AFRICA: The Khalifa Hifter led Libyan National Army says it has taken control areas adjacent to the strategic town of Gharyan, which is located just 62 miles from the country’s capital of Tripoli.
AMERICAS: Brazil rejected an offer of aid from G7 countries to fight the Amazon wildfires, with one official also reportedly stating that French President Emmanuel Macron should take care of “his home and his colonies”.
AFRICA: The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) confirmed its desire to de-escalate the military situation in Libya
AMERICAS: Growing distrust between the United States and China has slowed the once steady flow of Chinese cash into America, with Chinese investment plummeting by nearly 90 percent since President Trump took office
ASIA: The United States said it’s concerned by reports of China’s interference with oil and gas activities in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, where Vietnam accuses Beijing of violating its sovereignty
EUROPE: Britain is looking into a series of options to respond to Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged tanker, junior defense minister Tobias Ellwood said when asked whether London was considering putting sanctions on Tehran
MIDDLE EAST: Iran said that all 23 crew members of the seized British-flagged Stena Impero tanker were “safe and in good health”
TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS: Vice President Mike Pence reiterated the Trump administration goal of returning American astronauts to the moon within the next five years.