- As Ramadan ends, there are reports that at least seven people were killed by Syrian government forces yesterday, most in the town of Daraa.
- A suspected North Korean cyber attack on a South Korean bank further complicates diplomacy between the two de facto countries.
- The Libyan rebels (If they are the recognized government, are their forces still rebels?) are amassing outside the city of Sirte, Qaddafi's hometown, preparing to take the city is peace negotiations with the city's elders fail.
- Members of the ANC youth movement clashed with police in Johannesburg, South Africa today protesting the party's disciplinary action against Julius Malema.
- House Republicans will introduce a bill that would change the way the UN is funded, giving Congress a la carte authority to pick programs they would like to support. If passed, the bill would immediately stop funding assistance to Palestinian refugees.
- The administration has distributed a guide to commemorating the 9/11 attacks(NYT) both here and at U.S. posts aboard.
- President Obama is working to finalize his jobs plan to be announced shortly after Labor Day.
- If we have President Perry we won't have any stimulus spending, according to now-Gov. Perry. "No.1 is don't spend all the money," though comments like this make your editor question if Gov. Perry has any idea what he's talking about.