Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the West to impose a blanket travel ban on all Russians for one year.
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.
Pelosi praised the Senate's passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and said she will urge the House to pass the legislation as it is.
Kyiv has called to make the area around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear facility a demilitarized zone as it trades blame with Moscow for shelling the plant.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss reiterated the G7 stance that China resolve disputes around Taiwan peacefully.
In a letter to colleagues, Pelosi said the House will pass the Senate-approved Inflation Reduction Act on Friday.
Biden condemned the murders of four Muslim men in New Mexico as authorities link the killings to hate crimes in the area.
The discussions to revive the nuclear deal resumed Thursday last week, with officials seeing signs of a possible agreement soon.
A bombing in the western district in Kabul led to eight dead and 22 wounded, with Islamic State claiming responsibility.
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.
Taiwanese foreign minister Joseph Wu said China is using its military drills as a game-plan for a potential invasion.
Populist Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr called on the judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week.
Afghanistan: Human rights groups call on UN to impose travel ban on Taliban over treatment of women
There are growing concerns that the Taliban is leaning towards their previous hardline approach to governing when it introduced policies that are increasingly restrictive on Afghan women. Human rights groups are now calling on the United Nations to impose a travel ban on members of the insurgent group over its treatment of women.
The Guardian reports human rights groups are urging the UN to take action on the insurgent group’s increasingly restrictive policies against women in the country. This comes as critics have argued that the policies by Taliban members of women almost essentially being prohibited from leaving the house in Afghanistan should at least be banned from leaving the country.
The UN has already imposed sanctions on the insurgent group, but the UN Security Council is set to debate next week on whether to impose a travel ban on the Taliban’s leading officials as a way to signal that the group’s path towards getting recognized by the international community as Afghanistan’s legitimate government, is blocked as long as it continues to introduce more measures unfavorable to women.
The travel ban expired on June 20 unless it is renewed by the UN and several officials from the US are looking to have it renewed and expanded. As of now, the US has no official stance on the matter.
To note, only 41 members of the Taliban government are targeted by the travel ban following the waiver three years ago to allow 14 members to take part in peace talks.
“It’s a false dichotomy to suggest that ending the travel ban exemption means giving up on the Taliban. It’s time for governments to turn consensus that the Taliban’s actions are unlawful into coordinated actions that show the Taliban that the world is ready to defend the rights of Afghans, particularly women and girls, in meaningful ways,” said Heather Barr of Human Rights Watch.
The insurgent group has released five UK nationals who were detained in Afghanistan after the Taliban and UK officials reached an agreement.
The detainees were released Sunday following meetings between the Taliban-backed Afghan government and British officials, said Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid in a statement.
Mujahid did not disclose why the British nationals were detained or disclose which laws they broke. The statement said they pledged to respect the laws of Afghanistan as well as the traditions and culture of the Afghan people and to never violate such laws again.