The Brazilian Senate votes to charge President Jair Bolsonaro over his controversial handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The charges include crimes against humanity, incitement to crime, falsification of documents and the violation of social rights. Brazil's COVID-19 death toll is second only to that of the United States.
Saudi Arabia reopens its border with Qatar, ending the three-year diplomatic crisis. The resolution was brokered by Kuwait and the United States. ([https:--www.nbcnews.com-news-world-saudi-arabia-lifts-blockade-qatar-breakthrough-agreement-eases-gulf-crisis-n1250102 NBC News])
The United Nations General Assembly approves a resolution sponsored by Cuba, Egypt, Kuwait, Morocco, Nicaragua, Oman, Qatar, and Palestine condemning Israeli forces' use of violence against Palestinians. 139 nations voted in favor of the resolution and nine voted against: Australia, Canada, Guatemala, Hungary, Israel, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, and the United States.
Kuwait and France sealed a deal whereby the Gulf nation will upgrade its defense capabilities with $2.8 billion worth of military equipment. Defense experts cite the ongoing conflict in Iraqi Civil War, the June 2015 terror attack claimed by ISIS in Kuwait City, and a reluctance by the U.S. to supply Kuwait as reasons for the deal.
Several countries, including Greece, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United States, announce plans to evacuate citizens from Egypt. Cairo's U.S. embassy schedules flights to so-called safe haven locations in Europe.