AFRICA: The Egyptian government requested $4.8 billion loan from the IMF.
AMERICAS: Ecuador called on the UK to retract a threat to arrest Julian Assange.
ASIA: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will reportedly attend the NAM meeting in Tehran on Sunday, his first state visit.
EUROPE: Greek PM Samaras called for more time for the country to implement reforms and austerity measures.
MIDDLE EAST: In northern Lebanon, the death toll from clashes between Sunnis and Alawites rose to at least 10.
TECHNOLOGY: Jury deliberations will begin Wednesday in the patent case between Apple and Samsung.
Syria: Deputy PM in Russia hints at negotiated exit for Assad, fighting continues in Aleppo, Russia reported confident Syria not to cross “red line”
During a visit to Russia, Deputy PM Jamil stated the government was prepared to discuss the exit of President Assad but it could not be a precondition for talks.
Rebel groups claimed to have made gains in Aleppo as heavy fighting continued.
The Russian foreign ministry was reported to be confident the Syrian government will not use chemical weapons, a day after US President Obama issued a warning that the use of such weapons would constitute a “red line” for intervention.