Weekday News Wrap: Tuesday, September 4, 2012
- The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah has said that Iran can strike US bases in the Middle East if Israel were to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities.
- In other Hezbollah news, the group ponders an uncertain future if one of its two closest allies, President Assad of Syria, is defeated in the current uprising.
- Syrian refugees fleeing the country’s turmoil have started arriving in European countries.
- Ahead of this weekend’s poll, Hong Kong students and teachers continue their protests against China patriotism classes that would become compulsory from 2016.
- The head of the ICRC has met with Syrian President Assad in Damascus in an effort to obtain better access for humanitarian aid workers.
- The Defense Ministers of China and India have met in New Delhi and agreed to conduct joint military exercises; China was also expected to ask India to stay out of South China Sea dispute. China has given the same message to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who is visiting Beijing today.
- The ICTY has denied Radovan Karadzic’s request for a new trial.
- Sudan and South Sudan have resumed border discussions, with a focus on oil exports as a top priority.
- The Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare has been posted in draft form on the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence website.