AFRICA: Kenyan police arrested two terror suspects as security agencies intensify surveillance over impending attacks in the coastal city of Mombasa.
AMERICAS: Mexican authorities have arrested the brother-in-law of drug baron Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who helped in his jailbreak, and a pilot accused of flying him out of town.
ASIA: Two Chinese diplomats being held in Indonesia over a gun attack that killed two colleagues had immunity and will be sent back to China.
EUROPE: More than 12,600 migrants arrived in Slovenia over a 24-hour period, surpassing Hungary at the height of the crisis in September.
MIDDLE EAST: A major increase in violence by the Islamic State group saw over 1,000 attacks and nearly 3,000 deaths worldwide in the past three months.
TECHNOLOGY: The CIA condemned the hacking of director John Brennan’s personal email account, saying so far there was “no indication” any classified information was released.
Israel & the Palestinian Territories: US Secretary Kerry & Israeli PM Netanyahu meet to discuss recent wave of violence.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu called for an immediate end to incitement blamed for a recent deadly wave of Palestinian attacks against Israelis.
Israeli police shot two Palestinians who stabbed a resident of a town near Jerusalem, in a wave of violence that was the focus of talks later in the day between US Secretary of State John Kerry and PM Benjamin Netanyahu.
Mr. Kerry and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned this week that the crisis could spiral into a full-blown conflict if the violence is not halted.
Expectations are low that Kerry will be able to accomplish much, with alarm growing about the spreading violence related to the status of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, a site that is holy to Jews and Muslims.
Netanyahu said Israel is committed to keeping the status quo at the site, where Jews are allowed to visit but not pray.
Suspected Cases as of 21OCT: 573,708 (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, Spain, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States, US Virgin Islands, and Venezuela.)
Confirmed Cases: 23,875
Deaths as of 21OCT: 63 (Colombia, Puerto Rico, Martinique, Grenada, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Dominican Republic)
Cases as of 21OCT: 1595 (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, The Philippines, Germany, China, South Korea, and the US)
Deaths as of 21OCT: 571 (Saudi Arabia, France, Qatar, United Kingdom, UAE, Oman, South Korea)