AFRICA: An offensive by eastern Libyan forces against Tripoli stalled in the face of strong resistance on the southern outskirts, and the internationally recognized government said it had taken almost 200 prisoners.
AMERICAS: South Korean President Moon Jae-in met with Donald Trump at the White House for talks on how to proceed after the nuclear summit between the US president and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
AFRICA: Thousands of protesters have clashed with security forces in the Sudanese capital Khartoum in a huge demonstration against president Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year rule, witnesses said.
AMERICAS: The Venezuelan government categorically rejected the unilateral measures imposed by the United States on the South American country’s petroleum industry and warned it would respond through “corresponding legal channels.”
ASIA: Pakistan has “reliable intelligence” that India will attack again this month, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said, as tension over a February standoff between the two nuclear-armed neighbours had appeared to ease.
AFRICA: Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will hand over power to a democratically elected successor after a new constitution is approved and a national conference is held, Deputy Prime Minister Ramtane Lamamra said.
AMERICAS: The UN human rights chief stepped up her criticism of US sanctions against Venezuela’s government, a day after President Donald Trump warned Washington could still impose “tougher” measures.