The Swedish government has agreed to extradite a Turkish national wanted for bank card fraud as part of its agreement with Turkey over NATO.
Ukraine and Russian-installed officials in occupied parts have traded accusations over the shelling near the Zaporizhzhia facility.
Taiwan's foreign ministry expressed its thanks to the US for maintaining peace and security in the Taiwan Strait amidst tensions with China.
The former adviser to ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Sean Turnell, pleaded not guilty to the charges of violating the state secrets law.
Ukraine's Brigadier General said Russian forces have increased air strikes on Ukrainian military positions and infrastructure as Ukrainian troops send reinforcements to Pisky.
Former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani said the Afghan government was not included in the peace process talks between the US under the Trump administration and the Taliban.
Populist Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr called on the judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week.
In what would be her first visit to Japan as vice president, Kamala Harris will be attending the state funeral of former PM Shinzo Abe in September.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss reiterated the G7 stance that China resolve disputes around Taiwan peacefully.
North Korea criticized UN chief Antonio Guterres' support for its denuclearization, calling the comments biased.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
Iran's foreign ministry said Rushdie was deserving of the condemnation and no one has the right to accuse Tehran of the stabbing of the novelist.
Kim claimed "victory" over the pandemic as his sister, Kim Yo-jong, blamed the outbreak from the leaflets sent across the border from South Korea.
Johnson spoke to his UAE counterpart where they spoke about the importance of cooperation between the two countries especially surrounding Ukraine and other global issues.
Afghanistan: Blast at Kabul high school kills six, officials say
Afghanistan has suffered another domestic attack in recent weeks as a high school in the western part of the capital Kabul was hit. Afghan officials said that six people were killed in the blasts and many were injured.
Reuters reports a high school in western Kabul suffered three explosions, with officials saying that six people were killed from the blasts and a number of students were injured. Kabul’s commander spokesperson Khalid Zadran said that there were casualties among the predominantly Shia Hazara Muslim community that reside in the area. Zadran later said that 11 people were injured aside from the six fatalities.
The head of a hospital’s nursing department said that around four people were killed and 14 were injured from the blasts. Another hospital said that it received four dead bodies and 10 teenagers that were wounded from the explosions. An official familiar with the matter said that the explosives were hidden in backpacks and were detonated within the school gates.
The area is home to members of the Shia Hazara Muslim community, a frequent target by Sunni Muslim militant groups, including the Taliban’s rival, the Islamic State Khorasan group. No one has taken responsibility for the latest attack so far.
The insurgent group that now rules Afghanistan claimed that they have secured the country since retaking control in August last year, at the heels of the West’s withdrawal from the country. However, the concerns still remain regarding the resurgence of militancy in the region.
Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch said that the head of Afghanistan’s Herat Women’s Prison has been missing since October 2021 and has yet to be found to this day, leading to fears that prison director Alia Azizi may have been forced to disappear.
Azizi worked for the previous Western-backed Afghan government but returned to her job even when the Taliban returned to take control of the country. The group then called on the insurgent group to investigate Azizi’s disappearance and release her from custody or at least disclose her whereabouts.
“International law obligates authorities to investigate apparent forced disappearances, prosecute those responsible for violations, and inform the person’s family of their whereabouts,” said Human Rights Watch’s Afghanistan researcher Fereshta Abbasi.