The former adviser to ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Sean Turnell, pleaded not guilty to the charges of violating the state secrets law.
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.
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.
Ukraine's Brigadier General said Russian forces have increased air strikes on Ukrainian military positions and infrastructure as Ukrainian troops send reinforcements to Pisky.
Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah has called on the ASEAN countries to also engage with the junta's rivals, including the shadow government.
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.
In her meeting with a delegation of US lawmakers, President Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan remains committed to a stable Taiwan Strait.
In what would be her first visit to Japan as vice president, Kamala Harris will be attending the state funeral of former PM Shinzo Abe in September.
G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia to return complete control of the Zaporizhzhia power plant to Ukraine.
Kim claimed "victory" over the pandemic as his sister, Kim Yo-jong, blamed the outbreak from the leaflets sent across the border from South Korea.
Ukraine and Russian-installed officials in occupied parts have traded accusations over the shelling near the Zaporizhzhia facility.
Johnson spoke to his UAE counterpart where they spoke about the importance of cooperation between the two countries especially surrounding Ukraine and other global issues.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
North Korea propaganda site blasts new South Korean president Yoon Suk-yeol
Next week marks the inauguration of South Korea’s new president Yoon Suk-yeol. A major North Korean propaganda outlet has already criticized Yoon, describing the conservative leader as “pro-United States.”
Reuters reports that a major North Korean propaganda outlet, Uriminzokkiri, has criticized Yoon, who has previously pledged to take a tougher approach to North Korea and its weapons tests. The outlet described conservative Yoon as “pro-United States” and “confrontational.” Yoon will be sworn into office on May 10 after winning the presidential elections back in March.
“Yoon Suk-yeol had aroused shock with such preposterous remarks as ‘preemptive strike’ and ‘main enemy’ and stirred up confrontational madness trumpeting a ‘stronger South Korea-US alliance,’” said the site, referring to Yoon’s previous comments, voicing his support for a pre-emptive strike on North Korea should there be signs of a potential attack, describing North Korea as a “main enemy.”
Yoon’s liberal predecessor, Moon Jae-in, shunned Yoon’s remarks on North Korea. Moon sought to improve relations with Pyongyang during his presidency.
“There’s nothing strange for him to nominate pro-US toadies seeking confrontation with the same people,” the site said, referring to Yoon’s nominations for the posts of foreign, defense, and unification ministers. The official North Korean state media has yet to comment on Yoon getting elected as the new president.
This also follows North Korea’s latest weapons test, its 14th weapons test this year. Pyongyang also tested an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile back in March. South Korean authorities said the missile exploded mid-air after liftoff. While state media did not mention the test, it is believed that another successful weapons test took place days later.
Yoon is also set to meet US President Joe Biden when he visits South Korea this month, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Thursday. Biden will speak with Yoon as well as Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during his stop in Japan after visiting Seoul.
The US leader is also set to discuss holding Russia accountable for its invasion of Ukraine during his trip when he speaks with leaders of the Quad alliance, which includes the US, Japan, India, and Australia.