AFRICA: The Obama administration is seeking an additional $32 million to train African troops to fight islamic extremists.
AMERICAS: US Customs and Border Protection agents in New Mexico seized six tons of marijuana in one of the agency’s largest drug busts ever.
ASIA: Clashes in Pakistan between two Islamic militant groups near the Afghan border have killed at least 24 people.
EUROPE: Russian PM Medvedev defended Russia’s decision to pass tit-for-tat legislation targeting the US.
MIDDLE EAST: An Iranian government official said Iran would consider any attack on Syria an attack on Iran.
TECHNOLOGY: The hacktivist group Anonymous hacked the US federal sentencing website, using the page to make a declaration of “war” on the U.S. government.
Egypt: Troops deployed to quell violent protests in Port Said and Suez.
The army deployed troops and armoured vehicles in Suez after deadly clashes between police and anti-government protesters.
President Morsi appealed for calm after at least seven people were killed in violence on the second anniversary of the revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak.
Egyptian security officials said a senior police officer and a policeman were killed in Port Said after a judge sentenced 21 people to death in connection to one of the world’s deadliest incidents of soccer violence.
At least 75 people were wounded in violence outside the prison in Port Said.