The junta charged Japanese journalist Toru Kubota with encouraging dissent against the military and breaching immigration laws.
Counter-demonstrations from pro-Iran parliamentary factions fuel tensions as supporters of Iraqi Shia leader al-Sadr continue their sit-in protests.
The negotiations between Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines follows China's military drills near the island.
Ukraine's strike on Russian ammunition trains has rendered the rail link from Crimea to Kherson not operational, says the UK.
The UK defense ministry said in an intelligence update that Russian forces are still focusing their tactical assault in the Bakhmut area of eastern Ukraine.
The Senate near-unanimously approved the accession of Finland and Sweden into the NATO alliance this week.
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.
In Congress, the name of a bill may have nothing to do with what's in it - it's all about salesmanship
The 10-member bloc has expressed frustration with the junta's non-compliance to the peace plan, according to Malaysia's foreign minister.
Iran's nuclear agency has started adding fuel to its centrifuges amidst a proposal to start a new round of talks in Vienna.
The regional governor said Ukrainian forces successfully recaptured 53 villages in the Russian-occupied Kherson region.
The Taliban's envoy to the UN said the insurgent group was not aware that Ayman al Zawahiri was residing in Kabul.
British foreign secretary Truss said the public wants the government to focus on other key issues instead of taxes on foods deemed unhealthy.
The GCHQ alerted the Conservative Party of cyber hackers potentially changing votes, delaying the start of voting.
Kamala Harris pledges engagement between US and Asia during Singapore visit
This week, US Vice President Kamala Harris flew out to southeast Asia for her visits to Singapore and Vietnam. With Singapore as her first stop, Harris has reaffirmed ties and engagement between the US and Asian countries.
Harris gave an assurance Monday that the US will continue to seek engagement with Asian countries. Harris’s visit also comes as the US is increasing efforts in the Afghanistan withdrawal and evacuation of Afghans and Americans that are on the ground and looking to flee from the Taliban. In her visit to Singapore as the highest-ranking Biden administration official, Harris maintained that the US can be depended on during her joint press conference with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Lee also said that he welcomed Harris’s assurances on Washington’s intentions in the region and in the rest of the world. Harris’s visit is also part of the efforts by the Biden administration to reach out to US allies and partners once again following their predecessor’s “America First” approach that led to strained relations with other countries. Washington also looks to project the US as a force for stability in the midst of rising aggression from China.
Analysts, however, say that the Afghanistan crisis has led to others questioning the credibility of the US. The war-torn nation fell to the insurgent group in a span of days and despite assurances from the Islamic organization of a more moderate regime compared to their brutal reign over 20 years back, Afghans remain skeptical and have looked to escape from the country.
During her visit, Harris also delivered sharp criticism of China regarding its claims over most of the South China Sea. An international ruling rejected China’s claims, which overlap with claims from the surrounding countries, including Vietnam. During her remarks, Harris accused China of trying to intimidate and coerce other countries over the highly disputed waters.
“We know that Beijing continues to coerce, to intimidate, and to make claims to the vast majority of the South China Sea,” said Harris during her speech at the joint press conference. “Beijing’s actions continue to undermine the rules-based order and threaten the sovereignty of nations.”