Be safe, East Coasters, take all precautions!
❖ “Satellite images in the aftermath of an explosion at a Sudanese weapons factory this past week suggest the site was hit in an airstrike, a U.S. monitoring group said Sunday.” Israel is accused of bombing the Yarmouk complex, “killing two people and leaving the factory in ruins.”
❖ “ Syrian rebels and Kurdish militiamen clash in Aleppo: Eid truce broken again with at least 22 thought dead after alleged incursion by Syrian rebels into neutral Kurdish districts.”
❖ Imran Khan , former cricket star from Pakistan and leader of a caravan protesting drone strikes into south Waziristan recently, was removed from a plane going “from Canada to New York and questioned by US immigration officials over his views on drone strikes and jihad.”
❖ 811 buildings and houseboats have been destroyed in a 35-acre area of Burma’s Rakhine province, leaving 67 dead. The violence started when three Muslim men raped and killed a Buddhist woman. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned that the ethnic violence and “extremist rhetoric must be stopped”.
❖ Kenyatta University and Borderless Higher Education for Refugees are developing a university for the 500,000 refugees in the tent city of Dadaab. Fleeing war and famine, refugees in Dadaab have online access to educational programs allowing them to complete secondary school. This is the first attempt to provide a university curriculum, too.
❖ In China, seven people have self-immolated in one week in the name of Tibetan independence.
❖ Very cool, interactive timeline by country of the Eurozone crisis . Key