NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance was prepared to step up peacekeeping troops in the region should tensions continue between Kosovo and Serbia.
Iran's foreign ministry said it is ready to exchange prisoners with the US as it calls on Washington to release detained Iranians.
Former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani said the Afghan government was not included in the peace process talks between the US under the Trump administration and the Taliban.
The Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council said it has no authority to dissolve parliament and cannot interfere in legislative and executive decisions.
In her meeting with a delegation of US lawmakers, President Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan remains committed to a stable Taiwan Strait.
The European Parliament will be cooperating with Greek authorities in its probe into the spying of Greek EU lawmaker and opposition party member Nikos Androulakis.
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.
Energoatom issued a statement saying Russia-based hackers launched a three-hour cyberattack on its website.
The insurgent group declared Monday a 'day of victory' marking one year since the West withdrew from Afghanistan.
In a victory for activists, a high court in Hong Kong overturned a ruling by the lower court that blocked open reporting of pre-trial proceedings of a landmark national security case.
The German prosecutor-general's office confirmed reports that it dismissed a legal complaint against Scholz.
Taiwan's air force unveiled its most advanced warplane yet, the F-16V that could be equipped with missiles in a nighttime demonstration.
US officials reported an increase in illegal weapons smuggling into Haiti and the Caribbean, amidst increasing cases of firearm-related violence in the region.
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.
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.
The Russian defense ministry claimed the recent blasts in northern and central Crimea were done by saboteurs as Ukrainian officials laud the strikes on its ammunition depots.
South China Sea: UK warship to sail in contested waters
Tensions remain between countries over the South China Sea in the region and in the West. Alongside the presence of the US in the waters, the UK has also deployed its own warship into the region.
In perhaps a show of strength against China, the UK’s HMS Queen Elizabeth and its carrier group are set to sail into the South China Sea. The UK Carrier Strike Group 21 recently entered the South China Sea, sailing through the Bashi channel. The carrier strike group’s sailing through the region comes as it is on a world tour as part of the maiden voyage.
The ships have participated in joint naval exercises with other countries so far. The Chinese state media outlet Global Times has since responded to the deployment of the UK warships into the region, saying that China will also conduct naval exercises of its own at the same time.
“While the Chinese military drills are not likely directly related to the UK warships, they show that the [navy] is at high combat readiness,” said the outlet. “Just like US warships that intruded Chinese islands and reefs in the region, UK vessels do the same, they will also be expelled.”
China claims most of the South China Sea, which overlaps with claims of surrounding countries, including Taiwan. A 2016 ruling said that Beijing’s claim has no basis in international law and thus is not supported. Beijing has ignored the ruling and has constantly tried to assert control over the region, angering the surrounding nations.
Along with the South China Sea, China also claims sovereignty over the island nation of Taiwan and has engaged in a pressure campaign to get Taiwan to submit. The democratic government of Taiwan has since resisted, along with assistance from the US and other nations. However, there are fears that Beijing may decide to take over the island nation through military means, Chinese jets making incursions once again over Taiwanese airspace.
This week, 52 Chinese military aircraft were seen flying over Taiwanese airspace. The incursion follows the warning made by Taiwan’s foreign minister that the island nation is also preparing for a possible military conflict with China.