ONS: 27 June 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on June 27, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Bombings killed 25 in Nigeria
  • AMERICAS: Gunmen killed eight in Colombia
  • ASIA: Afghanistan accused Pakistan of rocket attacks
  • EUROPE: Bankers and officials announced  a Rome meeting  on the Greek debt crisis
  • MIDDLE EAST: Syrian dissidents hold meeting in Damascus
  • TECHNOLOGY: Hackers are beginning to form LulzSec copycat groups

TOP STORY

  • Fierce fighting near Tripoli
    • The opposition announced its forces had advanced to within 80 km of Tripoli, and were fighting for control over the town of Bir al-Ghanam.
    • The ICC will decide on whether to issue an arrest warrant for Gaddafi.
    • Three Libyan government ministers met in Tunisia to negotiate with unnamed “foreign parties” and possibly opposition representatives as well.
    • Coverage: Reuters-1, AP, Reuters-2, CNN, LA Times

AFRICA

  • Nigeria: Islamic militants bombed three beer gardens in the north, killing at least 25. (AP)
  • Sudan: President al-Bashir delayed a planned trip to China for unknown reasons. (AP)

AMERICAS

  • Colombia: Gunmen killed eight near the border with Ecuador. (LAHT)
  • Mexico: Gunmen kidnapped at least 60 migrants en route to the US. (AFP)

ASIA

  • Region: Afghanistan accused Pakistan of firing rockets over the border, an accusation Pakistan denied. (Reuters)
  • Cambodia: A genocide trial for four former Khmer Rouge leaders began in Phnom Penh. (AFP)
  • India: Maoist insurgents killed six soldiers in central India. (AFP)

EUROPE

  • Region: Bank lobbyists and EU officials announced they will meet in Rome to discuss possible solutions to the Greek debt crisis. (Reuters)
  • Greece: Lawmakers began debating the new austerity measures required to receive EU and IMF loans. (AP)
  • Turkey: Kurdish rebels ambushed and killed one soldier near the Iranian border. (Reuters)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Iraq: Two US servicemen were killed in northern Iraq by enemy action. (NYT)
  • Iraq: Security forces captured suspected al-Qaeda leader Abd al-Fahdawi in Anbar province. (Xinhua)
  • Israel: The government warned that any foreign journalist found on board one of the vessels in the aid flotilla headed to Gaza would face deportation and a 10 year ban from entering Israel. (AP)
  • Syria: 200 dissident leaders will meet in Damascus to discuss the crisis, in a meeting approved by the government. (BBC)
  • Yemen: Two soldiers and seven militants died in an attack on an army base in Zinjibar. (AFP)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Cybersecurity: Successor groups and individual copycats following the example set by hacktivist organization “LulzSec” began appearing. (NYT)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Tropical depression 07W Meari
    • Location: 115 NM WNW of Seoul
    • Movement: NW at 11 knots
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: 20% chance of tropical cyclone formation
    • Location: Over the Yucatan Peninsula
    • Movement: WNW at 10-15mph
    • Map
  • Earthquakes: Near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia
    • Magnitude: 6.4
    • Depth: 20.6km
    • Map
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (28 JUN)

  • Greece: Parliament to vote on new austerity measures.
  • Honduras: Anniversary of President Zelaya ousted in a coup – 2009.
  • Iraq: Anniversary of transfer of power to the Iraqi government – 2004.

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