* China and the European Union (EU) should continue to maintain an "open attitude" and "reject protectionism", Chinese state media said on Monday, citing Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
* Ukraine plans to sue Poland, Hungary and Slovakia over bans on Ukrainian agricultural products, Agriculture Minister Mykola Solsky said on Monday.
* A Turkish drone strike in northern Iraq on Sunday killed a senior member and three militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), the Counter-Terrorism Service of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region said in a statement.
* The United States imported a record amount of Russian fertilizers worth 944 million USD from January to July, local media reported on Sunday.
* Russia's Gazprom GAZP.MM said it would send 41.5 million cubic metres of gas to Europe via Ukraine on Monday, in line with recent days.
* The non-oil domestic exports (NODX) in Singapore declined by 20.1 percent year on year, marking a contraction for the 11th straight month, government agency Enterprise Singapore announced Monday.
* The Bangladeshi government has planned to reduce the consumption of hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs, a super-pollutant with huge global warming impacts, by 67.5 percent by 2025.
* Iranian intelligence forces have seized a large batch of contraband American arms and equipment from a vessel upon its entry into the country's southern waters, the country's Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday.
* The Somali National Army killed more than 30 al-Shabab fighters on Saturday evening in operations in central Somalia.
* The Tunisian security authorities launched a security campaign in the southeastern province of Sfax to stop the illegal immigration waves, Tunisian media reported on Saturday.
* Iran will not give up its share of the Arash gas field, which is located in a neutral maritime zone between Iran, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia, Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji said on Sunday.
* China's National Meteorological Center on Monday renewed a blue alert for rainstorms, as heavy downpours are expected to lash parts of the country.
* A spring heat wave across large parts of Australia's southeast, including Sydney, will intensify on Monday, the weather bureau said, with temperatures expected to peak up to 16 degrees Celsius (60 Fahrenheit) above the September average.
* Storm Nigel has strengthened into a hurricane and could intensify on Tuesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center, said on Monday.