AFRICA: Botswanan President Mokgweetsi Masisi has stated that the country’s general elections will happen on Oct. 23.
AMERICAS: Hurricane Dorian is heading towards Florida with 140-mph winds
ASIA: Taliban forces invaded the northern city of Kunduz on Saturday, both Afghan and Taliban officials confirmed. This is despite the United States and the hardline Islamist group working to finalize a deal for the withdrawal of American troops
EUROPE: Opposition activists are poised for confrontation with Moscow police as they vowed to hold a rally in the Russian capital despite not having authorization.
MIDDLE EAST: A senior Iranian official said the United States had shown flexibility on the licensing of Iranian oil sales and this was proof that Washington’s “maximum pressure” policy against the country is no longer working.
TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS: Telegram, a popular an encrypted messaging app, will let users cloak their telephone numbers to safeguard Hong Kong protesters.
Hong Kong: Protests continue despite the arrest of pro-democracy leaders
Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong continued for the 13th straight weekend.
The police fired tear gas at protesters at an unauthorized protest near a police headquarters.
In response to protesters attempting to knock down barriers near parliament, police have used a water cannon to stop a run on the parliament building.
Botswana: President Mokgweetsi Masisi has stated that the country’s general elections will happen on Oct. 23. (Xinhua)
Nigeria: Eight soldiers were killed in an attack by jihadists in Borno state, according to two military sources. (AFP)
Tunisia: Interim president, Mohamed Ennaceur, has decided to extend the state of emergency to the end of this year. (Xinhua)
Chile: President Sebastian Pinera is sending four additional aircraft to help control forest fires in the Amazon. (Xinhua)
Colombia: Nine dissidents formerly of the (FARC), including a commander, were killed in a bombing raid in the South according to President Ivan Duque. (Reuters)
United States: Hurricane Dorian is heading towards Florida with140-mph winds. (Reuters)
Afghanistan: Taliban forces invaded the northern city of Kunduz on Saturday, officials on both sides confirmed. (Reuters)
Japan: The military asked for an eighth straight annual increase in spending to help pay for US-made interceptor missiles, stealth fighters, and to counter threats from North Korea and China. (Reuters)
North Korea: A high ranking official notes that expectations for talks with U.S. are fading. (YNA)
Russia: Opposition activists are poised for confrontation with Moscow police as they vowed to hold a rally in the capital despite not having authorization. (RFE)
United Kingdom: Protesters opposed to Brexit have announced more than 30 events across the nation this weekend to protest the suspension of parliament. ( Telegraph)
United Kingdom: Finance minister Sajid Javid noted that he had a “fantastic” relationship with Boris Johnson after reports that he had a heated argument with the prime minister after the firing of one of his aides. (Reuters)
Iraq: Abu-Qatada, a local leader of Islamic State (IS), and his aide were killed by the eastern province of Diyala vy a military operation. (Xinhua)
Iran: An official has tweeted at President Donald Trump over a possible rocket failure, showing an image of him standing near a undamaged satellite that was supposed to head to space. (WP)
Iran: A senior official said the United States had shown flexibility on the licensing of oil sales and this was proof that Washington’s “maximum pressure” policy against the country is no longer working. (NYT)
TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
Communications: Telegram, a popular an encrypted messaging app, will let users cloak their telephone numbers to safeguard Hong Kong protesters. (NYT)