Posts Tagged ‘al qaeda’

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Daily International News 10.12.11

October 12, 2011

After a wonderful week in Istanbul, I am back! Enjoy the news…

Daily International News
October 12, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan to decide on joining Pacific trade pact
[AP]
Koreas
Opposition leader calls for reconciliation with N. Korea
[Yonhap]
China to send 20 defectors back to N. Korea: report
[Kyodo]
China/Taiwan
Russia’s Putin holds talks with China’s Hu
[AFP]
Taiwan, China to sign nuclear safety pact
[Kyodo]
Lawmakers Pass Bill Targeting China Yuan Policy
[WSJ]
China calls for firm opposition to U.S. legislation scapegoating yuan policy
[Xinhua]
H.K. leader anticipates 2nd global recession
[Kyodo]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
China and Vietnam Move to Reduce Tensions in South China Sea
[NYT]
Myanmar releases dissidents, keeps many locked up
[AP]
Press conference of “The Lady” held at Busan Int’l Film Festival
[Xinhua]
Philippines unveils $1.6 billion stimulus package
[AP]
Thai floods: Roads turn to rivers in hard-hit city
[AP]
Captain in NZ ship wreck crisis charged
[Al Jazeera]
Australia’s Lower House Narrowly Passes Carbon Tax
[NYT]

South/Central Asia
U.S. open to Afghan peace deal including Haqqani
[Reuters]
Situation in Pakistan to remain volatile: Panetta
[Pakistan Tribune]
Tiny kingdom of Bhutan prepares for royal wedding
[AP] 
India encephalitis outbreak kills 400, mainly children
[BBC]

Middle East
Hamas and Israel confirm prisoner swap
[Al Jazeera]
US aims to punish Iran for Saudi envoy plot
[AP]
Tens of thousands rally to support Assad in Damascus
[Reuters]
Insurgents Attack Security Forces Across Baghdad
[NYT]

Africa
A Top Egyptian Minister Quits in Protest Over Killings
[NYT]
Gaddafi loyalists in two small pockets of Sirte
[Reuters]
Al Qaeda’s Zawahri calls on Algerians to revolt
[Reuters]
Vote counting under way in Liberia’s election
[Al Jazeera]
Uganda MPs block oil deals after corruption claims
[BBC]

Europe
Berlusconi seeks confidence vote to save coalition
[Reuters]
UK unemployment total reaches 17-year high
[BBC]
BlackBerry problems hit four continents
[Reuters]
EU calls on banks to increase capital buffers
[AP]
EU Pins Hopes on Second Slovak Vote This Week
[Der Spiegel]
Greek tax inspectors declare strike as austerity protests spread
[Reuters]
Diary shows Germans could have known of Nazi horrors
[Reuters]

Americas/Domestic
Hurricane Jova lashes Mexican resorts, villages
[AP]
Trial of ‘underwear’ bomber begins in US
[Al Jazeera]
Hillary Clinton: Don’t cut my budget
[POLITICO]
President’s Jobs Measure Is Turned Back in Key Senate Test
[NYT]
Mitt Romney solidifies his front-runner status in Republican debate
[WaPo]
Cain ‘9-9-9’ Tax Plan Captures Debate Spotlight
[Bloomberg]
Michael Jackson did not cause own death, says doctor
[BBC]

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Daily International News 09.30.11

September 30, 2011

Daily International News
September 30, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan lifts some nuclear evacuation advisories
[AP]
Japan’s answer to next tsunami: mini-Noah’s Ark
[AP]
Koreas
S. Korea Ruling Party Head Calls for Flexible Policy on Visit to DPRK
[Bloomberg]
Ban urges more help for North Korea
[UPI]
NKorean leader’s grandson joins Bosnia school
[AP]
N. Korean, Russian vice foreign ministers hold talks
[Yonhap]
South Korea to launch campaign promoting benefits of reuniting with North
[Stars & Stripes]
China/Taiwan
Chinese Stocks Plummet on News of Justice Department Inquiry
[NYT]
AP EXCLUSIVE: US scientist trapped in China
[AP]
Russian PM to visit China in mid-October
[Xinhua]
Taiwan professor accused of spying for China
[AP]
‘America the Beautiful’ accompanies China launch
[AP] 
China denies int’l baby trafficking reports
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
New Zealand Suffers Double Ratings Downgrade
[NYT]
Burma dam: Work halted on divisive Myitsone project
[BBC]
Asia reels from floods as storm whacks Vietnam
[AP]
Philippine immigrant maid wins landmark Hong Kong case
[BBC]
Sri Lanka releases 1,800 former Tamil rebels
[AP]

