06 Aug Weekday News Wrap: Monday, August 6, 2012
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- Rebels have reported that they are coming under heavy attacks in Syria’s Aleppo.
- Chinese media have told the United States to “shut up” about the dispute in the South China Sea and accusing the US of exacerbating tensions in the region.
- 19 people are dead after Kurdish rebels attacked military outposts in Turkey over the weekend.
- Israel barred the envoys of four state parties with which it has no diplomatic relations and as a result, the conference of the Non-Aligned Movement scheduled to take place in the West Bank was cancelled.
- The confirmation of charges hearing has been postponed in the case against Laurent Gbagbo by the ICC’s Pre-Trial Chamber.
- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinijad has been invited to an extraordinary solidarity summit among Muslim leaders in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
- Foreign Policy in Focus offers a context piece about the current standoff in Mali.
- Marking the anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, Japan is calling on all countries to abandon nuclear weapons.
- Sweden says that Belarus has expelled its ambassador because he is too supportive of human rights. Belarus claims that it has only refused to extend his accreditation.
- Israel has upgraded its anti-ballistic missile system.