AFRICA: Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa said the notion of “a community with a shared future” is critical for Africa-China ties.
AMERICAS: The UN’s migration agency says Venezuela is heading for the same refugee “crisis moment” seen in the Mediterranean in 2015.
ASIA: President Donald Trump pulled the plug on his top diplomat’s upcoming trip to North Korea.
EUROPE: Russia accused Syrian rebels of preparing the chemical attack that occurred in Idlib.
MIDDLE EAST: At least 27 people are being held by the Islamic State group in southern Syria
TECHNOLOGY: North Korea plans to hold an international conference on blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.
Afghanistan: A suicide attacker killed at least two people
The attacker detonated explosives near the office of Afghanistan’s election commission in the eastern city of Jalalabad
The latest attack in the war-torn country targeted a protest camp outside the building in Nangarhar province, where a group of people were rallying in support of a candidate disqualified from parliamentary elections due in October.
Provincial governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said that the blast killed two people and wounded four others.
Central African Republic: UN chief condemns the killing of a peacekeeper. (Xinhua)
Uganda: As African leaders head to China for the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) early next month, Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa said the notion of “a community with a shared future” is critical for Africa-China ties.(Xinhua)
Zambia: IMF says talks on possible aid package still on hold (Reuters)
Brazil: More than 700 individuals were arrested in connection with murders of women. (AFP)
Mexico: President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he would continue deploying the army to fight crime, a controversial strategy that has shattered powerful drug cartels but has been accompanied by an explosion of violence. (AFP)
USA: Nearly 100 pounds of cocaine has been seized from a Delaware port. (AP)
Venezuela: The UN’s migration agency says the country is heading for the same refugee “crisis moment” seen in the Mediterranean in 2015. (BBC)
Australia: The country’s new prime minister began his first full day on a phone call with Donald Trump.
Myanmar: Rohingya militants said it acted to “defend” the Muslim group from persecution. (AFP)
North Korea: President Donald Trump pulled the plug on his top diplomat’s upcoming trip — and took a swipe at China over stalled efforts to disarm Kim Jong Un’s regime. (AFP)
Italy: The UN refugee agency is imploring the EU to take responsibility for 150 migrants stranded aboard an Italian coast guard ship. (AP)
Russia: The country accuses Syrian rebels of preparing the chemical attack that occurred in Idlib. (AFP)
Ukraine: President Petro Poroshenko said the army was one of the best in the world and highlighted its role reinforcing NATO’s eastern frontier with Russia. (EFE)
Iran: President Hassan Rouhani urged unity among his citizens to overcome the existing economic problems in the country. (Xinhua)
Palestine: Official accuses Trump of ‘cheap blackmail’ after aid cut. (AP)
Syria: At least 27 hostages are being held by IS in the south, according to HRW. (AFP)
TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
Technology: North Korea plans to hold an international conference on blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies in Pyongyang in October. (Yonhap)