South/Central Asia
NATO presses Pakistan on ‘terrorist’ safe havens
[AFP]
Pakistani Politicians Reject Mullen’s Charges
[NYT]
Telangana: India new state protest enters 18th day
[BBC]

Middle East
US strike kills American al-Qaida cleric in Yemen [AP]
Blast outside paramilitary building in southern Turkey – media [Reuters]
Iran’s hosting of Taliban reflects desire for greater role
[WaPo]
Abbas to tour for more support for statehood bid
[Xinhua]
Syrians protest as army and defectors clash
[Reuters]
Yemeni president sets new conditions to quit
[Al Jazeera]
U.N. condemns Bahrain over jail terms for doctors
[Reuters]

Africa
Libyan fighters seize Sirte airport
[Al Jazeera] 
McCain head Senate delegation to Tripoli
[NYT]
Italian FM in first visit to post-Gadhafi Libya
[AP]
U.N. court acquits two ex Rwandan ministers of genocide
[Reuters]
Kenya’s Kenyatta at Hague, blames Odinga
[Reuters]
Somali Shebab fighters attack border town
[AFP]

Europe
Russia’s Medvedev defends Putin swap plan
[Reuters]
Ukraine ex-PM Tymoshenko’s trial adjourned to October 11
[Reuters]
US fugitive wants to serve time in Portugal
[AP]
NATO troops raid Serb barricade in Kosovo’s north
[Reuters]

Americas
Ecuador’s Correa says opposition, US groups behind last year’s coup attempt
[McClatchy]
Hugo Chavez denies media reports of health emergency
[BBC]
Education reform debate begins in Chile while angry students clash with riot police
[MercoPress]

Domestic
On Solyndra, the buck stops with Secretary Steven Chu
[POLITICO]
Obama administration widens challenges to state immigration laws
[WaPo]
Jon Huntsman moves his campaign headquarters to New Hampshire
[WaPo]
Herman Cain: The GOP’s next big thing?
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 08.31.11

August 31, 2011

Daily International News
August 31, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
View: Japan Needs an Arab Spring
[Bloomberg]
New leadership of Japan’s ruling party under Noda launched
[Mainichi]
N. Korea urges new Japan leader to take action to improve ties
[Kyodo]
1 Japanese firm makes Forbes list of top 200 Asian SMES
[Kyodo]
Koreas
NKorea launches tours from China, snubbing SKorea
[AP]
Ultimate Frisbee lands in North Korea
[AP]
China, Russia rush to rebuild North Korea’s transport links
[Reuters]
S. Korean new unification minister vows “flexible” approach to DPRK
[Xinhua]
China
China says attacks thwarted as Pakistan president visits Xinjiang for Western expo
[Reuters]
China’s three new types of fighters conduct test flights
[Xinhua]
Tibetan monks get stiff prison terms in burning death
[LAT]
Aquino tells Hu S. China Sea dispute not just bilateral problem
[Kyodo]
Philippine leader urges China to boost investment
[AP]
China’s Wen says controlling inflation still goal
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Philippines slams ex-US envoy over cable remarks
[AP]
Australian Court Rejects Refugee Exchange Deal
[NYT]
Melbourne is world’s ‘most livable city’
[Al Jazeera]

South/Central Asia
British minister’s gaffe reveals position on Afghanistan
[CNN]
Suicide bomber kills 11 in Pakistan
[CNN]

Middle East
Israeli Amb.: Palestinian statehood vote could end all PA agreements with Israel and the U.S.
[FP]
Syrian troops raid Hama homes, residents say
[Reuters]
Bahrain activists blame police in boy’s death
[AP]

Africa
Libyans mark feast without Gaddafi, but war not over
[Reuters]
EU set to relax Libya sanctions
[AP]
Qaddafi Loyalists Reject Rebel Ultimatum
[NYT]
Libya conflict: Zimbabwe expels envoy Taher Elmagrahi
[BBC]
South Sudan denies backing South Kordofan rebels
[Reuters]
Nigeria says al Qaeda-linked man behind bomb on U.N.
[Reuters]
Flooding leaves 98 dead in southwest Nigeria
[Al Jazeera]
In Reversal, Hearing for Zuma Rival to Continue in Johannesburg
[NYT]
U.N. climate boss says Durban talks can deliver
[Reuters]

