The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Saudi Arrests, Australia’s Refugees and a Resignation

    Know This: At least 11 princes have been arrested in Saudi Arabia, in what’s being seen as a move to consolidate the power of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. New Zealand has renewed its offer to take in some of the refugees detained by Australia at its decommissioned Manus Island facility, but Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has refused. And Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has unexpectedly resigned, saying he fears assassination.

    Remember This Name: Monkeypox. That’s one of the incurable diseases CDC scientists are currently tracking, hoping to keep this cousin of smallpox — which kills about 10 percent of those infected — from spreading across the globe after a flare-up in Africa this year. 

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