- AFRICA: Sudanese and South Sudanese forces clashed along a disputed border region.
- AMERICAS: Colombian military air strike on a FARC camp killed at least 36 guerrillas
- ASIA: Afghan soldiers killed two British soldiers and one American in two separate incidents.
- EUROPE: Former Turkish army chief of staff General Basbug refused to offer a defense against terrorism charges.
- MIDDLE EAST: Syrian opposition leaders met in Istanbul as violence continued throughout the country.
- TECHNOLOGY: The US FTC released guidelines for how companies should protect consumer privacy.
- Global Issues: Nuclear security summit in Seoul
- Agreement was reached on a stronger effort to strengthen nuclear security.
- Japanese PM Noda urged North Korea not to conduct a planned rocket launch.
- US President Obama called for Chinese President Hu Jintao to help pressure North Korea to abandon its nuclear program.
- Coverage: LA Times, Reuters, Telegraph, AP,
- Region: Sudanese and South Sudanese forces clashed along a disputed border region. (Al Jazeera)
- Egypt: The Muslim Brotherhood faced a political backlash from the military government and liberal factions. (AP)
- Libya: Tribal clashes in the southern part of the country left at least 20 dead. (Reuters)
- Mali: The US announced a suspension of some aid to Mali. (Reuters)
- Colombia: An air strike on a FARC camp killed at least 36 guerrillas. (AP)
- Cuba: Pope Benedict XVI called for a more open society during a visit to the country. (LA Times)
- Mexico: Ten were killed in a clash between gunmen in Chihuahua. (AP)
- Afghanistan: NATO and Afghan forces killed a senior al Qaeda-linked militant in the northwestern part of the country. (Reuters)
- Afghanistan: Afghan soldiers killed two British soldiers and one American in two separate incidents. (WSJ)
- India: Maoist rebels killed 15 paramilitary police officers in Maharastra. (AP)
- Korea, North: The government declared it would never abandon its rocket launch plans. (AP)
- Pakistan: PM Gilani and US President Obama held private talks during a conference in Seoul. (AP)
- France: President Sarkozy stated he would bar from the country some Muslim clerics invited to an upcoming Islamic conference. (Reuters)
- Russia: US President Obama told President Medvedev that he would have “more flexibility” on missile defense following re-election. (AFP)
- Spain: Authorities arrested a suspected al Qaeda member in Valencia. (AP)
- Turkey: Former army chief of staff General Basbug refused to offer a defense against terrorism charges. (Reuters)
- Iran: The government and the 5+1 Group are expected to resume talks on Iran’s nuclear program on 13APR-14APR. (Reuters)
- Iraq: The government is attempting to improve regional relations during an Arab League summit in Baghdad. (WSJ)
- Syria: Fighting broke out near Lebanese border between Syrian government troops and rebels who have taken refuge. (NYT)
TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
- United States: The FTC released guidelines for how companies should protect consumer privacy. (WaPo)
- Cyclones: Nothing to report
- Hurricanes: Nothing to report
- Earthquakes: Northern East Pacific Rise
- Magnitude: 6.0
- Depth: 9.9 km
- Volcanoes: Nothing to report
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (28MAR)
- Asia: Cambodia hosts ASEAN’s 9th Annual Chiefs of Defense Forces Informal Meeting.
- Colombia: Anniversary of the FARC release of Corporal Calvo – 2010.
- Libya: Anniversary of British forces leaving Libya – 1970.