Kyiv has called to make the area around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear facility a demilitarized zone as it trades blame with Moscow for shelling the plant.
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.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the incoming members of the Cabinet and new officials under the ruling Liberal Democratic Party must "review" their ties to the Unification Church.
Taiwanese foreign minister Joseph Wu said China is using its military drills as a game-plan for a potential invasion.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss reiterated the G7 stance that China resolve disputes around Taiwan peacefully.
Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah has called on the ASEAN countries to also engage with the junta's rivals, including the shadow government.
Taiwan's foreign ministry expressed its thanks to the US for maintaining peace and security in the Taiwan Strait amidst tensions with China.
Populist Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr called on the judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned that Russian soldiers who attempt to attack from the facility or attack the facility would become targets of Ukrainian forces.
In a letter to colleagues, Pelosi said the House will pass the Senate-approved Inflation Reduction Act on Friday.
Pelosi praised the Senate's passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and said she will urge the House to pass the legislation as it is.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
Harris discussed the impact of overturning Roe v. Wade with leaders of colleges and universities, stressing the impact on college-age women and its connection with increased incidents of sexual assault.
Afghanistan: Taliban Supreme Leader makes second rare appearance to mark Eid al Fitr
The Taliban’s Supreme Leader made another rare appearance over the weekend as Muslims everywhere are set to celebrate Eid al Fitr. The recent appearance is the second time the elusive leader was spotted in public.
Afghanistan’s supreme leader, Haibatullah Akhunzada, made his second public appearance since he came to power and took control of the insurgent group in 2016. Akhunzada’s second public appearance also came as he looked to mark the start of Eid al Fitr by telling worshippers that the insurgent group has achieved freedom and security since taking control of Afghanistan in August 2021.
Speaking at the Eidgah mosque in the Kandahar region of Afghanistan, Akhunzada congratulated thousands of worshippers present for achieving “victory, freedom, and success.” Akhunzada delivered his short address from one of the front rows of worshippers at the mosque without facing the attendees. Journalists were not allowed to approach the Taliban leader, and two helicopters hovered over the mosque as the event took place.
“Congratulations on victory, freedom, and success,” said Akhunzada. “Congratulations on this security and for the Islamic system.”
Mainly staying away from the public eye, speculation is rife regarding Akhunzada’s role in the Taliban-backed Afghan government. Rumors have even circulated that Akhunzada died when the insurgent group regained control of the country last year.
In a message released Friday last week ahead of the Islamic holiday, Akhunzada praised the insurgent group for building “a strong Islamic and national army” and a “strong intelligence organization.” Akhunzada also called on the international community to officially recognize the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
The Taliban leader’s rare public appearance also follows yet another attack that occurred at a mosque in western Kabul. The attack resulted in 10 fatalities and 20 casualties, marking the latest attack in a place of worship in Afghanistan during Ramadan.
Afghanistan’s interior ministry deputy spokesman Besmullah Habib said that the blast occurred Friday at the Khalifa Aga Gul Jan Mosque in western Kabul. Hundreds of worshippers at the time gathered for prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan. No group claimed responsibility at the time.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid issued a statement condemning the recent attack and that those responsible would be found and punished.