Weekday News Wrap: Wednesday, May 8, 2013
- Internet communications companies have reported that Syria has been cut off of “internet communication with the rest of the world.”
- The World Trade Organization has a new Director General: Roberto Azevedo.
- The ICC postponed Kenyan Vice President William Ruto and journalist Joshua Arap Sang’s trial as the Prosecutor is seeking to add five witnesses and the Defense has requested to vacate the trial date.
- Suspected members of Boko Haram have attacked a prison in the town of Bama, freeing over 100 inmates and killing 55 people.
- The Obama administration explicitly accused China’s military of attacking American government computer systems and defense contractors.
- Foreign Policy features a post about the outsourcing of lethality by the US in its conflict with al-Qaeda and affiliated forces.
- Human Rights Watch has called on Saudia Arabia to allow all girls to participate in sports in the Kingdom, not just those attending private schools.