Weekday News Wrap: Friday, February 1, 2013
- Syria protested to the UN about an Israeli air strike on its territory and warned of a possible “surprise” response.
- Two years later, Benghazi threatens “another revolution” in Libya.
- Iran is planning to speed up its research and work on developing nuclear fuel.
- Recent escalating violence in Darfur has caused more than 100,000 people to flee the area.
- British Prime Minister David Cameron has made a pledge to train Libyan security forces, in a surprise visit to Tripoli.
- The UN Human Rights Council adopted a report saying that Israeli settlements violate human rights.
- The Wall Street Journal has admitted that, like the NYTimes, its computer network was also attacked by Chinese hackers. In her last meeting with the press, US Secretary of State Clinton mentioned the need for an international effort, and that failing that the US was working on a few responses.
- Australia has formally protested to Japan after a support ship of Japan’s whaling fleet entered Australia’s Economic Exclusive Zone.