AFRICA: Egyptian authorities ordered former President Morsi to stand trial on charges of inciting the killing of 10 protester
AMERICAS: New reports indicated that the NSA’s spy program targeted the leadership of Mexico and Brazil
ASIA: In Afghanistan, Taliban suicide bombers attacked a US base in Nangarhar province, though no NATO troops were killed
EUROPE: Ukraine’s parliament is set to debate several European integration bills
MIDDLE EAST: A UN team set out to investigate an Iranian exile camp north of Baghdad following alleged attacks by Iraqi soldiers
TECHNOLOGY: Since 2007, US government agents have used a massive AT&T database of phone records as part of counter-narcotics operations
Syria: France to present evidence linking Assad government to chemical attacks
President Obama will seek support from Senator McCain (R-AZ) to win Congressional approval.
French President Hollande is under political pressure to allow a parliamentary vote on Syria.
The Arab League blamed Assad government for chemical attacks.
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said Moscow was ‘absolutely’ unconvinced by evidence presented by the US.
Egypt: Authorities ordered former President Morsi to stand trial on charges of inciting the killing of 10 protesters. (UPI)
Egypt: The African Union said it wanted the Muslim Brotherhood as part of a political roadmap presented by authorities in the country. (AFP)
Senegal: President Sall fired Prime Minister Mbaye and replaced him with former Justice Minister Toure. (AFP)
Region: New reports indicated that the NSA’s spy program targeted the leadership of Mexico and Brazil. (AP)
Mexico: Police arrested the alleged leader of the Juarez drug cartel, Alberto Carrillo Fuentes, in Nayarit state. (AFP)
USA: Al-Qaeda has repeatedly tried to breach US intelligence agencies, prompting investigations of thousands of current employees. (AFP)
Region: Representatives from North and South Korea will hold the first session of a joint committee on restarting the Kaesong Industrial Complex. (Itar-Tass)
Afghanistan: Taliban suicide bombers attacked a US base in Nangarhar province, though no NATO troops were killed. (AP)
Pakistan: Police registered a murder case against former President Musharraf over student killings during a military raid in Islamabad in 2007. (Xinhua)
Albania: The country launched reforms to improve the efficiency of its judicial system. (Xinhua)
Azerbaijan: Human Rights Watch warned that the government had increased efforts to stifle dissent ahead of October elections. (AFP)
Ukraine: The country’s parliament is set to debate several European integration bills in the coming week. (Interfax)
Region: The UN airlifted 100 tons of emergency aid to Syrian refugee children in northern Iraq. (Xinhua)
Iraq: A UN team set out to investigate an Iranian exile camp north of Baghdad following alleged attacks by Iraqi soldiers. (AFP)
Syria: Russia dispatched a reconnaissance ship to the Syrian coast to monitor Western military movements. (AFP)
TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
Communications: Since 2007, US DEA agents have used a massive AT&T database of phone records as part of counter-narcotics operations. (NYT)
Cyclones: Tropical Storm 15W
Location: 24 NM W of Kadena AB
Winds: 35 knots
Movement: E at 9 knots
Hurricanes: Nothing to report
Earthquakes: Panguna, Papua New Guinea
Depth: 49.4 km
Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia
Depth: 132.1 km
Volcanoes: Veniaminof, Alaska
Ongoing eruptive activity may produce minor ashfall along Aleutian Range. (Coverage)
Global Disease Outbreaks:
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (03SEP)
Global: Forbes Global CEO Conference begin sin Nusa Dua, Indonesia (to 05SEP).
Asia: 10th Annual ASEAN-China Expo will begin in Nanning; Cambodian PM Hun Sen will attend (to 06SEP).
Europe: President Vladimir Putin will meet with Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan in Moscow.
Europe: Anniversary of Britain and France declaring war on Germany – 1939.
France: German President Joachim Gauck will visit France for talks with French President Francois Hollande and PM Jean-Marc Ayrault, he will also visit the site of a Nazi massacre (to 05SEP).
Marshall Islands: Pacific Islands Forum begins in Majuro (to 06SEP).
Pakistan: PM Nawaz Sharif has called a meeting of federal cabinet on the law and order situation in Karachi.
Qatar: National Day, anniversary of independence from the United Kingdom – 1971.
South Sudan and Sudan: South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit will visit Khartoum to hold summit with his Sudanese counterpart Omar al- Bashir on outstanding issues between the two countries.
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