Egypt: A court blocked parliament’s creation of a constitutional assembly. (Reuters)
Guinea Bissau: The Angolan government announced it was ending its military reform support effort for the country. (Reuters)
Mali: A high court met to choose the country’s interim president. (Al Jazeera)
Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed at least six across the country’s northeast. (Al Jazeera)
Somalia: Al Shebab claimed responsibility for a bombing in Baidoa that killed at least 12. (Al Jazeera)
Tunisia: The government forcibly dispersed a protest regarding the right for people to protest along Avenue Bourguiba in Tunis. (NYT)
Region: Costa Rica’s trade attaché to Venezuela, who was kidnapped over the weekend by gunmen in Caracas, was released today. (Reuters)
Mexico: Authorities reported they had discovered a tunnel containing a light aircraft, drugs and weapons allegedly belonging to the Sinaloa cartel. (AFP)
Peru: Suspected Shining Path rebels kidnapped seven workers on the Camisea natural gas project. (BBC)
Venezuela: Authorities began the trial of suspected drug lord Walid Makled, captured in Colombia in 2010. (AP)
Region: North Korea announced it was ready to continue with a planned rocket launch. (Reuters)
Afghanistan: A suicide bombing in Herat killed at least 14. (NYT)
Afghanistan: A suicide bombing at a police compound in Helmand killed at least seven. (AP)
Philippines: A bombing in Basilan wounded at least 22 soldiers. (Xinhua)
Russia: Security forces killed at least six suspected militants in the North Caucasus. (Reuters)
Turkey: Shiite groups expressed fear that sectarian conflict in Syria might spread to Turkey. (WSJ)
United Kingdom: The European Court of Human Rights supported the extradition of five terror suspects to the US. (BBC)
Bahrain: A bombing in Manama wounded seven police officers during protests. (Reuters)
Iran: Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, Fereydoun Abbasi, expressed the possibility of a compromise over 20%-enriched uranium for its medical needs, which the West says can be used to produce weapons. (LAT)
Yemen: Clashes between al Qaeda linked militants and security forces killed at least 57 in Abyan. (Reuters)
TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
Law Enforcement: The Department of Homeland Security launched a research project to find ways to hack into gaming consoles to obtain sensitive information stored on the devices about gamers. (Wired)
Cyclones: Nothing to report
Hurricanes: Nothing to report
Earthquakes: Nothing to report
Volcanoes: Nothing to report
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (11APR)
Global: Anniversary of the creation of the International Labor Organization – 1919.
Middle East: Two-day Middle East Missile and Air Defense Symposium begins.
Belarus: Anniversary of subway blast – 2011.
Ivory Coast: President Gbagbo ousted – 2011.
Philippines: Ex-President Arroyo’s arraignment on corruption charges scheduled.
North Korea: Workers’ Party political conference held ahead of satellite launch.
South Korea: Parliamentary elections held.
Spain: UN Secretary General Ki-moon visits PM Rajoy to discuss international agenda, with a focus on Syria.
Venezuela: Anniversary of attempted coup on Hugo Chavez – 2002.