Weekday News Wrap: Wednesday, July 3, 2013
- A US drone strike in Pakistan’s Waziristan region killed at least 17 after two missiles struck a house near the main market in Miranshah and reports allege that rescuers were hesitant to help wounded and injured for fear of a second attack, a common tactic with drone strikes.
- Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has rejected calls for his resignation, saying that he is Egypt’s “guardian of legitimacy” after three days of nationwide pro- and anti-government demonstrations, that have drawn millions to the streets.
- Human Rights Watch reports on the rampant sexual violence taking place in the Tahrir Square protests in Egypt, in which more than 100 cases have been alleged in the past five days.
- Bolivia has said President Evo Morales’ plane was forced to land in Austria after France and Portugal refused air permits, apparently because they suspected it was carrying Edward Snowden, the former US spy agency contractor wanted by Washington on espionage charges.
- Foreign Policy has released the “Idiot’s Guide to Snooping on Europe” in light of the recent leaked information that the US was eavesdropping on EU offices in Brussels, New York and Washington, D.C. as well as five ways Snowden could smuggle himself out of the Moscow airport.