Zelenskyy signed the decree that would leave the door for dialogue with Russia but ruled out talks with Vladimir Putin.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Ukraine's reclaiming of Lyman shows that Ukrainian forces are making progress in pushing back Russians.
The opposition Labor Party maintains its lead over the Conservative Party in recent polls, the latest Opinum survey showing a 19-point lead.
Interior minister Suella Braverman is set to propose a ban preventing migrants that cross the Channel to seek asylum.
Kyiv said personal sanctions are not enough to punish Russia for staging sham referendums to annex parts of Ukraine.
The Iranian-American national convicted of spying charges was allowed release from prison on a one-week furlough.
The acting Afghan commerce and industry minister said Russia will supply Afghanistan with gasoline, gas, diesel, and wheat as part of its provisional deal.
VP Kamala Harris said China has undermined the international rules-based order and that the US will continue to support Taiwan and oppose any unilateral changes to the status quo.
Biden is set to announce the new guidelines, including grants to protect reproductive rights Tuesday.
Thousands of Russians that reported for enlistment were sent back as they were deemed unfit for duty, according to the Khabarovsk regional governor.
EU has urged the new Italian government to stick to its reform plans as the bloc's executive approved additional funding.
US-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad said the ongoing protests are a "result of 40 years of women fighting back."
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said NATO remains in support of Ukraine despite Putin's attempts to deter the alliance in his latest escalatory moves.
Ukrainian troops collected the bodies of their fallen comrades but did not initially remove Russian soldiers right away.
Afghanistan: Taliban not aware of al Qaeda head's residing in Kabul, warns US not to strike
The Taliban said it was not aware that fallen al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri was living in Kabul following a US strike on Zawahiri this week. The insurgent group also warned Washington not to make another attack on Afghan soil.
The Doha-based Taliban representative of the United Nations, Suhail Shaheen, issued a statement following the recent strike the US carried out on al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri Sunday. Shaheen said the Taliban was not informed of the presence of Zawahiri, who is wanted for a reward of $25 million.
The statement comes as the insurgent group has remained silent about the drone that killed Zawahiri, who was standing on his balcony in his residence in the Afghan capital Kabul, in another blow to militants in the area since the raid on Osama bin Laden by US Navy SEALS over 10 years ago.
“The government and the leadership wasn’t aware of what is being claimed nor any trace there,” said Shaheen. “Investigation is underway now to find out the veracity of the claim.”
Shaheen added that the results of the probe would be released to the public.
“If such incidents are repeated again and if the territory of Afghanistan is violated then responsibility for any consequences will be on United States,” said the insurgent group regarding the drone strike.
Three sources noted that the Taliban leaders were holding discussions about how to respond to the drone strike by Washington.
The death of Zawahiri in Kabul has also raised concerns on whether the Taliban offered the al Qaeda leader sanctuary despite assurances from the insurgent group back in 2020 that with the withdrawal of the US from Afghanistan, the Taliban will not harbor other militant groups.
Shaheen said the Taliban was committed to the Doha agreement.
Several countries reacted to the death of Zawahiri following US President Joe Biden’s announcement. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the strike on Zawahiri was a “step toward a safer world.”
Former US President Barack Obama said he hopes “it provides a small measure of peace to the 9/11 families and everyone else who has suffered at the hands of al Qaeda.”
British foreign secretary Liz Truss said “the world will be a safer place” after the strike on Zawahiri.
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