AFRICA: US officials reported that the US is preparing to withdraw all but 100 of its troops fighting Ebola in West Africa by 30APR.
AMERICAS: Colombian President Santos met with Turkish President Erdogan for talks on boosting trade, defense and cultural cooperation.
ASIA: Clashes broke out in Indian-controlled Kashmir after authorities blocked pro-independence protesters from marching to a UN office.
EUROPE: Greek PM Tsipras announced plans to work with the OECD to draft a program of reforms to boost growth in the country.
MIDDLE EAST: The US, Britain, and France said they were closing their embassies in Yemen and urged their citizens to leave.
TECHNOLOGY: Local media in the Netherlands reported that the outage that downed Dutch government websites was caused by a cyber-attack.
Ukraine: Clashes escalate as international leaders commit to attending Minsk conference.
Government officials and rebel authorities reported that fighting in the country killed at least 45 people in the last 24 hours.
French President Hollande said that he and German Chancellor Merkel will travel to the peace summit in Minsk and “try everything right to the end”.
EU President Tusk said that President Poroshenko will attend the EU summit in Brussels on Thursday to discuss the war in his country.
The Kremlin confirmed that Russian President Putin would travel to Minsk for the four-way talks.
British defense think tank The International Institute of Strategic Studies said Ukraine’s military is “unsuited” to the current conflict against pro-Russian separatists and needs more armored vehicles and artillery rockets.
Suspected Cases as of 06FEB: 1,172,787(Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States, US Virgin Islands, and Venezuela.) Confirmed Cases: 25,255
Deaths as of 06FEB: 181 (Colombia, Puerto Rico, Martinique, Grenada, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Dominican Republic)
Cases as of 03FEB: 965 (Saudi Arabia (KSA), Jordan, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United Kingdom (UK), France, Tunisia, Italy, Oman, Kuwait, Yemen, Malaysia, Greece, Egypt, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Iran, Algeria, Austria, Turkey and the US)
Deaths as of 03FEB: 357 (Saudi Arabia, France, Qatar, United Kingdom, UAE, Oman)