Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Aug. 1, 2022
Daily briefing on latest global developments
Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments around the world.
- Tensions between Serbia and Kosovo rose ahead of Kosovo’s new law set to come into effect Monday making it mandatory for everyone, including Serbs living in Kosovo, to have a Kosovo ID card and license plate.
- Kosovo’s prime minister blamed the president of Serbia for increased tensions and possible border conflicts between Serbia’s Army and the Kosovar police, decrying planned “fear” and threats in neighboring Serbia.
- Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic called for dialogue to resolve issues with Kosovo following a meeting with the General Staff of the Armed Forces as tensions continued to simmer over alleged conflicts at the Serbian border.
- Kosovo decided to postpone the implementation of a new law set to come into effect Monday making it mandatory for everyone, including Serbs living in Kosovo, to have a Kosovo ID card and license plate.
- Also, Türkiye’s foreign minister held separate phone calls with his Kosovar and Serbian counterparts as tensions between Serbia and Kosovo rise.
- Meanwhile, grain silos at Beirut's blast-hit port partially collapsed four days before the second anniversary of a massive explosion in the Lebanese capital.
- Fresh demonstrations erupted in Sudan to demand the restoration of civilian rule in the country.
- Guatemala's President Alejandro Giammattei escaped unharmed after an armed attack on his entourage in the northwest of the country, local media reported.
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