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Authorities impose nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 August 11 Bhutan
Authorities extend public health emergency until September 6 Maldives
Government confirms lockdown to be lifted in Port Moresby on August 12 Papua New Guinea
Lockdown measure reimposed in Auckland from August 12 following confirmation of new COVID-19 cases New Zealand
Derecho causes damage throughout Midwest on August 10 United States
Authorities extend COVID-19 restrictions until September 7 Italy
Nationwide curfew extended until August 23 Honduras
Foreign NGO executive shot dead in Quiche department August 10 Guatemala
Military deployed to protect key infrastructure amid continuing anti-government protests August 10 Bolivia
Protest scheduled in Cordoba for Augusts 13 Argentina
Authorities extend curfew and other COVID-19 measures until August 23 Suriname
Demonstrations scheduled to be held on August 13 Cote d'Ivoire
Gendarmerie post and prison attacked in Segou region overnight on August 11 Mali
Protest march scheduled in Bukavu for August 14 Congo (Kinshasa)
Demonstration scheduled to be held in Douala on August 14 Cameroon
State of emergency in Tillaberi region extended to additional prefectures following Koure attack August 11 Niger
Security forces lift road closures in Minsk on August 11 following opposition protests Belarus
Israeli authorities close border crossing with Gaza on August 11 following balloon attacks Palestinian Territories/ West Bank and Gaza Strip
IED attack targets US logistical convoy near Kuwait border crossing August 10 Iraq
Pro-government groups stage demonstration on Socotra August 11 Yemen
IED attack hits logistical convoy in Taji August 11 Iraq
Humanitarian vehicles attacked in Yei County (Central Equatoria) August 10 South Sudan
One round of indirect fire lands in the vicinity of the British Embassy in Baghdad on August 11 Iraq
MIED blast reported in Kabul's PD11 on August 11 Afghanistan
Conservative activists clash with security forces in Lahore August 11 Pakistan
Tornado in Inner Mongolia causes damage and casualties on August 9 China


Cannes officials denounce rumors of shooting on August 10 France
Heavy rainfall over Balochistan province leads to multiple dead August 9 Pakistan
US embassy warns of criminal activity in Ouagadougou's Bangr Weogo Park August 9 Burkina Faso
Security forces deployed in Abidjan on August 10 ahead of planned protests Cote d'Ivoire
Security forces conduct operations in Koure (Tillaberi region) following suspected militant attack August 10 Niger
CODECO rebels attack villages in Djugu district (Ituri province) August 9 Congo (Kinshasa)
Gunmen attack village in Benue state on August 10 Nigeria
New COVID-19 measures introduced August 9 Malawi
Emerging reports of gunshots at Cannes casino August 10 France
Protests reported in Sodo following arrest of zonal leaders on August 9 Ethiopia
Unidentified men set fire to anti-government protest camp in Baghdad on August 9 Iraq
Thousands arrested as police disperse protests in Minsk and Brest following presidential election on August 9 Belarus
Multiple killed in disarmament operation in Tonj area of Warrap state August 8 South Sudan
Protests continue in Sodo (SNNPR) on August 10 following arrest of local officials Ethiopia
Ongoing security incident at Mogadishu prison August 10 Somalia
Anti-government protests scheduled to be held in Bucharest August 10 Romania
Protesters clash with security forces near parliament for third consecutive day August 10 Lebanon
Reports of UVIED detonation in Kabul's Police District 9 on August 10 Afghanistan
IED blast kills several in Chaman (Balochistan) August 10 Pakistan
Thousands gather near Bangkok for anti-government protest on August 10 Thailand
Flooding reported in North Hwanghae and Pyongyang on August 9 North Korea
Indigenous protesters clash with police in Loreto region on August 9 Peru
Protest reported near Ministry of Education in Nazon area of Port-au-Prince August 10 Haiti


Emerging reports of clashes along border with Gaza Strip August 9 Palestinian Territories/ West Bank and Gaza Strip
Anti-government protests held in Jerusalem, other locations nationwide August 8 Israel
Internet service disruptions reported amid voting in presidential election August 9 Belarus
Explosion reported in Konya (Central Anatolia region) August 9 Turkey
IED explosion reported in Wanlaweyn (Lower Shabelle region) August 9 Somalia
IED blast targets US logistical convoy near Nasiriyah (Dhi Qar governorate) August 9 Iraq
COVID-19 state of health emergency extended until August 23 Madagascar
