The regional governor said Ukrainian forces successfully recaptured 53 villages in the Russian-occupied Kherson region.
Iran's nuclear agency has started adding fuel to its centrifuges amidst a proposal to start a new round of talks in Vienna.
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.
The Senate near-unanimously approved the accession of Finland and Sweden into the NATO alliance this week.
Iran's nuclear chief reiterated that Tehran has the capability to develop a nuclear bomb, but does not intend on making one.
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.
Counter-demonstrations from pro-Iran parliamentary factions fuel tensions as supporters of Iraqi Shia leader al-Sadr continue their sit-in protests.
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.
The 10-member bloc has expressed frustration with the junta's non-compliance to the peace plan, according to Malaysia's foreign minister.
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.
Kyiv said it was forced to abandon territories deemed defensive positions as Russian forces gear up for new offensive in the south.
The GCHQ alerted the Conservative Party of cyber hackers potentially changing votes, delaying the start of voting.
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.
Myanmar coup: Aung San Suu Kyi corruption trial verdict delayed
Myanmar’s military junta has sought to press criminal charges on the country’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who remains detained. The junta court this week postponed its verdict on the Nobel laureate’s corruption trial.
A spokesperson for the junta, Zaw Min Tun, told AFP that the verdict on the trial for Aung San Suu Kyi which is expected to be announced this week would be postponed. The spokesperson did not disclose the reason for the postponement as well as when the verdict was now set to be announced.
Journalists were not allowed to attend the special hearings in the military-established capital Naypyidaw and the ousted leader’s lawyers were not allowed to speak to the media. The corruption trial centers on the accusation that Aung San Suu Kyi accepted bribes of $600,000 in cash and gold bars from the former chief minister of Yangon.
Aung San Suu Kyi and officials of Myanmar’s democratically elected government were ousted in February 2021 when the military generals seized power. The military also engaged in a brutal crackdown on the citizens who have opposed the coup, killing over 1,000 people and detaining thousands more among other actions.
Aung San Suu Kyi is facing 10 corruption charges, each charge would have a 15-year maximum prison sentence. The ousted leader is also accused of breaching the official secrets act alongside Australian economic policy adviser Sean Turnell, who is also detained by the junta.
Aung San Suu Kyi is already sentenced to six years in prison for incitement against the military and breaching COVID-19 protocols as well as violating a telecommunications law.
Early this month, the junta announced its granting of amnesty to hundreds of prisoners as the country marks its New Year tradition. However, no political prisoners were among those who were released to their loved ones despite the military junta’s pledge to restore peace this year.
The foreign prisoners that are granted amnesty would be deported from the country, according to Lieutenant General Aung Din Lwe, and a prisons official said that most of the prisoners who were released were drug offenders and those who committed petty crimes.