Ukraine accused Russia of firing rockets from the captured nuclear plant with the knowledge that Ukrainian forces cannot strike back as the strike killed 13 in the area of Marhanets.
Populist Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr called on the judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week.
The former adviser to ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Sean Turnell, pleaded not guilty to the charges of violating the state secrets law.
The UK defense ministry said in its intelligence update, Russian forces are reorienting its positions in southern Ukraine as separatists continue to bombard the Donbas region.
Marking the anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation, President Yoon Suk-yeol urged both countries to overcome historical disputes.
Ukraine's Brigadier General said Russian forces have increased air strikes on Ukrainian military positions and infrastructure as Ukrainian troops send reinforcements to Pisky.
Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah has called on the ASEAN countries to also engage with the junta's rivals, including the shadow government.
G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia to return complete control of the Zaporizhzhia power plant to Ukraine.
Suu Kyi was sentenced to six more years in prison by the junta court, as the court found the ousted leader guilty of four out of six corruption charges.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
North Korea criticized UN chief Antonio Guterres' support for its denuclearization, calling the comments biased.
The Latvian parliament voted on a resolution to designate Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and urged the West to impose tougher sanctions.
Iran's foreign ministry said Rushdie was deserving of the condemnation and no one has the right to accuse Tehran of the stabbing of the novelist.
Joe Biden says US combat troops to leave Iraq by the end of 2021 following meeting with Iraqi PM
This week, US President Joe Biden met with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi at the White House to finalize their agreement on US troop withdrawal in the region. The removal of troops would be carried out by the end of 2021, according to their agreement.
Biden and Kadhimi met for the first time in person at the Oval Office, where they made the agreement to remove US combat troops in Iraq by the end of 2021. This follows Biden’s previous move to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan. Both decisions are putting an end to a more than decade-long conflict that began under GOP President George W. Bush. Despite troop withdrawals, Biden assured Kadhimi that the US will be assisting in another capacity.
“Our role in Iraq will be...to be available, to continue to train, to assist, to help, and to deal with ISIS as arises, but we’re not going to be by the end of the year, in a combat mission,” said the US leader during his meeting with the Iraqi Prime Minister.
As of now, there are 2,500 troops stationed in Iraq that are focused on deterring efforts by the Islamic extremist group ISIL or ISIS. The shift in roles may not have much of an impact as the US military has already been training and advising Iraqi military forces to defend itself.
“Nobody is going to declare mission accomplished. The goal is the enduring defeat of ISIS,” said a senior administration official ahead of Kadhimi’s visit to Washington.
Meanwhile, aides of the new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett are already keeping in touch with Biden administration officials ahead of Bennett’s visit to the White House, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.
Israeli National Security Council Chairman Eyal Hulata and Bennett’s diplomatic adviser Shimrit Meir will be meeting with Biden’s National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and National Security Council East and North Africa Coordinator Brett McGurk. This will be the first in-person meeting between the officials ahead of Bennett’s visit, as communication has so far been done virtually.
Back in June, Biden had extended an invitation to Bennett to visit the White House and also informed outgoing Israeli President Reuven Rivlin that he hopes to meet with the new Israeli PM as soon as possible.