An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on the stories we're following on Monday:
Yemen conference - A conference to discuss Yemeni development is taking place in London. In the light of the events of the past few days, security in the country and the threat it poses to the rest of the world will be top of the agenda.
Ivory Coast election - The outcome of¬†Ivory Coast's election on Sunday¬†is not expected until Tuesday.¬†The world's largest cocoa producer has been due to hold an election since 2005 when President Laurent Gbagbo's term ended. An election date has been set and missed six times already, with the voter list and rebel disarmament the main bones of contention.
Khordorkosky trial - Mikhail Khodorkovsky, accused of embezzlement charges relating to his period at the helm of Russian oil giant Yukos, will make his closing statement in a Moscow.¬† The judge then may take as long as two months to issue a verdict. Prosecutors have requested a 14-year sentence for Khodorkovsky, who was once Russia's wealthiest man, and is scheduled for release next year on a previous conviction relating to Yukos.
Egypt harassment - Nine out of 10 foreign women living in Egypt report have been sexually harassed, and 80 percent of Egyptian women say they have been sexually harassed. We talk to one of the creators of HARASSMAP, due to go online in December. We also speak with the head of the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights. ¬†Ben Wedeman reports.
Alcohol damage - Alcohol ranks "most harmful" among a list of 20 drugs - beating out crack and heroin - according to study results released by a British medical journal. A panel of experts weighed the physical, psychological, and social problems caused by the drugs and determined that alcohol was the most harmful overall, according to an article on the study released by The Lancet Sunday.
Medvedev visits Kuril Islands - Russia's president visited the disputed Kuril Islands on Monday, over Japanese protest, Russian state media said. The Japanese government, which had urged against the visit, quickly responded after the trip. Prime Minister Naoto Kan called it "extremely deplorable," according to the Kyodo news agency.