Europe
WikiLeaks says website was target of cyber attack
[Reuters]
Kosovan confesses to shooting U.S. airmen in Germany
[Reuters]
Exxon Reaches Arctic Oil Deal With Russians
[NYT]
Police Raid BP Offices in Moscow
[NYT]
Deadly explosions rip through Chechen capital
[Al Jazeera]
Portugal plans biggest cuts in 50 years
[FT]
Alistair Darling memoir to reveal rifts with ‘brutal’ Gordon Brown
[Guardian]
UK riots inquiry panel named by Nick Clegg
[Guardian]
London riots: Boy, 11, sentenced over bin theft in Romford
[BBC]
Notting Hill Carnival: Teenager charged over stabbing
[BBC]

Americas
US officials quit over Mexico gun flow probe
[BBC]
Bolivia officers convicted over 2003 massacre
[Al Jazeera]

Domestic
Perry Less Likely Than Romney to Beat Obama in 2012, Poll Shows
[Bloomberg]
Huntsman to offer tax, trade plan to create jobs
[AP]
Christine O’Donnell Re-Invited To Iowa Tea Party Rally Featuring Sarah Palin
[TPM]
Why The Super Committee’s New Tax Expert Could Be Key To Its Success
[TPM]
Colin Powell versus Dick Cheney
[WaPo]
Obama to Press Congress on Extending U.S. Transportation Funding
[Bloomberg]
Minorities become a majority in Washington region
[WaPo]
Glenn Beck: Is The Term ‘Colored’ Really Such A Bad Thing?
[TPM]
Maya Angelou says King memorial inscription makes him look ‘arrogant’
[WaPo]
Affidavits of Peace Corps volunteers tell stories of assault and frustration
[WaPo]
Pay for CEOs Tops Company Tax Burdens
[NYT]
Hurricane Cost Seen as Ranking Among Top Ten
[NYT]
Aid Workers Reach Vermont Towns Cut Off by Floodwaters
[NYT]

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Daily International News 08.30.11

August 30, 2011

Daily International News
August 30, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Yoshihiko Noda becomes Japan’s new prime minister
[BBC]
Japan’s new leader Noda sparks wariness in China
[AP]
Tokyo Electric to start Fukushima compensation in October
[Reuters]
Koreas
Suspected North Korean cyberattack on a bank raises fears for S. Korea, allies
[WaPo]
S. Korea replaces point man on N. Korea
[AFP]
WikiLeaks cable: Manila transit point for North Korean defectors
[ABC-CBN]
China/Taiwan
Bird flu deaths in Asia prompt call for scrutiny
[Reuters]
China’s air force to debut 2 new aerial teams
[AP]
China announces plans to boost secret detention powers
[Reuters]
Huntsman: China’s one-child policy causes instability and sex trafficking
[FP]
China Takes Aim at Rural Influx
[NYT]
Bank of America to sell shares in China’s CCB
[Al Jazeera]
China Central Bank Moves in Secret to Curb Lending
[WSJ]
19 China miners rescued after week, 3 more missing
[AP]
Taiwan’s prosecutor launches investigation into HIV-positive organ transplant case
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar jails ex-army captain for dissent
[AP]

South/Central Asia
AP EXCLUSIVE: US-Taliban talks were making headway
[AP]
Rajiv Gandhi murder: Court stays hanging of plotters
[BBC]

Middle East
EU chief: UN bid ‘for Palestinians to decide’
[Al Jazeera]
Syrian protesters ‘killed’ after Eid prayers
[Al Jazeera]
Yemen’s Saleh commits to presidential elections: agency
[Reuters]
‘Al-Qaeda-linked fighters’ kill Yemen troops
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Egyptians celebrate Eid without Mubarak, pray in Tahrir
[Reuters]
Libya rebel leaders give ultimatum to Gaddafi fighters
[BBC]
NTC seeks extradition of Qaddafi family from Algeria
[Al Jazeera]
Gaddafi to be handed over if he attempts to enter Algeria: media
[Xinhua]
NK yet to recognize Libya’s rebel NTC
[Korea Times]
Sudan sends complaint against South to U.N. Council
[Reuters]
Report: ‘Indiscriminate bombing’ in Sudan
[Al Jazeera]
Nigeria president vows more security after U.N. bomb
[Reuters]
Nigeria youths kill several Muslims during prayers
[Reuters]
Cholera outbreaks kill 46 in Nigeria’s north
[AP]
Dozens killed in Uganda landslides
[Al Jazeera]
South African Malema riots: Not in our name, say ANC
[Mail and Guardian]

