An Israeli soldier patrolling the Gaza border is wounded by a Palestinian sniper firing from inside Gaza.
Azerbaijan reports that one of its soldiers was killed by an Armenian sniper in Kalbajar District near the Armenia–Azerbaijan border.
Responding to Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's comments that Iran is "open to dialogue with its neighbors", Saudi Arabia's Adel al-Jubeir blames Iran for recent tensions in the Middle East and for attacks on ships and oil facilities; which Iran denies.
The United States sends over 3,000 more US soldiers to the Middle East as tensions with Iran heighten.
Acting United States Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan authorizes the deployment of approximately 1,000 additional U.S. troops to the Middle East region "for defensive purposes to address air, naval and ground-based threats" amid increased tensions with Iran. The move comes four days after two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman incident.
Paris prosecutor François Molins says three jihadist cells, apparently multinational teams with links to the Middle East, Belgium, and possibly Germany, as well as France, staged coordinated attacks at bars, a concert hall, and a soccer stadium, killing 132 people and injuring 350, including around 90 who are in a serious condition.
China arrests two activists on charges of subversion after calling for 'Jasmine' protests similar to those in the Middle East. [https:--web.archive.org-web-20110402151330-http:--www.straitstimes.com-BreakingNews-Asia-Story-STIStory_650626.html ("Straits Times")] [https:--web.archive.org-web-20121013073129-http:--www.sundaytimes.lk-index.php-world-news-5968-china-charges-two-amid-jasmine-crackdown ("Times Online Sri Lanka")] [http:--www.bangkokpost.com-news-asia-229205-china-charges-two-amid-jasmine-crackdown ("Bangkok Post")]date=August 2019
Oil prices reach a two-year high due to uncertainty in the Middle East most notably in Libya.
The Israeli military announces it will charge an army sniper with the killing of two Palestinian women during the Gaza offensive.
Israel rejects call to take part in a conference aimed at achieving a nuclear-arms free Middle East, citing the document agreed to at the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty talks in which Israel was singled out, but which did not mention Iran, widely suspected of having a nuclear-weapons program, or declared nuclear states India and Pakistan, who have not signed the treaty.
Israeli troops kill two Palestinian militants as they attempt to infiltrate into Israel from the Gaza Strip.