Zelenskyy signed the decree that would leave the door for dialogue with Russia but ruled out talks with Vladimir Putin.
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy will still continue as the country's top physician even if he is confirmed to be the US representative to the WHO.
Six EU countries have submitted proposals on further sanctions on Iran over its crackdown on the ongoing protests.
Thousands of Russians that reported for enlistment were sent back as they were deemed unfit for duty, according to the Khabarovsk regional governor.
The Iranian-American national convicted of spying charges was allowed release from prison on a one-week furlough.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Ukraine's reclaiming of Lyman shows that Ukrainian forces are making progress in pushing back Russians.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken held calls with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts, condemning the launch that marked the fifth test in 10 days.
A mosque in Kabul close to the interior ministry compound was targeted in a bombing, killing four and wounding 25.
Ukrainian troops collected the bodies of their fallen comrades but did not initially remove Russian soldiers right away.
Interior minister Suella Braverman is set to propose a ban preventing migrants that cross the Channel to seek asylum.
The opposition Labor Party maintains its lead over the Conservative Party in recent polls, the latest Opinum survey showing a 19-point lead.
A spokesperson for British PM Liz Truss said the UK will continue to scrap EU-era laws by the end of 2023.
Opposition leader Keir Starmer calls for the government to recall parliament and scrap plans for tax breaks.
The agency is looking to the public for a way to better invoke the Defense Production Act to boost power grid reliability.
The death toll has since climbed up to 43 as protesters call for an end to violence against the Hazara community.
Afghanistan: Citizens not aware of US strike on al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri
The United States announced this week that it successfully carried out a drone strike that targeted al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Following the news, many Afghans revealed that they did not know much about the alleged strike, but that it came as a surprise.
Many residents of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul were reluctant to comment on the strike that killed al-Zawahiri, which was announced by US President Joe Biden Tuesday. The reluctance to comment came as there were increasing concerns over their freedom of speech under the Taliban’s leadership.
One citizen, Mohammad Jamal, told Al Jazeera that he hardly had any idea about al-Zawahiri or his killing. Jamal and other residents that the outlet spoke to all said their main focus was on Afghanistan’s economy, which has been struggling since the withdrawal of the West, followed by the insurgent group’s return to power.
Journalists in Kabul also told the outlet that roads leading to the place where al-Zawahiri was killed were blocked, and they were told to turn around when they got closer to the supposed residence. One traffic police officer said that they witnessed journalists trying to get information about the US strike but were not successful.
Afghans overseas, however, were more willing to comment on the killing of the al Qaeda leader the Taliban reportedly hosted in Afghanistan. Afghan-Austrian journalist, Emran Feroz, who tracked drone strikes in Afghanistan and in other countries, said the drone that killed al-Zawahiri may not be a one-off.
Feroz cited the reports of US drone strikes in the last several months above Kabul and that the reports may have turned out to be true.
The Taliban, however, condemned the drone strike that Washington carried out, saying that it was a violation of the Doha agreement made in 2020 and of international principles.
“Such actions are a repetition of the failed experiences of the past 20 years and are against the interests of the US, Afghanistan, and the region,” said Taliban chief spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid in a statement.
While the move may appear to bolster the US capability of addressing threats from Afghanistan without a military presence on the ground, the death of the al Qaeda leader also raised questions on whether al-Zawahiri was given sanctuary by the Taliban when the group took over Afghanistan.
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