The Taliban's envoy to the UN said the insurgent group was not aware that Ayman al Zawahiri was residing in Kabul.
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Counter-demonstrations from pro-Iran parliamentary factions fuel tensions as supporters of Iraqi Shia leader al-Sadr continue their sit-in protests.
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.
The junta charged Japanese journalist Toru Kubota with encouraging dissent against the military and breaching immigration laws.
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.
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.
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.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with her South Korean counterpart, pledging to support deterrence and denuclearization in North Korea.
The regional governor said Ukrainian forces successfully recaptured 53 villages in the Russian-occupied Kherson region.
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 10-member bloc has expressed frustration with the junta's non-compliance to the peace plan, according to Malaysia's foreign minister.
US Vice President Kamala Harris announced over $1 billion in grants for states to prepare for and respond to calamities caused by climate change.
Kyiv said it was forced to abandon territories deemed defensive positions as Russian forces gear up for new offensive in the south.
Kamala Harris's chief of staff to step down
The office of US Vice President Kamala Harris sees a lot of personnel changes over the past several months. This time, another high-profile aide from Harris’s office is leaving, as her chief of staff will be stepping down.
A White House official told CNN last week that Harris’s chief of staff, Tina Flournoy, will be stepping down from her post this spring. Flournoy will be replaced by veteran Democratic strategist Lorraine Voles, who previously served as one of Harris’s advisers when she joined in the summer last year. Voles would be focusing on “organizational development, strategic communications, and long-term planning,” according to the official.
“It had been my intention to speak to all of you individually to let you know that I will soon be leaving the Vice President’s Office and my role as Chief of Staff,” said Flournoy in an email obtained by CNN, noting that the news of her departure may break before she could disclose the news herself.
“I will, however, be talking to you in the coming days. I will say then – in much more poetic language, no doubt – that it has been an honor to work for the Vice President and a great joy to know Kamala Harris and see firsthand the great passion she brings to her job,” said Flournoy.
Flournoy’s departure makes her the latest high-profile Harris aide to leave the administration. Prior to Flournoy, her deputy Michael Fuchs announced earlier this month that he would be stepping down, as well as Harris’s national security adviser Nancy McEldowney. McEldowney will be replaced by her deputy Phil Gordon.
In other related news, a new book by New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns revealed that Harris was not who Dr. Jill Biden wanted her husband to pick as his running mate during his 2020 campaign. Dr. Biden, who would ultimately become the first lady, initially opposed her husband’s decision of choosing Harris following the heated Democratic primary debate.
Dr. Biden reportedly expressed frustration that of all the people in the country, her husband would choose the one who attacked him during the debate. During the primary debate, Harris attacked Joe Biden over his working with segregationists in Congress. Biden said at the time that there was “some civility” and that they “got things done.”