Weekday News Wrap: Thursday, November 29, 2012
- The UNGA is expected to recognize Palestine as a “non-member” state during a vote today.
- Following massive protests earlier this week in Cairo, the Assembly drafting the new Egyptian Constitution has vowed to publish, and vote on, a draft today.
- The US is considering options to intervene more strongly in the Syrian conflict, while the EU has renewed its sanctions for another three months leaving the door open for a closer involvement after March 1.
- China will give police in its Southern Hainan province broader powers to board and search vessels that it considers to have invaded Chinese territorial waters, in a move that may stir further tension in the South China Sea.
- Pakistan’s foreign minister has announced that military and intelligence relations with the US have been fully restored.
- After a 16 months inquiry following the phone hacking scandal at News of the World, the Leveson report on the regulation of the press is released in the UK today.
- After almost six months in Ecuador’s embassy in London, Julian Assange is reportedly suffering from a lung infection.
- The ICTY Trial Chamber has acquitted Haradinaj, Balaj, and Brahimaj on retrial.