Weekday News Wrap: Thursday, October 25, 2012
- Japan claims that four new Chinese ships have appeared in the territorial waters related to the Senkaku/Diaoyu island dispute.
- The African Union has reinstated Mali to the organization while stating it was planning an intervention against Islamist fighters in the north of the country, a plan that will be ready within weeks.
- The Syrian government has indicated to Russia that it will accept a ceasefire plan for the holiday of Eid al-Adha.
- Ecuador fears for the health of Julian Assange and is seeking his safe passage in the United Kingdom should he need hospital care.
- Lawyers for Guantanamo detainee Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, accused of involvement with the USS Cole bombing in 1998, have asked for government records about the Yemeni drone strike carried out by the CIA in 2002.
- China has replaced the US as the top destination for foreign direct investment.
- Israel and Hamas have agreed to an informal truce brokered by Egypt after two days of violence along the Israel-Gaza border.
- Sudan has claimed that Israel is responsible for blasts at a military factory in Khartoum earlier this week.