ONS: 27 April 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on April 27, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Egyptian natural gas pipeline destroyed by bomb
  • ASIA: Thailand and Cambodia continued to skirmish on border
  • EUROPE: Opposition leader tried in Belarus
  • LATIN AMERICA: Fugitive “drug lord” captured in Guatemala
  • MIDDLE EAST: Police and protesters clashed in Yemen
  • TECHNOLOGY: Playstation Network account information stolen

TOP STORY

  • Escalation in Syrian unrest
    • Tanks were deployed in major cities experiencing protests, including Banias and Douma.
      • Additional tanks and soldiers were sent to Dara’a and bloody clashes with protesters left at least 6 dead.
    • The opposition issued a statement demanding democratic reform and warned President Assad of regime collapse.
    • Germany announced it “strongly” backs the establishment of EU sanctions on Syria.
    • The UNHRC announced it will devote a meeting to the situation.
    • Coverage: AP, CNN, Reuters, AFP, Reuters

AFRICA

  • Egypt: A bomb destroyed a natural gas pipeline that supplied Israel and Jordan. (Reuters)
  • Ivory Coast: The government launched an investigation into Laurent Gbagbo’s regime. (AFP)
  • Libya: Government forces launched a counter-attack into the opposition-held port of Misrata. (WSJ)

ASIA

  • Region: Cease-fire talks broke down between Thailand and Cambodia. (BBC)
  • Afghanistan: An Afghan army officer opened fire at the Kabul airport, killing 6 NATO soldiers. (AP)
  • China: US and Chinese officials met for talks on human rights issues. (AFP)
  • Taiwan: A report revealed Taiwan successfully test-fired, in 2008, a missile capable of reaching Beijing. (AFP)

EUROPE

  • Region: French and Italian leaders met to propose tighter restrictions on migration between European countries. (NYT)
  • Belarus: Prominent opposition leader Andrei Sannikov went on trial. (RFE/RL)

LATIN AMERICA

  • Guatemala: Police apprehended Waldemar Lorenzana, a drug trafficker wanted in the United States. (Reuters)
  • Mexico: The government deployed more soldiers to the Guatemalan border to conduct drug interdiction operations. (AFP)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Yemen: Clashes between police and protestors left at least 3 dead in Aden. (Reuters)
  • Yemen: Suspected al-Qaeda gunmen killed 2 soldiers in Zinjibar. (Reuters)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Cybersecurity: Sony stated hackers stole account information for almost 77 million users of the Playstation Network, possibly including credit card numbers. (LAT)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Nothing to report
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report
  • Volcanoes: Tungurahua Volcano, Ecuador
    • Residents evacuated; high risk of eruption. (AFP)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (28APR)

  • Global: 40 nations of the Green Climate Fund meet in Mexico City.
  • Latin America: Summit of leaders of Peru, Colombia, Chile, and Mexico.

 

Overnight News Summary

Produced by the Rendon Group

27 April 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Egyptian natural gas pipeline destroyed by bomb
  • ASIA: Thailand and Cambodia continued to skirmish on border
  • EUROPE: Opposition leader tried in Belarus
  • LATIN AMERICA: Fugitive “drug lord” captured in Guatemala
  • MIDDLE EAST: Police and protesters clashed in Yemen
  • TECHNOLOGY: Playstation Network account information stolen

TOP STORY

  • Escalation in Syrian unrest
    • Tanks were deployed in major cities experiencing protests, including Banias and Douma.
      • Additional tanks and soldiers were sent to Dara’a and bloody clashes with protesters left at least 6 dead.
    • The opposition issued a statement demanding democratic reform and warned President Assad of regime collapse.
    • Germany announced it “strongly” backs the establishment of EU sanctions on Syria. The UNHRC announced it will devote a meeting to the situation.
    • Coverage: AP, CNN, Reuters, AFP, Reuters

AFRICA

  • Egypt: A bomb destroyed a natural gas pipeline that supplied Israel and Jordan. (Reuters)
  • Ivory Coast: The government launched an investigation into Laurent Gbagbo’s regime. (AFP)
  • Libya: Government forces launched a counter-attack into the opposition-held port of Misrata. (WSJ)

ASIA

  • Region: Cease-fire talks broke down between Thailand and Cambodia. (BBC)
  • Afghanistan: An Afghan army officer opened fire at the Kabul airport, killing 6 NATO soldiers. (AP)
  • China: US and Chinese officials met for talks on human rights issues. (AFP)
  • Taiwan: A report revealed in 2008, Taiwan successfully test-fired a missile capable of reaching Beijing. (AFP)

EUROPE

  • Region: French and Italian leaders met to propose tighter restrictions on migration between European countries. (NYT)
  • Belarus: Prominent opposition leader Andrei Sannikov went on trial. (RFE/RL)

LATIN AMERICA

  • Guatemala: Police apprehended Waldemar Lorenzana, a drug trafficker wanted in the United States. (Reuters)
  • Mexico: The government deployed more soldiers to the Guatemalan border to conduct drug interdiction operations. (AFP)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Yemen: Clashes between police and protestors left at least 3 dead in Aden. (Reuters)
  • Yemen: Suspected al-Qaeda gunmen killed 2 soldiers in Zinjibar. (Reuters)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Cybersecurity: Sony stated hackers stole account information for almost 77 million users of the Playstation Network, possibly including credit card numbers. (LAT)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Nothing to report
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report
  • Volcanoes: Tungurahua Volcano, Ecuador
    • Residents evacuated; high risk of eruption. (AFP)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (28APR)

  • Global: 40 nations of the Green Climate Fund meet in Mexico City.
  • Latin America: Summit of leaders of Peru, Colombia, Chile and Mexico.

 

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