The Senate near-unanimously approved the accession of Finland and Sweden into the NATO alliance this week.
The Taliban's envoy to the UN said the insurgent group was not aware that Ayman al Zawahiri was residing in Kabul.
The 10-member bloc has expressed frustration with the junta's non-compliance to the peace plan, according to Malaysia's foreign minister.
Senate Democrats are waiting for a go signal from the parliamentarian on whether to proceed with budget reconciliation on the energy, climate, and tax bill.
DHS Inspector General Joseph Cuffari, who was implicated in the ongoing Jan. 6 probe, was revealed to have violated ethics rules in his previous government post.
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.
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.
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.
Iran's nuclear agency has started adding fuel to its centrifuges amidst a proposal to start a new round of talks in Vienna.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Washington opposes any effort to unilaterally change the status quo on Taiwan and that the US policy has not changed.
The current chair of the ASEAN bloc said Myanmar would not be represented in the upcoming summit this week, following the junta's decline of the proposal to send a non-political envoy.
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.
Donald Trump does not take responsibility for Capitol riots during visit to Texas
In part because of having no social media platform to use, Donald Trump has mostly been silent following the riots that occurred at the Capitol last week by a mob of people that supported him. During his visit to Texas, the outgoing president denies taking responsibility for the riots, standing by his incendiary remarks.
Trump traveled to Texas this week to visit parts of the border wall that have been in construction, as part of his immigration policy. In what would be his first public address, Trump stood by the remarks he made hours prior to the storming of the Capitol by the mob, denying any responsibility for inciting the violence. In an attempt to shift the blame that was mostly directed at him and his allies, Trump said that his speech was appropriate and tried to compare it to the Black Lives Matter protests that occurred in the country last year. The latter was mostly a peaceful protest yet law enforcement was fully deployed compared to last week’s riots.
Despite saying that an orderly transition to Joe Biden would be done, Trump still stands by the unfounded claim that the election was stolen from him or rigged. Democrats in Congress have since rejected his attempt to shift the blame, and some lawmakers have already drafted articles of impeachment that are slowly gaining traction amongst their Republican counterparts. Both Republican leadership in Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy have reportedly considered censuring or voting to impeach. Senior Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney was also among the members of the House that have called for Trump to resign.
The riots at the Capitol have also become the tipping point for companies that have donated to Republicans, now including Trump. Deutsche Bank is the latest among the companies that have decided to cut ties to the outgoing president. The bank has backed the Trump Organization for years and has survived scandals with Trump, who has accused them a few times before. Deutsche Bank refused to elaborate after the New York Times reported on its break from Trump. It has yet to be seen if this would also apply to Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, who are also clients of the bank.