surround the city of Sirte and control much of its outlying areas. They prepared to launch another assault on the city center following a heavy artillery campaign.
    • Coverage: Reuters, AP

AFRICA

  • Angola: Police disrupted a youth protest rally calling for the resignation of President Santos. (Reuters)
  • Central African Republic: Clashes between two rebel groups killed at least six, including civilian bystanders. (AFP)

AMERICAS

  • Colombia: FARC rebels attacked six villages in southwestern Colombia, killing at least one soldier. (CR)
  • Mexico: Gunmen killed four and kidnapped one outside a home in Ciudad Juarez. (AFP)

ASIA

  • Afghanistan: An employee of the US embassy in Kabul opened fire, killing one US citizen and injuring another at the city’s CIA headquarters. (Al Jazeera)
  • Pakistan: Reports indicated the government would not agree to US requests that the Haqqani network be targeted. (Reuters)

EUROPE

  • Region: Eurozone leaders agreed to an enhanced rescue effort for debt-stricken countries. (WaPo)
  • United Kingdom: Six people charged with plotting terrorist attacks were scheduled to appear in court. (AP)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Saudi Arabia: King Abdullah announced plans to allow women to vote, run for municipal office, and serve on his board of advisers. (LA Times)
  • Syria: Government tanks bombarded the town of al-Rastan in Homs province as unrest continued. (BBC)
  • Yemen: President Saleh called for early elections as widespread violence continued. (Reuters)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Mobile Technology: The global legal battle between Apple and Samsung over patent rights spread to Australia. (Reuters, MarketWatch)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Tropical Depression Haitang
    • Location: 170 NM E of Hue, Vietnam
    • Movement: W at 7 mph
    • Winds: 35 mph
    • Map
  • Cyclones: Typhoon Nesat
    • Location: 225 NM ESE of Manila
    • Movement: WNW at 18 mph
    • Winds: 100 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes (A): Tropical Storm Philippe
    • Location: 545 miles W of the Cape Verde islands
    • Movement: WNW at 13 mph
    • Winds: 60 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes (A): 20% chance of tropical cyclone formation
    • Location: 300 miles E of the Leeward Islands
    • Movement: WNW at 5-10 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes (P): Hurricane Hilary
    • Location: 425 miles WSW of Baja California
    • Movement: W at 10 mph
    • Winds: 120 mph
    • Map
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (27SEP)

  • Afghanistan: Anniversary of Kabul falling to the Taliban – 1996.
  • France: National teacher strike against the government held in Paris.
  • Global: UN Security Council meets on Palestinian conflict.
  • Global: Global forum on internet governance in Nairobi, Kenya held.
  • United States: Anniversary of Google founded – 1998.

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