AFRICA:AFRICOM commander stated that extremist groups Boko Haram, Al Shabaab, and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb might be cooperating.
AMERICAS:At Mexico City’s international airport, Gunmen wearing police uniforms opened fire on federal policemen, killing three.
ASIA:The Pakistani government alleged that 13 soldiers were killed by militants in a cross-border attack from Afghanistan, seven of which had been beheaded.
EUROPE:Cyprus requested financial assistance from eurozone partners.
MIDDLE EAST:In Iraq,two bombings south of Baghdad killed at least 12.
TECHNOLOGY: Microsoft confirmed it had acquired business social networking service Yammer.
Syria: NATO representatives meet Tuesday on the downing of a Turkish aircraft by Syrian air defense.** Turkish PM Erdogan warned Syria against military movements near the border, stating that his country was on a heightened state of military alertness in response to the incident.
NATO officials were expected to issue a statement of support for Turkey.
NATO SG Rasmussen stated the shooting down of the Turkish jet was unacceptable.