EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell welcomed the decision by the Kosovo government to delay the requirement of Serbs in its northern area to register for license plates in the country.
British foreign secretary Truss said the public wants the government to focus on other key issues instead of taxes on foods deemed unhealthy.
Many Afghans were reportedly surprised to know about the strike on the al Qaeda leader, amidst a reluctance to speak out under the Taliban.
The junta charged Japanese journalist Toru Kubota with encouraging dissent against the military and breaching immigration laws.
Counter-demonstrations from pro-Iran parliamentary factions fuel tensions as supporters of Iraqi Shia leader al-Sadr continue their sit-in protests.
Iran's nuclear agency has started adding fuel to its centrifuges amidst a proposal to start a new round of talks in Vienna.
The GCHQ alerted the Conservative Party of cyber hackers potentially changing votes, delaying the start of voting.
Taiwan's defense ministry said it would dispatch the appropriate forces to respond to possible threats in light of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit.
The current chair of the ASEAN bloc said Myanmar would not be represented in the upcoming summit this week, following the junta's decline of the proposal to send a non-political envoy.
The Senate near-unanimously approved the accession of Finland and Sweden into the NATO alliance this week.
The 10-member bloc has expressed frustration with the junta's non-compliance to the peace plan, according to Malaysia's foreign minister.
The negotiations between Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines follows China's military drills near the island.
The UK defense ministry said in an intelligence update that Russian forces are still focusing their tactical assault in the Bakhmut area of eastern Ukraine.
The regional governor said Ukrainian forces successfully recaptured 53 villages in the Russian-occupied Kherson region.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with her South Korean counterpart, pledging to support deterrence and denuclearization in North Korea.
Afghanistan: Taliban returns to hardline policy in ordering Afghan women to cover faces in public
The Taliban is looking to seek international recognition as the international community demands that the insurgent group ensure equal rights for Afghan men and women. However, the insurgent group returned to a hardline policy as the Taliban ordered Afghan women to keep their faces covered in public.
Reuters reports the Taliban has returned to a policy that harkens back to their hardline rule Saturday as it ordered women to cover their faces when in public. The group’s supreme leader, Haibatullah Akhunzada, issued a decree that if an Afghan woman did not cover her face outside the house, her father or closest male relative would be punished through either prison time or dismissal from state jobs.
“We call on the world to co-operate with the Islamic Emirate and the people of Afghanistan…Don’t bother us. Don’t bring more pressure, because history is witness, Afghans won’t be affected by pressure,” the minister for Afghanistan’s ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice Mohammad Khalid Hanafi said during a news conference.
The insurgent group said that the ideal face covering was the blue burqa, referencing the garment that women were obligated to wear during the Taliban’s hardline rule from 1996 to 2001. To note, most women in Afghanistan wear a headscarf for religious reasons, but in other areas, such as the capital Kabul, most women do not cover their faces.
The UN’s Mission to Afghanistan issued a statement Saturday saying that it would seek a meeting with the Taliban over the issue, saying that it would also consult with others in the international community on the order’s implications.
Afghanistan continues to face domestic terror attacks as back in April. Bombings occurred in two passenger vans that were carrying Shi’ite Muslims in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif, killing at least nine people, according to an official.
The blasts followed an explosion at the Shi’ite mosque in the city the week prior, killing 11 people as the country tackles a rise in attacks by Islamic State militants following the West’s withdrawal from the country in August last year. The group has since claimed responsibility for the attack.