ONS: 28 June 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on June 28, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Mali detained 11 suspected Islamist militants
  • AMERICAS: A wildfire forced the evacuation of the Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • ASIA: The Philippines and the US will launch naval exercises close to the South China Sea
  • EUROPE: Greece’s largest unions began a 48-hour nationwide strike
  • MIDDLE EAST: Iran said it showed Russia US drones it shot down
  • TECHNOLOGY: The Homeland Security Department released a new system of guidance to make Web sites, power grids and other services less susceptible to hacking

TOP STORY

  • Libya: The International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants for Gaddafi, his son Seif, and his intelligence chief for crimes against humanity.
    • Foreign Ministry official Khaled Kaeem rejected the warrant, saying the ICC is a “tool for European foreign policy.”
    • The Justice Ministry said the country intends to prosecute NATO in international courts for attempting to eliminate Gaddafi and his family.
    • Coverage: AP, DPA, RIA Novosti

AFRICA

  • Algeria: Security forces foiled an attempt to smuggle 67 kg of drugs on the border with Morocco. (Xinhua)
  • Mali: The army detained 11 suspected Islamist militants in a sweep following an attack on an Al Qaeda base. (Reuters)
  • Senegal: Residents of Dakar torched several government buildings, including offices of the state electricity firm, to protest against long power cuts. (AFP)

AMERICAS

  • Ecuador: Police captured Fabio Ramirez Artunduaga, the leader of the 48th Front of FARC. (Xinhua)
  • Mexico: Gunmen kidnapped at least 60 migrants who were aboard a freight train trying to get to the US. (AFP)
  • United States: A wildfire forced officials at the Los Alamos National Laboratory to close the site as residents nearby evacuated their homes. (AP)

ASIA

  • Afghanistan: Marine Lt. Gen. John Allen endorsed the size and pace of the troop withdrawal laid out by President Barack Obama. (AP)
  • Philippines: The US and the Philippines will launch naval exercises on Tuesday close to the South China Sea. (AFP)
  • Taiwan: The defense ministry confirmed reports that a new supersonic anti-ship missile missed its target during a routine naval drill. (AFP)

EUROPE

  • Region: Russia will cut its power supplies to Belarus at the end of Tuesday after Belarus failed to make a late debt payment. (Reuters)
  • Greece: The country’s largest unions began a 48-hour nationwide strike. (Reuters)
  • Romania: The Supreme Defense Council (CSAT) said it will reduce its troops in missions abroad. (Xinhua)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Iran: Revolutionary Guard commander Brigadier General Amir Ali Hadjizadeh said Iran showed Russia American drones it shot down. (AFP)
  • Palestinian Territories: Hamas said efforts to form a joint government with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ rival Fatah group have stalled. (AP)
  • Yemen: President Ali Abdullah Saleh will speak on television within days to reassure Yemenis on his health. (AFP)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • United States: The Homeland Security Department unveiled a new system of guidance to make the software behind Web sites, power grids and other services less susceptible to hacking. (NYT)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Nothing to report.
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report.
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report.
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report.

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (29JUN)

  • Equatorial Guinea: African Union summit held in Malabo.
  • Global: Christian religious holiday: Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul.

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