President Trump has confirmed that he and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet shortly at the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. Speaking at a joint news conference with President Moon Jae-In of South Korea, Mr. Trump said he was looking forward to meeting Chairman Kim. Mr. Moon said he hoped Mr. Trump would go down in history as achieving peace in the Korean peninsula.
Protesters demanding civilian rule in Sudan have appealed for a large-scale demonstration today for the first time since the third of June. That was when security forces violently broke up a protest in the capital Khartoum, killing dozens of civilians. Sudan's military rulers blamed the violence that day on infiltrators among the protesters.
People in Albania will vote today in controversial local elections overshadowed by a severe rift between the country's two most powerful leaders. The president Ilir Meta had ordered the postponement of the polls, saying an opposition boycott meant they would not be democratic. But his decree was rejected by the prime minister Edi Rama.
A big security operation is underway in Hong Kong to discourage renewed anti-China protests in the run-up to Monday's anniversary of the handover of the territory to Chinese rule. Protesters have been demanding the complete withdrawal of proposals to allow extraditions to mainland China.
The Saudi-led coalition against Yemen's Houthi rebels say it's intercepted two drones targeted at Saudi Arabia. In a statement carried by the official Saudi agency, the coalition said one of the drones was heading towards a residential area in the southwestern region of Asir, and the other was bound for Jizan Airport near the Yemeni border.
The Trump administration is to delay implementing a rule that would allow medical workers to refuse to perform procedures on moral or religious grounds. The measure was supposed to take effect in July, but is being put back until November while a court considers a legal challenge.