An attempt by some Democrat politicians to impeach Trump was blocked in the House of Representatives as fellow Democrats voted against the resolution. The attempt came right after Trump went on a Twitter tirade against four non-white female Congresswomen. The Democrats have said that they will not impeach until they have an ironclad case against the President.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that Kashmir has stripped of its autonomous status in order to free the region from terrorism. Tens of thousands of Indian troops have been deployed in the area in order to head off any potential unrest. The region is still under lockdown and is experiencing a media blackout.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that US intermediate-range missiles will not be deployed in Australia. Officials from the US and Australia held talks in Sydney to discuss how to combat China's growing influence in the Asia-Pacific region. The US has expressed hopes to deploy missiles somewhere in this region.
While giving an interview to an American news channel in Washington, Prime Minister Imran Khan has ruled out the option of nuclear war with India and said that India must abandon its nuclear weapons. When asked about the security of Pakistan's nuclear weapons, he said that the weapons are in safe custody.
According to Iranian state TV, the revolutionary guard corps has seized another foreign tanker in the Persian Gulf. They claimed the tanker was smuggling fuel for some Arab countries and seven sailors have been detained. This is the second time Iran has seized a foreign tanker accused of smuggling fuel.
India's main opposition Congress party has selected former President Sonia Gandhi as interim leader while it searched for a successor to her son Rahul Gandhi. The committee wanted Rahul to continue as leader but he refused after having lost to Modi twice in a row. Sonia Gandhi is one of the most influential leaders in the history of Congress.
BRUSSELS: Members of the European Union Parliament on Friday called for trade and travel sanctions on India over the alarming human rights situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir. According to reports, the Co-Chair of the Friends of Kashmir Group in the EU parliament, Richard Corbett, called for utilizing all possible means to mount pressure on India to ease the military curfew in occupied Kashmir.
A Lebanon parliament speaker lashed out at US sanctions on Hezbollah officials, claiming the sanctions are an attack on Parliament and are thus an attack on the entire country. Hezbollah wields a large amount of influence in Lebanon and the US has declared it a terrorist group. The US targetted politicians who use their position to aid Hezbollah.
The Amnesty International India chapter launched a global campaign to highlight the human cost of over month-long lockdown in occupied Kashmir. The Amnesty said that in response to this indefinite communication blackout, it launched the campaign “Let Kashmir Speak” on 5 September 2019 – which marks a month of the communications blackout – to ask for an immediate lifting of the lockdown.
Billionaire and alleged pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. He was reportedly on suicide watch but the exact circumstances of his death are still unknown. He was placed on suicide watch due to an earlier incident which resulted in him being treated for injuries to his neck.