A top Russian official in the annexed Crimea region said the Russian security forces stopped a terrorist cell made up of members of an Islamist group.
House Democrats unanimously passed the Inflation Reduction Act, marking another legislative achievement under the Biden administration.
Taiwan's air force unveiled its most advanced warplane yet, the F-16V that could be equipped with missiles in a nighttime demonstration.
The German prosecutor-general's office confirmed reports that it dismissed a legal complaint against Scholz.
Biden signed the $430 billion legislation tackling inflation, prescription drugs, energy, and climate change passed through party lines.
The Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council said it has no authority to dissolve parliament and cannot interfere in legislative and executive decisions.
The UK defense ministry said in its intelligence update, Russian forces are reorienting its positions in southern Ukraine as separatists continue to bombard the Donbas region.
North Korea reportedly launched two cruise missiles from its western area of Onchon this week, according to the South Korean military.
Energoatom issued a statement saying Russia-based hackers launched a three-hour cyberattack on its website.
In a victory for activists, a high court in Hong Kong overturned a ruling by the lower court that blocked open reporting of pre-trial proceedings of a landmark national security case.
The European Parliament will be cooperating with Greek authorities in its probe into the spying of Greek EU lawmaker and opposition party member Nikos Androulakis.
In her meeting with a delegation of US lawmakers, President Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan remains committed to a stable Taiwan Strait.
Suu Kyi was sentenced to six more years in prison by the junta court, as the court found the ousted leader guilty of four out of six corruption charges.
The bloc's ambassador to the Pacific Islands said the EU is looking to become an economic and strategic partner in the region.
The French foreign ministry condemned the six-year prison sentence given to ousted Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi by the military court.
Afghanistan: US to resume talks with Taliban next week
The international community is still considering how to approach the new government in Afghanistan formed by the Taliban. The US announced that it would resume its talks with the insurgent group next week.
US State Department spokesman Ned Price said Tuesday that the US delegation led by the special envoy for Afghanistan, Tom West, will be reconvening with the insurgent group next week for two weeks of discussions.
Both parties will be discussing national interests such as counterterrorism operations against the Islamic State and Al Qaeda militant groups, humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, the country’s collapsing economy, and safe passage out of Afghanistan for US citizens that still remain along with Afghans who have worked with the US during the nearly 20-year war.
West met with representatives of the Taliban in Pakistan two weeks ago. The first meeting between both sides took place from October 9 to 10 in Doha, Qatar. US diplomats oversaw relations between Afghanistan and the Taliban, as the insurgent group took control of Afghanistan following the US military’s withdrawal.
Last week, West reiterated to the Taliban the conditions of the US in order for them to receive financial and diplomatic support. Combating terrorism, installing an inclusive government, respecting the rights of minorities, women, and girls, and providing equal access to education and employment. West said that the US would continue to engage in dialogue with the Taliban but, for now, will only provide humanitarian aid.
This also follows the letter to US Congress by the Taliban’s acting foreign minister, urging lawmakers to release the country’s reserves that were frozen when the insurgent group took over Afghanistan.
In other related news, NBC News reports that the Taliban has turned the site where the Bamiyan Buddha statues once stood into a tourist attraction. The insurgent group, during their hardline regime in 2001, destroyed the statues. Since regaining control of Afghanistan and looking to present a more moderate image, the insurgent group is running a tourist attraction on the sites where the statues once were.
Tourists can pay $5 to take photos of the holes in the cliff face. Taliban officials man a booth and write out admission tickets for visiting tourists.