Europe
French NATO jet collides with Lithuanian air force
[Reuters]
1 killed, 2 injured in shooting near Danish mosque
[AP]
Murdoch company puts other UK papers under review
[AP]
Spain lawmakers give first OK to deficit amendment
[AP]
Europe still can avoid double-dip recession: S&P
[Xinhua]

Americas
US scientists ‘knew Guatemala syphilis tests unethical’
[BBC]
Brazil to increase primary surplus and make room for cut in interest rates
[MercoPress]
Mexico arrests 5 linked to deadly casino attack
[Reuters]
Hugo Chavez tells supporters he’s beating cancer
[AP]
Chile acts against police over teen death
[Al Jazeera]

Domestic
Obama approval rating hits low mark
[POLITICO]
WikiLeaks Leaves Names of Diplomatic Sources in Cables
[NYT]
$30B wasted by DOD in Iraq, Afghanistan?
[POLITICO]
Former VP Cheney defends practice of waterboarding
[AP]
Republicans to Unveil Bill to Force Major Changes at the UN
[Bloomberg]
Muslim Americans say life is more difficult since 9/11
[WaPo]
U.S. Nuclear Operators Survey Damage, Boost Output After Irene
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 08.04.11

August 4, 2011

Daily International News
August 4, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan to sack top officials over nuclear disaster
[Reuters]
Japan government and central bank intervene to cut yen
[BBC]
Koreas
N. Korea’s Kim meets Chinese vice minister after U.S. trip
[Kyodo]

N. Korea picks US firm for resort tours: report
[AFP]
South Korea rejects North request for building materials in aid
[Reuters]

North Korean hackers hired to attack South Korea game network
[Reuters]
North Korea denounces South over espionage arrests, says spying accusations are fabricated
[AP]
China
Chinese warships visit NKorea on goodwill visit
[AP]

China angered by Japan’s defence paper warnings
[BBC]
China’s submersible Jiaolong completes test dive mission
[Xinhua]

Taiwan puts diplomatic support behind South China Sea research
[Focus Taiwan]
China arrests 2,000 people in food safety crackdown
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Australia bomb hoax ‘was extortion attempt’
[BBC]
Yingluck Shinawatra to become Thailand’s 1st female premier Fri.
[Kyodo]

South/Central Asia
Taliban Hint at Interest in Negotiated Settlement
[NYT]

Afghan official dies in blast; 2 NATO troops killed in attacks
[CNN]
India’s Gandhi to undergo surgery abroad
[Reuters]

Middle East
UN Peacekeeping Efforts Hit by Economic Distress, Arab Unrest
[Bloomberg]
Syria’s Assad decrees multi-party system
[Al Jazeera]

Casting Aside World Criticism, Syria Invades Town
[NYT]
AP Interview: Iran envoy sees release for 2 US men
[AP]

Iran’s parliament approves new oil minister
[Al Jazeera]
Arab League discusses Palestinian statehood
[Al Jazeera]
Israeli protesters reject new housing bill
[Al Jazeera]
Bahrain admits raid on international medical group
[AP]

Turkey appoints military heads after shock resignations
[BBC]

Africa
Egypt resumes trials of former officials
[Al Jazeera]
Libya Allying With Islamists, Qaddafi Son Says
[NYT]
British hostage “al Qaeda” video being checked [Reuters]
Nigeria Ogoniland oil spills: UN to release report
[BBC]
Somalia famine summit postponed
[Al Jazeera]
US: 29,000 Somali children under 5 dead in famine
[AP]

Europe
New IMF head Christine Lagarde faces finance deal probe
[BBC]

UK seizes record cocaine haul
[Al Jazeera]
Polish president sets Oct. 9 as election date
[AP]
Debt crisis in Europe: Worries grow of spread to larger economies of Italy, Spain
[WaPo]

Americas
France orders Noriega’s extradition to Panama
[CNN]
Haitians anxious as Tropical Storm Emily nears
[LAT]

Domestic
Threatened Defense Cuts Could Be 2012 Issue
[Bloomberg]
Jon Huntsman 2012 campaign: Inside the ‘drama’
[POLITICO]
Trade agreements to be voted on after August recess
[POLITICO]

