AFRICA: An Egyptian judge ordered a media blackout for the next stage of the retrial of former President Mubarak.
AMERICAS: Colombia’s navy seized 1.4 tons of cocaine from a ship at a port on the Caribbean island of San Andres.
ASIA: Cambodia’s opposition began a massive protest in Phnom Penh against the ruling party’s allegedly rigged 28JUL election victory.
EUROPE: Kosovo lifted a ban on imports from Macedonia, alleviating a trade dispute between the two countries.
MIDDLE EAST: AQAP confirmed that senior member Qaeed al-Dhahab was killed in a US drone strike in Yemen in August.
TECHNOLOGY: Hackers infiltrated the Facebook page of Iran’s foreign minister and posted comments referring to the 2009 election.
Syria: Opposition requests ban on Assad government’s use of air power
Turkey’s foreign ministry warned that Syria could exploit the US-Russia agreement.
Baghdad denied claims that some of Assad’s chemical weapons were being hidden in Iraq.
The National Coalition named moderate Islamist Ahmad Toameh as its interim premier.
Region: Sudan said it would not work with the new US envoy to Sudan and South Sudan unless he builds on agreements reached by Khartoum and Juba. (Xinhua)
Cote d’Ivoire: Unidentified gunmen killed three security officers in the administrative capital of Yamoussoukro. (AFP)
Egypt: A judge ordered a media blackout for the next stage of the retrial of former President Mubarak. (BBC)
Brazil: Top advisors to President Rousseff are pushing for the cancellation of next month’s state visit to the US . (Reuters)
Colombia: The country’s navy seized 1.4 tons of cocaine from a ship at a port on the Caribbean island of San Andres. (Xinhua)
Venezuela: A radio station in the southern state of Amazonas was shut down for allegedly calling for rebellion against the government. (EFE)
Region: Chinese President Xi inked a deal to construct a gas pipeline through Tajikistan. (AFP)
Cambodia: The country’s opposition began a massive protest in Phnom Penh against the ruling party’s allegedly rigged 28JUL election victory. (Xinhua)
India: The country successfully tested an ested an intercontinental nuclear-capable ballistic missile. (Reuters)
Japan: The country’s last remaining atomic power plant will be shut down for inspections, again leaving Japan without any nuclear power generation. (AFP)
Region: Kosovo lifted a ban on imports from Macedonia, alleviating a trade dispute between the two countries. (AFP)
Italy: EU Commission President Barroso warned Italy against further political crisis, suggesting that it could harm its chance for economic recovery. (DPA)
Iraq: The head of Baghdad’s provincial council escaped an assassination attempt after a car bomb hit his convoy. (AFP)
Yemen: Saboteurs again blew up an oil pipeline in Marib province, this time halting the flow of crude to the Red Sea coast. (AFP)
Yemen: AQAP confirmed that senior member Qaeed al-Dhahab was killed in a US drone strike in August. (AFP)
TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
Iran: Hackers infiltrated the Facebook page of the country’s foreign minister and posted comments referring to the 2009 election. (AP)
Cyclones: Tropical Storm 16W (Man-yi)
Location: 400 NM SW of Yokosuka, Japan
Movement: NW at 17.2 mph
Winds: 63.2 mph
Hurricanes: Hurricane Ingrid
Location: 160 miles E of Tampico, Mexico
Movement: NW at 7 mph
Winds: 85 mph
Tropical Storm 13E (Manuel)
Location: 40 miles W of Manzanillo, Mexico
Movement: NNW at 8 mph
Winds: 70 mph
Earthquakes: Nothing to report
Volcanoes: Karo district, Sumatra
Eruption has caused thousands of local villagers to flee. (AFP)
Global Disease Outbreaks:
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (16SEP)
Global: IAEA General Conference begins in Vienna (to 20SEP).
Africa: Namibia will hold the 11th Conference of the Parties (COP 11), a United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) initiative that has 195 members who meet every two years (to 27SEP).
Afghanistan: Candidate nominations open for 2014 presidential election (to 06OCT).
Bangladesh: Court expected to hear corruption charges against opposition leader and ex-prime minister Khaleda Zia.
Korea, North: The Kaesong industrial park will resume operations after a trial period.
Lebanon: Anniversary of the Beirut massacre – 1982.
Mexico: Independence Day – 1810.
Malaysia: Malaysia Day, commemorates the day when Sabah and Sarawak joined the peninsula to make up Malaysia – 1963.
Russia: FM Lavrov and Egyptian FM Fahmy will meet in Moscow to discuss the situation in Egypt and in the Middle East, focusing on Syria.
Rwanda: Parliamentary elections.
Turkey: Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif will visit turkey for talks on bilateral relations (to 18SEP)
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