ONS: 30 September 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on September 30, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Authorities in Niger refused to hand over Saadi Gaddafi.
  • AMERICAS: Colombia sent drug cartel member Rivera to US for criminal charges
  • ASIA: US drone kills 2 militants on Afghanistan-Pakistan border
  • EUROPE: NATO-led troops dispersed border area between Serbia and Kosovo
  • MIDDLE EAST: PLO announced willingness to negotiate if Israeli settlements halt
  • TECHNOLOGY: Google debuted real-time Google Analytics product

TOP STORY

  • Yemen: Reports varied on attack of Al-Awlaki
    • According to Defense Ministry, Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born terrorist, was killed
    • Al-Awlaki’s brother, however, reported that Anwar was not present in the ambush
    • The operation was launched at 0955 local time
    • Coverage: Xinhua, CNN, AP

AFRICA

  • Cameroon: Gunmen in uniform opened fire in protest against President Biya. (Reuters)
  • Kenya: Former Finance Minister Kenyatta blamed PM Odinga for charges of crimes against humanity at The Hague. (Reuters)
  • Libya: NTC took airport in Sirte while Mussa Ibrahim was captured wearing women’s clothing. (AFP, Reuters)
  • Niger: PM Rafini denied requests to extradite Saadi Gaddafi, son of Moamer. (AFP)

AMERICAS

  • Colombia: Colombian government extradited Juan Carlos Rivera, a key member of The Comba, to the US on charges of cocaine distribution. (Xinhua)
  • Haiti: In re-establishment of the army, the scope of military surveillance was extended to include media, casinos, and hotels by National Intelligence Service. (Le Matin)
  • Mexico: Banners resembling those hung by drug cartels reappeared threatening 3 schools outside Monterrey. (AP)

ASIA

  • Region: Typhoon Nesat made landfall in Vietnam as a down-graded Tropical Storm. (Bloomberg)
  • Burma: Myitsone dam construction halted as Suu Kyi, Thein Sein claimed the dam is against will of the people. (BBC)
  • India: India successfully test-fired nuclear-capable Agni II missile. (Xinhua)
  • Pakistan: US drone kills 2 militants on Pakistan-Afghanistan border. (AFP)
  • Philippines: A Kenyan national was arrested for carrying 3.0 kilograms of methamphetamine ingredients upon landing in central Philippine airport. (Xinhua)

EUROPE

  • Greece: PM Papandreou held talks with European Council President Van Rompuy on Eurozone debt ahead of trip to Paris. (BBC)
  • Serbia: NATO-led troops cleared disputed border roads between Kosovo and Serbia. (AFP)
  • Turkey: Kurdish rebels and security forces clashed in Beytulsebap, which resulted in 2 dead soldiers. (AFP)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Region: PLO stated that peace negotiations with Israel could begin if settlements halt. (DPA)
  • Egypt: Security forces seized a weapons cache including anti-aircraft missiles and an aircraft bomb in North Sinai.(AFP)
  • Saudi Arabia: Saudi men voted in municipal elections, the second of their kind, with low turnout numbers. (Al Jazeera)
  • Syria: President Obama blamed Syrian government for inciting a campaign to intimidate American diplomats following attack on Ambassador Ford. (AP, Reuters, WaPo)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Technology: Study combining 2.4 million users’ information found trends in mood. (USA Today)
  • Technology: Google announced that its Google Analytics program rolled out real-time reporting to users. (ReadWriteWeb)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Typhoon 22W (Nalgae)
    • Location: 410 nm E of Manila, Philippines
    • Movement: W at 16 knots
    • Winds: 95 knots
    • Map
  • Cyclones: Typhoon 20W (Nesat)
    • Location: 40 nm E of Hanoi, Vietnam\
    • Movement: W at 12 knots
    • Winds: 55 knots
    • Map
  • Hurricanes (A): Hurricane Ophelia
    • Location: 695 miles SSE of Bermuda
    • Movement: WNW at 8 mph
    • Winds: 100 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes (A): Tropical Storm Philippe
    • Location: 1150 miles ENE of Leeward Islands
    • Movement: NW at 13 mph
    • Winds: 45 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes (P): Tropical Depression Hilary
    • Location: 735 miles W of Baja, California
    • Movement: NNW at 7 mph
    • Winds: 35 mph
    • Map
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report.
  • Volcanoes: Mount Etna, Italy
    • Plumes of ash and molten rock spewed into air in Italy
    • Coverage: BBC

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (01OCT)

  • Bahrain: Second round of legislative elections held.
  • Global: Nigeria assumes head of the UN Security Council.
  • Mauritania: Parliamentary elections scheduled.
  • Nigeria: Independence Day celebrated – 1960.
  • United States: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mullen, steps down.

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