ONS: 28 July 2013

by TRG Alerts Admin on July 28, 2013

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Egyptian state media reported at least 15 people were injured in the city of Port Said during pro-Morsi rallies.
  • AMERICAS: Peruvian police used tear gas and batons on protesters upset with President Humala and arrested 15 in Lima.
  • ASIA: South Korea proposed “final” talks with the DPRK over the Kaesong joint industrial zone.
  • EUROPE: Thousands of Germans protested across the country against US internet surveillance in their homeland.
  • MIDDLE EAST: Yemeni sources said a US drone strike killed six suspected Al-Qaeda militants in the city of Mahfad.
  • TECHNOLOGY: Sudan’s military spokesman said he would battle an imposter using a fake Facebook profile to make statements the country’s armed forces.

 

TOP STORY

  • Syria: The opposition condemned the reported execution of regime prisoners.
    • Up to 123 people were killed by armed rebels in Aleppo Province
    • At least 29, of whom 19 were children, died in a missile strike by regime forces in the city of Aleppo
    • Syrians becoming increasingly fearful of growing influence of extremists in the country
    • Coverage: AFP,AFP-1, Xinhua, Xinhua-1

AFRICA

  • Egypt: State media reported at least 15 people were injured in the city of Port Said during pro-Morsi rallies. (AFP)
  • Mali: Polls opened for the country’s presidential election. (DPA)
  • Somalia: The Islamist al-Shabaab rebels claimed the Saturday attack on Turkish embassy staff in Mogadishu. (Reuters)
  • Tunisia: Police fired teargas at violent protesters in the town of Sidi Bouzid.(Reuters)

 

AMERICAS

  • Colombia: President Santos said there will be no ceasefire with FARC rebels prior to the resumption of peace talks. (AFP)
  • Peru: Police used tear gas and batons on protesters upset with President Humala and arrested 15 in Lima. (AP)

 

ASIA

  • Cambodia: The opposition party in the parliamentary elections said widespread irregularities were“the worst ever”. (AFP)
  • Korea, South: Seoul proposed “final” talks with the DPRK over the Kaesong joint industrial zone. (AFP)
  • Philippines: Troops and police were placed on heightened alert after the restaurant attack that killed six in Cagayan de Oro. (AFP)
  • Philippines: A confidential report and the country’s defense chief revealed plans to relocate air force and navy camps closer to contested islands in the South China Sea. (AP)

 

EUROPE

  • Cyprus: Turkish Cypriots in the breakaway Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) voted in an early parliamentary election caused by party rivalries. (Xinhua)
  • Germany: Thousands protested across the country against US internet surveillance in their homeland. (Xinhua)
  • Serbia: PM Dacic pressured Finance and Economy Minister Mladjan Dinkic to cede one of his portfolios or be kicked out of the coalition government. (Reuters)
  • Ukraine: The feminist movement Femen reported three of its members, feared abducted, were in fact illegally held in police custody. (AFP)

 

MIDDLE EAST

  • Iraq: A suicide bomber killed eight Kurdish police and wounded nine, in the town of Tuz Khurmatu. (AFP)
  • Israel: PM Netanyahu said his country would free 104 Palestinian prisoners after the start of a new round of peace talks. (AFP)
  • Kuwait: The Shiite minority lost over half of their seats, while liberals made slight gains in the second parliamentary election in eight months. (AFP)
  • Yemen: Sources said a US drone strike killed six suspected Al-Qaeda militants in the city of Mahfad. (AFP)

 

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Social media: Sudan’s military spokesman said he would take on an imposter using a fake Facebook profile to make statements the country’s armed forces. (AFP)

 

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Tropical Storm 06E (Flossie)
    • Location: 1025 miles E from Pearl Harbor
    • Movement: W at 19 mph
    • Winds: 52 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report.
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report.
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report.
  • Global Disease Outbreaks:
    • Novel Coronavirus (Sars)
      • Cases: Global Number of Cases as of 21JUL: 90 (Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Italy, France, Germany, Jordan, Qatar, UAE, United Kingdom)
      • Deaths: Global Number of Deaths as of 21JUL: 45 (Saudi Arabia, France, United Kingdom)
      • Sourcing: WHO, WHO-1

 

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (29JUL)

  • Global: UN Office for Disarmament Affairs Conference on Disarmament Part III will begin in Geneva (to 13SEP).

 

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