Protesters in Beirut clash with security forces near parliament August 9 Lebanon
Multiple killed during intercommunal violence in Lakes State on August 5 South Sudan
IAF carries out air strike in Gaza Strip following attempted balloon attack on August 9 Palestinian Territories/ West Bank and Gaza Strip
Protesters clash with security forces in Minsk and Brest following presidential election on August 9 Belarus
IED blast kills several in Kabul's PD5 August 9 Afghanistan
Roadside blast kills eight civilians in Arghistan district (Kandahar province) on August 9 Afghanistan
Landslide causes casualties and damage in Kerala state on August 7 India
Gunmen injure soldier in Bacho district (Narathiwat province) August 8 Thailand
Authorities issue warning following death of bubonic plague patient in Bayan Nur (Inner Mongolia autonomous region) August 7 China
Ghazni APPF compound targeted in SVBIED attack August 8 Afghanistan
Authorities extend state of emergency in Nova Scotia until August 23 Canada
Over 3 million cases and 100,000 COVID-19 related deaths confirmed as of August 8 Brazil
Further pro-Gbagbo protests scheduled in Abidjan on August 10 Cote d'Ivoire
Mount Sinabung (North Sumatra province) erupts August 8 Indonesia
Government postpones reopening of border until October 1 Cayman Islands
Authorities reimpose lockdown in Havana August 8 Cuba
Heavy rainfall causes flooding across Trinidad August 8 Trinidad and Tobago
Multiple casualties after shooting in Washington DC on August 9 United States
Flooding causes fatalities on the Island of Evia August 9 Greece
Authorities ban anti-government demonstration in Ouagadougou August 8 Burkina Faso
French nationals killed in suspected militant attack in Koure (Tillaberi region) August 9 Niger
Authorities add regions of Romania and Bulgaria to list of COVID-19 risk areas August 6 Germany
Paris to make face masks compulsory for visitors of outdoor markets and River Seine from August 10 France
Thousands protest in Warsaw August 8 Poland
COVID-19 curfew extended nationwide until August 15 Iraq


Wildfire reported in Cherry Valley (California) August 8 United States
Authorities introduce further COVID-19 restrictions in Preston (Lancashire) August 7 United Kingdom
State of emergency extended in Southside area of Belize City through October 6 Belize
Authorities reintroduce some COVID-19 restrictions in Guam August 7 United States
Authorities relax vehicular restrictions during holiday period August 7-10 Ecuador
Authorities issue forest fire alert in Huila department August 7 Colombia
Gunmen kill 20 in Namoungou (Est region) August 7 Burkina Faso
COVID-19 movement restrictions and curfew to be eased as of August 9 Algeria
Demonstrators to gather in The Hague August 10 Netherlands
Service-delivery protests reported in Tripoli and Al Zawiya August 7 Libya
Arrivals from high-risk areas to undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing from August 8 Germany
Police detain dozens during LGBTQ+ demonstration in Warsaw August 7 Poland
Demonstrators to gather in Mesnil Amelot (Ile-de-France region) August 8 France
Face masks mandatory in public areas as of August 7 Malawi
Anti-COVID-19 restrictions protest planned in Dortmund August 9 Germany
Police arrest suspect following fatal fire at apartment building in Novy Bohumin (Moravian-Silesian region) August 8 Czech Republic
Airstrike kills 20 in Khub Washaf (Al-Jawf governorate) August 6 Yemen
Reports of explosion in Mogadishu August 8 Somalia
SVBIED explosion kills eight in Mogadishu's Warta Nabada district (Banadir region) August 8 Somalia
Police fire tear gas at protesters in Beirut August 8 Lebanon
Police fire tear gas at opposition supporters in Mbale August 8 Uganda
Protesters enter foreign ministry during anti-government protests in Beirut August 8 Lebanon
Ongoing violent unrest kills police officer in Beirut August 8 Lebanon
Authorities declare state of environmental emergency due to oil spill August 7 Mauritius
MIED blast reported in Kabul's PD15 August 8 Afghanistan
Authorities to allow international flights to resume from all airports from August 9 Pakistan
Heavy rainfall forecast for Balochistan province August 7-9 Pakistan
Protesters gather in Bangkok following arrest of activists August 8 Thailand
Death toll rises as widespread flooding continues August 8 South Korea
Authorities suspend domestic flights from August 7 Papua New Guinea
Demonstrations continue in Khabarovsk on August 8 Russia
Protests held in Oaxaca City August 7 Mexico
State of São Paulo postpones easing of some COVID-19 measures August 7 Brazil