Debt-limit deal triggers lobbying campaign from health-care and defense industries
[WaPo]
Democrats, Republicans blame each other for FAA shutdown; no end in sight
[WaPo]
Pressured by White House, Treasury Secretary Is Expected to Stay at Post
[NYT]
Rep. David Wu Formally Resigns From House
[TPM]

US judge allows army veteran to sue Rumsfeld
[Al Jazeera]
Cargill Recalls Ground Turkey Linked to Outbreak
[NYT]

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Daily International News 06.30.11

June 30, 2011

Daily International News
June 30, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japanese gov’t, DPJ agrees on doubling consumption tax by mid-2010s
[Xinhua]
Toyota recalls 110,000 hybrid cars on safety concerns
[BBC]
Koreas
Kim Jong-il’s Train Stops Short of Russian Border
[Chosun]
N. Korea increases grain imports from China
[Yonhap]
S. Korean pastor gets reduced sentence for illegal trip to N. Korea
[Yonhap]
South is spurned on trip to Mt. Kumgang
[JoongAng]
North Korean defector learns to live outside the world’s biggest prison
[Guardian]
Football: Sweden out for second win against N. Korea
[AFP]
China
U.N. rights boss raps China for not arresting Bashir
[Reuters] and China bolsters economic ties with Sudan [Al Jazeera]
Amnesty Int’l: China crackdown on lawyers expands
[AP]
China to celebrate CPC’s 90th birthday
[Xinhua]
Philippine president to visit China in August
[Kyodo]
Ai Weiwei Photography Exhibit: A Chinese Dissident Views New York
[NYT]
China opens world’s longest sea bridge near Qingdao
[BBC]
Taiwan unveils upgraded fighter jet
[AP]
Taiwan ex-President Lee Teng-hui ’embezzled $7.8m’
[BBC]
China raises income tax threshold
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Japan to offer aid to improve living standards of Myanmar people
[Kyodo]
Burma: Australian publisher Ross Dunkley convicted
[BBC]
Yeoh ‘saddened’ by deportation from Myanmar
[AP]
U.N.-backed court concludes hearing on 4 Khmer Rouge leaders
[Kyodo]
Saudi Arabia bars Indonesia and Philippines workers
[BBC]
Three British students killed in Thailand coach crash
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Nato ‘kills senior Haqqani militant in Afghanistan’
[BBC]
Obama weighed military, political risk for Afghan plan
[Reuters]
Pakistan stops US from using ‘drone base’
[Al Jazeera]
French journalists held hostage by Taliban return home
[BBC]
Bangladesh abolishes caretaker gov’t for elections
[AP]

Middle East
Indictments issued in Hariri death probe
[Al Jazeera]
U.S. Monthly Combat Deaths in Iraq at 3-Year High
[NYT]
Strategic Site Is Captured by Militants in Yemen
[NYT]
Bahrain halts military-style trials for protesters
[AP]

Africa
Egypt police clash with youths; over 1,000 hurt
[Reuters]
U.S. hifts to closer contact with Egypt Islamists
[Reuters]
Morocco prepares for vote on king’s powers
[Al Jazeera]
NATO says not involved in arms aid to Libya rebels
[Reuters]
Spain: al-Qaida possibly buying Libyan war weapons
[AP]
NATO Airstrike Kills Militant Leader Linked to Kabul Hotel Attack
[VOA]
Libyan crisis tops agenda of AU summit in Equatorial Guinea
[Xinhua]
Rival Sudan forces to quit border ahead of independence
[BBC]

Europe
Greece clears final hurdle to get bailout funds
[AP]
Rebel Greek MP votes against part of austerity bill
[Reuters]
Sarkozy involved in scuffle during handshake tour
[Reuters]
Putin says Russia will expand presence in Arctic
[AP]
UK public sector strike hits services and schools
[BBC]
Jellyfish force Torness nuclear reactor shutdown in UK
[BBC]

Western Hemisphere [non-US]
Venezuela suspends summit over Hugo Chavez’s illness
[BBC]
U.S. Drops Deportation Proceedings Against Immigrant in Same-Sex Marriage
[NYT]
William, Kate off to Canada, US in first tour
[AP]

