25 Jun Weekday News Wrap: June 25, 2012
25.06.12 | 0 Comments
- Mohamed Morsi, the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood, is declared the winner in the Egyptian Presidential Election.
- Turkey has invoked article 4 of the NATO Charter to arrange consultations on its response after Syria shot down a Turkish fighter plane.
- Turkish warplanes have been busy this weekend, carrying out nine air strikes on PKK targets in Northern Iraq.
- Additionally, 33 members of the Syrian army are said to have defected to Turkey.
- The Paraguayan President was impeached on Friday. In response to this “parliamentary coup“, various neighbouring states have recalled their ambassadors.
- Ecuador’s ambassador to the United Kingdom has returned to Quito to discuss Julian Assange’s asylum application.
- Amnesty International has called on Afghanistan to work in cooperation with the ICC in order to bring justice to the victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
- North Korea has slammed the use of its flag in the joint military exercise of the US and South Korea.
- Tunisia has extradited a former member of Gadaffi’s cabinet back to Libya.
- The government of Uruguay plans to begin growing marijuana once a law passes to legalize it, but says that it won’t sell to foreigners in order to prevent the country from becoming a drug tourism hotspot.
- The trial against Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serb general accused of war crimes, is set to resume next month at the ICTY.