Authorities reintroduce some COVID-19 restrictions in Kildare, Laois, and Offaly counties August 7 Ireland
State of emergency commences as of August 7 Belize


Reports of fatality during clashes in Jenin, West Bank August 7 Palestinian Territories/ West Bank and Gaza Strip
Demonstrators to gather in Khartoum August 7 Sudan
Tropical low-pressure system to bring adverse weather nationwide through August 10 Oman
Authorities to lift domestic travel ban August 7 Oman
Authorities extend state of emergency through September 9 Armenia
Hundreds of protesters gather in Spin Boldak (Kandahar province) August 6 Afghanistan
Demonstrators gather in Tashkent August 6 Uzbekistan
Authorities extend lockdown measures in Manipur state until August 15 India
Landslide kills five in Idukki district (Kerala state) August 7 India
Air India flight crashes at Calicut International Airport (Karipur) August 7 India
Ruling party win large majority in parliamentary election August 7 Sri Lanka
Air India Express repatriation flight crash kills 15 at Calicut International Airport (CCJ) August 7 India
Security forces clash with rebels in Rakhine state August 2-3 Myanmar
Authorities to lift ban on travelers arriving from Hubei province from August 10 South Korea
Government reinstates state of emergency August 6 East Timor
Authorities lift global COVID-19 advisory against international travel August 6 United States
Authorities amend list of COVID-19 risk countries August 6 Switzerland
Authorities halt easing of COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings August 6 Denmark
Emergency services continue to respond to fire in Riverside county (California) August 6 United States
Protests continue in Portland (Oregon) August 5-6 United States
Protests held in Iquique, Concepción, Santiago, and Villa Alemana August 6 Chile
Protesters block roads in El Alto against postponement of general election August 6 Bolivia
Flash flood warnings issued due to severe thunderstorm near Wilmington (Delaware) August 7 United States
Authorities to remove Andorra, Belgium, and the Bahamas from safe travel list August 6 United Kingdom
Authorities extend state of emergency until September 10 Morocco
Suspected herdsmen attack communities in Kaduna State August 5-6 Nigeria
Oil companies in Haut-Katanga province strike over fuel prices August 6 Congo (Kinshasa)
Public healthcare employees to protest nationwide August 8 United Kingdom
Magnitude 4.9 earthquake causes damage in Mila province August 7 Algeria
Graduate interns to demonstrate in Lilongwe August 7 Malawi
GNA impose 24-hour curfew August 7-8 Libya
Protesters gather outside Zimbabwean Embassy in Pretoria August 7 South Africa
Demonstrators to gather in Stuttgart August 8 Germany
Tear gas deployed as protesters gather outside Zimbabwean Embassy in Pretoria August 7 South Africa
Authorities reimpose restrictions following spike in COVID-19 cases August 7 Malta
Authorities issue evacuation orders for areas of Mont Blanc August 5 Italy
Police clash with protesters in Beirut August 6 Lebanon
Opposition rallies in Minsk to coincide with presidential election August 9 Belarus
Government and STC forces clash near Zinjibar (Abyan governorate) August 6 Yemen
Anti-government demonstrators plan to gather in Beirut August 8 Lebanon
Flooding and landslides kills multiple across the country as of August 6 Sudan
Police clear anti-government protest camps in Sofia and major cities August 7 Bulgaria


Security forces arrest dozens of protesters in Peñalolén (Santiago Metropolitan region) August 5 Chile
Protesters to gather at hospitals nationwide August 6 Argentina
Authorities introduce nationwide curfew August 5 Gambia
Authorities extend state of emergency to August 24 Guinea-Bissau
Police fire tear gas at protesters in Abidjan August 6 Cote d'Ivoire
Gunmen attack military post in Sandaré (Kayes region) August 4 Mali
Suspected ADF militants kill three in Irumu territory (Ituri province) August 4 Congo (Kinshasa)
Face masks mandatory in public places nationwide August 5 Tunisia
Increased security presence at Edo state House of Assembly in Benin August 6 Nigeria
Mitiga International Airport (MJI) to reopen August 9 Libya
Authorities announce new state of emergency and plans to ease restrictions August 5 Mozambique
Heatwave forecast August 6-12 France
Authorities announce entry requirements for travelers July 29 Zambia
Police deployed to ongoing hostage situation during bank robbery in Le Havre August 6 France
Foreign ministry advises against travel to Spain from August 10 Austria
Authorities halt easing of COVID-19 restrictions and impose further quarantine requirements for selected countries August 6 Norway
