Weekday News Wrap: Monday, September 10, 2012
- Violence in Syria continues, with reports stating that scores of government forces have been killed by bombing in Aleppo.
- The UN has called for an increase in humanitarian aid for Syria amidst the ongoing violence while the European Union has agreed to increase sanctions.
- Leaders from Japan and China have met amid tensions regarding disputed islands in the East China Sea. Japan has infuriated China with a deal to purchase two disputed islands from their private owners.
- The United States has officially declared the Pakistan-based Haqqani network a foreign terrorist organization.
- Palestinians are looking to amend the economic agreement they have with Israel in the wake of street protests against high prices.
- The Libyan trial against Saif al-Islam Gaddafi will now be delayed five months in light of the recent extradition of Abdullah al-Senussi from Mauritania to Libya and the relevant information that may come from his interrogation.
- Though they will not accept the government of Hamid Karzai, some Taliban leaders are ready to negotiate a comprehensive peace plan in Afghanistan.
- In other Taliban news, the group has threatened to kidnap and kill England’s Prince Harry, who is in Afghanistan flying attack helicopters as part of a four-month deployment.