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.
The Latvian parliament voted on a resolution to designate Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and urged the West to impose tougher sanctions.
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.
The discussions to revive the nuclear deal resumed Thursday last week, with officials seeing signs of a possible agreement soon.
Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah has called on the ASEAN countries to also engage with the junta's rivals, including the shadow government.
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.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss reiterated the G7 stance that China resolve disputes around Taiwan peacefully.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the West to impose a blanket travel ban on all Russians for one year.
Ukraine's Brigadier General said Russian forces have increased air strikes on Ukrainian military positions and infrastructure as Ukrainian troops send reinforcements to Pisky.
The British defense ministry said in its bulletin that Russian forces are likely using anti-personnel mines in the Donbas region, which would lead to many casualties.
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.
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.
The Swedish government has agreed to extradite a Turkish national wanted for bank card fraud as part of its agreement with Turkey over NATO.
Afghanistan's national museum reopens
The Taliban is seeking to reopen Afghanistan to the world following its takeover of the country in August. Recently, with the added security of the insurgent group, Afghanistan’s national museum has reopened to the public.
Al Jazeera reports that the National Museum of Afghanistan reopened a little over a week ago, several months after the Taliban took over Afghanistan in August amidst the withdrawal of US and NATO forces. Members of the Taliban are now guarding the building in Kabul that contained artifacts it once tried to smash through.
Around 50 to 100 people have visited the museum every day, some of whom are members of the insurgent group. The museum’s director Mohammad Fahim Rahimi and his staff have been allowed to keep their positions in the museum, but like many civil servants of Afghanistan, have not received their salaries since August.
According to Rahimi, only the security guards have changed when it comes to the museum. Female security guards have been provided by the Taliban to check women before entering the building. The museum is also experiencing frequent power interruptions, leaving some exhibits literally in the dark as the building’s generator has broken down.
Last week, a group of armed Taliban members came to visit the museum, using the lights from their mobile phones to look at the displays.
In the 1990s, when the insurgent group first came to power, its members ransacked the museum and destroyed statues, especially statues that it has considered un-Islamic. In 2001, the Taliban destroyed two giant Buddha statues carved into a cliff at Bamiyan, sparking international backlash.
In other related news, the team picked by the US Department of Defense tasked to conduct a review of the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan has begun the work. Aside from the withdrawal, the team will also look at the signing of the Doha agreement made between the insurgent group and the Trump administration in 2020. The agreement set in motion the withdrawal of US military forces in Afghanistan that already began with reducing US troops from 13,000 to 8,600 in June of 2020.
The agreement also stipulated that all US diplomatic personnel, contractors, and other related individuals leave by April 2021. The timeline has since been extended by the Biden administration until August.