The insurgent group declared Monday a 'day of victory' marking one year since the West withdrew from Afghanistan.
House Democrats unanimously passed the Inflation Reduction Act, marking another legislative achievement under the Biden administration.
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.
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.
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.
Former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani said the Afghan government was not included in the peace process talks between the US under the Trump administration and the Taliban.
The bloc's ambassador to the Pacific Islands said the EU is looking to become an economic and strategic partner in the region.
NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance was prepared to step up peacekeeping troops in the region should tensions continue between Kosovo and Serbia.
Ukraine and Russian-installed officials in occupied parts have traded accusations over the shelling near the Zaporizhzhia facility.
Marking the anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation, President Yoon Suk-yeol urged both countries to overcome historical disputes.
North Korea reportedly launched two cruise missiles from its western area of Onchon this week, according to the South Korean military.
The French foreign ministry condemned the six-year prison sentence given to ousted Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi by the military court.
The German prosecutor-general's office confirmed reports that it dismissed a legal complaint against Scholz.
21 were killed and 33 were wounded when a bomb exploded during evening prayers at a mosque in Kabul.
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 European Parliament will be cooperating with Greek authorities in its probe into the spying of Greek EU lawmaker and opposition party member Nikos Androulakis.
Joe Biden considering executive action to increase access, funds for abortion
US President Joe Biden joined most congressional Democrats in condemning the leaked draft opinion ruling by the Supreme Court to strike down the 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion decision. Following the public outrage that came from the leaked draft, Biden is reportedly considering taking executive action on the key issue.
According to Reuters, officials and sources familiar with the matter said that Biden is considering using his executive powers to increase access and funds for women seeking abortions should the Supreme Court finalize its vote to strike down Roe v. Wade. This followed the leaked draft that was published on Politico last week.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Tuesday that Biden has directed the White House Gender Policy, the Health and Human Services Department, and the White House Counsel’s Office to put together a proposal to protect women’s rights.
“It may not all be executive orders…a lot of this is ensuring that we have increased access and funding so that women who are living in the states, if Roe were to be overturned, would be able to have expanded access and capabilities and some of that could be from the Department of Justice,” said Psaki.
A source told Reuters that the steps that are in consideration are asking federal agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration to do more. The CDC and the Surgeon General’s Office may also be tapped to release a report noting the mental, emotional, and physical impact on women who are unable to access reproductive healthcare.
When it comes to the DOJ, discussions involve the agency’s preparedness to defend doctors, pharmacists, and institutions that provide abortions and provide abortion medication from criminal cases or lawsuits.
In other related news, a new recording was released by New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns in light of their new book, revealing South Carolina GOP Senator and staunch Trump ally Lindsey Graham privately saying that Biden is the best person to lead the country. Graham made the comments shortly after the January 6 insurrection, and the recording was played on CNN.
Graham was asked in the recording if he thinks Biden could help the country come together again, to which he said, “Totally.”
“He’ll maybe be the best person to have. I mean, how mad can you get at Joe Biden?” said Graham.