HAITI: Advocates for Haitian victims of a cholera outbreak that killed over 8,000plan to sue the United Nations in federal court in Manhattan today. The epidemic, which left more than 650,000 sick, began with contaminated sewage from the UN peacekeeping force barracks entering communities of displaced Haitians after the country’s devastating 2010 earthquake.
UNITED STATES: President Barack Obama is summoning lawmakers to the White House for a series of meetings over the government’s financial crisis as short-term borrowing from global markets yesterday became twice as expensive for the Treasury Department.
EGYPT: The Obama administration has widely announced that it’s suspending military and some nonmilitary aid to Egypt—but it hasn’t told the Egyptians directly yet.
Egyptian security forces failed to protect Coptic Christian communities in a wave of recent attacks, says a detailed report released by Amnesty International today.
PAKISTAN: Malala Yousafzai is under a new death threat from the Taliban, as she marks the one-year anniversary since Taliban gunmen boarded a bus she was riding home from school and shot her in the head. The now 16-year-old’s book, I Am Malala, came out on Tuesday.
SYRIA:Government forces have reopened a road that was “life and death for the future of the regime in Aleppo.”
SINGER BOB DYLAN embarks on a 33-date tour of Europe starting in Oslo today and ending at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 28.