UN human rights envoy for Myanmar Tom Andrews warned countries not to take any measures that would legitimize the junta's planned elections.
Japanese prime minister Fumio Kishida also called for reforms in the UN system that gives Russia veto power.
In what was the most anticipated UNGA address, Zelenskyy said Russia must be punished for its aggression.
Latvia's foreign minister said the country would not issue visas to Russians looking to flee from mobilization.
Women activists have urged heads of state to come together and demand the Taliban uphold women's and girls' rights.
Myanmar's military helicopters carried out an air strike at a school, claiming that rebel groups were using the building to transport weapons.
The EU's executive said the members states must have a common policy on requests by Russians to enter the EU.
Biden revealed in an interview that he said China is making a big mistake if it decided to violate Western sanctions on Russia.
Truss reportedly informed Israeli foreign minister Yair Lapid about her review of relocating the British embassy to the contested city.
The acting UN human rights chief also called on Iranian authorities not to further harass women who do not comply with the hijab rules.
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.
The alliance has deployed its reserve troops to Kosovo for training amidst fears of unrest among local Serbs.
North Korea holds maskless event to honor veterans
This week, North Korea held its first maskless public event for the first time since declaring a national emergency due to the surge of COVID-19 cases in the isolated nation. The event honored the anniversary of the Korean War armistice and the nation’s veterans.
North Korea held a public event this week honoring the veterans of the 1950-1953 Korean War while celebrating the 69th anniversary of the Korean War armistice. The event was the first maskless event since the national emergency back in May, as the isolated nation looks to move past the pandemic.
Photos of the event were released by North Korean state media Wednesday, showing thousands of attendees at the annual ceremony without masks.
The uniformed veterans and senior members of North Korea’s ruling Workers Party were also in attendance. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, however, was not present at the event and has not been seen since July 8.
This comes as earlier this month, North Korea said it was on its way to “finally defuse” the COVID-19 crisis in the nation since first publicly declaring an outbreak.
The state news outlet KCNA reported Wednesday 18 new fever cases marking the third consecutive day that reported cases were below 100. The state news outlet also said that 99.99 percent of its 4.77 million fever patients have fully recovered.
South Korea and the United States have expressed concerns that following the multiple weapons tests that North Korea has carried out this year, Pyongyang may be gearing up for its first nuclear test since 2017.
South Korea is using its resources to deter any possible nuclear test from the north by preparing for any preemptive strikes. However, experts say Seoul’s strategy may only worsen the arms race and risk miscalculation in case of conflict.
This comes as South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol publicly stressed the so-called “Kill Chain” system to counter an attack from North Korea.
The strategy was developed 10 years ago when North Korea ramped up its nuclear program, which would call for preemptive strikes against North Korea’s missiles and possibly the senior leadership should an attack be inevitable.
Experts and former officials say the strategy is logical but poses a lot of risks and is a potentially unreliable approach to counter the nuclear threat by Pyongyang.
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