AFRICA: Algeria’s richest man Issad Rebrab was detained in jail on the public prosecutor’s orders, state media reported a day after his arrest as part of a corruption probe.
AMERICAS: Mexican police and immigration agents detained hundreds of Central American migrants in the largest single raid on a migrant caravan since the groups started moving through the country last year.
AFRICA: The UN health agency says ongoing clashes between rival militias for control of the Libyan capital Tripoli have killed at least 121 people and wounded 561 more.
AMERICAS: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks with Paraguay’s President Mario Abdo Benitez as part of a four-nation tour of Latin American allies focusing heavily on Venezuela and countering China’s economic reach.
AFRICA: Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced a delay to next month’s presidential election and bowed to unprecedented public protests and promised not to seek a fifth term.
AMERICAS: Venezuela’s National Assembly declared a “state of alarm” to pave the way for the delivery of international aid, 250 tons of which has been stuck for a month at the borders with Colombia and Brazil.