The Taliban and Washington traded prisoners, releasing a Taliban member and druglord in exchange for a US Navy veteran who was kidnapped in 2020.
Two government websites, as well as state-affiliated media sites, were hacked by a group claiming to be linked to "Anonymous."
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 EU's executive said the members states must have a common policy on requests by Russians to enter the EU.
Japanese prime minister Fumio Kishida also called for reforms in the UN system that gives Russia veto power.
Myanmar's military helicopters carried out an air strike at a school, claiming that rebel groups were using the building to transport weapons.
The USS Ronald Reagan will be arriving in the port city of Busan on Friday, the South Korean Navy said.
Iran's foreign ministry spokesperson said they do not rule out the possibility of meeting at the sidelines of the UNGA to restore the deal, as its chief negotiator is part of the delegation.
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.
Russia's legendary singer said the war was taking a toll on Russians and turning the country into a pariah state.
The alliance has deployed its reserve troops to Kosovo for training amidst fears of unrest among local Serbs.
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Russia-Ukraine conflict: Moscow ramps up air strikes hitting military positions, infrastructure
Russia continues to bombard Ukraine as it seeks to seize control of both its eastern and southern territories nearly six months since the invasion in February. According to a Ukrainian general, Russian forces have ramped up their air strikes on Ukraine’s military positions and infrastructure.
Ukraine’s Brigadier General Oleksiy Hromov said Thursday that Russian forces are increasing their air strikes targeting military positions and infrastructure.
Hromov said Ukrainian forces would be sending reinforcements to Pisky, a frontline town on the outskirts of the pro-Russian separatist-held Donetsk region.
“The enemy’s planes and helicopters avoid flying into the range of our air defenses, and therefore the accuracy of these strikes is low,” Hromov told a news conference. “Throughout the week, the enemy has constantly assaulted Pisky, conducting 6-7 attacks a day.”
Hromov also said around 2,400 Ukrainian troops have already been trained in the United Kingdom, while another 2,400 troops were being trained, with plans for 5,000 more troops to undergo training in the UK.
The United Kingdom has offered to train up to 10,000 Ukrainian troops every 120 days. Several other countries, such as Canada and Denmark, have said they would send military instructors to the UK to assist.
Meanwhile, the US State Department said Thursday that Russian officials are receiving training in Iran as part of their deal to transfer drones between the two countries.
This follows information from Washington last month that Iran was gearing up to provide Russia with up to several hundred drones, including drones that are weapons-capable. Russian officials have reportedly visited Tehran to view attack-capable unmanned aerial vehicles.
This has since raised concerns that Iran was now assisting Russia by providing weapons. Iran’s foreign minister at the time denied the claim in a phone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart.
“We remain incredibly concerned about Iran’s use and proliferation of UAVs. They have been used to attack US forces, our partners in the region, and international shipping entities,” said deputy State Department spokesperson Vedant Patel.
Patel said Washington would “vigorously enforce” sanctions on both Russian and Iranian weapons trading. Patel noted that transferring drones between the two countries was “potentially sanctionable under numerous authorities.”
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