The negotiations between Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines follows China's military drills near the island.
The 10-member bloc has expressed frustration with the junta's non-compliance to the peace plan, according to Malaysia's foreign minister.
The junta charged Japanese journalist Toru Kubota with encouraging dissent against the military and breaching immigration laws.
US Vice President Kamala Harris announced over $1 billion in grants for states to prepare for and respond to calamities caused by climate change.
Iran's nuclear agency has started adding fuel to its centrifuges amidst a proposal to start a new round of talks in Vienna.
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 Senate near-unanimously approved the accession of Finland and Sweden into the NATO alliance this week.
US ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel said both countries are pursuing economic cooperation to counter China's growing influence in the area of semiconductors.
British foreign secretary Truss said the public wants the government to focus on other key issues instead of taxes on foods deemed unhealthy.
Ukraine's strike on Russian ammunition trains has rendered the rail link from Crimea to Kherson not operational, says the UK.
The Taliban's envoy to the UN said the insurgent group was not aware that Ayman al Zawahiri was residing in Kabul.
Senate Democrats are waiting for a go signal from the parliamentarian on whether to proceed with budget reconciliation on the energy, climate, and tax bill.
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.
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.
Mayanmar coup: Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to five years in prison for corruption case
This week, a verdict is expected to be announced for ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi for one of several charges pressed by the military junta. The junta-backed court sentenced the ousted leader to five years in prison in her corruption case.
A court backed by the military generals sentenced Aung San Suu Kyi to five years in prison this week, according to sources knowledgeable of the proceedings. This is the first sentence the ousted leader received for one of 11 corruption charges the military generals placed on her since seizing power back in February last year.
Aung San Suu Kyi was convicted for accepting a bribe of $600,000 in cash and gold bars from Yangon’s former chief minister. The ousted Myanmar leader has denied wrongdoing. Aung San Suu Kyi was already sentenced to six years in prison for five counts of possession of a walkie-talkie and violating COVID-19 protocols.
It remains to be seen whether Suu Kyi will be serving time in prison or do so under house arrest, which she has been in since the coup. Journalists and media outlets were banned from attending the proceedings this week.
Myanmar continues to face political unrest since the generals staged a coup and overthrew Suu Kyi and the democratically-elected government last year. The military has since engaged in a brutal crackdown that killed over 1,700 people and detained thousands who protested.
Since March, the military junta was revealed to weaponize the citizenship of its critics, stripping several diplomats among the 33-high-profile individuals of their citizenship for publicly opposing the regime. Critics condemned the move, saying that it violates international law and is an abuse of human rights.
Three separate notices the junta published through the media cited that these individuals engaged in “acts that could harm the interests of Myanmar.”
Among those who were stripped of citizenship was Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations, Kyaw Moe Tun, who publicly declared his loyalty to the ousted democratic government not long after the coup. While Kyaw Moe Tun was stripped of his citizenship, he will retain his seat at the United Nations as the junta looks to obtain international recognition.