Weekday News Wrap: Monday, November 12, 2012
- The EU has welcomed progress made late last week by the International Civil Aviation Organization on a the regulation of global aviation greenhouse gas emissions.
- Syrian opposition groups have agreed to unite and have chosen Moaz al-Khatib as their leader. Spillovers of the conflict have meanwhile affected Israeli presence in the Golan Heights.
- At an emergency ECOWAS summit, West African leaders have agreed to send a military force to Mali to combat Islamist militants.
- Russia will join an international investigation to determine the cause of death of Palestinian president Yassir Arafat.
- Iran believes that the US drone it fired upon in international waters last week was spying on its oil tankers. Iran has launched the “biggest ever” air drills across half the country as tensions between Tehran and Washington heighten.
- The International Monetary Fund has predicted a slow recovery to economies of countries involved in the Arab Spring, wrestling with rising unemployment and high inflation.