President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit New York and New Jersey this week to assess the damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane IDA. The system made landfall in Louisiana last Sunday but moved up the east coast, causing tornadoes, fatalities, and leaving millions without electricity.
Prayuth Chan-Ocha, Thai Prime Minister, survives a no-confidence vote in parliament on Saturday over his handling of the coronavirus. Members of the pro-democracy movement have vowed to raise the stakes by using protests to express their dissatisfaction.
Domestic flights in Afghanistan have restarted after being suspended since the Taliban took over the country. Ariana Afghan Airlines restarted service this weekend between Kabul and three cities: Herat in the west, Mazar I Sharif in the north, and Kandahar in the south. A team of Qatari and Turkish technicians has arrived in Kabul to help restore operations at the airport, which the UN says is essential to providing humanitarian assistance to the country.