Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Short List - June 7, 2011

  • Yemen muddles on with a "ghostly" absence of activity in the capital, Sanaa, while violence continues in more far flung provinces.  While Vice President Hadi has called for a unity government, Saleh supporters think that a coup and have rebuffed calls for talks.

  • The Syrian government has said that protesters have killed 120 soldiers, since demonstrations began in the repressive nation and the state has vowed retaliation, but a source in the city where the violence reportedly occurs has contested the government's account.

  • Three U.S. drone strikes killed at least 18 militants in Pakistan yesterday, according to ISI officials.

  • With Turkish parliamentary elections coming on Sunday, Al Jazeera profiles the main opposition figure, Kemal Kilicdaroglu.

  • Ban Ki-moon will seek a second term as UN Secretary General.


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