Hostage situation ends with no casualties in Le Havre August 6 France
Cabinet declares state of emergency in Beirut August 5 Lebanon
Authorities extend state of emergency in West Bank for 30 days August 4 Palestinian Territories/ West Bank and Gaza Strip
Intercommunal clashes result in fatalities in Garbatulla August 4 Kenya
Al-Shabaab militants kill five soldiers in attack on base near Baidoa (Bay region) August 5 Somalia
Floods from Marib Dam impact Marib-Hadramout highway August 6 Yemen
Demonstrations to be held in Athens and Thessaloniki August 6 Greece
Large fire at market in Ajman causes significant disruption August 5 United Arab Emirates
Demonstration scheduled at gold mining site in Vayots Dzor province August 6 Armenia
Protesters to gather in Tehran August 6 Iran
Blast injures police officers in Zahedan (Sistan and Baluchestan province) August 5 Iran
High profile talks to take place in Kabul August 7-10 Afghanistan
Gunmen target fuel tankers on Baghlan-Samangan highway August 6 Afghanistan
Authorities announce resumption of domestic flights at several airports August 6 Pakistan
Authorities impose curfew in Sonitpur district (Assam state) August 5 India
National Day Parade scheduled for August 9 Singapore
State of emergency declared in Aichi province as of August 6 Japan
Authorities close roads and issue flood alerts due to heavy rains and rising river levels in Seoul August 6 South Korea
Nationwide health sector strike August 7 South Korea
Demonstrators to gather in Brisbane August 8 Australia
Authorities declare two-week nationwide lockdown from August 4 Bahamas
Authorities advise against non-essential travel to Antwerp province August 5 Germany
Authorities extend lockdown in Budgam district (Jammu and Kashmir) until August 10 India
Authorities temporarily suspend repatriation flights from August 7 Samoa
Borders to reopen to international travelers from August 7 Dominica
New York Governor declares state of emergency following tropical storm August 5 United States


Authorities reintroduce lockdown measures in Tangier and Fez August 5 Morocco
Tropical Storm Isaias causes casualties and damage throughout East Coast on August 4 United States
Authorities to resume international flights from August 17 Honduras
Gunmen kill journalist in attack in Iguala August 3 Mexico
Queensland authorities announce border closures with NSW and ACT from August 8 /update 42 Australia
Post-Tropical Cyclone Isaias tracks northward in eastern Quebec August 5 Canada
Authorities reimpose business and movement restrictions in Alto Parana department through August 16 Paraguay
New York City to erect quarantine checkpoints as of August 5 United States
Authorities tighten restrictions August 4 Gambia
Opposition postpone August 6 Conakry rally Guinea
Gunmen carry out fatal attack in Kantchari (Tapoa province) August 3 Burkina Faso
Demonstrators to gather in Tunis August 5 Tunisia
Authorities postpone Phase 4 reopening on August 4 Ireland
Scotland reimposes lockdown restrictions in Aberdeen August 5 United Kingdom
Fatal inter-communal clashes in Kasaï-Central province August 3 Congo (Kinshasa)
Police clash with protesters during anti-government demonstrations in Abuja and Lagos August 5 Nigeria
Authorities ban travel to areas of Spain, France, and Switzerland August 1 Belgium
Thousands evacuated due to wildfire near Martigues (Bouches-du-Rhone department) August 4-5 France
Outdoor face mask use in COVID-19 hotspots to be heightened as of August 10 France
Rocket lands in International Green Zone in Baghdad on August 5 Iraq
Authorities toughen COVID-19 measures following increase in cases on August 4 Turkey
President calls for two-week state of emergency following Beirut explosions on August 4 Lebanon
Security forces use tear gas to disperse protesters in Karak on August 4 Jordan
Authorities announce restrictions for all travelers entering the country August 1 Tanzania
Authorities reopen land borders with UAE, Bahrain, and Kuwait August 5 Saudi Arabia
Omani authorities to ease restrictions from August 8 Oman
Blast injures several in Karachi August 5 Pakistan
Grenade blast injures 39 at rally in Karachi (Sindh province) August 5 Pakistan
Authorities extend social distancing requirements through August 11 Hong Kong
Typhoon Hagupit causes flooding and disruptions to transport in Shanghai August 4-5 China
6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes off Ambrym Island August 5 Vanuatu
Authorities extend State of Emergency until August 31 Tonga
Large political gathering to be held in Kabul on August 7 Afghanistan
Anti-government protest planned in Bamako for August 11 Mali