Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Washington opposes any effort to unilaterally change the status quo on Taiwan and that the US policy has not changed.
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 GCHQ alerted the Conservative Party of cyber hackers potentially changing votes, delaying the start of voting.
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Former German Chancellor and friend to Vladimir Putin, Gerhard Schroeder said Moscow wants a "negotiated solution" to the war, with the possibility of a ceasefire.
Iran's nuclear agency has started adding fuel to its centrifuges amidst a proposal to start a new round of talks in Vienna.
The Taliban's envoy to the UN said the insurgent group was not aware that Ayman al Zawahiri was residing in Kabul.
DHS Inspector General Joseph Cuffari, who was implicated in the ongoing Jan. 6 probe, was revealed to have violated ethics rules in his previous government post.
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.
Counter-demonstrations from pro-Iran parliamentary factions fuel tensions as supporters of Iraqi Shia leader al-Sadr continue their sit-in protests.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with her South Korean counterpart, pledging to support deterrence and denuclearization in North Korea.
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.
Iran: IRGC strikes 'terrorist positions' in Erbil
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran carried out a strike this week in an area of the neighboring country Iraq. The IRGC reportedly shelled areas in Erbil, citing that there were bases of terrorists in the area.
The semi-official Tasnim news outlet reported that the IRGC opened fire on the northern Kurdish region of Iraq Wednesday. No casualties have been reported so far from the attack. The IRGC website said its ground forces took down an Erbil-based “terrorist team” in Iran the day before, and five members of its team were arrested in Baneh, which is close to the western border that Iran shares with Iraq.
This follows a previous strike by the IRGC back in March, when it launched a ballistic missile at an area in Erbil, claiming that there was an Israeli “strategic center.” The IRGC also warned that any attacks by Israel would be responded to accordingly. The missile launch followed Israel’s killing of two IRGC members in Syria during an air raid.
There were also reports of an Israeli attack on a base in western Iran, reportedly targeting Iranian drones. The reports were unconfirmed. The Iranian foreign ministry at the time said that Tehran will not tolerate attacks from its neighbor.
Back in April, Iraqi foreign minister Fuad Hussein and parliament speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi led delegations to Iran to meet with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian.
This week, Iran has confirmed that the European Union’s representative for the months-long discussions to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, Enrique Mora, is visiting Tehran in an effort to find a compromise to reach an agreement. Mora is the deputy secretary-general of the European External Action Service.
“Considering the EU’s role in exchanging viewpoints between Tehran and Washington, Enrique Mora’s trip to Tehran can be regarded as a new step for constructive negotiations surrounding the few but important remaining issues,” reported Nournews, an outlet that is affiliated with Iran’s Supreme National Security Council.
Among the outstanding issues was the designation of the IRGC to the US Foreign Terrorist Organization list. Tehran has demanded to take the IRGC off the designation.