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 junta charged Japanese journalist Toru Kubota with encouraging dissent against the military and breaching immigration laws.
The 10-member bloc has expressed frustration with the junta's non-compliance to the peace plan, according to Malaysia's foreign minister.
The negotiations between Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines follows China's military drills near the island.
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.
Counter-demonstrations from pro-Iran parliamentary factions fuel tensions as supporters of Iraqi Shia leader al-Sadr continue their sit-in protests.
The GCHQ alerted the Conservative Party of cyber hackers potentially changing votes, delaying the start of voting.
The Senate near-unanimously approved the accession of Finland and Sweden into the NATO alliance this week.
Many Afghans were reportedly surprised to know about the strike on the al Qaeda leader, amidst a reluctance to speak out under the Taliban.
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 UK defense ministry said in an intelligence update that Russian forces are still focusing their tactical assault in the Bakhmut area of eastern Ukraine.
British foreign secretary Truss said the public wants the government to focus on other key issues instead of taxes on foods deemed unhealthy.
Myanmar coup: Junta criticizes Malaysia's proposal to ASEAN for cooperation with NUG
Myanmar’s military junta has criticized the proposal by Malaysia to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN surrounding how the alliance engages with the country. The proposal comes amidst efforts to resolve the political unrest that has occurred in Myanmar since the generals seized power by staging a coup.
The military junta criticized the proposal by Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah that was introduced on May 1. Abdullah proposed that ASEAN recognize the NUG or the National Unity Government – made up of officials the military ousted in their coup back in February of 2021 – especially surrounding humanitarian relief. The junta called the proposal “reckless and irresponsible.”
“Such remarks could abet terrorism and violence in the country, hampering the Myanmar Government’s anti-terrorism efforts and infringe international agreements related to combatting terrorism,” the junta-backed foreign ministry said in a statement.
The statement noted that the generals who seized power from Myanmar’s elected government declared the NUG and the groups associated with it “unlawful groups” or “terrorist groups.”
The committee that made up the parliament that was ousted by the generals formed the NUG in April 2021. The NUG is made up of elected politicians, members of various ethnic groups in Myanmar, and anti-coup leaders. Some parliament members in ASEAN have also called on the alliance to engage directly with the NUG.
The junta has barred ASEAN from meeting with ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the regional alliance has barred the junta from attending summits in 2021 and from the ASEAN foreign minister retreat in Cambodia back in February. ASEAN leaders are also set to attend a summit with US President Joe Biden, with Washington also following the grouping’s lead in only allowing a non-political representative of Myanmar to attend.
Last month, the junta-backed court sentenced Aung San Suu Kyi to five years in prison after convicting the ousted leader of the first of 11 corruption charges made against her by the military since seizing power, according to reports by Reuters and the Associated Press.
The case in question centered on Aung San Suu Kyi’s alleged acceptance of $600,000 cash and 11.4 kilograms of gold bars from the former chief minister of Yangon, Phyo Min Thein.