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.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss reiterated the G7 stance that China resolve disputes around Taiwan peacefully.
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.
Populist Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr called on the judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week.
Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah has called on the ASEAN countries to also engage with the junta's rivals, including the shadow government.
In her meeting with a delegation of US lawmakers, President Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan remains committed to a stable Taiwan Strait.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned that Russian soldiers who attempt to attack from the facility or attack the facility would become targets of Ukrainian forces.
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.
G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia to return complete control of the Zaporizhzhia power plant to Ukraine.
The Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council said it has no authority to dissolve parliament and cannot interfere in legislative and executive decisions.
In a letter to colleagues, Pelosi said the House will pass the Senate-approved Inflation Reduction Act on Friday.
Marking the anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation, President Yoon Suk-yeol urged both countries to overcome historical disputes.
Taiwan's foreign ministry expressed its thanks to the US for maintaining peace and security in the Taiwan Strait amidst tensions with China.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
The Latvian parliament voted on a resolution to designate Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and urged the West to impose tougher sanctions.
Donald Trump investigation: Ex-federal prosecutor says ex-POTUS may be charged with obstruction if DOJ 'seriously' pursues probe
Many are expressing frustration towards the Justice Department for the lack of signs that would indicate ongoing investigations, especially regarding former President Donald Trump. A former federal prosecutor said that the former president may be charged with the most obvious offenses if the Justice Department is "seriously" pursuing a probe.
Speaking with CNN's Chris Cilizza, former federal prosecutor Elie Honig expressed skepticism on whether the Justice Department is actively investigating Trump and his attempts to overturn the 2020 elections, with the agency remaining silent on the ongoing probes. Honig explained that the DOJ usually does not wait for Congress to take any action as they will likely tell Congress to step back while they take the lead.
Honig noted the fact that the agency has not asked Congress to step back, citing Rep. Adam Schiff's confirmation, suggests that the DOJ is not seriously investigating the former president and his allies. However, Honig added that he may be wrong, but suggested that Trump has a more serious threat coming from the probes in Georgia with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis related to election fraud.
"I see potential charges for obstruction of an official proceeding (here, the counting of electoral votes by Congress), and conspiracy to deprive the United States of a fair election. The focus here would be on the effort to steal the election by fraud and coercion leading up to January 6 – pressuring local officials, the fake electors' scheme, weaponizing DOJ, and pressuring Mike Pence to illegally discard certain electoral votes," Honig explained, adding that the congressional committee is doing its job but at the mercy of the DOJ.
Meanwhile, Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson, who chairs the congressional committee, said that the newly released visitor logs of the Trump White House by the National Archives has proven to be very useful to the committee's probe.
This follows President Joe Biden's order to the National Archives to turn over Trump White House visitor logs to the committee, having already waived the former president's claims of executive privilege. Speaking with reporters, Thompson called the records obtained by the committee to be "very fruitful."