Chad: The presidential elections have been pushed to 25APR11; the electoral campaigns are scheduled to begin on 04APR and end on 23APR. (Xinhua)
Ivory Coast: Ouattara forces seized the strategic cocoa-exporting port of San Pedro; earlier in the day, his forces seized the capital, Yamoussoukro. (AP)
Afghanistan: NATO forces admitted an airstrike targeting insurgents accidentally killed two children and two women. (AFP)
China: The country agreed to enhance its military transparency to demonstrate its commitment to peaceful development.(Xinhua)
Pakistan: At least 10 people died and 29 others were injured in a blast in the northwest city of Charsadda. (AFP)
Kosovo: President Beghjet Pacolli resigned yesterday following a Constitutional Court ruling that his election was illegal. (UPI)
Switzerland: A letter bomb exploded at an office belonging to the Swiss nuclear power industry in the northern city of Olten. (AP)
Region: Brazil and Bolivia signed an agreement to tackle cocaine production and trafficking in Bolivia. (BBC)
Guatemala: Juan Ortiz Lopez, reputedly the country’s top drug trafficker, was captured in a joint operation with the US. (AP)
Kuwait: The country recalled its ambassador from Iran, a day after an Iranian court sentenced three alleged spies to death. (AFP)
Syria: President Bashar al-Assad failed to address any of the reforms demanded by anti-government protesters. (AP)
TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
Microsoft filed a “formal” anti-trust complaint against Google with the EU, amid accusations Google has rigged the search market for consumers.
The move heightens the intensity of a probe officially launched by EU regulators at the end of November.
The investigation is seeking to determine whether Google is guilty of “unfavourable treatment” of rival search services providers and whether its own services — including YouTube video, book-scanning or telephony — are getting “preferential placement” in consumer queries.