Weekday News Wrap: Thursday, August 8, 2013
- Tensions are escalating at the India-Pakistan border region of Kashmir, with India for the first time directly accusing Pakistan’s army of involvement in an ambush that killed five Indian soldiers, and Pakistan’s military accusing Indian forces of wounding a Pakistani civilian after opening fire.
- In other escalating-tensions news, four Chinese ships spent more than 24 hours in what Japan sees as its territorial waters, prompting a Japanese protest to China at a time when Japan has been signaling its desire for a summit.
- Russia has voiced disappointment with US President Barack Obama’s decision to cancel his Moscow summit with President Vladimir Putin, but said it remains ready to co-operate on bilateral and international issues.
- CNN reports that it has uncovered exclusive information relating to the attack on 11 September 2012 in Benghazi stating that there were dozens of CIA operatives on the ground active in the city during the attack, though it is unclear what they were doing at the time.