Domestic
Senate cancels July 4 recess
[POLITICO]
Dysfunctional Congress ‘worse’ than ever?
[POLITICO]
GOP governors huddle on 2012 race
[POLITICO]
TIME’s Halperin apologizes for calling Obama ‘a dick’
[POLITICO]
Minn. braces for government shutdown
[AP]
Suspected Tucson gunman can be forced to take antipsychotic drugs, judge rules
[LAT]
Bill to Aid Farm Workers Union Is Vetoed
[NYT]
Nigerian flies from NY to DC with invalid pass
[AP]
Birthers Sue Esquire Over Parody, Seeking More than $200 Million
[Forbes]

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Daily International News 06.17.11

June 17, 2011

Daily International News
June 17, 2011

International
UN climate chief calls on world leaders to step in
[AP]
UN body votes for protection of gay rights [AP]
Chinese president calls for joint efforts to address world economic challenges at International Economic Forum
[Xinhua]

Northeast Asia
China
China to boost coastal forces amid sea tensions
[Reuters] and China stages military drills in South China Sea [AP]
US joins navy drill in Southeast Asia
[Xinhua]
Philippines to China: Don’t intrude into our water
[AP]
Blind Chinese activist badly beaten, wife says
[AP]
China-Indonesia joint training for special forces ends in Bandung
[Xinhua]
China, Russia sign power generation deal
[Xinhua]
Fatal floods hit China forcing over 500,000 to flee
[BBC]
Chinese copy of Austrian village stirs emotions
[AP]
Koreas
S Korea rejects North’s demands for return of defectors
[BBC]
China, Russia agree to address N. Korean nukes within 6-party format
[Yonhap]
N. Korea says will dispose of S. Korea’s mountain resort assets
[Yonhap]
Number of mobile phone users in N. Korea tops 500,000: operator
[Yonhap]
Japan
TEPCO starts cleaning highly radioactive water
[Xinhua]
Ishihara wants Tokyo to bid for 2020 Olympics
[AP]
Ships tossed ashore by tsunami get rescued
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
US helps Vietnam to eradicate deadly Agent Orange
[BBC]
Thaksin seeking return, Thai Deputy PM says “impossible”
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Pentagon to POTUS: Wait Until Fall 2012 to End Afghanistan Troop Boost
[WSJ]
US vows to ‘capture and kill’ Ayman al-Zawahiri
[BBC]
Pakistan says intel on bomb factories was wrong
[AP]
Pakistan forms judicial commission to investigate journo death
[Asia Times]
Sri Lanka Tamil MPs ‘beaten up by troops’
[AFP]

Middle East
Cousin of Syrian president ‘quits business’
[Al Jazeera]
Syrian security forces shoot dead 8 protesters
[AP]
Saudi Women Defy Driving Ban
[WSJ] 
Israel warns it will stop Gaza aid flotilla
[WaPo]
Bahrain Shi’ite cleric says cosmetic reform not enough
[Reuters]
EU welcomes newly-formed Lebanese gov’t
[Xinhua]

Africa
NATO targets Tripoli with daytime raid
[AP]
Nigerian Islamist sect claims bomb attack: paper
[Reuters]
Liberia discovers arms cache near Ivory Coast border
[BBC]

Europe
Russia buys 2 Mistral-class warships from France
[AP]
APNewsBreak: UK blocks UPS sites over security
[AP]
Greece’s new finance minister faces unenviable task
[Guardian]
Merkel and Sarkozy united in support for Greece
[Deutsche Welle]
UK public sector pensions: Work longer and pay more, says Danny Alexander
[Guardian]
1 of 8 French kids ill with burger E.coli gets worse
[Reuters]

Americas
Kirchner describes PM Cameron’s Falklands’ statement as “mediocre and almost stupid”
[MercoPress]
Gang warfare kills 33 in Monterrey, Mexico
[BBC]

Domestic
Outgoing Secretary Gates on U.S.-Pakistan Ties: ‘We Need Each Other’
[PBS]
Huntman’s Drawdown Debate
[FP]
Tim Pawlenty goes after Mitt Romney, part two
[WaPo]
NSA allies with Internet carriers to thwart cyber attacks against defense firms
[WaPo]
Pentagon scare: ‘Nothing suspicious’ found in vehicle
[WaPo]
Historic Marine base gets 1st-ever female general
[AP]
Wall Street Braces for New Layoffs as Profits Wane
[NYT]
For Weiner’s Successor, Perhaps, Lame-Duck Status
[NYT]