ONS: 27 May 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on May 27, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: NATO continued to bomb Tripoli
  • ASIA: Eight American soldiers were killed in Kandahar
  • EUROPE: Authorities arrested fugitive Serbian war criminal Ratko Mladic
  • LATIN AMERICA: A gun battle in Mexico killed 29
  • MIDDLE EAST: Syrian security forces killed four protesters
  • TECHNOLOGY: The Chinese military established a cyber security force

TOP STORY

  • Pakistan: Secretary Clinton visits Islamabad
    • Clinton will meet with President Zardari and army chief Kayani.
    • US investigators were permitted entry into Osama Bin Laden’s compound.
    • Pakistan closed three military intelligence liaison centers in Quetta and Peshawar.
    • Coverage: Al Jazeera, NYT, LAT, Reuters, Telegraph, WaPo, WSJ, Xinhua

AFRICA

  • Libya: NATO planes struck targets near Gaddafi’s compound in Tripoli. (DPA)
  • Libya: UK intelligence claimed Gaddafi is “paranoid” and hiding in hospitals. (The Guardian)
  • Sudan: 80,000 people fled Abyei after north Sudanese troops seized the region. (Reuters)

ASIA

  • Afghanistan: A bomb blast in Kandahar killed eight American soldiers. (UPI)
  • India: Security forces killed a prominent Pakistani militant in Kashmir. (AFP)
  • Korea, North: The DPRK decided to release US citizen Jun Young Su. (Reuters)

EUROPE

  • Russia: A police officer was killed in a shootout with Dagestan militants. (RIA Novosti)
  • Serbia: Authorities arrested fugitive war criminal Ratko Mladic and turned him over for trial at The Hague. (Reuters)
  • Spain: 15 demonstrators were injured in a clash with police in Barcelona. (DPA)
  • Turkey: A bomb blast in the southeast city of Diyarbakir wounded two. (Reuters)

LATIN AMERICA

  • Region: Ecuador said it would not support Honduras’s re-entry to the OAS without sanctioning coup supporters. (Xinhua)
  • Colombia: The government has identified the remains of nearly 10,000 bodies buried in unmarked graves across the country. (AP)
  • Mexico: A gun battle between rival gangs in Nayarit killed at least 29. (AFP)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Iraq: Gunmen assassinated the head of the country’s de-Baathification committee in Baghdad. (AFP)
  • Syria: Security forces killed four in the southern village of Dael. (AP)
  • Yemen: Fighting in Yemen spread outside Sanaa and brought the country closer to civil war. (NYT)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • China: The Chinese military established an internet security force to fend off cyber attacks. (AFP)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Super Typhoon 04W (Sondga)
    • Location: 305 NM SW of Ishigakijima, Japan
    • Movement: NNW at 13 knots
    • Winds: 40 knots
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report.
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report.
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report.

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (28MAY)

  • Honduras: Ousted ex-President Manuel Zelaya returns.

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