2019 Guatemalan general election

Conservative Alejandro Giammattei is elected in the second round of the presidential election and will take office in January 2020.

Alejandro Giammattei wins a clear victory to become president of Guatemala at his fourth attempt.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israeli riot police clash with Palestinians at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Temple Mount site in East Jerusalem. With holidays coincidentally falling on the same day (11 August) this year for both Judaism and Islam, some Palestinians began protesting the admittance of Jewish visitors to the site, despite a longstanding agreement barring Jewish visitors. Following the agreement, the Al-Aqsa police barred Jews from the site. Israeli forces then fired rubber bullets and tear gas at people inside. The Jews were then admitted, which caused further tensions on both sides of the dispute.

Israeli police fire tear gas and rubber bullets to clear worshippers from flashpoint site in occupied East Jerusalem.

Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen

Saudi coalition forces intervene in Aden. The Southern Transitional Council says it will not "negotiate under duress" with their coalition partners.

The Saudi-led coalition intervened in Aden on Sunday in support of the Yemeni go...