Russia's legendary singer said the war was taking a toll on Russians and turning the country into a pariah state.
Women activists have urged heads of state to come together and demand the Taliban uphold women's and girls' rights.
Tsai added that the efforts to help Ukraine must continue, in her remarks at the Concordia Summit in New York.
Japanese prime minister Fumio Kishida also called for reforms in the UN system that gives Russia veto power.
China's continued cooperation with Russia and its conduct toward its neighbors and the South China Sea make the Communist nation a security threat, says NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.
Myanmar's military helicopters carried out an air strike at a school, claiming that rebel groups were using the building to transport weapons.
Latvia's foreign minister said the country would not issue visas to Russians looking to flee from mobilization.
The British defense ministry noted that guaranteeing a Black Sea Fleet in Crimea was a reason for Putin's annexation of the region in 2014.
Two government websites, as well as state-affiliated media sites, were hacked by a group claiming to be linked to "Anonymous."
The alliance has deployed its reserve troops to Kosovo for training amidst fears of unrest among local Serbs.
Iran is capable of developing nuclear weapon but has no intention, says nuclear chief
The head of Iran’s nuclear agency reiterated the country’s intentions for developing its nuclear program. The country’s nuclear chief said that while Iran has the capability to develop a nuclear weapon, it does not intend to make such a weapon.
The semi-official Fars news outlet reported Monday that Mohammad Eslami, who is the head of Iran’s nuclear agency, said there is a capability to make a nuclear weapon, but there is no intention to make one.
Eslami reiterated the comments made by the adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Kamal Kharazzi, back in July.
“As Mr. Kharazzi mentioned, Iran has the technical ability to build an atomic bomb, but such program is not on the agenda,” said Eslami.
Kharazzi’s comments back in July hinted that Iran may be interested in developing nuclear weapons. However, Tehran has denied such an intention.
This comes as Iran is already enriching uranium to up to 60 percent purity which is far beyond the cap of 3.67 percent that was set under the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Uranium that is enriched to up to 90 percent could be used for a nuclear bomb.
Talks resumed last year between Iran and world powers to restore the deal. The deal was withdrawn by the US under Donald Trump in 2018. Negotiations have since stalled this year, and the European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell presented a new draft text in an effort to revive the agreement.
Tehran has responded to the new proposal and has sought to quickly put an end to the negotiations, according to the lead negotiator Sunday.
During a global nonproliferation discussion at the United Nations Monday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said a return to the 2015 deal is still the best outcome for the United States, Iran, and the rest of the world.
However, Blinken also said it remains to be seen whether Iran was willing to go through with reviving the agreement but did not answer whether the US was also prepared to return to the negotiations.
“The EU has put forward a best proposal based on many, many months of discussions, negotiations, conversations. It’s very consistent with something that they put forward in March that we agreed to – that we would pursue in March,” said Blinken.
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